Tagged: First Lieutenant

Death of a Mig Killer

Reatil 21 was a flight of three F-4d’s that took off from Nellis AFB on 28 August, 1979. The three ship formation was on a training mission doing Air Combat Maneuverings.   The 435th FS Lt. Col Clayton Squier...

Air Force Reserve Tankers

When most people read about Military units, the lime light is usually thrown upon the warrior types. In the United States Air Force, the stories normally fall on the fighter pilots and bomber crews, or the adventure types such...

Hawgsmoke 2014

On July 9-12, 2014, 14 different A-10 squadrons from across the country participated in the biannual gunnery competition called HAWGSMOKE! The 2014 Hawgsmoke competition was hosted by the 357th Fighter Squadron (The Dragons) based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base...

Teaching and Keeping the Edge

While nothing can match actual aerial combat, or even just normal flight time for a Marine fighter pilot, modern technology can lend a helping hand in keeping these Marines trained and ready for any combat mission that is handed...

Red Flag 14-2 Concludes

The second of a planned three Red Flags for 2014 has come to a close as Red Flag 14-2 concluded on March 14th. This Red Flag was dominated by F-15’s and F-16’s from five different countries which included Belgium,...

Hawaii’s 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show

The 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show was presented aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Oahu. The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) offered a great stage to present an air show to tens of thousands of spectators.  Brooding volcanic mountains...

Red Flag 12-2 Media Day

On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, fifty photojournalist from around the world gathered at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. They were here to photograph aircraft that were participating in the current Red Flag exercise. Simply stated, Red Flag is an...

HMLAT 303 – Training the Future of Light Attack

Before HMLAT-303 was established in April 1982, Marine Corps helicopter pilots received advanced aircraft training at their fleet squadron after completing basic flight training. Overtime, the Marine Corps realized that this method of training was a drain on squadron...