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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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32nd WPS activates; focuses on cyberspace domain

The 32nd Weapons Squadron activated June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

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Airmen evacuate attendees during Las Vegas shooting

Posted  October 13, 2017

Staff Sgt. Dondre Wood and Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto had tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1. Little did either of them know, the events that would transpire over the next hours would lead to the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.

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Nellis surgeons, UMC combine efforts to treat Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted  October 13, 2017

“On Oct. 1, 2017, at 10:08 p.m., I was asleep in my bed like every Sunday before that,” said Maj. Charles Chesnut, a general surgeon assigned to the 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

Nellis spouses bring healing to Vegas community

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Shannon Janelle, mother of two and wife of Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Janelle, an instructor assigned to the Nellis First Term Airman Center, carries water to a donation site in downtown Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 2017. Shannon teamed with more than 30 spouses, friends and families to collect…

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Local

Vegas Strong: Airmen and families support victims of shooting

Posted  October 13, 2017

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Las Vegas community was left saddened and distraught, but not broken. Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Base sprang into action to help on the domestic battlefield, doing all they could to help victims, their families and their beloved community.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Health & Safety

Responding to Airmen who responded

Posted  October 13, 2017

Since 8 a.m. Oct. 2, the Nellis Disaster Mental Health team has provided services for those directly and indirectly affected by the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1.

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