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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Local

Army general reflects on ISIS annihilation with RPA Airmen

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, III Armored Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, commanding general, visited Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 10, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Dylan T. Murakami Local

Coral Academy breaks ground

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 28, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new campus will replace the current Nellis AFB facility that has been around since 1952. The Air Force strives to provide military children with the best education possible.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Local

Semi-annual meeting between Nellis, 17 Native American tribes

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., leadership and 17 Native American tribes came together for their semi-annual meeting, visited the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and came to Nellis to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 28-30.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Local

Creech opens first morale, welfare, readiness facility

Creech Air Force Base, Nev., hosted a grand opening for its own recreational vehicle storage lot, Dec. 3, 2018. The lot is considered Creech’s first morale, welfare and readiness facility, and will allow Creech personnel the option to store their RVs on the base.

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Peggy Kearns, Health & Safety

New acute care ward to expand access to inpatient care

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System expanded access to VA inpatient care to local veterans Dec. 3, 2018, with the opening of a new acute care ward.


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Sports

Airmen shine during VGK Military Appreciation Game

Posted  November 19, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Staff Sgt. Isiah King, protocol specialist assigned to the United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., sings the National Anthem prior to the military appreciation hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Anaheim Ducks at the T-Mobile Arena, Nov. 14, 2018….

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens
Local

Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Posted  November 16, 2018

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.

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News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

Posted  November 16, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 16, 2018 Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 16, 2018 issue: Nellis Airman named DoD Senior…

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Local

Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Posted  November 16, 2018

Airman from the 432nd Wing have traveled across the country the past two years bringing the MQ-9 to different air shows as part of an information campaign.

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Commentary

Good things happen when MVPs align

Posted  November 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered, “Why are we doing this?” “What does this have to do with the big picture or overall goal?” “Why is this important?” These concerns, although completely natural, can usually be mitigated by taking the time to understand your Mission, Vision, and Priorities (MVPs) and then working to figure out how what…

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