Pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling Wing, over northern Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. Pilots must maintain tanker qualification every six months to stay proficient and capable for training and combat scenarios.
Photo of the Day: Airmen Hone Joint Capabilities at Green Flag-West
An A-10C Thunderbolt II soars through the skies in preparation for Green Flag-West, Jan. 12, 2017, above Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During Green Flag-West, participants encountered insurgency scenarios geared specifically toward combating threats from small cell terror groups or more organized groups like the Taliban.
Photo of the Day: USAF Thunderbolt Gets Smokey During Competition
An A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 75th Fighter Squadron, performs a low-angle strafe during the Hawgsmoke competition at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz., June 2, 2016. The two-day competition included team and individual scoring of strafing, high-altitude dive-bombing, Maverick missile precision and team tactics.
Photo of the Day: Preflight Inspection of a C-130 Super Hercules
Senior Airman Jon Huggins, a 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight inspection on a C-130J Super Hercules at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Nov. 16, 2016. The C-130 primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime…
Photo of the Day: Neon Night Shot of F-16 Refueling
Tech. Sgt. Alan Greene, a 70th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, lowers the boom to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an aerial refueling mission out of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2016. F-16 pilots train on refueling operations to be prepared for longer mission requirements.
Photo of the Day: Firing up the Flightline
Members of the 179th Maintenance Group work on a C-130H Hercules in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of normal training operations Oct. 26, 2016. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen.
Photo of the Day: F-16s Train Over Red Aviano Skies
An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 20, 2016. The 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons deter aggression, defend U.S. and NATO interests, and develop Aviano AB through superior combat air power, support and training.
Photo of the Day: Fog Hits 180th Fighter Wing
An F-16 Fighting Falcon sits on the ramp at Toledo Air National Guard Base, Ohio, prior to a morning sortie Oct. 4, 2016. Routine training missions allow the 180th Fighter Wing to remain an agile responder in times of crisis, contingency and conflict.
Photo of the Day: C-17 Sits on Parking Ramp by Dawn’s Early Light
A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft sits on the parking ramp before a mission during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 16, 2016. C-Strike is a joint exercise where contingency response forces rehearsed potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts in cargo uploading and downloading on aircraft, aircraft engine…
Photo of the Day: Fireworks at Air Base to Celebrate Friendship Festival
Fireworks light the sky at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during the 2016 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 18, 2016. Thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the U.S. military and American culture.