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

Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

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

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.


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Events

IDS hosts 5K Color Run/Walk

Posted  April 28, 2017

Airmen and their families gather at the finish line after the 5k Color Run/Walk, April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 5k Color Run/Walk was open for all Department of Defense ID holders to participate in.   Chief Master Sgt. William Arcuri, 99th Air Base Wing interim command chief, relaxes after finishing the…

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505th CTS provides unique capability for Army Warfighter Exercise

Posted  April 28, 2017

More than 95 percent of the Airmen assigned to the 505th Combat Training Squadron prepared for and participated in the Army’s Warfighter Exercise 17-4, April 3-11.

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Local

Nellis AFB conducts Major Accident Response Exercise

Posted  April 28, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum by a truck during the Major Accident Response Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13. The base conducted the exercise to evaluate real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel for scenarios that could impact the base.   arry a simulated victim on a stretcher during…

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2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon, focuses on travel

Posted  April 28, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Starting May 1, 2017, novice, accomplished and youth photographers can enter the 2017 Air Force Photo Contest sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity. With a theme of “Travel Destinations,” the contest runs through May 31. “A destination is a special place that remains in your memory long after…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  April 28, 2017

Q. Are CVS and Target pharmacies part of TRICARE’s retail network? A. No. If you get your prescription filled at a CVS or Target pharmacy you will pay for the full cost upfront and have to file a claim for partial reimbursement after you meet your deductible. Visit the costs page for details. Prescription Costs…

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