Bombs Away: Best photos of our military for April 4th, 2019
This week we see a major show of force in a polar environment, a Golden Knight gets tangled with a Red Devil, more training in the Far East, and a test of a piece of rocket that could be on the way to Moon.
Soldiers lit up the night sky with some live fire drills at the Grezelka range at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. The Spartan paratroopers used M249 and M240L machine guns in their marksmanship training.
In Florida, a joint exercise with our British allies took place in the sky. The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights and British Red Devils practiced skydiving formations at the Air Reserve Base in Homestead.
Back in Alaska, an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was put through a simulated chemical environment training. The team had to quickly deactivate the ordinance in frigid temperatures.
Meanwhile, F-22 Raptors from the 477th Fighter Group performed a close formation taxi known as an Elephant Walk.
In the Far East, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts a training block from a landing zone as part of a Helicopter Support Team training.
At the Northrop Grumman facility in Maryland, engineers perform a 30-second static hot-fire test on the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System Altitude Control Motor. The piece helps stays with Orion from liftoff to splashdown and it prepares for a Moon mission in the coming years.
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