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  • Nellis Aggressor Nation, F-35 pilots ‘punish’ blue air to develop unstoppable force

    During Red Flag-Nellis 21-3, blue air participants will for the first time go head-to-head with F-35 Lightning II aggressor pilots, making already daunting training scenarios all that more difficult to successfully overcome.
  • Red Flag 21-2 underway at Nellis

    The 57th Wing’s 414th Combat Training Squadron (CTS) conducts Red Flag exercises to provide mission commanders, maintenance personnel, ground controllers, and air, space and cyber operators the opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios in preparation for future warfare.
  • KC-135 Stratotankers; fueling the fight

    Tasked with refueling these aircraft is an integrated team from the 906th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and the 91st ARS, MacDill AFB, Florida, and their KC-135 Stratotankers.
  • On the eve of its first anniversary, U.S Space Force educates kids about importance of STEM education

    On the eve of the U.S. Space Force’s (USSF) first anniversary, its members led a virtual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative, known as DeSTEMber, focused on connecting the nation’s elementary school students with space professionals. Members of the 328th Weapons Squadron (WPS), assigned to Star Delta, met virtually with 850 students around the Las Vegas Valley Dec. 15-17, including 400 first, second and third grade students from Coral Academy at Nellis Air Force Base. They showcased how the USSF operates, fostering excitement about STEM and recruiting future service members.
  • U.S. Navy supports Weapons School Integration

    A U.S. Navy Airman assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, performs hand signals in an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft during Weapons School Integration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 1, 2020. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide advanced
  • Nellis celebrates newest U.S. Air Force Weapons School grads

    Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, addresses graduates during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 10, 2020. Harrigian graduated from the USAFWS in 1995 and today is responsible for the air and missile defense of 29 NATO alliance member nations while
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JTACs integrate with 16th Weapons Squadron in close-air support exercise

    Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron fly over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 8, 2020. The F-16s participated in an exercise during the close air support phase of their U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Weapons Instructor Course. Graduates of this course become experts in F-16 tactics,
  • NTTR: Scheduling keeps training operations on time, on target

    Similar to the way one might piece together a puzzle, the schedulers and NTTR members work together to de-conflict training requests and maintain the flow of operations on the range.
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