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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

    After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • USAFWS weapons officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

    Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18 in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.
  • Reservists take on ‘enemy’ at F-35A Red Flag debut

    Nine Air Force Reserve F-35A pilots and 16 maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing joined about 200 personnel and 13 F-35A Lightning IIs from the active duty 388th FW to debut the Air Force’s newest fighter jet at the premier air-to-air Red Flag combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10.
  • 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.
  • Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

    The first F-15 assigned to Nellis AFB reaches 10,000 flight hours
  • 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.
  • F-35A Lightning maintenance sparks Red Flag 17-1

    The debut of the F-35A Lightning II at Red Flag has afforded the pilots and maintainers of the aircraft a chance to be a part of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise.
  • 57th MXS redesignated as 57th MUNS

    A little more than seven years after it was designated as the 57th Maintenance Squadron, the squadron was inactivated. On Jan. 27, all of its former Airmen stood up the newly activated 57th Munitions Squadron during a redesignation ceremony, here.
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