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Members of an Air Force honor guard team stand in formation during a Veterans Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium, Nov. 11, 2017. The team conducted a hereditary nine gun salute which historically signifies an end to hostilities for a period of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein AB Airmen honor U.S. veterans in Belgium
Bad weather did not deter Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from celebrating Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, 2017, at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium. The ethereal curtain of fog and delicate rainfall only added to the poignancy of the ceremony.
0 11/13
2017
Senior Airman Alec Vautherot reviews a technical order before beginning preventative maintenance on a F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 20, 2014, at Souda Bay, Greece. The equipment Vautherot uses must be checked out each morning from a controlled supply line. Vautherot is a 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit electrical environmental specialist and is native of Waterford, Mich. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee) Equipment accountability vital to partnership
The F-16 Fighting Falcon maintainers evaluate, test, check, sustain and replace the different parts to enable fighter pilots to do their job safely and securely. And at a bilateral training exercise between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces at Souda Bay, Greece, Aug. 11-23, there is a centralized hub of equipment processing that provides the means to the maintainers..
0 8/21
2014
Senior Airman Alan Nelson watches an F-16 Fighting Falcon prepare for takeoff Aug. 12, 2014, during a bilateral training event in Souda Bay, Greece. The U.S. and Hellenic air forces prepare more than 20 aircraft launches a day for during the two-week bilateral training event. Nelson is with the 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and is a native of Pensacola, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee) Greece, US plan for successful air training
They had been in the room for nearly six hours. The planners scoured the map of Greece, searching for just the right area to place an enemy missile defense system, or an enemy airfield, or one of hundreds of other highly defended military targets
0 8/14
2014
A member of the 726th Air Mobility Squadron waits to marshal a C-130 Hercules on the flightline Aug. 9, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Airmen from Spangdahlem AB will be supporting a bilateral training event with the Hellenic air force Aug. 11-23. The training aims to increase the military compatibility between the U.S. and Greece while sustaining capability to secure peace and stability in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee) US partners with Greece for bilateral training
Nearly 20 U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed to Souda Bay, Greece, for bilateral training with the Hellenic air force Aug. 11-23.
0 8/12
2014
Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning fires a pistol at the combat arms training building during a base familiarization visit Aug. 5, 2014, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Fanning spoke with Airmen at locations across the base to hear how they directly contribute to operations and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo) USecAF visits with Spangdahlem Airmen
Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning recently visited Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and spoke with Airmen during an all call, which he kicked off by complimenting their attention to detail.
0 8/11
2014
Staff Sgt. Bryan Souder runs beside fellow participants in the Jog for Joe Memorial 5K June 20, 2014, at the base track at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Nearly 500 Airmen and their families participated in the run to commemorate the loss of Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski, a 52nd CES explosive ordnance disposal flight technician, who was killed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom May 26, 2011. Souder is a firefighter assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) Remembering Joe: Spangdahlem AB Airmen participate in memorial 5k
As firefighters began putting on their dense flame-retardant gear, a group of explosive ordnance disposal Airmen arrived next to them, slipping their arms through the thick sleeves of their protective suits. Their appearance upon completion looked not unlike bundled-up children who couldn't move their arms before braving harsh snow on the walk to the school bus. But it's not winter, it's June, and the more than 50 pounds of extra clothing only exacerbates the wearer's internal temperature, let alone limits her or his movement. Despite all this, these Airmen weren't about to put out a fire or respond to a bomb threat -- they were doing it all to honor a fallen brother.
0 6/27
2014
Betty Welsh and Athena Cody, spouses of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody, meet with military spouses Aug. 1, 2013. Throughout the visit, Welsh and Cody talked to the spouses about the dynamics of military families and their support of military members. Power of AF families
Despite their distinguished status as the wives of Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, Betty Welsh and Athena Cody casually fit in the circle of chatting coffee-drinking ladies like they've been here their entire life. Maybe it was their smiles, or their easy manner or perhaps
0 8/06
2013
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