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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.


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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

Posted  June 9, 2017

For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.

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Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

Posted  June 9, 2017

The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System [http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/] comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed…

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Las Vegas native serves at sea aboard Navy’s largest warship

Posted  June 9, 2017

A Las Vegas native and Sierra Vista High school graduate, Airman Quevin Caldwell is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Caldwell works as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational…

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Sports

Air Force pair sweep individual gold; Navy men, Air Force women take team gold

Posted  June 9, 2017

Photograph by Steven Dinote Air Force Staff Sgt. James McTaggart of Nellis AFB, Nev.; Tech. Sgt. Chuck Kropog of Yokota, Air Base, Japan; and Army Sgt. 1st Class Damian Codrington of Fort Hood, Texas, take gold, silver and bronze respectively at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship hosted at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May5-8…

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Wing commander visits local police

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph On June 5, Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Nellis AFB security forces personnel, visited the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Northeast Area Command.   Air Force photograph During his visit to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Northeast Area Command June 5, Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base…

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