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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 19, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We thought we’d treat you to a fiery inferno with this week’s preview photo – a little treat for the pyromaniac in us all!

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53rd Wing brings future faster with largest LFTE

During the month of September, the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., executed one of the most complex and diverse operational test events in base history.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Salutes & Awards

Pilot receives AF Exceptional Aviator Award

An A-10C Thunderbolt ll pilot was awarded the Air Force Exceptional Aviator Award on Oct. 5, in the 6th Combat Training Squadron auditorium at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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VA begins Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics in Las Vegas valley

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is committed to ensuring enrolled veterans have access to immunizations this flu season. As such, the healthcare system has begun a series of Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics at its facilities throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Health & Safety

99th MDG protects Nellis against influenza

The 99th Medical Group kicked off their 2018-2019 Influenza Campaign by administering influenza vaccinations to approximately 50 Airmen Oct. 11, 2018, at the 99th Air Base Wing command section on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.


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Health & Safety

Flu vaccine available to enrolled vets at VASNHS sites, Walgreens

Posted  September 28, 2018

Influenza, or flu, is a contagious virus that spreads through coughing or sneezing, and is related to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths every year. Getting immunized is the single best way people can protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick during flu season. To assist in this effort, the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare…

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DoD

Major financial changes could affect your security clearance

Posted  September 26, 2018

As of July 27, the Department of Defense will continuously monitor individuals’ security eligibility through the new Continuous Evaluation Program. This new policy mandates that individuals who hold a security clearance will be continuously evaluated to determine if they meet the requirements to maintain that clearance. The security clearance renewal due every six to 10…

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Nellis K-9 unit conducts live-fire training

Posted  September 26, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Staff Sgt. Juan Hinojosa, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, gives a command to Erik, his military working dog, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19, 2018. The live-fire training allowed the military working dogs to work on their combat familiarization. Military…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

Posted  September 24, 2018

The Nellis Honor Guard is responsible for rendering military honors for funeral services and various Air Force ceremonies as well as provide their services at various opening ceremonies.

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Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie
Salutes & Awards

66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

Posted  September 21, 2018

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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