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An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 74th FS brought 12 A-10s to GFW in support of a joint, large-force combat-readiness exercise for close air support integration training.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03
Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 13 - 27, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. GFW is an air-land integration exercise that gives Air Force pilots a chance to conduct realistic close air support in a joint training environment which is designed to mirror the current conditions present in overseas contingency operations.
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Maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conduct preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. The F-35’s multi-role capabilities allows it to perform missions which traditionally required numerous specialized aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes/Released) F-35A Lightning maintenance sparks Red Flag 17-1
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.
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Maj. Matthew Zakri, 57th Munitions Squadron commander, prepares to furl the 57th Maintenance Squadron guidon during a redesignation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27, 2017. During the ceremony, the 57th MXS was inactivated and all of its former Airmen stood up the newly activated 57th MUNS. 57th MXS redesignated as 57th MUNS
A little more than seven years after it was designated as the 57th Maintenance Squadron, the squadron was inactivated. On Jan. 27, all of its former Airmen stood up the newly activated 57th Munitions Squadron during a redesignation ceremony, here.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, air lift support, and search and rescue aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Hill's F-35As arrive for Red Flag 17-1
Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operation on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. This will be the first time the F-35A has participates in a Red Flag exercise.
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Airman 1st Class Devin Moore, right, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician, speaks with a fellow maintainer while conducting maintenance on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. GFW is an air-land integration combat training exercise, which hosted 12 A-10s from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Accompanying the aircraft were 130 maintenance personnel who worked around the clock to launch 18 sorties per day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Maintenance Airmen capitalize on Green Flag
Airmen from the 23d Maintenance Group capitalized on an opportunity to prepare for future deployments during a two-week training exercise, Jan. 13-27, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag-West 17-03, an air-land integration combat training exercise, hosted 12 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, and in support, more than 130 personnel from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 23d Component Maintenance Squadron and 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron.
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Airmen participate in the live, virtual, constructive portion of Red Flag 15-2 at the Combined Operations Center-Nellis on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 5, 2015. Red Flag 15-2 will be the first Red Flag exercise that will include hundreds of virtual and constructive participants in simulators at their home stations or the Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler) Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases
The silent warfighters 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, yesterday through Feb. 10. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies.
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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing fly into Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18, 2017. The fifth generation aircraft flew in from Langley Air Force Base, Va., to participate in the three-week Red Flag 17-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Red Flag's heartbeat: Core unit arrives at NAFB
The 1st Fighter Wing’s air crews and support personnel out of Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, arrived at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Jan.17 and 18, 2017, to participate in Red Flag 17-1, as the exercise’s core unit.
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An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis on the flightline of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., before participating in Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 18, 2017. Red Flag provides combat training in a degraded and operationally limited environment making the training missions as realistic as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released Red Flag 17-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB
The U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-1, began today and will conclude on Feb. 10.
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F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings prepare to depart Hill AFB, Utah, Jan. 20 for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Hill fighter wings first to bring F-35A to Red Flag
Pilots and maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20 to participate in the three-week Red Flag 17-01 exercise. Red Flag is the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants include both United States and allied nations' combat air forces. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements (AF/A3), talks about the current pilot shortage across the Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 10, 2017. In September 2015, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force directed a Fighter Enterprise Redesign to focus on developing a strategy and implementation plan to ensure the Air Force has an enduring, proficient and sufficient fighter pilot force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes/Released) Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage
The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.
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