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199th Fighter Squadron / Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickham / Daniel Inouye Honolulu International Airport Honolulu, HI

On 20 October 2021, I had the great privilege of getting up close to a launch of 8 Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors, using the infamous runway 8, better known as Reef Runway. The 12,000 foot runway was...

103rd Fighter Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard – Bradley Air National Guard Base, CT 10 October 2006

On 10 October 2006, I had the great privilege of visiting the 103rd Fighter Wing of the Connecticut Air National Guard at Bradley Air National Guard Base, located at Bradley International Airport, in order to photograph their A-10 Thunderbolt...

Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show 2016

When the featured performer of the 2016 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air show cancelled their appearance, a few people commented on social media sites that they were going to skip the annual event at Quonset State Airport. The USAF Thunderbirds’ stand...

The Inaugural New York Air Show

Last minute changes forced show promoter Brian Lilly Co. to find a new venue for the 2015 New York Air Show. Originally scheduled for Coney Island Brooklyn NY, the promoters had just seventy-one days to manage all of the...

Changing of the Guard at MCAS Yuma

Since 2012, the first active F-35B squadron of the US Marines Corps has been based at MCAS Yuma. This first squadron is VMFA-121 “Green Knights”, which flew the FA-18D Night Attack Hornet out of MCAS Miramar in California before the transition...

Historic Marine VMO-6 Flying Unit Gone, Not Forgotten

Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO-6) can trace its’ origins back to the formative years of Marine Aviation.  Active for slightly less than half of the century of Marine Corps aviation, the squadron served during the 1920s’ Nicaragua Campaign, World...