USAFWS: Deliberately Strikes Night

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Two B-2 Sprit’s, assigned to the 325th Weapons Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, taxi down the runway as they prepare to takeoff during Deliberate Strike Night at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 16. Since the focus of DSN is on fifth generation stealth assets with fourth generation conventional assets one of the main players during the night is the B-2 Spirit.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Maj. Charles Schellbach, 509th Weapons Squadron KC-135 pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., flies during Deliberate Strike Night over the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. With the purpose of DSN being to show the full-spectrum capabilities of the approximate 60 Air Force and U.S. Navy assets that are participating, planning such a complex exercise is no simple task.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Maj. Justin Hargrove, 509th Weapons Squadron KC-135 pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., wears the coveted United States Weapons School Graduate Patch during Deliberate Strike Night at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 16. At the conclusion of nearly 400 hours of graduate level academics and combat training missions, the Weapons School course comes culminates with a week-long exercise known as Advanced Integration.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flies as it is refueled in-air during Deliberate Strike Night over the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. DSN fits into the bigger picture of the Advanced Integration portion of the weapons school curriculum by testing stealth and conventional airframes abilities to conduct attacks during the hours after the sun sets.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., prepares to be refueled during Deliberate Strike Night over the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. This focus makes DSN a distinctive part of Advanced Integration and the unique training of the select Airmen who earn the coveted Weapons School patch and who ensure the air superiority of the United States Air Force.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An F-15 Strike Eagle, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is refueled in-air during Deliberate Strike Night over the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. With approximately 60 airframes working together serve to accomplish DSN focus of Air Force low-observable and conventional platforms deliberately targeting an adversary’s simulated IADS in an antiaccess, area denial scenario.
 
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A B-1 Lancer, assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, takes off during Deliberate Strike Night at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 16. Composed of six different missions, Advanced Integration contains one of the most dynamic pertaining to fourth and fifth generation airframes, a night exercise known as
Deliberate Strike Night.

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