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  • Rain or shine, weather flight protects flightline

    The 20th Operations Support Squadron weather flight Airmen’s discipline, attention to detail and continued emphasis on the hard-earned basics are what stand between unseen deadly flying conditions and the pilots of Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
  • Giving F-22 Raptor its senses

    The F-22 Raptor is one of the U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation fighter aircraft, performing both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century fight. With the combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, and advanced situational awareness technology, the F-22 Raptor airframe allows the pilot to track, identify, shoot and neutralize threats before being detected.
  • Rapid Forge begins at Spangdahlem Air Base

    U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle's, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah take off from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 16, 2019, during Operation Rapid Forge. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to bases in the territory of NATO allies in order to enhance readiness and improve interoperability. Participation in multinational exercises and operations enhances professional relationships and coordination with allies. The goal of the operation is to enhance readiness in coordination with U.S. allies and partners in Europe.
  • F-35A to participate in 'Gunfighter Flag' exercise

    The 34th Fighter Squadron, from Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing, will fly the F-35A Lightning II alongside other Air Force units in Gunfighter Flag here next week. The exercise, similar to larger combat exercises like Red Flag at Nellis AFB, Nevada, will bring together various Air Force aircraft into a joint force to strike targets in high-threat environments, including: F-15E, F-15C, A-10 and E-3 AWACS.
  • Tyndall Rebuilding Update

    Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Tyndall Program Management Office executive director, discuss how Tyndall Air Force Base will use supplemental funds from Congress to rebuild the base after Hurricane Michael.
  • Baptism by fire

    Firefighters from the Czech Republic, the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard and members from the Offutt Air Force Base 55th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department participated in a live fire training June 5, 2019, at the fire pit here.  Firefighters from Offutt are required to train twice a year using the fire pit and structural burning. Although this is required training for the firefighters, this exercise was a little unique. This time the fire department was hosting firefighters from the Czech Republic. The Nebraska Air National Guard works in association with the Czech Republic through the State Partnership Program.
  • Hill Airmen bring F-35A, fifth-gen capabilities to European defense exercise

    Airmen deployed from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently wrapped up the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs first participation in a large, European air-and-missile defense exercise. The focus of the multi-national exercise, Astral Knight 2019, was to defend several key areas of terrain from cruise-missile and aircraft strikes. During the exercise, U.S. military forces worked closely with coalition forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia at various locations across Europe, carrying out operational and cyber scenarios.
  • Employees save $75million in assets, receive 46 civilian achievement medals

    Within mere days of the Category 5 hurricane that hit Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, employees from the 325th Training Support Squadron rushed from their hunkered down shelters and evacuation points to assess and mitigate damage to more than $75 million in assets while taking care of their own homes and communities.
  • Acting SecAF Matthew P. Donovan visits Tyndall

    Honorable Matthew P. Donovan, acting Secretary of the Air Force, visited Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 2, 2019, after assuming the position June 1.
  • US, UAE fly to build interoperability

    United Arab Emirates Air Force Mirage 2000, a UAE F-16 Desert Falcon and a U.S. F-35A Lightning II fly a partnering flight in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 29, 2019. The flight was conducted to continue building military-to-military relationships and interoperability with the UAE. The F-35s are in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility as part of the standard rotational forces protecting U.S. forces and interests in the region. The flights were supported by a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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