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An E-3 Sentry from the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., taxis at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 13, 2016. The Sentry played a vital role in suppressing enemy air defenses on the ground, air-to-air fights, and bombs dropped on targets by acting as the eyes and ears for the battle space during Red Flag 16-4. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller) Tinker’s Sentry directs pieces of Red Flag puzzle with C2
When putting a puzzle together it helps to have an image of the picture the puzzle is trying to resemble. The E-3 Sentry, an airborne early-warning and control aircraft, helps other pieces of the ATO puzzle fit into place enhancing the air picture throughout entire missions at Red Flag 16-4.
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2016
An F-15C Eagle from the 122nd Fighter Squadron, assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, takes off during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 24, 2016. Red Flag 16-4 conducted exercise missions to train pilots in a highly contested environment with coalition partners. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller) ANG F-15C Eagle inserts air-to-air fight into Red Flag puzzle
When assembling a puzzle, a strategy sometimes used would be to build the edge pieces first to frame the overall image. The air-to-air combat role provided by the 122nd Fighter Squadron’s F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, would be an edge piece to the Air Tasking Order puzzle. The role they perform shapes the air picture for the entire mission.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Airman Cassidy Gonzales, 23d Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, grips the hand of Airman Giancarlo Carter, 23d Wing broadcast journalist apprentice, Aug. 31, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Since September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Air Force leadership takes this time to remind Airmen about the power of wingmanship and emphasize the resources available to combat hard times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman shares suicide story, raises awareness
“February seventh, I attempted to commit suicide," said Senior Airman Kirk Nelson, 23d Force Support Squadron honor guard head trainer. “That day I took eight [painkillers],” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kirk Nelson, 23d Force Support Squadron honor guard head trainer. “My body was shaking and I started throwing-up. I was lightheaded, standing outside in 32-degree weather and pouring sweat. People walking by asked if I was alright, but I wasn’t letting anybody know.” After roughly eight months, Nelson is ready to share how loss and stressors of daily military life inevitably brought the 27-year-old Airman to his breaking point with hopes his story will help others understand and prevent suicides.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin, 355th Contracting Squadron contract administrator, prepares to perform a dead lift at the Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Benjamin uses weightlifting as a personal escape from everyday stressors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen) Worth the weight
With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity. Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin finds her escape from everyday life within her workouts. Starting with a scarce amount of fitness knowledge, she began transforming herself from an average Airman to a fitness guru.
0 8/29
2016
Master Sgt. Angel McKenzie, 707th Communications Squadron operations superintendent, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2003. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and the body. The cause of MS is still unknown. For the first nine years of her diagnosis, she didn’t tell anyone except her leadership. Now, she is using her illness to shape the way she leads her troops. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. AJ Hyatt) USAF Master Sergeant uses illness to shape her leadership
In September 2003, Angel McKenzie was a healthy senior airman, who had a line number for staff sergeant. She was working on the flight line as an aircraft maintenance Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, when all of sudden she was plagued with a weakness on one side of her body that could not be explained. A month later, she lost vision in one eye and was struggling to pick up a tool box. After seeing a few doctors, she received a diagnosis that would change her life forever. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
0 8/18
2016
Military working dogs have been an integral part of military strategy from the Roman Army to the trenches of World Wars I and II. Today, 366th Security Forces Squadron handlers place their lives in the paws of their canine counterparts overseas and at home, relying on them to search-out contraband and take down terrorists. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse) More than a ‘tool’
Military working dog: a type of dog that learns and performs various tasks such as scouting, guarding and contraband detection. These dogs have been used for thousands of years and have proven invaluable in current operations in Southwest Asia.Logisticians and planners may see them as numbers on a deployment document. For others, who have been on
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, communicates with pilots via radio at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2016. Lagapa-Talbott received the 2015 Air Force Air Traffic Controller of the Year award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Airman cleared to land AF-level award
Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective. Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, recently received the 2015 AF Air Traffic Controller of the Year award.
0 8/09
2016
Senior Airman Manuel Jimenez, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, 2016. The 555th FS flew to Fort Irwin, Calif. to participate in Green Flag 16-8. (United States Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Feature: Green Flag measures readiness, interoperability
During combat, an Airman’s job is to create effects on the battlefield to support the commander’s intent and his nation’s strategic objectives - simultaneously balancing aggressiveness with restraint. To ensure mission success, the Air Force must provide the best training possible. That’s where exercises such as Green Flag or Red Flag come in.
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A pararescueman shows Reymond their night vision equipment during his visit to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 19, 2016. In addition to visiting with the pararescuemen, Reymond got a first-hand look inside the HH-60. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann) Nellis makes a childhood wish a reality
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Growing up building model airplanes with his dad, Reymond Rivas always dreamed of joining the Air Force to become a fighter pilot. Unfortunately on Dec. 28, 2013 his dream was put on hold as he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, Reymond was given the opportunity for a wish. A wish he could have
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Senior Airman Eric Medina, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels an F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., in a training sortie during Red Flag 16-3, July 21, 2016. During Red Flag, Medina is in charge of refueling aircraft that are participating in the exercise so they can continue the fight without having to return to Nellis AFB, Nev., for fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter/Released) Aerial refueling: Tankers serve as gas stations in Nevada skies
Over the Nevada Test and Training Range, aircraft from all over the globe blast through the Nevada sky in a simulated war scenario. In the exercise, called Red Flag, units test their abilities against some of the military's premier aircraft while also receiving some of the best training offered in the world.
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