• USAFWC breaks ground on Virtual Test and Training Center

    Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander and Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, broke ground Feb. 8 on the Virtual Test and Training Center (VTTC), which will enable full-spectrum readiness through next-generation battlespace environments.
  • Red Flag 19-1

    The 79th Fighter Squadron (FS), also known as the “Tigers,” will be serving in an air superiority role, performing various missions intended to test their job proficiency in a combat environment. Red Flag focuses on applying the core missions such as: Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, Command and Control, Air and Space Superiority, Strike and Personnel Recovery/Mobility and how they work together to ensure success. The exercise was initially created after Vietnam to expose U.S. pilots to their first 10 missions so they would be more confident and effective in real combat. The goal of Red Flag today is to prepare U.S. and its allies to peer-level adversaries in any combat environment.
  • Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

    The 414th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • JSTARS surveillance provides Green Flag eyes in sky

    Circling the desert southwest, an E-8C Joint STARS (JSTARS) aircraft provides all-weather radar to track potential threats for Green Flag ground forces Jan. 24 at the U.S. Army National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California.
  • COMACC: Nellis to shift training to address higher-end adversaries

    The commander of Air Combat Command spoke about the future of Nellis Air Force Base, Neveda, and the Nevada Test and Training Range while hosting the Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference Jan. 7-18.
  • Missing 57th FG pilot from WW II found

    The remains of former P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft pilot then assigned to the 66th Fighter Squadron of the 57th Fighter Group have been found and identified.
  • U-2 makes rare appearance at Nellis

    Gliding over the skies of Southern Nevada at an altitude of approximately 70,000 feet, an all-black, single jet engine aircraft dubbed the Dragon Lady travels to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • WSINT: Integrate, operate, graduate

    For more than two decades, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) has produced graduate-level weapons instructors who are not only experts in their specific platform, but experts in integrating that platform across all domains
  • Air Force Space Command increasing combat readiness as enlisted space operators head to advanced instructor course

    Two dynamic units, each with a legacy of advancement, recently came together to make space and education history. Air Force Space Command and the Air Force Weapons School joined forces to make history by holding the first-ever selection board for the emerging 1C6 Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course (AIC) on Nov. 29, 2018 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Nellis, Creech Airmen wave half-ton American flag for Las Vegas Bowl

    More than 200 Airmen assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force bases volunteered to carry a half-ton American flag during the 2018 Las Vegas Bowl opening ceremony December 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

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