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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Local

Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 16, 2018 Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 16, 2018 issue: Nellis Airman named DoD Senior…

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Scarlett Rodriguez Local

Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Airman from the 432nd Wing have traveled across the country the past two years bringing the MQ-9 to different air shows as part of an information campaign.

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SAFWC holds Spark Tank prelims at AFWERX-Vegas

Airmen from units assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., gathered at AFWERX-Vegas Oct. 29 to present their innovative ideas for the 2019 Spark Tank Competition.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

Airfield management keeps Nellis flying high

Airfield management Airmen assigned to the 57th Operations Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are required to work faster and harder to keep up with the high rate of sorties carried out on the Nellis flightline.


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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Perseverance in face of adversity

Posted  October 8, 2018

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

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Seven arrested in anti-drone protest at USAF base outside Vegas

Posted  October 8, 2018

Several peace activists have been arrested in a demonstration at a U.S. Air Force base outside Las Vegas against the use of drones for killing in the war in Afghanistan. Organizers of the effort at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs say seven anti-drone protesters were arrested on Oct. 4. They say those arrested…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie
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NTTR conducts emergency evacuation exercise

Posted  October 8, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Employees at the Nevada Testing and Training Range building stand outside during a fire drill at Nellis AFB, Nev., Oct 4, 2018. The NTTR is the largest contiguous air and ground space available covering over 2.9 million acres of land. The Nevada Test and Training…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver
Salutes & Awards

Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Posted  October 5, 2018

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

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Nellis K-9s conduct live-fire training
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Posted  October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Lethal weapons and puppy-dog eyes on our front page this week, as we bring you coverage of a recent live-fire exercise conducted by the Nellis K-9 unit.

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