The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have carried out its own conversion of a F-16D into number 8 aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base. Usually, such conversions were done at Hill Air Force Base.
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MH-60G Pave Hawk, #26009, has made its final flight on May 5 with Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, at the controls.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, and crew taxi the retirement flight for the MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2021. Major General Franks flew the very same MH-60 Pave Hawk during Operation ALLIED FORCE, rescuing a downed F-117 pilot from enemy territory; in 1999, during the operation, the helicopter belonged to the 55th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field. The helicopter is to be displayed at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robyn Hunsinger)
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Nigeria will induct its three JF-17 fighters into service on May 20 at Airforce Base Makurdi. The three jets were delivered there in March.
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Exercise “At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield,” Europe’s biggest and most complex air and missile exercise is now in progress.
210512-N-CJ510-0001 A graphic for Exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 21. At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield, conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on behalf of U.S. Sixth Fleet,is a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise that improvesAllied interoperability using NATO command and control reporting structures. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrea Rumple/Released)
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