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  • South American Air Chiefs, Senior Enlisted Leader Conference builds partnerships

    This year’s conference aimed to build cooperation as a strategy towards progress. The conference provided a venue for partner nations and the U.S. to build personal relationships between the air forces as a foundation for future endeavors while discussing capabilities and issues of each nation’s air force in space, cyberspace and transnational threats.
  • ENJJPT molds international guardians of freedom

    Since 1981, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program has played a significant role in NATO-wide pilot production. Comprised of 14 signatory nations, 13 of which are currently participating, it is one of four undergraduate pilot training programs in the Air Force.
  • Goldfein praises US, British partnership and the shared connection to the ‘future fight’

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told a group of senior British military officials, including Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, that success in “the future fight” relies on data, networks and the ability to link systems of allies and partners, Oct. 10.
  • Mountain Home AFB Airmen train Chilean airmen, strengthen strategic relationships

    Tech. Sgt. Ian Messer and Tech. Sgt. Edgar Ayala, both 366th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsmen at Mountain Home Air Force Base, recently spent a month-long temporary duty at Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, Chile. Their mission was to train the Chilean airmen to save money, time and manpower through hands-on training on jet engine fan blade repairs for the F100-Pratt and Whitney-W-220 jet engines.
  • Goldfein’s 10-day trip across northern Europe focuses on partners and ‘great power’ realities

    But there also was an unmistakable subtext connecting the stops in Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Germany and Greenland. The thread was this: each country has valuable experience and insights for operating effectively in an age of great power competition. That reality can help the United States and its allies fine-tune strategies for deterring – and if necessary, defeating – Russia and China.
  • BLUE: Stronger Together

    Through relationships, international affairs leaders build partnerships, strengthen capabilities, and develop partner Airmen. Every day the U.S. works to build partnerships and strengthen alliances around the world to maintain regional and global stability.
  • RAF partners with PTN to innovate pilot training pipeline

    It’s been said that “seeing is believing” and after a visit last May to the Pilot Training Next facility in Austin and facing a pilot shortage, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is taking innovation to the next level with the inclusion of a student and an instructor pilot in the second iteration of the class.
  • Bombers fly coordinated missions from Indo-Pacific, Europe

    B-52H Stratofortress bombers launched from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, March 18, to conduct simultaneous theater familiarization training in the Indo-Pacific and Europe.
  • Santa, Elves jump for Operation Toy Drop 2018

    Santa Claus and his elves delivered toys to children via military freefall and static-line jumps as part of the 7th annual Operation Toy Drop event on Alzey Drop Zone, Germany Dec. 11-13, 2018.
  • 493rd FS trains during Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4

    F-15C Eagles and an F-15D assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron and support personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., are participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy.
  • US, Montenegro conduct groundbreaking cyber defense cooperation

    U.S. service members worked alongside cyber defenders within the Government of Montenegro over the past few weeks to build cyber defense capabilities.
  • Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

    Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.
  • International health specialists employ unique skills to build medical capabilities with partner nations

    Healthcare is a critical avenue to strengthen partnerships with U.S. allies around the globe. The Air Force International Health Specialist program takes highly trained Air Force health personnel with unique skill sets, and puts them in Global Health Engagements around the world. There, they share their experiences and work to improve the health infrastructure in their partner nation.
  • Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for FY18 budget in State of the Air Force address

    The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.
  • AF senior leaders visit Arctic

    Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and major commands visited multiple locations in the Arctic region Sept. 7-13, 2017, to better understand the challenges of operating in the region.
  • USSTRATCOM, German air force sign liaison officer agreement

    U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the German air force (Luftwaffe) signed a memorandum of agreement June 1, 2017, to assign a German liaison officer (LNO) to Joint Functional Component Command for Space.
  • 815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

    Two 815th Airlift Squadron crews from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi participated in a six-ship multinational airborne mission near here in the Normandy region June 4, 2017 to commemorate D-Day 73.
  • Strategic bombers, Airmen deploy to United Kingdom

    B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and about 800 Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford to support a number of exercises with joint partners, and U.K. and NATO allies.
  • F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time

    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base April 25, 2017, from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen are from the 34th Fighter Squadron and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • One bird, two stones

    Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the South Korean air force simultaneously trained for separate missions over the Pacific Ocean Sept. 12 and were assisted by a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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