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Official U.S. Air Force account. Fly, fight, win in air, space and cyberspace. External links/following ≠ endorsement. #AirForce

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The #usaf took first delivery of the KC-46 earlier this year, the Global Reach Combined Test Force and the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been at the forefront of the platform’s developmental testing program. “Testing with the B-2 was a pretty big deal for us,” said Jamie Smith, 418th FLTS lead #aerial #refueling #engineer. “It is the first aircraft that has such a dark paint scheme and it takes up quite a large portion of the Remote Vision System screen. We were all really interested to see how the RVS would react with the B-2.” With the connection with the B-52 last summer, and now the B-2, the KC-46 has successfully connected with two of the three bombers in the Air Force inventory. The Global Reach CTF is working with the 419th FLTS, who is in charge of the 412th Test Wing’s bomber fleet. “This was a first flight of sorts for both of these aircraft,” said Maj. Matthew Gray, 419th FLTS test pilot and flight commander. “Never before has a flying wing refueled behind the KC-46 and as such, we tested unique #aerodynamic influences while proving system capabilities.” @edwardsairforcebase @Airmobilitycmd @afglobalstrike  #airforce #aircraft #aircraftphotography #kc46 #airrefueling #aviation #aviationgeek #whataview  #pegasus #instaplanes #plane #avgeek #instagramaviation #instaaviation #military  #airman #✈️ #bomber #globalstrike #afgsc #mcconnellafb #kansas  #❄
Two F-35A Lightning II's are refueled by a KC-10 Extender on the way back from participating in the D-Day Memorial flyover in Bedford, VA. @f35demoteam @Airmobilitycmd  #airmen #nato #whataview #usaf #airforce #airmen #aviation #airplane #aircraft #aviationgeek #instaplanes #plane #avgeek #instagramaviation #f35 #instaaviation #military #airman #✈️ #virginia #timelapse #kc10 #flyover
This is how we roll!  A-10 Thunderbolt II's assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron from the Idaho Air National Guard prepares for a flight on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, June 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IDANG Airmen are participating in Green Flag-West at @NellisAFB. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Mercedee Wilds)  #usaf #airforce #airmen #aircraft #aviation #airplane #airforce #aircraftphotography #a10 #aviationgeek #instaplanes #plane #avgeek #instagramaviation #instaaviation #military #squadgoals #airman #✈️ #idaho #nellisafb #lasvegas
Take a look at this #tbt! F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., during a flight from #england to the United States, July 13, 2016. The fighters were returning to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. Officials announced Aug. 2, 2016, that the F-35A has achieved initial combat capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown) #arizona  #usaf #airforce #airman #airmen #f35 #f35lightning #hillafb #combat #pilot #pilots #aviator #aviation #squadgoals #aviationgeek #instaplanes #plane #avgeek #instagramaviation #instaaviation #military #✈️ @travisafb  @lukeafb
Ryan Hoffman, Offutt Air Force Base fire station chief, leads a group of firefighters from the Czech Republic air force, the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard and the Offutt AFB fire department while instructing them on how to extinguish a fire on a RC-135 aircraft during a live-fire training exercise at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 5, 2019. The #nebraska ANG works in association with the Czech Republic through the State Partnership Program. Each participating guard unit has a brother or sister unit assigned to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond)  #usaf #airforce #airman #airmen #fire #onfire #flames #firefighter #firefighters #burn #exercise #exercising #practice #learning
Gina, a military working dog assigned to the 51st Security Forces Squadron, takes down a decoy role player during @YokataAirBase 2019 National Police Week Hard Dog Fast Dog competition, May 24, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Fifteen teams competed in the three competitions: Iron Dog competition, Hard Dog Fast Dog competition and Top Dog competition. (#USAirForce photo by Machiko Arita)  #usaf #militaryworkingdog #militaryworkingdogs #airmen #securityforces
🗣Calling all #pittsburghers! #americasairforce is visiting your city & we want to hear your unique #airforce stories. Our very own Staff Sgt. Roxanne Richardson calls #pittsburgh home, and is a senior emergency action controller @sjafb.  America's Air Force is designed to connect Americans with #airmen & increase public knowledge of our missions and capabilities through engagements across the U.S.  #americasairforce #usaf #airforce #airman #pittsburghpa #yinzernation #pittsburgh #seymourjohnsonafb #airforcebase #nc
The #f35 participated in Astral Knight 2019, a multinational integrated air and missile defense exercise that enhances relationships with allies and improves overall coordination with partner military forces during times of crisis. The #airmen deployed from the active duty 388th and #afreserve @419FW @OfficialHillAFB, #utah. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)  #usairforce #usaf #military #aviation #avgeek #militaryaviation #igaviation #pilot #afpilot #pilotlife #instaplane #aviationlovers #planespotting #astralknight2019
The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations. Basic and specialized versions of the aircraft airframe perform a diverse number of roles, including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions.  #usaf #airforce #airmen #aircraft #aviation #airplane #airforce #aircraftphotography #c130 #aviationgeek #instaplanes #plane #avgeek #instagramaviation #instaaviation #military #squadgoals #airman #✈️ @Airmobilitycmd @aircombatcommand @usafspecialtactics @usafe_afafrica
U.S. Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group Detachment 1, #pennsylvania Air National Guard, evacuate a casualty into the back of a #humvee during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training, May 21, 2019, at #annville, Pennsylvania. The TCCC training provides Airmen with the fundamentals of treating and evacuating casualties in a #combat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)  #airforce #usaf #airpower #military #medic #medical #airmen #photography #photographyislife
Senior Airman Sawyer Ezzell, a crew chief with the 123rd Maintenance Group, 123rd Airlift Wing, services the liquid oxygen system of a Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft at Aviano Air Base, #italy, May 15, 2019, as part of Immediate Response 2019. The annual exercise is focused on allied airborne forces’ ability to quickly and effectively respond to crisis situations as an interoperable, multinational team. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)  #avianoab #aviation #airplane #aircraft #usairforce #usaf #airforce #aviationgeek #instaplanes #plane #avgeek #instagramaviation #instaaviation #military  #airman #✈️ #kentucky  #flyin
“It is particularly impactful that John’s legacy is standing guard over the future of our #combat control community; a community I consider to be family.” said Ms. Valerie Nessel, the spouse of Master Sgt. John Chapman. “I hope John’s dedication and #sacrifice continue to inspire the next generation of #heroes who are answering the call to serve and protect our nation and that they always remember the stories of those who have gone before them, so their names are never forgotten.” #usairforce #usaf #airforce #military #airman  #medalofhonor #airmen @usafspecopsrecruiting @afspecopscmd @airforcespecialtactics

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