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. USAFWS pilot marks 3,000 flight hours
Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi's, United States Air Force Weapons School deputy commandant, flight on Jan. 19, 2018 marked his 3,000th flying hour in the air in which he accomplished nearly 1,000 sorties.
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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 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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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.
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