Growlers in Valiant Shield 2018

Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) perform post-flight operations for a U.S Navy EA-18G Growler as part of exercise Valiant Shield 18, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 23, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training…

Growler Arrives in Australia

03/09/2017: Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne unveils the EA-18G Growler aircraft at the 2017 Australian International Airshow. RAAF Chief, Leo Davies, discusses the importance of integration for the Australian forces with the coming of new aircraft to the force. Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence February 28, 2017

Nellis AFB hosts Red Flag 15-3 July 13-31, 2015

07/18/2015: 4/22/2015 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 15-3 from July 13-31. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise…

The Strike Fleet Operating off of the USS George Washington

02/05/2015: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off. [maxgallery id="72454"] Credit: USS George Washington:11/21/14 George Washington and its embarked air…

USS Carl Vinson Operations at Sea 2

12/29/2014: In the first three photos, an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 lifts off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17,…

Joint Training at Fallon Naval Air Station: F-16s Arrive for Duty

11/14/2014: As we learned during our visit to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, air wing integration training includes working with the joint forces. As the Admiral Scott Conn noted: “We participate in some of the planning for joint exercises. We participate in those exercises as well. Our EA-18G…

The Aircraft of Red Flag 2014

02/06/2014: RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M-acre Nevada Test and…