E-3 of 552nd Air Control Wing takes off from Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 16-2 exercise in March 2016. U.S. Air Force photo
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Super Hercules assigned to the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard, takes off during Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, Feb. 15, 2017. Aero India is India's premier aerospace exhibition and airshow, held bi-annually
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 152nd Fighter Squadron takes off Aug. 22, 2013, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The 152nd FS is part of the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, located at Tucson International Airport.
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules takes off from the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2015. The C-130 suffered catastrophic damage to the wing section which required a complete rebuild. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Washburn/Released)
B-2 bomber fleet set record in April 2014 for sorties & hours flown in a single month, according to officials at Whiteman AFB, Mo., home to these stealth bombers. Members of Whiteman’s 509th Bomb Wing, together with their partners in the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st BW, flew 142 sorties in the month, amassing 839.3 hours, states the base’s May 9, 2014, release. Here, Spirit of California, one of the Air Force’s 20 B-2s, takes off from Whiteman, April 9, 2014. Air Force SrA. Bryan…
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer takes off Oct. 2, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B is currently undergoing its largest upgrade in the aircraft’s history. The Sustainment-Block 16 upgrade has increased the survivability of the B-1 Bomber by eliminating many of the aircrew’s out-dated systems and procedures. Additionally, it has provided a gateway for future upgrades to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson/Released)
A 325th Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor performs a vertical take off at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., March 31, 2017. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller)