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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.

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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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Police Week: Honoring those who serve

Posted  May 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Defenders from the 99th and 799th Security Forces Squadrons participate in a ruck march during National Police Week at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. May 16, 2017. Defenders, along with local law enforcement used the week to come together in a series of events to commemorate….

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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted  May 26, 2017

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Members of the F-22 Flying Test Bed team pose for a photo in front of the highly modified Boeing 757 May 3. The FTB routinely flies with real Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in order to gain an early look at F-22 mission software…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted  May 26, 2017

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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Key spouse gives back

Posted  May 26, 2017

Behind every good Airman is a great support system. Meredith, a key spouse of the 17th Attack Squadron, not only cares for her husband, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot, but also works for spouses married to military members across Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, Nev.

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MQ-1 Predator showcased at American Patriot Festival

Posted  May 26, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Veterans and their families admire the MQ-1 Predator during the American Patriot Festival May 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. The American Patriot Festival brought veterans and their families together to enjoy military displays, performances and a car show.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen…

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