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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani passes in review of Afghan National Security and Defense Force honor guard Oct. 7, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Ghani ceremonially cut the ribbon officiating the arrival of the first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to the Afghan Air Force fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Afghan president welcomes first Afghan Air Force Black Hawk helicopters
The first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters arrived here Oct. 7, welcomed by top Afghan and Resolute Support officials.Led by President Ashraf Ghani, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the landmark progress of the Afghan Air Force’s modernization effort, and inaugurated the helicopter into their fleet. Ghani presided over the ceremony and
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2017
A team of U.S. Army parachute riggers rig a supply bundle in preparation for an airdrop mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6, 2017. Airdrop bundles are rigged within specific guidelines to ensure the cargo properly exits the aircraft, the parachute properly deploys and the bundle lands intact on its target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) U.S. Air Force, Army partnership feeds the warfighter
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing plays a major logistical role in delivering critical supplies to the frontlines in the war against ISIS. One of the ways the 386th AEW supports the Combined Joint Task Force -Operation Inherent Resolve mission is by conducting airdrops to move supplies downrange The airdrop missions flown by the 386th AEW’s aircrews
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2017
The last six operational F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft lifted off from the runway here Sept. 21 at approximately 11 a.m. on their way to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where they will continue flying. Final operational F-16s depart Hill
The last six operational F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft lifted off from the runway here Sept. 21 at approximately 11 a.m. on their way to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where they will continue flying.Several military and civilian Airmen watched as pilots stepped to the jets and taxied away for takeoff. The operational F-16s, which have been assigned
0 9/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
The Texas Wing of Civil Air Patrol has begun preparations to provide aerial and ground support for the state of Texas and FEMA as severe weather continues from Hurricane Harvey. The state of Texas has tasked the Texas Wing to take photos of the damage and flooded areas along the coast. Additionally, ground teams may be used to locate and deactivate emergency position indicating radio beacon locator transmitters on boats damaged during the storm.
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Tech. Sgt. Christopher, 91st Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator, is a reservist working with active duty and Air National Guard Airmen to enable MQ-9 airpower downrange in support of various mission sets to meet the combatant commander’s intent. These three components of the United States Air Force incorporate as a total force integration to provide 60 combat lines or 60 aircraft in the air Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Total Force wingmen enable MQ-1, MQ-9 mission
In the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper community, active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen incorporate as a total force integration to provide 60 combat lines or 60 aircraft in the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This team of aircrew, maintenance and other career fields ensure mission success by enabling persistent strike and reconnaissance capabilities to eliminate enemies and keep ground and coalition forces safe.
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2017
Lt. Col. Craig Andrle, 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, embraces his family on the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flightline after returning from a deployment May 4, 2017. As commander, Andrle brought 45 members of the 79th FS with him to Bagram, as well as 300 Shaw maintainers to keep the 79th’s F-16s armed and airworthy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Finding a way to win
It was a temperate day at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan when Lt. Col. Craig "Hypr" Andrle and his wingman, Capt. Adam "Hawk" Fuhrmann, began walking across the flightline to their soon-to-be airborne F-16CM Fighting Falcons.Andrle’s calm, focused demeanor both in the cockpit and in command was habitual at this point – equal parts due to nature and
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Team Shaw children wait outside the 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit building for their loved ones to return home to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 4, 2017. Their Airmen returned from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Tigers return from Afghanistan
Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing were welcomed home by family and friends during homecoming events, May 4-5.
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2017
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Master Sgt. Lisa Carlson) First combat MQ-1, MQ-9 wing celebrates 10 years at Creech
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing May 1, 2017. In attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and 400 Airmen of the wing. “Thanks for what you do,” Holmes said. “What you’ve done with this aircraft, the 3 million flight hours since 2000 with 3,000 strikes in 2016 and 10 years at this base is what we’re going to celebrate.”
0 5/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo F-35As arrive in Bulgaria
Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in the first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
0 4/28
2017
Characteristics and breakdown of the F-35A's first training deployment to Europe. (U.S. Air Force graphic by TSgt. Ryan Crane) F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time
Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
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