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Members of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort

Members of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort

Members of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, reassemble CH-47 Chinooks on the flightline, Sept. 6. The soldiers are working under flood lamps at night to avoid heat stress and dehydrati... More

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the the 16th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the the 16th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the the 16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron perform pre flight checks onboard a AC-130W Stinger II before a mission at an undisclosed location in support of Operatio... More

Special mission aviators assigned to the 16th Expeditionary

Special mission aviators assigned to the 16th Expeditionary

Special mission aviators assigned to the 16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron load 105mm munitions onboard an AC-130W Stinger II in an undisclosed location in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, So... More

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron marshalls a C-17 Globemaster III at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 22, 2020. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and a... More

16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron provides air support

16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron provides air support

Special mission aviators assigned to the 16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron operate a M102 105mm Howitzer while flying a close air support mission providing support to special operations ground forc... More

You're Cleared for Take-off

You're Cleared for Take-off

Air Force Special Operations Command combat controllers give a C-130 Hercules take off clearance and provide air traffic control during a mission to establish and assess an airfield, March 15, at a forward depl... More

Airpower Summary for January 29

Airpower Summary for January 29

Air Force people deployed from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., to the 363rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron refuel a U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft after it returned from a mission April 13. The U-2 can fly... More

Airpower Summary for January 25

Airpower Summary for January 25

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft receives fuel from the extended refueling probe on a U.S. AF KC-10 Extender aircraft from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a recent mission over... More

Operation Mountain Lion Roars

Operation Mountain Lion Roars

An F-15E Strike Eagle soars over the mountains of Afghanistan in support of Operation Mountain Lion on Wednesday, April 12, 2006. The crew and fighter are deployed to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in... More

Airpower Summary for January 27

Airpower Summary for January 27

Three A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation. A-10s provided close-air support for a scout team that received small arms fire Feb. 11 near Balad, Iraq. The A-10s observed the team apprehend the individuals respo... More

Predator operations

Predator operations

An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle sits on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. Its primary mission is interdiction and c... More

Technical Sgt. Mark De Corte is a medical technician

Technical Sgt. Mark De Corte is a medical technician

Technical Sgt. Mark De Corte is a medical technician with the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Tan feet line the door of an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter representing only a few of the sa... More

Globemaster III aircraft prepare to offload wounded personnel

Globemaster III aircraft prepare to offload wounded personnel

Crewmembers aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft prepare to offload wounded personnel from Balad Air Base, Iraq, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

A Pararescue jumper, using night vision goggles, rappel

A Pararescue jumper, using night vision goggles, rappel

A Pararescue jumper, using night vision goggles, rappel from a HH-60 helicopter during a combat search and rescue rehearsal mission in a blacked-out environment on Balad Air Base, Feb 23. Teams use these inval... More

Tech. Sgt. Robert Mitchem mentors Iraqi Airmen on how

Tech. Sgt. Robert Mitchem mentors Iraqi Airmen on how

Tech. Sgt. Robert Mitchem mentors Iraqi Airmen on how to properly maintain an Iraqi C-130 Hercules aircraft on New Al Muthana Air Base. Mitchem along with the 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron's mission... More

Airpower Summary for May 7

Airpower Summary for May 7

Maj. Troy "Cabbage" Owens (above), 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 pilot, speaks with Capt. Kevin Koren, 354th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron officer in charge, prior to his flight at Bag... More

Airpower Summary for Jan 4, 2009

Airpower Summary for Jan 4, 2009

Avionics mechanics Jonathan Hagy and Russell Gordy work on an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle May 17 at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The Predator provides armed reconnaissance, airborne surveillance and target a... More

Airpower Summary for May 17

Airpower Summary for May 17

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft fly over Southwest Asia June 13, 2007.

Airpower Summary for March 19

Airpower Summary for March 19

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a combat mission in Iraq at Balad Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Olufemi A. Owolabi)

F-16 Eases up to Refueler in Midair

F-16 Eases up to Refueler in Midair

An F-16 eases up to the boom of a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during an Operation Iraqi Freedom mission, Thursday, July 26. During boom refueling operations, fuel i... More

Airpower Summary for October 24

Airpower Summary for October 24

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brad Simms, a joint airdrop inspector with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, guides a K-loader to the ramp of a C-130 Hercules aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 21... More

Airpower Summary for Sept. 25

Airpower Summary for Sept. 25

A formation of U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, fly over a C-130 from the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. as it is prepared for a mission. The C-130 airframe is an essential part of the... More

