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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.
0 7/08
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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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2016
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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2016
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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2016
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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A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis down the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of exercises Saber Strike 16 and BALTOPS 16, June 2, 2016. The B-52 is capable of carrying up to approximately 70,000 lbs. of munitions. These include gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided missiles and joint direct attack munitions.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales) Ready to receive: B-52s touch down in England
With the sharp screech of rubber meeting asphalt, two B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, touched down June 2 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England.
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2016
Staff Sgt. Lewis Herron, top left, 350th Bomb Squadron tail gunner, poses with the rest of his crew from the “Heaven Sent” B-17 Flying Fortress, standing from left to right, Staff Sgt. Angelo Cioffi, Tech. Sgt. Glenn Smiley, Tech. Sgt. Michael Garemko, and kneeling from left to right, 2nd Lt. Gerald Klecker, 1st Lt. Fred Schmidt, 2nd Lt. William Fratus and 1st Lt. Thomas Anderson, during their time stationed with the 100th Bombardment Group at Thorpe Abbots, England, during 1944 and 1945. To this day, the 100th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 Stratotankers still carry the Square D designation on their tails, in honor of their heritage with the 100th BG. (Courtesy photo provided by 100th Bomb Group Foundation) A gunner’s tale: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares memories of war
Lewis Herron, a 100th Bombardment Group veteran, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was 18 years old. By the time he was 19, he was overseas dodging enemy fire.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Retired) Kenneth Andrews speaks with Airman 1st Class Paige Goulette, Air Traffic Control Apprentice, in the ATC simulator at Ramstein’s Air Traffic Control tower, May 24, 2016, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  Andrews visited the tower to speak with the Airman on duty and share his experiences as a former Air Traffic Controller during his 30-year AF career.  Andrews entered the AF in 1947 during the same year it became an independent service. Air Force trailblazer returns to Ramstein after 54 years
It doesn’t happen often but occasionally Airmen get the opportunity to meet an Airman who, in 1947, was there when the Air Force first stood on its own -- those trailblazers who laid the first bricks of airpower on the long blue line.
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A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle and a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi to the runway for training exercise Arctic Fighter Meet 2016, Bodø Main Air Station, Norway, May 25, 2016. This training exercise allowed forward-based U.S. Airmen and aircraft from RAF Lakenheath to train with NATO Allies and European partners, building on skill sets and improving every nation's ability to seamlessly work together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Babis/Released) F-15s reinforce defense capability at Arctic Fighter Meet
The 48th Fighter Wing trained alongside the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish air forces from May 23-27 during exercise Arctic Fighter Meet 2016.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Total force Airmen support European theater security package
After two months of being split across four countries, approximately 250 U.S. Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard Airmen from the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron reunited at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, May 27.
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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
Luxembourg Army Color Guard, U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 18th Military Police Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany, salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg, May 28, 2016. The holiday serves as an opportunity to pause and remember the sacrifices of more than one million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of freedom.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)  Luxembourg, US uphold Memorial Day significance
Luxembourgers and Americans united to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their freedoms, fulfilling a promise to never forget that price. More than 200 citizens of both countries paid their respects to the legacy and valor of fallen American service members as part of a Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg, May 28.
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A Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element team member assigned to the 352d Special Operations Support Squadron stands guard during a Forward Area Refueling Point training as part of TROJAN FOOTPRINT 16 in Pajuostic, Lithuania, May 15, 2016. MC-130J Commando II’s, CV-22 Ospreys, MH-47 Chinook’s and approximately 200 maintenance and support personnel deployed to Powidz, Poland during TF16 for joint, combined training with NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Chris Sullivan/Released) Special ops Airmen support exercise in Baltic region
Members from the Air Force Special Operations Command and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command joined with Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian special operations forces in Powidz, Poland, and Grafenwoehr, Germany, to participate in Trojan Footprint 16, a large-scale readiness exercise held May 3-22.
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