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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.

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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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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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Military strikes target ISIL terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Posted  December 11, 2015

SOUTHWEST ASIA—U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Dec. 8. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, fighter,…

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Events

AFPC hosts active duty retirement webinars

Posted  December 11, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—The Air Force Personnel Center Retirements and Separations Branch will host two officer and two enlisted retirement webinars this month to provide interested Airmen with information and guidance on the retirement process. Enlisted retirement webinars will be Dec. 15, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. Officer retirement webinars will…

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Air Force

All Air Force occupations open to women

Posted  December 11, 2015

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

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Airman achieves life-long dream of becoming a professional bodybuilder

Posted  December 11, 2015

There he was standing on the 2015 National Physique Committee (NPC) National Bodybuilding Championships stage, Nov. 21, 2015, in Miami, Florida, in front of thousands of people.

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