Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, the commander of the 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron, conducts a preflight munitions check on his A-10 Thunderbolt II at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, July 11, 2017. Rudolphi has played a dual role in Operation Inherent Resolve, serving as a squadron commander and flying A-10s in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria with the 477th Air Expeditionary Group.
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey, July 28, 2017 — The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit. As the target approaches, nervousness builds deep within his core and his heart races at extraordinary speeds.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017: Approximately 2,100 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana will deploy to Iraq in fall 2017.
This is a regular rotation of forces where soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will replace the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 24, 2017 — The Montana Air National Guard's 219th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer senior enlisted leader, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Furr, and his son, Airman 1st Class Austin Furr, deployed together the first time in June.
The father-son duo serve together as members of the Montana Air National Guard's 219th RHS, which deployed to Slovenia to do construction work in preparation for exercise Immediate Response, scheduled to take place later this year.
Jumpmasters Keep it in the Family
Army Sgt. Angel Durkee, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, practices leaning outside of a simulated aircraft door, May 19, 2017, during a static-line jumpmaster course at Fort Carson, Colo. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Reinier
By Army Staff Sgt. William Reinier, 10th Special Forces Group
FORT CARSON, Colo., June 19, 2017 — When Daniel and Angel Durkee first met, they were in high school chemistry class in Canyon Lake, California, and the reaction was immediate. They started dating, but their bond would be tested as Daniel, a year older, graduated, joined the Army, and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.