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A history of air showsA history of air shows
A history of air shows

Children scramble to get an up-close view of the cockpit of a B-25 Mitchell during the open house held on Armed Forces Day at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 15, 1954. The B-25, a twin-engine medium bomber, was famous for its use in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 1942. (Photo courtesy of 20th Fighter Wing historian)
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Posted: 2/23/2016

The F-16 Fighting Falcon: Then and NowThe F-16 Fighting Falcon: Then and Now
The F-16 Fighting Falcon: Then and Now

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing welcome one of the first three F-16A Fighting Falcons to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 26, 1982. The F-16 is a compact, highly-maneuverable fighter aircraft designed for air-to-air and air-to-surface attack, and has been in use by the U.S. Air Force for more than 40 years. (Photo by Norman E. Taylor courtesy of 20th Fighter Wing historian)
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Posted: 2/9/2016

Rapid refueling keeps jets in the skyRapid refueling keeps jets in the sky
Rapid refueling keeps jets in the sky

U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcons participate in hot-pit refueling at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. Airmen routinely practice hot pits to prepare for combat scenarios where aircraft need to quickly re-fuel to return to the sky. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 1/29/2016

Rapid refueling keeps jets in the skyRapid refueling keeps jets in the sky
Rapid refueling keeps jets in the sky

A U.S. Airman holds a fuel trigger while hot-pit refueling an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. Throughout the combat refueling method known as hot pits, approximately 1,200 gallons of jet fuel is transferred into the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 1/29/2016

Rapid refueling keeps jets in the skyRapid refueling keeps jets in the sky
Rapid refueling keeps jets in the sky

A 20th Fighter Wing F-16CM Fighting Falcon pilot waits in the cockpit while being hot-pit refueled at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. Hot-pit refueling, a procedure used to rapidly refuel aircraft during combat situations, typically takes between 10 and 15 minutes before the aircraft returns to the sky. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 1/29/2016

Rapid refueling keeps jets in the skyRapid refueling keeps jets in the sky
Rapid refueling keeps jets in the sky

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Keagan Arledge, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels apprentice, pulls a fuel hose during hot-pit refueling at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. The fuel hose is pulled from a nearby R-11 refueling truck that can carry up to 6,000 pounds of jet fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 1/29/2016

Rapid refueling keeps jets in the skyRapid refueling keeps jets in the sky
Rapid refueling keeps jets in the sky

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Cano-Mejia, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer, signals an F-16CM Fighting Falcon to stop in preparation to be hot-pit refueled at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. Before entering the fueling station, Airmen conduct a cursory check to inspect the jet before connecting the fuel hose. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 1/29/2016

Rapid refueling keeps jets in the skyRapid refueling keeps jets in the sky
Rapid refueling keeps jets in the sky

A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon is parked on the flight line while the pilot waits to be hot-pit refueled at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. When participating in hot-pit refueling, pilots park their jets near the fuel trucks and wait to be signaled in to their refueling spot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 1/29/2016

Shaw Air Expo headliner thunders over skyShaw Air Expo headliner thunders over sky
Shaw Air Expo headliner thunders over sky

The Thunderbirds Diamond formation performs the echelon pass in review maneuver during the Joint Base San Antonio Air Show, Oct. 31, 2015, at JBSA, TX. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell)
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Posted: 12/9/2015

Night flying prepares 20th FW pilotsNight flying prepares 20th FW pilots
Night flying prepares 20th FW pilots

An F-16CM Fighting Falcon approaches a runway as it prepares for landing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 31, 2015. The 20th Fighter Wing pilots were participating in night flying, a series of training flights that better prepare them for nighttime combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 8/6/2015

Night flying prepares 20th FW pilotsNight flying prepares 20th FW pilots
Night flying prepares 20th FW pilots

F-16CM Fighting Falcons assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sit on the runway at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 31, 2015. While participating in night flying training, the jets waited in line to be hot pit refueled, a rapid method of refueling that enables the aircraft to receive fuel while the engine is still running. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 8/6/2015

Night flying prepares 20th FW pilotsNight flying prepares 20th FW pilots
Night flying prepares 20th FW pilots

F-16CM Fighting Falcons assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sit on the runway at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 31, 2015. While participating in night flying training, the jets waited in line to be hot pit refueled, a rapid method of refueling that enables the aircraft to receive fuel while the engine is still running. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham/Released)
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Posted: 8/6/2015

    

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