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Current and former pilots from the United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division pose for a group picture in front of an F-16 June 15, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base,Nev. THe pilots celebrated the division's 35th Anniversary with a reunion of members from the first pilots in the division 35 years ago to pilots currently assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) USAFWS F-16 division hits 35 years old
The United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division hosted a reunion for past and present members to celebrate its 35th Anniversary June 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
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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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2017
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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An F-35A Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, 388th Fighter Wing, taxis during Red Flag 17-1, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 3, 2017. Morris flew the 2,000th sortie during the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment of the F-35A to a Red Flag. Maintainers and pilots from Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the fifth-generation fighter to Nellis AFB Jan. 20. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)) F-35A stealth brings flexibility to battlespace
Stealth isn’t new in the Air Force; but, stealth combined with the multirole capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be a game changer in the Nevada desert.
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An F-35A Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, 388th Fighter Wing, taxis during Red Flag 17-1, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 3, 2017. Morris flew the 2,000th sortie during the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment of the F-35A to a Red Flag. Maintainers and pilots from Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the fifth-generation fighter to Nellis AFB Jan. 20. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)) F-35A stealth brings flexibility to battlespace
Stealth isn’t new in the Air Force. But, stealth combined with the multirole capabilities of the F-35A is proving to be a game changer in the Nevada desert.
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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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Personnel assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and 66th WPS execute a landing zone security and forward area refueling point operations between an Army MH-47 and Air Force U-28 aircraft in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration Exercise Special Operations Forces Hostage Recovery Mission.  The mission featured 17 aircraft, and more than 200 Army and Air Force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Major Richie Harr,) USAFWS hosts joint integrated hostage rescue
The U.S. Air Force. Weapons School’s 14th Weapons Squadron hosted 17 diverse units and other government agencies during a hostage rescue exercise, as part of the Weapons School Integration phase on Dec. 2, at the Nevada Test and Training Range
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2016
A U.S. Air Force 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk takes off during Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016. The goal of the 66th RQS is to be the most capable and reliable personnel recovery force in the world for all peacetime and combat operations. The 66th RQS is from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released) 66th RQS participates in Checkered Flag 17-1, Combat Archer 17-3
The 66th Rescue Squadron sent three of its HH-60G Pave Hawks and 59 Airmen to participate in the large scale Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall AFB.
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2016
Spectators get a closer look at an MQ-9 Reaper at Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The public was able to get a close view of the aircraft while also being educated on its capabilities from members of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen/Released) MQ-1, MQ-9 showcased at Aviation Nation
Men and women from Creech Air Force Base showcased the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft during Aviation Nation Nov. 12-13, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Pilots, sensor operators, maintenance and intelligence career fields answered questions about the aircraft and their jobs as part of a static display. The display helped guests attending the airshow better understand the MQ-1 and MQ-9 capabilities and mission.
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