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210th RQS brings CSAR to desert for Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 19, 2016 by By Senior Airman Jake Carter 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, Alaska is usually blanketed in snow and has temperatures so low that you will want to wear an extra pair of socks. Usually you will see evergreen that are still full of life, the occasional moose or elk walking down the road and can usually…

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Alaska ANG feels the heat at Red Flag 16-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Airman 1st Class David Hayes, 210th Rescue Squadron member, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, looks out the side of an HH-60 helicopter before taking off during Red Flag 16-1 Feb. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Being from Alaska, the 210th RQS participates in Red Flag…

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Defense Secretary talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted February 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Defense Secretary Ash Carter came here Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense-budget installation visits, and spoke to Nellis Air Force Base Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12, with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment. Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron where the mission is…

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57th OSS weather plays crucial role during Red Flag

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

Atmospheric weather conditions vary every day due to changes in heat, wind and moisture. Weather is constantly changing and is not something that can be controlled.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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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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