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  • Red Flag 20-3 kicks off amid COVID-19 pandemic

    To keep the force tactically and technically sound, intense training is a must - even in the midst of a pandemic. In line with the Air Force’s priority to restore readiness and win any fight, any time, Red Flag 20-3 is scheduled to kick off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 3-14. Though the base continues to adapt and operate under a new normal, defending the nation is a daily job.
  • Training night and joint CSAR capabilities

    Airmen from across the 355th Wing teamed up with U.S. Marines out of Camp Pendleton to execute a combat search and rescue exercise at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, June 10, 2020.
  • 22nd MEU at ADAB

    Al Dhafra Air Base hosts several units from across the world and recently began hosting the mission of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The composite squadron is making use of the base while their amphibious assault ship, USS Kearsarge, is in scheduled maintenance. The Black Knights brought several Harriers, a flight pilots and more than 50 maintainers.
  • Warrior exercise integrates Air Force, U.S. Marine search and rescue mission

    Exercise Coronet Warrior 17-01 was a two-day event that tested the abilities of the 4th Fighter Wing members to complete contingency operations at an overseas location in our current area of responsibility. Members of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina and Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, completed a simulated rescue mission during CW 17-01. The scenario consisted of a simulated crash of an F-15E Strike Eagle. Capts. Steve Keck, and Cody Williams, 336th Fighter Squadron pilot and weapon systems officer respectively, acted as the downed aircrew from the simulated crash. Their goal was to give rescue crews a precise location to conduct rescue procedures. The aircrew were able to utilize a field for cover while awaiting help, who rescued them within an hour.
  • Airmen train Marines prior to deployment

    The fuel line was quickly secured to the bottom of the F-15E Strike Eagle parked on the flight line at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The Airman looked over at the R-11 aircraft refueling vehicle and gave the member standing by the truck a thumbs-up. The man turned knobs on the control panel while the pressure gauges began to move. Within seconds, the digital display flashed numbers faster than they could be recognized.
  • First-ever: Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

    For the first time, the United States Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • First Marine graduates USAF AMMOS

    On May 20, 2016, Master Sgt. Thomas Moore, Marine Aviation and Logistics Squadron 11 aircraft maintenance chief, will graduate the AMMOS course at Nellis AFB, becoming not only the first Marine to complete the course, but the first sister-service member ever.
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