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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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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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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
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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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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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