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

57th ATG welcomes new commander

The 57th Adversary Tactics Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

NATCF; eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft

In a large, dimly lit room located in the Nellis Air Traffic Control Facility (NATCF), faces are illuminated only by the reflection of air traffic control radar scopes.

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

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

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee Darbasie Local

Nellis Airman showcases innovative idea

Senior Airman Joseph Fleischli, with the help of AFWERX-Vegas, presented an innovative idea to improve the delinking feeder component for the GAU-2 weapon system to Maj. Gen. Pete Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3.

NATCF: eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 10, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – August 10, 2018 Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Our coverage of Red Flag 18-3 continues – very heavy on the eye candy, lots of nice photos in this week’s issue! Airmen and aircraft from…


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DoD

Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

Posted  July 13, 2018

Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military officers the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate studies at an overseas university, and develop an understanding of foreign cultures. According…

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Veterans

VA Innovation — VEText helps improve appointment notifications

Posted  July 13, 2018

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is proud to announce an exciting new initiative for VA Appointments. VEText is an automated, interactive text message system to remind veterans of upcoming VA appointments. Veterans can respond to confirm or cancel an appointment. For one reason or another, veterans miss more than 9 million health care appointments each…

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Cokesbury’s Rolling River Rampage

Posted  July 13, 2018

Courtesy photograph The Nellis Chapel hosted Vacation Bible School June 25-29. The theme this year was Rolling River Rampage and the children were invited on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Along the river, rafters discovered that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise….

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Mech Marines assault Combat Town, MEUEX draws to a close

Posted  July 13, 2018

Marine Corp photograph by Gunnery Sgt. T.T. Parish Lance Cpl. Ezequiel Hernandez, a rifleman with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, holds security inside a secured building during a mechanized assault on Combat Town as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018….

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Events

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

Posted  July 13, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Passport Fair: Nellis Force Support is sponsoring a passport fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., July 13 at Community Commons. The fair is for personal passports only, not official. Attendees can apply for a passport book or card, submit a passport renewal and speak to a U.S. passport agent. For more information, contact Joshua Garcia…

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