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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Salutes & Awards

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver News

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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How CFC helps

Posted  November 6, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — The Combined Federal Campaign is something I look forward to each year. It is important to me because it easily permits me to support organizations that raise awareness, funds research and assists those afflicted by a rare genetic disorder that runs in my family. One of my older brothers…

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F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

Posted  November 6, 2015

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

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Nellis F-35 flies 1,000th sortie

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline An F-35A Lightning II takes off from the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 22. The aircraft was preparing to fly its 1,000th sortie for Nellis AFB’s F-35A program. The F-35 is designed to provide the pilot with unsurpassed situational awareness, positive target identification…

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Creech holds first NCO induction ceremony

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty Tech. Sgt. Daniel Villegas, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing NCO in charge of protocol, speaks to staff sergeant selects as the guest speaker during a NCO induction ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23. Approximately 50 inductees were honored for their promotion and received…

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ALS honors Class 15-G graduates

Posted  November 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-five Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 15-G here Oct. 30. Twelve members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Ryan R. Ellsworth, 99th Medical Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. This award…

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