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  • End of an Era: Range controller retires after decades of supporting combat training

    "Shack!” is the slang that spotters and controllers on the ground say over the radio to fighter or bomber pilots when their weapons hit on target. Dorothy “Dot” Ellis may not be able to tell you how many times she’s said it over her 35 years on the Utah Test and Training Range, but she will tell you that every time has been part of one amazing career.
  • Contested Coastal Rescue Training

    The 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons completed contested maritime training off the coast of California, Nov. 1-14, 2020. The training included day and night operations in which they executed a series of rescue procedures over the Pacific Ocean to enhance overall rescue capabilities, not only on land but also over and in water.
  • New drone program advances defensive capabilities at Al Udeid AB

    The 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron recently won squadron innovation funds for the purchase and use of small unmanned drones at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to train Airmen to detect and defend against similar unmanned systems used by various adversaries as well as adding an additional protective measure to the already multi-layered defensive capabilities in place at Al Udeid AB.
  • ACC Agile Flag experiment paves way for lead wings

    Agile Flag 21-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, came to a close, Oct. 29, 2020, as the first of its’ kind event to test the effectiveness of “Lead Wings.” The lead wing for this exercise was the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and 250 Airmen from six units from across the Air Force, who participated to better understand the diverse requirements that will go into certifying the lead-wing concept for Air Combat Command.
  • Dominate the Spectrum: ACC Emphasizes EMS

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) connects forces on land, in the air, at sea, space, and cyberspace. The EMS connects you in your personal and professional life, but this is a battlespace, and it must be won in each and every conflict. In Air Combat Command, the EMS is at the forefront of technological development supporting the Air Force, especially through the progression of electromagnetic warfare. It ultimately affects how ACC, and the Air Force, will engage in and through the EMS in the future.
  • A coin for everyone

    Resiliency plays a huge role in Airmen’s ability to succeed in their Air Force careers. Without the assistance of numerous helping agencies across the base, Airmen would not be equipped with the tools they need to cope during difficult times.
  • UAE-U.S. Air Warfare Centers lead joint large force employment

    The coalition of U.S., French and Emirati Air Force’s conducted a two-day large force exercise staged from various locations on Aug. 24-25.
  • Airman protects lives, receives medal

    Late in the evening of early May, one Airman jumped into action, remembering his training, after spotting the luminous flash of a burning house in Valdosta, Georgia. Tech. Sgt. Johnathan O’Connor, 23d Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of the combat intelligence cell, responded without hesitation, saved two lives and received an Air Force Commendation Medal to commend his efforts.
  • 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.
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits Team Pope

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on July 16 to discuss joint operations and the integral part the Air Force plays during global responses.
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