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An A-10 Thunderbolt II refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker. A-10s bring thunder, lightning during fight against ISIS
The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.Upon their arrival, their efforts were focused on Raqqa for approximately three months. During that time A-10s participated in an urban close air support role. Pilots had to focus on protecting friendly forces as
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2018
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alise Williams, 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron fleet management and analysis specialist, holds up a flag with the logo of her foundation, Letters for Life, printed on it. Letters for Life
Encouragement can take many different forms: a kind gesture, a reassuring smile, or a thoughtfully written letter. That encouragement may make a world of difference in someone’s life.
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2018
Cockpit information is compared to simulated input information to test for accurate data. Inspection team keeps aircraft flying
The 20th EMS inspection team tests aircraft temperature sensors, computer systems and wing integrity to keep the jets flying safely.
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2018
AFE Airmen are responsible for ensuring the aircrews gear is in top-notch condition before takeoff. Aircrew Flight Equipment airmen save lives
When aircrew take to the skies, they have to be focused and that focus needs to be clear in case of an emergency. There isn’t time to worry if the lifesaving gear they’re wearing will hold up when needed. The Airmen responsible for this equipment ensure the gear is in top-notch condition before the aircrew even step on the flightline.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo 53rd Wing F-35s perform Rose Parade flyover
Flyover honors former pilot.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Calvin Love, left, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, talks with Col. Jay Vietas, 23d Medical Group commander, on Christmas Day in the Georgia Pines Dining Facility, Dec. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Christmas meal was an opportunity for Airmen, retirees, dependents and leadership to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Team Moody brings holiday spirit to DFAC
Leadership from Moody Air Force Base came to the Georgia Pines Dining Facility to serve the annual Christmas meal, Dec. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The meal was an opportunity for Airmen, retirees, dependents and leadership to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal.
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Airman 1st Class Heather Chambers, 23d Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, plasma cuts a steel plate, Dec. 19, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Metals technology technicians strive for perfection when fabricating and repairing Team Moody’s aircraft and equipment to ensure they maintain their continual high ops tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Metals tech: perfection in precision
Precision is the name of the game for the metals technicians, who must abide by the welding and machinery measuring tolerance of three thousandths of an inch, which is approximately the width of a human hair. The 23d Maintenance Squadron’s (MXS) aircraft metals technology technicians strive for perfection when fabricating and repairing Team Moody’s aircraft and equipment to ensure they maintain their continual high ops tempo.
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2017
.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, completed a qualification performance for U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, to certify his capabilities as a demo team pilot at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 18, 2017. F-22 Raptor Demo Team receive COMACC qualification
U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, completed a qualification performance for U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, to certify his capabilities as a demo team pilot at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 18, 2017.
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2017
The tail hook on an F-15C Eagle catches the cable of an arresting system, Dec. 19, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The BAK-12 arresting system is used on the runway to slow down fighter aircraft in emergency situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) BAK-12 brakes jets
A fighter jet is soaring through the sky during a routine training mission when the pilot notices something is wrong. She radios the control tower announcing she’s preparing for an emergency landing. Approaching the runway, she turns off the engines and drops a tail hook that will catch a braking system on the runway, safely slowing down the aircraft. This assembly is called a BAK-12 arresting system and after 10 years and new guidance, Moody’s 23d Civil Engineer Squadron power production shop is replacing every part of the system on the runway.
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2017
Master Sgt. Adam Young, 124th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resist and Escape specialist, demonstrates evasion techniques during Gunfighter Flag 18-1 Dec. 14, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Gunfighter Flag 18-1 took place Dec. 11-15, simulating joint service operations that might be encountered in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeremy D. Wolff) Military branches come together for combat training
The 366th Fighter Wing is located in the middle of nowhere in southern Idaho, nearly an hour away from a large city. Not exactly the description of a place one would expect military forces from every U.S. service and foreign allies would be excited to visit. In reality, Mountain Home AFB’s 110,000-acre range provides an ideal training setting with one of the biggest air spaces in the country, for exercises like Gunfighter Flag that accommodate joint-service combat training to simulate deployed situations.
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2017
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