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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

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.

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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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Technology

Arnold test teams prep F-35 for first external weapons release

Posted  December 4, 2015

Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said.

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Sports
Sports

Airmen stay fit during holiday season

Posted  December 4, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Airmen lift free weights at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 2. Free weights have many benefits such as strengthening muscles and burning calories. With the new year approaching, a common goal for Airmen is to start off right by…

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Health & Safety

Holiday season OPSEC

Posted  December 4, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Holiday vacation time is upon us once again and many of us will be leaving the area. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes we forget about common sense security practices. It is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security. What does OPSEC have to…

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Air Force

Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted  December 4, 2015

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council here.

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Local

Clydesdales visit NAFB

Posted  December 4, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Clydesdale horses trot along the Exchange parking lot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 2. Nellis AFB Airmen and their families were able to take photos as well as hitch a ride on a holiday-adorned wagon.

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