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  • USAFWS weapons officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

    Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18 in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.
  • ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag

    Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat. This year’s first Red Flag, 17-1, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has today’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors thinking about the many kinetic, or traditional weapon, and non-kinetic, information warfare, effects they can produce in battle scenarios.
  • Coronet Warrior exercise test aircrew, combat support deployed operations

    The 4th Fighter Wing conducted a base-wide employment exercise, Jan. 30-31, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. More than 1,000 Airmen participated in the exercise, which was designed to simulate deployed operations in our current area of responsibility to test both the aircrew flying and base personnel on the ground.
  • Hill's F-35As arrive for Red Flag 17-1

    Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operation on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. This will be the first time the F-35A has participates in a Red Flag exercise.
  • An up-close look at the 20th FW mission

    An Airman crawls in through the hatch of a vehicle and ducks into the darkness below. It is a confined space filled with buttons and knobs, switches and panels, each of them marked by a series of unknown symbols and strange lettering, and it smells like the inside of a military surplus store.Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing were treated to
  • Ready to defend

    In an open field at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, an Airman fends off attackers one by one while experiencing disorientation, shortness of breath and struggling to open his eyes through excruciating pain.
  • Guardian Angel Combat Leaders Course put into action

    It takes countless years of career field education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader. The 68th Rescue Flight executed a 65-day course for ten pararescuemen in a newly-designed course to develop their leadership abilities while obtaining their 7-level certification for their dynamic career field.
  • D-M, local firefighters train together

    Firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Green Valley Fire District teamed up to participate in live-fire training at D-M AFB, Ariz., this week. A total of about 125 firefighters from both agencies utilized this week’s Class-A training to maintain proficiency in fire protection.
  • AF readiness for global combat power

    The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct Airmen and cargo from D-M. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe.
  • SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

    It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One such piece to the puzzle would be suppression of enemy air defenses which has been around since the days of the Wild Weasels. “The suppression of enemy air defenses means eliminating, avoiding, and destroying threats that are trying to shoot down any of our friendly forces,” said Maj. William Lutmer, 55th Fighter Squadron director of operations, Shaw AFB, South Carolina. “SEAD has a full spectrum of suppression techniques such as jamming, putting a bomb on the target, or it might even mean using a High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile to hit it.”
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