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  • Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG: joint and coalition partners train as they fight

    The 705th Combat Training Squadron, home of Air Combat Command's Distributed Mission Operations Center, recently hosted one of the world's largest virtual air combat exercises at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG 21‑1 ran at distributed locations across the globe, October 26 through November 6.
  • 12th Combat Training Squadron supports joint air-to-ground operations

    The 12th CTS, a geographically separated unit (GSU) of the 57th Operations Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, supports the U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC), where Fort Irwin trains Airmen and Soldiers to control, sustain and integrate in a realistic battle environment in order to improve joint force readiness.
  • Agile Flag 21-1 implements Agile Combat Employment

    Air Combat Command's 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, tested its ability to deploy as Air Combat Command’s first lead wing during Agile Flag 21-1, Oct. 21-29.
  • KC-46 tests command and control during ABMS onramp 3

    The 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 1 from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participated in the most recent Advanced Battle Management System onramp experiment during exercise Valiant Shield at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, September 15-25, 2020.
  • Nellis showcases advanced training capabilities to ACC command team

    Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, command chief of ACC, toured Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during a week-long visit, Oct. 19-23, 2020.
  • 605 TES, Det 1 provides tactical command and control during Astral Knight

    The 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Detachment 1, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, recently participated in Astral Knight 20, a U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE)-led integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise in Germany and Poland.
  • Agile Flag 21-1: A chief's perspective

    Agile Flag 21-1 is an experimental exercise that is testing the capability of a lead Wing level A-staff to employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from the MOAB, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida. Chief MSgt. Emily Masic, the superintendent for the 366th Fighter Wing A-staff, with her team by her side work together to bring about the change that the Air Force needs to guarantee the safety of the nation and its future.
  • ACC to conduct experiment testing agility and lead wing concepts during AGILE FLAG 21-1

    Air Combat Command will conduct an experiment known as Agile Flag 21-1 from Oct. 21-29 to test agile combat employment and a new lead wing deployment concept. During Agile Flag 21-1, the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, will test its ability to deploy as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with a wing-level air staff. The unit will employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from its main operating base at Tyndall AFB, Florida, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida.
  • Gen. Mark Kelly takes command of ACC

    Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 28 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Gen. Mark Kelly took command from Gen. Mike Holmes during a ceremony presided over by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. who shared some words of encouragement to Kelly and highlighted his accomplishments.
  • Virtual training center leverages enhanced warfighter capabilities

    The Air Force relies on forward-thinking Airmen who are constantly thinking of ways to innovate, refine or improve processes and technology in a way that can modernize the service and its tactics. Nellis Airmen have heard, and answered, that call, and so with the snip of a ribbon, on Aug. 17 the Virtual Test and Training Center here officially moved one step closer to housing the future of joint-aerial combat training.
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