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An MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) sits in a hangar Nov. 17, 2015, at Creech
Air Force Base, Nevada. The Reaper ER was operationally tested and fielded through the 556th Test and Evaluation squadron and Detachment 4, 53rd Test Management Group and can carry two external fuel tanks each holding 1,350 pounds of extra fuel allowing for a higher endurance time. Other upgrades included a four blade propeller and alcohol water injection. The aircraft also features new software updates allowing Air Combat Command
and Air Force Special Operations Command to operate on the same software
baseline ensuring everyone is on the same page as far as operating the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

53rd Wing units develop, test new RPA assets
(EDITOR'S NOTE:  Due to ISR and Creech AFB policy, the last names of maintainers, operations and intelligence personnel are removed.)Two geographically separated units from the 53rd Wing help operationally test new remotely piloted aircraft upgrades and models here.Detachment 4, the 53rd Test Management Group, and the 556th Test and Evaluation
0 12/08
2015
A family member helps his daughter push around her new tricycle she selected at the annual holiday toy distribution at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 4.  Approximately 2,000 toys were collected by donations made throughout the year. Toys, bikes, books, games, crafts, sports equipment and stuffed animals were given to active-military families in need of assistance during the holidays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Annual toy distribution helps families for holidays
Eglin's annual Toy Drive distribution was held Dec. 4-5 for families who may need assistance finishing off the Christmas list this year.The program provides toys and gifts for families of Airmen E-6 and below. The first day of the program was by invitation only, while the second day was open to all Airmen of qualifying rank. Nearly 250 families
0 12/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo Updated off-limits list released for military personnel
Effective immediately, the following establishments have been deemed off-limits to all armed forces personnel and shall remain restricted until issuance of an updated notice:- Psychedelic Shack, which has three locations in Pensacola, remains off limits due to the sale of narcotic analogues and drug paraphernalia.- Harry Heady's, located at 196
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2015
The sun rises over the lowered base headquarters American flag Nov. 17 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  All government agency American flags were lowered to half-staff through Nov. 19 in solidarity to France after the recent terrorist attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) In Solidarity

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2015
2nd Lt. Cole Finnerty, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has a simulated tube fed into his chest by Sonny Garcia and Natalie Brown, Florida Stay Alive From Education instructors, Nov. 12 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The demonstration was part of a car accident victim scenario during the “Street Smart” program at the Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie) "Street Smart" program kicks off Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign
The annual Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign was held at the Enlisted Heritage Hall here Nov. 12.The campaign, presented by the 96th Test Wing safety office, reminds both Airmen and civilians about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; texting or e-mailing while driving; and not wearing seat belts. "I care about each and
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2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – An F-4 Phantom II taxis down the apron at Peterson Air Force Base as it prepares to take off for its home base of Holloman AFB, N.M., Nov. 9, 2015. Two F-4s and two F-22 Raptors were in Colorado to perform a flyover at the Air Force versus Army football game at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium on Nov. 7, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Rose Gudex) 53rd Wing's F-4 part of AF Academy flyover

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2015
Airmen receive their diplomas and salute Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, 96th Test Wing commander, at this year’s Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 13.  More than 100 Airmen received their diplomas during the ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Airmen earn diplomas through CCAF
Congratulations to the following Airmen on earning their Community College of the Air Force degrees.  More than 100 Airmen received their diplomas in a ceremony here Nov. 13.  Almost 300 earned their diplomas this year.SSgt Kevin AlexanderSrA Amanda AltmanMSgt Tara AltonSSgt Alfred AnayaSSgt Kirsten AndersSSgt Kiel AndersonSSgt Cody AndrewsMSgt
0 11/12
2015
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hoover, a Combat Shield crew leader assigned to the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, monitors a USM-642 “Raven” signal generator during Combat Shield, Oct. 20, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Hoover used the USM-642 to simulate real-world radar emissions and test the sensitivity of the threat detection systems of an F-15E Strike Eagle.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne)
Combat Shield ensures Strike Eagles ready for war
The 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hosted members of the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Combat Shield, Oct. 19-23.Combat Shield is an annual program aimed to provide operational combat Air Force units in Air Combat Command, a system-specific capability assessment for their aircraft's radar warning
0 10/28
2015
Tim Greene, Department of Labor workshop facilitator, briefs Transition GPS Workshop participants on various aspects of the civilian job search process.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie) Transition "GPS" workshop readies service members for civilian life
Whether it's retiring after a career or separating after an enlistment, preparing for life after the military can be daunting.The Airman and Family Readiness Center holds a bi-monthly Transition Goals, Plans, Success workshop to help make a service member's road to civilian life easier.The Transition GPS Workshop equips service members with
0 10/26
2015
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, sit on the flightline before an training sortie Sept. 17, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.  About 120 Airmen from the 180th FW traveled to Tyndall to participate in the Combat Archer exercise, a 53rd Wing weapons system evaluation program designed to test the effectiveness of Airmen and air-to-air weapon system capability of combat aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker) 53rd WG hosts large-scale weapons system evaluation
The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group just completed one of the largest Weapons System Evaluation Programs to date.The purpose of the WSEP here is to evaluate operational Department of Defense and foreign ally personnel, fighters, missiles and gunnery in realistic air combat scenarios.The 53rd WEG is a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Wing
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