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  • Combat Shield enters Mountain Home AFB

    The 366th Fighter Wing hosted members from Eglin and Nellis Air Force Base during Combat Shield, June 21-25. Combat Shield is a training assessment that tests the effectiveness and functionality of a units’ aircraft electronic warfare systems. There are two teams in Combat Shield: a Maintenance team which tests the electronic warfare functionality and a Cyber team which inspects the software in the support equipment.
  • 357th FS executes Agile Dragon

    Airmen from the 355th Wing participated in exercise Agile Dragon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 21 – 27, 2021. 100 Airmen from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base deployed eight U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs to execute agile combat employment principles in simulated real-world scenarios.
  • Juggling F-35s: Schedulers help keep fleet healthy, balancing required maintenance and availability

    When it comes to maintenance on America’s most advanced fifth generation fighter, there’s one office that functions as the hub for information needed to sustain the health of the F-35A Lightning II fleet, the 388th Logistics Support Squadrons’ Plans, Scheduling and Documentation section. Just like cars go in for routine oil changes and tire rotations every few thousand miles, fighter aircraft need scheduled (and sometimes unscheduled) maintenance or inspections to make sure they are in the best possible working conditions.
  • Backshop for the Brrrt

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly specialized aircraft capable of close air support, combat search and rescue and airborne forward air control. The secret behind the speed and power of the A-10, however, lies in its two General Electric TF-34 turbofan engines.
  • Digital Airport Surveillance Radar identifies, locates aircraft

    Did you know the 23d Wing has a radar system that services the airspace around Moody as well as eight other local airports? The digital airport surveillance radar identifies aircraft up to 240 nautical miles away and transmits their location to radar approach control air traffic controllers, who monitor all aircraft arriving and departing the eight airports as well as aircraft flying through Moody’s airspace.
  • Hill Airmen demonstrate combat flexibility, reliability of F-35 during deployments

    For 16 months, Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing here have been deployed in combat with the F-35A Lightning II and they continue to find ways to improve the capability of America’s most advanced fifth-generation fighter.
  • Fairchild fuels RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

    Team Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotankers provided essential air refueling support during field training exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3, August 3-12. RF-A 20-3 is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. and international forces flown under simulated air combat conditions meant to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment.
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