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Image of Capt. Jesse Loya, 391st Fighter Squadron pilot, starts up an F-15E Strike Eagle during Green Flag West, June 13, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 391st FS participated in Green Flag to further enhance readiness by training on Close Air Support over the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno) Green Flag: Preparing for Close Air Support
Since the 1980’s, the United States of America has been crowned with air superiority by using the F-15E Strike Eagle’s dual-role fighter capabilities in Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground missions. Preparing for those scenarios that happen down-range requires cooperation from both pilots and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to get the job done. Green Flag West provides essential Close Air Support training that combines the capabilities of the Air Force and Army as a multi-domain fighting force.
0 6/15
2018
Rocketeer reaches 3K flying-hours Rocketeer reaches 3K flying hours
Four months. Four months is the amount of time the 336th Fighter Squadron commander has spent in the cockpit throughout his near 16-year flying career.Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson reached the rare 3,000 flight-hours milestone in the F-15E Strike Eagle during a flight here June 11, 2018.He was greeted by his family, fellow pilots and squadron members to
0 6/11
2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing over Southwest Asia, April 21, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis) 380th Air Expeditionary Wing supports RAF Lakenheath
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Stratotanker from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing over Southwest Asia, April 21, 2018.
0 5/15
2018
A 391st Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle drops a munition April 3, 2018, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The 391st FS from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, recently participated in Combat Archer and Hammer. Munitions life: from storage to target
The life-cycle of a munition can be easily explained—the building of the munition, transportation to the aircraft, loading to the aircraft, taking off of the aircraft, then finally putting the munition on target.
0 4/06
2018
DM hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Heritage Flight Training Course dazzles DM community
Davis-Monthan Air Force base hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Each morning prior to the day’s training sorties, the ramp is open to service members, veterans, and their families.
0 3/05
2018
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Harer, Marine Attack Squadron 542 ordinance officer in charge, oversees an AV-8B Harrier II taxing to the runway Jan. 31, 2018, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Marine Attack Squadron 542 worked alongside joint terminal attack controllers, F-15E Strike Eagles and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno) North Carolina Marine Corps squadron trains at MHAFB
The Marine Attack Squadron 542 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, trained with the 366th Fighter Wing during the months of January and February.
0 2/06
2018
A U.S. Air Force pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs a pre-flight check on an F-15E Strike Eagle parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 9, 2017. Mountain Home Airmen and assets were at Tyndall participating in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes while providing a platform for maintenance teams to be evaluated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released) Thunderbolts light up the sky during Checkered Flag 18-1
The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed assets to participate in the large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall Air Force Base Nov. 6 to 17. The 366th FW sent approximately 240 operations and maintenance Airmen and 14 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 389th Fighter Squadron to train in real-world simulated scenarios for this two-week long exercise.
0 11/14
2017
Max Garland (left), Korean War veteran, views a picture of a MiG Alley sign from the Korean War, Oct. 26, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. MiG Alley was the name given by the United Nations pilots to the northwestern portion of North Korea during the Korean War.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera) Korean War veterans reunite for one last hoorah
A reunion is held for this association every year at different bases around the states. This year, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina had the privilege to host the final official reunion for the group, Oct. 26-28, 2017.
0 11/06
2017
Orlando Dean, defense contractor assembly mechanic, looks over a portion of an F-15E Strike Eagle at a defense contractor's factory in St. Louis, Mo, Aug. 3, 2017. During the visit, military members were given the opportunity to meet those who create the products they use on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier) MH Gunfighters visit aerospace production line
While some may think that the gap between the civilian and military sectors in national security has grown over the years, an inside look at a defense factory proves how valuable they are to one another. Col. Jefferson O’Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, and fellow Gunfighters were able to visit those in the civilian sector who directly contribute to the defense of the nation last week when they toured defense contractor factories in St. Louis, Missouri.
0 8/07
2017
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly in formation during the Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Seymour Johnson AFB hosted the free, two-day air show as a way to thank the public and local community for their ongoing support of the base’s missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Wings over Wayne 17 Air Show wows spectators
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base hosted a two-day, free, Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 20-21, 2017. The event featured more than 20 acts, including demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, a 4th Fighter Wing 75th Anniversary review flight and more. The air show attracted more than 230,000 people from across the globe to the base over the weekend, beating the previous 2015 attendance record. Various civilian aircraft and U.S. Air Force demonstration teams flew prior to the Blue Angels, the show’s headliner, who performed at about 3 p.m. on both days. While the audience below watched with eyes glued to the sky, the team executed multiple aerial stunts with precision.
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2017
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