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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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32nd WPS activates; focuses on cyberspace domain

The 32nd Weapons Squadron activated June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

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Local

AFWERX’s innovation strengthens perimeter security

Posted  June 29, 2018

Approximately 75 military members, small businesses, entrepreneurs and academia innovators presented technology designs to address Air Force perimeter security issues, at the inaugural AFWERX Fusion Xperience June 20 and 21 at the Enclave in downtown Las Vegas.

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Veterans

D-Day veteran seeks VA help

Posted  June 29, 2018

Courtesy photograph Ono Zicari, 5th Amphibious Brigade, a U.S. Army survivor of D-Day, 1944 in Normandy, France, with his photos. June 6, 2018 marked the 74th anniversary of D-Day — the largest amphibious invasion in history. Supported by aerial and naval bombardment as well as an airborne assault, more than 24,000 American, British and Canadian…

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Health & Safety

Non-combat-related PTSD counseling offered

Posted  June 29, 2018

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System now offers a counseling program geared toward Veterans suffering stress disorders from non-combat-related events.”

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Local

Las Vegas native serves on a “city at sea” aboard Navy’s largest amphibious warfare ship

Posted  June 29, 2018

Courtesy photo A Las Vegas native and 2002 Desert Pines High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. Petty Officer 2nd Class Sherelle Merino is an aviation boatswain’s mate (fuels) aboard the amphibious assault ship operating out of San Diego. An aviation boatswain’s mate (fuels) is…

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DoD

Sailor Morale and Resiliency Team (S.M.A.R.T) Fair

Posted  June 29, 2018

Navy photograph by PO3 Joseph C. Boggio ATLANTIC OCEAN — Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Sapanza, from Las Vegas, body slams Personnel Specialist Seaman Jose Rivera, from San Diego, during a sumo wrestling match as part of a Sailor Morale and Resiliency Team (S.M.A.R.T) Fair aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)….

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