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1st Lt. Tyesha McBride, 99th Mission Support Group executive officer, is presented with a certificate of achievement for completing her cancer treatment on March 21, 2017, in the Mike O’Callaghan Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. McBride was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) Positivity against all odds
"You have cancer" These are the three words no one ever wants to hear.
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A sensor operator assigned to the 11th Attack Squadron trains in support of the launch and recovery missions March 2, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to setting the standard of LRE training for MQ-1s and MQ-9s in the Air Force, the 11th also supports exercises involving these aircraft at the Nevada Test and Training Range. Exercises such as Red Flag, Green Flag and other advanced aerial combat training scenarios are made possible by the combined efforts of aircrews trained by the 11th ATKS FTU. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell) 11th ATKS paves way with training
As technology on the battlefield changes and evolves, remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, continue to provide combatant commanders with unblinking eyes and attack capabilities from the sky. Some of these capabilities, such as being able to stay airborne for nearly 24 hours, see with high fidelity both night and day and operate virtually unseen, makes RPAs a highly effective platform in the war on terrorism. To accomplish flight, two geographically separate aircrews work together: the mission control element and launch and recovery element. The MCE is responsible for executing the mission, while the LRE conducts successful takeoffs and landings. While being MCE certified is standard for all aircrews flying the MQ-1 and MQ-9, LR certification requires extra training.
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A simulated injured pilot calls for rescue on the Nevada Test and Training Range, during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission, March 8, 2017. CSAR is a search and rescue operation that is carried out within or near combat zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Joint forces perform CSAR over the NTTR
Combat search and rescue is an operation that is carried out within or near combat zones. A CSAR mission may be carried out by a task force of helicopters, ground-attack aircraft, aerial refueling tankers and an airborne command post.
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A Singapore air force CH-47 Chinook flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission, March 6, 2017. In performing these missions and working with coalition partners, Red Flag allows the members of the Singapore air force to extend their skill set. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Singapore AF enhances Red Flag 17-2
As the Singapore CH-47 Chinook’s twin rotors build speed and spin in unison, a loud but calming hum fills the interior of the helicopter. Seven Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists sit with their gear in front of them, parachutes on their backs.
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A 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airman from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares an F-15C Eagle during exercise Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Mar. 3. Red Flag provides an opportunity for the 493rd Fighter Squadron aircrew and maintainers to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Reapers wrap-up Red Flag 17-2
The 493rd Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, completed Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 10.
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Gen. James M. Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, speaks during ACC’s Change of Command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 10, 2017. Holmes assumed command from Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired after 39 years of service to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC
Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Kohler, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. removes an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile from an F-16CM Fighting Falcon in support of Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 28, 2017. While participating in Red Flag, weapons load crew members have the opportunity to work with live munitions as opposed to the dummy munitions they practice with at Shaw. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) Up all night: 20th MXG ensures readiness 24/7
Las Vegas never sleeps, and neither does the 20th Maintenance Group, which conducts 24-hour operations whether at home at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, or on temporary duty at Nellis in support of Red Flag 17-2.
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The competitors from the U.S. Air Force are announced at the 2017 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials opening ceremony on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 24, 2017. The Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials in full swing at Nellis
The Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. James Nicholas, 55th Fighter Squadron pilot, left, shakes hands with Airman Bryce Gavitt, 55th FS crew chief, right, before taking off in support of Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27, 2017. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, aiming to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness for future real-world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) 20th FW kicks off Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis AFB
The U.S. Air Force’s two-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-2, began Feb. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and will conclude March 10.Held multiple times each year on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range, Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving
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U.S. Air Force retired Tech. Sgt. Freddie Rosario, 2017 AF Warrior Game Trials competitor, carries the Wounded Warrior flag during the opening ceremony of the Air Force trials at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 24, 2017 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dozens of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Australian and Great Britain wounded warriors gathered for the fourth annual competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chip Pons) 2017 AF Trials commence
Dozens of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Australian and Great Britain wounded warriors gathered here Feb. 24, 2017, to mark the opening ceremony of the fourth annual Air Force Warrior Game Trials competition at the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. These trials are part of an adaptive sports program, headed by the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans.
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