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.
Number 5Continue reading TOP 5 Photos of USAF B-2 Stealth Bombers Escorted by RAF F-35 Stealth Fighters
The USS Ronald Reagan has had an eventful year so far. With 2019 nearly three-quarters of the way complete, the ship has already amassed quite a collection of impressive photos from operations so far in 2019. We collected and ranked the Top 10 USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Photos from 2019 so far, and are presenting them all in order in this post.
Take a look at some of the most incredible and inspiring views from the Gipper this year, starting out with #10 below!Continue reading TOP 10 USS Ronald Reagan Photos from 2019
YAVORIV, Ukraine – North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners and allies train together during multiple demonstrations for distinguished visitors on Sept. 20, 2019, in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s 10th Mountain Assault Brigade and the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division demonstrated the lethal abilities of coalition forces during a wet gap crossing and fire team movement room clearing demonstration for distinguished guests as part of Rapid Trident 2019.
The wet gap crossing demonstrated the coalition forces ability to move swiftly across a body of water utilizing the Ukraine Army’s amphibious vehicle capabilities and simultaneously attacking enemy forces, as they fired live artillery hitting targets in the area of the simulated enemy forces.
Ukraine was invaded in 2014 by separatist forces backed by Russia. The war continues to drag on to this day.Continue reading US Army Trains Ukrainian Forces to Fight Putin’s Invasion