Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Edition May 27, 2022

Digital and Print Publication Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities. An Publication. – May 27, 2022

Hello everyone, and welcome to the May 27, 2002, issue of Desert Lightning News covering Southern Nevada, including Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, the NTTR and local veterans. Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day so in this issue, we explain the history of Memorial Day, as well as listing the many special events and ceremonies that will be ongoing throughout the weekend, especially at the Nation Cemeteries in both Southern and Northern Nevada.

Click on the link below for your free, digital copy of Desert Lightning News, viewable on your desktop or mobile device.

Other highlights include:

  • The history of Taps;
  • Why people leave coins on military headstones, and what the different coins mean;
  • Why people wear poppies on the Friday before Memorial Day; and
  • And Bob Alvis shares the story of the World War II B-17 crew from the Worry Wart.

Other stories include the VA announcing a new National Cemetery in Elko, Nev.

All this and 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 27. 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 to receive daily news updates.

As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Be safe and be well.

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