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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover

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


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Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover

Posted  August 12, 2016

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

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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War Games: Blue Flag provides operational level command, control training

Posted  August 12, 2016

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is to develop innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic and relevant testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. Blue Flag is a key exercise in helping to prepare leaders and achieve the overall USAFWC mission.

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Green Flag measures readiness, interoperability

Posted  August 12, 2016

During combat, an Airman’s job is to create effects on the battlefield to support the commander’s intent and his nation’s strategic objectives — simultaneously balancing aggressiveness with restraint.

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Nellis makes childhood wish reality

Posted  August 12, 2016

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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