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

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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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57th MXG hosts 3rd quarter load crew competition

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group checks his gear before assembling munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each team was tested on their timeliness and accuracy while loading and unloading…

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Upgraded MQ-9s continue to deploy downrange

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Senior Airman Maranda Trujillo, 21st Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., secures an MQ-9 Reaper shipping container, Aug. 8, 2017, at Creech AFB, Nev. Sixteen of the Air Force’s newest Block 5 MQ-9s have been deployed to four separate locations this year in support…

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Retired Air Force pilots welcomed back on active duty

Posted  October 13, 2017

Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community. The Secretary of the Air Force approved VRRAD for implementation on…

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Health & Safety

Milestone changes coming to TRICARE

Posted  October 13, 2017

TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include…

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AF Services Activity launches drive for new club members

Posted  October 13, 2017

Hot on the heels of its 2017 Air Force Club Member Appreciation Program, the Air Force Services Activity is launching a drive to attract new members. Like the membership appreciation event, the new-member drive offers a grand prize of $10,000. “First, we showed appreciation to our members and encouraged them to convert their membership to…

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