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  • A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 199th Fighter Squadron sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 19, 2024 during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival fireworks display. The two-day festival allowed visitors to learn more about the U.S. and Japan bilateral partnership while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities. Yokota was able to host the event with the support of the Japan Self-Defense Force, sister services, and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 19, 2024) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln, flagship of Carrier Strike Group Three, is underway conducting integrated exercises to bolster strike group readiness and capability in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin J. Steinberg)
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    NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN (May 21, 2024) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in the North Pacific Ocean, May 21. The Diamondbacks conduct carrier-based air strikes and strike force escort missions, as well as ship, battle group, and intelligence collection operations. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kazia Ream)
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    A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing taxis the flight line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 19, 2024. VMFA(AW)-224, the “Fighting Bengals”, based out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina, traveled from MCAS Iwakuni to Guam as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program to strengthen operational capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region and reduce local noise impacts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jose Angeles)
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    U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing taxi the flight line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 18, 2024. VMFA(AW)-224, the “Fighting Bengals”, based out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina, traveled from MCAS Iwakuni to Guam as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program to strengthen operational capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region and reduce local noise impacts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jose Angeles)

    A U.S. Air Force F-15EX Eagle II receives fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Checkered Flag, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 14, 2024. Checkered Flag, hosted by the 325th Fighter Wing, is one of the DoD’s largest air-to-air exercises and is designed to integrate 4th- and 5th-generation airframes to enhance mobility and employment capabilities of aviators and maintainers. The exercise responds to Air Combat Command’s plan to train the Immediate Response Force, a dedicated force for “rapid response” to unforeseen or unplanned operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Chris Hibben)

    The F-16 Viper Demonstration Team jet flies in the skies over Southern California, May 13. The 412th Maintenance Group, Fabrication Flight - Corrosion Control Team recently repainted the F-16 Viper Demo Team aircraft in the classic YF-16 livery to commemorate the platform's first flight 50 years ago at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (Air Force photo by Christian Turner)

    A U.S. Air Force F-35C Lightning II takes off during exercise Checkered Flag, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 14, 2024. Checkered Flag, hosted by the 325th Fighter Wing, is one of the DoD’s largest air-to-air exercises and is designed to integrate 4th- and 5th-generation airframes to enhance mobility and employment capabilities of aviators and maintainers. The exercise responds to Air Combat Command’s plan to train the Immediate Response Force, a dedicated force for “rapid response” to unforeseen or unplanned operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Chris Hibben)
     

  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Seth Anderson, a fixed-wing aircraft mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242, conducts pre-flight inspections at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 21, 2024. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 12 routinely conduct flight operations throughout the Indo-Pacific to maintain a high level of combat proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chloe Johnson)

    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 21, 2024. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 12 routinely conduct flight operations throughout the Indo-Pacific to maintain a high level of combat proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chloe Johnson)

    Airmen prepare to unload a B-52 Stratofortress in support of bomber task force 24-3 deployment at RAF Fairford, England, May 20, 2024. While deployed, Airmen from Minot Air Base will operate as the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and will integrate with NATO Allies and other international partners to synchronize capabilities and assure security commitments across the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amn Adam Enbal)
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    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron moves along the taxiway at Royal Air Force Base Fairford, England May 20, 2024. U.S. European Command’s joint forces are engaged, postured, and ready with credible force to assure, deter, and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jared Brewer)

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares to enter the taxiway at Royal Air Force Base Fairford, England May 20, 2024. Maintaining a capable U.S. presence in Europe strengthens U.S. national security by encouraging peace, unity, and cohesion between Europe's individual nations. U.S. service members in Europe continue to promote global peace alongside Allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jared Brewer)

    NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN (May 22, 2024) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Launch/Recovery Equipment) 2nd Class Zachary Dahl, from Pleasant Hill, Oregon, clears the landing area as an EA-18G Growler, attached to the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, launches off the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in the North Pacific Ocean, May 22. The primary role of EA-18G Growlers is to disrupt the ability to communicate between units in combat through the use of electronic warfare. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Keyly Santizo)
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    U.S. Marines assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311 (VMFA), Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, prepare to launch an F-35C Lightning II at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 16, 2024. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise which fosters readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of 4th and 5th-generation aircraft in combat training. The 24-2 iteration of the exercise was held May 9-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Nordheim)

