Navy E-6B Takeoff
230418-F-PG806-0122.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. - Naval Aviators assigned to the U.S. Navy's Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR (VQ-4), operate an E-6B Mercury during takeoff for an Operational Test Launch out of Vandenberg Space Force Base, April 18, 2023. The E-6B is a dual-mission aircraft capable of fulfilling either the TACAMO mission or the airborne strategic command post mission and is equipped with an airborne launch control system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Codie Trimble)


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