• Diverse AFE mission challenges airmen, protects lives

    Six-foot-high wooden lockers line the aircrew fitting room, quiet in the early morning. Inside each locker a collection of helmets, antigravity suits, oxygen connectors and other life-saving flight equipment sits ready for the daily preflight inspection.

  • B-52 brings thunder to Red Flag skies

    With summer temperatures heating up, the 96th Bomb Squadron Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are moving full swing into Red Flag 16-3. The squadron has a long-standing history. It was activated in 1917 and in 1993 began flying the B-52 Stratofortress.

  • Hand-held missiles challenge Red Flag pilots

    Military pilots are testing their mettle at Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 11 to 29 in the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise with approximately 100 aircraft and 3,500 participants from 40 U.S. military units, according to a Red Flag press release.

  • 79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3

    For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red Flag 16-3

  • HVAC Controls ‘beat the heat’ at Nellis

    While stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., summer months can be brutal to Airmen and their families. Average highs from May to even October can vary from 90 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS

    The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting:

  • CAOC-N receives first weapons system upgrade in over decade

    Since the 1990’s, the world has seen unprecedented advances in technology. Although these advances have led to countless benefits, and a revolution in the way we live our daily lives, they have also brought with them an ever increasing array of threats.