Two airmen remove the chalks from an F-35A preparing for departure from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 12, 2016. The F-35 is a 5th generation multi-role fighter with stealth, electronic warfare and multi-spectral fused sensor capabilities needed to achieve unmatched levels of survivability and lethality in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)
Payerne,Switzerland,after long months of expansion work,Museum of Military Aviation located next to airbase re-opened 31 January 2015. The exhibition area has more than doubled and a modern maintenance workshop, visible to visitors, is being installed. Although "Clin d'Ailes" was not closed during works to extend its original hall en2014, a short period of winter closure was necessary for the realization of some inner transformations as well as start-up implementation of a new museum.
The U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team prepares to take off from the Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska runway for the 2014 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show July 19. The F-22 Demo Team was one of the premier acts for the Defenders of Freedom Air Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released)
Pair of French Armée de l'Air, on NATO detachment, Dassault Mirage 2000s respond to a Tango Scramble (otherwise QRA - Quick Reaction Alert) during training, at Polish Air Base Malbork, 21 July 2014. The alert high speed scramble, just part of many exercises and training missions for the multinational NATO detachments to eastern European countries, for reassurance of defence and protection, after Russia's actions in Crimea and Ukraine.
German Air Force AG-51 Tornado ‘plinks’ enemy tanks during exercise Mountain Roundup 2013, at Saylor Creek bombing range near Mountain Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 16, 2013. German Air Force joint terminal attack controllers controlled the air support and Tornados work in union with U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers, Republic of Singaporean Air Force F-15SG Strike Eagles and U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles during the final day of Mountain Roundup. (USAF Master Sgt.Kevin Wallace)