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Vickie McCall, left, and Dr. Joe Leverett board a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 17, 2016, to start their weeklong civic leader trip to several bases in Europe. Air Force civic leaders are unpaid advisers, key communicators and advocates for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua DeMotts) Air Force civic leaders visit USAFE
The Air Force Civic Leader Program is an Air Staff-level program whose membership is comprised of community leaders selected by the Air Force major commands, National Guard Bureau and Headquarters Air Force.
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2016
Crew members perform a preflight inspection on a 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk during Joint Warrior 2016 at Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Scotland, April 15, 2016. Joint Warrior is a three-week multination event catered to enhancing the capabilities of its personnel for real-world events through various forms of training, including air-to-ground combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nigel Sandridge) Lakenheath strengthens royal ties during Joint Warrior
Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, recently completed three weeks of intense threat-reaction training missions during Joint Warrior 2016 in Scotland. Joint Warrior is a NATO exercise, which prepares rescue coalition force units for potential real-world scenarios that could be encountered in deployed environments.
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Senior Airman Bryce Bates, a 48th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, interacts with his teammate, Gina, before a vehicle inspection at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 11, 2016. Bates has been providing additional care for Gina after a cancerous tumor was recently removed from her mouth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Trower) K-9 remains resilient, bonds with handler
Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.
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Airmen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron out of Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, and Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy, conduct fast-paced landing and takeoff maneuvers during Saber Junction 16 April 13, 2016. Saber Junction 16 was the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd AB’s combat training center certification exercise. It took place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 31-April 24, 2016. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Sarah K. Anwar) Army, Air Force train for short takeoff, landing
Airmen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron out of Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, and Soldiers from the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy, secured the Hohenfels Training Area’s short takeoff and landing strip (STOL) April 13, as part of their certification at Saber Junction 16.
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2016
Families of U.S. Airmen and Defense Department civilians board a C-17 Globemaster III during an ordered departure March 30, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. On March 29, 2016, the secretary of defense, in coordination with the secretary of state, ordered the departure of all DOD dependents assigned to Incirlik AB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho) Nearly 650 family members reach US from Turkey within 74 hours
Minutes after an ordered departure of Defense Department family members and civilians assigned to locations in Turkey, mobility Airmen sprang into action around the world, preparing to execute missions that would ensure a safe and speedy airlift for them and their pets.The combined mission effort was accomplished within 74 hours following the initial order on March 29. Around 650 passengers and 70 pets were moved.
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2016
F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron land April 11, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, 
England. The aircraft arrival marks the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22 aircraft in the EUCOM Area of Responsibility.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
F-22s deploy to Europe to show support for allies
F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment were deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on April 11 to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft. The F-22s come from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and will continue training until May.
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Gen. Frank Gorenc, the commander of NATO Allied Air Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa, shakes hands with MC-12W Liberty maintenance crewmembers during a visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 10, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Brian Wagner) Gorenc discusses European Reassurance Initiative, air police mission
The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa said April 5 that the increase in European Reassurance Initiative funds next year will allow his command to improve its presence and facilities on the eastern side of NATO and to deter Russia. Gen. Frank Gorenc also told the Defense Writers’ Group that his command is working on transferring the air policing mission over the Baltic States into an air defense mission.
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2016
Families previously stationed in Turkey arrive at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 30, 2016, after the State Department and secretary of defense approved the ordered departure of service members’ dependents and Defense Department civilian personnel from the area. Ramstein AB was designated as a “transition location” for families to await travel to their subsequent duty locations. However, a number of families will relocate to Ramstein AB for an extended period of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko) Ramstein mobility wing credited for smooth departure from Turkey
Even before the flow of families arrived at Ramstein Air Base after they were ordered to depart from Turkey on March 29, Airmen from the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing were getting ready to make their transition as fluid as possible.