Lancer Taxis Toward Main Runway

Lancer Taxis Toward Main Runway

A B-1B Lancer aircraft taxis towards the main runway in preparation for takeoff from a Southwest Asia air base. The B-1B is capable of flying intercontinental missions without refueling. (USAF photo by Staff Se... More

Combat Search and Rescue Training

Combat Search and Rescue Training

An A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft pulls up sharply out of a low-level strafing run. The digitally upgraded A-10 is equipped with satellite-guided precision weaponry and advanced communications data ... More

Airpower Summary for February 1

Airpower Summary for February 1

Airman 1st Class Justin Cole, Tech. Sgt. Marcus Cottengim and Chief Master Sgt. Roy Cupper conduct a pre-flight inspection on an MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Nov. 5 at Ali Base, Iraq. The Predators are... More

Airpower Summary for April 25 - A-10 Thunderbolt II at sunset

Airpower Summary for April 25 - A-10 Thunderbolt II at sunset

An A-10 Thunderbolt II greets the start of a new day on the flightline Nov. 22, 2007. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Col. Tim Grams)

Getting Ready to Go

Getting Ready to Go

Service members en route to Iraq prepare to board a C-130 Hercules, Nov. 30, at an air base in Southwest Asia. The C-130 is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air droppi... More

Airpower Summary for May 16

Airpower Summary for May 16

An A-10 Thunderbolt II taxis in after a successful mission over Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua T Jasper)

Airpower Summary for May 9

Airpower Summary for May 9

An F-15E Strike Eagle crew chief stands ready to marshal his plane out for take off, Dec. 7, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua T Jasper)

Airpower Summary for February 15

Airpower Summary for February 15

A U.S. Navy shooter gives the signal for an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft attached to Strike Fighter Squadron Three Two to launch from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 7... More

Airpower Summary for April 29

Airpower Summary for April 29

Aviation ordnancemen load and unload bombs onto aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 are underway on a regularly scheduled... More

Airpower Summary for February 24

Airpower Summary for February 24

An Air Force MQ-1B Predator from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Ali Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely... More

U.S. Air Force mentors, from a multitude of career

U.S. Air Force mentors, from a multitude of career

U.S. Air Force mentors, from a multitude of career fields, work with members of the Afghan national army air corp, on July 25, at Kabul International Airport Afghanistan. The Air Force members are assigned to t... More

Airpower Summary for February 18

Airpower Summary for February 18

A Weapons Load Crew with the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at a Southwest Asia air base, loads two-thousand pound bombs onto a B-1B Lancer to prepare it for a mission Dec. 21. Airman David P... More

Airpower Summary for January 10

Airpower Summary for January 10

An Air Force Weapons Load Crew with the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at a Southwest Asia air base, loads two-thousand pound bombs onto a B-1B Lancer to prepare it for a mission. Airman 1st ... More

Getting a B-1B ready to launch

Getting a B-1B ready to launch

Capt. Crystal Powers, left, and 1st Lt. Thomas Walsh wait to board a B-1B Lancer bomber for a mission, Dec. 29. Powers and Walsh are with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at an air base in Southwest Asia. (U... More

B1-B Takeoff

B1-B Takeoff

An Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft takes off from the runway of an air base in southwest Asia, for a mission as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The B-1B is a multi-role, long-range bomber capable of flying i... More

A B-1B launches

A B-1B launches

An Air Force B-1B Lancer takes off from the runway in Southwest Asia for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The B-1B is a multi-role, long-range bomber capable of flying intercontinental missio... More

A heavy load, Afghanistan

A heavy load, Afghanistan

1st Lt. Jason Edwards checks the bomb load of a B-1B Lancer Dec. 29 as he and the rest of the aircrew preflight check the bomber prior to a mission. Lt. Edwards is with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at an... More

Air strikes hit more than 40 targets in Iraq

Air strikes hit more than 40 targets in Iraq

A B-1B Lancer from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron pulls away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, after receiving fuel over Afghanist... More

Airpower Summary for March 15

Airpower Summary for March 15

A C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 3. The newest most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force, the C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all... More

Airpower Summary for April 5

Airpower Summary for April 5

An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromed... More

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Operation Iraqi Freedom

An Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 22nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron lands at Balad Air Base. The 22nd EFS flies missions daily in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 22nd EFS is deployed from Sp... More

