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Gunfighters: Innovating Since the Beginning

By Senior Airman Connor J. Marth, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published January 09, 2017 MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The 391st and 389th Fighter Squadrons are playing pivotal roles in Operation Inherent Resolve, the Air Force’s current mission in the Southwest Asia region. More than 800 Airmen from the two squadrons […]

Strike Eagle still soars after 30 years

By Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published December 09, 2016 Since its maiden flight, Dec. 11, 1986, The U.S. Air Force considers the F-15E Strike Eagle to be one of the most proficient multi-role, air-to-air and air-to-ground strike fighters active today. On its 30th anniversary, after flying thousands of […]

142nd FIGHTER WING PARTICIPATES IN EXERCISE VIGILANT SHEILD 2017

by Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs 10/24/2016 – YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES — Touching down in a C-5 Galaxy loaded with people and cargo, members of the 142nd Fighter Wing arrived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to snow, bitter temperatures and a warm welcome, to participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield 2017, October 17-21. The Vigilant Shield […]

Reapers, Griffins complete Estonia FTD

By Senior Airman Erin Trower, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published September 03, 2016 ÄMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — U.S. Air Force and allied partners completed a multilateral flying training deployment in Estonia Sept. 2. The FTD served to enhance unit readiness and interoperability. The 493rd Fighter Squadron ‘Grim Reapers’, based out of Royal […]

Mad Hatters support Noble Arrow

By Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron here, launched sorties as they began participation in Noble Arrow 16, Oct. 8. Noble Arrow is a NATO air exercise conducted with Portugal and the U.K. to provide force integration and […]

Two milestones with one bird

By Staff Sgt. Samantha Mathison, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs / Published August 22, 2016 When the announcement came through the radio that F-15E Strike Eagle #89-0487 would land in 10 minutes, Airmen of the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance and 335th Expeditionary Fighter squadrons prepared to celebrate a historic moment, Aug. 16, 2016. The […]