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Pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron execute fast rope, hoist, and ladder training with the help of HH-60 helicopters from the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.
(Video by Staff Sergeant Zach Vaughn, Djibouti, Africa, 19 APR 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Pedro swingset.
Pararescue jumpers practice rescue hoisting from their HH-60 Pavehawks.
Hildisvíni at Grafenwoehr.
The Idaho Air National Guard supports Exercise Combined Resolve II with A-10 Thunderbolt II jets at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The exercise is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, including more than 4,000 participants from 15 allied and partner countries including special operations forces from the U.S., Bulgaria and Croatia. Interoperability training during the exercise promotes security and stability among NATO and European partner nations.
(U.S. Army photos by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger, 20 MAY 2014.)
Black hole sun.
Senior Airman Russell Elder, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) specialist with the 22nd Training Squadron, out of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, participates in personnel recovery training during Exercise Angel Thunder in Tucson, Arizona. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports the DoD’s training requirements for personnel recovery responsibilities through high-fidelity exercises. AT provides the most realistic PR training environment available to USAF rescue forces as well as their joint, interagency and coalition partners.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bradley C. Church, 7 MAY 2014.)
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are planning legislation to block the Air Force’s plans to retire the A-10.
The A-10, which the Air Force wants to eliminate from its fleet to save money, has vocal supporters in the House and Senate who say they are looking for other defense costs to cut in order to save the aircraft. (Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur / Air Force)
The pinnacle of old school sex appeal.
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan flies a combat sortie over northeast Afghanistan. The A-10 Thunderbolt was activated into service in the US Air Force in 1976, and almost forty years later remains the sole aircraft specifically designed for close air support of ground forces.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, 7 JAN 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Bacon on borrowed time.
"The fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act as adopted by Congress, however, blocks cuts to the A-10 fleet in 2014 and vocal supporters in Congress are pushing to keep the jet flying far beyond this year." (Air Force Times, 30 DEC 2013. Source.)
Angels are noisy things.
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 48th Rescue Squadron conduct swift water rescue training near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Angel Thunder 2013. Angel Thunder is the largest joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise designed to train personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies.
(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon, 10 APR 2013.)