A U.S. Air Force KC-135 performs a dry contact with a C-17 Globemaster III during an aerial-refueling training exercise over Germany, Oct. 19, 2017. The training exercise was done in support of the Strategic Airlift Command operated out of Papa Air Base, Hungary. Strategic Airlift Command consists of 12 NATO and Partnership for Peace nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano)
A U.S. Soldier with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance), Vermont National Guard, surveys his surroundings from a HH-60M Black Hawk during a flight over the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 5, 2017. The Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Steven Cray visited Soldiers and Airman deployed in support of hurricane recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria.
An F-22 Raptor takes-off after spending the weekend at the Seafair Festival in Seattle, WA., Aug. 7, 2017. The Searfair that took place Aug. 5th and 6th, was a boat and airshow, providing the crowd with high-speed boat races and a performance from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle)
RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, Republic of Korea – An AH-64 Apache from 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division fires a 30mm M230 Chain Gun during a joint Gunnery Qualification Table XII with 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on October 20, 2017.
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off from an undisclosed in Southwest Asia, July 7, 2017. The 332nd AEW continuously fly missions throughout the region in support of Operation Inherent Resolve to combat the threat of ISIS and bring stability back to the region.
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Olivia Raftshol, a KC-130J Hercules co-pilot, left, and Maj. Matthew Stolzenberg, a KC-130J Hercules pilot, with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152, prepare to land at Iwo To (Iwo Jima), Japan, Nov. 7, 2017. Multiple squadrons participated in the professional military education on the island to gain information on its historical significance and foster esprit de corps.
The U.S. Navy Tactical Demonstration Team executes tactical maneuvers in the F-18 Super Hornet during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The F/A-18 Super Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multi-role fighter jet that is capable of landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier.
Undersea Rescue Command (URC), based in San Diego, prepares to depart to support the ongoing search and rescue efforts for the Argentine submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the South Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 18. URC is deploying two rescue assets, the Submarine Rescue Chamber and the PRM. URC Sailors are highly trained and routinely exercise employing the advanced technology in submarine search scenarios. U.S. Air Force C-17 “Globemaster IIIs” and C-5 “Galaxies” from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are transporting the equipment from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina.
U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing prepare for takeoff during end-of-runway operations at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Oct. 14, 2017. This was part of routine training ensuring that the SCANG remains ready to accomplish the mission at a moment’s notice.