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Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.

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Airmen ’unload’ skills during load crew competition

Posted  October 30, 2015

Airmen from the Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit work together to load a munition during a quarterly weapons load crew compteition on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23. Weapons loaders work in teams of three, with the highest ranking member being the team chief.   Staff Sgt. Colton Covill, Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit weapons team…

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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  January 26, 2018

Settlement of estate Any persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Zachariah Miller of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Capt. Wilbert A Washington @ wilbert.washington.2@us.af.mil or 702-652-0508.   NELLIS Happenings Thrift store closed: The Nellis Thrift store operated by the Nellis Area Spouses Club is closed until the recent…

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Nellis celebrates National Doctor’s Day

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — National Doctors’ Day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community. National Doctors’ Day falls on March 30 each year. Though the holiday was officially signed into U.S. law in the early 1990s by President George H.W. Bush, observance of the day…

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Las Vegas native named Marine Corps EO adviser of year

Posted  September 1, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Brandenburg Col. Mark Hollahan, branch head of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Branch, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, (left), presents a plaque to Master Sgt. Billy Richardson, the equal opportunity adviser for Marine Forces Reserve, for his selection as the Equal Opportunity Adviser of the Year during a ceremony…

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Scholarships for military children: Commissaries accepting applications starting Dec. 15

Posted  December 4, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. — Now entering its 16th year, the Scholarships for Military Children Program will be accepting applications from eligible students beginning Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at www.militaryscholar.org. A total of 700 scholarship grants, each worth $2,000, will be awarded for the 2016-17 school year. Those students selected for…

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