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.
The MQ-1 Predator aircrew sat in the ground control station focused intently on their screens. Tension filled the air as they assessed the situation and began calculating the risks of destroying an armored vehicle suspected of carrying explosives.
The U.S. Air Force Weapons School capped off the first week of a new class on Jan. 13 with a visit from the Air Forces Southern commander, who presented the initial Commandant Lecture Series (CLS) session of Class 17A.
The 799th Security Force Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, is currently involved in a cooperative agreement and community outreach program with The State of Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), Three Lakes Valley Boot Camp (TLVBC).
Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron [Moody Air Force Base, Ga.] prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03 from Jan. 13-27, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
The silent war fighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, Jan. 24 through Feb. 10.