Air Force

February 14, 2014

Red Flag 14-1 stays on target

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

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Lyons, Joint Tactical Communications Office communications operator from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, looks through information on a workstation inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This is the first exercise that truly integrates advanced operational and tactical air, space and cyber training in a live, virtual, constructive environment.

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo

Staff Sgt. Bradley Schuster, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, assists Maj. Ryan Howland, 64th Aggressor Squadron F-16 pilot, into the cockpit prior to a Red Flag 14-1 training mission Feb. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen an opportunity to experience contested, degraded and operationally limited combat situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and safely return home.

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

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Sgt. Sean Bedford (left), Australian Space Operations Centre space duty technician, New Norcia, Australia, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Frederick Riggans-Huguley, 603rd Air and Space Operations Center space duty technician, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, analyze air missile defense systems inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Space duty technicians direct air missile ballistic warnings and provide communication to combat search and rescue teams.

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo

Airman 1st Class Jonathon Sitsis, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, and Maj. Scott Jewell, 64th Aggressor Squadron pilot, perform a pre-flight inspection on the F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During Red Flag, the 64th AGRS replicate threats joint and allied combat air forces might face anywhere in the world.

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo

Airman 1st Class Colby Alexander, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics apprentice, reviews technical data on a 64th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a Red Flag 14-1 training mission Feb. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Tactics the 64th AGRS use during Red Flag are designed to train pilots for a higher survivability rate within their first 10 sorties in combat situations.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Joshua Ortega, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, prepares a mid-air re-fuel during Red Flag 14-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range Feb. 4. Mid-air re-fueling is vital to a combat mission because it allows fighters, bombers, and other aircraft essential to the fight to refuel without having to waste valuable time refueling on the ground. The more these re-fueling operations are practiced in a controlled environment the smoother they will run in a real-world combat environment. Red Flag is hosted at Nellis AFB, Nev., and provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Dustin Childs, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., finishes cleaning the landing gear doors of a B-2 Spirit during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 10 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The B-2 is a low-observable bomber aircraft capable of releasing conventional and nuclear ordinances. Red Flag is an exercise that gives air and ground crews from various squadrons, branches and allied nations the chance to come together and practice various combat scenarios in a controlled environment.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Re...
 
 

AF to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after hi...
 

 

F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

WASHINGTON — Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported steady progress across all elements of...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirem...
 
 

Air Force revamps air expeditionary force construct

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin