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  • Ellsworth AFB B-1s return to European theater as part of latest BTF mission

    The nearly 24-hour, nonstop mission covered more than 9,400 nautical miles and included integration and interoperability training with Danish F-16s overflying Bornholm Island, Denmark, and Polish F-16s and MiG-29s teaming up to fly over Warsaw, Poland, as well as flights over Latvia and Lithuania.
  • First ever: Bomber Task Force 20-2 integrates with a Royal Netherlands air force F-35

    Two B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, conducted a fifth-generation integration familiarization flight with a Royal Netherlands air force F-35A Lightning II.
  • Taming the flames on Ramstein AB’s new F-15 mobile trainer

    Twenty-two NATO firefighters from Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic were the first to train on Ramstein Air Base’s new F-15 Mobile Aircraft Fire Training asset.
  • USAF Stratotankers provide air refueling capabilities for exercise Cold Response 20

    Cold Response is a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise, with participation from each of Norway’s military services, as well as eight additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. The U.S. Air Force’s KC-135R Stratotankers extend missions by providing aerial refueling for U.S., ally and partner aircraft.
  • 386th AEW Airmen, Italian Air Force strengthen partnership via immersion

    The immersion program allows both forces to meet and discuss each nation’s mission strategies while enhancing their skills together as a cohesive team.
  • USAFE, Bosnia and Herzegovina build partnerships through force development

    The force development program provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to enhance relations, share ideas and build partnership capability in the region.
  • SecAF visits Incirlik AB

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited various U.S. facilities and met with Airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Feb. 15.
  • USAFE welcomes Poland to European F-35 User's Group

    Poland is the ninth member of the European F-35 User’s Group, and the first country in Eastern Europe to transition to the F-35 Lightning II.
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • SecAF, CSAF end overseas tour with visit to Ramstein AB

    While visiting Ramstein Air Base, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein met Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing as they presented an array of capabilities to give the senior leaders a more in-depth perspective of the missions conducted within mainland Europe as well as in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Point Blank 19-8 integrates ISR, Special Operations

    The 48th Fighter Wing hosted aircraft from RAF Mildenhall, RAF Coningsby, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Boulmer and NATO during a flying training exercise over the North Sea.
  • 786th CES Airmen test readiness with NATO partners

    The 786th Civil Engineer Squadron boosted its readiness with military personnel from NATO partners including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, at an annual conference on Ramstein Air Base.
  • Mobility Guardian enhances US partnerships, interoperability with international allies

    Exercise Mobility Guardian integrated U.S. forces with more than 1,500 personnel from 26 international allied countries and partners to train on mobility operations at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 8-28.
  • Łask AB runway reopens, increases US, Polish military abilities in region

    The ceremony marked the completion of several new upgrades to the European Deterrence Initiative-funded project, increasing NATO capabilities in the region and demonstrating the continued U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region.
  • US, NATO allies team up for Icelandic Air Surveillance exercise

    During exercise Icelandic Air Surveillance 2019, Airmen from the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, worked to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Keflavik AB, Iceland, to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace, July 29-Aug. 10.
  • Gen. Goldfein strengthens partnerships, gains valuable insights during visits to Estonia, Finland

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein had a three-day visit to the two Northern European nations. It offered Goldfein and other senior U.S. leaders valuable opportunities to learn from Estonia about cyber operations and from Finland about its approach to expeditionary operations and agile basing, training and homeland defense.
  • NATO-IHS collaboration proves valuable for building partner capability, interoperability

    Since 2017, the two organizations have collaboratively produced a First Responder Train-the-Trainer program designed to navigate language barriers between trainers and trainees. The FRTT course provides medical personnel with the skills needed to train others at varying levels to administer emergency medical care as first responders.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Command senior enlisted leaders attend European Air Forces Conference

    Approximately 22 participants from 19 countries, including the United States, discussed readiness, professional military education, process improvement, recruitment, retention and force resilience. These attributes enabled them to combine their knowledge and experience to enhance the interoperability of command senior enlisted leaders.
  • Atlantic Stripe: Molding, mentoring and developing today’s NCO

    Multiple leaders came together from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, 3rd Air Force and NATO to provide various leadership perspectives to the class throughout the week.
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