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Air Force prepares for all MQ-9 force

Posted February 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper.

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New dorm opens with Airmen’s needs in mind

Posted February 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Airman 1st Class Nicholas Martini, 99th Security Forces Squadron, cut the ceremonial ribbon of the new 240-person, 85,000 square foot dormitory facility at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 3, 2017.

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Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

Posted February 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors — she’s currently grey — and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.

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F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard
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ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag

Posted February 17, 2017 by Lori A. Bultman

Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat.

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Annual weapons load recognizes superior performers, keeps skills sharp

Posted February 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Three-man load crews from the seven aircraft maintenance units assigned to the 57th Maintenance Group convened on the flightline here to compete in the annual weapons load crew competition Jan. 27.

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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03

Posted February 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-3, Jan. 13-27, here.

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B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The engines from two powerful bombers hum at an even pace as one of the most essential airframes in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1B Lancer, prepares to takeoff.

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Skyhawk reunion takes place at Red Flag 17-1

Posted February 17, 2017 by Eamon Hamilton

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A chance reunion between man and machine took place here during Red Flag 17-1. Sgt. Murray Staff was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as an imagery specialist to record the the Royal Australian air force’s participation in the exercise, and was surprised to see a familiar A-4…

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Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.

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