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Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

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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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

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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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.


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Events

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

Posted  September 7, 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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Health & Safety

Nellis first base to use Tele-ICU

Posted  September 5, 2018

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tele-Intensive Care Unit staff to work collaboratively with the bedside team to allow continuous monitoring of the ICU patients’ vitals.

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Veterans

Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted  August 31, 2018

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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Local

From helos to chapels: The journey to helping others

Posted  August 27, 2018

While the dust settles for just a moment before the hot wind whisks it away once more in the desolate Nevada desert, the chaplain is making his rounds.

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Sports

Air Force Marathon announces Race Transfer Program

Posted  August 27, 2018

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Scott Johnson Runners registered for the 2018 Air Force Marathon who can no longer participate can transfer their registrations to others soon. Upwards of 15,000 runners participate annually in various marathon events over three days in September. Registered runners unable to participate in the Air Force Marathon Sept. 15…

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