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Aircraft maintainers assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, MO., perform pre-flight checks on a B-2 Spirit bomber from the 393rd Bomb Squadron prior to a Red Flag 17-3 training sortie July 20, 2017 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag exercises commonly task aircraft to fly multiple sorties per day, which requires maintenance to be performed throughout the night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum) 

High Spirits: B-2 maintainers fuel global reach
Its 172-foot wingspan is interrupted only by the placement of four engines, each capable of providing 17,300 pounds of thrust to get a two man crew from point A to B. On a regular day, A is Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; B could be on the other side of the globe.   It travels at high subsonic speeds often at elevations approaching 50,000 feet.
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.   Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Travis Jackson, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, marshals an F-35A Lightning II July 18, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Attack Squadron 221 from Yuma, Ariz., participated in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3. The large scale exercise, which was developed to provide pilots with critical experience in combat situations, enabled F-35 pilots to plan and train using the same tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson) F-35A, F-35B integrate at Red Flag
The U.S. Air Force's 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 are participating in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3.
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An EA-18G Growler with the Electronic Attack Squadron 134, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxis down the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 17-3, July 14, 2017. The Growler is the fourth major variant of the F/A-18 family of aircraft and combines the proven F/A-18F Super Hornet platform with a sophisticated electronic warfare suite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released) Navy Growlers train with Air Force, Marines during Red Flag 17-3
Navy EA-18G Growlers from the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 Garudas at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, join Air Force and Marine assets from around the world in high-end air-to-air combat training.
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Joint terminal attack controllers communicate with an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot via radio during a training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017.  JTACs direct aircraft for use during close-air support and offensive operations from a forward position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness
JTACs integrates air power into ground special operations for mission success, deploying into forward hostile areas to control offensive airstrike operations.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis to the runway during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2017. The 55th FS is known as the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS
Red Flag 17-3, the Air Force's premier three-week multi-domain integration combat training exercise, concludes July 28.
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An F-22 Raptor fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, banks and flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy/Released) 433rd WPS integrates with new 6th WPS F-35s
The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces.
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Default Air Force Logo Red Flag 17-3: The Role of the Raptor
F-22 Raptors from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., have joined combat air forces from across the nation for the joint, full-spectrum readiness exercise, Red Flag 17-3.
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Leaders from the United States Warfare Center salute the jet of Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson as it arrives at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 17, 2017. Wilson witnessed firsthand how Airmen at Red Flag are training through innovation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum) SecAF: Nellis is where we bring it together
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force bases July 17-21 to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag ,the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere air-to-air training exercise.
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Staff Sgt. Blaine Erway, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, adjusts his gas mask before entering a simulated house fire during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2017. Red Flag helps the firefighters train on and off the flightline to put their life-saving skills to the test. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Nellis firefighters: Ready for anything
Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted multiple training exercises July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to maintain their mission readiness during Red Flag 17-3.
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