The first F-35 Lightning II of the 33rd Fighter Wing arriving at Eglin AFB
Shield of Air Force Reserve Command
An Air Force RQ-4 strategic reconnaissance aircraft
An Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refuels a C-17A Globemaster III
An Air Force A-10 demonstrating close air support at Nellis AFB
Test launch of a LGM-30 Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg AFB
Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base
Roundels that have appeared on U.S. military aircraft
1.) 5/1917–2/1918
2.) 2/1918–8/1919
3.) 8/1919–5/1942
4.) 5/1942–6/1943
5.) 6/1943–9/1943
6.) 9/1943–1/1947
7.) 1/1947–
The SR-71 Blackbird was a Cold War reconnaissance plane.
The F-117 Nighthawk was a stealth attack aircraft (retired from service in April 2008).
A row of Douglas C-54 Skymasters during the Berlin Airlift in 1949
Various Air Force personnel pose during the Air Force's 74th birthday celebration at the Pentagon, September 17, 2021.
Organization of the United States Air Force within the Department of Defense
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Pararescuemen and a simulated "survivor" watch as an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter comes in for a landing
U.S. Air Force trainee demonstrating a butt stroke on a strike dummy as part of Basic Military Training.
USAF Airmen training at Lackland AFB
A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft
B-2 Spirit stealth bomber
A C-17 Globemaster III, the USAF's newest and most versatile transport plane
E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system
F-22 Raptor stealth air superiority fighter
KC-10 Extender tri-jet air-to-air tanker
An MC-12W Liberty at Beale AFB
MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle
Lockheed U-2 spy plane
RQ-170 Sentinel stealth unmanned aerial vehicle reconnaissance aircraft
VC-25A (Air Force One)
A WC-130J Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM shoots out of the silo during an operational test launch

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

- Air Force Reserve Command

It has a $156.3 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 329,614 active duty airmen, 172,857 civilian personnel, 69,056 reserve airmen, and 107,414 Air National Guard airmen.

- United States Air Force
The first F-35 Lightning II of the 33rd Fighter Wing arriving at Eglin AFB

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A USAF HC-130P from the 211th Rescue Squadron

Lockheed HC-130

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Extended-range, search and rescue /combat search and rescue (CSAR) version of the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, with two different versions operated by two separate services in the U.S. armed forces.

Extended-range, search and rescue /combat search and rescue (CSAR) version of the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, with two different versions operated by two separate services in the U.S. armed forces.

A USAF HC-130P from the 211th Rescue Squadron
A USAF HC-130P from the 211th Rescue Squadron
A USAF HC-130P refuels an HH-3E Jolly Green Giant, 1968.
USCG HC-130H on International Ice Patrol duties
USCG HC-130H departs Mojave
USAF HC-130P-N refueling an HH-60G Pave Hawk
USAF HC-130J Combat King II
USCG HC-130J
One of the 920th Rescue Wing's HC-130P Hercules "Combat King" aircraft refuels one of the wing's HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.
USCG HC-130 with loading ramp open

The HC-130P Combat King and HC-130J Combat King II variants are operated by the United States Air Force for long-range SAR and CSAR.

As of 2018, with the exception of a handful of extant aircraft in the Air National Guard, all remaining HC-130P/N aircraft are operated by the Air Force Reserve Command.

A WC-130H-LM from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

Lockheed WC-130

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A WC-130H-LM from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
A WC-130H-LM from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
WC-130H Hercules in flight
WC-130J on the ramp at Dobbins Air Reserve Base during Hurricane Katrina, 2005. A second WC-130J is landing in the background. The 53d WRS was displaced by severe storm damage to its base at Keesler AFB, Mississippi.

The Lockheed WC-130 is a high-wing, medium-range aircraft used for weather reconnaissance missions by the United States Air Force.

Since that year the Air Force and Air Force Reserve have operated a total of 50 WC-130s in five variants.

A C-130 Hercules aircraft of the 908th Airlift Wing takes off from Maxwell AFB with the wing's maintenance hangars in the background.

Maxwell Air Force Base

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A C-130 Hercules aircraft of the 908th Airlift Wing takes off from Maxwell AFB with the wing's maintenance hangars in the background.
A C-130 Hercules aircraft of the 908th Airlift Wing takes off from Maxwell AFB with the wing's maintenance hangars in the background.
Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, for whom the base is named
Austin Hall was built in 1931 to serve as the Air Corps Tactical School's main building.
Overhead Maxwell Field in 1937
World War II Maxwell Field postcard

Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force (USAF) installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

The Air Force Reserve Command's 908th Airlift Wing (908 AW) is a tenant unit and the only operational flying unit at Maxwell.

