Tag: large force exercise

USAF F-35s and F-16s fought non-stop for more than 8 hours in defensive counter-air exercise
During the defensive counter-air exercise, if the enemy was successful in making it through the defenses and hitting a target, the friendly force was penalized by losing time to generate aircraft as maintainers took cover. The active duty 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and Reserve 419th FW conducted a very unique integrated defensive counter-air...
Check out these awesome photos of USAF B-52s participating in LFEs in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea, Iceland and the Netherlands
The B-52 flights demonstrate U.S. commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of their military forces. Taken on Mar. 28 - 29, 2019 the cool photos in this post show five U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortresses conducting training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea...
Israeli Air Force Red Air gave the Blue forces a tough time during defensive missions to protect Blue forces and installations Twelve F-15Es assigned to 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, England recently completed biannual training in Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon. As told by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, in...
"The U.S. offered us to sell the F-16, but it would be utterly useless to buy it,” Philippine President Duterte says
Hill’s fleet of F-16s is being replaced by U.S. Air Force (USAF) newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II The 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and 419th FW from Hill Air Force Base (AFB) have deployed eight F-16s to Spain for the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) at Albacete Air Base. Noteworthy this is the last time F-16s from Hill are being...
Kadena F-15 that crashed last year was dogfighting with an F-22
"We flew 4 F-15s and 4 F-22s against 14 "red air" fighters: Blue Air killed 41 enemy aircraft and lost just one. While pretty phenomenal, perfection is our goal so the debrief focused on how we could have had a 41-0 ratio," Col. William Bladen, 104th FW Over 250 Airmen and 9 F-15 Eagles from the 104th Fighter Wing (FW),...