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Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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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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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Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits

Posted  September 1, 2017

U.S. Air Force graphic The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information. The Government Retirement and Benefits Platform is a web-based application that allows employees to make changes and updates to their health…

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DeCA announces its best commissary winners

Posted  September 1, 2017

DeCA photographNellis Commissary, Halloween playhouse 2015: The not-so-scary haunted house in the Nellis Air Force Base Commissary, Nev., is large enough for children to walk through. The store finished in second place for DeCA’s Best Superstore. The Defense Commissary Agency recently announced the winners for the best Defense Commissary 2016 competition, and the commissary at…

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Chapel volunteers pack food

Posted  September 1, 2017

Courtesy photograph   Courtesy photograph   Courtesy photograph More than 30 volunteers from the Nellis Protestant congregations helped pack and sort food at the 3 Square Food Bank, Aug. 14.

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