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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/oqgz/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June…

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57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2018, in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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Business is booming on Nellis demolition range

Teams from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completed an ammunition disposition request May 31, 2018, at the Nellis Air Force Base Demolition Range.


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Upgraded MQ-9s continue to deploy downrange

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Senior Airman Maranda Trujillo, 21st Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., secures an MQ-9 Reaper shipping container, Aug. 8, 2017, at Creech AFB, Nev. Sixteen of the Air Force’s newest Block 5 MQ-9s have been deployed to four separate locations this year in support…

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Retired Air Force pilots welcomed back on active duty

Posted  October 13, 2017

Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community. The Secretary of the Air Force approved VRRAD for implementation on…

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Health & Safety

Milestone changes coming to TRICARE

Posted  October 13, 2017

TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include…

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AF Services Activity launches drive for new club members

Posted  October 13, 2017

Hot on the heels of its 2017 Air Force Club Member Appreciation Program, the Air Force Services Activity is launching a drive to attract new members. Like the membership appreciation event, the new-member drive offers a grand prize of $10,000. “First, we showed appreciation to our members and encouraged them to convert their membership to…

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Events

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

Posted  October 13, 2017

NELLIS Happenings Fall Harvest Festival: Nellis’ Force Support is hosting a Fall Harvest Festival 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 28 at CDC III. There will be a pie eating contest at 11 a.m., and a costume contest at noon. Join the Nellis child and youth programs in the 100 Acre Woods for free food, games, sweet,…

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