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Army Sgt. 1st Class Herschel L. Gillins, 5th Quarter Master from Rine Ordanance Barracks,  conducts a preboarding brief for members of the Spanish air force during an off-station training in Zaragoza, Spain., Dec. 12, 2011. The OST consisted of a 90 member team and two aircraft, all assembled to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Spanish air forces as well as build partnerships between the two countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Neil-McKeown) El Toro Rojo Dos a success
More than 85 Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing, the 435th Contingency Response Group, and five Soldiers from the 5th Quartermaster Company traveled here for El Toro Rojo Dos, Dec. 11.The two-week off-station training began Dec. 12, and is scheduled to end Dec. 22. This is the first time in two years the two countries have participated in an OST
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Master Sgt. William Byrd, 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron ophthalmic  technician, fills out a patient vision checklist during an eye exam at the optometry clinic here Dec. 6. The AMDS provides vision correction as well as diagnosing, treating and managing ocular diseases to keep Airmen fit to fight and their family members healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Ocular specialists provide 'super' vision

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Default Air Force Logo 1-1-8: suicide prevention hotline goes live
United States Army Europe and U.S. Air Forces in Europe have launched a toll-free suicide prevention hotline available throughout the European theater.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Military Crisis Line-Europe can now be reached by dialing DSN 118 on any Air Force or Army installation in Europe. Off base the hotline can be reached in
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - A crew chief from the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshalls in a HH-60 Pave Hawk after returning from several deployments, September 15, 2011. Approximately 60 members from the 56th Rescue Squadron returned home after back-to-back deployments lasting more than nine months in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector.  The 56th RQS  is a combat-ready search and rescue squadron of HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters capable of executing all-weather search and rescue missions day or night in hostile environments in support of the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Cory D. Payne) 748th AMXS turns two
The 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron celebrated their second anniversary on Nov. 10.Two years ago, the 56th and 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Units merged to become the 748th AMXS after splitting away from the 48th AMXS. The 748th AMXS mission is primarily focused on providing safe and reliable F-15 and HH-60 aircraft and developing
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An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron 513, takes off from the Lajes
Field flightline toward Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2011.
A total of ten Harriers were returning home from a six-month deployment at
Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.  (Photo by Guido Melo) 
AV-8B Harriers stop at Lajes on trip home
Ten AV-8B Harriers from Marine Attack Squadron 513, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., returning home from a six-month deployment at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, could be seen spanning the Lajes Field runway, Nov. 18, 2011.Capt. Dan Fletcher said if there's one thing he could tell people, it's acknowledging how intense the fight still is in
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Default Air Force Logo Avoid stress, mishaps during holiday Space-A travel
The Air Mobility Command passenger terminal at Spangdahlem Air Base offers traveling advice for Airmen and their families during the holiday season.Space-A travel is free travel aboard Defense Department owned or controlled aircraft and occurs when aircraft are not fully booked with passengers traveling under orders.During the holiday season,
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Col. Chris Craige, 39th Air Base Wing commander, speaks with volunteers preparing to pack supplies for Turkish earthquake victims Nov. 18, 2011, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. On Oct. 23, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake occurred near Van, Turkey, killing more than 600 and injuring more than 1,000. The 39th Air Base Wing chapel coordinated the collection of basic hygiene items, winter clothing and footwear donated to the Turkish Red Crescent for those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael B. Keller/Released) Incirlik donates items for earthquake victims

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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - U.S. Air Force Maj. Mike Conrad, 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot, (left) checks aircraft forms as Swedish Air Force Capt Fredrik Bergstrom, 211th Fighter Squadron, watches prior to take-off, Nov. 17, 2011. This is Bergstrom's first time ever in a foreign aircraft.Members from the SAF and the 48th Fighter Wing trained together to increase their interoperability and gather experience with foreign aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Liberty Wing maintains friendship, trains with Swedish Air Force
A Swedish JAS-39 Gripen jet takes off from the Royal Air Force Lakenheath flight line followed directly by an F-15 Eagle. The two aircraft engage in simulated combat to train and learn from each other. Swedish Air Force crews participated in a week-long squadron exchange program with the Liberty Wing concluding Nov. 18. The 493rd Fighter Squadron
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RAF MILDENHALL, England - Kari Rosett, right, 100th Force Support Squadron teen coordinator, presents three Presidential Volunteer Service Award certificates to Jared Taylor, 15, at the post office here Nov. 10, 2011. Taylor earned the bronze, silver and gold level awards for contributing more than 260 volunteer service hours in the last 15 months to the base post office. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jerilyn Quintanilla) Teen earns Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Not all volunteers feel that their contribution makes a difference but there's a teenager on Royal Air Force Mildenhall who proved that giving just a little here and there becomes a lot. And he recently learned that it doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated. Jared Taylor, 15, son of Kathy and Chief Master Sgt. Bernard Taylor, 100th Communications
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Senior Airman Eric Gray, 8th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party operator, trains with the Slovenian TACP group, in Barcis, Italy, Nov. 15.  The 8th ASOS participated in NATO coalition training to help refine techniques and procedures of tactical command and control of air power assets.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez) 8th ASOS trains with Slovenian TACPs

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