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U.S. Air Forces in Europe celebrates its 75th anniversary Jan. 19, 2017 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. USAFE: Yesterday, today, tomorrow
From the creation of Eighth Air Force in 1942, to Operation Atlantic Resolve in 2017, U.S. Air Forces in Europe has answered the call to service for 75 years. USAFE’s 75th anniversary is Jan. 19, but the command will celebrate the diamond anniversary of the U.S. Air Force presence in Europe on Jan. 23.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AFSVA seeks players for international basketball tourney
The Air Force Services Activity seeks Airmen who want to play on the 2017 Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM) Basketball Team for the upcoming HQ AIRCOM Basketball Championship
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2017
315th Airlift Wing loadmasters coordinate loading of humanitarian cargo onto a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 13, 2017 at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.  The 315th AW hauled more than 50,000 pounds in donated meals to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The cargo will be later delivered to refugees in northern Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Airmen deliver aid to refugees in northern Iraq
Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid here Jan. 13 while also conducting a multifaceted training mission; the aid is bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Nov. 29
On this look around the Air Force the commander of Air Combat Command visits deployed Airmen, the Berlin Airlift Memorial is reopened, and a specialized stretcher for traumatic brain and spinal injury patients is being tested.
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2016
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, a C-52 Skymaster pilot also known as the Candy Bomber, smiles before the reopening ceremony of the Berlin Airlift Memorial outside Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, Nov. 22, 2016. Halvorsen and his fellow pilots dropped 23 tons of candy with makeshift parachutes from his C-54 as part of the Berlin Airlift, which delivered more than two million tons of food to the blockaded citizens of West Berlin between June 1948 and September 1949. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) Candy Bomber rededicates Frankfurt’s Berlin Airlift Memorial
Dozens of German and American citizens indulged their collective sweet tooth for freedom with thanksgiving and reflection during the reopening ceremony of the Berlin Airlift Memorial at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, Nov. 21.
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2016
Brig. Gen. Randy Huston, 3rd Air Force mobilization assistant, speaks to his Serbian Armed Forces counterpart at the Operation Halyard memorial in Pranjani, Serbia, Nov. 17, 2016.  The U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force and Serbian Armed Forces were in attendance to commemorate the event and the heroic actions of the Serbian people. Operation Halyard was the rescue mission to save more than 500 Allied Airmen who were shot down over Serbia during WWII. The local Serbians housed and fed the downed Airmen, while also keeping their presence a secret from the German forces searching for them. The operation was, and still is, the largest rescue of downed Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) US commemorates Serbian support during WWII
The U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force, Serbian Armed Forces and local government officials attended a commemoration event in Pranjani, Serbia, Nov. 18, which honored the villagers who welcomed the downed Airmen with open arms.
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2016
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to receive fuel over the Mediterranean Sea from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Tonnerre Lighting Nov. 9, 2016. Tonnerre Lightning is a trilateral exercise with France and the U.K. which has taken place biannually since 2014. The training focuses on refining communication procedures while building interoperability capabilities and readiness to conduct combined air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Exercise Tonnerre Lightning exhibits trust, teamwork, training
Around-the-clock, whether for combat operations or humanitarian aid, Airmen are ready to respond anywhere. Until they get that call, however, Airmen hone their skills through exercises and realistic training. During exercise Tonnerre Lightning, the U.S. Air Force worked with United Kingdom and French forces to prepare and conduct realistic training Oct. 31-Nov. 9, at Royal Air Force Waddington, England.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Call, left, Staff Sgt. Samuel Haydon, center, and Staff Sgt. Gary Bjerke, all instructor load masters assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, stand in front of a MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron Oct. 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Commando II flies low visibility, single or multi-ship, low-level air refueling, and infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces by airdrop or air-land intruding politically sensitive or hostile territories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan) Carrying the load
With enemy rounds visible within 10 feet of the ramp, the loadmasters took cover and manually cut the release gate. After the drop, the pilot conducted a rapid climb and maneuvered out of the weapon engagement zone. Although the entire encounter lasted approximately 90 seconds and resulted in a medium-caliber entry hole in the tail section and multiple holes through the rudder of the aircraft, the airdrop was successful.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brandon Sokora, center, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, poses for a photo with his wife Lindsay and youngest daughter Aliya, 3, Oct. 19, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Aliya was born a congenital amputee, without her left lower arm, and in 2011 Sokora was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 100th CES commander shared his and his daughter’s story at a lunch celebrating the many varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) ‘Not disabilities but different abilities’
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Lt. Col. Brandon Sokora, the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, shared his story during a lunch celebrating the many varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Oct. 18
On this look around the Air Force the secretary of the Air Force approves incentive pay for assignments to Turkey and the 480th Fighter Squadron is welcomed home.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force approves Turkey incentive pay
Active-duty Airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018, may be eligible for the secretary of the Air Force-approved Turkey Assignment Incentive Pay.Airmen may apply for TAIP at three points in time: prior to departing their losing station, within 30 days of arrival in Turkey, or during their date eligible for return overseas
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Turkey now an unaccompanied, 12-month tour
Air Force assignments to Turkey are now unaccompanied, 12-month tours, effective Sept. 21, Air Force officials said Sept. 29.
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2016
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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2016
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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2016
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
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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2016
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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2016
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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2016
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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