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USS Bush Honors Its Namesake

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2018) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) honor the ship's namesake, former President George H. W. Bush, by lighting Bush's initials and presidential number while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 2, 2018. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30, 2018, in Houston, Texas at the age of 94. Bush flew 58 combat missions as a Navy pilot during World War II, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and shared the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the light aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto (CVL 30). Bush will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda and be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., before being laid to rest next to former first lady Barbara Bush in College Station, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2018) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) honor the ship's namesake, former President George H. W. Bush, by lighting Bush's initials and presidential number while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 2, 2018. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30, 2018, in Houston, Texas at the age of 94. Bush flew 58 combat missions as a Navy pilot during World War II, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and shared the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the light aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto (CVL 30). Bush will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda and be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., before being laid to rest next to former first lady Barbara Bush in College Station, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2018) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) honor the ship’s namesake, former President George H. W. Bush, by lighting Bush’s initials and presidential number while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 2, 2018. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30, 2018, in Houston, Texas at the age of 94. Bush flew 58 combat missions as a Navy pilot during World War II, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and shared the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the light aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto (CVL 30). Bush will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda and be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., before being laid to rest next to former first lady Barbara Bush in College Station, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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George Bush Missing Man Afterburner Takeoff

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) An F-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, the "Tomcatters," departs from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, to participate in a monumental 21-aircraft flyover featuring a missing-man formation over the memorial service for late President George H. W. Bush in College Station, Texas. Other squadrons that participated in the flyover came from Oceana, Virginia to Fort Worth, Texas, and included VFA 103, the "Jolly Rogers"; VFA 143, the "Pukin' Dogs"; VFA 32, the "Swordsmen"; VFA 131, the "Wildcats"; VFA 105, the "Gunslingers"; VFA 83, the "Rampagers"; and VFA 87, the "Golden Warriors." U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Jaen (Released).

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) An F-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, the "Tomcatters," departs from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, to participate in a monumental 21-aircraft flyover featuring a missing-man formation over the memorial service for late President George H. W. Bush in College Station, Texas. Other squadrons that participated in the flyover came from Oceana, Virginia to Fort Worth, Texas, and included VFA 103, the "Jolly Rogers"; VFA 143, the "Pukin' Dogs"; VFA 32, the "Swordsmen"; VFA 131, the "Wildcats"; VFA 105, the "Gunslingers"; VFA 83, the "Rampagers"; and VFA 87, the "Golden Warriors." U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Jaen (Released).

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) An F-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, the “Tomcatters,” departs from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, to participate in a monumental 21-aircraft flyover featuring a missing-man formation over the memorial service for late President George H. W. Bush in College Station, Texas. Other squadrons that participated in the flyover came from Oceana, Virginia to Fort Worth, Texas, and included VFA 103, the “Jolly Rogers”; VFA 143, the “Pukin’ Dogs”; VFA 32, the “Swordsmen”; VFA 131, the “Wildcats”; VFA 105, the “Gunslingers”; VFA 83, the “Rampagers”; and VFA 87, the “Golden Warriors.” U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Jaen (Released).

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B-52 Arrives In Australia

U.S. Air Force members from the 96th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit shake a tow bar to maneuver it into place on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber during exercise Lightning Focus at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018. Two bombers along with aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian counterparts in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

U.S. Air Force members from the 96th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit shake a tow bar to maneuver it into place on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber during exercise Lightning Focus at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018. Two bombers along with aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian counterparts in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

U.S. Air Force members from the 96th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit shake a tow bar to maneuver it into place on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber during exercise Lightning Focus at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018. Two bombers along with aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian counterparts in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

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George H W Bush Back to Texas

The 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush waves to the crowd before boarding Air Force One, Andrews Air Base, Maryland, Dec. 05, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Usry)

The 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush waves to the crowd before boarding Air Force One, Andrews Air Base, Maryland, Dec. 05, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.  (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Usry)

The 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush waves to the crowd before boarding Air Force One, Andrews Air Base, Maryland, Dec. 05, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Usry)

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Bush 41 Procession to Washington DC

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 03, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force- National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during President George H.W. Bush's state funeral. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Caeli Morris)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 03, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force- National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during President George H.W. Bush's state funeral. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Caeli Morris)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 03, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force- National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Caeli Morris)

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US Navy F-35C Lightning II over California

