Ran into a few of our multi-service brethren at various locales on my flight out west. These first two were in Amarillo, TX. F-18F Super Hornet. Unsure if it's a Squid or Jarhead version, as it wasn't marked and the crew was off being good aviators (eating lunch). My guess would be the latter, though. Behind is a USMC CV-22 Osprey. Loudest thing on the planet. Incidentally, the Bell Textron final assembly and test plant is at Amarillo, so there are always CV-22s in the pattern. This particular one was a fleet model, and the crew was waiting because it was broken. AH-1W Cobra. Bell also builds the Cobra and Huey line at Amarillo, so it's not rare for them to show up. Two old snakes rolled in while we were pre-flighting. You can see the tail of an Air Force T-38 Talon. This is in Fayetteville, AR. There was a military air show going on and Coast Guard HC-144 stopped in to do a static display. A rare sight indeed. It was the first time I've ever seen a USCG aircraft besides a Dauphin. There was plenty of other hardware there, both old and new. Keep your eyes open at regional airports. Military aircraft frequently stop in to refeul.