The F/A-18 Hornet has played an important role in defending the United States for more than 35 years. Leveraging the successful partnerships established by the Hornet program, the Super Hornet and Growler provide operators with the most sophisticated and sustainable systems operating today.
Ten B-52H Stratofortress bombers took part in a minimum interval takeoff exercise, showcasing ground and aircrew's abilities, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., recently. During the exercise, each aircraft is equipped with eight starter cartridges filled with gunpowder, which allow the engines to start up faster.
A P-8A Poseidon receives a signal during engine turns before takeoff, a CH-47 Chinook lands behind a pair of AH-64 Apaches, and two C-17 Globemaster IIIs park on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base.
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