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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

WEPTAC 2017: Future of warfare according to CSAF

Air Force senior leaders joined joint and coalition warfighters for the 2017 Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) here, Jan. 2 through 13.

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57th Wing Airmen take flight

As she stepped onto the flightline here Jan. 6, Senior Airman Sierra Elliott took note of her surroundings.

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Courtesy photo WASHINGTON — As America celebrates the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we call upon all Airmen to reflect on his enduring legacy and the call to service to others in the cause of justice, equality, and freedom. Dr. King rallied our nation to live up to the promise of…

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Retired from duty, not the mission

Behind the shadows of unparalleled MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper operations stand men and women who once wore a military uniform, still contributing to the fight. They are retired Air Force members.


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The Hurricane Seat

Posted  September 9, 2016

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As a chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, I have had the honor of some unique experiences, but none compare to riding in the “hurricane seat” of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. I learned this lesson on a recent trip visiting one of our geographically separated units, and…

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

Posted  September 9, 2016

Since its inception in 1975, Red Flag has served as the pinnacle of air-to-air combat training for the U.S. Air Force and its allies.

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Team Nellis/Creech/NTTR set to undergo Command Cyber Readiness Inspection

Posted  September 9, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases will be vulnerable for a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection or CCRI as early as October with a specific date still to be announced. Throughout the rigorous assessment window, inspectors will be examining the installation’s classified and unclassified computer networks to validate security compliance…

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Remembering 9/11

Posted  September 9, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo “I was 11 years old and in 5th grade. I woke up in the morning hearing my parents chattering about something on the TV that looked like a movie. It was the local news channel talking about a plane that had flown into one of the twin towers. As I watched…

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693rd ISRG increases capabilities during Red Flag 16-3

Posted  September 9, 2016

Courtesy photo The Distributed Ground Station-4 team takes a team picture in front of the U-2 the recent Red Flag 16-3 exercise July 11-29 at the Nevada Test and Training Range of Nellis Air Force Base. The mission of Red Flag is to provide unrivaled air, space and cyber combat power for America by combining…

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