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

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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Desert Lighting News Digital Edition – 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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Climber visits 66th RQS after harrowing rescue

One month after his life flight rescue from Zion National Park, Daniel Cottam visited his rescuers at the 66th Rescue Squadron Nov. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cottam suffered injuries when his rope gave way while hiking, sending him down a steep cliff face requiring pararescuers to rappel more than 100 feet to evacuate him from the narrow canyon.

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Gunsmoke returns to Nellis with a twist

Pilots and maintainers assigned to various flying squadrons throughout Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., competed Nov. 15 in a Gunsmoke Competition held on the flightline and Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.


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Veterans

Missing in Nevada: Guard honors unclaimed remains of veterans

Posted  November 2, 2018

Funerals honor the deceased and bring solace to the living. For military veterans, funerals can include military honors, upon family request. But what if a person’s remains are left unclaimed or there is no family?

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Events

VASNHS hosting Veterans Day car show, barbecue

Posted  November 2, 2018

Veterans Affairs photograph Veterans stand in line for food at the 2017 Veterans Day Car Show and Barbecue event. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System will host its 4th annual Veterans Day Car Show and Barbecue 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 10. The event will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center located…

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Local

Disturbed, USO get Creech “Down With Sickness”

Posted  November 2, 2018

The USO brought heavy-metal band Disturbed to Creech to meet the Airmen behind the Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission and perform the base’s first-ever concert Oct. 23, 2018.

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Events

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

Posted  November 2, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Commissary: The Nellis Commissary will be open regular hours on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Nellis Movie Theater: The following movies are showing at the Nellis Movie Theater in November: Nov. 3 – Christopher Robin (PG), 3 p.m. Nov. 3 – Alpha – 1996 (PG-13), 6 p.m. Nov. 4 – Mile 22 (R), 12:30…

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Local

Nellis/Creech Exchange Hours of Operation for Veterans Day – Nov. 12

Posted  November 2, 2018

Retail Main Store 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mobile Phone Center 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS Closed Express/Class 6 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Creech Express/Subway Closed/Unattended fueling – 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station Closed/Unattended fueling – 24/7   Food Papa Johns 10 a.m.- 11 p.m. Burger King/Popeye’s DT: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dining Room:…

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