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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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Planes by day, cars by night: Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted  November 13, 2015

During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in a remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster.

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DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted  November 13, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere in…

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Hustler Trough II

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Army photograph by Sgt. Jessica R. Littlejohn Airmen assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., check the flight line for debris at Biggs Army Airfield during Hustler Trough at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Nov. 2. Hustler Trough, a joint training exercise, combining the expertise of Soldiers and Airmen from…

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823rd MXS keeps Pave Hawks healthy

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Warrell Rickets, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist, prepares to remove an adel clamp on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10. The adel clamp holds wire bundles together, and Rickets needed to remove the clamp to install a washer…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  November 13, 2015

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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