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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

32nd WPS activates; focuses on cyberspace domain

The 32nd Weapons Squadron activated June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

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Commentary

I know who, what, when and where … but why?

Posted  November 13, 2015

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Leading by example can be a heavy burden, but it is the burden we choose to carry when we don the uniform each day. As leaders, we should focus on showing others “how” to be an American Airman who embodies the core values. We should also explain “why” it matters…

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vU.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
Salutes & Awards

Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

Posted  November 13, 2015

The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S.Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand.

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Local

104th FW supports USAFWS

Posted  November 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Our most successful life achievements are collaborative … success is scarcely ever the result of one effort. Together, we combine our greatest skills and determinations to attain the ultimate accomplishments. This fact of life is quite evident at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Weapons Instructor Courses at Nellis…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
Local

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

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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