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Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny, 57th Wing commander, assumes command from Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, United States Air Force Warfare Center commander, at the 57th WG change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 8, 2018. After receiving the guidon, Novotny concluded the ceremony by sharing his expectations for the wing. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie) 57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny
Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8 in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 6/08
2018
Maj. Justin Hargrove, 509th Weapons Squadron KC-135 pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., wears the coveted United States Weapons School Graduate Patch during Deliberate Strike Night at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 16, 2016. At the conclusion of nearly 400 hours of graduate level academics and combat training missions, the Weapons School course comes climaxes with a week-long exercise known as Advanced Integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)  USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations
For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.
0 6/06
2017
Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., speaks at a change of command for 57th Adversary Tactics Group, August 5, 2016. General Leavitt entered the Air Force in 1992 after earning her bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and her master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) Breaking barriers through opportunities
For Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, every accomplishment of her 25-year career flying the F-15E Strike Eagle stems from seizing her opportunities, by seeing them as challenges and overcoming them every step of the way.
0 4/04
2017
Capt. Josh Hovanas, 433rd Weapons Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, speaks with Senior Airman Sierra Elliott, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions specialist, before an incentive flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 6, 2017. Elliott was one of 29 Airmen assigned to the 57th Wing who received incentive flights in an F-15 Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle or F-16 Fighting Falcon during the wing’s annual incentive fly day. 57th Wing Airmen take flight
As she stepped onto the flightline here Jan. 6, Senior Airman Sierra Elliott took note of her surroundings. Seeing a dozen fighter aircraft and taking in the scent of exhaust and jet fuel isn’t a new phenomenon for her -- Elliott is a munitions specialist assigned to the 57th Maintenance Squadron -- but her purpose for being there on this particular afternoon was a little out of the ordinary. Elliott was one of 29 Airmen assigned to the 57th Wing who received incentive flights in an F-15 Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle or F-16 Fighting Falcon during the wing’s annual incentive fly day.
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2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron’s F-16s sit on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., before Aviation Nation, Nov. 11, 2016. The Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force and the decisive combat power Airmen bring to threats against the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Thunderbirds perform in last show of the year
The Thunderbirds’ performance at Aviation Nation marked their final show of the 2016 season. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions of people across the United States, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power.
0 11/22
2016
Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group, Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load an F-35A Lightning II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis
Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Lightning AMU is responsible
for the aircraft maintenance of the F-35A Lightning
II at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Testing skills: Third quarter load competition
The load crew competition is a quarterly event held at Nellis AFB to highlight the exceptional Airmen of the 57th Maintenance Group. The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th Maintenance Group the opportunity to display their war fighting skills to their peers and superiors.
0 10/19
2016
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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2016
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