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The team at the 31st Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program assess broken equipment to determine its repairability, June 14, 2017 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. AFREP has repaired 125 items so far during the 2017 fiscal year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks) AFREP team saves Aviano AB nearly $3M
Together, three Team Aviano Airmen saved Aviano Air Base nearly $3 million so far in fiscal year 2017.
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A B-52H Stratofortress arrives at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 1, 2017. Three B-52s from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., operated out of RAF Fairford in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17. The responsibility to deter a strategic attack against the U.S. and its allies is U.S. Strategic Command’s fundamental mission. These missions validate the readiness and capability of its bomber forces, which is a critical component of the safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force that USSTRATCOM provides the nation and its allies. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach) Historic bomber operations BALTOPS, Saber Strike conclude at RAF Fairford
Air Force Global Strike Command bomber operations in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17 out of RAF Fairford, U.K., concluded June 17.
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Staff Sgt. Eric Jeffcoat, 100th Security Forces Squadron base defense operation center controller, emerges from smoke grenade smoke during 435th SFS’s Ground Combat Readiness Training Center Security Operations Course at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Germany, June 15, 2017. Conducting missions as a team and being evaluated by the 435th SFS instructor cadre, students showcased knowledge of urban operations, close quarters combat, live firing iterations, mounted and dismounted patrols, entry control point operations, and counter improved-explosive device operations while at Baumholder. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) "SOC" it to me: Defenders across USAFE train at Ramstein
With the amount of training, preparation, and paperwork involved, pre-deployment processes can too easily become a blur. What to expect can vary, but the 435th Security Forces Squadron ensures Airmen who come through their pre-deployment Security Operations Course leave with the knowledge and confidence to execute the mission.
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An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performs a flight demonstration for an audience at the Paris Air Show June 19, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Held every year, the Paris Air Show represents a unique opportunity for the United States to showcase its leadership in aerospace technologies. Direct participation in the air show supports U.S. government security policy and strategic defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) Airpower on display at Paris Air Show
U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, prepares to transfer fuel to a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., off the coast of Spain, June 13, 2017. Two B-2s deployed to the U.K. to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Bomber deployments enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Deter and Assure; 100th ARW increases bomber’s global reach
B-2s deployed to the U.K. to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations and were supported by the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England.
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Two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons break away after refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over Latvia, June 14, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Wings over Latvia
Two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons break away after refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over Latvia, June 14, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hardy, 7th Weather Squadron noncommissioned officer  in charge of regional weather maintenance, right, speaks with German NATO partners during a weather-related exercise in Wiesbaden, Germany, June 12, 2017. The 7th WS uses Exercise Cadre Focus to enhance its capability to provide weather support to U.S. Army operations in Europe. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 7th WS, NATO allies, join forces for Cadre Focus 17-1
The 7th Weather Squadron kicked off a weather-related exercise with NATO allies in Wiesbaden, Germany, June 12, 2017.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon. 510th Fighter Squadron, deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike approaches the boom on a KC-135R Stratotanker over the Baltic Sea, June 13, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Air Command and Control plays pivotal role in BALTOPS
High above the clouds crossing through international airspace, there are more than 50 military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Polish air force and German air force training together during the BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) and Saber Strike Exercises.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group watch a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle suspended from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook for the 435th CRG’s sling load operation during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 10, 2017. The 435th CRG Airmen rigged the HUMVEE to the Chinook and were watching to make sure it had been rigged properly. Saber Strike 17 highlights the inherent flexibility of ground and air forces to rapidly respond to crises allowing for the right presence where it is needed, when it is needed. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) 435 CRG practice like they play in Saber Strike 17
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules roars overhead as a pallet of equipment is pushed from the back, plummeting to the ground before it’s mad decent is softened by the whoosh of a deploying parachute. A strong wind whips dandelion seeds into the air and the C-130 is forced to land instead of dropping 435th Contingency Response Group paratroopers onto the grassy field as well. The 435th CRG from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been operating out of Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, for exercise Saber Strike 17 from June 5 to 15.
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Master Sgt. John Houtz, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline hydraulics, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team waits until the rain stops on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base,
Poland, June 12, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) BALTOPS Prep through Weather
Master Sgt. John Houtz, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline hydraulics, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team waits until the rain stops on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base,Poland, June 12, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response
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