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Carl Vinson Strike Group arrives off Hawaii

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 is now operating off Hawaii, the U.S. Navy announced on Jun. 17.

210613-N-GW654-1369 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2021) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean, June 13. Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Olympia O. McCoy)

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F-16C #89-114, one of the jets that responded on 9/11

More than 150 New York Air National Guardsmen, Canadian Forces members and government civilians from the Eastern Air Defense Sector pose for a group shot in front of two F-16s from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, on Wednesday, June 9 at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. One of the first U.S. military units to respond to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, EADS group photo is one of a series of 9/11 20th anniversary events the unit has planned. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Scofield)

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Flying crew chiefs for the B-52H bomber

U.S. Air Force flying crew chiefs are specially trained maintenance personnel who can provide in-flight maintenance when required. They can be found flying onboard cargo planes and refueling tankers but the B-52 is the only bomber platform with flying crew chiefs.

Flying crew chiefs from the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand in front of a B-52 Stratofortress on the flight line at MorĂ³n Air Base, Spain. Flying crew chiefs are an extra line of support on the aircraft during missions and service the aircraft on divert landings to get the aircrew back in the air and back on target. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Aileen Lauer)
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USAF demonstrates conversion of Jet A-1 to JP-8 in Saudi Arabia

Last month, the U.S. Air Force’s 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron carried out a demonstration to covert commercial-grade aircraft fuel (Jet A-1) into military-grade aircraft fuel (JP-8) at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia.

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron use a Fuel Powered Additive Injector Cart on May 23, 2021, at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The FPAIC was used to inject additives into commercial grade fuel, which turns it into military grade fuel for aircraft. (Photo by 94th Airlift Wing)

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