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Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exersice, the wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force Photo By Cynthia Griggs)
Being a Gunfighter means being an innovator. We got our name because someone, in the thick of it and on the front lines, figured out that sticking guns on an airplane was the best way to get the job done. We have always been about getting the job done efficiently and effectively, our motto reflects that: “Ride Hard. Shoot Straight. And Always Speak the Truth.” But saying we are innovators and actually being an innovator are two very different things. Defining what an innovator is and what that looks like today seems daunting. After all, it is clear to many that putting a gun on an aircraft was novel at the time. It might seem that innovation is an ever elusive abstract idea and being an innovator is like a dream in which we can’t quite picture ourselves. Innovation isn’t just about finding ways to better our wing, base, MAJCOM, Air Force, or Department of Defense, we are breathing life into our heritage, providing today’s Gunfighters with the tools to get our long-standing culture of innovation off the ground, ensuring it remains aloft for the Airmen of tomorrow.
Three U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conduct flight training operations over the Utah Test and Training Range. The F-35A is a single-seat, single engine, fifth generation, multirole fighter that’s able to perform ground attack, reconnaissance and air defense missions with stealth capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
Tiffany Wisley, a veterinarian’s assistant and wife of Staff Sgt. Cody Wisley, 83rd Network Operations Squadron boundary protection supervisor, recalls looking at photos of her father holding her as a baby with her family’s horses. They owned horses all her life and by the time marriage was on the table, she had one of her own -- Spooks. That was the one negotiation that came with marrying into the military,” Tiffany Wisley said. “If my horse can't come, it's not going to work.”
U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its September Airpower Summary today highlighting airpower operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In Afghanistan, AFCENT Airmen operated as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support Mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan Air Force, most recently in ‘Speedball’ training – a rapid relief supply airdrop capability. Simultaneously, in Iraq and Syria, Coalition Airmen enabled ISIS clearance operations within the Middle Euphrates River Valley as a part of Operation Inherent Resolve and provided security forces assistance to the Iraqi Aviation and Air Defense Enterprise through the efforts of the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team.
Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, visits Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, for updates on the recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael.
For the first time, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing will open its aperture for recruiting U.S. Air Force pilots into the U-2 Dragon Lady through an experimental program beginning in the fall of 2018. Through the newly established U-2 First Assignment Companion Trainer (FACT) program, the 9th RW’s 1st Reconnaissance Squadron will broaden its scope of pilots eligible to fly the U-2 by allowing Air Force student pilots in Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) the opportunity to enter a direct pipeline to flying the U-2.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright gives his speech on resiliency during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2018. During his remarks, Wright spoke about the importance of Airmen taking care of themselves and each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
The 20 authorized aircrews of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the U.S. Airforce Reserve, otherwise known as the “Hurricane Hunters”, is a component of the 403rd Wing located at the Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.


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