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Week in photos, Feb. 3, 2012

 U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules cargo aircraft By Airman 1st Class Krystal Tomlin
U.S. Air Force Public Affairs

With a wing span a great as four F-16s the C-130 is a massive aircraft. To see such a huge piece of equipment take-off is a mesmerizing site. In this photo the Hercules soars above the cloud deck followed by the smoke of flares swirling in a frenzy of displaced air.

This photo says “The sky is the limit and the U.S. Air Force goes beyond that.” Whether we’re bringing troops and supplies into a hostile area or aid to a disaster torn nation, the Air Force gets the job done.

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Photo: A U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules cargo aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, conducts flare training off the Ventura County coast Jan. 10, 2012. The flares are used as tactical infrared countermeasures to confuse and redirect heat-seeking missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dave Buttner)

Photo of the day, Nov. 15, 2011

F-16

Photo: Staff Sgt. Nathan Bolander, a maintainer from the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Misawa Air Base, Japan, works on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an operational readiness exercise Nov. 9, 2011. The 35th Fighter Wing is going through rehearsed procedures, during a base ORE, to train for the operational readiness inspection next month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)