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57th Adversary Tactics Group holds change of command

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Col. Samantha Weeks assumes command of the 57th Adversary Tactics Group from Brig. General Jeanie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony held in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 5. The 57th ATG provides…

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Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover

Posted August 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat replication and training.

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Aerial refueling: Tankers serve as gas stations in Nevada skies

Posted August 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Over the Nevada Test and Training Range, aircraft from all over the globe blast through the Nevada sky in a simulated war scenario. In the exercise, called Red Flag, units test their abilities against some of the military’s premier aircraft while also receiving some of the best training offered in the world.

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Nellis makes childhood wish reality

Posted August 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Growing up building model airplanes with his dad, Reymond Rivas always dreamed of joining the Air Force to become a fighter pilot.

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Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

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U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Capt. Awal Iselin, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, pilot, salutes as he taxis before take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS is participating in Green Flag 16-8, a large scale air-to-ground combat exercise.   U.S. Air Force photo…

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CMSAF visits Nellis AFB

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Jake Carter Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with airmen apart of the E-3 AWACS from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., during a meet and great on the flightline at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 27, 2016. While visiting with Airmen, Cody answered Airmen’s questions regarding…

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99th ABW welcomes new commander

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Col. Paul Murray assumed command of the 99th Air Base Wing from Col. Richard Boutwell at the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar July 15.

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First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Since its maiden flight in 1991, the C-17 Globemaster III has served as the most reliable and maintainable cargo aircraft in the U. S. Air Force arsenal with the ability of rapid and strategic cargo and troop delivery.

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Diverse AFE mission challenges airmen, protects lives

Posted July 29, 2016 by Susan Garcia

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—Six-foot-high wooden lockers line the aircrew fitting room, quiet in the early morning. Inside each locker a collection of helmets, antigravity suits, oxygen connectors and other life-saving flight equipment sits ready for the daily preflight inspection. Soon, a U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment specialist will ensure each item…

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