Calling in Support
Canadian special operations regiment members call in close-air support from their U.S. Air Force allies during Emerald Warrior 2013 April 26, 2013, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The primary purpose of Emerald Warrior is to exercise special operations components in urban and irregular warfare settings to support combatant commanders.
Space Shuttle Discovery Take Off
Take off of Space Shuttle Discovery with the STS-131 crew on board April 5, 2010. The crew is travelling to the International Space Station.
Operation Desert Shield: Eagle Aircraft Take Off for Saudi Arabia
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft from the 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron takeoff on deployment to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield.
Falcon Fighter Preps for Take Off
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron prepares for take-off from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2011, in support of Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey Dawn.
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