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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

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Dragon Lady makes rare appearance at Nellis

Gliding over the skies of Southern Nevada at an altitude of approximately 70,000 feet, an all-black, single jet engine aircraft dubbed the Dragon Lady travels to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Wing leadership and Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing stand in formation for their historical wing photo, Feb. 5, 2018 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The unit celebrated its 75th anniversary and the many achievements the wing accomplished throughout its history, Feb. 22, 2018…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – December 21, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – December 21, 2018 We have something special prepared for your holiday reading pleasure in this week’s issue of Desert Lightning News – an extra edition, focusing on the history of Nellis and Creech Air Force bases. Whether…

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History of Nellis and Creech

What we now know as Nellis Air Force Base traces its physical origins to a new airfield built in 1929 by W.A. “Pop” Simon eight miles northeast of Las Vegas along US 91, the Salt Lake City Highway. This was initially known as the Las Vegas Airport.


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Salutes & Awards

Nellis EMT Rodeo Team wins 1st place in Commando Challenge

Posted  October 2, 2015

After two days of intense scenario run-throughs, the Nellis AFB Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo Team won first place in the Commando Challenge that was a part of the 2015 Annual EMT Rodeo event hosted by Cannon AFB, New Mexico, Sept. 17 through 18.

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Events

Living history at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted  October 6, 2015

The monthly Living History Event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., is set for 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3. The museum opens at 9 a.m. This month’s theme is ‘Pioneering Experimental and Jet Aircraft” and will feature the Northrop N9MB flying wing. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  October 9, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair: Please join us at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Desert Oasis. The guest speaker will be…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 9, 2015

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

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Airfield systems techs keep air traffic, ground controllers connected

Posted  October 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman James Vrtis, 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, talks to an air traffic controller at the ATC tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6. Airfield systems specialists work closely with air traffic controllers to ensure they always have a clear…

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