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2016
Dependents of military members from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, wait to disembark from a C-17 Globemaster III after landing at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Md., April 1, 2016. Defense Department dependents in Adana, Izmir and Mugla, Turkey, were given an ordered departure by the State Department and Secretary of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) Families ordered to leave Turkey arriving in US
Military dependents and pets began arriving at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Maryland, March 31 following an ordered departure of Defense Department dependents due to security concerns in some areas of Turkey. Dependents arriving at BWI were flown on Air Mobility Command’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and various charted flight departing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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2016
U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa wings submitted 378 innovations, many of which can be replicated by various units around the command or even the Air Force. This year’s innovations added up to $15 million in monetary benefits and 174,000 labor-hours saved. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) USAFE-AFAFRICA dishes out rewards for ‘maddest’ innovators
The 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, is the 2016 Innovation Madness champion, earning $175,000 for the highest per capita cost savings in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo First families arrive at Ramstein from Turkey
The first group of families arrived at Ramstein Air Base March 30 after the State Department and the secretary of defense approved the ordered departure of dependents of service members and Defense Department civilian personnel currently stationed in Adana, Izmir, and Mugla, Turkey.
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2016
Lack of sleep can be attributed to post-traumatic stress disorder, stress anxiety or depression among several other mental ailments. Individuals experiencing insomnia or other sleep issues should contact their medical provider as soon as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Mental maintenance: Tools to keep the mind fit
Airmen often go to the fitness center; some spend several hours a week toning their bodies, while others go to simply maintain their physique. But what about strengthening the mind?
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2016
Senior Airman Nicole Franklin, a 424th Air Base Squadron special vehicle mechanic, inspects the no-foam system on a Striker 1500 firetruck at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen with the 424th ABS provide airfield operations support for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO transient aircraft and distinguished visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) Chièvres AB: Separated, self-sufficient
Chièvres Air Base is home to the 424th Air Base Squadron, a group of Airmen nestled in the heart of the Belgian countryside to provide airfield operations support for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), NATO transient aircraft and distinguished visitors.
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2016
A final salute is rendered, signaling that the aircraft is cleared for takeoff, during exercise Real Thaw at Beja Air Base, Portugal, Feb. 25, 2016. Real Thaw was designed to provide joint interoperability training throughout the execution of a vast range of battlefield missions, facing day and night operations in a high intensity joint setting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber) F-15 maintainers keep exercise going in Portugal
The 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit is playing a major role to keep their F-15C and D Eagles flying high during exercise Real Thaw, a Portuguese-led, large joint and combined forces exercise that trains participating forces on a vast range of battlefield mission sets.
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2016
Gen. Frank Gorenc, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, spoke on the importance of global precision attack in his region at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Gorenc listed a number of things he views as the future of GPA: continuing near zero-miss attacks, expect an ever changing and complex environment, merge non-kinetic/kinetics within the multi-domain environment, choose "airpower" words more carefully, and be unwavering in the advocacy for GPA and airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey Haux) USAFE-AFAFRICA commander talks global precision attack at AFA
The leader of Air Force operations in Europe and Africa spoke on the importance of global precision attack in his region during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26.
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Airmen arrive at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, in support of Operation Juniper Micron Feb. 21, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in Operation Juniper Micron by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Trower) Mildenhall KC-135s support French operation
Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, temporarily deployed to Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, in support of Operation Juniper Micron.
0 2/23
2016
A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 2, 2016. The 63rd ARS operated out of Souda Bay Naval Air Station for the duration of the flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece
The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.
0 2/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Predator crashes in southern Turkey
An Air Force MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed in an unpopulated area in southern Turkey at approximately 1:40 a.m. local time, Feb. 3.
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2016
Staff Sgt. Ryan Anderson, a crew chief assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, performs preflight checks while communicating with a F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before departure from the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 27. 2016. Anderson, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, were participating in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces at Souda Bay from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) Maintainers put the fight in fighter at Souda Bay
More than 15 F-16 Fighter Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are on a forward training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, for bilateral training with the Hellenic Air Force until Feb. 15.
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2016
The eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Sam E. Parish, jokes with instructors of the Ramstein Airmen Leadership School Jan. 27, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Parish visited a variety of locations around Germany and spoke with several organizations about their projects and how Airmen are taught professional military education. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales) Ramstein hosts 8th CMSAF
Ramstein Air Base hosted the eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force for a visit of the base Jan. 25-29. Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam E. Parish spoke with more than 700 of the Air Force's newest chiefs and future NCOs during his visit.
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