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  • 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.
  • 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..."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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