Air Force

March 24, 2012

Around Nellis, Creech, Nevada Test and Training Range and the United States Air Force


U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean Mitchell
ALASKA "” An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130P/N King flies over Alaska with its aerial refueling hoses extended March 14, 2012. The HC-130P/N is an extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules transport.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. “” Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot and her dedicated crew chief, Staff Sgt. Tacota LeMuel pose for a portrait at the Thunderbird hangar, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2, 2012. Maj. Jensen is the Thunderbirds’ first female reservist demonstration pilot. Sgt. LeMuel is one of two female crew chiefs assigned to the Thunderbirds and the only female dedicated crew chief on this year’s showline. (For more photos and the full story, go to www.nellis.af.mil)

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

LAS VEGAS, Nev. “” The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, fly over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the opening ceremonies of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 race March 11, 2012. This year marks the 30th season the squadron has performed in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter aircraft.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

NEVADA TEST AND TRAINING RANGE, Nev. “” A three-ship of F/A-18 Hornets, Royal Australian Air Force, fly in a training mission during Red Flag 12-3 March 9, 2012, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Members of the RAAF participate in the Red Flag exercise every other year.




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