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  • Airmen provide mobility expertise in Alaska

    Over the course of 12 days in October, with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier,” Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1.The 621st CRW Airmen worked three different locations throughout Alaska assuring paratroopers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team
  • F-16s help strengthen bond between US, Pakistan air forces

    Pakistan Air Force F-16C/D aircraft traveled more than 7,700 miles to participate in Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, from Aug. 15-26.
  • US, South Korean forces integrate at Daegu for Buddy Wing training

    Fighter squadrons across the Korean Peninsula routinely participate in Buddy Wings to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and South Korean air forces. For Buddy Wing 16-7, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots from the 36th Fighter Squadron traveled to Daegu Air Base, South Korea, to train with F-15K Slam Eagle pilots of the South Korean’s 11th Fighter Wing from Aug. 8-12.
  • Aggressor’s new paint scheme resembles real-world threats

    To improve upon their training efforts and better represent real-world threats, the 64th Aggressor Squadron unveiled a new “splinter” paint scheme for the F-16 Fighting Falcon aggressors at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3

    During Red Flag 16-3, the 437th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, is training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on how to integrate pilots, crew members and intelligence Airmen, among others, to become more mission-ready.
  • Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy

    Walking out to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Staff Sgt. Erick Vega is told upon landing that the pilot experienced loss of GPS. An hour passes before Vega, an avionics specialist from Aviano Air Base, Italy, determines that adversaries have degraded the system through an attack on space assets.
  • U-2 returns to Red Flag

    The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flag exercises. What makes this Red Flag different is they are operating from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and not from their home station of Beale AFB, California.
  • 100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

    The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 11.
  • US, Turkish KC-135 units fly together for first time

    To better understand how each nation completes the vital air refueling mission, the U.S. Air Force and Turkish air force flew KC-135 Stratotankers together in formation for the first time March 8 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, northeast of Nellis Air Force Base.
  • Success through total force integration at Red Flag 16-1

    It’s a given that no aircraft leaves the ground unless it is working properly. But that maintenance challenge has been multiplied here during the three-week Red Flag 16-1 exercise. With almost 80 aircraft taking off twice daily during Red Flag, hundreds of aircraft maintainers assigned to flying squadrons from around the world work long hours to ensure all training sorties are executed safely and efficiently.
  • Defense secretary visits Nellis

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the Nellis Air Force Base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation.
  • Japanese forces jump from US aircraft for first time in Red Flag-Alaska history

    A C-130 Hercules assigned to the36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members onto U.S. soil, during Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 12.
  • Maintenance, munitions Airmen blow doors off Red Flag-Alaska

    One unique aspect of Eielson Air Force Base is its seasons; it only really has two seasons: Red Flag-Alaska season, and RF-A preparation season. The Airmen at the 354th Maintenance Squadron's munitions flight know this very well.
  • Eye in the sky, RPA Airmen in the Red Flag fight

    The sun beats down on the dry Nevada desert, bringing a smell of fuel that fills the air. Engines begin roaring to life as the Airmen of the 432nd Wing prepare to support Red Flag 15-3 from July 13-31.
  • April's Airman magazine issue now available

    The April issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.
  • Cyber: The new Red Flag battleground

    The internet is a battleground, and information is the prize. News reports of a shopping retailer losing control of customers’ digital data and an internet browser being compromised are some of the recent evidence of the constant cyber-threat present in the World Wide Web. The digital war over information is one Air Force cyber specialists fight on a daily basis. To give these Airmen an upper-hand against their online adversaries, the 24th Air Force takes part in several training exercises, to include Red Flag.
  • Nellis aggressor squadron inactivated

    After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron was inactivated Sept. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Maintainers counter cyber threats at Red Flag 14-1

    For the first time, maintainers learn how to counter cyber threats on the flightline through innovation and adaptability during Red Flag 14-1 here.
  • Red Flag returns to Nevada

    The latest iteration of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise kicked off Jan. 27 as allied and U.S aircraft launched to simulate battle in the sky over the Nevada Test and Training Range.
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