Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.
Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.
Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a transatlantic flight to Libya Jan. 18, 2017, in what would become the B-2s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.
On any giving day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, you can hear sound of freedom as the F-22 Raptors circle the mountains and come in for a landing. There was a different tone to that sound Jan. 9, 2017 as the Marine F-35B Lightening II fighter jets joined the orchestration.
She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors -- she’s currently grey -- and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.
After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
The debut of the F-35A Lightning II at Red Flag has afforded the pilots and maintainers of the aircraft a chance to be a part of the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.