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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Perseverance in face of adversity

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

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Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Lethal weapons and puppy-dog eyes on our front page this week, as we bring you coverage of a recent live-fire exercise conducted by the Nellis K-9 unit.


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Salutes & Awards

66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

Posted  September 21, 2018

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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MQ-9 Reaper featured in 2018 Air Force Marathon

Posted  September 21, 2018

Air Force photograph The MQ-9 Reaper sits next to the runway as runners pass by during the 2018 Air Force Marathon Sept. 15, 2018, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. MQ-9 aircrew, maintainers and intelligence Airmen traveled with the aircraft sharing its persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities and the role they play in today’s military…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Posted  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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Commentary

Worth the look

Posted  September 21, 2018

Have you ever daydreamed about the possibilities of what you could have accomplished or reflected on your past asking yourself, “What could I have achieved if I would have received that opportunity or that promotion push?” Did you watch others skyrocket to the next level and wonder when you were going to get your chance?…

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Service before self… not in spite of self

Posted  September 21, 2018

I’d like to take a minute to reflect on a commonly misunderstood Air Force core value — Service Before Self. At times, this is used as a justification to prioritize work above all other aspects of our personal lives; spending time with family, making it to the gym, etc. Interpreting this core value in this…

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