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WEPTAC WEPTAC 2018: Developing Multiple-Domain Tactics to Support Air Ops
The Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Operations in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center hosted the 2018 Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference (CAF WEPTAC) from Jan. 2 to 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.WEPTAC provides a unique opportunity for combat air force tactical experts to brief and discuss current issues, look
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CMSgt Promotion AF selects 472 in chief, 17E9 promotion cycle; list to post Dec. 7
The Air Force Chief Evaluation Board has selected 472 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,142 eligible for a selection rate of 22.04 percent. The chief master sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. CST. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices
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An E-3 Sentry from the 552nd Air Control Wing fleet flies over the blue Oklahoma skies May 20, 2017, during Tinker Air Force Base's Star Spangled Salute Air Show. The E-3 was part of the program featuring other Team Tinker aircraft such as the KC-135 Stratotanker and E-6B Mercury. (Air Force photo by April McDonald) 505th CCW hosts multi-domain C2 joint exercise
The 505th Command and Control Wing hosted subject matter experts from around the world during a ground-breaking exercise here July 17 - 21, focused on developing the concept of multi-domain command and control.
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Capt. Stephen, 55th Operations Group commander's action group chief, was selected as the Air Force's Outstanding Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo) Offutt officer wins AF ISR award
Capt. Stephen, 55th Operations Group commander's action group chief, was recently selected as the Air Force’s Outstanding Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016.
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Lt. Col. Craig Andrle, 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, embraces his family on the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flightline after returning from a deployment May 4, 2017. As commander, Andrle brought 45 members of the 79th FS with him to Bagram, as well as 300 Shaw maintainers to keep the 79th’s F-16s armed and airworthy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Finding a way to win
It was a temperate day at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan when Lt. Col. Craig "Hypr" Andrle and his wingman, Capt. Adam "Hawk" Fuhrmann, began walking across the flightline to their soon-to-be airborne F-16CM Fighting Falcons.Andrle’s calm, focused demeanor both in the cockpit and in command was habitual at this point – equal parts due to nature and
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Rash, 337th Recruiting Squadron recruiter, right, speaks to James Lock, a recruit, left, during a Delayed Entry Program (DEP) call at Dillon Park in Sumter, S.C., April 11, 2017. DEP members attend calls monthly and are briefed on what they can expect during Basic Military Training and as Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 337th RS helps recruits grow brighter futures
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is known to many as the “Gateway to the Air Force,” but the enlisted Airman’s journey begins long before they arrive there for basic military training.
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Characteristics and breakdown of the F-35A's first training deployment to Europe. (U.S. Air Force graphic by TSgt. Ryan Crane) F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time
Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Wineman, 1st Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, stows parachute lines on a T-38 Talon drogue parachute at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Feb. 27, 2017. The AFE parachute shop inspects parachutes regularly to ensure its proper deployment in case of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) AFE: One stitch between life, death
“When someone’s life is in your hands, you have to be cognizant that their life depends on you...You only get one chance.” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Wineman, 1st Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, eluding to what could happen to a pilot if technicians, like him, did not do their job correctly.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Steve Keck, 336th Fighter Squadron pilot, attempts to establish communications with a rescue team during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Jan. 31, 2017, in Kinston, North Carolina. The joint-service exercise combined U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps assets to rescue a simulated downed aircrew behind enemy lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Miranda A. Loera) Warrior exercise integrates Air Force, U.S. Marine search and rescue mission
Exercise Coronet Warrior 17-01 was a two-day event that tested the abilities of the 4th Fighter Wing members to complete contingency operations at an overseas location in our current area of responsibility. Members of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina and Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, completed a simulated rescue mission during CW 17-01. The scenario consisted of a simulated crash of an F-15E Strike Eagle. Capts. Steve Keck, and Cody Williams, 336th Fighter Squadron pilot and weapon systems officer respectively, acted as the downed aircrew from the simulated crash. Their goal was to give rescue crews a precise location to conduct rescue procedures. The aircrew were able to utilize a field for cover while awaiting help, who rescued them within an hour.
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Multiple C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. The exercise is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School biannual collaboration that, according to an Air Force fact sheet, exercises the Air Force's ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) NTTR: Tip of readiness spear
“The NTTR is an asset of the United States of America, all Department of Defense agencies, national security agencies including other governmental agencies and our allied partners,” said VanHerck. “We routinely bring partners to the NTTR to train just as if we were going to go into combat with them, and that is a crucial capability for us. All this success comes at a price as our ability to meet warfighter requirements has exceeded our capacity. We continue to look for innovative ways to address these issues, but the reality is it will likely get worse before it gets better as 5th generation aircraft stretch the capabilities of our range.”
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