LC-130 takes off for Operation Deep Freeze

Master Sgt. Joseph Sinatra checks the air spring pressure on an LC-130 Hercules during a stop Oct. 18, 2010, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The springs are used to absorb the shock of landing the ski-equipped aircraft on the Antarctic ice. Sergeant Sinatra and the rest of his LC-130 aircrew stopped at Hickam while en route to Antarctica to support Operation Deep Freeze, the Defense Department’s logistical support to U.S. research activities at the southernmost continent. Sergeant Sinatra is an LC-130 crew chief assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kerry Jackson).
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LC-130 taking off with JATO from Greenland
LC-130 taking off with JATO from Greenland – Photo © Søren Wedel Nielsen (Copyright 2005)
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F-16 Fighting Falcon’s updates

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USAF E-8C Joint STARS re-engined

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Air Guard flight crews undergo water survival training

Two pilots from the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing in San Antonio are raised out of the water during refresher aircrew water survival training at Canyon Lake near San Antonio. Army National Guard UH-60 crews from the 149th Aviation Regiment in San Antonio provided airlift support. The refresher training is mandatory for all aircrew members.

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