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Oct. 26, 2020

ACC leaders set tone for Team 432

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, visited here under the new lens of COMACC to immerse himself with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission Oct. 22.

Oct. 23, 2020

Dominate the Spectrum: ACC Emphasizes EMS

In Air Combat Command, the Electromagnetic Spectrum is at the forefront of technological development supporting the Air Force, especially through the progression of electromagnetic warfare. It ultimately affects how ACC, and the Air Force, will engage in and through the EMS in the future.

Oct. 20, 2020

DoD activates MQ-9s for imagery support in wildland fire fighting

Airmen at the 432nd Wing recently participated in Department of Defense support efforts to fight the California wildland fires.

Oct. 16, 2020

You’re not alone: An Airman’s journey toward resilience

Resilience is the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress according to the American Psychological Association. One 19-year-old Airman found out how much that word would mean to him during his first two years in the United States Air Force.

Oct. 1, 2020

Department of the Air Force makes additional updates to dress and appearance regulations

Following the Department of the Air Force’s initial review, a diverse panel of Total Force Airmen completed a second review of Air Force grooming and appearance guidance in order to enhance inclusiveness while maintaining Department of the Air Force professional standards.

Sept. 30, 2020

Spartan Warrior 20-9: NATO strengthens air power through distributed training

In an effort to strengthen distributed training capabilities, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Warfare Center hosted a multinational exercise at their facility and various facilities around the world, Sept. 22-28.The exercise, Spartan Warrior 20-9, utilized the Warfare Center’s robust simulation assets to introduce air and ground

Sept. 29, 2020

Pipeline MQ-9 Pilots step into leadership

As the demand for MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers around the world steadily grew in 2009, a new career field of aviators emerged to pilot them.

Sept. 29, 2020

MQ-9 Reaper Takes Flight with 8 Hellfire Missiles

The 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted the first flight of the MQ-9A Reaper carrying eight live AGM-114 Hellfire missiles on September 10, 2020, reinforcing the platform’s “persistent attack” role. This new capability is part of the MQ-9 Operational Flight Program 2409, a software upgrade set to field by the end of calendar year 2020. Previous to this software, the Reaper was limited to four AGM-114s across two stations. The new software allows flexibility to load the Hellfire on stations that previously were reserved for 500 lb. class bombs or fuel tanks. 

Sept. 24, 2020

Changes continue for MOMMC

The Defense Health Agency has approved construction projects designed to modify and modernize the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center’s (MOMMC) existing facility infrastructure in support of a major initiative to attain trauma center accreditation. These projects are essential since the 2017 Nation Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) identified the hospital as one of four pilot sites to receive trauma accreditation. MOMMC will begin to evaluate and treat civilian, non-DoD patients at military medical treatment facilities, in an effort to increase access to critical care in military communities and provide training platforms to support ready medics.

Sept. 23, 2020

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 NTTR 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.