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Colombian Air Force supports US Navy Growlers for premier air-to-air combat training exercise 'Red Flag'

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 taxies during Red Flag 19-2 on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., with the Las Vegas skyline in the background March 14, 2019. This is the Colombian Air Force’s third time participating in a Red Flag exercise. They previously participated in 2012 and 2018 with their Kfir fighter jets and MMTT Jupiter 767. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air-to-air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness, partnership and integration for expeditionary operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 pilot, looks at the wings of the aircraft while taxing prior to a mission during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 15, 2019. This is the Colombian Air Force’s third time participating in a Red Flag exercise. They previously participated in 2012 and 2018 with their Kfir fighter jets and MMTT Jupiter 767. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air-to-air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness, partnership and integration for expeditionary operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 crew chief, communicates to pilots while preparing for an air-to-air refueling over Nevada with U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers during Red Flag 19-2, March 15, 2019. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 is the only aircraft capable of conducting air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to the availability of different air-to-air refueling systems for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

Colombian Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ivan Londoño, inspects a Colombian 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter prior to a flight during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2019. The Colombian Air Force is supporting a refueling mission for Red Flag 19-2, their 767 MMTT Jupiter is refueling U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers from the Electronic Attack Squadron 134 (VAQ-134). (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 pilots, prepare for flight during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 15, 2019. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air-to-air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness, partnership and integration for expeditionary operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

A Colombian 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter aircraft starts its engine prior to flight while a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk flies behind during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2019. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air combat exercise focused on readiness, partnering and integrating expeditionary wing strike operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 mechanic checks tire pressure on the aircraft during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 13, 2019. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air-to-air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness, partnership and integration for expeditionary operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler from the Electronic Attack Squadron 134, from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., is parked on the flightline prior to a mission during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 14, 2019. The Growlers conducted air-to-air refueling missions with the Colombian Air Force during the exercise. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 was the only aircraft capable of conducting air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to the compatibility of different air-to-air refueling systems available for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2

U.S. Navy sailors prepare a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler for a training mission during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 14, 2019. The Growlers conducted air-to-air refueling missions with the Colombian Air Force for the exercise. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 was the only aircraft capable of conducting air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to the different air- to-air refueling systems available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force crew chief, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a Colombian 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2019. The Colombian Air Force is supporting a refueling mission for Red Flag 19-2, their 767 MMTT Jupiter is refueling U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers from the Electronic Attack Squadron 134 (VAQ-134). (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 crew chief, communicates to pilots while preparing for an air-to-air refueling over Nevada with U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers during Red Flag 19-2, March 15, 2019. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 is the only aircraft capable of conducting air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to the availability of different air-to-air refueling systems for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 pilot, communicates over his headset while preparing for a flight during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 15, 2019. This is the Colombian Air Force’s third time participating in a Red Flag exercise. The Colombian Air Force previously participated in 2012 and 2018 with their Kfir fighter jets and MMTT Jupiter 767. This is the first Red Flag exercise the MMTT Jupiter 767 is participating to solely refuel U.S. aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 crew chief communicates with the aircraft maintenance crew after directing the aircraft commander to park the aircraft during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 14, 2019. This is the Colombian Air Force’s third time participating in a Red Flag exercise. They previously participated in 2012 and 2018 with their Kfir fighter jets and MMTT Jupiter 767. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air-to-air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness, partnership and integration for expeditionary operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 is parked on the flightline during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., with the Las Vegas skyline in the background March 14, 2019. Red Flag 19-2 has a diversity of participants from around the globe to include Colombia, Belgium, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and U.S. joint forces. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 conducted day and night refueling missions exclusively with the U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers from the Electronic Attack quadron 134. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 taxies during Red Flag 19-2 on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., with the Las Vegas skyline in the background March 14, 2019. The Colombian Air Force solely refueled the U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers during the exercise. The U.S Air Force’s refueling aircraft participating in Red Flag 19-2 were boom operated air-to-air refueling systems and the Growlers utilize a drogue air-to-air refueling system, which the Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 provides. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter crew board the aircraft prior to a flight during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2019. The Colombian Air Force is supporting a refueling mission for Red Flag 19-2, their 767 MMTT Jupiter is refueling U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers from the Electronic Attack Squadron 134 (VAQ-134). (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter crew chief is interviewed by Colombian Air Force Maj. Marin, Public Affairs officer during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2019. There are 24 units with six from partner nation air forces participating in Red Flag 19-2. This is the third time the Colombian Air Force has participated in a Red Flag exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Colombian Air Force participates in Red Flag 19-2
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Colombian Air Force 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter crew maintenance personnel inspect the aircraft prior to a flight during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2019. Red Flag is America’s premier integration air combat exercise focused on readiness, partnering and integrating expeditionary wing strike operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.--The Colombian Air Force is supporting the U.S. Navy during the U.S. Air Force-led air-to-air combat exercise Red Flag 19-2 March 11-22, 2019.

