<![CDATA[JTF501.COM - NEWS]]>Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:34:18 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Exciting!]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2021 16:15:44 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/excitingLot's of stuff going on in JTF501!

This week especially we will be super busy!  

TUESDAY and THURSDAY Training.  
This Tuesday and Thursday (1/5/21 and 1/7/21) we will be stepping through and preparing for a Saturday Mission (1/9/21).

MAKO's and TRIDENT's will be brushing up on SEAD missions.  Working with AGM-88C's, AGM-65's, and JDAMs (Trident).
Meanwhile, Shark will be polishing up on their DEAD mission roles, identifying proper launcher and AAA targets and eliminating them.

Lots of fun to be had!

SATURDAY JOINT OP MISSION:
Operation Eagles Nest with our sister unit, virtual Carrier Strike Group Three, will be a Joint Operation to attack Shiraz.

WARBIRDS ON MONDAYS!

FEEL FREE TO JOIN US ON MONDAYS FOR WARBIRD NIGHT! 

Here we can not only work on our stick and rudder skills, but also have a blast!  Don't be shy!
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<![CDATA[New Year, New Changes!]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2020 15:28:22 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/new-year-new-changes

JTF501 is very excited for 2021! 

Recent changes have the entire JTF electric with excitement.
Now that our first campaign is completed,  experience under our wings are only launching us into 2021 with eyes and minds wide open.

Quick Summary of new changes:

          * Wing Executive Officer Promotion: LTC Ryan "Gixxer" McCurry
      
       * Mission Flights will now be planned by Squadron CO/XO/Flight Leads using Combat Flite (see more at CombatFlite.com we are featured in the Community section)
         
      * Introduction of a Secondary Airframe system for those who like the challenge of learning more than just one Aircraft and it's systems.

In other fun news, 75th FS Staff are preparing a series of Close Air Support Training to include working with a JTAC/FAC-A, 9-Line, and working through realistic situations to polish the A-10 drivers in their skill set, and introduce these skills to our other Airframe Pilots.

Interested?  Apply and Join Today!

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<![CDATA[A Deeper Dive Into the World of the Tiger Sharks]]>Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:46:46 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/a-deeper-dive-into-the-world-of-the-tiger-sharks

With the ranks of the 75FS swelling up, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce the officers that ensure smooth, efficient, and tactical training to the members as well as ensure a good time for all.


Lt. Col Justin "Servos" Hogue    Commanding Officer of the 75th FS

DCS Background
Playing DCS since 2014, Former commander of the 75th for the 23rd flying the A-10c, Former F-18 driver and OPSO for CSG-3, Founder of the 75th operation as part of JTF501.

REAL LIFE JOB
Professional photographer shooting whitewater, skiing and rock climbing and winter time ski instructor.

​Favorite things to do when not playing DCS
​Kayaking, skiing, rock climbing and training my Dog new tricks.


Maj. Ryan "Tex" Gann     Executive Officer of the 75th FS

DCS Background
Been playing DCS since the dawn of time. I have always flown the single player missions and was not sure if I would enjoy Multi-player so I gave it a try and joined the 75th in March of 2020, I haven't looked back. I am presently the XO of the 75th. I am so proud of the group that we have, we make a great team and would love to make it bigger.

REAL LIFE JOB
I’m a Audio engineer (the sound guy). I run sound for corporate companies and for concerts. I also do technical directing when needed.

​Favorite things to do when not playing DCS

Chill with the family.


Maj. Sam "Sarge" Confer     Operations Officer of the 75th FS

DCS Background
Played DCS since Jan 2020. 
Member of JTF501 since Mar 2020
OPSO of 75th since Aug 2020

REAL LIFE JOB
A10C crew chief for Indiana Air National Guard. 

Favorite things to do when not playing DCS
Play xbox, soccer, spend time with family, hunting, fishing, golf
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<![CDATA[Training Spool Up]]>Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:13:56 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/training-spool-up
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901 Conducting Training with 49th FTS Candidates
As we continue to receive new JTF Candidates, our Training begins to go into afterburner.  With the anticipation of AGM-65, and AGM-88 procedures coming this week, not to mention the new A-10C(2) pending release this week as well, the entire JTF is a buzz with excitement and anticipation.
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<![CDATA[New Blood in the Water]]>Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:29:30 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/new-blood-in-the-water

The word must have gotten out, because we are seeing a nice wave of new recruits and bolstering our numbers.  

After a short stint in the Persian Gulf, we return to Turkey to go back into training mode to get our nuggets up to speed and perfect our trade.

Some new toys seem to be coming later this month from Eagle Dynamics as well!

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<![CDATA[Deployment right around the corner!]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:13:08 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/deployment-right-around-the-cornerAs we continue to prep for our deployment, server missions have been updated to allow for better training and training environment.

We have received our Oporder and the team is finishing prep work for our long flight into theater.
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<![CDATA[Tensions Rising in the Middle East]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:27:21 GMThttp://jtf501.com/news/tensions-rising-in-the-middle-eastThe westernization of the Peninsula of Oman and other GCC's in the area have lead to an extreme response from Iran.

Since the CVN-73 USS Washington has been rendered essentially defeated, CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt, CSG-3, along with Joint Task Force 501 have been instructed to prepare for immediate deployment as of 9/1/2020.  It appears the the UN is helping out some, French Air Force and European ground units have been dispatched to the area.  Unfortunately there is only a small area in which we can consider "secured".  More to come in the upcoming days!



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