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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX July 21, 2017, during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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Airman 1st Class Adam Striejewski, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, checks the roof of a simulated house fire during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2017. The increase of the base population during Red Flag exercises results in increased emergency calls to the fire department for anything from a minor medical emergency to a major flightline incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Red Flag 17-3's first responders
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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A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System assigned to the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 17-3 June 13, 2017. The E-3 is a mobile command and control platform that provides control anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen) Command and Control: The key to winning wars
Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target. A tanker flies a few miles away at 20,000 feet refueling an F-15 Strike Eagle, in preparations to rejoin the fight. Synchronizing all these movements, command and control Airmen monitor and direct assets to ensure mission success.
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Col. Brian Schafer, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, speaks to the crowd during the group’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11, 2017. The mission of the 53rd TEG is to provide the warfighter with the latest in software, hardware, weapons and tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) 53rd TEG welcomes new commander
The 53rd Test and Evaluation Group conducted a change of command ceremony July 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to welcome the new 53rd TEG commander, Col. Brian Schafer.
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Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten addresses ceremony attendees shortly after taking command of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center July 13, 2017 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gersten is a command pilot with more than 2,800 total flying hours in a variety of air frames; 400 of which were flown in combat over Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Bosnia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz) Maj. Gen. Gersten takes command of USAFWC
Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and affiliated units were joined by Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and local community members at the Thunderbirds hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to welcome the new USAFWC commander during a change of command ceremony, July 13.
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell (left), Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group during a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. visit July 10, 2017.  One of Troxell’s many duties as SEAC is to monitor the pulse of the joint enlisted force by identifying trends in morale and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz) SEAC visits with Nellis Airmen
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spent a day immersing himself in the diverse missions carried out by Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 11, 2017. Troxell made numerous stops throughout the day at locations which have special impact
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F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., sit on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flightline, July 7, 2017. The 95th FS came to Nellis AFB as part of the Red Flag 17-3 exercise, which allows pilots to train in air-to-air combat and get the experience of multiple combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller/Released) Red Flag 17-3 kicking up summer heat with AF, Marine F-35s
The U.S. Air Force began Red Flag 17-3, its three-week air-to-air combat training exercise, today and will conclude July 28.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Owens, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Shooters Aircraft Maintenance Unit tactical aircraft maintainer, refers to his tablet prior to marshalling a 55th Fighter Squadron (FS) F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 26, 2017. Pilots, maintainers and intelligence Airmen assigned to the 55th FS participate in Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to gain experience and maintain combat readiness for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shooters stay ready at Red Flag
Tactical aircraft maintainers from around the globe marshal in various aircraft — from the F-35 Lightning II to the B-2 Spirit — onto a sunny flightline in the Mojave Desert. An F-16CM Fighting Falcon with a blue and white checkered tail flash displaying the number “55” has flown from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, to play a part in a massive military exercise. The pilot inside the aircraft has a busy few weeks ahead of him as a Red Flag participant.
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An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group completes a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 64th Aggressors Squadron, during a load crew competition June 30, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/ Released) 57th MXG hosts quarterly load competition
Squadrons from the 57th Maintenance Group participated in a load competition June 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
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Lt. Col. Michael Blauser, 6th Weapons Squadron commander, assumes command of the squadron from Col. Michael Drowley, US Air Force Weapons School commandant, June 20, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 6th WPS was inactivated more than 70 years ago due to force-wide budget cuts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Weapons School re-activates historic 6th WPS
The U. S. Air Force Weapons School re-activated one of the service’s historic fighter squadrons during an assumption of command ceremony June 20, 2017.
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