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  • DoD, Warfare Center partner to introduce 5G technology at Nellis AFB

    On Oct. 8, 2020, the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center announced the award of a Department of Defense (DoD) contract to build the 5G network infrastructure and support services necessary to establish a dual-use, military and commercial network on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) as directed in the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Gamblers deploy ‘double’ downrange

    Airmen assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron and 77th Fighter Generation Squadron deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
  • Pit stop! Gunfighters quick-turn F-15Es with ICT exercise

    With tires changed and a full fuel tank, the simultaneous work of the pit crew pays off - the wheels hit the ground running and the race resumes in a matter of seconds. Like the National Association for Race Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the 366th Fighter Wing placed and pulled chocks Oct. 7, 2020, as they raced against time to put F-15E Strike Eagles back into the air.
  • Missiles away: 27 FS increases combat lethality with WSEP East

    For many units across the Air Force, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an obstacle to maintaining a high level of mission readiness. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the 1st Fighter Wing has maintained a lethal, ready force, enabling support of Air Force mission priorities around the world.
  • Enduring Lightning III exercise brings together U.S., Israeli air forces

    U.S. Air Forces Central and the Israeli Air Force conducted the exercise "Enduring Lightning III" on Oct. 12, 2020, in the skies over Israel.  It is the third joint exercise between the two countries involving the F-35 aircraft.
  • GTOC initiates no contact rental service

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Air Force bases are adapting new protocol to ensure the safety of their most valuable assets: the Airmen, civilians and their families that are assigned to the installations. The Ground Transportation Operations Center of the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron leads the way in taking measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus with their innovative efforts of creating a contact-less method to acquire their vehicles.
  • AMDEX 21-1 kicks off to enhance relationships, readiness

    The U.S. military regularly participates in exercises with joint, coalition and regional partners in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility each year. Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-1, which started Oct. 12, is a U.S. Air Forces Central-led exercise that develops and exercises tactics, techniques, and procedures against simulated air, cyber, force protection and missile threats.
  • Turning point: Tyndall breaks ground on ABM Simulator Facility

    The 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Program Management Office and mission partners held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Air Battle Manager Simulator Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 13, 2020. This event was a milestone for the base as it marked the first groundbreaking of a new construction project on the installation since Hurricane Michael devastated Tyndall and Bay County two years ago.
  • 763rd celebrates 30 years of Rivet Joint operations in the AOR

    On Oct. 10, 2020, members of the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron celebrated 30 years of the RC-135 Rivet Joint operating in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.
  • Understanding depression in a time of COVID-19

    This is a stressful, uncertain time. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many significant changes to how we live daily life. Social distancing, quarantine, and isolation can be overwhelming and may cause feelings of insecurity, confusion, hopelessness, and, ultimately, depression.
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