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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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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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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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Air Force

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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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  April 28, 2017

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Matthew Moore assigned to the 57th AMXS, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, should contact Summary Court Officer 2nd Lt. Richard Schneider, 57th AMXS, at 702-652-0258 or email: richard.schneider.6@us.af.mil. NELLIS Happenings GI Bill Briefings are held on a walk-in,…

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