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An “Elephant Walk,” comprising 12 KC-10 Extenders and six C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, was held as part of a training exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The exercise enabled aircrew, maintenance, command post and operational support personnel to test their ability to launch a mass amount of aircraft in support of real-world operations. An Elephant Walk is a nose-to-tail taxi formation.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Russell, 21 NOV 2013.)
My, what shitty weather we’re having!
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: High five, man.
CCT communicate with incoming USAF C130.
[Is it a AC130J Spooky? The profile angle is poor for positive identification, can’t see the detail on the left side clearly enough to distinguish gunship armaments. They don’t usually operate in daytime hours, but this definitely looks like a training exercise.]
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Call it a day.
Afghan commandos with 3rd Company, 6th Special Operations Kandak, await for CH-47 Chinooks to extract them from their objective in the Sayed Abad district, Wardak province, Afghanistan. The commandos searched compounds believed to contain Taliban members and equipment used to set up improvised explosive devices.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez, 18 NOV 2013.)
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan prepare to board Australian and U.S. C-130 Super Hercules aircraft as part of Operation Damayan. The U.S. aircraft are assigned to 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of Joint Task Force-505, operating in support of the Government of the Philippines, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
(Photo by Captain Caleb Eames, 18 NOV 2013.)
Long as I can see the light.
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, flies over Fresno, California. The 144th Fighter Wing bid goodbye to the F-16C Fighting Falcon after converting fully to the F-15 Eagle for the unit’s guard mission.
(Photo by Master Sgt. Roy Santana, 7 NOV 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Royalty in red.
F/A-18E Super Hornets from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, left, and the Dambusters of VFA-195 prepare to launch from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during night flight operations. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
(Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart, 3 NOV 2013.)
Lost in the glare.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Hornet’s halo.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 26, 2013. The Nimitz is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Is this low enough for you?
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 188th Fighter Wing, Fort Smith Air National Guard, Arkansas, banks just over a tree line during a training exercise on Fort Chaffee maneuver training center.
(Photo by Master Sergeant Benjamin Bloker, 7 JUN 2012.)