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Creech Airman earns Tuskegee Airmen honors

In September 1940, the Tuskegee Institute began training African American pilots who would go on to fly more than 15,000 sorties during World War II, destroy or damage 273 German planes, and inspire the integration of U.S. armed forces.

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

57th ATG welcomes new commander

The 57th Adversary Tactics Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

NATCF; eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft

In a large, dimly lit room located in the Nellis Air Traffic Control Facility (NATCF), faces are illuminated only by the reflection of air traffic control radar scopes.

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr. Local

Red Flag 18-3: New milestone for AFSOC MQ-9s

Paintings, posters and photos highlighting more than 40 years of combat air force heritage line the busy, narrow halls of the 414th Combat Training Squadron building, home of Red Flag.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee Darbasie Local

Nellis Airman showcases innovative idea

Senior Airman Joseph Fleischli, with the help of AFWERX-Vegas, presented an innovative idea to improve the delinking feeder component for the GAU-2 weapon system to Maj. Gen. Pete Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3.

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Beltway construction impacts access to North Las Vegas VA Medical Center

Posted  July 27, 2018

Individuals traveling to the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center will see major traffic changes near the facility over the next year as the next phase of improvements begin on the northern portion of the Clark County 215 Beltway between North 5th Street and Lamb Boulevard. The first major impact to the VA medical center…

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

Posted  July 27, 2018

Nellis Auto Hobby Shop The Nellis Auto Hobby Shop is looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching people how to properly take care of their vehicle. The shop wants to start a program that will teach: * Car Care 101 * Oil Changes * Preventative Maintenance * Tire Wear and Tear Detection Anyone interested…

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Shopping Nellis Exchange generates $550,006.49 for quality-of-life programs

Posted  July 27, 2018

Last year, the Nellis community generated $550,006.49 for critical Quality-of-Life program as Airmen, retirees and their families shopped the Nellis Exchange. The $550,006.49 dividend is used to support Nellis programs, such as Warrior Fitness Center and the Child Development Center. “Shopping at the Exchange puts money right back into the Nellis community,” said Exchange General…

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Around the Air Force: July 20

Posted  July 25, 2018

On this look around the Air Force the Colombian Air Force joins U.S. Airmen in exercise Red Flag 18-3, and there are changes to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits transfer policy.

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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)

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Posted  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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