US and Afghan Air Force Joint Operations

09/20/2012: Members of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. Air Force land at Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan Sept. 12, 2012. This kind of collaboration could be enhanced with C-27Js and Super Tucanos in the hands of the Afghans.  For some unknown reason, it is OK to buy Russian helicopters…

Exercise Global Medic

07/19/2012: A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Foxtrot Company 7-158 11th Theater Aviation Regiment, prepares for takeoff during Exercise Global Medic 2012, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., June 14, 2012. Exercise Global Medic 2012 is a joint field training exercise for theater aeromedical evacuation systems and ground medical components designed to…

Recent F-35 Flights and Developments

The first photo shows a F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base,Calif. U.S. The flight occurred on April 21, 2012 and the pilot was U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. George Schwartz. The…

Red Flag 2012

02/17/2012: Red Flag 2012 [slidepress gallery='red-flag-2012'] Credit:99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs:01/27/2012 In the first photo, a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle departs for a training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 12-2 Jan. 27, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.Red Flag…

View From Joint Precision Airdrop System

01/03/2012: View from a camera mounted on a Joint Precision Airdrop System bundle during an Airdrop mission to Combat Outpost or COP Herrera, Afghanistan. Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs: 11/27/2011

774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Afghanistan

12/21/2011: In the first photo, Pallets of food and supplies are dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2011. The supplies are being delivered to soldiers at a remote base near Kandahar, Afghanistan. [slidepress gallery='774th-expeditionary-airlift-squadron-in-afghanistan'] Credit: U.S.…

Night Viper

12/02/2011: A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon deployed from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, sits on the flightline awaiting its next mission at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 10, 2011. The 177th Fighter Wing is based out of Atlantic City, N.J., and is deployed to…