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  • B-52 brings thunder to Red Flag skies

    With summer temperatures heating up, the 96th Bomb Squadron Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are moving full swing into Red Flag 16-3. The squadron has a long-standing history. It was activated in 1917 and in 1993 began flying the B-52 Stratofortress.
  • Moody pilot embraces new way to serve

    Military aviators are called upon to serve in a variety of ways. A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots provide close air support and a security service to troops in contact, a mission with an immediate tangible outcome for those in need on the battlefield. On the opposite end of the globe – another set of pilots focus on a completely different mission: performing tight aerial maneuvers and wowing a crowd of spectators. This mission exhibits the capabilities of modern high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professionalism required to operate the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon. One A-10 pilot from Moody’s 75th Fighter Squadron prepares to make the transition from saving lives in combat to showcasing the world’s greatest Air Force. U.S. Air Force Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, was recently selected for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron and will begin his F-16 conversion course July 29.
  • Hand-held missiles challenge Red Flag pilots

    Military pilots are testing their mettle at Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 11 to 29 in the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise with approximately 100 aircraft and 3,500 participants from 40 U.S. military units, according to a Red Flag press release.
  • 79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3

    For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red Flag 16-3 so they can uphold that creed.
  • Advanced training course for special mission aviators puts theory into practice

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s combat search and rescue squadron here put a training concept for enlisted flight-certified service members through its paces from March 21 to May 6 with the help of two local Airmen.The 34th Weapons Squadron designed the new Advanced Tactics Course to teach emerging tactics in
  • Long awaited Purple Heart

    Julius Farrar, after six decades, was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries that he sustained during the Korean War a ceremony in his honor on at Nellis AFB, on April 28.
  • Please give tomorrow a chance

    In March 1983, I was 16 years old and a senior in high school. I had a sister who was 17 and a brother who just turned 19. Through interesting circumstances, we were all seniors together. On Sunday, 4 March 1983, my brother committed suicide. That was a tough time for our family. I have always wondered how different my life would be if I still had
  • Mixed Martial Airman

    The silence of a wooded courtyard is broken by the crack of flesh and bone against the base of a tree. It is legend that one who is trained in Muay Thai will be able to chop down a banana tree using their hardened shins. This legend drives a young man, with dreams of being the best, to repeatedly assault the tree. It is padded but it does not give.
  • Lifelong mechanic: Female chief reflects on USAF career

    The sun beats down on a scorching Alabama afternoon as young girl wipes the sweat off of her forehead, leaving behind grease smudges. She's helping her father, a vehicle mechanic, work on a car; he's teaching her everything he knows about the trade.The girl, now U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Teresa Russell, the vehicle management functional