An F-22A Raptor arrives at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Sunday, April 9, 2006, for minor modifications. Members of the 309th Maintenance Group will modify this, the first of 18 F-22s that will receive various modifications at Hill.
A LITENING pod, like the grey cylinder attached to the bottom of this F-16 Fighting Falcon's fuselage, is an operational precision targeting pod system used with a wide variety of combat aircraft.
Tactical air controllers from the 25th Air Support Operation Squadron practice close-combat skills training Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.
This C-5 Galaxy lies in a field on the south side of Dover Air Force Base, Del., after it crashed Monday, April 3, 2006. Specialists roped off the area with caution tape to preserve the scene until a safety investigation board completes its task.
Col. Chris Cook gets a sweeping view of California from 71,000 feet during a recent flight in a U-2 Dragon Lady.
Airman 1st Class Brian Pajor treads water with 16-pound weights on his belt during the pararescue indoctrination training course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is refueled over Southwest Asia by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron on Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
An F-15E Strike Eagle breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling over Southwest Asia on Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
An F-15E Strike Eagle is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia on Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
An F-15E Strike Eagle soars over the mountains of Afghanistan in support of Operation Mountain Lion on Wednesday, April 12, 2006.
Air Force medical specialists participating in Exercise MEDLite 2006 in Tunisia visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan as part of a cultural exchange day Sunday, April 2, 2006.
Students in the Air Force Phoenix Raven Class 06-D at Fort Dix, N.J., move a "patient" through an obstacle course during combat first aid training for the students.
A firefighter hoses down the crash site of a C-5 Galaxy. The aircraft crashed at 6:30 a.m. EDT, on Monday, April 3, 2006, at Dover Air Force Base, Del., just south of the base flightline. All 17 people aboard survived the crash.
Vials of specimen samples sit in racks at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006.
Airmen with the 304th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron jump out of an HC-130 Hercules operated by the 71st ERQS over the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti, on Tuesday, March 28, 2006.
An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over a forward-deployed location in Southwest Asia. Aircraft like this are capable of monitoring battlespace with their targeting pods.
Senior Airman Robert Oehmke performs maintenance on an antenna tower Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
Servicemembers assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., take safety measures before firing the Beretta M-9 pistol during a combat arms training and maintenance class at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on Monday, March 27, 2006.
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Freeman does an operational check of panoramic night vision goggles Monday, March 6, 2006, at a deployed location.