CH53E Super Stallion

11/07/2010
11/07/2010 - A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands on USS Makin Island Oct. 4. The helicopter is part of a Special Marine Ground Task Force with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Force, which is the first amphibious landing force to embark the Makin Island. Credit: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, October 4th,…

Connective Replenishment

10/31/2010
10/31/2010 - USS Bonhomme Richard conducting vertical replenishment and connective replenishment during Rim of the Pacific 2010. Credit: US Navy Visual News Service, July 13th, 2010 Vertical replenishment is conducted by the transfer of the cargo from the USNS Guadalupe to USS Bonhomme Richard by a U.S. Navy SH-3H Sea…

B-2 Bomber

10/24/2010
10-29-2010 - The aircraft that replaces today’s bombers will be less expensive, more versatile and rely on a network of support that the stand-alone B-2s, B-52s and B-1s can get along without, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for operations and requirements said. Credit Photo: Air Force News, 10/11/10…

IED: Getting At The Source

10/11/2010
IED factory, materials destroyed in Southern Helmand 10/11/2010 - A coalition airstrike destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory, along with 4,500 lbs of explosive material in Baram Chah, Helmand province on September 19th, 2010. The compound was a known explosive factory associated with a high-level insurgent group in the…

General Deptula on the Challenges to US Air Superiority

10/08/2010
10/08/2010 - The recently retired USAF chief intelligence officer recently warned of the impending loss of US air superiority. In a presentation to the recently completed Air Force Association annual conference, the General outlined how he viewed the various challenges to US air superiority and how these challenges interacted to…

C-17 Air Drop Mission

10/04/2010
U.S. Air Force crew from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron preparing a C-17 Globemaster III for an air drop mission Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs, September 20th, 2010 10/04/2010 - US Air Force transport aircraft dropped 3,800 container delivery system supply bundles in August to troops at remote…

U.S. KC-135R Stratotanker Refueling Operations

09/26/2010
This video shows the U.S. KC-135R Stratotanker crew from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron conducting air refueling operations over Afghanistan. Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs, September 9th, 2010 One change which the new tanker will bring to the allied fleets is refuelability: air refueling is indeed a…