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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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Memorial Day: Real heroes

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answer the call in bravery and (ultimate) sacrifice,” said Tim…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Nellis participates in Pathway from Poverty

Posted  May 26, 2017

More than 150 volunteers from around the community gathered at J.E. Manch andZel and Mary Lowman Elementary Schools May 12 with one common goal; build a garden for students and their families to sustain healthy relationships and diets.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
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Nellis/Creech mark annual Police Week

Posted  May 26, 2017

The annual National Police Week was held from May 15 to 19 to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognizing those who serve today.

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Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 17-D May 11th, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Justin Sorge, a member of the 99th Civil Engineer…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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Nellis celebrates nurse, medical technician week

Posted  May 26, 2017

The 99th Medical Group clinic celebrated National Nurse and Medical Technician Week May 8-12 to recognize nurses and medical technicians for tremendous contributions and invaluable service while providing quality care for our military members and their families.

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