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  • Global reach powers air superiority

    A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018. The Stratotanker refueled four Raptors during this routine training mission. Refueling missions help the 94th Fighter Squadron accomplish their task of providing rapid air superiority to the United States and its allies. This total force training mission involved an Air National Guard refueling team, base out of Maine, and an active duty fighter jet team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
  • COMACC discusses the warfighter’s edge

    The commander of Air Combat Command Gen. Mike Holmes discussed the importance of taking the lead in warfighting through innovation at the 2018 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 23, 2018.
  • K9 handler learns just as much from her canine student

    ....It is a testament to her bond with Nido, that she can instinctively describe his emotional reaction to the location before they have arrived. This is Meyer’s first deployment as a handler. She graduated from the military working dog technical school approximately a year ago and has worked with dogs for a few months before she found out she was deploying and assigned Nido, a more experienced and confident dog....
  • Pave Hawks get hosed

    Airmen from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit wash an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Feb. 20, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen are required to wash the helicopters every 180 days to control corrosion caused by oil, dirt and grime. Washing paired with mechanical and electrical maintenance help Airmen ensure the Pave Hawks are ready at a moment’s notice.
  • Holloman hosts Royal Canadian Air Force

    Holloman Air Force Base hosted dissimilar aircraft training and integration with the Royal Canadian Air Force from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15, 2018.The training served to familiarize NATO allies with each other’s aircraft operations and maintenance requirements as well as strengthening their partnerships. “We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons)
  • Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

    The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air Force Base, Fairchild AFB, and Royal Air Force Mildenhall. The task force has
  • CFK: Communication on demand

    The 386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron trains with a communication fly-away kit for these what-if scenarios. The unit is designed to transfer a lot of information quickly, requiring technicians to accompany it assuring the computer and telephones can smoothly interface with the communication fly-away kit, said Senior Airman Angel Perez, 386th ECS, cyber transport systems technician deployed from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
  • Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

    The MQ-1 Predator is a Remotely Piloted Aircraft flown by aircrew assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech and units around the world. It has contributed to the U.S. warfighting efforts in unprecedented ways and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018 as the Air Force transitions to an all MQ-9 Reaper force. With the introduction of aerial warfare, countries all over the world raced to the skies to gain tactical advantage over their adversaries. Devices such as balloons were used in early conflict for reconnaissance and, while the thought of such technology seems primitive today, that same pursuit of aerial superiority ultimately inspired the MQ-1.
  • 100 years, all for freedom

    The 79th Fighter Squadron, “Tigers,” is scheduled to celebrate its 100-year anniversary on Feb. 22, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
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