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China deploys DF-26 ballistic missiles after latest U.S. Navy "freedom of navigation" operation near contested islands in South China Sea
China claims that DF-26 missiles are "capable of targeting medium and large ships" As reported by CNN Philipinnes, China claims to have deployed missiles "capable of targeting medium and large ships" days after the latest U.S. Navy "freedom of navigation" operation near contested islands in the South China Sea, state media announced....
The incredible story of the C-5 crew that performed three night air refuelings during a storm
"I called the middle tanker, below me: 'What number are you, in the middle?' He responded, 'I'm tanker #2.' I said, 'No, you are now tanker #1 and we are on the way down. Also, just to warn you, if we don't get this gas right now, we are going swimming,'" Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former...
The canoe just so happened to resemble one helmed by a famous Disney princess. “We asked for more details about the vessel, and the dispatcher told us 'it's just like the boat from Moana',” Capt. Sean Simpson, B-52 aircraft commander with 20th EBS During a routine flight near Guam on Jun. 25, 2018, a B-52 strategic bomber from the 20th...
Former B-52D pilot tells the story of a scary bomb run during the Vietnam War
"Then the bomb run began in the early morning darkness over an Asian jungle. Our three-abreast, triangular-shaped formation banked steeply, ominously, onto the bomb run heading...," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a retired Air Force reserve Lt Col with 12,500 flying hours who teaches Air Force pilot training simulators at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi. In...
USAF B-1B Lancer strategic bombers integrate with RAAF JTACs
During the 12-hour mission the B-1B Lancer strategic bombers used simulated and inert weapons directed by Australian JTACs On Oct. 2, 2017, two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers based at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, conducted a bilateral integration training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Black Dagger near Townsville...
"If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing," Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, PACAF commander In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as a part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer...
The Lancers have conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets in response to a series of increasingly escalatory actions by North Korea, including a launch of an ICBM on Jul. 3 The interesting clip in this post shows two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam practicing...
The cause of the mishap was that the pilot analyzed visual bird activity and perceived cockpit indications as a loss of symmetric thrust required to safely attain flight, and subsequently applied abort procedures U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) has recently determined the cause behind the crash of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) in...
The RQ-4 is the third advanced air asset after the USMC F-35Bs and the U.S. Navy E-2Ds, that the U.S. deployed in Japan in the last few months The U.S. Air Force (USAF) plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawks and approximately 105 personnel to Yokota Air Base, Japan, from May to Oct. 2017. As explained in the article U.S. deploys...
The Aggressor F-16s are the oldest Vipers in the USAF fleet Taken on Mar. 2, 2017 the photos in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, assigned to Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, and the 14th Fighter Squadron, assigned to Misawa Air Base (AB), Japan preparing for in-flight refueling during Cope...

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