An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepares to take flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 16, 2021. The 389th FS is participating in exercise Green Flag West where they will provide essential Close Air Support that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Natalie Rubenak)
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389th FS takes on Green Flag West

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepares to take flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 16, 2021. The 389th FS is participating in exercise Green Flag West where they will provide essential Close Air Support that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. [Read More …]

Maj. Jennifer, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) pilot, left, and Capt. Kim, 99th RS U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, takeoff from Beale Air Force Base, California, March 3, 2021. They were participating in the first ever formation flight made up of only female U-2 pilots. Of the 1067 people that have ever qualified to fly a U-2 alone, only 9 have been women, Jennifer will be the 10th when she gets her solo qualification. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)
U.S. Air Force

Women’s T-38 Formation Flight

Maj. Jennifer, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) pilot, left, and Capt. Kim, 99th RS U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, takeoff from Beale Air Force Base, California, March 3, 2021. They were participating in the first ever formation flight made up of only female U-2 pilots. Of the 1067 people that have ever qualified to fly a U-2 alone, only 9 have been [Read More …]

Strips of 7.62 mm ammunition are staged for Airmen from the 673d Security Forces Squadron conducting live-fire machine gun qualification at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 12, 2021. The qualification ensured that the JBER defenders maintained their mission readiness and honed their marksmanship skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
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673d Security Forces Squadron Airmen Fire Machine Guns at JBER

Strips of 7.62 mm ammunition are staged for Airmen from the 673d Security Forces Squadron conducting live-fire machine gun qualification at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 12, 2021. The qualification ensured that the JBER defenders maintained their mission readiness and honed their marksmanship skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

The drummer with the Koza City Rockers, a rock and roll tribute band, performs during the 2021 Hansen Festival on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 13, 2021. The festival is hosted annually to encourage camaraderie within the U.S. military community through an assortment of food, fun-filled activities and live performances. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
U.S. Marine Corps

Let there be rock: 2021 Hansen Festival

The drummer with the Koza City Rockers, a rock and roll tribute band, performs during the 2021 Hansen Festival on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 13, 2021. The festival is hosted annually to encourage camaraderie within the U.S. military community through an assortment of food, fun-filled activities and live performances. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 11, 2021) Members of the Italian Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team are hoisted into an EH101 Merlin helicopter from the Italian Navy on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) in the Atlantic Ocean, Mar. 11, 2021. Hershel “Woody” Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and build strategic partnerships with their African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Coffer/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 11, 2021) Members of the Italian Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team are hoisted into an EH101 Merlin helicopter from the Italian Navy on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) in the Atlantic Ocean, Mar. 11, 2021. Hershel “Woody” Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and [Read More …]

Three Qatar Emiri Air Force Rafale aircraft participating in Exercise Sky Shield II, fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft March 3rd, 2021. Exercise Sky Shield II brought together members of the United States Air Force, Qatar Emiri Air Force and the French Air Force to demonstrate their enduring and resolute partnership, and to demonstrate the promise for future interoperability throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison)
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908th EARS participate in Exercise Sky Shield II

Three Qatar Emiri Air Force Rafale aircraft participating in Exercise Sky Shield II, fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft March 3rd, 2021. Exercise Sky Shield II brought together members of the United States Air Force, Qatar Emiri Air Force and the French Air Force to demonstrate their enduring and resolute partnership, and to demonstrate the promise for [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Airman from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team watches a smoke bomb at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. EOD technicians are trained to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats extreme environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)
U.S. Air Force

EOD Train – Detonate Explosives to Stay Sharp

U.S. Air Force Airman from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team watches a smoke bomb at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. EOD technicians are trained to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats extreme environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S Army National Guard Special Forces Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), clear a mock village for training during a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course near Camp Williams, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020. SFAUC is scheduled yearly for the Green Berets to help them maintain proficiency and lethality for future operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jake Cox)
U.S. Army National Guard

U.S Army National Guard Special Forces Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), perform close quarter battle (CQB) drills, during a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course near Camp Williams, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020. SFAUC is scheduled yearly for the Green Berets to help them maintain proficiency and lethality for future operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by [Read More …]

210306-N-CW190-1271 PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 6, 2021) A civilian AS332 Super Puma transports a mock F135 engine power module from Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea (VERTREP). This exercise was the first aircraft carrier VERTREP of a mock F135 engine power module, which serves as the basis for the single engine of the F-35C Lightning II, the only single-engine fixed-wing jet onboard Vinson and the latest in the Joint Strike Fighter series. Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason Congleton/Released)
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Conducts Mock F135 Engine Power Module Vertical Replenishment-at-Sea

210306-N-CW190-1271 PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 6, 2021) A civilian AS332 Super Puma transports a mock F135 engine power module from Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea (VERTREP). This exercise was the first aircraft carrier VERTREP of a mock F135 engine power [Read More …]