The first Red Flag air combat exercise for 2020 officially wrapped up Friday, Feb. 14. As visiting aircraft make their way home, some great images are coming out from the Air Force showcasing just how impressive the F-35A’s operations are to behold.Continue reading F-35A Red Flag 2020 Night Operations (Photos)
Aircraft Compatibility Testing continued this week on the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78).Continue reading USS Ford Aircraft Compatibility Flight Testing at Sea
An F-16D Fighting Falcon sits on the ramp at Luke AFB, with its own reflection taking up the foreground.
A US Army Chinook heavy lift helicopter carries a Humvee while a C-17 Globemaster III takes off in the background. The ability for the Air Force and Army to work cohesively, especially during deployments, is crucial for our ability to get assets and forces where they’re needed when they’re needed.
Stars at Night, are Big and Bright
The USS Wayne E Meyer basking in the glow of the Milky Way Galaxy as it sails the East China Sea, Nov. 15, 2019.Continue reading East China Sea Showing Off its Starry Sky – USS Wayne E Meyer
Viper Helicopter Close-Up
A US Marines AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter performs a close flyby of the USS Harpers Ferry, Nov. 19, 2019. The ships are in the Pacific Ocean as part of the USS Boxer amphibious ready group.Continue reading Marines Viper Attack Helicopter Up-Close Flyby [Photo]
USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) sails through the South China Sea Nov. 18, 2019. The Giffords is Independence-class littoral combat ship, specializing in high-speed shallow water operations, with the capability to also sail in the open ocean.Continue reading USS Gabrielle Giffords At Sea – 2 Photos
Photos of jets almost breaking the sound barrier are almost always breath taking and surreal. Usually you see photos of the massive vapor cones surrounding the aircraft. They’re impressive, but they often hide much of the detail of what exactly is going on with these shockwaves.Continue reading Super Hornet Sound Barrier Shockwave
The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducting flight operations in the Atlantic. The Stennis, when fully crewed, has a capacity of more than 6,000 officers and crew.Continue reading USS Stennis November Flight Ops in Atlantic
Raptors assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska land during the Reserve Unit Training Assembly weekend March 9. The Raptors were flown by Reserve pilots assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron during the 477th Fighter Groups monthly training weekend. During the week the 477th Fighter Group, Alaska’s only Reserve unit, integrates with the active duty 3rd Wing.
As we look back on a busy Summer, there were some pretty incredible photos of the MQ-9 Reaper in action. The drone aircraft took part in numerous crucial operations around the globe. Below we compiled the TOP 5 photos from Summer 2019. Take a look starting with #5 below!Continue reading TOP 5 Photos of MQ-9 REAPER Summer 2019
A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, flies above the English countryside near Dover with two RAF F-35 jets. For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducting integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK. The USAF deployment of the B-2’s from the Bomber Task Force Europe is long-planned. Whilst deployed to the UK the aircraft will conduct a series of training activities in Europe. During this deployment, RAF F-35B Lightning fighters are conducting sorties with the USAF B-2 bombers. Both are 5th generation aircraft and this is the first time that USAF B-2’s have trained with non-US F-35s. RAF Fairford routinely hosts deployments and exercises by US strategic aircraft. These regular deployments reinforce the US Air Force Europe and the Royal Air Force’s unique and complementary partnership and our collective contribution to NATO. Imagery captured by a USAF Exchange Pilot.