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

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

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

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…

Air Insertion Exercise in Poland

Approximately 500 Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and attached units, Italian Armed Forces and Israeli Defense Forces conducted airborne insertion exercises of personnel and heavy equipment on Miroslawiec Airfield, Poland, June 8, 2018.  The airborne operations were part of Exercise Swift Response 18 taking place in…

12th Air Force Participates in Chilean Air Show

Twelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH) joined with Airmen from across the United States to support the FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) Air Show, April 3-8 in Santiago, Chile.  Over 240 Airmen and nine U.S. Air Force aircraft arrived in Chile for FIDAE, the largest air show of its…

B-1 Prior to Syrian Strike

U.S. AIR FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND (April 14, 2018)  U.S. Air Force maintenance Airmen and aircrews conduct final checks on a B-1 Bomber before launching to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria April 13, 2018. 04.14.2018 Courtesy Video DoD News 

B-52 in Australia to Work With RAAF

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Bombers arrive at RAAF Base Darwin to train with the Royal Australian Air Force as part of Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC). [maxgallery id="115581"] Enhanced Air Cooperation builds on a broad range of combined air exercises and training activities undertaken between the US and Australia, which…

F-35As Arrive in Japan

11/21/17: A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II soars over Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 2, 2017, on approach to Kadena Air Base, Japan. [maxgallery id="102799"] This marks U.S. Pacific Command’s first operational tasking for the F-35As and the first time a U.S. Air Force F-35A unit has deployed as a regularly…