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Red Flag: Then, now

Posted February 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

During the Vietnam War (1962-1973) the U.S. Air Force lost approximately 1,737 aircraft in combat. It was a number that was unacceptable and an area that the Air Force knew it needed to improve on.

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26 WPS integrates with US Navy SUSTEX to show Reaper capabilities

Posted February 12, 2016 by Capt. Brad Delloiacono

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The MQ-9 Reaper’s persistence, sensors, weapons and communication capabilities make it ideal for naval operations. To demonstrate, the MQ-9’s maritime prowess is a force multiplier, and in line with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander’s priority to maximize testing, tactics and training to enhance total force integration of…

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Red Flag 16-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Lead Aircraftsmen Ernesto Miranda, from 1 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Amberley, Australia, performs avionics checks on an F/A 18F Super Hornet prior to a round of Red Flag 16-1 night training sorties Feb. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to daytime operations,…

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606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

Posted February 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.

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104th FW guardsmen honing skills during Red Flag

Posted February 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Loni Kingston

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 125 Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, joined combat air force squadrons from around the world to participate in Red Flag 16-1, a large scale integration and combat training exercise. The 104th FW joins over 130 aircraft and 3,000 personnel from…

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Maintaining success through Total Force Integration at Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III

It is a given that no aircraft leaves the ground unless it is working properly, but that challenge is multiplied here at Red Flag 16-1. Hundreds of maintainers from around the world work long hours to ensure all training sorties are executed safely and efficiently.

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Maintaining the mission: Ground equipment Airmen ensure RPA success

Posted February 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

With the rising need for remotely piloted airpower, Airmen work around the clock at both Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, and abroad to bring the fight from the air.

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Airmen powered by innovation, continuous process improvement for 2016, beyond

Posted February 5, 2016 by Sean McCully

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Employees of the Department of Defense, and more specifically the Air Force, must be accountable stewards of taxpayer dollars and ensure that the daily work processes supporting mission requirements, tactical and strategic goals, are effective and ultimately efficient in their execution and sustainment. Focusing on innovation, strategic alignment, problem…

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Gone but not forgotten

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter A kennel with a paw imprint, water bowl and photograph of Military Working Dog Mike were put on display during a memorial service Jan. 28 at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base. The memorial service was held in honor of MWD Mike, who passed…

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Airman lifts into fitness

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Staff Sgt. Evan Welsh, 31st Munitions Squadron munitions systems specialist Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs a deadlift Feb. 2 in the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Welsh is on temporary duty here for Red Flag 16-1 but still takes time out…

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