124th Air Support Operations Squadron special warfare tactical air control party Airmen navigate steep terrain in a joint exercise on Mar 7, 2020, Emmett, Idaho. These exercises facilitate practicing effective communication and maneuverability within an integrated combat unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)
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Joining Forces in Emmett, Idaho

124th Air Support Operations Squadron special warfare tactical air control party Airmen navigate steep terrain in a joint exercise on Mar 7, 2020, Emmett, Idaho. These exercises facilitate practicing effective communication and maneuverability within an integrated combat unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)

U.S. Air Force defenders assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, participated in a training mission in which they discovered a simulated bomb-crafting site in the woods at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, March 7, 2020. The South Carolina Air National Guard participated in a conventional operational readiness exercise to test the unit’s ability to operate in a conventional threat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)
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South Carolina Air National Guard’s Operational Readiness Exercise

U.S. Air Force defenders assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, participated in a training mission in which they discovered a simulated bomb-crafting site in the woods at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, March 7, 2020. The South Carolina Air National Guard participated in a conventional operational readiness exercise to test the unit’s ability to operate in a conventional threat [Read More …]

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 169th Logistics Readiness Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. perform their post-attack reconnaissance sweep after a simulated motar attack during a two-day operational readiness exercise, Mar. 6, 2020. The exercise tests the169th Fighter Wing’s ability to perform its mission while operating in a conventional threat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder, 169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)
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Operational Readiness Exercise at McEntire JNGB

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 169th Logistics Readiness Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. perform their post-attack reconnaissance sweep after a simulated motar attack during a two-day operational readiness exercise, Mar. 6, 2020. The exercise tests the169th Fighter Wing’s ability to perform its mission while operating in a conventional threat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior [Read More …]

Maj. Weston Killian, an F-16 instructor pilot and Lt. (1st or 2nd?) Ian Bonner assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard, conduct (no s) preflight checks prior to launch during Coronet Cactus, Feb. 27, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The annual training event deploys members of the 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to another environment in order to familiarize them with accomplishing mission objectives in an unfamiliar location. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Derek Davis)
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Coronet Cactus 2020

Maj. Weston Killian, an F-16 instructor pilot and Lt. (1st or 2nd?) Ian Bonner assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard, conduct (no s) preflight checks prior to launch during Coronet Cactus, Feb. 27, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The annual training event deploys members of the 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, [Read More …]

Airmen of the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron along with Airmen from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit out of Mountain Home Air Force Base and German soldiers from the 6th Battery of Germany’s 345th Artillery Battalion participate in join ground combat operations exercises on November 2nd, 2019 at the Orchard Combat Training Center outside of Gowen Field. These exercises facilitate practicing effective communication and maneuverability within an integrated combat unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)
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ASOS Conduct Combat Mission Readiness Exercises

Airmen of the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron along with Airmen from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit out of Mountain Home Air Force Base and German soldiers from the 6th Battery of Germany’s 345th Artillery Battalion participate in join ground combat operations exercises on November 2nd, 2019 at the Orchard Combat Training Center outside of Gowen Field. These exercises facilitate [Read More …]

Royal Air Force Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby intercept Russian aircraft approaching UK Air Space on the 7th March 2020. An RAF spokesperson said: “This was a routine response to Russian aircraft approaching UK air space and was coordinated with several other NATO allies.”
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From the Ministry of Defence: RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft

Royal Air Force Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby intercept Russian aircraft approaching UK Air Space on the 7th March 2020. An RAF spokesperson said: “This was a routine response to Russian aircraft approaching UK air space and was coordinated with several other NATO allies.” All photos and text are © Crown copyright 2020

A Twin Otter, flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 440th Squadron prapares for takeoff during Air National Guard Exercise Arctic Eagle February 17th, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Technical Sergeant Jamie Spaulding/released)
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Arctic Eagle 2020

A Twin Otter, flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 440th Squadron prapares for takeoff during Air National Guard Exercise Arctic Eagle February 17th, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Technical Sergeant Jamie Spaulding/released)

A pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, returns to base in their F-35A Lightning II during routine flying operations from the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Feb. 12, 2020. Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing partnered with Kessel Run to complete its first test and evaluation of their new software, a suite known as Mad Hatter, during February 2020 at the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Miss Julie M. Shea)
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Kessel Run Brings “Mad Hatter” to the Green Mountain Boys

A pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, returns to base in their F-35A Lightning II during routine flying operations from the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Feb. 12, 2020. Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing partnered with Kessel Run to complete its first test and evaluation of their new software, a [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force medical crew assigned to the 172nd Medical Group, Mississippi Air National Guard, team up with U.S. Army aerial evacuation crews assigned to the 2-151st Aviation Regiment, Delta Company, Mississippi and Louisiana Army National Guard, to transport patients from a UH-72 Lakota to an ERPSS (En-Route Patient Staging System) site during PATRIOT South 2020 at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Miss., Mar. 3, 2020. PATRIOT is a Domestic Operations disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Technical Sgt. L. Roland Sturm)
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PATRIOT South 2020: Aerial Evacuation Training and Transport

A U.S. Air Force medical crew assigned to the 172nd Medical Group, Mississippi Air National Guard, team up with U.S. Army aerial evacuation crews assigned to the 2-151st Aviation Regiment, Delta Company, Mississippi and Louisiana Army National Guard, to transport patients from a UH-72 Lakota to an ERPSS (En-Route Patient Staging System) site during PATRIOT South 2020 at Camp Shelby [Read More …]