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Airman 1st Class Katarina Milanes, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, aircrew flight equipment journeyman, checks a harness for an F-16 pilot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 13, 2016. The 57 WPSS AFE section maintains life-preserving equipment for multiple airframes, ensuring crew members return home safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia)


Diverse AFE mission challenges airmen, protects lives
Six-foot-high wooden lockers line the aircrew fitting room, quiet in the early morning. Inside each locker a collection of helmets, antigravity suits, oxygen connectors and other life-saving flight equipment sits ready for the daily preflight inspection.
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A B-52 Stratofortress, 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., taxis before takeoff during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2016.  Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released) B-52 brings thunder to Red Flag skies
With summer temperatures heating up, the 96th Bomb Squadron Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are moving full swing into Red Flag 16-3. The squadron has a long-standing history. It was activated in 1917 and in 1993 began flying the B-52 Stratofortress.
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An Navy EA-18G from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, speeds down the Nellis flightline for takeoff during Red Flag 16-3 July 19, 2016. During the exercise, the EA-18G is able to perform electronic warfare in support of air and ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter) High-end fight integration: Navy brings electronic warfare to Red Flag
The Electronic Attack Squadron 139 from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, is taking electronic warfare to the skies during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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2016
Tony Rankins, program manager for the Warfighter Integration Office at the Center for Countermeasures, aims a Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) during Red Flag 16-3 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 18, 2016. The MANPADS is a guided weapons system used as a defense tactic against low-flying aircraft. Utilizing it in Red Flag exercises allow aircraft to simulate potential enemy fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released) Hand-held missiles challenge Red Flag pilots
Military pilots are testing their mettle at Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 11 to 29 in the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise with approximately 100 aircraft and 3,500 participants from 40 U.S. military units, according to a Red Flag press release.
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An HC-130 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, sits idly on the Nellis flightline before preparing to take-off for a training sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13. With the HC-130 providing transport to the 79th Rescue Squadron during the exercise, the aircraft is able to deliver the RQS airman to the destination during the exercises while also being able to perform supply drops into the field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter) 79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3
For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red Flag 16-3 so they can uphold that creed.
0 7/18
2016
Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., pose for a photo after graduating from the Family Medicine Residency Program at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center June 30. The primary goal of the program is to produce highly qualified, board-eligible family physicians capable of providing continuing and comprehensive care to the individual and family as an integrated unit, in any military or civilian medical system. Family Medicine Residency Program graduates eight Airmen
On June 30, eight officers completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at Nellis AFB where they will be able to apply the skills they learned out in the field.
0 7/08
2016
Staff Sgt. Dads Zyron Maniego, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning technician, and Senior Airman Octavio Nila 99th CES HVAC technician, check readings on a part used for an A/C unit atop of the Base Exchange on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 28, 2016. After receiving 112 emergency calls last week, HVAC were able to fix and reset each unit atop of the BX within a 24 hour time frame. HVAC Controls ‘beat the heat’ at Nellis
While stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., summer months can be brutal to Airmen and their families. Average highs from May to even October can vary from 90 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Lt. Col. Scott Mills, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, 66th Weapons Squadron commander and Capt. Jessica Wyble, 66th WPS A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, pose at the USAFWS graduation ceremony, Las Vegas, June 25, 2016. Wyble is the first woman to successfully complete the USAFWS graduate-level A-10 weapons instructor course that provides the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia/Released) A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS
The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting:
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Jeff Compoc, 505th Test Squadron operations manager, oversees the installation of a part to a new weapons system upgrade at the Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis in 2016. For the COAC-N, this will be the first weapons system upgrade in over a decade. (Courtesy photo) CAOC-N receives first weapons system upgrade in over decade
Since the 1990’s, the world has seen unprecedented advances in technology. Although these advances have led to countless benefits, and a revolution in the way we live our daily lives, they have also brought with them an ever increasing array of threats.
0 6/24
2016
A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 16, 2016. JFEX is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) USAF Weapons School performs JFEX

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