The Colombian Air Force brought their Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 to refuel the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growlers for the duration of the exercise. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 is the only aircraft capable to conduct air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to different air-to-air refueling systems available for the exercise.

The U.S Air Force’s refueling aircraft participating in Red Flag 19-2 are boom-operated air-to-air refueling systems and the Growlers utilize a drogue air-to-air refueling system, which the Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 provides.

“We’re an expeditionary Growler squadron so that means we’re land-based, so most of my pilots’ experience is based off tanking off of other F-18s or Air Force assets. In certain theaters of operation that may not always be the case,” said U.S. Navy Cmdr. Chris Nesset, Electronic Attack Squadron 134, commander. “So the ability to operate with a partner country in a training environment and go slow using a different tanking platform to get that experience prior to any real world operations is fantastic.”

Red Flag is America’s premier integration air-to-air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness, partnership and integration for expeditionary operations.

“After last year’s [Red Flag 18-3] exercise our leadership decided to stay close by inviting the Colombians back as soon as we could,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Mathes, 414 Combat Training Squadron commander. “The most feasible way to do that was with the tanker visit based on the other forces being engaged in ongoing operations.”

Red Flag 19-2 has a diversity of participants from around the globe to include Colombia, Belgium, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and U.S. joint forces. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 is conducting day and night refueling missions exclusively with the U.S. Navy Growlers.

Colombian Air Force Col. Kerly Sanchez, Colombian Air Force Red Flag delegation commander expressed excitement in participating in Red Flag by saying that it’s important for the Colombian Air Force to maintain consistent training with NATO partners to increase interoperability and continue to be a good partner to their allies. Colombia is the first and only Latin American country that is a NATO Global Partner.

“NATO is one of many partnerships that we support,” Mathes said. “While not directly involved, the fact that we’ve already built training expectations and interoperability here allows us to stand up coalitions when called because we can’t really predict when and where we will fight next.”

This is the Colombian Air Force’s third time participating in a Red Flag exercise. They previously participated in 2012 and 2018 with their Kfir fighter jets and MMTT Jupiter 767. This is the first Red Flag exercise the MMTT Jupiter 767 is participating to solely refuel U.S. aircraft.

“We’re ready to support these type of exercises, and any other time we can support our partner nations in this capacity,” Sanchez said.

