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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from a Coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, June 26, 2018. The C-17 mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Izabella Sullivan) June airpower highlights: Afghan ceasefire, op roundup in Iraq and Syria
U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary today, highlighting U.S. and coalition airpower operations in June 2018 in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.
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2018
US, Italian air forces, NATO work together for exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8 US, Italian air forces, NATO work together for exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8
More than 80 service members, civilians and contractors from U.S. Air Forces in Europe, the Italian air force and NATO participated in exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8, July 17 – 20, 2018, from three locations in Germany and Italy.
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2018
Two U.S. Air Force  F-15 Eagles fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, May 5, 2018. The 340th EARS is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Group and supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan AFCENT Airmen Kept Pressure on Taliban, ISIS in May
U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary June 18th, highlighting U.S. and coalition airpower operations in May, 2018, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
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2018
N/A Monument dedication honors JB Andrews namesake
Officials unveiled a memorial monument May 3, 2018 dedicated to Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews and crew members of the B-24 Liberator, also known as “Hot Stuff,” which crashed on nearby Mount Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 75 years ago.
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2018
NATO provides "eye in the sky" during RED FLAG NATO provides "eye in the sky" for Red Flag
The air war is underway at Red Flag-Alaska 18-1. But fifty miles southwest and ten thousand feet above the dog fighting, a NATO E-3A Component jet circles in its flight pattern, soaking up signals and squawks about the fluid battle space below and providing friendly forces a watchful "eye in the sky" that extends in every direction for hundreds of miles.
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2018
Air crews from the 80TH Flying Training Wing practice maneuvers during pilot training in T-38 Talon aircrafts on May 14, 2014 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Pilots practice take offs, landing, touch and goes and tactical formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Danny Webb/Released) Air Force, NATO works to address pilot shortage
The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats.
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2018
80th OSS Sheppard AFB has busiest joint-use airfield in AF
The airfield at Sheppard Air Force Base has long been among the busiest in the Air Force as U.S. and NATO partner students train to become combat pilots.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 12
On this look around the Air Force, Iraqi maintenance airmen are certified, the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron passes the reins of NATO’s Baltic air policing mission and the 20th Air Force commander is confirmed by the Senate. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Robert Kingery.
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2018
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West was awarded the Silver Star Medal Dec. 15, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Finding the way: Special tactics chief awarded Silver Star
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, 24th Special Operations Wing special tactics operator, utilized 58 coalition aircraft delivering 24,000 pounds of munitions, turning the tide of battle, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
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2017
An Afghan Air Force leader meets with Special Tactics Airmen from the Air Force Special Operations Command to discuss plans to increase airpower at airfields in Faryab province, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2017. The Special Tactics airmen ensure access to traditional airfields and field landing strips to increase the operational reach of coalition and Afghan aircraft for reconnaissance, troop delivery, and strategic air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Doug Ellis) Special Tactics Airmen survey airfields to gain an operational advantage
Special Tactics Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command conducted multiple airfield surveys with their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Faryab province this week. Airfield surveys are executed prior to the arrival of special operations and conventional aircraft to traditional airfields and field landing strips.
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2017
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani passes in review of Afghan National Security and Defense Force honor guard Oct. 7, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Ghani ceremonially cut the ribbon officiating the arrival of the first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to the Afghan Air Force fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Afghan president welcomes first Afghan AF Black Hawks
The first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters arrived at Kandahar Airfield Oct. 7, 2017, welcomed by top Afghan and Resolute Support officials. Led by President Ashraf Ghani, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the landmark progress of the Afghan Air Force’s modernization effort and inaugurated the helicopter into their fleet.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF senior leaders visit Arctic
Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and major commands visited multiple locations in the Arctic region Sept. 7-13, 2017, to better understand the challenges of operating in the region.
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2017
U.S. Air Force C-130J pilots from the 37th Airlift Squadron, (right and center), along with one Romanian Air Force pilot, walk back to their units after conducting a training flight at Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 29, 2017. US, Romanian militaries contiune partnerships
U.S. and Romanian military members concluded a two-week bilateral training exercise on Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 31, 2017.
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2017
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., prepare to land a KC-135R Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2017. In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve and augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here July 1-29, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe
In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker mid-air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29, 2017.
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2017
Greg Gangnuss, a civil engineer who worked as a senior environmental adviser to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, is shown in the field during his March 2015 to April 2016 deployment to Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo) Real Airmen, real stories of courage, heroism inspire at Magazine Day
Col. Laurel Burkel has no recollection of her first meeting with Air Force civil engineer Greg Gangnuss. But some 20 months after a British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crash at the NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan claimed the lives of five coalition members, injured five others and nearly decapitated her, Burkel finally met, in person, the man who helped save her life.
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2017
U.S. Marine Corps and Polish military members operate an M1 Abrams and PT-91 TWARDY tank for a military operation demonstration during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. The demonstration took place to showcase the countries’ combined efforts to U.S. and NATO distinguished visitors. Saber Strike 17 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening capabilities and fostering trust between partner nations. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17
Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24.The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.
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2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands on the flightline at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 regularly conducts strategic bomber missions that demonstrate the credibility of the bomber forces to address a global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive in UK
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9, 2017, to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, along with approximately 800 Airmen, are currently supporting exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations in the U.S. European Theater.
0 6/09
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the fiscal year 2018 budget, the Aviation Bonus Program, and an upcoming Air Force fighter jet deployment to Europe during an Air Force Association breakfast event, June 5, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Strategic bombers, Airmen deploy to United Kingdom
B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and about 800 Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford to support a number of exercises with joint partners, and U.K. and NATO allies.
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2017
F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi down the runway April 21, 2017, at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Programme. TLP is an annual NATO Mission Commander’s School training program designed to provide joint tactical training with NATO allies to increase NATO coordination and strengthen combined air operations. This type of training is an opportunity for Hill’s active duty and Reserve Airmen to hone their operational and tactical leadership skills with allied air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs) Hill F-16s train in NATO exercise
Eight F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th FW from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are currently at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the NATO Tactical Leadership Program through May 19, 2017.
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