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MQ-9 model makes international debut

The MQ-9 Reaper model made its first transnational debut at the Lethbridge International Air Show July 14-16, 2017, in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada.

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53rd TEG welcomes new commander

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Col. Brian Schafer, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, speaks to the crowd during the group’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11, 2017. The mission of the 53rd TEG is to provide the warfighter with the latest in software, hardware,…

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Avengers assemble

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait for pilots to walk to three F-35B Lightning IIs on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training…

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Premier MQ-1, MQ-9 Wing changes hands

The men and women of the leading MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper wing welcomed their new commander during the 432nd Wing change of command ceremony July 6, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.  

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MQ-9 maintainer’s innovation expedites engine training

In order to enable airpower, the Air Force calls upon skilled and competent maintainers to perform all required functions to keep aircraft at the ready.


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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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