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July 3, 2014

Aviano jets rocket over California skies during Green Flag 14-8

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons, unmanned aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Airman Kacy Cotham, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Base, Italy, goes through post-flight procedures on an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag provides critical training to air and ground crews with scenarios to prepare them for future real-world missions.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Airman First Class Juancarlos Bernarte, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, for flight during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag gives surface to air training to improve skills and gain efficiency for future real-world operations.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Joseph Archuleta, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, directs an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag provides air and ground crews the opportunity to hone their skills and gain efficiency for future real-world operations.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, taxis on the flightline during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 is equipped with an internal M61 Vulcan cannon, and 11 hardpoints for mounting various other weaponry and equipment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Airman 1st Class Gabriel Toledo-Navarro, a crew chief assigned to the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs post flight maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to being a valuable training opportunity for flight crews, Green Flag provides ground crews the chance to hone their skills in a realistic environment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army Combat Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.




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