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  • Airfield Management; providing a safe and effective airfield

    The Airmen of the 325th Operations Support Squadron airfield management flight are a part of the foundation of total air dominance. Tyndall is home to the Weapons System Evaluation Program East and Checkered Flag, both Department of Defense exercises held regularly to ensure DoD assets are prepared for real-world contingency operations. However, without a safe, operational airfield, unrivaled combat airpower would stay grounded on the Tyndall flight line.
  • Lightning Challenge 2021 Showcases TACP Capabilities for the Future Fight

    The 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted Lightning Challenge 2021, a world-wide Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) competition, at Camp Butner, North Carolina, Oct. 18-22, 2021.
  • 84th RADES optimizes TPS-75, AF’s primary ground deployable radar

    The Control and Reporting Center team at the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, evaluated the U.S. Air Force's primary ground deployable radar, the TPS-75 at the Oregon Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron, Camp Rilea, Oregon, Sept. 7 – 24.
  • Coalition forces strengthen close air support capabilities

    U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) Airmen deployed to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, along with the U.S. Army 1st Battalion 194th Armor Regiment joint fires observers (JFOs) in-training, and the Italian air force (Aeronautica Militare) Task Group Typhoon recently rained together at Udairi Range, Kuwait. The joint coalition force practiced close air support, fostering enduring partnerships and advancing its decisive combat dominance.
  • Seymour Johnson maintainers keep jets, alliances ready at Castle Forge

    Since Oct. 6, F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, have been thundering over the Black Sea region alongside allies from the Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian air forces. This multinational operation, Castle Forge, is all about agile execution and the ability of NATO allies to generate air power anytime, anywhere.
  • Corrosion control facility: taking art to the skies

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron corrosion control facility are in charge of maintaining 20th Operations Group aircraft outside appearance. The paint contains radar absorbing material, which makes a fresh coat of paint vital to mission success. From sanding and removing corrosion on parts from other units, to painting the jet and its tail flashes, the corrosion shop makes sure the F-16 Viper is always operational.
  • Multi-Domain Warfare students learn more about peer threat, JADC2 emerging technologies at Nellis

    The Multi-Domain Warfare Officer Initial Skills Training class 21B visited the 805th Combat Training Squadron’s Shadow Operations Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, also known as the ShOC-N, to observe the experimentation and incubation of new command and control technologies and development of C2 tactics, techniques, and procedures, Sept. 23-24.
  • 53rd unit tests container against chemical/biological attacks

    The 52d Wing, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently tested a modified shipping container called a Collective Protection Conex against biological and chemical attacks. Agile Combat Support division engineers and chemists evaluated the heavily modified and instrumented conex’s airlock functionality, clean-air requirements, purge rates, leakage tests and overall ability to withstand a contaminated environment.
  • F-15EX undergoes first operational test mission at Nellis AFB

    The F-15EX is undergoing its first-ever operational test mission paired with F-15Cs and F-15Es at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Nellis Air Force Base. The main focus is to provide the initial push for operational tests and evaluation to really evaluate the platform from an end-to-end perspective with the addition of a robust threat environment.
  • Eielson F-35s participate in WSEP, make strides towards first IOC squadron in PACAF

    The 356th Fighter Squadron made history as the first F-35A Lightning II unit in the Pacific Air Forces to participate in an air-to-air weapons evaluation here, Oct. 8-23, 2021. This is the second fifth-generation platform to be evaluated on live-fire air-to-air weapons employment in support of National Defense Strategy objectives. Successful completion of Weapon System Evaluation Program East 22.01 marks another milestone for the 356th FS, as they take a crucial step towards becoming the first Initial Operational Capability F-35A squadron in PACAF.
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