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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Our community suffered a major blow this week with the loss of USAF Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, during a routine training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April…

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Soaring high: Red Tail WSO, mentor reaches 4,000 flying hours

Members of 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron along with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing leadership surprised a weapons system officer, or WSO, when he landed March 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

Creech Airmen receive Las Vegas Citizen of the Month award

The men and women who execute the Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., were presented with the April Las Vegas Citizen of the Month award April 4, 2018 at the Las Vegas City Hall.

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4.

The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif. News

Thunderbird pilot dies in F-16 crash

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4. The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagno hailed from Valencia, Calif. Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate…

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AMMOS celebrates 15th anniversary

The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS) celebrated its 15th anniversary recently with the graduation of Class 18-A. This was also the first class to combine officers and senior noncommissioned officers into one course.


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RPAs drive conversation at 2017 AFA Conference

Posted  September 29, 2017

Airmen from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and across the entire Air Force, attended the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyberspace conference Sept. 18-20, at National Harbor.

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Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing

Posted  September 29, 2017

Air Force graphic Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately. The new study material, slated to be released this year, will not be available in time to allow members to appropriately study…

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Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities

Posted  September 29, 2017

Air Force graphic The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility…

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66th RQS returns from Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Posted  September 29, 2017

An Airman, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., carries his gear off the flight line after returning from Hurricane Irma relief efforts Sept. 15, 2017. The 66th RQS worked with other joint service units in order to provide relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Irma. In midafternoon Sept….

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AAFES holiday hours for Columbus Day

Posted  September 29, 2017

In observance of the Columbus Day holiday on Oct. 9, AAFES facilities at Nellis and Creech will observe the following hours: Retail Main Store 9 a.m.-7 p.m. MCS Closed Express\Class Six 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Unattended Fueling 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Service Station Closed Unattended Fueling…

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