Cope North 2019: USAF Perspective

03/07/2019
F-16C Fighting Falcons and F-15 Eagles receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Cope North 19, February 26, 2019.  As U.S. Pacific Air Forces' largest multilateral exercise, the annual event demonstrates the U.S. Air Force's commitment to peace and security throughout the Indo-Pacific region by enabling regional forces to hone…

COMPACF at the Avalon Air Show 2019

03/02/2019
U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Australia for the Avalon Air Show 2019, and met with key allied air force leaders. [maxgallery id="123909"] MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA 02.24.2019 Photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio Gamboa  Pacific Air Forces Public Affair

Exercise Pointblank November 2018

01/01/2019
Pointblank is a recurring Large Force Exercise designed and co-hosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing.  This iteration includes nearly double the usual number of aircraft, including both 4th and 5th generation fighters and refuelling aircraft, launching from multiple locations across the U. K., and involved…

Exercise Pointblank

12/31/2018
Pointblank is a recurring Large Force Exercise designed and co-hosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing.  This iteration includes nearly double the usual number of aircraft, including both 4th and 5th generation fighters and refueling aircraft, launching from multiple locations across the U.K., and involved the…

Air Combat Integration

12/12/2018
The 48th Fighter Wing hosts a large force Dissimilar Air Combat Training event. The U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force integrated 4th and 5th generation aircraft capabilities to leverage opportunities and pool assets from a variety of locations to fly and train togethe BRANDON, SFK, UNITED KINGDOM 10.22.2018…

USMC F-35’s Refueled on Way to Afghan Mission

11/28/2018
Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an aerial refuel with a U.S Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat mission over Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. The F-35Bs conducted their first combat strike in the U.S. Central…

Aircraft in Valiant Shield 2018

10/12/2018
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon, and a U.S. Air Force E-8 Joint STARS take off from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam to participate in exercise Valiant Shield Sept. 17, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration…

Red Flag Alaska, 2018

10/11/2018
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska  RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1, a realistic training exercise of simulated combat, is scheduled to begin Oct. 4 and continue through Oct. 18, 2018. Throughout RF-A 19-1, international partners from the Republic of Korea Air Force and the Finnish Air Force will experience what RF-A has to…