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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

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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Health & Safety

May is better hearing, speech month at VA

Posted  May 18, 2018

Courtesy photo Daniel Ford served as a helicopter crew chief for 15 of his 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Between the noises from the engine, the weapons and the rotary blades, the Vietnam veteran experienced dangerous levels of sound daily. Of all the dangers he encountered while on duty, hearing loss was the…

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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  May 18, 2018

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of SSgt Francisco J. Vasquez III assigned to the 926th Force Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada should contact the Summary Court Officer, Lt Col Justin C. Jackson, 926th Wing, Nellis AFB Nevada. DSN: 679-0878, COMM: (702) 679-0878 justin.jackson@us.af.mil  …

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Exchange Hours of operation Memorial Day May 28, 2018

Posted  May 18, 2018

Retail Main Store: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS: Closed Express/Class Six: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express/Subway: Closed Unattended fueling: 24/7 Hospital Express: Closed Landings Express: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station: Closed Unattended fueling: 24/7   Food Papa Johns: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Burger King/Popeye’s: DT – 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dining Room: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza: Closed…

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Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

Posted  May 14, 2018

U.S. Air Force leaders have announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform,…

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Around the Air Force: May 11

Posted  May 14, 2018

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson signs a letter of intent to partner with the National Science Foundation and an expert from the Headquarters Air Education and Training Command visited the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, to discuss the Continuum of…

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