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Check out photos from a recent meeting between the Fuerza Aérea De Chile and 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio as they continued their work together as part of the State Partnership Program. Colonel Juan Jose Iglesis, Chilean Air Force Foreign Liaison Officer, joined with Colonel Adam Mercier, 12th Air Force Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander, to discuss the program with 149th Fighter Wing personnel last week.
The AF Reserve Hurricane Hunters are in Curacao! The Air Force Reserve Command's WC-130J is on display and will offer an opportunity to learn how scientists collect hurricane information. The The NOAA WP-3D aircraft, used for both hurricane forecasting and research, will be on display as well!
Today we raise our goblets to a true U.S. Air Force legend. Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, has passed away at the age of 103. As a Lieutenant, Cole was the Co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle during the infamous Doolittle Raid. In honor of him we remember how the Doolittle Raiders contributed to our proud heritage. Twelfth Air Force was created during the U.S. buildup of forces for World War II, by the Army Air Forces. The numbered air force activated on August 20, 1942. Brigadier General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, became its commander later that year. He was fresh off the historic Doolittle Raid, the surprise bombing of Tokyo, Japan, in April 1942. The recently promoted general officer worked to establish a fighting force capable of opening up another, this time, southern front in the European Theater.
Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander Maj. Gen. Croft and Twelfth Air Force, Air Forces Southern, Command Chief Master Sergeant Chief Storms, recently met with United States Air Force Airmen that are supporting the Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.🤝
Here's a quick look into the Chilean Air Force's F-16 block 50!
Approximately 130 volunteers from Soto Cano Air Base participated in #ChapelHike78 during the weekend, carrying donations for a community of La Paz. The donations included 6,000 pounds of food to 200 families in Concepción de Soluteca!
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🇺🇲United States Air Force Weather Airmen in🇭🇳 Honduras explain the how a weather balloon 🎈release works and how the information collected is shared with agencies across the🌎 world to include the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center 🌀
Congratulations to the #RPA community on their 4 millions flight hours!🎉
🇭🇳🇺🇲 Firefighters 👨‍🚒 from Joint Task Force-Bravo aiding local Honduran firefighters to put out a wildfire🔥 last week #EnduringPromise
🇺🇸🇨🇴We are honored to have the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana Commander of the Colombian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ramsés Rueda Rueda visiting 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Headquarters.
Colombian Air Force supports US Navy Growlers for premier air-to-air combat training exercise ‘Red Flag’
Wow! The 🇨🇴Fuerza Aérea Colombiana Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 conducts air-to-air refueling with a 🇺🇲U.S. Navy EA-18 #Growler Electronic Attack Squadron 134 Garudas during United States Air Force led #RedFlag 🚩19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base!
🇨🇴🇺🇸Fuerza Aérea Colombiana train with U.S. Navy ⚓️during 🚩#RedFlag 19-2! The Colombian Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 ✈️ is conducting day☀️and night 🌖 refueling missions with EA-18 #Growlers from the Electronic Attack Squadron 134 Garudas! These missions are increase interoperability between the U.S. and Colombia. 🤝 #EnduringPromise #PromesaDuradera Embajada de los Estados Unidos Colombia U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
#EnduringPromise 🇨🇴🇺🇸#SOUTHCOM Military Deputy Commander U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Plehn traveled to #Colombia to meet with security leaders to strengthen the U.S.-Colombia bilateral security relationship and to deepen understanding of the rapidly changing security situation in Colombia. 🤝 Lt. Gen. Plehn met with Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of Colombian Military Forces, to discuss U.S.-Colombia defense cooperation.
🇨🇴🇺🇸The Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana is training with U.S. joint forces and five Partner Nation Air Forces at Nellis Air Force Base for 🚩 #RedFlag 19-2! This is Colombia's third time participating in this exercise ✈️Training events like this build an enduring commitment between U.S. and Partner Nations Air Forces. 🤝🤝 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Embajada de los Estados Unidos Colombia
RT @Southcom: #SOUTHCOM's & @AFSOUTH's training exercise #NewHorizons19, kicks off in #Guyana, next month. The 3-month event will train U.S…
RT @jtfbravo: #Guatemala #Honduras #ElSalvador #CostaRica #Belize and @AFSOUTH firefighters participate in an obstacle course challenge dur…
Today we raise our goblets to a true U.S. Air Force legend. Retired #USAF Lieutenant Colonel Richard “Dick” Cole, t… https://t.co/bdIQdwPHgU
RT @jtfbravo: Major General Croft @AFSOUTH CDR conducted a Town Hall at Soto Cano to meet with our @usairforce personnel and JTF-Bravo key…
RT @jtfbravo: #612ABS personnel assisted the Honduran Fire Department in fighting a large wildlife in the Comayagua mountains earlier today…
🇺🇸🇨🇴We are honored to have Commander of the @FuerzaAereaCol Maj. Gen. Ramsés Rueda Rueda visiting 12th Air Force (… https://t.co/ixdpM9nwOX
RT @FuerzaAereaCol: Finalizó el ejercicio #RedFlag 19-2 en la @NellisAFB #EstadosUnidos donde la @FuerzaAereaCol participó junto a 21 escua…
🇨🇴🇺🇸Wow! The @FuerzaAereaCol Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 conducts air-to-air refueling with a… https://t.co/sOV4qBSFp2
RT @Southcom: #SOUTHCOM Military Dep. Commander @USAirForce Lt. Gen. Michael Plehn met today w/ Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jimén…
RT @NellisAFB: Colombian Air Force taking to the sky to refuel Blue Force fighters for #RedFlag 19-2! #FightsOn #NellisAFB #AimHigh https:/…
🇨🇴The @FuerzaAereaCol is training with 🇺🇸U.S. joint forces and 5 Partner Nation Air Forces at @NellisAFB for🚩… https://t.co/jymiF93okY
RT @Southcom: The U.S. today is airlifting more humanitarian aid, including medical supplies, to help the people of #Venezuela. In cooperat…
RT @USAIDMarkGreen: WHEELS UP 🛫! The U.S. is airlifting more assistance to help the people of #Venezuela. Water treatment units & other sup…
RT @Southcom: Humanitarian Aid for #Venezuela: Additional @USAirForce C-17 flying #humanitarian aid from Miami to Cúcuta, Colombia today. @…
RT @theOFDA: LIVE NOW: Relief supplies from @USAID just landed in Cucuta, Colombia to help tens of thousands of people affected by the #Ven
RT @Southcom: 1st of 3 @USAirForce C-17s flying #humanitarian aid from Miami to Cúcuta, Colombia, takes off from @Homestead_ARB. @StateDept
Take a look at the first @usairforce C-17 heading to Colombia to bring aid. https://t.co/laR4brP2Wl
RT @Southcom: #SOUTHCOM Cdr Adm. Craig Faller in #Brazil to meet w/ defense leaders & discuss cooperation. Brazil & U.S. have a robust part…
RT @USAmbNicaragua: Muy orgulloso de poder recibir este camión de bomberos donado a #Nicaragua por el pueblo estadounidense y transportado…
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits 12th Air Force: https://t.co/m9W46fQzWq via @YouTube