The US Air Force’s mission with the MC-12 Liberty in Afghanistan is over. The 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron flew its last flight Oct. 1 at Bagram Air Field, the last of more than 40,000 combat missions and more than 200,000 hours of surveillance flights since 2009. The Army stood up Joint Task Force Thor at Bagram to take over the MC-12 mission from the Air Force.
UH-1 crew chief heading toward his bird to load up the linked 40mm grenades he is carrying. Armed with a .45 holstered with spare ammo carried in the loops on his belt [446 761] 1967 Bien Hoa South Viet Nam
The exercise "Southern Cross" is in full swing in New Caledonia. Since August 25, 2014, to September 5, the Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC) lead the biennial exercise "Southern Cross" in the islands of Lifou and Tiga, from the air base ( BA) 186-Tontouta Noumea. Here paratroops board an Armée de l'Air C-160 Transall tactical transport, workhorse of both French Air Force and German Luftwaffe for decades.
Beechcraft MC-12W Liberty USAF version modified for the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) role; 8 King Air 350s and 29 King Air 350ERs. In service since June 2009 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently being transferred to US Army.
After final testing & military paint scheme applied,Turkish Air Force's first Airbus Military A400M Atlas (aka Grizzly) leaps into the air,befor delivery.