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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Air Force

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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Teamwork, Precision and Execution: Red Flag 16-4

The skies above Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, have been dominated by the presence of F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron for Red Flag 16-4.

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Red Flag 16-4: challenge issued, challenge accepted

The 55th Fighter Squadron, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, brought their “Shawesome” F-16 Fighting Falcon’s to an exercise Air Expeditionary Wing during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15, 2016.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Local

Mad Hatters strike at Red Flag

F-15E Strike Eagles, personnel and equipment from the 492nd Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England kicked-off exercise Red Flag 16-4, to conduct air combat training with joint and U.S. allies combat air forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15.


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57th Adversary Tactics Group holds change of command

Posted  August 12, 2016

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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Transparent leadership: An old concept for modern times

Posted  August 12, 2016

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial…

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Critical thinking is way of future

Posted  August 12, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Many people in leadership positions, be it military or civilian, say education is the way of the future and believe through education problems can be solved, efficiency improved and the mission completed. I came from that world, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management….

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Leader training on Blended Retirement System available via mobile app

Posted  August 12, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The new Blended Retirement System is a hot topic of conversation across the Defense Department, and most total force members have questions on how it will work and who is eligible. The online BRS leader course, released in June, is designed to educate leaders on the new retirement system….

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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted  August 12, 2016

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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