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USAFWC & NELLIS News

  • Young F-35A maintainers benefitting from Red Flag experience

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – Tech school and tech orders and on the job training are foundational pieces of any young maintainer’s development, but putting all that knowledge and skill to the test under the pressure of a deployment helps solidify that foundation. Maintainers from the 421st

  • Vehicle maintenance keeps Nellis 'rolling'

    The smell of motor oil fills the air as grease covered mechanics survey the garage full of vehicles waiting to be inspected or repaired.Vehicle maintainers assigned to the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron here spend their days ensuring the extensive vehicle fleet on base is maintained and mission

  • USAFWS uses crew swaps to enhance training

    The U.S. Air Force Weapons School fighter pilots are preparing for rigorous combat battle rhythms with the integration of rapid crew swap exercises. These exercises require aircrews and aircraft maintainers to launch and recover the jets in one-third the normal time.

  • Red Flag proves ‘intense’ for F-35A pilots

    Red Flag 17-1 is living up to its reputation as a grueling and rigorous test of fighter pilot skills, according to Hill Air Force Base F-35A pilots participating in the premier air-to-air combat exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10. The three-week exercise has friendly

  • 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,

  • First class graduates from new Advanced Sortie Production Course

    The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS) here has been providing the Air Force’s premier advanced maintenance training and expanding combat capability through graduate-level education since it first opened its doors in 2003.

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