    A B-21 Raider conducts flight testing, which includes ground testing, taxiing, and flying operations, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The B-21 will interoperate with our allies and partners to deliver on our enduring commitment to provide flexible strike options for coalition operations that defend us against common threats. (Courtesy photo)

    A B-21 Raider conducts flight tests, which includes ground testing, taxiing, and flying operations, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, where it continues to make progress toward becoming the backbone of the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet. The B-21 will possess the range, access, and payload to penetrate the most highly-contested threat environments and hold any target around the globe at risk. The B-21 program is on track to deliver aircraft in the mid-2020s to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, which will be the first B-21 main operating base and location for the B-21 formal training unit. (Courtesy photo)

    The B-21 Raider program is on track and continues flight testing at Northrop Grumman’s manufacturing facility on Edwards Air Force Base, California. The B-21 will have an open architecture to integrate new technologies and respond to future threats across the spectrum of operations. The B-21 Long Range Strike Family of Systems will greatly enhance mission effectiveness and Joint interoperability in advanced threat environments, strengthening U.S. deterrence and strategic advantage. (Courtesy photo)

    A U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint, assigned to the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, taxis down the runway at RAF Fairford, England, May 15, 2024. The RC-135 Rivet Joint is a reconnaissance aircraft that supports theater and national level consumers with near real-time on-scene electronic warfare support, intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)
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    FLYINGGROUP has signed an agreement to add a ninth PC-24 to its fleet management program. The Belgian charter company has operated the Super Versatile Jet by Pilatus since 2020.

    Based at Antwerp International Airport, FLYINGGROUP offers its aircraft management and charter services worldwide. Established in 1995, the company currently operates a fleet of over 50 business jets, including nine PC-24s.

    The new PC-24 with its unique design – elegant gray lines and Swiss edelweiss flowers – was handed over to FLYINGGROUP on May 16, 2024.

    The acquisition of the PC-24 will allow FLYINGGROUP to add even more variety and performance to its fleet for the benefit of passengers and crews alike. At the handover in Stans, Johan van Lokeren, CEO of FLYINGGROUP, expressed his satisfaction with the new addition to his fleet of PC-24s: ‟Our customers love the PC-24! The Super Versatile Jet is the most modern jet in its class and the spacious cabin offers unparalleled comfort. Our first ‘Edelweiss PC-24’ has been in operation for several years, and we’re proud to take delivery of a second, latest generation ‘Edelweiss PC-24’ with a higher payload and even greater range.”

    André Zimmermann, VP Business Aviation adds: “In this class, there is no other business jet as versatile or capable as our Super Versatile Jet. People who see the PC-24 for the first time are always amazed at how spacious the cabin is. And the most recent upgrade to the PC-24 delivers yet another reduction in cabin noise. We have no doubt that the passengers of our valued partner, FLYINGGROUP, will enjoy the flexibility and other amenities.”

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    The new PC-24 offers an additional 272 kilograms (600 pounds) in payload capacity. The maximum range with six passengers on board has been increased by 370 kilometers (200 nautical miles). With full fuel, and under single pilot operation, the maximum useful load is 596 kilograms. An optimization which delivers significant benefits, particularly in charter operations, since more passengers and luggage can be carried on. The new PC-24 operated by FLYINGGROUP also features an enhanced cabin configuration with “Welcome Center” and additional stowage space in the cabin.
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  • NEW YORK (May 22, 2024) A U.S. Marine Corps Bell AH-1 Super Cobra and a Bell UH-1Y Venom Super Huey fly over New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships, May 22, 2024. Fleet Week New York is a time-honored sea service celebration that allows citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state region to witness today’s maritime capabilities first-hand. The 2024 celebration will host nearly 3,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Malachi Lakey)

    An Indonesian Navy AS565 MBe Panther, assigned to the 100th Air Squadron, on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2024 while underway in the Indian Ocean, May 19, 2024. This year’s exercise coincides with 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Indonesia. In its 30th year, the CARAT series is comprised of multinational exercises, designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies’ abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Diaz)
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    Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles assigned to the 304th Tactical Fighter Squadron prepare for take off during exercise Southern Beach at Naha Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2024. Southern Beach is a locally organized bilateral training exercise for U.S. forces and JASDF units to practice mission planning, flying and debriefing together. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Melany Bermudez)




