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  • SJ recovery efforts begin following Hurricane Florence

    More than 50 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135R Stratotankers from the 916th Air Refueling Wing were repositioned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 17, as a precautionary measure due to Hurricane Florence. The 916th ARW also provided support to the 4th FW by repositioning more than 200 personnel and equipment from the 4th FW to Barksdale AFB. Hurricane Florence reached Seymour Johnson AFB on Sept. 14, causing flooding in various areas of the base to include parts of the runway. Col. Donn Yates, 4th FW commander, issued an “all clear” for the base, beginning the base’s reconstitution phase after the effects of Hurricane Florence, to bring the base back to its full capabilities. The 4th FW’s assets returned from Barksdale AFB, Sept. 18, and Team Seymour has begun recovery efforts to reestablish normal base operations.
  • Honing skills: 366th EMS executes armament training

    The 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conducted in-depth F-15E Strike Eagle armament training Aug. 27-30 that will enhance the 366th Fighter Wing’s readiness down-range. EMS armament technicians trained on the Bomb Rack Unit-61, an F-15E equipment piece that houses the Guided Bomb Unit-39. The GBU-39 is a 250-pound small-diameter precision-guided glide bomb that relies on the Global Positioning System to provide navigation to the F-15E’s target.
  • Members of F-15E Systems Program Office visit MHAFB

    The F-15E Systems Program Offices were specifically created to address issues aging aircraft may have. The SPO's focus is to ensure reliability and maintainability, as well as streamlining work and improving repair technologies at maintenance depots. During the week-long visit, SPO members learned about various aspects of the F-15E Strike Eagle in a classroom setting, then proceeded to see what they learned in action.
  • Gunfighter Flag 18-3, Adaptive Basing

    Adaptive basing exercises require all levels of the squadron to deploy small teams of Airmen and aircraft for a short amount of time to hone their skills. Adaptive basing is the ability to rapidly refuel and re-arm F-15’s in an austere environment, a location we haven’t operated from before. It could have some support facilities or just a runway in the middle of nowhere. Every quarter, the 366th Fighter Wing holds “Gunfighter Flag”, an exercise where the fighter squadrons participate in air-to-air and air-to-ground training to maintain F-15E Strike Eagles during peace-time and war-time contingencies. The concept is still fairly new and has been improving.
  • Green Flag: Preparing for Close Air Support

    Since the 1980’s, the United States of America has been crowned with air superiority by using the F-15E Strike Eagle’s dual-role fighter capabilities in Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground missions. Preparing for those scenarios that happen down-range requires cooperation from both pilots and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to get the job done. Green Flag West provides essential Close Air Support training that combines the capabilities of the Air Force and Army as a multi-domain fighting force.
  • Rocketeer reaches 3K flying hours

    Four months. Four months is the amount of time the 336th Fighter Squadron commander has spent in the cockpit throughout his near 16-year flying career.Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson reached the rare 3,000 flight-hours milestone in the F-15E Strike Eagle during a flight here June 11, 2018.He was greeted by his family, fellow pilots and squadron members to
  • 380th Air Expeditionary Wing supports RAF Lakenheath

    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Stratotanker from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing over Southwest Asia, April 21, 2018.
  • Munitions life: from storage to target

    The life-cycle of a munition can be easily explained—the building of the munition, transportation to the aircraft, loading to the aircraft, taking off of the aircraft, then finally putting the munition on target.
  • Heritage Flight Training Course dazzles DM community

    Davis-Monthan Air Force base hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Each morning prior to the day’s training sorties, the ramp is open to service members, veterans, and their families.
  • North Carolina Marine Corps squadron trains at MHAFB

    The Marine Attack Squadron 542 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, trained with the 366th Fighter Wing during the months of January and February.
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