Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 28, 2021

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 28, 2021

Hello everyone, and thanks for checking out the May 28th issue of Nellis AFB / Creech AFB Desert Lightning News! The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise at Creech AFB welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, May 20, 2021.  We offer a big, Hunter Family welcome to Col. Eric “OH” Schmidt, assuming command from Col. Stephen “Joker” Jones. Jones was awarded the Legion of Merit, highlighting significant RPA Enterprise successes during his tenure. We have this story and much more news for you in this week’s edition of Desert Lightning News — just click on the link below for your digital copy of DLN, viewable on your desktop or mobile device.

Here are some highlights from this week’s issue:

  • Pilot dies after military contract aircraft crashes in Vegas: page 1
  • An Air Force physician assistant’s experience during COVID pandemic: page 2
  • In-Person Flag-In and Memorial Day ceremonies: page 4
  • Thunderbirds accelerate change with first-ever F-16 conversion: page 6
  • Photo Feature: Nellis Arbor Day and Tree City USA: page 8
  • Nevada National Guard trio honored for aiding crash victim: page 9

All this and much more, in this week’s edition of Desert Lightning News! Hard copies of the paper will be available at various distribution points on base and in surrounding communities starting May 28th. Pick one up when you’re out and about, or visit our website,, for much more military and defense industry news. “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, as an extension of our military and defense community. As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Be safe and be well. #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews #desertlightningnews

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