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Inspired by air show, boy becomes USAF pilot

Posted August 7, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Inspiration can be fleeting or it can be enduring. As seven-year-old boy, Richard felt this powerful drive during a family outing to an air show, he had no idea it would shape his future career helping him become a U.S. Air Force pilot.

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Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city.

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Red Flag 17-3 integrates MQ-9 Reaper

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty An MQ-9 Reaper stands ready to provide warfighters with persistent attack and reconnaissance to the U.S. and joint coalition partners. MQ-9 Reaper aircrews from the 732nd Operations Group stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-3 from July 10-28, 2017 at Nellis…

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JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness

Posted July 31, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Joint terminal attack controllers communicate with an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot via radio during a training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017. JTACs direct aircraft for use during close-air support and offensive operations from a forward position. Joint Terminal Attack…

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433rd WPS integrates with new 6th WPS F-35s

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy An F-22 Raptor fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, banks and flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world’s most advanced…

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Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS

Posted July 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis to the runway during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2017. The 55th FS is known as the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth.” Red Flag 17-3, the Air…

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SecAF: Nellis is where we bring it together

Posted July 26, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada from July 17 to 21, 2017, to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag, the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.

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Pilot survives vintage military jet fire near Nevada airport

Posted July 26, 2017 by AP

A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury. The pilot was the only person aboard the Strikemaster jet when it crashed just before noon July 24 about a half-mile south of Henderson Executive Airport,…

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Bulls celebrate 75 years of aviation excellence

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron Bulls have played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities.

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SecAF gets firsthand look at MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Creech Air Force Base July 19, 2017, to get a closer look at the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper mission.

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