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February 3, 2017
 

AF photos around the world

U.S. Photo/Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson
An A-10C Thunderbolt II soars through the skies in preparation for Green Flag-West, Jan. 12, 2017, above Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During Green Flag-West, participants encountered insurgency scenarios geared specifically toward combating threats from small cell terror groups or more organized groups like the Taliban.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Wright, a 459th Airlift Squadron special mission aviator evaluator, holds onto the cable as Master Sgt. Antonio Gueits, a 374th Operation Group resource adviser, is hoisted into a UH-1N Huey at a drop zone near Mount Fuji, Japan, Jan. 13, 2017. During the scenario, aircrew performed an alternate insertion of crew members, hoist insertion and extraction from 25-35 feet above ground and proper landing and takeoff techniques throughout various landing zones.

Senior Airman Matthew Nielson, a logistic specialist assigned to the 28th Logistic Readiness Squadron, coordinates with another Airman while loading a platform onto a truck Jan. 17, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Platforms, generators, flood lights and other equipment will be used at Red Flag 17-1, an Air Force-wide exercise testing air-to-air combat.

An Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loads a live GBU-12 into an F-35A Lightning II Jan. 18, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A.

The 45th Space Wing supports United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the third Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 Jan. 20, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch is the first major launch operation of 2017 on the Eastern Range and kicks off what is predicted to be a busy year.

Members of the John Jay High School Drill Team perform during Air Education and Training Command’s 75th Anniversary Extravaganza Jan. 23, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event celebrated AETC’s history of transforming civilians into Airmen and their continued development to the future success of the Air Force.




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