Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – January 10, 2020


Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Digital and Print Publication Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities. An Publication. – January 10, 2020

Desert Lighting News Digital Edition - January 10, 2020

Hello, fans and friends – welcome to the first issue of Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News for 2020! We’re getting the new year off to a high-energy start with a look at rapid crew swaps, a set of procedures being integrated into the curriculum of the USAF Weapons School at Nellis. A rapid crew swap, which must be performed with extreme precision to ensure the safety of aircraft and crew, shortens the turn time for recovery and launching a jet from the normal three hours down to just one hour. “Rapid crew swaps are great training because they prepare us for combat or real-life situations,” says maintainer A1C Bonifacio Garcia. Click on the link below to read this and other stories in your digital copy of Desert Lightning News, viewable on your desktop or mobile device.

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

  • 432nd WG / 432nd AEW brings Reaper airpower into the new decade: page 3
  • Reconnaissance WIC class graduates newest instructors: page 4
  • Bolt AMU – Bringing the future faster: page 6
  • Photo feature- 2019 Year In Review: pages 10 & 11
  • Nellis Living/ Movie Schedule: pages 12 & 14

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 January 10th, 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’s a privilege to serve you – have a safe and restful holiday! #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews