These cool photos prove that, given to its privileged observation position, the “boomer” job is one of the most interesting in the Air Force.
Taken on Oct. 13, from a KC-135 Stratotanker belonging to 340th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron, these gorgeous pictures show two A-10 Thunderbolt II (or “Warthogs”) receiving fuel over Southwest Asia on Oct. 13.
Even if it may be close to retirement in fact, the “Hog” remains not only one of the most badass aircraft around, but also one of the weapons of choice for Close Air Support and Battlefield Air Interdiction missions against the Islamic State.
The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10C from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on Oct. 15, 2015. The deployment follows Turkey’s decision to open its bases to U.S. and other Coalition members participating in air operations against ISIL.
The WC-135C “nuke hunter” has deployed to Okinawa amid raising nuclear tensions with Pyongyang. The U.S. Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix Nuclear explosion “sniffer” has arrived in Japan. The aircraft was deployed to Kadena Air […]
Armée de l’air celebrated the 50th anniversary of the FAS (forces aériennes stratégiques) with three special colored planes. On Oct. 3, with a ceremony held at Istres airbase, the French Air Force celebrated 50 years […]