Santa makes a Christmas wish come true for someone dreaming of playing with an F-16 this holiday season.
A B-1B Lancer takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
Senior Airman Justin Tamayo monitors incoming combat aircraft during a joint live-fire exercise at a regional range in Southwest Asia.
A KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuels a C-130J Super Hercules during the Emerald Warrior exercise at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Three F-15C Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing prepare to return to their simulated air combat portion of the Arctic Challenge exercise over Norway.
Staff Sgt. Quenton Bailey inputs the location of a downed aircraft point during a continuation training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif.
During early morning operations, 131st Bomb Wing Missouri Air National Guard mantainers service a B-2 Stealth at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
Airman 1st Class Natasha Libby examines the barrels of a Gau-2 mini gun mounted on an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Libby is an aerial gunner assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron.
Senior Airman Nate Hall conducts a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Hall is an aircraft maintainer deployed to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
Senior Airman Matthew Crow talks with pilots in a B-1B Lancer during pre-flight communications before taking part in a Green Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., drops a AGM-65 Maverick during a close-air support training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Staff Sgt. Michelle Charlie waits for a reporting statement from Drew Hagen during drill training at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
The F-35 Integrated Test Force is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references.
F-16 Fighting Falcons demonstrate an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea.
Firefighters from the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron extinguish a fire during a fire training exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
Air Force Academy cadets form up while attempting to break the largest formation collegiate record over Gila Bend, Ariz.
Minotaur IV rocket makes an arc as it is launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Minotaur IV launched the Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite, a satellite that can detect and track orbiting space objects from space.
New York Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawks prepare to conduct aerial refueling operations with a HC-130J Combat King II during exercise Angel Thunder at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
Senior Airman Bethany Lamb and Tech. Sgt. Travis Wheeler load an inert missile onto a MQ-1 Predator during the load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pitches out while popping flares.
A U.S. Airman marshals a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Patriot Hook 2013 at Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Los Alamitos, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Nathan Vogel and Senior Airman Zack Asmus are hoisted out of the water during a water rescue training scenario off the coast of Torii Station, Japan.
Maj. Johnathan Zito with the 15th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. , pulls his C-17 Globmaster III in behind a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive fuel off Florida's east coast.
Capt. Blaine Jones takes off in Thunderbird 6 during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Expo. Jones is an opposing solo pilot with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron.
Maj. Aaron Lawson, of Special Operations Command Pacific, jumps from a C-17 Globemaster III near Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam-Hawaii.
The crew of a C-130 Hercules prepares for a flight in Alexandria, La., in support of Joint Readiness Training Center aeromedical evacuation training.
Crew chiefs perform maintenance checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team practices a new routine on the drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.