Local

July 3, 2014

Aviano jets rocket over California skies during Green Flag 14-8

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

Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons, unmanned aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft.

 

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

Airman Kacy Cotham, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Base, Italy, goes through post-flight procedures on an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag provides critical training to air and ground crews with scenarios to prepare them for future real-world missions.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Airman First Class Juancarlos Bernarte, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, for flight during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag gives surface to air training to improve skills and gain efficiency for future real-world operations.

 

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

Senior Airman Joseph Archuleta, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, directs an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag provides air and ground crews the opportunity to hone their skills and gain efficiency for future real-world operations.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, taxis on the flightline during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 is equipped with an internal M61 Vulcan cannon, and 11 hardpoints for mounting various other weaponry and equipment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Airman 1st Class Gabriel Toledo-Navarro, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs post flight maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to being a valuable training opportunity for flight crews, Green Flag provides ground crews the chance to hone their skills in a realistic environment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army Combat Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a...
 
 

Never underestimate your impact

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding...
 
 

Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but...
 

 

SECDEF visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases during an all-call at the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 26. Carter’s department is responsible for policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluations for the...
 
 

Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a policy memo today allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians...
 
 

TRICARE pharmacy rules changing for maintenance, brand-name drugs

WASHINGTON — TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program beginning Oct. 1, a Defense Health Agency official said here Aug. 20. George Jones, DHA’s pharmacy operations division chief, said the new policy does not apply...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>