A crew chief from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., marshals in a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan 19, 2017. Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers returned after flying an approximate 30-hour sortie in support of operations near Sirte, Libya. In conjunction with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes Jan. 18, 2017, destroying two Daesh camps 45 kilometers southwest of Sirte.
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An Air Force carry team carries the remains of Maj. Troy Gilbert Oct. 3, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Gilbert was killed Nov. 27, 2006, when his F-16C Fighting Falcon crashed 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. U.S. forces were able to return the F-16 pilot’s remains approximately 10 years after he was killed in combat operations saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.
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Remains Returned Home For F-16 Pilot Killed Protecting Ground Troops In Iraq In 2006
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Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, commander, U.S. Northern Command, addresses the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 12, 2016.
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How America’s Highest Ranking Woman In Uniform Defied The Odds
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Col. Marcus Caughey was the key speaker at Schriever Air Force Base's 9/11 ceremony held Sept. 11, 2014.
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Air Force Colonel Facing Rape Charges Found Dead In His Colorado Home
He had a sterling military record that hid profoundly disturbing personal conduct.
Maxwell AFB, AL - Retired Lt. Col. Leo Gray, 2016 Gathering of Eagles honoree, shares his experiences as a pilot of the 332nd Fighter Group, the first all African-American flying unit, during the Air Command and Staff College’s 2016 Gathering of Eagles event, May 31, 2016, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. He completed 15 combat missions over German-occupied territory and logged in 750 flying hours.
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Leo Gray, Tuskegee Airman And Military Pioneer, Dies At 92
The 332nd Fighter Group had one of the most distinguished records in the European Theater of World War II.
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing salute during a 20th FW change of command ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 19, 2016.
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