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U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, performs preflight checks in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Sept. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. After graduating the Weapons Instructor Course, Paetzhold joined the Airmen who serve as tactical and operational advisors to military leaders at all levels. Due to the relationship between the 75th FS and 76th FS, Paetzhold is slated to deploy as the 75th FSs weapons officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Pilot exemplifies Total Force Integration
As part of a Total Force Integration initiative, an Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman attended attended the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) to deploy with his former active-duty squadron. Captivated by the close-air support and combat-search and rescue missions of the A-10C Thunderbolt II, U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, joined the ranks of those responsible for effectively integrating multiple weapons systems across the land, air, space and cyber domains.
0 11/22
2017
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
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft returns to the fight after receiving fuel June 10 during a mission over Iraq. The F-16 is assigned to Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway) Hill F-16 squadrons celebrating 40 years of combat airpower, part 2
In honor of the F-16, whose operational service here is coming to a close this year, we continue our two-week tribute to the men and women of the 388th Fighter Wing and Team Hill who have supported Viper’s combat mission for the past 38 years.
0 3/30
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jared Carnahan, 44th Fighter Group crew chief, cleans the windshield of an F-22 Raptor on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 10, 2016. In addition to maintaining and repairing the F-22, crew chiefs at Tyndall also ensure the jet is in perfect condition before the pilot enters the jet. The 44th FG accomplishes total force integration by providing pilots, maintainers and support personnel in partnership with the 325th Fighter Wing to execute the Tyndall mission to train and project unrivaled combat air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released) Tyndall’s Total Force: 44th Maintenance Squadron keeps F-22 Raptors flying
Whether they’re on active or reserve orders, the Airmen of the 44th Maintenance Squadron keep Tyndall’s F-22 Raptors mission ready through the process of Total Force Integration. Through its combination of traditional reservists and active-reserve technicians, the 44th MXS is able to keep up with the high demands of keeping a 5th generation jet at top performance just as well as a full active-duty squadron.
0 10/12
2016
An F-35A seperates from formation to land at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for a training exercise June 6-17. Mountain Home AFB's airspace allows Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and reserve 419th Fighter Wing to fully test the aircraft in preperations for declaring initial operational capability later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released) F-35A nearly combat ready
The first deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready.
0 6/27
2016
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