The Commander of the Qatar Emiri Air Force, Staff MG Pilot Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabet, is buckled into his seat before an F-15E Strike Eagle familiarization flight during the Qatar-AFCENT Friendship Event Aug. 24, 2020, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Qatar-U.S. air forces Friendship Event focused on building partnership capacity through training and an integrated flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Battles)
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US-Qatar Friendship Event bonds strategic partners before F-15QA arrival

The Commander of the Qatar Emiri Air Force, Staff MG Pilot Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabet, is buckled into his seat before an F-15E Strike Eagle familiarization flight during the Qatar-AFCENT Friendship Event Aug. 24, 2020, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Qatar-U.S. air forces Friendship Event focused on building partnership capacity through training and an integrated flight. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

Maintainers from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and an operator from the 29th Attack Squadron work together to recover a MQ-9 Reaper, Sept. 12, 2020, during Exercise Agile Reaper at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California. MQ-9 operations were conducted day and night during the exercise to enhance warfighter training and demonstrate the MQ-9’s capability of persistent long-range surveillance, reconnaissance and precision strikes in the high-end fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
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Exercise Agile Reaper operates day, night, anywhere

Maintainers from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and an operator from the 29th Attack Squadron work together to recover a MQ-9 Reaper, Sept. 12, 2020, during Exercise Agile Reaper at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California. MQ-9 operations were conducted day and night during the exercise to enhance warfighter training and demonstrate the MQ-9’s capability of persistent long-range surveillance, reconnaissance [Read More …]

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing takes off for Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 23, 2020. Valiant Shield allows the U.S. Joint Force to more fully develop Joint All-Domain Operations concepts through exercises and experimentation for application in the Indo-Pacific Area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicolas Z. Erwin)
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B-1s integrate with Valiant Shield

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing takes off for Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 23, 2020. Valiant Shield allows the U.S. Joint Force to more fully develop Joint All-Domain Operations concepts through exercises and experimentation for application in the Indo-Pacific Area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicolas Z. Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Wilbert Dixon and Sarok Chalabe, 36thAircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chiefs reassemble a 20MM cannon at at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 26, 2020. To ensure the weapons system does is dependable, the gun is routinely removed from the aircraft and thoroughly inspected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier)
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36th AMU installs 20MM cannon

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Wilbert Dixon and Sarok Chalabe, 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chiefs reassemble a 20MM cannon at at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 26, 2020. To ensure the weapons system does is dependable, the gun is routinely removed from the aircraft and thoroughly inspected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty [Read More …]

An F-15C Eagle departs for a training mission Sept. 14, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Team Kadena pilots train every day to ensure readiness and mission effectiveness to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)
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Team Kadena continues to fly

An F-15C Eagle departs for a training mission Sept. 14, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Team Kadena pilots train every day to ensure readiness and mission effectiveness to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

Two B-1 Lancers, assigned to the 345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, conduct a Bomber Task Force mission with a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, around the East Siberian Sea, Sept. 21, 2020. The strategic bomber missions provide theater familiarization for aircrew members and opportunities for U.S. integration with NATO allies and regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)
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BTF Europe-East Siberian Sea

Two B-1 Lancers, assigned to the 345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, conduct a Bomber Task Force mission with a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, around the East Siberian Sea, Sept. 21, 2020. The strategic bomber missions provide theater familiarization for aircrew members and opportunities [Read More …]

Four HGU-55/P Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems sit on a table at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, during exercise Thracian Viper 20, Sept. 21, 2020. The JHMCS is a modular helmet display mounted on a lightweight HGU 55/P helmet shell that can accommodate a day or night module. The JHMCS incorporates a highly accurate magnetic tracking system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)
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First flight during Thracian Viper 20

Four HGU-55/P Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems sit on a table at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, during exercise Thracian Viper 20, Sept. 21, 2020. The JHMCS is a modular helmet display mounted on a lightweight HGU 55/P helmet shell that can accommodate a day or night module. The JHMCS incorporates a highly accurate magnetic tracking system. (U.S. Air Force [Read More …]

The 436th Mission Support Group poses for a group photo at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Aug. 14, 2020. The 436th MSG delivers rapid global mobility operations and battle-ready Airmen through security, logistics, engineering, contracting, communications, personnel and quality of life services. They sustain a total force strength of approximately 11,000 active duty, guardsmen, reservists, retirees, civilians and dependents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)
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436th Mission Support Group

The 436th Mission Support Group poses for a group photo at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Aug. 14, 2020. The 436th MSG delivers rapid global mobility operations and battle-ready Airmen through security, logistics, engineering, contracting, communications, personnel and quality of life services. They sustain a total force strength of approximately 11,000 active duty, guardsmen, reservists, retirees, civilians and dependents. (U.S. [Read More …]

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Sept. 10, 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 prevail tomorrow and forge resolute partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Parsons)
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels F-15E Strike Eagle

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Sept. 10, 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 prevail tomorrow and forge resolute partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Parsons)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Keith Walton, avionics systems specialist, left, and Senior Airman Cody Gregory, assistant crew chief, right, with the 27th Fighter Squadron assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, preform pre-flight checks with pilot Capt. Nichole Ayers, also from the 27th FS at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept, 18, 2020. Approximately 45 F-22 Raptor and F-15 Eagle aircraft and aircrew teams from Air Combat Command travelled to Tyndall for a Weapons System Evaluation Program to practice and troubleshoot air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons system functions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)
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Tyndall holds Weapons System Evaluation Program

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Keith Walton, avionics systems specialist, left, and Senior Airman Cody Gregory, assistant crew chief, right, with the 27th Fighter Squadron assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, preform pre-flight checks with pilot Capt. Nichole Ayers, also from the 27th FS at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept, 18, 2020. Approximately 45 F-22 Raptor and F-15 [Read More …]