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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/oqgz/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June…

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57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2018, in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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Business is booming on Nellis demolition range

Teams from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completed an ammunition disposition request May 31, 2018, at the Nellis Air Force Base Demolition Range.


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Nellis shows it is Vegas Strong

Posted  November 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Michael Moore, 57th Maintenance Squadron aircraft painter, strips old paint off of an F-15C Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23, 2017. The aircraft is being repainted to recognize the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary as well as the unity between the Las Vegas…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted  November 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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RPA commanders visit newest Airmen

Posted  November 6, 2017

Col. Julian Cheater, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and select squadron commanders visited the United States Air Force graduating class of Basic Military Training Oct. 20, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 6

Posted  November 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2017 Thanks USA Supporting our Troops Gala, and the Air Force continues to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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RED HORSE construction improves Nellis flight line operations

Posted  November 1, 2017

The 820th RED HORSE Squadron completed five months of construction Oct. 25 on the flight line making Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flying operations more efficient.

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