The Air Force leverages its global strike capabilities to project military power with a lighter footprint than other military option. Our aircraft and combat Airmen possess unique abilities that are critical to achieving tactical, operational and strategic effects during combat operations. The infographic below highlights how different Air Force assets are used to accomplish our mission of providing global strike capabilities to combatant commanders on “Any target, any time!”
By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana
Air Force Social Media Team
As a child growing up in South Texas I could not wait to see the annual air show. As a 10-year-old I tried to figure out how this enormous beast of an aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy, could remain in the air while moving at a turtles pace. How did it not just fall out of the sky? Watching fighter jets performing barrel roles and zooming past the audience in a thunderous roar was just amazing to me. Although these photos are not mine these are some of my favorite air show photos.
The best part of being at an air show is not just watching the pilots perform acrobatic stunts, but getting to walk through the aircraft.
Other than an air show when can the average person sit under the wings of a C-130 and just hang out?
But I do not want to kid myself, watching pilots perform stunts is the reason the majority of us attend air shows.
Even when the pilots are not performing tricks, how often do you get to see a B-2?
Although these photos are some of my favorite feel free to share your best air show photos with us.