Airpower Summary for April 12

Airpower Summary for April 12

A C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 3. The newest most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force, the C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all... More

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Operation Iraqi Freedom

An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport litters and ambulatory patients during aerome... More

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Operation Iraqi Freedom

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off Jan. 3. The 4th EFS flies missions daily in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver it's ... More

Airpower Summary for January 9

Airpower Summary for January 9

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Bersaglia, a crew chief with the 332nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, releases a fuel line from an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Balad Air Base. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a comp... More

Airpower Summary for January 5

Airpower Summary for January 5

The multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against various adversaries anywhere around the world... More

Students of a basic emergency medical technician training

Students of a basic emergency medical technician training

Students of a basic emergency medical technician training course listen to their instructor during a graduation ceremony Jan. 8. The three-month EMT course-which is facilitated by Provincial Reconstruction Team... More

Students of a basic Emergency Medical Technician training

Students of a basic Emergency Medical Technician training

Students of a basic Emergency Medical Technician training course listen to their instructor during a graduation ceremony Jan. 8. The three-month EMT course—which is facilitated by Provincial Reconstruction Tea... More

Airpower Summary for January 11

Airpower Summary for January 11

An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 "The Gunslingers", taxies to the catapult prior to launch during flight operations onboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Tru... More

RAF officer leads the predator operations

RAF officer leads the predator operations

Maj. Kevin Gambold monitors and pilots an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle while being marshaled in after a mission, Jan. 10. Major Gambold is an officer of the Royal Air Force which through a military per... More

Airpower Summary for April 19

Airpower Summary for April 19

A B-1B Lancer from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron pulls alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, after receiving fuel over Afghanist... More

Through snow and rain

Through snow and rain

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Crombie talks to Senior Airman Trevor Scott via radio headsets during a Global Positioning System test for a F-16 Fighting Falcon, Jan. 11, at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The daily test ensures the ... More

Tech. Sgt. Robert Sommers, 376th Expeditionary Civil

Tech. Sgt. Robert Sommers, 376th Expeditionary Civil

Tech. Sgt. Robert Sommers, 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, adds details to his painting in the 367th ECES shop. Sgt. Sommers sells the paintings he creates from leftover wood scraps and donates th... More

Airpower Summary for January 13

Airpower Summary for January 13

A C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the ramp. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. (U.S... More

Airmen airdrop 80,000 pounds of food, supplies for Afghans

Airmen airdrop 80,000 pounds of food, supplies for Afghans

A C-17 Globemaster III is loaded with bundles for a Joint Precision Airdrop Delivery System of 40 bundles of humanitarian supplies, Jan. 14, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. An... More

Airpower Summary for January 14

Airpower Summary for January 14

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing moves into position behind a KC-135 on a combat mission over Afghanistan. A-10s from the 442nd are deployed to Bagram Airfield in support of Operation Endurin... More

Airpower Summary for January 15

Airpower Summary for January 15

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft waits for its next mission, July 27, 2007.

KC-135s Keep Them Flying

KC-135s Keep Them Flying

A F-16 Fighting Falcon detaches from a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling over Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On Jan. 29, U.S., French and Royal Air Force tankers flew 25 sorties and off-loaded al... More

Airman 1st Class David Fabacher, 332nd Expeditionary

Airman 1st Class David Fabacher, 332nd Expeditionary

Airman 1st Class David Fabacher, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare systems technician, hooks up a power generator to a C-130 Hercules, Jan. 21. All aircraft crews perform main... More

POL reaches milestone

POL reaches milestone

Airman 1st Class Shaun Brodin, a 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, pulls on the fuel trigger line for more slack. The 332nd ELRS Fuels Management Flight collectively ... More

POL reaches milestone

POL reaches milestone

Airman 1st Class Shaun Brodin, a 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, pulls on the fuel trigger line for more slack. The 332nd ELRS Fuels Management Flight collectively ... More

Staff Sgt. Victoria Bruyette, Central Command Air Forces

Staff Sgt. Victoria Bruyette, Central Command Air Forces

Staff Sgt. Victoria Bruyette, Central Command Air Forces band, vocalist, dances with a local Djiboutian girl during a concert held in "Section Six," on Jan. 22, 2008. The CENTAF Band "Live Round" will be perfo... More

Airpower Summary for January 21

Airpower Summary for January 21

F-16 Fighting Falcons wait on the "hot ramp" at a forward-deployed location while maintenance crews ready the weapons for a night mission March 21. The F-16s are from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Ba... More

