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Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

The 414th Combat Training Squadron, which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic multi-domain training exercise that maximizes the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a robust, accurate training environment.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Local

USAFWC breaks ground on Virtual Test and Training Center

Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, broke ground Feb. 8 on the Virtual Test and Training Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., which will enable full-spectrum readiness through next-generation battlespace environments.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Local

Creech Airmen celebrate new MWR services

Creech Air Force Base, Nev., held a grand opening for a long-sought Community Commons location, Jan. 31, 2019. Leadership from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and 99th Air Base Wing were in attendance and ushered in yet another addition to Creech morale, welfare and recreation infrastructure.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Local

Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

732nd OSS activates, sets RPA group up for success

The 732nd Operations Support Squadron activated during an assumption of command ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2019. The new unit, dubbed the “Archers,” will provide the support required for the MQ-9 Reaper attack squadrons within the 732nd Operations Group to seamlessly execute their persistent attack and reconnaissance missions.


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Veterans

Missing 57th FG pilot from WW II found

Posted  January 21, 2019

Courtesy photograph The remains of 2nd Lt. James R. Lord, former P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, have been found and identified. Lord was assigned to the 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, when his plane crashed while engaging enemy gun encampments Aug. 10, 1944. The remains of former P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft pilot, then assigned to the 66th…

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COMACC: Nellis to shift training to address higher-end adversaries

Posted  January 21, 2019

The commander of Air Combat Command spoke about the future of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the Nevada Test and Training Range while hosting the Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference Jan. 7-18.

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Commentary

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

Posted  January 18, 2019

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone…

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Set goals, not resolutions in 2019!

Posted  January 18, 2019

Every year, we set resolutions for the New Year — the most popular resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, saving money, exercising more and quitting smoking. While we select these resolutions with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten and left to the wayside by upcoming spring. Why is this? According…

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Commentary

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

Posted  January 18, 2019

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone…

Full Story »