Air Force

July 6, 2012

Midway White III on the Nevada Test and Training Range

A U.S. Air Force F-15D Eagle, 433rd Weapons School, flies next to a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, during MIDWAY WHITE III, June 26, 2012, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., over the Nevada Test and Training Range. MIDWAY WHITE is a joint demonstration involving Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the USAF Weapons School, and elements of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Putman, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, walks away after marshalling an F-15 Eagle during MIDWAY WHITE III at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Joint exercise is designed to provide urgently needed data to the warfighter at a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional Defense Threat Reduction Agency test or experiment series.

Phillip Taber, USAF Weapons School senior scientist and instructor, paints an inert guided bomb unit during MIDWAY WHITE III at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The bombs are painted bright colors to track the rate of descent.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Julius Anglin, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron munitions systems craftsman, performs pre-flight checks on a live guided bomb unit version 4 during MIDWAY WHITE III at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, 340th Weapons Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., participates in MIDWAY WHITE III over the Nevada Test and Training Range. MIDWAY WHITE III is designed to improve consistency and lethality against vertical targets within a cave attack arena.

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, 340th Weapons School, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., drops live guided bomb units during the MIDWAY WHTE III training exercise as an F-15D Eagle, 433rd Weapons School, follows over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The data gathered from the training attacks executed in MIDWAY WHITE III is utilized to aid or enhance ongoing Defense Threat Reduction Agency programs.




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