USCENTAF Band kicks off Southwest Asia tour in Djibouti

USCENTAF Band kicks off Southwest Asia tour in Djibouti

Senior Airman David Fatek, U.S. Central Command Air Forces Band member, performs for the Djibuti national police academy on Jan. 22, 2008. The USCENTAF band "Live Round" will be performing eight shows in 5 days... More

Airpower Summary for January 22

Airpower Summary for January 22

A single US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad AB, Iraq, flying in a two man formation, launches electronic countermeasure flares, following an aerial r... More

USCENTAF's top chief discusses GWOT with Airmen

USCENTAF's top chief discusses GWOT with Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. Richard Small talks to Airmen deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Jan. 24, during an 'Enlisted Call' at an air base in the Persian Gulf Region. Small is the Ninth Air Force and United... More

Airpower Summary for January 23

Airpower Summary for January 23

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, like this one, is among the various U.S. Central Command Air Forces air assets available for providing close-air support for International Security Assistance Force troops in contact wit... More

Mother replaces son on Kirkuk's front lines

Mother replaces son on Kirkuk's front lines

Senior Airman Derrick Johnson teaches his mother, Staff Sgt. Tammi Johnson, base defense practices at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 22. Johnson is currently training his mother, who is soon scheduled ... More

Air Force general praises joint success

Air Force general praises joint success

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. David M. Edgington speaks with Baghdad media after a press luncheon covering Operation Marne Thunderbolt at the International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, Jan.,27 2008. Gen. Edgington is the Di... More

Airpower Summary for January 28

Airpower Summary for January 28

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the flightline as the sun sets at Balad Air Base Iraq. F-16s fly close-air-support missions exclusively for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Live Round goes Live in Djibouti

Live Round goes Live in Djibouti

Senior Master Sgt. Larry Hill, U.S. Central Command Air Force Band, Operations, is interviewed by Kassin Ramadon, disc jockey for Radio Television Djibouti, on Jan. 25, in Djibouti, Africa.The CENTAF Band will ... More

Nazia Hookum Darr, 16, was brutally attacked here by

Nazia Hookum Darr, 16, was brutally attacked here by

Nazia Hookum Darr, 16, was brutally attacked here by her 40-year-old husband of three months on Christmas day. The man - who is still on the run from police - broke 16 of his wife's teeth, shaved her head, cut ... More

Air Force personnel wait for a pallet of equipment

Air Force personnel wait for a pallet of equipment

Air Force personnel wait for a pallet of equipment to load on a C-17 Globemaster III at Sather Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 30. Sather AB is located on the west side of Baghdad International Airport and is the large... More

Now boarding

Now boarding

A C-130 Hercules taxies to a parking spot during a Jan. 30 dust storm at Sather Air Base, Iraq. Baghdad International Airport recently activated a instrument landing system, which allows pilots to use aircraft ... More

Thirty regional police chiefs are escorted off the

Thirty regional police chiefs are escorted off the

Thirty regional police chiefs are escorted off the runway recently after returning from the Senior Law Enforcement Management course at Camp Dublin, Baghdad. The course trained police chiefs from throughout the... More

Airpower Summary for January 30

Airpower Summary for January 30

A C-17 Globemaster III, from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., has its cargo unloaded at an air base in the Persian Gulf region. The aircraft is moving troops throughout Iraq.

Young pilot shares vision for Iraqi Air Force

Young pilot shares vision for Iraqi Air Force

An Iraqi lieutenant takes controls of a Cessna simulator at the Iraqi Flying Training School. Iraqi pilots have begun flying their own missions and have earned some initial successes. An all-Iraqi crew flying o... More

Gassed up, Afghanistan

Gassed up, Afghanistan

A KC-10 Extender refuels a B-1B Lancer, Aug. 11, over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was the KC-10 crew's final flight of their deployment before heading back to McGuire Air Force Ba... More

Airpower Summary for February 25

Airpower Summary for February 25

U.S. Air Force Maj. Shawn West, an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot from 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Wing, returns to Balad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 1, following a combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sg... More

Deployed Ogden Airman recognized for excellence

Deployed Ogden Airman recognized for excellence

Airman 1st Class Roger Henthorn was honored by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne, Feb. 5 at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christina M. Styer)

Deployed Ogden officer recognized for excellence

Deployed Ogden officer recognized for excellence

Capt. David Anderson was honored by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne, Feb. 5 at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christina M. Styer)

