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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Perseverance in face of adversity

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

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Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Lethal weapons and puppy-dog eyes on our front page this week, as we bring you coverage of a recent live-fire exercise conducted by the Nellis K-9 unit.


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Local

9/11 remembrance ceremony held at Nellis

Posted  September 19, 2018

Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo Nellis Airmen hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center flag pole, Sept. 11, 2018. The 9/11 terrorist attacks changed the course of the country and made us aware of our responsibilities as citizens.   Nellis Air Force Base Airmen came together during a 9/11…

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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Posted  September 10, 2018

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.

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Health & Safety

99th MDG: Backbone of DoD spine surgery

Posted  September 10, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Luis Contreras, a contractor orthopedic technician with the U.S. Air Force 99th Medical Group, performs a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 27, 2018. A lumbar microdiscectomy surgery is performed to remove a portion of a herniated disc in the lower…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted  September 10, 2018

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

Posted  September 7, 2018

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.

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