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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

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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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

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.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.


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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 24, 2018

Posted  August 24, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Dog lovers, UNITE! – is this not a great photo on our cover this week??

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Commentary

Respect … Mission Success!

Posted  August 24, 2018

As members of the Air Force, we all learn, know and live the core values every day while serving our great nation. “Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do” are perfect guideposts that steer our daily lives. That being said, I have a word I would like to expound on and…

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Pearls for leaders

Posted  August 24, 2018

At a prior assignment, I had the pleasure of putting together a leadership course for the medical group’s company grade officers. The focus was to help our young officers improve their leadership abilities and work on areas that needed improving, which we can all benefit from to some degree. In preparation of this course, I…

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Health & Safety

Nellis opens two lactation rooms for breastfeeding moms

Posted  August 24, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Chaplain (Capt.) Sarah Sampas, 99th Air Base Wing Chaplain, holds her child at the Nellis Chapel lactation room on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3, 2018. To allow mothers to pump when needed in a clean and secure location, the Nellis Chapel and the 99th Medical…

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422nd TES, 57th AMXS test F-35 ammunition bulk loader

Posted  August 24, 2018

The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron and the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., each recently reached milestones with the F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft program.

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