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Default Air Force Logo MQ-1s test deployment capability in Latvia
Two MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft and approximately 70 Airmen deployed to Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, to test the unit's ability to forward deploy, and to conduct air operations while assuring NATO allies of our commitment to regional security and stability.
0 9/01
2015
Lt. Gen. Tim Ray, the 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, meets Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 6, 2015. Ray visited the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to view what they bring to the European and African theaters of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales) 3rd AF commander charts path to organizational success
In the 9th grade he made up his mind. Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, the 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, had dreams of flying his whole life, and at the end of his freshman year of high school, determined the U.S. Air Force Academy would make his dream a reality.
0 8/27
2015
Default Air Force Logo Lajes Field Airman, fellow travelers stop attack on French train
A 65th Air Base Group Airman, along with two other friends traveling on personal leave, took immediate action to stop an attack on board a train in Northern France, Aug. 21.
6 8/22
2015
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron provide in flight medical care to injured Service members on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft that departed Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, heading for medical care in Germany, Aug. 9, 2015.  The 455th EAES Airmen are charged with the responsibility of evacuating the sick and wounded from Central Command to higher echelons of medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Tony Wickman/Released) Medical team provides critical bridge between battlefields, higher-level care
An Aug. 7 attack on a U.S. military installation in Kabul left service members injured, and getting them from the battlefield to higher-level care in Germany was a task assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
0 8/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo F-16 crash in Bavaria: Public report expected within 90 days
The investigation into the Aug. 11 F-16C Fighting Falcon crash near Engelmannreuth in the county of Bayreuth, Germany, is currently ongoing.
2 8/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo F-16 crashes in Bavaria
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, crashed Aug. 11 at approximately 9:38 a.m. near Engelmannreuth in the county of Bayreuth, Germany.
6 8/11
2015
Retired Maj. Spike Nasmyth, speaks with Airmen during a lunch July 8, 2015, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. Nasmyth spoke about how prisoners of war communicated with one another in the camp by tapping messages on the walls. He was a POW for more than six years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Gina Randall) Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW
When 2nd Lt. John "Spike" Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to fly a combat mission over Vietnam, he never foresaw that he'd be blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile. The last words he heard before his jet was transformed into a lump of crumpled, metal wreckage were from his "guy in back," Ray Salzurulo, a pilot systems operator -- "Hey, Spike -- here comes another..."
2 7/20
2015
Zelda Montoya, a 422nd Air Base Group air traffic manager, explains operational procedures to Airmen during a training exercise at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 4, 2015. Montoya said she enjoyed imparting the experiences she garnered from 35 years as a trained air traffic controller. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best) Zelda's tower
For 35 years, Zelda Montoya has stood in her tower, overlooking flightlines around the world and guiding aircraft to and from home. To her, the sky is not made up of fleecy clouds and endless expanses of blue, but rather lines, grids and waypoints.
0 7/16
2015
Paratroopers exit a C-130J Super Hercules during International Jump Week near Alzey, Germany, July 7, 2015. During jump week, more than 200 U.S. and allied partners disembarked their designated airframes to strengthen skills and tactics, while building and strengthening international relations with counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka) US takes partnerships to new heights
U.S. Air Force and Army counterparts joined together with service members from nine allied countries to participate in International Jump Week at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 6-10.
0 7/10
2015
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.
0 7/02
2015
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.
0 6/23
2015
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.
0 6/19
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.
0 5/18
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.
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