Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 17, 2020


Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Digital and Print Publication Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities. An Publication. – April 17, 2020

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - April 17, 2020

Hello Friends, and thanks for checking out the latest digital edition of Nellis & Creech AFB Desert Lightning News! Our southern Nevada military community is pulling together in amazing ways to keep our Air Force mission moving forward, while combatting the effects of COVID-19. Whether it be family members sewing face masks for those still in the workplace; Force Support and other agencies supporting the physical and mental needs of our community members, or the USAF Thunderbirds treating the entire Vegas Valley to an impromptu mini air show, the Spirit of the Warfighter is alive and well in Las Vegas and beyond! We salute EVERYONE in our local military family – active duty, family members and veterans – all of whom are making sacrifices to keep our Airmen safe and well. United together, we WILL get through this with strength and resilience! Click on the link below for your full digital edition of Desert Lightning News, viewable on your computer or mobile device. Here are some highlights from this week’s publication:

  • Nellis spouses provide support from a distance: page 1
  • 99th Force Support Squadron rises to meet COVID-19 challenges: page 3
  • USAF Thunderbirds thrill thousands with Las Vegas flyover: page 6
  • Photo feature – Vegas goes “Blue” to honor first responders: page 7
  • VA Southern Nevada supports COVID-19 survivor: page 9

All this and more, in this week’s issue of Desert Lightning News! In addition to our print editions, we continue to expand our reach through our website and social media channels, cross-posting and sharing stories from throughout our service area of southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada. That’s just one way we’re working to expand our network of community and connectedness.You can visit our main website,, for full, FREE access to current and archived material serving the communities of Aerospace Valley and Edwards AFB, Fort Irwin NTC, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Luke AFB and Davis-Monthan AFB. We also extend sincere thanks and a shout out to our advertisers, who continue their support not only of Aerotech/ Desert Lightning News, but of YOU, the defense and military community. Please remember them when you are looking for businesses to support now and in the future. Hard copies of the paper will be available at various distribution points on base and in surrounding communities starting April 17th. “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 our privilege to serve you – be well and be safe. #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews #VegasStrong #NevadaStrong