Tag: ISIS

That time a KC-135 Crew saved an F-16 Pilot from ejecting over ISIS Territory
After the F-16 disconnected a second time, the pilot went through his checklists and told the crew he had a fuel system emergency. Over 80 percent of his total fuel capability was trapped and unusable… A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base (AFB) saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from...
74th EFS A-10s receive Gallant Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action against ISIS
As only the fifth recipient and the first squadron to receive this award since its inception in 2001, the Gallant Unit Citation justification detailed how with “only 12 aircraft, the 74 EFS struck 44 percent of all targets in OIR, which resulted in the liberation of Raqqa, the decimation of ISIS war-making revenue streams, and the...
VMAQ-2 is the last EA-6B Prowler squadron
“VMAQ-2′s deactivation in FY19 will mark the end of the EA-6B’s service in the Marine Corps, as well as its continuous employment as a joint tactical Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) asset,” Capt. Sarah Burns, Marine spokeswoman Following the deactivation of VMAQ-3 last week, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is now left with only one EA-6B squadron. VMAQ-2 is expected to deactivate...
Pilot error behind last September A-10C collision
The A-10C aircrews failed to adhere to established altitude and deconfliction procedures The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has recently determined the cause behind the collision of two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs over Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) in September 2017. According to Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board in fact on Sept 6, 2017, two A-10C attack aircraft collided over NTTR...
USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk crashes in Western Iraq killing crew members
There were seven people on board the HH-60G Pave Hawk and all were USAF airmen A U.S. Air Force (USAF) HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter has crashed near al Qaim in western Anbar Province, Iraq, on Mar. 15, 2018 and at least some aboard were killed. As reported by ABC News there were seven people on board the helicopter and all were...
French Rafale fighters to operate from USS George H.W. Bush this spring
French Navy Dassault Rafale M fighters and Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye AEW&C planes will train first with U.S. Navy aircraft at NAS Oceana USNI News has learned from French officials that a contingent of French sailors and naval aviators will deploy aboard American carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) from April to May this year. The deployment will occur just before...
RSAF KC-135R Completes three-month deployment in support of OIR
“Singapore’s KC-135R helped fuel the fight and strengthen the blows we directed at ISIS over this summer," Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, the Air Forces Central Command commander and Combined Forces Air Component Commander The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) recently completed a three month deployment in which a service KC-135R contributed to the coalition's ability to support increased aerial...
Interesting video features U.S. NAVAL Naval Aviators describing the shooting down of the Syrian Su-22 Fitter
As the Su-22 climbed after dropping ordnance, Tremel would respond, firing an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile which missed the Fitter. Then Tremel fired another missile, this time an AIM-120 AMRAAM, which shot down the Su-22 As we have previously reported, on Jul. 30, 2017 LCDR Michael "MOB" Tremel, the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot...
“The A-10 is an inimitable platform, bringing an unmatched ability to the fight. With its low airspeed, it can quickly change directions and deliver precise firepower,” Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th EOSS commander and A-10 pilot The following article, titled Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in fight against ISIS, and written by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan, 407th Air...
The A-10C employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Taken on Jul. 6, 2017 the stunning photo in this post features an A-10C Thunderbolt II departing after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Combined...