After about three months on the ground, one-third of the Air Force’s combat fleet has received more funding and will start flying again. Air Combat Command announced today that it has restored $208 million as part of a $1.8 billion reprogramming allocation authorized by Congress. This additional funding will re-instate training and test operations for squadrons in Air Combat Command, along with those assigned to U.S. Air Forces Europe and Pacific Air Forces, including the Air Warfare Center’s Weapons School, aggressors and the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, according to ACC. The funding will only affect operations until the end of…
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEN7VklmtUY[/youtube] Youtube user wattsissimo uploaded this great video of the Flying Fiends of the 36th Fighter Squadron from Osan Air Base, South Korea. It includes a refueling rendezvous with a KC-135 from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Air Refueling Squadron and a B-2 formation flight.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9epngMA92g[/youtube] Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Pacific Air Forces, donned a protective suit for a little military working dog training while touring bases in Japan, and PACAF was more than happy to add some dramatic music and post it online.