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20 Incredible Photographs by the U.S. Air Force


Like many official U.S. Departments, the United States Air Force has an active Flickr Account where they post images for the press and public’s viewing pleasure. With a library of 7,000+ photographs, there’s some really interesting shots published.

JTAC communicates with Navy F/A 18

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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft deploys countermeasure flares Nov. 12, 2008, over Afghanistan.

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Flares Out

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F-22 Refuel

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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from both the 8th and 419th Fighter Wings demonstrate an “elephant walk” formation as they taxi down a runway during an exercise Dec. 2, 2011, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea.

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds execute a maneuver while visitors watch from Falcon Stadium after the graduation ceremonies of the Class of 2009.

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft waits to refuel Aug. 18, 2011 over southern Afghanistan.

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A B-2 Spirit takes off during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Maj. James Silva (left) and Lt. Col. Steven Myers complete a flight in the first newly-upgraded operational B-1B Lancer Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

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Senior Airman Nate Hall conducts a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon July 5, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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Maj. Erin Kelley preflights a C-130H Hercules cargo plane Oct. 28, 2013, before embarking on a retrograde mission to Baghdad International Airport, Iraq.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristopher Tomes, a pararescueman with the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, jumps from a HC-130 following his re-enlistment near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 19, 2013.

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A F-15 Strike Eagle assigned to the 390th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, conducts a after burner run during exercise Maple Flag 42 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Canada, June 9, 2009.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration team, perform during the 2011 Legacy of Liberty Air Show on Oct. 8, 2011, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

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A C-17 Globemaster III taxis after landing at Pittsburg International Airport at Coraopolis, Pa., July 19, 2013.

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Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division ready their gear prior to jumping from Air Force C-130J Hercules during a Joint Operation Access exercise June 24, 2013, at Pope Field, N.C.. A total of 2,426 paratroopers jumped out of C-130Js assigned to Dyess, Air Force Base, Texas, during the 12-day exercise.

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Maj. Richard Gunn flies an MC-130H Combat Talon II in support of the Stray 59 memorial ceremony Feb. 27, 2013, over Subic Bay, Philippines.

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Five C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft line up before flying Feb. 21, 2013, during a readiness week at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Members of the 374th Airlift Wing use C-130s to support combatant commanders in the Pacific region.

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A KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor during Exercise Razor Talon Feb. 7, 2013, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Razor Talon is an Atlantic Coast monthly large force exercise and joint-unit training opportunity to employ cutting edge operational concepts such as Air-Sea battle and maritime air support.

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Senior Airman Timothy Oberman (left) and Staff Sgt. Nick Alarcon watch out the back of a C-130H Hercules after dropping the first pallet of humanitarian goods to the island of Ulal, Dec. 11, 2012. Operation Christmas Drop is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers from Andersen Air Force Base and the local Guam community. Oberman and Alarcon are loadmasters with the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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