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Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

The Nellis Honor Guard is responsible for rendering military honors for funeral services and various Air Force ceremonies as well as provide their services at various opening ceremonies.

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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.


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Salutes & Awards

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

Posted  September 7, 2018

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

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Local

From helos to chapels: The journey to helping others

Posted  September 7, 2018

While the dust settles for just a moment before the hot wind whisks it away once more in the desolate Nevada desert, the chaplain is making his rounds. He’s chatting to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen and checking up with how they’re doing; however, he’s no ordinary chaplain. Today, Chaplain Matthew uses knowledge acquired over a…

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407th EFSS shows off DFAC ops

Posted  September 7, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable Staff Sgt. Julianno Lerma (right), 407th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron food service accountant, explains the use of the joint asset movement management system or JAMMS to Col. Scott Gibson (middle), 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander and Chief Master Sgt. Mark Umfleet, 407th AEG superintendent, while touring…

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Sports

U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Softball Team capture second straight silver at USA Nationals

Posted  September 7, 2018

The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Softball Team reached the finals once again and earned silver at the 2018 USA Softball National Women’s Open Championship at the WVO Softball Complex in Portland, Ore., Aug. 26. Going undefeated in their first three games of the double elimination tournament, the U.S. Women reached the finals in the second…

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Events

VA to host Pahrump veterans’ town hall

Posted  September 7, 2018

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is hosting a Veterans Town Hall meeting to update the Pahrump-area community on VA services and care. The meeting runs 1-2 p.m., Sept. 25 in the Pahrump Community Library, 701 East Street. The town hall will offer veterans an opportunity to receive an update on VA services and care…

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