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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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Events

Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  October 27, 2017

NELLIS Happenings Road Closure: There is a road closure on Tyndall Avenue at Nellis Air Force Base that runs until Nov. 6 for sewer repairs. Personnel should allow extra time to reach their destination. Buildings affected are 232, 233, 236 and 237. Motorists are urged to be cautious as this is an active construction zone….

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Veterans

Veterans’ Resources

Posted  October 27, 2017

U.S. Senate Catherine Cortez Masto https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/ 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016 Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-5020 204 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-3542 Dean Heller https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/ 8930 West Sunset Road, Suite 230 Las Vegas, NV 89148 702-388-6605 324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-6244 U.S. House of Representatives Dina…

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Technology

High Flight Hour Program extends legacy Hornet life

Posted  October 25, 2017

Navy photograph Aircraft mechanic Athene Deguzman disassembles the leading edge flap from a legacy F/A-18 Hornet C model. The aircraft is undergoing Planned Maintenance Interval-Two in conjunction with the F/A-18 High Flight Hour program. The F/A-18 Hornet fighter has served as one of the Navy’s most formidable weapons for over 25 years. Originally manufactured by…

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Air Force

SECAF talks space during POC conference

Posted  October 20, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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Veterans

VA hosting info fair, quarterly town hall Oct. 25

Posted  October 20, 2017

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and VA Reno Regional Benefits Office will co-host a VA Information Fair and quarterly Veterans town hall meeting Oct. 25. The Information Fair runs 5-7 p.m., and the Town Hall runs 6-7 p.m. The event will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center, North Las Vegas….

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