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Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Salutes & Awards

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver News

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Air Force

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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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  March 3, 2017

NELLIS Happenings GI Bill Briefings are held on a walk-in, one-on-one basis at the Education Center, Bldg. 20, Room 330. Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Veterinary clinic: Are you PCSing overseas? Do you have a pet? If the answer to both questions is yes, then contact the Nellis AFB…

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Salutes & Awards

ACC Airmen of the Year 2018

Posted  May 4, 2018

Air Force photograph ACC Outstanding Field Grade Officer of the Year, Maj. Quoc Vo, United States Air Force Warfare Center. Two of Nellis’ own took top honors in the 2018 Air Combat Command Airmen of the Year competition. Tech. Sgt. Joseph Olsen, Thunderbirds Airlift Operations, has been named Air Combat Command NCO of the year….

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DoD

CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted  January 20, 2017

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL…

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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.
Local

Red Flag 18-3: New milestone for AFSOC MQ-9s

Posted  August 10, 2018

Paintings, posters and photos highlighting more than 40 years of combat air force heritage line the busy, narrow halls of the 414th Combat Training Squadron building, home of Red Flag.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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823rd MXS, 66th RQS return from deployment

Posted  June 17, 2016

Approximately 80 Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron were welcomed home June 3 and 7 after being deployed for approximately four months.

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