2023 Anatolian Eagle

NARRATIVE & IMAGES BY MARK ROURKE Anatolian Eagle 2023 Konya air base in Central Turkey almost always reverberates to the sound of fast jets as it is home to the 3rd Air Wing. The 3rd Air Wing after all has 132 Filo and its General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons sharing the airspace with the iconic…

2021 Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Think of the 168th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) of the 168th Wing of the Alaska Air National Guard (AKANG) as the last gas station of the last frontier. With a fleet of nine KC-135R Stratotankers, the 168th ARS serves not only the guard units but also the active-duty Air Force units as well as any allied nation’s units as they transit to and from the Indo-Pacific and Arctic regions.