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  • Nellis Airmen join Red Flag-Rescue

    U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, joined Red Flag-Rescue at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Aug. 11, 2020. The 66th RQS provides rapidly deployable, expeditionary, and agile combat search and rescue forces in response to contingency operations worldwide. Red Flag-Rescue is the world’s premier combat search and rescue exercise that prepares Airmen and partners for the high-end fight in highly contested, degraded environments. During and after the global COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of high-end readiness has only grown more important, and personnel recovery remains essential.
  • 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.
  • SecAF visits Nellis, Airmen innovation showcased

    Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, visited Nellis Air Force Base Aug. 10-12 to see firsthand how Nellis Airmen are driving innovation for the future.
  • F-35A joins Red Flag-Alaska, soars to new heights

    The 356th Fighter Squadron and 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lightning IIs are the first F-35s to participate in the U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise.
  • 391st FS participates in Red Flag 20-3

    Photo Essay: The 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, participates in Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
  • CDF Airmen Support Red Flag-Rescue

    The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron Cargo Deployment Function participated in Red Flag-Rescue 20-2, the Department of Defense’s premier combat search and rescue exercise, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Aug. 4 and 6, 2020.
  • Records Are Meant to Be Broken: AWACS Crews Fly Record Sorties

    On Aug. 3, 2020, the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron flew their 34th consecutive combat mission, breaking their previous record for sequential flights.
  • Red Flag-Rescue emphasizes high-end readiness

    Department of Defense assets around the United States began conducting Red Flag-Rescue at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Aug. 7, 2020. Red Flag-Rescue is the DOD’s premier combat search and rescue exercise. As a joint-force experience, it provides combat search and rescue training in contested, degraded and operationally limited environments.
  • Jolly Green II begins aerial refueling tests

    The HH-60W Jolly Green II connected with a HC-130J tanker for the first ever aerial refueling by the Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, Aug. 5. This connection marked the start of two weeks of developmental testing of the aircraft’s aerial refueling abilities by 413th Flight Test Squadron testers and their mission partners. First contact was Aug. 5, beginning two weeks of testing.
  • AGILE THUNDER 20-03 KICKS OFF

    The 552nd Air Control Wing and 72nd Air Base Wing collaborated for EXERCISE Agile Thunder 20-03 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to evaluates personnel on their ability to prepare and rapidly deploy combat capable forces, generate and deliver combat aircraft to combatant commanders and conduct combat operations in a contested environment.
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