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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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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  December 11, 2015

Gate Closures: • From Nov. 30 to Dec. 15, the Area II Gate will be closed for a construction project. Commercial Vehicle Entry Operations will be conducted at the Hollywood Gate (which is open from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) located on North Hollywood Blvd. • From Dec. 20, 2015, to Jan. 4, 2016, the…

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Nellis Main Exchange doubles savings on gas

Posted  December 11, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is keeping military shoppers’ wallets from running on empty this holiday season by doubling the discount MILITARY STAR® cardholders receive on fuel. From Dec. 18 through Dec. 20, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR card at Exchange gas stations will receive 10 cents…

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Do you know a potential veteran of the month?

Posted  December 11, 2015

Nevada seeks nominations for 2016 Nevada’s Veteran of the Month award recognizes veterans statewide who contribute their time and energy in support of veterans and the military, and/or who take pride in caring and nurturing their local communities. A desire to serve is what leads men and women to join the military. But that desire…

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Nellis gets into Holiday Spirit

Posted  December 11, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife Leslie count down to the lighting of the holiday tree at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. To celebrate the holiday season, the Chapel hosted the holiday tree and…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  December 11, 2015

Q.   Does TRICARE cover services to help me quit tobacco? A.  Yes, TRICARE pays for services, drugs and support to help you quit tobacco. You don’t need to have a tobacco-related illness to get these services. For more information, visit the Tobacco Cessation Services page. TRICARE provides services, drugs and support to help you…

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