A U.S. Air Force load crew of the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 35th Fighter Wing, prepare to lift an AIM-9X heat-seeking, air-to-air missile during a weapons-load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 10, 2009. The AIM-9X is also known as a Sidewinder and was named after the sidewinder snake, which detects its prey via body heat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter)


Air Force Combat Controller Staff Sergeant Zachary J Rhyner on patrol with an Army Special Forces team in Afghanistan. SSgt Rhyner was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions on 6 April 2008 in the Shok Valley of Afghanistan.

(Source: usairforce-fan)


U.S. Air Force Academy, CO — Basic Cadet Victoria Wyler attacks the monkey bars on the Jacks Valley Assault Course July 21, 2009. Basic cadet training started June 25 and continues through Aug. 1. The Class of 2013 will swear the Honor Oath at their Aug. 5, 2009 acceptance parade, when they earn their status as fourth-class cadets. The fall academic semester begins Aug. 6, 2009. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dennis Rogers)

Enlistment Update.

I spoke to my recruiter yesterday evening. I have an appointment with him June 8th to go through my credit check and submit my paperwork into the MEPS database. At that point I will be able to find out when I fly up to Salt Lake City for MEPS for my physical and to swear in. Inching my way closer to my marriage with the United States Armed Forces.


RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — An Air Force Special Operations Command HC-130P refuels HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters in the skies over southern Louisiana. Air Force search and rescue crews have been searching for Hurricane Rita survivors.  Its in-flight refueling capability allows the helicopter crews to continue search and rescue missions for several hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rob Jensen)


DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFPN) — Pararescuemen from the 306th and 48th Rescue Squadrons enter a building to retrive “wounded hostages” from an enemy forces location during a combined training exercise. The rescue units are training in preparation for a real-world deployment situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Veronica Pierce) 


Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster


USAF C-130 Hercules


Air Force Combat Controllers participating in Operation Enduring Freedom provide air traffic control to a C-130 taking off from a remote airfield.

gonna get used to this uniform. lol got a lonnnng time ahead of me. =]