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  • Around the Air Force: All-Female Flight, Red Flag 21-2, F-35s to Tyndall AFB

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights two historic all-female flights commemorating Women’s History Month, how Red Flag is training aircrews for tomorrow’s fight and Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is chosen to host three new F-35A squadrons. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Britt Crolley)
  • Red Flag 21-2 creates agile, multi-domain problem-solvers

    Understanding how another allied fighting force maintains and conducts its missions is vital to asymmetric strategic advantage. During Red Flag Nellis 21-2, around 2,500 U.S. and international participants integrated to capitalize on becoming the best they can be before any future deployments to the battlefield.
  • NATO AWACS provides area surveillance during Red Flag 21-2

    Service members from seven NATO member nations are at Nellis AFB, supporting Red Flag 21-2 to test and sharpen their abilities in countering threats while building a cohesive protocol for real-world events.
  • Joint training forges winning warfighters

    It’s one hour before their first Red Flag 21-1 mission, and U.S. Navy Airmen from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, pour out of their building onto the Nellis Air Force Base flightline to prepare their jets for launch.
  • Red Flag 21-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from Jan. 25 through Feb. 12 as Nellis Air Force Base begins exercise Red Flag 21-1, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises.
  • NTTR: Training our way to victory

    Red Flag, an air-to-air combat exercise for pilots, and Green Flag, a ground combat training exercise, are two of the largest training operations in the Department of Defense. The the Nevada Test and Training Range enables training opportunities like these, while also providing a practice home to the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration team and daily flying operations for squadrons based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • SecAF visits Nellis AFB, Airmen innovation showcased

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett visited Nellis Air Force Base Aug. 10-12 to see firsthand how Nellis AFB Airmen are driving innovation for the future.
  • F-35A joins Red Flag-Alaska, soars to new heights

    The 356th Fighter Squadron and 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lightning IIs are the first F-35s to participate in the U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise.
  • Eielson AFB Airmen build first bombs for PACAF F-35s

    The last time a 354th FW unit dropped combat-specific bombs was about 10 years ago when the A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcons flew in the Alaskan skies.
  • 57th OG, ATG merge functions, streamlines mission readiness

    In a modest ceremony March 31, the 57th Adversary Tactics Group merged with the 57th Operations Group, placing both group functions under the leadership of one commander.
  • 386th AEW Airmen, Italian Air Force strengthen partnership via immersion

    The immersion program allows both forces to meet and discuss each nation’s mission strategies while enhancing their skills together as a cohesive team.
  • Unique F-35A program, maintainers progress during Red Flag 20-1

    This is the first Red Flag for the 421st Fighter Squadron as an F-35A Lightning II unit. Red Flag 20-1 is the first Red Flag for an operational aircraft maintenance unit made up entirely of Airmen in the Lightning Technician Program.
  • Newest F-35A squadron brings fifth-generation capabilities to Red Flag

    The exercise, which takes place from Jan. 27-Feb. 15, is meant to give at least 10 combat-representative sorties to younger pilots to better prepare them for real combat against very capable adversaries. The 421st Fighter Squadron is the most recent squadron to transition to the F-35A in the 388th Fighter Wing.
  • 388th, 419th Fighter Wings serve as core wing at Red Flag 20-1

    From Jan. 27-Feb. 15, air and ground units from across the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force, are learning how to fight and win together in a realistic combat environment. As the core wing, the 388th FW is the hub for integration, support and resources for the deployed force.
  • F-35A Lightning II standup complete at Hill AFB’s 388th, 419th Fighter Wings

    Hill AFB’s fighter wings have achieved full warfighting capability.
  • US, Norwegian student pilots train together in first allied F-35 basic course

    The 62nd FS activated in January 2015 at Luke Air Force Base as a joint international effort between Italy, Norway and the United States for F-35 training. Student pilots from each of the three nations fly Italian, Norwegian and American F-35s under the guidance of American and Norwegian instructor pilots.
  • Misawa Block-50 F-16 hits 10K hours, an AF first

    One of Misawa Air Base’s most famous flight line assets hit a historic milestone June 10 as a 29-year-old Block-50 F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 808 affectionately known as “BOB,” reached 10,000 flight hours during a sortie flown across Japan.
  • Pacific senior enlisted leaders meet for historic Red Flag-Alaska

    Approximately 2,000 personnel are flying, maintaining and supporting more than 85 aircraft from more than a dozen units during this iteration of Red Flag-Alaska. The majority of participating aircraft are based at, and flying from, JB Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base.
  • Hill AFB fighter wings conduct combat exercise

    The friendly and enemy forces were made up of F-35 Lightning IIs from Hill AFB, F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, and 80th FS at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, and a team of contracted aggressor pilots from Draken International, at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
  • U.S. Air Force F-35As conduct first combat employment

    Two Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, April 30.
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