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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, sweeps an area with a mine detector during Northern Challenge 16 exercise at Icelandic Coast Guard Keflavik Facility, Iceland, Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise focused on disabling improvised explosive devices in support of counter-terrorism tactics to prepare Partnership for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations for international deployments and defense against terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)             Iceland hosts Northern Challenge for EOD community
Airmen from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in exercise Northern Challenge 2016, which began in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 12.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jake Van Dyke (left), 435th Security Forces Squadron contingency response fire team member, helps a Benin airman with his weapon during the African Partnership Flight in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 14, 2016. APF is a transparent working environment between U.S. and African partner nations that builds trust and cooperation to achieve common solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Longoria) APF Ghana builds trust, relationships, interoperability
Airmen and 12 African nations concluded an African Partnership Flight in Ghana Sept. 16.Co-hosted by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa and the Ghanaian air force, the five-day event brought together air forces from around Africa."APF is really unique because it’s a military-to-military event,” said Capt. Aaron Charbonneau, the
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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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Default Air Force Logo Airmen develop concept for rooftop facility condition assessments
Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, have developed a value-added concept utilizing facility assessment vehicles (FAV) for conducting facility condition assessments on rooftops around the Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 9
On this look around the Air Force, B-1B Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress crews deploy in preparation for exercise Ample Strike, and the Air Force Personnel Center starts accepting nominations for the 27th Spirit of Hope Award.
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A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off from Ämari Air Base, Estonia, Aug. 30, 2016. The squadron flew alongside the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron assigned to the California Air National Guard in Fresno while participating in a flying training deployment with several allied nations and partners. The 493rd is assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released) USAFE, ANG squadrons strengthen teams in Estonia
U.S. Air Force and allied partners completed a multilateral flying training deployment in Estonia Sept. 2. The event served to enhance unit readiness and interoperability.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 12
On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force discuss the budget and operations during the State of the Air Force; the B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Straotofortress make history in Guam; and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa gets a new commander.
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Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it also displays the partnership between the U.S. and Estonia that allowed for the coordination of the event. (Courtesy photo/ Andres Putting) A-10s land on highway in Estonia
Eight Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia Aug 1.
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A flight formation of Romanian air force MiG-21 LanceR aircraft and U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft fly during the RoAF's 71st Air Base's air show and open house at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23, 2016.  The aviation demonstration took place during the middle of the U.S. Air Force's 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron's six-month long theater security package deployment to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to bolster the U.S.'s continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability in the region. The unit, comprised of more than 200 CANG Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno ANG Base, California, as well as U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, piloted, maintained and supported the deployment of 12 F-15Cs Eagle fighter aircraft throughout nations like Romania, Iceland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Estonia and among others. The F-15Cs took to the skies alongside the 71st AB's MiG-21 fighter aircraft and Puma helicopters for both the airshow, the second engagement of its kind at Campia Turzii under Operation Atlantic Resolve, and the bilateral flight training, also known as Dacian Eagle 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released) ANG, Romanian AF partnership soars over Campia Turzii
Thousands of Romanian and European spectators marveled at aerial acrobatics in the skies and combat capability displays on the ground during an air show and open house at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23.
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Anthony Duno retires after 70 years of federal service during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., July 22, 2016. Duno spent most of his career in Europe, managing real estate issues for the U.S. Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) WWII veteran retires after 70 years of military, civil service
This September, Anthony “Tony” Duno will celebrate his retirement from the Air Force after 70 years of service, making him the longest serving civilian in Air Force history. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James recognized Duno’s accomplishments during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 22.
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Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron push a pallet of Meals Ready to Eat onto rollers at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, July 19, 2016. Following the loss of commercial electric power on July 16, food, fuel and other supplies were sent to Incirlik to sustain missions there in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Commercial power was restored to the base July 22. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua T. Jasper Power restored at Incirlik Air Base
Commercial electric power was restored July 22 to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, U.S. European Command officials said.
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An F-35 Lightning II A variant flies alongside a P-51 Mustang during the Heritage flight at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, held on RAF Fairford, July 8-10, 2016. RIAT 16 afforded an opportunity for new aircraft, like the F-35 Lightning II, to be displayed alongside crowd favorites and provided a weekend of fun and entertainment for the projected 160,000 visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus/Released) New era of airpower exhibited at world’s largest air show
The newest additions to American airpower, the F-35 Lightning II A and B variants, as well as the F-22 Raptor and numerous legacy and special mission aircraft from U.S. forces were on display at the The 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 8
In this look around the Air Force the first enlisted RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots have been selected for training, an MQ-9 Reaper crashed in northern Syria, and a C-17 Globemaster III was awarded the best static display at an air show in England.
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-- Ramstein wife earns spouse of the year award
Giving back to the local community is one of the duties that come along with service to one's country. There are some people, like Nicole Bridge, who don’t wear the uniform, but give back in an equally large way. Bridge was recently awarded the 2016 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year award.
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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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A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., takes off from Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 7, 2016. Over the next 10 days, the aircrew will be flying more missions in support of BALTOPS 16, along with Saber Strike 16. In addition, the B-52 will be making its appearance in several airshows throughout countries such as Berin, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales) B-52s conclude Europe mission after supporting exercises, airshows
After flying numerous sorties, multiple airshows and missions with NATO allies during a deployment to Royal Air Force Fairford, England, two B-52H Stratofortresses headed home June 23 to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
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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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Default Air Force Logo Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award winner announced
Air Force officials announced Nicole R. Bridge of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as the 2016 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award winner.
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A 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon departs from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, for Lask Air Base, Poland, June 1, 2016, to participate in Aviation Detachment 16-3, a rotation of quarterly flying missions in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. During this deployment 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st FW, Aviano Air Base, Italy, six F-16s from the 138 FW, Tulsa Air National Guard, Okla., and support personnel will conduct bilateral training with Poland air forces to bolster interoperability between nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey) Support personnel, F-16s enhance partnership with Poland
About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.
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A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis in to park at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 7, 2016, after flying a training sortie in support of exercise BALTOPS 16. BALTOPS is an ongoing cooperative training effort that has participants from approximately 17 different nations throughout the region. It allows the participants to demonstrate their own unique roles in contributing to regional and global stability and to train for deployments in support of multinational contingency operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus) Minot B-52s begin Baltops 16 flying ops
A B-52H Stratofortress aircrew from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted their first flying training mission in support of the multinational exercise Baltops 16 on June 7 from Royal Air Force Fairford.
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