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Florida ‘Thunder’ rumble

U.S. Air Force aircraft armament systems specialists assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville, Florida, load weapons onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft, Sept. 7, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Chelsea Smith)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen “Shark” Pierce, an F-15C Eagle fighter pilot, waves before departure at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida, Sept. 14, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Monlezun)
An F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, takes off during night flying at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Sept. 14, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Monlezun)
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67th Fighter Squadron at Pitch Black 2022 part II

A 67th Fighter Squadron Exercise Pitch Black 2022 patch is displayed during PB22 Open Day at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, Aug. 27, 2022. PB22 is the latest in long standing, multilateral exercises designed to enhance participating countries’ air operations. This year, 17 nations are participating in PB22, and is scheduled from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)
Eagles assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron sit on the parking ramp in preparation for Pitch Black 2022 night missions at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Aug. 31, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Katie Mueller)
Eagles assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron sit on the parking ramp in preparation for Pitch Black 2022 night missions at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Aug. 31, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Katie Mueller)
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173rd FW Sentry Devil Dog

U.S. Air Force Col. Lee Bouma, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, prepares to start the engine of an F-15 Eagle in preperation for a flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aug. 15, 2022. The 173rd Fighter Wing spent two weeks flying and training with the F/A-18s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) and the F-35s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502 (VFMAT-502). (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Burkett, 173rd Fighter Wing, observes preflight operations at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aug. 15, 2022. The 173rd Fighter Wing spent two weeks flying and training with the F/A-18s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) and the F-35s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502 (VFMAT-502). (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
U.S. Air Force Major Thomas McGee, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 instructor pilot, preflights his aircraft in preperation for a flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aug. 15, 2022. The 173rd Fighter Wing spent two weeks flying and training with the F/A-18s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) and the F-35s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502 (VFMAT-502). (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
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159th Fighter Wing Operation Noble Defender

the F-15 Eagles from the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air Guard are currently deployed to Puerto Rico. The Bayou Militia is currently participating in Operation Noble Defender. Here some great behind the scene photos taken Staff Sgt. Lawrence Sena and Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux.

Maj. Stanley Cheng, 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron project officer, walks toward an F-15C Eagle at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico in support of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Operation Noble Defender (OND), 29 June, 2022. . (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux)
Maj. Stanley Cheng, 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, signals to maintainers during F-15C Eagle pre-flight procedures at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico in support of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Operation Noble Defender (OND), 29 June, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux)
Maj. Stanley Cheng, 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, adjusts his helmet in an F-15C Eagle at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico in support of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Operation Noble Defender (OND), 29 June, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux)
An F-15C Eagle ready to taxi out at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico in .U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux)
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67th Fighter Squadron “Hot Pit” Training

Photos by Cpl. Mitchell Austin

The 67th Fighter Squadron particpated in a “Hot Pit” training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, after “hot pit” training, Sep. 24, 2021. Here some great shots from this training #fightingcocks

F-15C Eagle aircraft with U.S. Air Force 67th Fighter Squadron fly over Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, after “hot pit” training, Sep. 24, 2021. This joint training, the first of its kind at the air station, provided an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force unit to exercise hot-refueling capabilities at a dissimilar airfield. MCAS Iwakuni, with its capable fuels division and its proximity to Kadena Air Force Base, is uniquely positioned to support such training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
U.S. Air Force 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle aircraft are staged at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, during “hot pit” training, Sep. 24, 2021. This joint training, the first of its kind at the air station, provided an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force unit to exercise hot-refueling capabilities at a dissimilar airfield. MCAS Iwakuni, with its capable fuels division and its proximity to Kadena Air Force Base, is uniquely positioned to support such training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
An F-15C Eagle takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, during “hot pit” training, Sep. 24, 2021. This joint training, the first of its kind at the air station, provided an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force unit to exercise hot-refueling capabilities at a dissimilar airfield. MCAS Iwakuni, with its capable fuels division and its proximity to Kadena Air Force Base, is uniquely positioned to support such training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)