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Suffolk Fire Department firefighters extinguish flames on aircraft debris during exercise Diamond Dragon at Royal Air Force Honington, England, June 30, 2015. Diamond Dragon is a three-day, joint forces response exercise that readies members of the U.K. Ministry of Defence, emergency response agencies and the U.S. Air Force for incidents that require help from both nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nigel Sandridge) Diamond Dragon enhances US, UK crisis response
Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing paired with fellow U.K. military and civilian agencies to participate in exercise Diamond Dragon June 30-July 2.
0 7/07
2015
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks to Airmen during an all call at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 23, 2015. The secretary completed a visit of installations through Europe June 24, 2015, to meet Airmen, community leaders and allied and partner nation defense chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) SecAF visits key operating locations in European theater
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James completed a multination visit throughout Europe June 13-24. The secretary met with Airmen, civilians, host nation community leaders, and allied and partner nation military leaders in countries including Germany, Belgium and Poland during her second visit to the continent since her appointment as the service's 23rd secretary in December 2013.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off in support of NATO exercise Eagle Talon June 15, 2015. Forces from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 52nd Fighter Wing and the 32nd Tactical Wing from Poland focused on offensive air operations and command and control exercises. The training missions paired U.S. fighter pilots and maintenance crews with their Polish Air Force counterparts at Lask Air Base, Poland, and helped strengthen relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Wesley Fleming ) US, Polish air forces participate in Ramstein Guard
The Air Force, along with its Polish counterparts, participated in NATO exercise Ramstein Guard with the first F-16 Fighting Falcon flights from the South Carolina Air National Guard, and the 32nd Tactical Wing here June 15.
0 6/25
2015
Senior Airman Jason Soliz, a 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Unit handler, and MWD Gina, conduct a sweep of the passenger terminal on Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, June 16, 2015. Members of the 100th SFS and Central Region U.K. Border Force conducted sweeps of the building with their working dogs to strengthen detection methods and learn potential training techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christine Halan)  US, UK K-9 units build partnerships with joint training
Members of the 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Unit and the Central Region U.K. Border Force trained alongside one another June 16, on Royal Air Force Mildenhall.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody answers questions from Airmen during an all call June 17, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Cody addressed challenges and opportunities facing today’s Airmen, such as possible changes to retirement plans, Senior NCO Academy and the importance of spending time with family and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush) Cody visits Incirlik Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody visited Airmen and answered questions concerning the future of the force, focus changes and important issues June 17-18, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.
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2015
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody meets with Airmen during an all call June 15, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Cody answered Airmen’s questions regarding Air Force standards, new processes and entitlements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) Cody visits Ramstein, addresses Airmen's concerns
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody met with Airmen and addressed their concerns regarding the future of the Air Force during an all at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, here June 15.
0 6/17
2015
Senior Airman Brendan Kennedy, a 1st Combat Communications Squadron satellite communications technician, calibrates a L3 Panther during Baltic Operations 2015, June 10, 2015, at Powidz Air Base, Poland. During rotational deployments such as Baltops, each Airman on the communications team is selected due to their specific skills sets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Battles) Communication Airmen hardwire Baltops mission
In support of Baltic Operations 2015 June 5-20, a team of Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron deployed to Powidz Air Base, and were charged with the responsibility of maintaining all communication requirements for the Air Force at the installation.
0 6/11
2015
A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., arrives at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 5, 2015. During the short-term deployment, three Minot-based B-52 bombers, supported by more than 330 Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen, conducted training flights with ground and naval forces around the region and participated in multinational exercises Baltops 2015 and Saber Strike 2015, over international waters in the Baltic Sea and the territory of the Baltic states and Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malia Jenkins) Minot B-52s participate, train with allies in Baltops, Saber Strike exercises
Air, maintenance and support crews from bases around Air Force Global Strike Command forward deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, June 5, to participate in the multinational Baltops 2015 and Saber Strike exercises.
0 6/08
2015
Master Sgt. Chasitity Gullatt, the 39th Air Base Wing Equal Opportunity superintendent, and her brother, Staff Sgt. Bryant Guillermo, a 39th Security Forces Squadron vault storage area supervisor, are stationed together at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. This is the first time in their careers that they have been stationed together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce) Airmen bonded together by family, service
Each month, the Defense Department and installations across the world celebrate the diversity that service members bring to the armed forces. For two Airmen here, not only did they celebrate their Hawaiian-Filipino heritage during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, but they also celebrated their family and military bonds.
0 6/01
2015
Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter, the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander, passes the AFIMSC Detachment 4 flag to Col. Andra Clapsaddle, the AFIMSC Detachment 4 commander, during an assumption of command ceremony May 15, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. AFIMSC is establishing detachments at each major command in order to best support the needs the management and operation of its installations while leveraging centralized capabilities in the AFIMSC headquarters, its six primary subordinate units and two direct reporting units (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) AF Installation, Mission Support Center activates detachment at USAFE-AFAFRICA
Detachment 4 of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center was activated in a ceremony at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 15.
