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  • ACC leaders set tone for Team 432

    Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, visited here under the new lens of COMACC to immerse himself with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission Oct. 22.
  • Agile Flag 21-1: A chief's perspective

    Agile Flag 21-1 is an experimental exercise that is testing the capability of a lead Wing level A-staff to employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from the MOAB, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida. Chief MSgt. Emily Masic, the superintendent for the 366th Fighter Wing A-staff, with her team by her side work together to bring about the change that the Air Force needs to guarantee the safety of the nation and its future.
  • Chaplaincy brings VR to Agile Flag 21-1

    The 366th Fighter Wing Chaplaincy are also using Agile Flag 21-1 to try test the implementation of virtual reality (VR) as a resiliency tool for Airmen.
  • First USAF pilot hits 1,000 flying hours in F-35A

    On Oct. 22, 388th Fighter Wing pilots flew a four-on-six tactical intercept mission over the Utah Test and Training Range in the F-35A Lightning II, using sensors and stealth to take on the enemy. The sortie lasted roughly two hours. It would have been just like any of the thousands of other training sorties flown by pilots here, except it marked an important milestone for one of the pilots, and the Air Force’s F-35 community as a whole.
  • Dominate the Spectrum: ACC Emphasizes EMS

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) connects forces on land, in the air, at sea, space, and cyberspace. The EMS connects you in your personal and professional life, but this is a battlespace, and it must be won in each and every conflict. In Air Combat Command, the EMS is at the forefront of technological development supporting the Air Force, especially through the progression of electromagnetic warfare. It ultimately affects how ACC, and the Air Force, will engage in and through the EMS in the future.
  • Mission ready at Right Time Training

    Dozens of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs line the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and they all require some sort of maintenance. As maintainers continue to work hard around the clock, the Air Force is looking to find new, more efficient ways to keep these aircraft combat ready. The 372nd Training Squadron is transitioning from the Mission Ready Airman program to the Right Time Training program.
  • 552nd ACW Airmen develop integrated opportunities with U.S. Army

    Ten Airmen from the 752nd and 552nd Operational Support Squadrons traveled to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, recently to develop integrated training opportunities with U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery personnel to better prepare for large-scale combat operations.
  • 461st OSS Airmen collaborate to modify masks, reducing communication breakdown in field

    Airmen from the 461st Operations Support Squadron teamed up to prevent communications breakdown in the field by finding an innovative solution with their masks.
  • AFCEC begins rollout of high-tech EOD robots to installations

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate made its first delivery of the new medium-size explosive ordnance disposal robot to the field Oct. 15, to Tyndall AFB. The Man Transportable Robot System Increment II is a remotely operated, medium-sized robotic system that enables EOD units to detect, confirm, identify and dispose of unexploded explosive ordnance and other hazards from a safe distance.
  • 355th TRS implements new VR simulators

    The 355th Training Squadron has used innovation funds to build a functional virtual reality simulator classroom to conduct training for A-10 Thunderbolt II student pilots as they earn their qualifications.
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