    A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagle assigned to the 204th Tactical Fighter Squadron takes off during exercise Southern Beach at Naha Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2024. In support of the bilateral exercise Southern Beach, JASDF units practiced mission planning, flying and debriefing with U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melany Bermudez)

    GULF OF GUINEA (May 16, 2024) Tunisian Armed Forces special operations personnel proceed down a rope from an Italian air force HH-101A Caesar helicopter onto the deck of Comandanti-class patrol ship ITS Comandante Bettica (P 492) during a joint helicopter fast-rope and maritime interdiction training demonstration between Obangame Express 2024 and Flintlock 2024. During Exercise Obangame Express 2024, the 13th rendition of the exercise, partner and allied forces collaborate to enhance collective maritime law enforcement capabilities, bolster national and regional security in West Africa, and foster greater interoperability among U.S., African, and multinational partners. Exercise Flintlock works to improve joint and combined force capabilities across all domains and strengthen relationships with partners in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adriones Johnson)
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    STRATFORD, Conn., May 22, 2024 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is conducting flight tests to mature the control laws and aerodynamics of a novel vertical takeoff and landing uncrewed aerial system (VTOL / UAS). The flight tests are intended to prove the efficiency and scalability of a twin proprotor ‘rotor blown wing’ configuration that sits on its tail to take-off and land like a helicopter, and transitions easily to horizontal forward flight for long-endurance missions, such as intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting.
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    The ongoing flight tests support the Ancillary initiative by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which seeks to develop a Class 3 UAS VTOL X-Plane that can operate in most weather conditions from ship decks and unprepared surfaces without infrastructure. Sikorsky is one of several competitors down-selected to advance their UAS conceptual designs into the next development phase.

    The term ‘rotor blown wing’ refers to the constant airflow from the proprotor wash across the wing. Sikorsky chose the design to reduce drag on the wing in hover mode and when transitioning to forward flight, and to increase cruise efficiencies and endurance.

    The design is just one of the many ways Sikorsky is advancing 21st Century Security® technologies and innovations, said Igor Cherepinsky, director of rapid prototyping group Sikorsky Innovations.

    “Flight tests are underway to verify our tail-sitting rotor blown wing UAS can launch and land vertically with high stability, and cruise efficiently on wing,” said Cherepinsky. “Key enablers to flight maneuverability, and future vehicle scalability, are our MATRIX autonomy flight control system, and an articulated rotor system similar to those in traditional helicopters.”

    For the flight tests now underway, Sikorsky is flying a proof-of-concept vehicle powered by a battery. If selected to produce an air vehicle for a future ANCILLARY phase, Sikorsky plans to build a 300-pound hybrid-electric version to include a 60-pound ISR payload.

    Sikorsky Innovations was formed in 2010 to overcome technological challenges to rotary wing speed, autonomy, and intelligence. Learn more about the engineering team’s achievements in speed and intelligence, and its current focus on electrification and VTOL UAS to support 21st Century Security® missions.

    About Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin is a global defense technology company driving innovation and advancing scientific discovery. Our all-domain mission solutions and 21st Century Security® vision accelerate the delivery of transformative technologies to ensure those we serve always stay ahead of ready. More information at Lockheedmartin.com.
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  • A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport wait to load U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 24.3, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, NT, Australia, May 23, 2024.Members of MRF-D 24.3 deployed to Townsville Field Training Area, QLD, Australia to participate in Exercise Southern Jackaroo 24, a multilateral combined arms exercise held with capabilities and personnel from the Australian Army, U.S. Army and Marine Corps, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force to increase interoperability with Allies and partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Earik Barton)
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    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 22, 2024. Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)), MAG-31, 2nd MAW, the “Fighting Bengals”, are based out of Beaufort, South Carolina and currently augment MAG-12 as a part of the Unit Deployment Program. VMFA(AW)-224 and VMFA-121 are training in Guam as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program to enhance interservice capabilities and to sustain high operational readiness in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jose Angeles)

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    Leonardo and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement for 12 AW189 Helicopters to serve the global energy market starting in 2025. These are composed of firm orders as well as purchase options and include an extensive support partnership featuring a service center agreement, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) agreement, and training solutions for the AW139 and AW189 models.

