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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.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

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.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.


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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

99th SFS trains for all scenarios

Posted  May 26, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Staff Sgt. Kenneth Delongchamp, 99th Security Forces Squadron member, prepares to enter a doorway during a training scenario in Area II on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 17. The 99th SFS designs realistic exercises to keep Airmen in a warrior mindset and sharpen tactics, techniques…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Local

Nellis celebrates National Defense Transportation Week

Posted  May 26, 2017

National Defense Transportation Week was held May 15–19 to celebrate the contributions of vehicle operators and first responders.

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John Maclean visits NAFB

Posted  May 26, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis n of Nellis Air Force Base at the Base Theater, May 15. In June 1988, Maclean became a paraplegic due to being hit by a truck as he rode his bike and now travels the world sharing his journey of learning to walk again.

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Health & Safety

Dental squadron seeking residency patients

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but are not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient should present a need for…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS Happenings GI Bill Briefings are held on a walk-in, one-on-one basis at the Education Center, Bldg. 20, Room 330. Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Veterinary clinic: Are you PCSing overseas? Do you have a pet? If the answer to both questions is yes, then contact the Nellis AFB…

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