Pilots train for the high-end fight

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
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A U.S. Air Force HC-130J pilot, assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, conducts inspections during a flight in support of Bushwhacker 20-07 at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 4, 2020. The HC-130J is a versatile airframe that executes a variety of mission sets to include forward air refueling point operations, as well as helicopter air-to-air refueling operations.

Senior Airman Jake Marquez, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point operator, waits on aircraft to arrive during a FARP mission in support of Bushwhacker 20-07 at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 4, 2020. As the global climate of war continues to change and become more demanding, service members across the Department of Defense continue to build and sustain an unprecedented and unmatched level of readiness across the force through in-depth and constant training to ensure critical capabilities that are required in the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II takes off from the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2020. The HC-130J is the Air Force’s only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II taxis on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2020. The HC-130J is the Air Force’s only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II taxis on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2020. The HC-130J is the Air Force’s only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

 

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