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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Benjamin Shipley, 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CM Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for flight atop his aircraft at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 16, 2017. Shooters launch first Rapid Ready Weasel exercise
On a cold autumn morning, F-16CM Fighting Falcon maintainers scramble to put on gas masks and look over their wingmen for potential leaks in mission oriented protective posture gear, which could compromise the clothing’s ability to deter the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon piloted by Capt. John Waters, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, soars over Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., during a practice demonstration, Jan. 12, 2017. The mission of the team is to inspire the future generation of pilots and maintainers through their combat demonstration of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom) F-16 Viper Demonstration Team prepares for upcoming season
As preparations begin across the globe for the 2017 air show season, an elite team of Airmen assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina are hard at work getting ready for their new year debut.
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