    “Today marks another significant milestone in our longstanding partnership with Leonardo,” said Scott McCarty, CEO of PHI Group. “Not only are we investing in state-of-the-art aircraft like the AW189, which underscores our commitment to delivering innovative solutions and ensures we are well-equipped to provide unparalleled service to our global customers, but we are also fortifying our repair and overhaul capabilities as we continue to focus on the growth of our world-class MRO facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. We look forward to introducing the AW189 to our fleet in 2025.”

    Stefano Villanti, SVP Marketing & Sales at Leonardo Helicopters said: “We’re extremely pleased to further strengthen our collaboration with PHI, now also with the AW189 super-medium and more and more based on integrated capabilities including both advanced platforms and comprehensive support services. This provides further evidence of our commitment to delivering customized solutions by which we can support PHI to meet its long range operational requirement ensuring its fleet can be efficiently sustained by the level of service and proximity they deserve. We look forward to introducing the AW189 and activating the new services contributing to their capability growth plans.”

    Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, PHI has supported the energy industry for 75 years. Today, PHI operates more than 200 helicopters across the globe serving a number of markets, including energy and air medical. PHI currently operates a fleet of over 20 Leonardo aircraft to include AW139 and AW109 helicopters.

    PHI’s AW189s configuration will be fully compliant with the IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers) Report 690 guidelines. This latest agreement reinforces the AW189 in the global offshore market.

    Belonging to the AWFamily of products, the AW189 combines superior payload and range with advanced technologies to successfully operate a wide range of missions such as energy industry support, search and rescue, passenger transport, firefighting, and law enforcement. Unique features of the helicopter include the capability of the main transmission to run without oil for 50 minutes and a built-in auxiliary power unit. The AW189 is available with more than 200 certified kits and delivered with a comprehensive support and training service package tailored to meet specific customer requirements to maximize mission effectiveness and safety of operations. The type is also certified for an automatic data transmission system enabling the aircraft to transmit performance data to a ground station using satellite communication in flight, 4G cell connectivity, or Wi-Fi when on the ground. It offers a secure way to share an accurate picture of each flight so that Leonardo experts can assess data quickly, thus optimizing maintenance and support. Nearly 150 AW189s have been ordered, and more than 90 delivered to operators worldwide to date. After 10 years since its certification, the AW189 remains the world’s most successful super-medium category helicopter by market size, number of operators, countries, and applications.
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    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 502, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, MAG-11, during an aerial refueling training mission over Southern California, May 14, 2024. VMGR-352 and VMFAT-502 conducted training that enabled F-35B Lightning II student pilots to achieve proficiency in air-to-air refueling operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Sean Potter)
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    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 502, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flies over Southern California during an aerial refueling training mission, May 14, 2024. VMFAT-502 and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, MAG-11, conducted training that enabled F-35B Lightning II student pilots to achieve proficiency in air-to-air refueling operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean Potter)
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    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 502, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, receives fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, MAG-11, during an aerial refueling training mission over Southern California, May 14, 2024. VMFAT-502 and VMGR-352 conducted training that enabled F-35B Lightning II student pilots to achieve proficiency in air-to-air refueling operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean Potter)
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    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 502, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flies over Southern California during an aerial refueling training mission, May 14, 2024. VMFAT-502 and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, MAG-11, conducted training that enabled F-35B Lightning II student pilots to achieve proficiency in air-to-air refueling operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean Potter)
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    A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares for takeoff at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, before an aerial refueling mission, May 14, 2024. VMGR-352 and Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 502, MAG-11, conducted training that enabled F-35B Lightning II student pilots to achieve proficiency in air-to-air refueling operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean Potter)
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    A Brazilian navy Westland Super Lynx Mk-21A takes off from the flight deck of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) while at sea in the South Atlantic Ocean May 15, 2024. The James and Brazilian navy helicopter crew performed cross-platform training during Operation Southern Cross 2024. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Kaczmarek)
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    A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, taxis on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 21, 2024, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission. The Department of Defense remains fully committed to defense and deterrence of any actors that would look to undermine or threaten our shared interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Jacobsen)
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    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, takes off during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 16, 2024. During the course of three weeks, more than 175 Airmen and a dozen F-35 Lighting IIs from Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing joined Airmen, Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors from across the country to participate in the Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) and Checkered Flag exercises at Tyndall Air Base, Florida. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jana Somero)

    The Rafale Solo Display (RSD) is ready for this weekend!
    (Photos courtesy of Sebastien Lafergue Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace)
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