Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 11, 2019


Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – October 11, 2019


  Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - October 11, 2019

Welcome to the October 11th edition of Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was among a group of distinguished visitors to Creech AFB in mid-September, as the 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing played host to the Secretary of Defense’s Innovation Board, Defense Innovation Unit and Defense Digital Service.  The visitors spent the day interacting with Airmen in multiple areas, spurring innovative thinking and exchanges of ideas. Without the bright minds and creative ideas of Airmen and DOD partners, the continued progression of the MQ-9 mission would not be possible – click on the link below to read the full story, and access your full copy of this week’s Desert Lightning News on your desktop or mobile device.

Here are some more highlights from this week’s issue:  

  • New technology, services available at Nellis pharmacy: page 3
  • Award winners forgo ceremonies, embrace outdoor adventure: page 4
  • Photo Feature: 72nd Air Force Ball: page 6
  • Amputee support group available at VA Southern Nevada: page 8
  • Photo feature: Combat Archer – First operational test for Sidewinder missile: pages 10 & 11
  • Nellis Living, Columbus Day holiday hours – pages 12 – 16

All this and much more, in this week’s edition of Desert Lightning News! Pick up a copy of the paper at our usual distribution points on base and in surrounding communities starting October 11th, and “Like” our Facebook page for daily updates on news coming out of Nellis and Creech AFBs, as well as other military and defense installations in the desert southwest. It is our privilege to serve you – enjoy your weekend! #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews