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Video report showing U.S. Army and Air Force efforts to save taxpayer money by becoming more energy independent in Colorado:
Not just in Colorado, but the USAF is testing a hybrid electric and battery powered mobile dock system for C-5 maintenance at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Georgia: “…new mobile lift platform that is able to move and shift as maintainers move around an aircraft, eliminating the time required of traditional hard stands. Direct methanol fuel cells provide on-board battery charging, thereby enabling around-the-clock maintenance operations.”
November 2016: U.S. Army Harvesting Energy through Humping
June 2016: Massive Detrick Solar Array Only Fraction of Army’s Renewable Energy Capacity
In June 2016, members of the USAF’s 437th Maintenance Squadron sheet metal and corrosion shop at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, got a new project; restore an old C-141B model.
The giant model was originally built back in the day when the USAF used C-141 Starlifters. It was built to represent a C-141 that crashed in 1982, killing its crew.
After only a few months the model was fully restored in August 2016.
Airman 1st Class Drew Maifeaphomsamouth, Technical SergeantAndrew Finley, Airman 1st Class Michael Mooney, Airman 1st Class Shawn Casey, Airman Riley Carter and Senior Airman William Treiber were proud to have restored what might be the world’s largest C-141 model.
The Utah Test and Training Range uses range equipment “valued at approximately $1B.” Also, “The annual operating budget is approximately $30.1M…” (as of 2012).
Known as UTTR, the land was first appropriated by U.S. Congress for military training in 1940, before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor at the end of 1941.
So much land has been appropriated since then that it is the only ground based location within the U.S. “capable of supporting overland testing of cruise missiles.”
Official USAF video explainer of UTTR:
Despite the now perpetual-Congressionaly-undeclared War on Terror, the record number of bombing training missions at the UTTR was actually set back in 1994. Not only is it used by the USAF, but by the USA and USMC.
Some people say UTTR is part of the Area 51/52 conspiracy. NASA has used UTTR to recovery some space vehicles.
Recovery of NASA’s Genesis Return capsule in 2004.
ANCIENT NUCLEAR POWERED JET ENGINE FOUND IN IDAHO DESERT, PROOF OF ANCIENT ALIEN VISITORS?
U.S. FOOD CRISIS: USAF MAKES MONEY OFF CATTLE RANCHERS!
Me on top of the abandoned and forgotten X-21A, when I worked at the Edwards AFB bombing range in California, 1985.
At Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, the U.S. Air Force runs a sniper school which boasts the only female sniper instructor in the U.S. She might be cute but stay out of her crosshairs, she considers her killing skill “talent”:
MEET SOME OF THE 2,000 FEMALE SNIPERS IN SYRIA!
STOP YOUR BITCHIN’! FEMALE PILOT TELLS YOU WHY SHE FLYS MAFFS
24 April 2017 (15:42 UTC-07 Tango 06) 03 Ordibehest 1396/26 Rajab 1438/28 Jia Chen 4715
The USAF 36th Maintenance Squadron and Civil Engineering Squadron worked together to refurbish an old F-4E Phantom static display on the U.S. Island territory of Guam.
Veterans of Foreign Wars members, and Vietnam conflict vet, pose in front of the 1/1 scale F-4E Phantom II display at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
During the Vietnam occupation many U.S. Air Force operations were launched from Guam. The USAF version of the F-4 Phantom II was first deployed in support of the Vietnam occupation in December 1964. For some odd reason the squadrons who rebuilt the static display painted the aircraft to represent a USAF bird based in West Germany from 1973-75.
DRONE WARS: QF-4 TO QF-16
UTAH: PHINAL PHANTOM PHLIGHT
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“The U.S. Forest Service has always been a strong partner with the Department of Defense when it comes to firefighting. This is probably one of the clearest examples of the benefits of using military aircraft in a civil support role and the U.S. Forest Service is the agency that does it the best. The U.S. Forest Service and the four airlift wings within the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve have really figured it out, with everything from logistics to funding, to execution, to standardization and the direct result is we save American lives and property using military crews and equipment in a civil support role. We’ve really built a strong partnership with the U.S. Forest Service over the last 44 years.”-Colonel Bryan Allen, Air Expeditionary Group
MAFFS training in Idaho concluded on 24 APR 2017, with a total of 121 sorties, 124 flight hours & 373,900 gallons of water dropped!