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2015
An Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus soldier provides an honor guard as 34 Airmen from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band march in the World War II Victory Day Parade May 9, 2015, in Minsk, Belarus. The band's involvement is the first time in Belarus' history that participants from the U.S. Defense Department marched in the parade. The event commemorated the sacrifices of the World War II Allies and the end of hostilities 70 years ago. In addition to their participation in the Victory Day parade, which included more than 5,000 Belarusian soldiers and 250 military vehicles, the USAFE bandsmen performed in concerts in Brest and Minsk, Belarus. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Bahret) USAFE Band joins Belarus, Russia in WWII Victory Day Parade
In a show of solidarity, U.S., Belarusian and Russian military forces set aside politics May 9 to honor World War II veterans during a Victory Day Parade in Minsk, Belarus.
1 5/15
2015
Default Air Force Logo USAFE-AFAFRICA “Innovation Madness” saves $28 million, 115,000 man-hours
With the presentation of the inaugural Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Innovation Madness trophy to the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, it marked the end of the Innovation Madness contest May 1.
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2015
Gen. Frank Gorenc, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, walks with Maj. Gen. Rumen Radev, the Bulgarian Air Force commander, during a visit to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, May 11, 2015. Airmen and F-15 Eagles from the 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are part of Europe's first-ever theater security package deployment. The European TSP provides the opportunity for U.S. forces to train with NATO allies and is enabled by the strategic access provided by the infrastructure, support and host-nation relationships at U.S. and host-nation installations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo) ANG European theater security package arrives in Bulgaria
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander spoke to U.S. and Bulgarian Airmen and local community leaders about the Air Force's first European theater security package (TSP) of F-15C Eagles deployed to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 11.
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2015
Tech. Sgt. Lawrence Miller, the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal training NCO in charge, dons an EOD 9 Bomb Suit April 22, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The suit consists of numerous layers of Kevlar, plastic and foam that protect the wearer’s organs and prevent any spinal damage from the force of the blast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Austin Harvill) EOD's classroom: Training takes the fear away
Every explosive ordnance disposal mission can be lethal, considering EOD technicians must locate, identify and disarm explosives, of which there are thousands of possible variations our enemies can use.
0 5/10
2015
Members of the 100th Force Support Squadron Child Development Program gather for a group photo with Col. Kenneth T. Bibb, Jr., the 100th Air Refueling Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Kathryn Aleshire, the 100 ARW acting command chief, April 13, 2015, at the child development center on Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. The CDC team was recently chosen as the Air Force’s best Child Development Program of the Year 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez) Mildenhall CDC best in Air Force
The Royal Air Force Mildenhall Child Development Center was awarded the Air Force's best Child Development Program of the Year for 2014. Competing against 84 other CDCs across the Air Force was no small challenge, and it took an above-and-beyond effort of the whole team.
0 5/08
2015
Airmen who submitted ideas to improve the 86th Airlift Wing during the Innovation Madness tournament showcase were presented a $250,000 check and the Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Trophy May 1, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The inaugural competition started with nine wings from around USAFE-AFAFRICA competing with each other in a tournament-style match to determine which wing promotes the best innovative culture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko) Ramstein awarded $250,000 for innovation
Gen. Frank Gorenc, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presented the 86th Airlift Wing here a $250,000 check and the Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Trophy May 1, for winning the USAFE-AFAFRICA Innovation Madness tournament.
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2015
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks with an Airman during a tour of the 31st Medical Group April 30, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. James learned about cutting-edge programs the group has implemented and thanked medics for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson) SecAF thanks Aviano Airmen for their dedication, service
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Aviano Air Base April 30, 2015, and thanked the Airmen for their service and dedication to the mission.
1 5/01
2015
Default Air Force Logo LA Air Guard deploys to Bulgaria for NATO training exercise
The Louisiana Air National Guard's 159th Fighter Wing from Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, is participating in a bilateral flying training deployment with the Bulgarian Air Force at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 16-May 5.
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2015
Pararescuemen assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath's 57th Rescue Squadron rappel from an HH-60G Pave Hawk in multinational exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 in Scotland, April 21, 2015. About 13,000 personnel from 14 countries participated in the exercise, to strengthen and test their readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin O'Shea) Joint Warrior: It's what we train for
They train for air-to-air combat missions, are rapidly deployable, execute worldwide combat search and rescue (CSAR), and sustain operations around the world during both war and peace.
0 4/27
2015
Senior Airman Aaron Antwine, a 31st Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, checks visibility, April 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Aviano’s weather forecasters provide staff support to 31st Fighter Wing pilots, commanders and decision makers for 24/7 base resource protection along with airfield and mission services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson) Weather Airmen help ensure flight safety
Airmen of the 31st Operations Support Squadron’s weather flight provide information on atmospheric conditions that may impact the pilots operating in the skies, deliver staff support to the 31st Fighter Wing and act as a liaison to the 21st Operational Weather Squadron for 24/7 base resource protection, during installation closures.
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