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  • Lt. Gen. Chris Weggeman virtual keynote at AFITC

    Lt. Gen. Chris Weggeman, deputy commander of Air Combat Command delivered a virtual keynote speech and this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower (AFTIC) Conference. Gen. Weggeman had some fun with his speech, referencing a very popular SciFi movie and using it to compare to our current infrastructure in the Air Force.
  • ABMS Onramp 2 sees second MQ-9 AIM-9X shot and other CMD tactics development

    From employing an AIM-9X from an MQ-9 to improving AGR-20 cruise missile defense tactics from the F-16, units across the 53d Wing played a critical role in the Advanced Battle Management System Onramp #2 from August 31 to September 3, 2020.   A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron successfully employed a live air-to-air AIM-9X Block 2 missile against a target BQM-167 drone simulating a cruise missile. The crew received off-board cueing information, found and tracked the target, then maneuvered to validly employ the AIM-9X against the surrogate cruise missile.
  • USAF, RSAF conduct Exercise Desert Eagle in CENTCOM AOR

    Members of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing performed a hot pit refuel of F-15E Strike Eagles from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, following a large formation flight in support of Exercise Desert Eagle at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2020.
  • Every crisis needs a hero

    Every crisis has individuals who put themselves in harm’s way to help others and although he wouldn’t consider himself one, the actions of Capt. (Dr.) Christopher Weisgarber, 3rd year chief resident assigned to the 99th Medical Group at Family Medicine Residency (FMR) during Nellis’ COVID-19 response were heroic.
  • Equipping pilots to fly, fight and win

    The 354th built 15 bags full of critical gear for pilots as they prepare to go downrange. This gear includes a personal tent, cot, satellite phones, a headset and other gear, all of which can fit in a water proof bag that can go in the travel pod loaded on the aircraft.
  • JBLE Airman honored with 12 OAY award

    Many Airmen in the U.S. Air Force work hard, day-in and day-out, fulfilling the mission and striving for excellence. Sometimes, that work culminates in recognition and those members are honored with awards for the efforts they put into their job. An Airman at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, had the pleasure of receiving such an honor.
  • 916th ARW KC-46 Pegasus in-air refuels 336th FS F-15E Strike Eagle

    Photo Essay: A KC-46 Pegasus from the 916th Air Refueling Wing in-air refueled F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base over the sky of North Carolina on Sept. 3, 2020.
  • The science of mind and body: A successful combination for one Airman

    When Dalton McIntire was a freshman in high school, he spent a lot of time lifting weights in his school’s gym. For him, it was a way to increase stamina, strengthen his workout routine, and further build on his abilities on the baseball field. It wasn’t until about four years ago after he enlisted in the Air Force that he developed a love for powerlifting.
  • 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.
  • Exercise SENTRY REX: More robust than ever

    Joint-service exercise, SENTRY REX 20-3, was back for its third iteration and was more robust than ever. Units and assets involved in the exercise included E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base, Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System aircraft from Robins AFB, MQ-9 Reapers operated from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, MC-12s from the 137th Special Operations Wing, CV-22 Osprey and AC-130 Gunships from Cannon AFB, an MC-130H Combat Talon IIs from Hurlburt AFB and KC-135R Stratotankers from the 314th Air Refueling Squadron at Beale AFB.
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