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Airman 1st Class Guor Maker Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes an Airman
After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Douglas N. Spangler, 822nd Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron Security Forces squad leader, speaks to children from a nearby village outside of Air Base 201, Niger, Dec. 11, 2017. Spangler led a 13-member patrol team to find a missing two-year-old girl who was lost for six hours outside of Air Base 201. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Dewberry) Airmen save missing child, sharpen interoperability
Recently, an 822nd Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron Security Forces patrol team collaborated with local military members to rescue a two-year-old girl, after being notified by local villagers that she was lost near Nigerien Air Base 201.
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2018
Thirteen countries gathered at Ramstein to exchange aeromedical tactics, techniques, and procedures to encourage working relationships between the nations during a week-long symposium. Partnership Flight Symposium enhances cooperation between 13 countries
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa hosted the first-ever Partnership Flight Symposium combining both African and European military aeromedical teams at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 16-19, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Oct. 19
On this look around the Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen are awarded the Air Force Cross and Air Medal, and U.S. Air Forces in Europe signs a joint exercise agreement with Nordic Air Chiefs. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Jasmine Vanderheyden.
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2017
Air chiefs attending the 2017 African Air Chiefs Symposium pose for a group photo in Kasane, Botswana on May 16, 2017. The nations in attendance are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Keyna, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisa, Uganda, United States of America and Zambia. A representative from the African Union was also in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Krystal Ardrey) Largest African Air Chiefs Symposium to date kicks off
The seventh annual African Air Chiefs Symposium began in Kasane May 16, 2017. The African Air Chiefs Symposium is an annual forum for air chiefs from across the African continent to come together with the U.S. to discuss important regional and continental issues, and how African air forces can best work together to respond to challenges and create solutions. This year's symposium includes representatives from 29 nations and will focus on the training aspects of force development.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 21
On this look around the Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Academy grad treks to space, the 10th African Partnership Flight kicks off and the 2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success. (Courtesy Photo)  Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy
A former special tactics combat controller responsible for saving dozens of lives at the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993, was laid to rest recently, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success. Nearly 100 friends, family and teammates gathered to honor retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray, a Silver Star recipient, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Dec. 30, who passed away Oct. 24 at 49 years old.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 16
On this look around the Air Force the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet reaches the 1 million flight hour milestone and Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa teamed up with 12 African countries for African Partnership Flight in Ghana.
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2016
82nd Airborne Division and French paratroopers prepare to conduct a static-line jump from a 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III June 22, 2016, near Libreville, Gabon Africa during exercise Central Accord 2016. U.S. Army Africa's exercise Central Accord 2016 is an annual, combined, joint military exercise that brings together partner nations to practice and demonstrate proficiency in conducting peacekeeping operation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon) Teamwork, airlift keys to success of exercise in Gabon
Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, participated in Central Accord 2016, a joint military exercise with nearly 1,000 participants from 14 countries, which took place on the western coast of Africa June 10-24.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Maj. Todd Tyler, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, African Partnership Flight Kenya mission commander, speaks with Kenyan and Ugandan Defense Forces at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 20, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released) Kenyan, Ugandan troops learn combat rescue tactics from Airmen
The first African Partnership Flight in Kenya officially began its mission following opening ceremonies at Laikipia Air Base June 21.
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2016
Airmen from the 205th Engineering Installation Squadron, out of Oklahoma City, install a new AN/GPN-27 Airport Surveillance Radar System tower June 4, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. With coordination between the 205th EIS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and the U.S. Navy, the new radar will increase air traffic control capabilities and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault) Camp Lemonnier to increase air traffic safety with new radar system
The Air Force began construction on a new AN/GPN-27 Airport Surveillance Radar System tower and shelter on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in May, with plans for it to be fully operational by August.
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2016
Senior Airman Colby Fahrenbacher, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band member, salutes the name of his great-uncle at the North African American Cemetery in Tunisia, May 30, 2016. Fahrenbacher's great-uncle, Tech. Sgt. Merle Noffsinger was a B-24 gunner and bombardier who was shot down May 1, 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Will McCrary/Released). USAFE band member discovers family history on Memorial Day
Senior Airman Colby Fahrenbacher, a tuba player in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, grew up hearing stories about his great-uncle Merle Noffsinger, who served with the Army Air Force. Fahrenbacher's great-uncle, Tech. Sgt. Merle Noffsinger, was a gunner and bombardier on the B-24 Liberator, and he was shot down May 1, 1943, during a mission over the Mediterranean Sea .
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2016
Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa commander, greets African Air Chiefs during an African Air Chiefs Symposium May 9, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Leaders from African countries met for the symposium to form bonds and working relationships while discussing topics pertinent to the future of their countries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood) African Air Chiefs Symposium focuses on mobility
Air chiefs from 26 nations gathered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 9-13 for the largest African Air Chiefs Symposium in its six-year history.
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2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks to a group of Airmen at Chebelley Airfield, Djibouti, Nov. 12, 2015. During her visit, James spoke at an all call where she answered Airmen's questions and provided updates about current issues around the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Thompson) SecAF makes first visit to Djibouti
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James met with Airmen and senior leaders stationed at Camp Lemonnier and the U.S. Embassy, as well as senior members from the Djiboutian military, during her first visit to the country Nov. 12.
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2015
Maj. Gen. Zakaria Cheik Ibrahim, the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) chief of defense, and Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, the Kentucky National Guard (KNG) adjutant general, sign a State Partnership Program agreement at the Kempinski Hotel, Djibouti, June 2, 2015. The agreement means a long-term cooperative agreement between the KNG and FAD that will foster mutually beneficial exchanges between the two at all levels of the military as well as the civilian world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Maysonet) Djibouti, Kentucky National Guard sign partnership agreement
In a historic first for East Africa, representatives from the Kentucky National Guard (KNG) and the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) ratified a state partnership agreement in a signing ceremony held at the Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti City, June 2.
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2015
Airman 1st Class Bernice Yunwe Kwasinyui, a 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store technician, sings the national anthem during a change of command ceremony Feb. 12, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Yunwe Kwasinyui, a Cameroon native, won a visa to come to the U.S. and joined the Air Force to give back to a country that has impacted her life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht) McConnell Airman, Cameroon native serves to give back
The Air Force defines diversity as a composite of individual characters, experiences and abilities consistent with the Air Force core values and the Air Force mission.
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2015
Soldiers look on as service members disembark a bus upon arrival at Langley Transit Center Nov. 13, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Service members from multiple branches of the armed forces will undergo a 21-day controlled monitoring period at the transit center after returning from fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason J. Brown) First 90 returnees enter controlled monitoring period after Ebola response
Ninety U.S. service members arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis' Langley Transit Center Nov. 13 to begin a 21-day controlled monitoring period prior to returning to their home stations.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Reserve Airmen support Ebola fight on the ground
About 15 air transportation specialists from the 446th Airlift Wing here are scheduled to depart for Dakar, Senegal, Nov. 8, to support ground personnel for the campaign against Ebola during Operation Unified Assistance.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Defense Department officials establish Ebola medical support team
When Capt. Stacey Morgan’s squadron commander sent her a text message saying that she needed to immediately call him, her first thought was, “Uh-oh. What did I do?” But after a minute or two of talking to her commander, her apprehension was quickly replaced by anxious excitement, as he asked her to become a member of a 30-person military Ebola medical support team.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Hagel: Monitoring returning troops provides 'safety valve'
A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa provides a margin of safety that troops and their families wanted, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Oct. 29.
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2014
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