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Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman
Commentary

Suicide … It needs to stop

Posted October 5, 2018 by Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman

“I remember sitting in my room typing up a letter to everyone, apologizing for being such a failure and causing so many problems. I finished typing the note and had my pills lined up on the table.”

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie
Veterans

POW/MIA day commemorated at Nellis

Posted October 3, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

National POW/MIA Day is observed on the third Friday of every September to remember service members who were captured during battle or who are still unaccounted for to this day.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Local

Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

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

The Nellis Honor Guard is responsible for rendering military honors for funeral services and various Air Force ceremonies as well as provide their services at various opening ceremonies.

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Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie
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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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 photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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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