Texas Army National Guard Soldiers from Company C, 2-149 Aviation “Alamo Dustoff” sling load a 5,600-pound Humvee beneath their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while training with Defenders from the 343rd Training Squadron/OL-A as part of a joint sling load mission Jan. 27, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas. The joint team transported over 27,000 pounds of cargo and 14 personnel throughout the day and evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Braydon Williams)
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343rd TRS Airmen Soar in Joint Air Operations

Texas Army National Guard Soldiers from Company C, 2-149 Aviation “Alamo Dustoff” sling load a 5,600-pound Humvee beneath their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while training with Defenders from the 343rd Training Squadron/OL-A as part of a joint sling load mission Jan. 27, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas. The joint team transported over 27,000 pounds of cargo and [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Armando Mendiola, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Ootter, 355th SFS MWD, perform a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 16, 2021. During this scenario, Ootter was providing an extra layer of protection while Mendiola secured the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)
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355th SFS Military Working Dog Team Training

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Armando Mendiola, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Ootter, 355th SFS MWD, perform a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 16, 2021. Bonds between a handler and dog is crucial to the success of each MWD team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing command chief, fires an M18 pistol during an immersion with the 673d SFS at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 2, 2021. The tour familiarized base leadership with the 673d SFS and its role in maintaining the safety of the JBER community and security of the installation and its resources.
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JBER Defenders Host Commander Immersion

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing command chief, fires an M18 pistol during an immersion with the 673d SFS at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 2, 2021. The tour familiarized base leadership with the 673d SFS and its role in maintaining the safety of the JBER community and security of the [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off during a group flight line engagement for exercise Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 11, 2021. Cope North 21 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces joint/combined, trilateral field training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)
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Cope North takeoff 2021

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off during a group flight line engagement for exercise Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 11, 2021. Cope North 21 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces joint/combined, trilateral field training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Northwest Field as part of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) multi-capable Airmen training during Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 15, 2021. The ACE concept of operations is the new warfighting concept that Pacific Air Forces is operationalizing to ensure agility, deterrence, and resiliency in a contested or degraded environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)
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U.S., Koku-Jieitai Partners Execute ACE

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Northwest Field as part of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) multi-capable Airmen training during Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 15, 2021. The ACE concept of operations is the new warfighting concept that Pacific Air Forces is operationalizing to ensure agility, deterrence, and resiliency in a contested or degraded environment. (U.S. [Read More …]

Staff Sgt. Darion White (left) and Senior Airman Micheal Fraser, 4th Fighter Generation Squadron, participate in an annual F-35 weapons load competition at Hill Air Foece Base, Utah, Feb. 5, 2021. Competing active duty and Reserve load crews with the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings had previously won quarterly competitions. A load crew with the 419th’s 466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit was named the 2020 winners. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)
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Airmen Compete in Annual Weapons Loading Competition

Staff Sgt. Darion White (left) and Senior Airman Micheal Fraser, 4th Fighter Generation Squadron, participate in an annual F-35 weapons load competition at Hill Air Foece Base, Utah, Feb. 5, 2021. Competing active duty and Reserve load crews with the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings had previously won quarterly competitions. A load crew with the 419th’s 466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit [Read More …]

A combat arms training and maintenance instructor from the 507th Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participates in a training even at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Feb. 4, 2021. CATM instructors are qualified on multiple weapons systems in order to instruct and qualify other Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)
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Combat Arms Instructors Prepare for Deployment

A combat arms training and maintenance instructor from the 507th Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participates in a training even at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Feb. 4, 2021. CATM instructors are qualified on multiple weapons systems in order to instruct and qualify other Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

SrA Alexandra Campanaro, 36th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, rewards her dog, Harry, during Pacific Defender 21-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, January 27 2021. This long-standing exercise pre-empts Cope North 21 and is designed to enhance multilateral operations among security forces of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Koku Jieitai and Royal Australian Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Brooks)
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K9s Train at Pacific Defender 21

SrA Alexandra Campanaro, 36th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, rewards her dog, Harry, during Pacific Defender 21-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, January 27 2021. This long-standing exercise pre-empts Cope North 21 and is designed to enhance multilateral operations among security forces of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Koku Jieitai and Royal [Read More …]

Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Cecil, the 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Master Jumpmaster, performs a Jumpmaster Personnel Inspection on a Paratrooper aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III bound for Fort Polk, Louisiana, February 1, 2021.
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RD BCT Paratroopers Jump into JRTC

Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Cecil, the 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Master Jumpmaster, performs a Jumpmaster Personnel Inspection on a Paratrooper aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III bound for Fort Polk, Louisiana, February 1, 2021.

Chief Master Sgt. Steven Robinson, 465th Air Refueling Squadron chief boom operator, refuels an F-16 from the 93rd Fighter Squadron at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 465th ARS at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Jan 27, 2021. This business effort training mission ensured that aircrew on multiple platforms received the necessary upgrade and competency training required to remain fully mission capable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)
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Business Efforts Strengthen Airpower and Relationships

Chief Master Sgt. Steven Robinson, 465th Air Refueling Squadron chief boom operator, refuels an F-16 from the 93rd Fighter Squadron at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 465th ARS at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Jan 27, 2021. This business effort training mission ensured that aircrew on multiple platforms received the necessary upgrade and competency [Read More …]