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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 photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Local

Building bonds with man’s best friend

Posted  September 1, 2017

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.

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Commentary

Progressive relationships

Posted  September 1, 2017

One of the greatest lessons I learned about building relationships as a chaplain candidate came from the instruction I received from a first sergeant assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal unit. The first sergeant briefed my chaplain candidate class about his unit’s accomplishments and responsibilities. One year prior, an EOD Airman was killed in action…

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Commentary

When stealing is OK

Posted  September 1, 2017

My name is Col. Pat Miller, and I am a professional thief. I have been doing it for 19 years, and I’m not worried about being caught. Now you may be thinking, “how is this possible?” Thievery goes against our core values. You may even want me to be held accountable in accordance with the…

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Air Force photograph by Lawrence Crespo
Local

AFwerX Vegas opens new doors to innovation

Posted  September 1, 2017

The men and women of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center will once again be on the leading edge of testing, tactics, and training innovation, establishing the force’s most ambitious knowledge outreach program to date.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
Salutes & Awards

Doolittle heritage to MQ-9 firepower: 89th ATKS turns 100

Posted  September 1, 2017

The 89th ATKS is a tenant unit at Ellsworth, and operationally falls under the command of the 432nd Operations Group at Creech AFB, Nev. Activated as the 89th Aero Squadron on Aug. 19, 1917, at Kelly Field in Texas, it quickly shipped out to join American Expeditionary Forces overseas in World War I.

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