Air Force

March 24, 2012

Around Nellis, Creech, Nevada Test and Training Range and the United States Air Force


U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean Mitchell
ALASKA "” An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130P/N King flies over Alaska with its aerial refueling hoses extended March 14, 2012. The HC-130P/N is an extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules transport.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. “” Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot and her dedicated crew chief, Staff Sgt. Tacota LeMuel pose for a portrait at the Thunderbird hangar, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2, 2012. Maj. Jensen is the Thunderbirds’ first female reservist demonstration pilot. Sgt. LeMuel is one of two female crew chiefs assigned to the Thunderbirds and the only female dedicated crew chief on this year’s showline. (For more photos and the full story, go to www.nellis.af.mil)

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

LAS VEGAS, Nev. “” The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, fly over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the opening ceremonies of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 race March 11, 2012. This year marks the 30th season the squadron has performed in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter aircraft.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

NEVADA TEST AND TRAINING RANGE, Nev. “” A three-ship of F/A-18 Hornets, Royal Australian Air Force, fly in a training mission during Red Flag 12-3 March 9, 2012, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Members of the RAAF participate in the Red Flag exercise every other year.




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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force B...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Fuels management flight takes on Red Flag 14-3 full force

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Senior Airman Daniel Millard, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels journeyman, prepares to fuel an aircraft participating in Red Flag 14-3, July 22, at Nellis Air Force...
 
 
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Raptors, Falcons fuel up in desert skies

Three U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., during Red Flag 14-3, Ju...
 

 

Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I...
 
 

LEAP application window opens

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enlisted applications July 15 – Aug. 22. Those intending to submit applications must register their intent to apply by Aug. 8. Officer candidate students in their senior years may also apply. LEAP is a career-spanning program to identify, develop and...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Red Flag 14-3 just days away

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young An F-15E Strike Eagle flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker while waiting for its wingman to finish refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training R...
 




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