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  • ISR platforms combine capabilities in integration exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Caleb Palompo, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals out an EC-130H Compass Call at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2021. The Compass Call participated in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance integration

  • AWACS crew eyes over the battle

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron manage the airspace over Southwest Asia, March 12, 2021. In support of air-to-ground operations, the E-3 can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close-air support for friendly

  • ISR platforms level-up in Agile Combat Employment capstone

    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing conducted rapid airpower movements in support of a U.S. Air Forces Central Agile Combat Employment capstone event from Feb. 28 to March 4.

  • Hawk spots its prey

    Soaring through the atmosphere over 11 miles above the ground, a hawk glides nearly effortlessly, training its razor-sharp eyesight on its prey. The hawk circles and monitors the activity below, in anticipation of the right time to strike. However, instead of acting alone, this particular hawk sheds

  • Hawk soars past 10,000 flying-hour milestone

    Shortly before dawn Mar. 7, an RQ-4 Global Hawk embarked on an Operation Inherent Resolve mission that sent the aircraft soaring past the 10,000 flying hour milestone at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft 2019, or “A2019”, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model

  • Guardians of the battlefield

    Airmen in the Sentry Aircraft Maintenance Unit may not wear bracelets that allow for cross-universe teleportation or maintain interstellar starships or have laser weapons like the heroes in the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, these Airmen maintain the E-3 Sentry, which makes them heroes to the