Afghan Air Force Arms Helicopters

06/12/2011 - Prior to a mission, Afghan and U.S. Airmen equip an AAF MI-17 helicopter with 57mm rockets for the first time, allowing the Afghans to provide for their own mission security without reliance on ISAF aircraft for assistance in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan   Credit: 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment…

A400 M Flight Test Highlights

06/10/2011: A wide variety of tests of the A400M are shown in this video.  Tests include formation flying which is impressive for this size of aircraft and parachuting from both the side and rear doors which is possible because of the aerodynamic design of the aircraft. Credit: Airbus Military: 2011

22nd MEU Marines Participate in Non-lethal Training

06/10/2011 Marines with Lima Battery, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct riot control training for the final exercise in the non-lethal weapons course at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 22nd MEU is a multi-mission capable force comprised of…

67th D-Day Anniversary: Angoville au Plain

06/09/2011: Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division join World War II veterans and reenactors in Angoville au Plain, France, to commemorate events, which took place in the region during the liberation of France in World War II. Interviewed is Dominique . Vanhaeren, WWII Reenactor, Normandy Memory Club. Credit: 21st Theater…

C-17 Maintainers

06/07/2011 - Aircraft breakdowns can interrupt operations. Staff Sgt. Charles McNamara tells us about a stand by team downrange who helps keep aircraft moving.The C-17 has an excellent maintainence record, in large part due to the acquisition of modern aircraft.  The fleet is newer than any other core fleet in…

UK Pilot Comments on Flying the A400M

06/02/2011: In a brief during the Airbus Military Trade media event, the A400M head test pilot, Ed Strongman, provided an update on the status of the flight test program.  Over the past 18 months there have seen significant flight-testing within the program. As of May 10, 2011, 55 pilots have flown…