Video interview with Captain Melissa Emmett on Gowen Field, Idaho, 22 APR 2017:
“We have recognized the benefits to combine training periodically for operational consistency and standardization, not only with the air wings but for our personnel, as well. The compelling reason to do a combined training again this year was the integration of the 152nd Airlift Wing, from Reno, into the MAFFS mission. We know we have a window of opportunity to get Reno proficient. The speed to that proficiency is important. When you have this kind of setting, with all four wings together, it provides a more complete setting to meet that objective.”-Kim Christensen, U.S. Forest Service
Video interview with Staff Sergeant Kelsey Herzfeld on Gowen Field, Idaho, 22 APR 2017:
IDAHO FEMALE BECOMES 1ST EVER U.S. PANZERFRÄULEIN!
“THIS IS WHERE ARMOR FIGHTS!” FIRST FEMALE COMBAT MECHANIC!
WHO SAID WOMEN ARE PACIFISTS? MEET SOME OF THE 2,000 FEMALE SNIPERS IN SYRIA!
BOASTFUL FEMALE OWNED COMPANY LOOSES CONTRACT “DUE TO UNPROFESSIONALISM”!
Obama assassinates U.S. female reporter for revealing true origins of Islamic State
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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United States saving their sorry asses during the First World War, the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (aka Patrouille de France, PAF) is performing at various USAF bases during the month of April.
PAF at Maxwell AFB, 08-09 APR 2017:
PAF at USAF Academy, Colorado, 19 APR 2017:
PAF at USAF Academy, Colorado, 19 APR 2017:
USAFR F-16 Falcons were deployed alongside NATO Italian AMX attack aircraft, and Israeli aircraft, while invading NATO Greece during operation INIOHOS. The invasion ends on 06 APR 2017.
Vid of Homestead F-16s at Andravida, Greece:
Vid of Italian AMXs at Andravida, Greece:
Aeronautica Militare AMX
THUNDERBIRDS ARE BACK!
02 April 2017 / 21:31 UTC-07 Tango 06 (14 Farvardin 1396/06 Rajab 1438/07 Jia Chen 4715)
In Florida retired USAF Colonel, and former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin (87 years old) poses in front of a Thunderbird’s two seater F-16 before his flight as a ‘Thunderbird Celebrity’, on 02 APR 2017.
The Thunderbirds began their 2017 season in February with a show in Texas.
Last year a Thunderbird F-16CM crashed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, an investigation blamed it on a faulty throttle. It should be noted that the F-16, as most modern USAF aircraft, is fly-by-wire, meaning there is no direct mechanical linkage between the pilot’s controls and control surfaces or engine, except by electrical wires. Reports say the USAF is pursuing a change in hardware for the plane. The Thunderbirds have suffered several fatal crashes over the decades, most being blamed on the pilots.
In mid-October the Thunderbirds will buzz the city of Boise in Idaho, at the Gowen Thunder Air Show. The final Thunderbirds show for the year will be in November, in Nevada.
Thunderbirds 2017 Schedule: http://afthunderbirds.com
Gowen Field 2016: OBAMA DISAPPEARS THE LAST OF IDAHO’S APACHES!
Gowen Field 2014: OBAMA REGIME FORCING STATE RUN AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNITS ONTO FEDERAL CONTROLLED AIR BASES!
Gowen Field 2012: IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD DEMANDS SUICIDE HOTLINE!!!
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In this video the U.S. Air Force admits that maintaining the expensive F-22 Raptor’s stealth ‘skin’ (LO, or Low Observable surface) is a never ending expensive effort:
DRONE WARS: QF-4 TO QF-16