Staff Sgt. Michael Cambridge, 386th Expeditionary Logistics

Staff Sgt. Michael Cambridge, 386th Expeditionary Logistics

Staff Sgt. Michael Cambridge, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, non commissioned officer in charge of special handling, spots a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle into the cargo yard at an ... More

Airpower Summary for February 4

Airpower Summary for February 4

U.S. Soldiers enter a C-130 Hercules on Feb. 4, 2008, at an air base in the Persian Gulf region. The Soldiers are heading to locations throughout the area of responsibility for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Ai... More

A Gift Presented to Japanese Self Air Defense

A Gift Presented to Japanese Self Air Defense

Maj. Gen. Maury Forsyth, Combined Air and Space Operations Center, Deputy Commander, presents a gift on behalf of Lt. Gen. Gary North, CAOC, Commander, to Col. Chiyohiro Akamine, Commander, Iraq Reconstruction ... More

Airpower Summary for March 31

Airpower Summary for March 31

Members of the 447th Air Expeditionary Group participate in foreign object debris walk on the flight line at Sather Air Base, Iraq, on Feb. 9. Foreign objects on the flight line can be ingested and severely dam... More

Airpower Summary for April 27 - A-10 Warthog lifting off

Airpower Summary for April 27 - A-10 Warthog lifting off

An A-10 Warthog from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany takes off to a combat mission here Feb. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt Demetrius Lester)

A-10 Provides Top Cover for Troops in Iraq

A-10 Provides Top Cover for Troops in Iraq

Senior Airman Joseph Cordero, Staff Sgt. Andrew House and Staff Sgt. Barrett Read trouble shoot an electronic error on an A-10 Thunderbolt II, April 25, 2007, on the flightline at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The 43... More

Airmen help shape tomorrow's Iraq

Airmen help shape tomorrow's Iraq

Staff Sgt. Matthew Hamblen distributes schools supplies to an Iraqi man for his younger brothers, Feb. 7, 2008. The donation is part of an area-wide effort in near Camp Bucca to aid the surrounding citizens in ... More

Ahmadullah (left), a graduate of the basic nursing

Ahmadullah (left), a graduate of the basic nursing

Ahmadullah (left), a graduate of the basic nursing program, accepts his certificate of completion, Feb. 5, from Director of Ibn Sina Medical Dr. Fazul Rahman. The 12-month training program—facilitated by the jo... More

Airpower Summary for February 14

Airpower Summary for February 14

C-130 Hercules aircraft stand by for missions at an air base in the Persian Gulf region. These aircraft will help move coalition forces and equipment through out Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air... More

Airpower Summary for March 2

Airpower Summary for March 2

Munitions troops with the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron assemble guided bomb unit-38 bombs during the night shift, Feb. 14, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The bombs will be loaded onto F-15 Strike ... More

Airpower Summary for February 13

Airpower Summary for February 13

A B-1B Lancer stands by for its mission on the tarmac of an air base in the Persian Gulf region, Feb. 12, 2008. One of the Lancers missions is to provide close air support for coalition forces throughout the ar... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Bridgford loads

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Bridgford loads

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Bridgford loads internet protocol address to new computers in the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia, Feb. 16. Bridgford is assigned to the Combined ... More

Airpower Summary for February 27

Airpower Summary for February 27

Senior Airman Ian Hunt, a C-130 loadmaster deployed with the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, marshals a 463L cargo pallet onto a C-130 Hercules Feb. 16, at an air base in the Persian Gulf Region. Airman H... More

Tech. Sgt. Steve Frioux, a trombone player with 'Live

Tech. Sgt. Steve Frioux, a trombone player with 'Live

Tech. Sgt. Steve Frioux, a trombone player with 'Live Round' teaches children at the Bishkek Boarding School for the Deaf how to "buzz" their lips and make sounds with the brass instrument at the school Wednesd... More

Awaiting take off

Awaiting take off

Lt. Col Geoffrey Maki, 23rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, waits to depart here, Feb. 21. Colonel Maki is deployed from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Airpower Summary for April 7

Airpower Summary for April 7

Master Sgt. Chris Taylor examines the forward avionics bay of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a 300-hour phase inspection on Feb. 22 at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The phase inspection includes preventative maintenanc... More

Airpower Summary for May 3

Airpower Summary for May 3

A F-15E from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., takes off on a mission supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on Feb. 27. Nearly 20 F-15E Strike Eagles conduct close air support and strike missions throughout... More

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