U.S. Air Force Airmen wave to island locals after dropping bundles of supplies during Operation Christmas Drop hosted by Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2021. Christmas Drop is an annual operation that gives supplies to more than 55 small islands in the Pacific during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Breanna Gossett)
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Dropping Bundles during Operation Christmas Drop

U.S. Air Force Airmen wave to island locals after dropping bundles of supplies during Operation Christmas Drop hosted by Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2021. Christmas Drop is an annual operation that gives supplies to more than 55 small islands in the Pacific during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Breanna Gossett)

A Marine assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts high altitude, low opening (HALO) parachute jump from an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, over Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 13, 2021. U.S. Marines and a U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist conducted week-long jump training using Air Force and Navy aircraft. The training supports the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment (DFE) concept through agile combat employment (ACE), which supports the National Defense Strategy effort to conduct training with joint partners while maintaining global peace and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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Joint Jump Training at Yokota

A Marine assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts high altitude, low opening (HALO) parachute jump from an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, over Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 13, 2021. U.S. Marines and a U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist conducted week-long jump training using Air [Read More …]

A weapons load crew team assigned to the 354th Air Expeditionary Wing, prepare to load an inert AIM-9X missile during Operation Iron Dagger, Dec. 8, 2021, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. During the deployment, the U.S. Air Force will integrate U.S. Marine Corps' F-35 B Lightning IIs from III Marine Expeditionary Force to strengthen partnerships and enhance joint capabilities, ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)
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354th AEW Airmen Forward Deploy in Support of Operation Iron Dagger

A weapons load crew team assigned to the 354th Air Expeditionary Wing, prepare to load an inert AIM-9X missile during Operation Iron Dagger, Dec. 8, 2021, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. During the deployment, the U.S. Air Force will integrate U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35 B Lightning IIs from III Marine Expeditionary Force to strengthen partnerships and enhance joint capabilities, ensuring [Read More …]

International military students from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy took to the field for Sports Day, Nov. 19, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The day-long event challenged the students in several athletic areas, to include, soccer, volleyball, tug-of-war, and the Defender Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian G. Rhodes)
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Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) Sports Day

International military students from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy took to the field for Sports Day, Nov. 19, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The day-long event challenged the students in several athletic areas, to include, soccer, volleyball, tug-of-war, and the Defender Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian G. Rhodes)

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform their final show of the 2021 show season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 10, 2021. The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus)
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Thunderbirds Final Show of the 2021 Season Held at Nellis AFB

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform their final show of the 2021 show season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 10, 2021. In addition to showcasing their elite skills, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Fournier, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, climbs the tail rotor system on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2021. The HH-60G flies with two pilots and two SMAs who are responsible for preflight aircraft inspections, passengers, cargo and operating the aircraft’s weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)
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Get to the Choppa, it’s time for a Turkey Shoot!

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Fournier, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, climbs the tail rotor system on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2021. The HH-60G flies with two pilots and two SMAs who are responsible for preflight aircraft inspections, passengers, cargo and operating the aircraft’s weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman [Read More …]

U.S. Airmen assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, prepare to sleep on a C-17 Globemaster III before taking off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 1, 2021. The Airmen are returning home after having been deployed to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)
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Swap in, swap out – McChord Airmen Deploy to Al Udeid

U.S. Airmen assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, prepare to sleep on a C-17 Globemaster III before taking off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 1, 2021. The Airmen are returning home after having been deployed to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff [Read More …]

Special Tactics operators assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord treat a simulated wounded civilian at a casualty collection point during a disaster relief scenario Nov. 30, 2021, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The 22nd STS trained on airfield survey, rescue, and emergency medical techniques during a humanitarian aid and disaster relief exercise designed to maintain readiness for worldwide crisis response. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air to ground integration force, and the Air Force’s special operations ground force, leading Global Access, Precision Strike, Personnel Recovery and Battlefield Surgery operations on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt Ridge Shan)
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22nd Special Tactics Squadron HADR Exercise

Special Tactics operators assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord parachute onto an airfield during a humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenario, Nov. 30, 2021, at Moses Lake, Wash. The 22nd STS trained on airfield survey, rescue, and emergency medical techniques during a humanitarian aid and disaster relief exercise designed to maintain readiness for worldwide crisis [Read More …]

An F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft assigned 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Takes-off for a Weapons School Integration mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, November 22, 2021. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis)
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U.S. Air Force Weapons School Take-offs

An F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft assigned 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Takes-off for a Weapons School Integration mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, November 22, 2021. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, and Soldiers from the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center hook a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle onto a Marine Corps CH-53 “Super Stallion” helicopter at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Nov. 17, 2021. The 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and Army National Guard Warrior Training Center conducted sling loading training to practice efficient aerial pickup and delivery. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katie Tamesis)
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Air Force, Marine Corps, Army WTC Sling Load Training

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, and Soldiers from the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center hook a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle onto a Marine Corps CH-53 “Super Stallion” helicopter at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Nov. 17, 2021. The 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and Army National [Read More …]