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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Dowling, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, walks out to an F-22 Raptor to conduct preflight inspections during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26, 2017. This is Dowling’s first time participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premiere large-force air, cyber and space exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) From Southside to Air Force: Maintainer shares story of redemption
Enduring the Southside of Chicago Heights’ symphony of gun shots and screams was not something U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Dowling was willing to continue.
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Airman 1st Class Raul Guzman, a crew chief with the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 3. Maintainers and pilots from Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the fifth-generation fighter to Nellis AFB Jan. 20. This is the first deployment of the F-35A to a Red Flag exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) F-35A, maintainers proving reliable at Red Flag
When it comes to the F-35A, much is made of the edge its fifth-generation technology gives pilots, but America’s newest fighter aircraft is also proving capable in the hands of maintainers.
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Maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings conduct conducts preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. Airmen from the active duty 388th FW and Air Force Reserve 419th FW fly and maintain the Lightning II in a total force partnership, capitalizing on the strength of both components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag
Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat. This year’s first Red Flag, 17-1, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has today’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors thinking about the many kinetic, or traditional weapon, and non-kinetic, information warfare, effects they can produce in battle scenarios.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 74th FS brought 12 A-10s to GFW in support of a joint, large-force combat-readiness exercise for close air support integration training.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03
Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 13 - 27, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. GFW is an air-land integration exercise that gives Air Force pilots a chance to conduct realistic close air support in a joint training environment which is designed to mirror the current conditions present in overseas contingency operations.
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Airman 1st Class Devin Moore, right, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician, speaks with a fellow maintainer while conducting maintenance on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. GFW is an air-land integration combat training exercise, which hosted 12 A-10s from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Accompanying the aircraft were 130 maintenance personnel who worked around the clock to launch 18 sorties per day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Maintenance Airmen capitalize on Green Flag
Airmen from the 23d Maintenance Group capitalized on an opportunity to prepare for future deployments during a two-week training exercise, Jan. 13-27, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag-West 17-03, an air-land integration combat training exercise, hosted 12 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, and in support, more than 130 personnel from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 23d Component Maintenance Squadron and 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron.
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Students and cadre of the Advanced Sortie Production Course at the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., pose for a group photo Sept. 13, 2016. Throughout the inaugural 12 week course, the ASPC will provide graduate level instruction to develop highly skilled officers in the art of sortie production processes at the tactical level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter) USAF AMMOS starts new Advanced Sortie Production Course
For the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, preparing aircraft maintenance, munitions and logistics readiness leaders for tomorrow’s victories is their mission.
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2016
An F-16CM Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis in preparation for a night sortie at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 17, 2016. Red Flag 16-4 conducted night missions for pilots to experience training in a low-visibility environment. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller) SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle
It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One such piece to the puzzle would be suppression of enemy air defenses which has been around since the days of the Wild Weasels. “The suppression of enemy air defenses means eliminating, avoiding, and
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Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas, look on as an F-16 Fighting Falcon executes a “show of force” in the skies over the National Training Center Range, Fort Irwin, Calif., during a Green Flag 15-08 training scenario June 12, 2015. In many situations, an aircraft executing a low pass over a conflict zone can act as a deterrent to potential enemy combatants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)
AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus
Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.
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Maj. Gen. Glen VanHerck, United States Air Force Warfare Center commander, speaks to players of Red Flag 16‐4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 14, 2016. The first Red Flag exercise took place 40 years ago and has since evolved into one of the world’s most premier combat training exercises a pilot can attend. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released) Red Flag 16-4: challenge issued, challenge accepted
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - The 55th Fighter Squadron, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, brought their ”Shawesome” F-16 Fighting Flacon's to an exercise Air Expeditionary Wing during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15, 2016. Red Flag 16-4 is scheduled to launch two missions Monday through Friday and will conclude Aug.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. during a meet and great on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27, 2016. During Cody’s visit, Airmen from around the Air Force are temporarily deployed to Nellis AFB for Red Flag 16-3 where they will train for three weeks in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter/Released) CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AFB
CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AFB
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