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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
F-16CM Fighting Falcons are multi-role fighter aircraft used by 20th Fighter Wing pilots assigned at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Wild Weasels train for next fight
As Air Force pilots navigate hostile skies at break-neck speeds overseas, they must rely on their past experiences and home station training to fight opposing forces and survive.
0 11/20
2017
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
Capt. Joe, right, assists boom operator Tech. Sgt. Fritz in trouble shooting an issue in a KC-10 Extender boom pod in the air over Syria, Sept. 13, 2017. U.S. Air Force pilots: Masters of the sky
Pilots deployed with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing come from different walks of life, fly a variety of aircraft, and play different roles within the Air Force’s five core missions supported here. However, they all serve a common purpose.
0 9/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program
The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years.
0 9/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage
Air Force officials announced three additional initiatives designed to enhance mission readiness by keeping pilots in the service and bringing retired pilots back to fill critical-rated positions.
0 8/28
2017
Members of the 867th Attack Squadron stand at attention for a group photo on Dec. 15, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Return of the legacy: 867th ATKS turns 100
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The 867th Attack Squadron reflected on a remarkable heritage as it celebrated its 100th anniversary of its activation, Aug. 25, 2017, as the 92d Aero Squadron.
0 8/25
2017
Maj. Richard, 432nd Wing MQ-1 Predator pilot, watches the Predator fly over a C-5M Supergalaxy while reminiscing how about how he became a U.S. Air Force pilot. As a seven-year-old boy, Richard fell in love with the C-5 and aviation during Lethbridge International Airshow in Alberta, Canada. More than twenty years later he became a C-5 pilot, flying for four years in that airframe. Now, he flies the MQ-1 Predator. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Inspired by air show, boy becomes USAF pilot
Inspiration can be fleeting or it can be enduring. As seven-year-old boy, Richard felt this powerful drive during a family outing to an air show, he had no idea it would shape his future career helping him become a U.S. Air Force pilot. "Lethbridge was the first air show I went to when I was a kid,” said Maj. Richard, 432nd Wing MQ-1 Predator pilot. "We looked at all the airplanes and there wasn’t a single airplane that made more of an impression on me than the C-5 [Galaxy] did. I was just enthralled and I didn't quite know why, but even at that age I knew I wanted to be a part of it and fly it. It became my greatest dream."
0 8/03
2017
Maj. John R. Widmer, 314th Fighter Squadron flight commander and an F-16 instructor pilot, poses for a photo prior to flying in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. June 23, 2017. Widmer was recently recognized as the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year for his exemplary performance in and out of the jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Docherty) 54th Fighter Group pilot named Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year
One of Holloman’s Airmen, Maj. John R. Widmer, 314th Fighter Squadron flight commander and an F-16 instructor pilot, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.
0 6/29
2017
Current and former pilots from the United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division pose for a group picture in front of an F-16 June 15, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base,Nev. THe pilots celebrated the division's 35th Anniversary with a reunion of members from the first pilots in the division 35 years ago to pilots currently assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) USAF Weapons School F-16 hits 35 years old
The United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division hosted a reunion for past and present members to celebrate its 35th Anniversary June 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 6/20
2017
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