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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Air Force

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.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.


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Commentary

Critical thinking is way of future

Posted  August 12, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Many people in leadership positions, be it military or civilian, say education is the way of the future and believe through education problems can be solved, efficiency improved and the mission completed. I came from that world, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management….

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted  November 23, 2016

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  December 4, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. CFC Golf Tournament: Don’t miss your opportunity to partner with the Combined Federal Campaign to support your favorite charity and enjoy a round of golf by signing up for this year’s 2015 Combined Federal…

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Salutes & Awards

Exchange makes U.S. Veterans Magazine’s 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ list

Posted  September 23, 2016

DALLAS — U.S. Veterans Magazine has bestowed one of its highest honors on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service — a spot on its 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ list, recognizing employers, government agencies and educational institutions that support employment and business opportunities for veterans and spouses. This year, the Exchange earned placement in…

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Children ‘deploy’ during Nellis event

Posted  November 20, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Children participating in the Kids Deployment Event carry a litter into a tunnel that was part of an obstacle course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 14. Participants had to work as a team to carry a litter and water containers through the obstacle…

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