An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Vandenberg aids during exercise Patriot Hook 2019
Capt. Jeffrey Anderson and Capt. Jeremiah Brown, 89th Airlift Squadron pilots, operate a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during exercise Patriot Hook 2019, April 11, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The C-17 is operated by a three-man crew, consisting of a pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster to reduce manpower requirements, risk exposure and long-term operating costs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)