The RAAF in Red Flag 16-1

01/30/2016
01/30/2016: Exercise Red Flag 16-1 is an air combat training exercise which centers on the large force employment of aircraft in a high-end warfighting environment. RF16-1 is being conducted from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, United States, from 25 January to 12 February 2016. The aircraft will participate in the…

RAAF Deployment to the Middle East

08/09/2015
08/04/2015: During a visit to Australia in August 2015, Second Line of Defense had a chance to talk with senior RAFF personnel about the operations in Iraq and Syria. There will be more to come as these interviews are completed, but a key point was that two new combat systems were…

Cope North 2015 – Maintainers

02/26/2015
02/25/2015: United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force's maintainers work together during Cope North 2015.  Credit: Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs:2/23/15 According to a PACAF story published on 2/19/15: by Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs   2/19/2015 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  -- More than…

Vigilant Shield 15

10/26/2014
10/26/2014: The North American Aerospace Defence Command is in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the next couple of weeks. 550 participants from the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Air Force, and the United States Air National Guard...all taking part. Royal Canadian Air Force Cpl. Charles Milot, 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron…

USAF Support to Central African Mission

01/25/2014
01/25/2014: A C-17 Globemaster III out of McChord Air Force Base, Wash., prepares to take off from Entebbe Airport, Uganda, Jan. 23, 2014. U.S. forces will transport a total number of 850 Rwandan soldiers and more than 1,000 tons of equipment into the Central African Republic to aid French and…

Heavy Cargo Dropped Out the Ramp of C-17

07/15/2012
07/15/2012: Heavy cargo being loaded and dropped out the ramp of a C-17 in support of Joint Operations Access Exercise 12-02 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. JOAX is two week exercise to prepare United States Air Force and Army service members to respond to worldwide crises and contingency operations. Heavy…