Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 15, 2020


Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Digital and Print Publication Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities. An Publication. – May 15, 2020

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 15, 2020

Greetings, everyone, and thanks for checking out the May 15th edition of Nellis & Creech AFB Desert Lightning News! This week, we have coverage of the phased reopening plan for Nellis AFB. The installation closed to all but active duty, dependents and essential workers in early April, when 99th Wing Commander Col. Cavan Craddock declared a Public Health Emergency due to increased numbers of COVID-19 infections on base. Nellis is now phasing out telecommuting for some staff, allowing them to resume work on base. Nellis Air Force Base leadership, including its medical professionals, will continue to monitor and assess the situation at the base and implement phased reopening steps as it is safe to do so. Click on the link below to read the full story and access your online copy of Desert Lightning News, viewable on your computer or mobile device.

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

  • Fighting the mental health stigma: page 2
  • Creech Clothing Store now open for business: page 3
  • Creech spouse partners with Airmen to commemorate Bataan Death March: page 5
  • 57th MGX Load Barn adapts to COVID-19 challenges: page 6
  • Photo feature – Operation America Strong thrills cities nationwide: page 7

All this and much more, this week’s edition of Desert Lightning News! We’d like to take a moment and extend sincere thanks and a shout out to our advertisers, who continue in 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, as we move into new phases of the fight against COVID-19. Hard copies of the paper will be available at various distribution points on base and in surrounding communities starting May 15th. “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates – we now regularly cross-post news and features from all the military bases we serve in the desert Southwest (because we’re ALL in this together!) As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Be safe and be well. #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews