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ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators
Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
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U.S. Air Force Explosives Ordinance Disposal Airmen participate in a simulated unexploded ordnance evaluation training during Operation Llama Fury 3.0 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 9, 2017. Seven different bases from three different Air Force major commands, as well as the Norfolk, Va., bomb squad, attended the five-day training which honed in on techniques that are evaluated on a monthly and yearly basis to maintain skill levels (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy) Air Force EOD trains to increase readiness
Explosives Ordinance Disposal technicians from around the U.S. Air Force participated in Operation Llama Fury 3.0, an EOD-specific exercise, Aug. 7-11, 2017, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
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Airmen talking in prepping HH-60G Pave Hawk for flight. ACC works to empower leaders at every level
“If we’re going to talk about leadership in that environment then we’re going to have to build the trust and initiative in our lower components that they feel comfortable accepting risk and moving out and making decisions on their own,” Holmes said.
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A robot is controlled by a U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal flight, as it approaches a training improvised explosive device during Operation Llama Fury three point zero at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia., August 8, 2017. Operation Llama Fury 3.0 kicks off
Operation Llama Fury 3.0 kicked off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Aug. 7, 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Blaine Erway, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, adjusts his gas mask before entering a simulated house fire during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2017. Red Flag helps the firefighters train on and off the flightline to put their life-saving skills to the test. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Nellis firefighters: Ready for anything
Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted multiple training exercises July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to maintain their mission readiness during Red Flag 17-3.
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Weapons load crews from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit initiated certification training July 7 to load external pylons on F-35As. The removable pylons are used to secure external munitions under the aircraft’s wings enhancing its combat capability. The jet is designed to carry up to 18,000 pounds of munitions on 11 internal and external weapons stations depending on mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donovan K. Potter) External pylon training increases F-35A weapons payload capability
Active duty and Reserve Airmen here recently initiated certification training to load external pylons on F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing. The removable pylons are used to secure external munitions under the aircraft’s wings, greatly enhancing its combat capability. As a multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A can be configured to suit a variety of missions. The jet is designed to carry up to 18,000 pounds of munitions on 11 internal and external weapons stations depending on mission requirements. Until now, maintainers and pilots have been training operationally here with internally-loaded munitions.
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Master Sgt. Eric, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit production superintendent, stands with the engine trainer he created June 19, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. He saw a need to have a power capable training engine to practice engine rigging, which involves tuning the actuators that translate electrical signals to mechanical commands. If done improperly the engine can shutoff when not intended. The trainer allowed maintainers to train on this vital task without taking an operational aircraft out of the rotation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) MQ-9 maintainer’s innovation expedites engine training
In order to enable airpower, the Air Force calls upon skilled and competent maintainers to perform all required functions to keep aircraft at the ready. This means maintainers must be properly trained to keep the mission going, so when Master Sgt. Eric, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit production superintendent, had the opportunity to solve a problem within the MQ-9 Reaper community, he seized it.
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Airman 1st Class Benedetto Mancini, 99th Security Forces Squadron member, clears a hallway during a training scenario in Area II on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 17, 2017. Security Forces personnel are the Air Force's first line of defense, and it is their job to maintain the rule of law on all Air Force bases and installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) 99th SFS trains for all scenarios
Security Forces personnel are the Air Force's first line of defense, and it is their job to maintain the rule of law on all Air Force bases and installations. The exercise was designed to prepare and test the response efforts of SFS Airmen in the event of a dangerous situation. The 99th SFS designs realistic exercises to keep Airmen in a warrior
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Capts. Ryan Nichol and Jeff Hogan, 3d Airlift Squadron pilots, perform low-level maneuvers May 15, 2017, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III over the Appalachian Mountains. Nichol and Hogan practiced precision flying as they headed to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., in preparation for Exercise RAPID RESCUE. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Royals support Exercise Rapid Rescue
The 3d Airlift Squadron supported Exercise Rapid Rescue May 15-18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
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Default Air Force Logo NEWS RELEASE: MQ-9A ABBREVIATED ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED
Release No: 05112017-1 Date: May 11, 2017 A pilot’s misprioritization of checklist tasks and failure to observe aircraft warnings led to the crash of an MQ-9A Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft on the Nevada Test and Training Range June 7, 2016, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today.
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