LEMOORE, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2018) An F-35C Lightning II, attached to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, fly in formation for a photo exercise. VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Operational F-35C squadron based out of NAS Lemoore. Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, headquartered at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. ensures that each F-35C squadron is fully combat-ready to conduct carrier-based, all-weather, attack, fighter and support missions for Commander, Naval Air Forces. With its stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35C will be the first 5th generation aircraft operated from an aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)

LEMOORE, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2018) An F-35C Lightning II, attached to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, fly in formation for a photo exercise. VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Operational F-35C squadron based out of NAS Lemoore. Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, headquartered at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. ensures that each F-35C squadron is fully combat-ready to conduct carrier-based, all-weather, attack, fighter and support missions for Commander, Naval Air Forces.  With its stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35C will be the first 5th generation aircraft operated from an aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)

LEMOORE, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2018) An F-35C Lightning II, attached to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, fly in formation for a photo exercise. VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Operational F-35C squadron based out of NAS Lemoore. Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, headquartered at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. ensures that each F-35C squadron is fully combat-ready to conduct carrier-based, all-weather, attack, fighter and support missions for Commander, Naval Air Forces. With its stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35C will be the first 5th generation aircraft operated from an aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)

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Navy’s Newest STEALTH Ship USS Tulsa

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2018) The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego, after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning Feb. 16, 2019 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Isaacs/Released)

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2018) The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego, after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning Feb. 16, 2019 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Isaacs/Released)

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2018) The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego, after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning Feb. 16, 2019 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Isaacs/Released)

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Mechanic Prepping F-15 for Sorties

A maintainer assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit looks through his technical orders while conducting maintenance on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Nov. 21, 2018, to prepare it for sorties in support of the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today's air tactical challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

A maintainer assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit looks through his technical orders while conducting maintenance on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Nov. 21, 2018, to prepare it for sorties in support of the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today's air tactical challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

A maintainer assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit looks through his technical orders while conducting maintenance on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Nov. 21, 2018, to prepare it for sorties in support of the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today’s air tactical challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

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36 F-35s on One Runway

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exercise wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs)

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exercise wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs)

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exercise wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs)

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Guided-Missile Destroyer Launch

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

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Trump Approves Lethal Force by Military at Border

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, secures concertina wire and barbed wire to barriers at the San Luis I Port of Entry in Arizona, Nov. 19, 2018. U.S. Northern Command is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the Southern border of the United States. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice)

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, secures concertina wire and barbed wire to barriers at the San Luis I Port of Entry in Arizona, Nov. 19, 2018. U.S. Northern Command is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the Southern border of the United States. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice)

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, secures concertina wire and barbed wire to barriers at the San Luis I Port of Entry in Arizona, Nov. 19, 2018. U.S. Northern Command is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the Southern border of the United States. On Thursday, Nov. 22, President Trump approved the use of lethal force by US Marines and other troops currently deployed at the border. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice)

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C-17 Cockpit at Night over New Jersey

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maggie Linn, left, and Lt. Col. Michael Prodeline, both C-17 Globemaster III pilots with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, prepare to land at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maggie Linn, left, and Lt. Col. Michael Prodeline, both C-17 Globemaster III pilots with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, prepare to land at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maggie Linn, left, and Lt. Col. Michael Prodeline, both C-17 Globemaster III pilots with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, prepare to land at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Transfer of Remains from Battle at Tarawa, WWII

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel prepare to lower a transfer case containing possible remains of unidentified U.S. service members from the Battle at Tarawa from a C-20G Gulfstream IV aircraft during an honorable carry, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 20, 2018. The contents of the transfer case will be examined by forensic anthropologists and forensic odontologists at the DPAA skeletal identification laboratory. DPAA’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kelly L. Timney)

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel prepare to lower a transfer case containing possible remains of unidentified U.S. service members from the Battle at Tarawa from a C-20G Gulfstream IV aircraft during an honorable carry, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 20, 2018. The contents of the transfer case will be examined by forensic anthropologists and forensic odontologists at the DPAA skeletal identification laboratory. DPAA’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kelly L. Timney)

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel prepare to lower a transfer case containing possible remains of unidentified U.S. service members from the Battle at Tarawa from a C-20G Gulfstream IV aircraft during an honorable carry, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 20, 2018. The contents of the transfer case will be examined by forensic anthropologists and forensic odontologists at the DPAA skeletal identification laboratory. DPAA’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kelly L. Timney)

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First Ever F-35 Elephant Walk

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exercise, the wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exercise, the wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the exercise, the wings confirmed their ability to employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, demonstrating the readiness and lethality of the F-35 Lightning II. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)