A fleet of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) are ready to be loaded on Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, December 22, 2020. This mission shows the interoperability between the Army and Air Force as they display their capabilities to load and unload heavy cargo and weapons systems. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Vontrae Hampton)
Air National Guard

Loading HIMARS

A fleet of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) are ready to be loaded on Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, December 22, 2020. This mission shows the interoperability between the Army and Air Force as they display their capabilities to load and unload heavy cargo and weapons systems. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Vontrae Hampton)

A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, currently assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response - Central Command, performs weapons maintenance on a M40 sniper rifle before a live-fire range in the U.S. Central Command's Area of Responsibility, Dec. 11, 2020. The training stressed the fundamentals of precision marksmanship and tested various engagement responses in a simulated environment. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice)
U.S. Marine Corps

SPMAGTF-CR-CC: Sniper Range

A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, currently assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, performs weapons maintenance on a M40 sniper rifle before a live-fire range in the U.S. Central Command’s Area of Responsibility, Dec. 11, 2020. The training stressed the fundamentals of precision marksmanship and tested various engagement responses in [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up a high bandwidth special intelligence- palletized terminal during a communications exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 7, 2020. The Marines tested their communication equipment to prepare for upcoming predeployment training exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)
U.S. Marine Corps

11th MEU Sattelite COMMEX

U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up a high bandwidth special intelligence- palletized terminal during a communications exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 7, 2020. The Marines tested their communication equipment to prepare for upcoming predeployment training exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)

201219-M-UV498-1347 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 19, 2020) – A U.S. Marine with Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship training event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Binion)
U.S. Marine Corps

15th MEU LAR Marines conduct combat marksmanship aboard USS Makin Island

201219-M-UV498-1347 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 19, 2020) – A U.S. Marine with Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship training event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are conducting operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. [Read More …]

The Grinch cooks green eggs at the Patterson Dining Facility on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Dec. 16, 2020. The dining facility staff provide fresh food each day, maintaining the quality standard of food that they serve. The staff also provides guidance, standards and support to the installation appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund food operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)
U.S. Air Force

The Grinch causes mischief at Dover AFB

The Grinch cooks green eggs at the Patterson Dining Facility on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Dec. 16, 2020. The dining facility staff provide fresh food each day, maintaining the quality standard of food that they serve. The staff also provides guidance, standards and support to the installation appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund food operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 50th Expeditionary Aircraft Refueling Squadron, during an air refueling mission over Southwest Asia, Dec. 22, 2020. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Forces Central’s posture to deter regional aggressors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)
U.S. Air Force

50th EARS provide fuel to F-15s/F-16s

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 50th Expeditionary Aircraft Refueling Squadron, during an air refueling mission over Southwest Asia, Dec. 22, 2020. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Forces Central’s posture to deter [Read More …]

Santa Claus waves as he taxis on the ramp in a Montana Air National Guard C-130 Hercules at MTANG Base, Dec. 5, 2020. (Retired) Master Sgt. Joel Clum volunteered to be Santa Claus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jackson N. Haddon)
Air National Guard

Santa visits the 120th Airlift Wing

Santa Claus waves as he taxis on the ramp in a Montana Air National Guard C-130 Hercules at MTANG Base, Dec. 5, 2020. (Retired) Master Sgt. Joel Clum volunteered to be Santa Claus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jackson N. Haddon)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa is painted with a 75th anniversary paint scheme. The design is a facsimile of the unit’s F-16 tail flash flown by Sioux City, Iowa based Air Guard unit during the 1990s. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot
U.S. Air Force

KC-135 Bat Tail Flash 185th ARW

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa is painted with a 75th-anniversary paint scheme. The design is a facsimile of the unit’s F-16 tail flashes flown by Sioux City, Iowa based Air Guard unit during the 1990s. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent [Read More …]

Senior Airman Jordan McDonald, and Staff Sgt. Zachary Moore, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, move an AIM-120 during the unit’s weapons load competition Dec. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AIM-120 and a GBU-32 onto their F-22 Raptor the fastest and with the fewest errors. The winner will be announced at the unit’s 4th quarter awards ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
U.S. Air Force

Weapons free: F-22 Load Crew Competition

Senior Airman Jordan McDonald, and Staff Sgt. Zachary Moore, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, move an AIM-120 during the unit’s weapons load competition Dec. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AIM-120 and a GBU-32 onto their F-22 Raptor the fastest and with the fewest errors. The winner will be [Read More …]