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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Our community suffered a major blow this week with the loss of USAF Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, during a routine training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April…

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Krystal Wright Salutes & Awards

Soaring high: Red Tail WSO, mentor reaches 4,000 flying hours

Members of 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron along with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing leadership surprised a weapons system officer, or WSO, when he landed March 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

Creech Airmen receive Las Vegas Citizen of the Month award

The men and women who execute the Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., were presented with the April Las Vegas Citizen of the Month award April 4, 2018 at the Las Vegas City Hall.

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4.

The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif. News

Thunderbird pilot dies in F-16 crash

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4. The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagno hailed from Valencia, Calif. Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate…

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AMMOS celebrates 15th anniversary

The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS) celebrated its 15th anniversary recently with the graduation of Class 18-A. This was also the first class to combine officers and senior noncommissioned officers into one course.


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Local

422 TES changes command

Posted  April 28, 2017

Courtesy photo “Sax” Mathes, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, transfers the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Bradley “Split” Darling, 422 TES incoming commander during a change of command ceremony on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 21.

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DoD

April is Month of Military Child

Posted  April 28, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes A child rides a tricycle during the trike-a-thon at the Nellis Child Development Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 14. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a way to celebrate the unique aspects of being a military…

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IDS hosts 5K Color Run/Walk

Posted  April 28, 2017

Airmen and their families gather at the finish line after the 5k Color Run/Walk, April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 5k Color Run/Walk was open for all Department of Defense ID holders to participate in.   Chief Master Sgt. William Arcuri, 99th Air Base Wing interim command chief, relaxes after finishing the…

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Air Force

505th CTS provides unique capability for Army Warfighter Exercise

Posted  April 28, 2017

More than 95 percent of the Airmen assigned to the 505th Combat Training Squadron prepared for and participated in the Army’s Warfighter Exercise 17-4, April 3-11.

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Nellis AFB conducts Major Accident Response Exercise

Posted  April 28, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum by a truck during the Major Accident Response Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13. The base conducted the exercise to evaluate real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel for scenarios that could impact the base.   arry a simulated victim on a stretcher during…

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