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Tag: Operation Inherent Resolve

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...
That time the U.S. Navy recovered an F/A-18F Super Hornet wreckage from the sea
After the wreckage of the F/A-18F Super Hornet had been pulled out of the sea was lowered inverted onto a collection of wooden pallets. Taken on Jul. 22, 2015 the interesting pictures in this post show the successful salvage an F/A-18F Super Hornet lost at sea aboard USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168)....
During the aforementioned landing, which occurred during dawn, the unfortunate F-117 Nighthawk was accompanied by its wingman. The latter did not land at AAS, but continued its route to its deployment base... As we highlighted after last month F-117 flights spotted in Nevada and Eastern California, Scramble Magazine “Back in 2017, Scramble received...
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...
USMC last EA-6B Prowlers Return from Final Combat Deployment
"The mission of the Prowler is and always has been to deny, degrade and disrupt the enemy's use of the electromagnetic spectrum. Though this is the final EA-6B deployment, the need for electronic warfare will remain high worldwide in the future," Capt. Robert Ryland, VMAQ-2 The last of the U.S. Marine Corps' remaining EA-6B Prowlers have wrapped up their final mission...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to someone who distinguishes themselves in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight On May 23, 2018, two Airmen received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in recognition of their actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). As told by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson, 23d Wing Public Affairs,...
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...
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...
A-10 drivers receive Distinguished Flying Cross medals for strafing mission in Syria that saved over 50 U.S. personnel
Schultz and Harvey were awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for having displayed superior flight leadership and exemplary Airmanship while engaging fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria during a CAS mission in support of OIR On Mar. 2, 2018 two A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots received Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medals during a ceremony held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB). Gen....
B-52 has already used in combat its new conventional rotary launcher
The conventional rotary launcher increases the B-52’s smart weapon carrying capabilities by 67 percent Military.com reported that a B-52 used its new conventional rotary launcher (CRL) in combat for first time on Nov. 18, 2017. This mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Iraq. "The first munitions released in combat from the occurred on Nov. 18 in support...

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