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Florida Air National Guard F-15s from the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Florida, conducted a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) mission, defending the skies over the Kennedy Space Center during the first manned space launch in nearly nine years, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 30, 2020.
Florida Air National Guard F-15s from the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Florida, conducted a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) mission, defending the skies over the Kennedy Space Center during the first manned space launch in nearly nine years, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 30, 2020.
fighter jet lands on USS Harry S. Truman
General O'Shaughnessy meets with USS Harry S. Truman crew.
Fighter jet lands on USS Harry S. Truman
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachel Yandon, a radio frequency transmission systems apprentice assigned to the 225th Support Squadron, Washington Air National Guard, wears a face mask like the ones she donated to mission essential personnel of the Western Air Defense Sector May 7, 2020.  Yandon also sewed and donated 150 masks to an Alabama hospital.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Sunliners" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean May 12, 2020. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group remains at sea in the Atlantic as a certified carrier strike group force ready for tasking in order to protect the crew from the risks posed by COVID-19, following their successful deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Keeping HSTCSG at sea in U.S. 2nd Fleet, in the sustainment phase of OFRP, allows the ship to maintain a high level of readiness during the global COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn)
A Washington D.C., Air National Guard F-16 Fighting returns from a training mission April 3, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The D.C. ANG provides air sovereignty forces to defend the nation's capital, and also provides fighter, airlift and support forces capable of local, national and global employment.
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City flies past the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument during a patrol in Washington D.C., March 16, 2017.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during a strategic bomber mission, May 7, 2020. Strategic bomber missions familiarize aircrew with air bases and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands areas of operations.
A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, prepares to support of U.S. Strategic Command strategic presence operations at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, May 7, 2020. U.S. Strategic Command routinely conducts strategic presence operations across the globe as a demonstration of U.S. commitment to collective defense and to integrate with Geographic Combatant Command operations and activities. These missions also familiarize aircrews with air bases, procedures, and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands areas of operations.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper visit to NORAD and USNORTHCOM
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper visit to NORAD and USNORTHCOM
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper visit to NORAD and USNORTHCOM
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors, E-3 Sentrys, C-17 Globemaster IIIs, C-130J Herculeses and C-12F Hurons participate in a close formation taxi known as an elephant walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2020. This event displayed the ability of the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and the 477th Fighter Group to maintain constant readiness throughout COVID-19 by Total Force Integration between active-duty, Guard and Reserve units to continue defending the U.S. homeland and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors, E-3 Sentrys, C-17 Globemaster IIIs, C-130J Herculeses and C-12F Hurons participate in a close formation taxi known as an elephant walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2020. This event displayed the ability of the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and the 477th Fighter Group to maintain constant readiness throughout COVID-19 by Total Force Integration between active-duty, Guard and Reserve units to continue defending the U.S. homeland and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, following a close formation taxi known as an elephant walk, May 5, 2020. This event displayed the ability of the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and the 477th Fighter Group to maintain constant readiness throughout COVID-19 by Total Force Integration between active-duty, Guard and Reserve units to continue defending the U.S. homeland and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, following a close formation taxi known as an elephant walk, May 5, 2020. This event displayed the ability of the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and the 477th Fighter Group to maintain constant readiness throughout COVID-19 by Total Force Integration between active-duty, Guard and Reserve units to continue defending the U.S. homeland and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off while other Raptors taxi to the runway following a close formation taxi known as an elephant walk, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2020. This event displayed the ability of the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and the 477th Fighter Group to maintain constant readiness throughout COVID-19 by Total Force Integration between active-duty, Guard and Reserve units to continue defending the U.S. homeland and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, following a close formation taxi known as an elephant walk, May 5, 2020. This event displayed the ability of the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and the 477th Fighter Group to maintain constant readiness throughout COVID-19 by Total Force Integration between active-duty, Guard and Reserve units to continue defending the U.S. homeland and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.