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Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

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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.

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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.


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POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago

Posted  October 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert Retired Lt. Col. Richard Smith, former 50th Flying Training Squadron commander, holds a prisoner of war bracelet Oct. 17, 2017, in his home in West Point, Miss. The bracelet was one of hundreds he had returned to him after he was repatriated. The date Smith was…

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It’s what you do next

Posted  October 27, 2017

In the Air Force, Airmen are constantly waiting on results. Weighted Airmen Promotion System tests, promotion boards, officer packages, award packages and many other opportunities to advance are in the minds and goals of almost every Airman. The cold reality is only a certain number of people will get the news they want. For those…

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The emotionless leader: Trusted and respected by Airmen

Posted  October 27, 2017

“I don’t want to hurt her career.” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe.” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether due to an…

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USO center debuts at Creech

Posted  October 27, 2017

USO Las Vegas held a grand opening ceremony in honor of its newest facility at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 12, 2017. It is one of four locations run by the chapter and is the first on an Air Force installation in Nevada.

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Verification of personnel data critical to enlisted promotion release

Posted  October 27, 2017

The weeks leading up to a promotion release can be filled with anticipation for Airmen hoping to hear news that they have earned the next Air Force rank and the responsibility that goes with it. Knowing how to verify eligibility information and what to do if a score notice is not received can help ease…

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