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Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.


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Air Force men take Armed Forces Bowling Gold

Posted  May 4, 2018

Navy photograph by PO2 Orlando Quintero Staff Sgt. James McTaggart of Creech AFB, Nev., wins gold in the 2018 Armed Forces Bowling Championship at Ten Strike Bowling Center at Fort Lee, Va., April 13-17. The annual tournament features doubles, mixed doubles, individuals and team challenges. McTaggart’s gold medal performance came down to the wire with…

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Outdoor Rec hosts workshop

Posted  May 4, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Participants play a game of tag during a Leave No Trace workshop at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 28, 2018. The game simulated how invasive species can have a negative impact on the environment. Nellis Outdoor Recreation recently hosted a workshop to educate service…

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Events

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

Posted  May 4, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Nellis Movie Theater: The following movies are showing at the Nellis Movie Theater May 5: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13), 3 p.m. May 5: Daddy’s Home 2 (PG-13), 6 p.m. May 6: Hotel Transylvania (PG), 12:30 p.m. May 12: Game Night(R), 3 p.m. May 12: Jurassic Park (PG-13), 6 p.m. May 13:…

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Exchange shoppers can ‘Give and Get Back’ starting May 15

Posted  May 4, 2018

The Nellis Exchange is making it easy for shoppers to help Airmen and military families in need during the first of three “Give and Get Back” donation periods. From May 15 through May 20, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief and Air Force Assistance Fund, which provide emergency…

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Air Force Shooting Team competes in Multigun National Championships

Posted  May 2, 2018

The Air Force Action Shooting Team competed in the United States Practical Shooting Association’s Multigun National Championship April 20 to 22 in Boulder City, Nev.

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