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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Champ, 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 Talon pilot, boards an aircraft before flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 14, 2017. From aggressor to unmatched 5th gen aerial breacher
Air-to-air combat is fast paced and requires the right aircraft and a well-trained pilot. The pilot needs to have a fast reaction speed and the know-how to make the right decisions at the right time, which is why the some 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 pilots are selected to fly the very aircraft they oppose in their training mission, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor.
0 11/01
2017
ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators
Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
0 9/11
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin O’Hara II, 71st Fighter Training Squadron aviation resource manager journeyman, responds to an airfield radio transmission at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 16, 2017. Squadron aviation resource managers coordinate with several agencies including maintenance, weather and base operations personnel to ensure a smooth transition from the ground to the air and vice versa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell) SARM: Keeping warfighters on track
U.S. Air Force F-22 pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis work closely with U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon pilots, who pose as adversary air, to improve their war-fighter capabilities. However, before pilots can perform their duties, they must sharpen their skills and ensure they have proper documentation before they fly. T-38 pilots assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron rely on a 3-person team, known as the squadron aviation resource managers, who ensure they are “good-to-go” when it comes to being legally qualified to fly.
0 6/20
2017
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis on the runway during ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 14, 2017. The 1st Fighter Wing hosted the exercise to focus on greater integration of the U.S. Air Force's fifth-generation capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese) Atlantic Trident 2017 leverages fifth-gen capabilities
The 1st Fighter Wing is on its second week of Atlantic Trident 2017, an exercise at at Joint Base Langley-Eustis focusing on leveraging fifth-generation fighter capabilities with partnering nations.
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2017
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