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USS Sterett prepares to fire

Posted March 9, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Richard L.J. Gourley Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Patrick Green, right, from Annapolis, Md., and Chief Gunner’s Mate Leo Torres, from Las Vegas, Nev., perform pre-firing checks on the Mark 45 5-inch gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett is on a scheduled deployment to conduct operations…

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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A commander’s farewell

Posted March 7, 2018 by Lt. Col. Nicholas

As we draw closer to the March 9, 2018, sunset of the MQ-1 Predator, as the commander of the 15th Attack Squadron, the last squadron in Air Combat Command to operate the venerable aircraft, I have been asked numerous times for my thoughts about the retirement of the “Pred.” I will attempt to explain my…

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HH-60s train over the NTTR

Posted February 28, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, looks out the side window of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during training on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 22, 2018. The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter conducts day or night personnel recovery operations in hostile environments to recover…

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66th RQS, 823rd MXS return from deployment

Posted February 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Friends and family stand by before deployed 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron members land Feb. 8, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The team returning home included HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilots, special missions aviators, maintainers, pararescuemen, combat rescue officers, and a…

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2018 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

Posted February 26, 2018 by Master Sgt. Matthew Bates

More than 150 wounded warriors from the Air Force, Army, Great Britain and Australia gathered today to officially open the fifth annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Flag Friday strengthens camaraderie among Red Flag 18-1 participants

Posted February 23, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Red Flag 18-1 paused flying operations Feb. 9, 2018, to strengthen camaraderie between the U.S. and coalition combat air forces through a day of briefings and educational engagement at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Posted February 23, 2018 by

Nellis to host USAF Wounded Warrior Team Trials The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, in coordination with Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, will host the United States Air Force Trials Feb.23-March 1. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive & rehabilitative sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being…

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RAAF wraps up Red Flag 18-1

Posted February 23, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Red Flag 18-1 came to an end Feb. 16 for the Royal Australian Air Force, which traveled more than 8,000 miles with nearly 300 service members and multiple aircraft to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise.

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Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

Posted February 23, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Daniel de La Fé

The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support of the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.

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Red Flag 18-1 concludes

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver A Royal Air Force pilot prepares his gear before flying during Red Flag 18-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5, 2018. Red Flag provides pilots with real-time war scenarios.  

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