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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, takes off in support of BALTOPS and Saber Strike 18 at the 31st Tactical Air Base, Poznan-Krzesiny, Poland, June 8, 2018. BALTOPS is an annual joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to improve training value for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. Operation Saber Strike 18 is an annual U.S. Army led land based combined-joint exercise conducted at various locations throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks) F-16s support BALTOPS and Saber Strike
Eighteen F-16 Fighting Falcon and 300 personnel assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, partnered with the Polish Air Force in support of Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) and the U.S. Army led Saber Strike 18 exercise at the 31st Tactical Air Base in Poznan-Krzesiny, Poland, June 8, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo Association of African Air Forces continues to grow, foster cooperation among U.S. and partner nations
Three years since its inception, the Association of African Air Forces continues to build steam as a dynamic force for cooperation and stability on the African continent. A voluntary, non-political organization, the association focuses on the exchange of experiences and ideas, as well as collaborative efforts to support air operations across Africa. Through the forum, African partner nations are increasingly stepping up to confront collective challenges such as human suffering, poaching, violent extremism, and drug trafficking.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force implements new parental leave policy, secondary caregivers given 21 days
In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child.
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48th Medical Group Airmen transport a patient with simulated injuries following a mass casualty scenario during a readiness exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 5, 2018. Conducting 24-hour operations during the two-day exercise, 48th Fighter Wing Airmen tested their Ability to Survive and Operate during wartime conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Burks) 48th FW executes readiness exercise
The 48th Fighter Wing held a “Phase II” readiness exercise June 4-5, at RAF Lakenheath.
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A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft assigned to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, taxis across the flightline in support of Exercise Baltic Operations at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, June 5, 2018. An E-3 AWACS assigned to the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron and a second Air Reserve Component AWACS assigned to the 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron were the participating aircraft for the exercise.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks) E-3 AWACS strengthen interoperability during BALTOPS
Two E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft assigned to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, partnered with NATO allies in support of Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) June 6, 2018.
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Four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly next to a KC-135 Stratotanker during Saber Strike 18, June 8, 2018. All four A-10s were refueled in flight allowing them to more quickly return to their training and provide support for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike) USAFE provides fuel for the fire at Saber Strike
While working with 18 other countries in the Baltics, KC-135 Stratotankers deployed to U.S. Air Forces in Europe are demonstrating, over Latvia, what the air component of warfighting is capable of doing.
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A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron takes off from Cherbourg Airfield, France, May 31, 2018. More than 60 Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, arrived in the Normandy region to conduct annual exercises commemorating the Battle of Normandy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein Airmen arrive in Normandy for memorial exercises
More than 60 Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing arrived in Cherbourg, France, May 30, 2018, to conduct annual commemorative exercises in the Normandy region.
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B-1B Lancers support Exercise Baltic Operations B-1B Lancers support BALTOPS exercise
Two B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, took part in missions supporting Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) June 4, 2018.
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Two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrafts sit on the flight line at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 4, 2018. The A-10s were deployed to Europe from the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, to support exercise Saber Strike 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike) USAFE Takes Flight in Latvia supporting Saber Strike
A-10 Thunderbolt II engines roared to life as pilots and aircraft deployed to Europe from the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, kicked-off air support for Saber Strike, June 4, 2018.
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Three U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 345th Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrive at RAF Fairford, U.K., in support of NATO cross-servicing exercises in Europe, May 30, 2018. The 345th BS’s presence in Europe allows Dyess Airmen to work with U.S. allies to develop and improve ready air forces capable of maintaining regional stability. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of our forces to address a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland) 345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes flight to the UK
Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force members and three B-1B Lancers assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived at RAF Fairford, May 20-30. Members from the 7th Bomb Wing and 345th Bomb Squadron deployed together as the 345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron in support of NATO cross-servicing exercises. These exercises regularly include combined
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