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Captivating Images of US Military Aircraft at Night

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US Military Aircraft at Night Images - A-10C Thunderbolt II sitting on the flight line
A 357th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II sits on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 24, 2015. The 357th FS trains A-10 pilots to plan, coordinate, execute, and control day and night close air support, battlefield surveillance, and reconnaissance in support of friendly ground forces.
Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers, U.S. Air Force

A 357th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II sits on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. These US Military Aircraft Night Images were photographed by military veterans and service members.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - AC-130U Spooky aerial refueling
A U.S. Air Force AC-130U Spooky with the 4th Special Operations Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, for refueling during a training sortie in support of Emerald Warrior 17 March 7, 2017. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict.
Senior Airman Ashley Williams, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force AC-130U Spooky with the 4th Special Operations Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, for refueling during a training sortie in support of Emerald Warrior.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - E-3 Sentry under repair
A 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew repairs an E-3 Sentry engine at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Jan. 12, 2017. “This is a huge effort,” 380 EAMXS section chief Master Sgt. Gary said. “Changing an engine is an 18-hour job and these guys usually knock it out in about 12-16 hours.” During CJTF-OIR the E-3 Sentry has provided a real-time picture of the battle space for multi-national Coalition aircraft working to weaken and destroy Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant operations in the Middle East region and around the world.
Senior Airman Tyler Woodward, U.S. Air Force

A 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew repairs an E-3 Sentry engine at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. If you’re enjoying these images of US military aircraft at night please consider sharing so others can easily find and enjoy them as well.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - B-1B Lancer on the flight path
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, sit at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam before it conducts a sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean F-15 and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets, July 7. The mission is in response to a series of increasingly escalatory action by North Korea, including a launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3.
Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, sit at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. These US Military Aircraft Night Images were photographed by military veterans and service members. 

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-15 Eagle taking off
An F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off from the runway Feb. 7, 2017, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 44th FS and 67th FS are the only F-15 units in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations.
Senior Airman Nick Emerick, U.S. Air Force

An F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off from the runway.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-15 Eagle preparing to take off
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing prepares to fly a night sortie as part of the Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 5, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air Guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty assignment.
Master Sgt. John Hughel, U.S. Air National Guard

An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing prepares to fly a night sortie as part of the Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. If you’re enjoying these images of US military aircraft at night please consider sharing so others can easily find and enjoy them as well.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-15E Strike Eagle aerial refueling
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 23, 2017. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities as it supports U.S. and coalition forces as they work to liberate territory and people under the control of ISIS.
Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-15E Strike Eagle taking off
A U.S. Air Force 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 15, 2017. The 492nd trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight.
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-16 Fighting Falcon preparing for a flight
A U.S. Air National Guard, F-16 Fighting Falcon at the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, OK, is prepped for night flying, January 11, 2016, while a full moon rises in the night sky.
Tech. Sgt. Drew A. Egnoske, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air National Guard, F-16 Fighting Falcon at the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, OK, is prepped for night flying. Enjoy more F-16 Fighting Falcon images here and also see these interesting facts about the F-16.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-22A Raptor resting on the flight line
An F-22A Raptor with the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron rests on the flight line after flying in support of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 3, 2017. The 27 EFS, currently deployed with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, will celebrate its centennial May 8, 2017. This squadron is one of the oldest and most famous fighter squadrons in American history and carries on its long legacy of airpower in the fight against ISIS.
Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden, U.S. Air Force

An F-22A Raptor with the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron rests on the flight line after flying in support of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. 

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-35A Lightning II on the flight line
An F-35A Lightning II sits on the flightline at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 30, 2016. This marked the first time the U.S. Air Force's newest, multi-role, 5th generation fighter touched down on UK soil.
Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton, U.S. Air Force

An F-35A Lightning II sits on the flightline at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-35A Lightning II sitting on the flight line
An F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sits on the flightline at Nellis AFB, Nev., during Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 24, 2017. This is the first-time F-35A crews are participating in Red Flag, the U.S. Air Force’s premiere air-to-air combat training exercise.
Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard, U.S. Air Force

An F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sits on the flightline at Nellis AFB, Nev.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - KC-135 Stratotanker preparing to aerial refuel
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron prepares to conduct aerial refueling with an E-3 Sentry from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron March 28, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The 909th ARS provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater.
Senior Airman John Linzmeier, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron prepares to conduct aerial refueling with an E-3 Sentry from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron. These US Military Aircraft Night Images were photographed by military veterans and service members.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - RC-135 Rivet Joint standing on the flight line
An RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft from the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, stands on the flightline after returning from a mission on Jan. 5, in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft provides near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.
Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia, U.S. Air Force

An RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft from the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, stands on the flightline after returning from a mission.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - CH-47 Chinook preparing for deployment
Members from the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade tear down a CH-47 Chinook at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouiti in preparation for redeployment, Jan. 26th, 2017. The 82d CAB rapidly deploys in support of the Global Response Force to conduct decisive aviation operations worldwide. Enabling the ground force commander with air assualt, air movement, attack, recon and medevac capabilities.
Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia, U.S. Air Force

Members from the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade tear down a CH-47 Chinook at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouiti in preparation for redeployment.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - AH-64 Apache sitting under the stars
An AH-64 Apache Helicopter from 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment, North Carolina Army National Guard, sits under the stars in the Mojave Desert May 30, 2017, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. The 25-second exposure was taken with a quarter moon in the night sky, producing enough light to give the landscape a daylight appearance. The Soldiers are conducting combat training to strengthen their individual and combat readiness skills.
Staff Sgt. Tim Morgan, Army National Guard

An AH-64 Apache Helicopter from 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment, North Carolina Army National Guard, sits under the stars in the Mojave Desert.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - EA-6B Prowler pre-flight check-up
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., undergoes pre-flight inspections prior to a Red Flag 15-3 night training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 28, 2015. Night missions play a crucial role in Red Flag exercises, allowing aircrews and maintainers the opportunity to test their skills in challenging low-light conditions.
Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz, U.S. Air Force

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., undergoes pre-flight inspections prior to a Red Flag 15-3 night training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - EA-6B Prowler pre-flight inspection
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., undergoes pre-flight inspections prior to a Red Flag 15-3 night training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 28, 2015. Flying units from around the Department of Defense deploy to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag exercises that are typically held three to four times a year and organized by the 414th Combat Training Squadron.
Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz, U.S. Air Force

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - EA-18G Growler on the flight line
An EA-18G Growler from the 134th Electronic Attack Squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., is parked on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 17-3, July 14, 2017. The Growler is the fourth major variant of the F/A-18 family of aircraft and combines the proven F/A-18F Super Hornet platform with a sophisticated electronic warfare suite.
Senior Airman Dustin Mullen, U.S. Air Force

An EA-18G Growler from the 134th Electronic Attack Squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., is parked on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - FA-18 Hornet with flames in the background
Flames explode behind the U.S. Navy Blue Angels' F/A-18 Hornets during the night portion of the 2014 Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 4. The wall of fire is the last event of the night air show.
Cpl. OWEN KIMBREL, U.S. Marine Corps

Flames explode behind the U.S. Navy Blue AngelsF/A-18 Hornets during the night portion of the 2014 Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - FA-18E Super Hornet launching from the flight deck
A F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting flight deck certifications.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado, U.S. Navy

A F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - FA-18F Super Hornet sitting on the flight deck
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, stands idle on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently underway, conducting tailored ship’s training availability.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Estes, U.S. Navy

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, stands idle on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). 

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - F-35B Lightning II preparing to taxi
An F-35B Lightning II prepares to taxi on the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during night operations May, 22, 2015. The current Marine Corps operational test, scheduled to continue through the end of May, will assess the integration of the F-35B while operating across a wide array of flight and deck operations, maintenance operations and logistical supply chain support in an at-sea environment.
Cpl. Anne K. Henry, U.S. Marine Corps

An F-35B Lightning II prepares to taxi on the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during night operations.

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - AV-8B Harrier II parked on flight deck
AV-8B Harrier II’s parked on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Michael Schwartz, U.S. Navy

AV-8B Harrier II parked on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

US Military Aircraft at Night Images - MV-22B Osprey preparing to take off
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepares for takeoff during Exercise Real Thaw 17 at Beja, Portugal March 9, 2017. Real Thaw 17 is a Portuguese-led, combined force exercise that provides tactical training to multiple participating nations in order to maintain joint readiness and strengthen relationships with NATO Allies.
Sgt. Jessika Braden, U.S. Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepares for takeoff during Exercise Real Thaw 17 at Beja, Portugal. Enjoy more V-22 Osprey images here. If you enjoyed these images of US military aircraft at night please consider sharing so others can easily find and enjoy them as well.