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  • RED HORSE: heavy construction, self-sufficient, rapidly deployable force

    To the unassuming eye, all that can be seen is dust and equipment energetically jetting around from one spot to the next.
  • Red Flag 20-1 Hill AFB night operations

    Near peer-level adversaries tested 421st Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, day and night in a multi-domain environment during Red Flag 20-1.
  • 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.
  • Bolt AMU: bringing the future faster

    It all begins on the walls of a stereotypical conference room cluttered with large drawn out diagrams, procedures and step-by-step directions of how Bolt Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) gets their fleet of F-35A Lightning IIs mission-ready on a daily basis. Maintenance personnel and civilians are dispersed throughout the room brainstorming how to streamline maintenance procedures.
  • 2 pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Red Flag 19-3: maintaining air superiority through teamwork

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from July 15 through Aug. 2 as Nellis begins Red Flag 19-3, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises.
  • Weapons School: Multi-domain integration since 1996

    The purpose of Weapons School Integration — the capstone event for each class of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) — hasn’t changed much over the years, but the capabilities, platforms and domains involved have.
  • Cyber domain increases WSINT readiness

    A vast new battlefield has been created over the last few decades with the expansion of technology; a digital fight that isn’t touchable and reaches across the world in an instant.
  • Semi-annual meeting between Nellis, 17 Native American tribes

    Base leadership and 17 Native American tribes came together for their semi-annual meeting, visited the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and came to Nellis to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 28-30.
  • B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

    Since its inaugural flight on Oct. 1, 1986, the B-1B has been a work horse for the Air Force. The airframe holds records for speed, payload, range and time of climb in its class, and it brings all those talents to integrate with fifth-generation fighters during Red Flag 17-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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