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AFCEC European Store Front Program Manager April Whitbeck poses for a selfie with children from a Ugandan village. Whitbeck, and other members of the Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Society of American Military Engineers chapter, travel to Uganda to deliver disinfected water to the local villagers. (Coutesy photo/April Whitbeck) AFCEC engineer works to bring clean water to rural Uganda
Chlorine production through salt water, electrodes and a car battery. It’s a simple technology that one AFCEC engineer hopes will soon have a life-changing impact on a people.Six months ago, April Whitbeck, a program manager at AFCEC’s European Store Front at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, took a volunteer trip to Uganda to help bring clean water to a
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2016
Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen from 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron during an all call at Air Base 101, Niamey, Niger, Nov. 23, 2016. During a three day trip, Clark visited Airmen in Europe and Africa who support the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. This was Clark's first visit to NAS Sigonella, Niamey and Agadez as 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) 17th EAF commander visits ISR Airmen in Africa
During a three day trip, Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, visited Airmen in Europe and Africa who support the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. This was Clark's first visit to NAS Sigonella, Niamey and Agadez as 17th EAF commander.
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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks during the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group symposium at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 14, 2016. Over 275 personnel from the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other personnel attended the symposium to synchronize efforts across the diplomatic, defense and developmental sectors in AFRICOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) AFRICOM leaders discuss future during symposium
Approximately 300 U.S. service members and other personnel from the U.S. Africa Command attended the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group symposium kickoff Nov. 14, here. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander, AFRICOM, gave the opening remarks for the conference.
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Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, outgoing 3rd Air Force commander, gives a speech during a change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2016. Ray relinquished command of the 3rd Air Force to Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Clark takes command of 3rd Air Force
Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, 3rd Air Force commander, relinquishes command to Lt. Gen. Richard Clark on Oct. 21.
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Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, speaks during a press conference on the flightline at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, April 25, 2016. The general answered reporters' questions about the U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor training deployment in Europe as part of the European Reassurance Initiative. The aircraft will conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft and forward deploy from RAF Lakenheath, England, to maximize training opportunities while demonstrating the U.S. commitment to NATO allies and the security of Europe. The Raptors are deployed from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.(U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane/Released)
Europe & Africa: The fascinating challenge
Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Gen. Richard Clark on Oct. 21. During his 15 months here, Ray experienced one of the most turbulent times in Europe.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa commander, speaks to members of the 39th Security Forces Squadron Aug. 31, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Wolters visited Airmen across the base to meet and speak about the diverse and important missions the base is supporting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua T. Jasper) COMUSAFE introduces command priorities
Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, outlined his priorities and focus areas for the command during an interview at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 4.
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2016
Nigerien Sgt. Mahamane Souleymane and Ghanian Army Capt. Selorm Mensah, secure a pallet during African Partnership Flight in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 14, 2016. AFP Ghana course topics included deployment command and control; airfield standup and operations; airbase logistical support; airbase defense; C-130 tactics, techniques and procedures; and aerial patient movement. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephanie Longoria) APF Ghana builds trust, relationships and interoperability
U.S. Air Force Airmen and twelve African partner nations concluded an African Partnership Flight in Ghana Sept. 16.Co-hosted by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa and the Ghanaian air force, the five-day event brought together air forces from around Africa."APF is really unique because it’s a military-to-military event. Typically,
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2016
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band plays a show for the crowd at the Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 17, 2016. The U.S. military is exhibiting a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker, a C-130J Super Hercules, an HC-130 King, and an MQ-9 Reaper. The aircraft come from various Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command units. The U.S. routinely participates in events like AADE to strengthen partnerships with regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) Total Force: Building partnerships in Africa
More than 100,000 people came out to the Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 14-18.The U.S. Air Force called upon its total force of Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and active duty Airmen to support the bi-annual event at the request of the U.S. Embassy in South Africa.Attendees had the
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2016
South African students tour a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, at the African Aerospace and Defense Expo at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 14, 2016. The U.S. military is exhibiting a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker, a C-130J Super Hercules, an HC-130 King, and an MQ-9 Reaper. The aircraft come from various Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command units. The U.S. routinely participates in events like AADE to strengthen partnerships with regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) USAF on display at Africa Aerospace, Defence Expo
A team of U.S. Air Force Airmen took part in the opening day activities of the Africa Aerospace & Defence Exposition 2016 in South Africa, Sept. 14, as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the partnership between the two nations.The total force helped to open the first day of the event, held at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, South Africa.
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