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Salutes & Awards

66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

Posted September 21, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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Local

Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Posted September 10, 2018 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Air Force

Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

Posted September 7, 2018 by Senior Airman James Thompson

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

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USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today
News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.

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Local

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today

Posted September 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center concluded its first Tech. Sergeant Week/Warrior Stripe Program Aug. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The two-week course brought together 40 Warfare Center NCOs to provide an avenue for them to develop as military and professional leaders.

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Salutes & Awards

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

Posted September 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

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Health & Safety

Nellis first base to use Tele-ICU

Posted September 5, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tele-Intensive Care Unit staff to work collaboratively with the bedside team to allow continuous monitoring of the ICU patients’ vitals.

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Local

From helos to chapels: The journey to helping others

Posted August 27, 2018 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

While the dust settles for just a moment before the hot wind whisks it away once more in the desolate Nevada desert, the chaplain is making his rounds.

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Local

Airmen of Lightning AMU; the forefront of readiness

Posted August 24, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

The F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is not only the newest addition to the Air Force’s arsenal of aircraft, but it is also one of its most advanced. With its improved stealth, avionics and logistical support, the aircraft can enter enemy radar, accomplish its mission and leave the hostile area without being seen.

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