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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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Health & Safety

April is Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Avis Resch, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program chief, discuss documents for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month during the proclamation signing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. This year’s DOD theme is “Protecting Our…

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Commentary

Change … key to progress

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If anything is true, change is true … as Benjamin Disraeli famously said, “Change is inevitable.” The biggest challenge for me when I enlisted in 2008 was learning to accept and manage change. This challenge should have been simple; however, it was not welcomed easily. Leaving my hometown of…

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Local

Got simulators?

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Yes we do! State-of-the-art simulators in fact, and you can expect to see quite a few more flight simulators at Nellis over the next several years, all located in an area around the Warrior Fitness Center. Call it our Nellis “Sim and Gym” complex. And for you avid fitness…

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Events

#Flat SAPR’s Big Air Force Journey Begins

Posted  March 31, 2017

April 3 to 28: Show us how you, the squadron, the unit are promoting prevention & awareness of Sexual Assault in the military by passing Flat SAPR around. Chaplain & SAPR Partnered Unit Welfare Checks April 17: Time TBD. Recieve cool mood stress balls and other SAPR Swag Note: SAPR Swag — any cool item…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
Events

Airmen raise hope, funds to cure childhood cancer

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Members of the 15th Attack Squadron get their heads shaved for a fundraiser March 11 in Las Vegas. The members shaved their heads to show support to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. LAS VEGAS — Airmen from the 15th Attack Squadron, Creech Air Force…

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