An A-10 of the 74th Fighter Squadron after taking on fuel over Afghanistan (2011)

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

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An A-10 of the 74th Fighter Squadron after taking on fuel over Afghanistan (2011)
An A-10 of the 74th Fighter Squadron after taking on fuel over Afghanistan (2011)
By the time of the Vietnam War, the 1940s-vintage propeller-driven Skyraider was the USAF's only dedicated close air support aircraft. It was slow, vulnerable to ground fire, and relatively lightly armed.
The Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne appeared to offer the possibility of handing much of the tactical air-to-ground role to the U.S. Army.
An A-10A of pre-glass cockpit design
Two A-10s in formation
A-10C Warthog cockpit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 2012 Become a Pilot Day
A-10 inboard profile drawing
Front view of an A-10 showing the 30 mm cannon and offset front landing gear
This A-10 piloted by Captain Kim Campbell suffered extensive damage during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, including damage to the hydraulic system, but she flew it safely back to base on manual reversion mode.
Front view of the A-10's GAU-8 installation
A-10 Thunderbolt II, fully armed
AN ALQ-184 ECM Pod on display at a USAF museum. It is mounted on either pylon 1 or 11 (outside pylons) on the A-10C
An A-10 from the 343rd Tactical Fighter Wing prepares to drop Mark 82 bombs at the Yukon Command Training Site in 1988.
Arkansas Air National Guard A-10C firing an AGM-65 air-to-surface missile on a firing range at Davis-Monthan AFB
A-10A after Operation Desert Storm, 1992
An A-10A during Operation Allied Force
A-10 over Afghanistan, 2011
An A-10 peels away from a KC-135 tanker over Afghanistan, February 2011 with Pave Penny pod visible and featuring a false canopy painted in dark gray on the underside.
23rd Fighter Group A-10 Thunderbolt IIs on alert
U.S. Air Force crewmen perform maintenance on an A-10's nose in the Persian Gulf region in 2003
A-10 at RAF Fairford, 2005
A newly updated A-10C arrives at Davis-Monthan AFB, 29 November 2006.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II refueling
Four A-10s of the 103d Fighter Squadron, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, fly in formation during a refueling mission.
A-10C of the 163d Fighter Squadron, Fort Wayne Air National Guard
USAF A-10A showing kill markings from Operation Desert Storm, 1991
An A-10 firing its 30 mm GAU-8 Gatling gun during testing
A-10A at Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).

The A-10 has been flown exclusively by the United States Air Force and its Air Reserve components, the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the Air National Guard (ANG).

List of Air Expeditionary units of the United States Air Force

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Air Expeditionary Wings and Groups are a Wing/Group concept used by the United States Air Force.

Instead, elements from different wings, even from both the active-duty component and the Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard, would be melded together for each deployment.

601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida

Air Operations Center

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601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida
USAFCENT CAOC at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, 2009
A look inside the Gen. James H. Doolittle Combined Air and Space Operations Center facility (612th Air and Space Operations Center) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., 2013

An Air Operations Center (AOC) is a type of command center used by the United States Air Force (USAF).

701st Combat Operations Squadron – March ARB, California (Air Force Reserve Command)

U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk

Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk

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U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk
An HH-60 at the 2007 Paris Air Show
An HH-60 about to refuel from a USAF HC-130P
Sri Lankan relief workers unload vegetables from an HH-60G during an Operation Unified Assistance mission
56th Rescue Squadron landing at the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 2008.
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The Sikorsky MH-60G/HH-60G Pave Hawk is a twin-turboshaft engine helicopter in service with the United States Air Force.

As of 2015, the U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk is operated by the Air Combat Command (ACC), U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the Air National Guard (ANG).

U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

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U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper
The satellite antenna and sensors of an NOAA-NASA flight demonstrator, 2005
An MQ-9 taxiing in Afghanistan, 2007
The first MQ-9 arriving at Creech AFB, March 2007
MQ-1 UAV Flight Crew at Joint Base Balad (LSA Anaconda), Iraq, 7 August 2007
A MQ-9A Reaper in Afghanistan, 2007
A British MQ-9A Reaper operating over Afghanistan in 2009
The Sky Guardian at Laguna Army Airfield for testing and certification, including a 48.2-hour endurance record and first FAA certification of an unmanned aircraft to fly in civilian air space.
Honeywell turboprop
MQ-9 Reaper taxiing

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Air Force Reserve Command

An E-3 Sentry of the United States Air Force

Boeing E-3 Sentry

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American airborne early warning and control aircraft developed by Boeing.

American airborne early warning and control aircraft developed by Boeing.

An E-3 Sentry of the United States Air Force
An E-3 Sentry of the United States Air Force
The piston-engined EC-121 Warning Star, military version of the Lockheed Constellation, saw service in the mid-1950s.
Welcome ceremony for first E-3 aircraft at Tinker AFB in 1977
Close-up rotodome revolving at 6 revolutions per minute.
Air controllers aboard a US E-3 during Operation Provide Comfort
The command & comms consoles.
RAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 accompanied by Panavia Tornado F3s at Kemble Air Day. RAF AEW1s have electronic support measures pods on the wingtips.
NATO E-3s possess LX tail registration, as they are registered in Luxembourg. The chin bulge houses a suite of electronic warfare support measures.
Map of the world with E-3-operating states highlighted in blue
Boeing E-3F Sentry of the French Air and Space Force
Boeing E-3A Sentry of the NATO E-3A Component
Boeing E-3A Sentry of the Royal Saudi Air Force
LX-N90457, after having overrun the runway at Prevesa AB on 14 July 1996
antenna array in the National Electronics Museum
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Derived from the Boeing 707 airliner, it provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications, and is used by the United States Air Force, NATO, French Air and Space Force, and Royal Saudi Air Force.

Air Force Reserve Command