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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/oqgz/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June…

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57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2018, in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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

Business is booming on Nellis demolition range

Teams from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completed an ammunition disposition request May 31, 2018, at the Nellis Air Force Base Demolition Range.


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World

OIR spokesman: Coalition cripples ISIL oil distribution

Posted  November 25, 2015

The coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant unleashed a wave of attacks targeting ISIL’s oil distribution chain, disrupting a source of revenue for the terrorists, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Army Col. Steve Warren said the coalition destroyed 116 tanker trucks…

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Sports

NAFB cyclist participates in Military World Games

Posted  November 25, 2015

Several thousand miles away from her usual terrain, Shannon Gaffney found herself racing against some of the world’s top athletes in a 45-mile road race and timed trial though Mungyeong, South Korea as part of the U.S. Armed Forces Cycling Team during the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games.

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DoD

Exchange announces return of extended holiday price guarantee

Posted  November 25, 2015

DALLAS — This holiday season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service promises to offer Soldiers, Airmen and their families the lowest prices in town – or it will pay them back the difference. Under the Exchange’s Extended Holiday Price Guarantee, if shoppers find an item they’ve already purchased at the Exchange at a lower…

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Defense

Upgraded E-3 Sentry deploys to combat theater

Posted  November 25, 2015

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The long-awaited, highly anticipated deployment of the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) Block 40/45 is finally over, with the deployment of the first upgraded weapon system to a combat theater of operations. The first E-3G arrived in Southwest Asia Nov. 18, marking the deployment of the most comprehensive modification to the…

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Commentary

What motivates you?

Posted  November 25, 2015

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Motivation is an idea that is used to explain behavior. It is the reason for people’s actions, desires and needs. What motivates you? Is it a pay raise, promotion, family or friends? When I applied for an ROTC scholarship back in the early 1980s, my motivation was monetary. I…

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