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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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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted  July 28, 2016

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-18. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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U-2 returns to Red Flag

Posted  July 25, 2016

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted  July 23, 2016

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

Posted  July 21, 2016

The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11.

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Red Flag 16-3 night operations

Posted  July 21, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jake Carter Capt. Matt Bender from the 20th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., conducts pre-flight checks on his F-16 before a night sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its…

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