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ACC leaders talk Creech future with RPA Airmen

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, command chief of ACC, visited Creech Air Force Base, Nev., to speak with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen about the future of their enterprise, Jan. 10, 2019.

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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Local

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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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  December 14, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Cookie Drive: The Nellis Area Spouses Club is sponsoring the Airmen Cookie Drive. Please help deliver 800 dozen cookies to Airmen living in the dorms. There are two drop off dates and locations: Dec. 18: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Centennial Hills YMCA Dec. 19: 6-11 a.m., at the Base Chapel Volunteers are still…

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

Posted  December 6, 2018

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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Coral Academy breaks ground

Posted  December 3, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Dylan T. Murakami Leaders from Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the local community rest their shovels in sand during the Coral Academy groundbreaking ceremony on Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 28, 2018. The ceremony celebrated the start of construction for CASLV’s on-base…

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Nellis opens new, improved veterinary treatment facility

Posted  December 3, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Base leadership, distinguished visitors and veterinary treatment facility staff cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 14, 2018. The new facility is 3,600 square feet, which is twice the size of the previous facility. A…

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Desert Lighting News Digital Edition – November 30, 2018

Posted  November 30, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 30, 2018 issue: Zion climber visits 66th Rescue Squadron after harrowing rescue – page…

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