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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, and his wife, Robbin, and Col. Helmar Storm, Allied Air Component Command Ramstein executive officer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she transits through the base Feb. 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Elizabeth Culbertson)


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Default Air Force Logo Lakenheath Airmen reach 500-day mark without DUI
Fifteen senior NCOs bought 30 dozen eggs to make breakfast burritos for the 48th Communications Squadron Feb. 3.The day celebrates a milestone for the squadron -- 500 days without a drunk driving incident.At a recent commander’s call, the squadron leadership promised that the senior NCOs would cook breakfast for the unit if the squadron met the
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Default Air Force Logo LEAP Frogs enhance learning at Incirlik
With all of the giggles, exchange of smiles and shrieks of joy, it’s hard to believe learning is going on. For parents at Incirlik, the Learning Enrichment Activities for Preschoolers and Parents Program is an opportunity to leap into learning with their children; and for their children, it is an opportunity to leap into fun.“This program provides
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Default Air Force Logo Incirlik tower and RAPCON work together to keep skies safe
Aircraft are always coming and going at Incirlik, despite the fact that the base doesn’t have any aircraft permanently assigned. In order to move aircraft in and out of Incirlik safely, they need the assistance of the 39th Operations Squadron and the air traffic controllers in the Radar Approach Control Center and the tower.Together they control
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Default Air Force Logo Croughton Airmen patrol base with ATVs
Royal Air Force Croughton is full of Romeos. Most people don’t know it, and the cops are fine with that.On horsepower instead of horseback, they visit porches at midnight but only have good intentions in mind. They’re not going to sweep Juliet off her feet ... unless she breaks the law.Not to worry, though, because Romeos are cops, specially
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Default Air Force Logo USAFE announces 2005 USAFE Communications and Information Award winners
U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the 2005 USAFE Communications and Information Award.The winners are:Field Grade Officer: Lt Col Jeffrey Maxwell, Ramstein Air Base, GermanyCompany Grade Officer: Capt. David Dethlefs, RamsteinCommunications-electronics systems (SNCO): Master Sgt. Richard Cunningham,
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Default Air Force Logo New training center to open at USAFE base in Germany
A new training center is opening at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, which will not only increase our combat readiness by providing critical training for U.S. Air Forces in Europe Airmen, but will save the Air Force money by eliminating expensive TDY travel to the west coast of the U.S.Col. Dave Goldfein, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, will preside at
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Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander (second from left), and Chief Master Sgt. Gary Coleman, USAFE command chief master sergeant (far right), met with Brig. Gen. Piotr Lusnia, Air Task Force commander (left) and Maj. Gen. Jaap Willemse, International Security Assistance Force deputy commander during a trip to ISAF headquarters Feb. 9. (Photo by 1st Lt. Elizabeth Culbertson) COMUSAFE visits downrange U.S., NATO bases
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander visited multiple downrange locations Feb. 8-10 to fulfill USAFE and NATO objectives.Gen. Tom Hobbins traveled to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, Kandahar AB and Kabul, Afghanistan and Al-Udeid AB, Qatar with USAFE Band “Direct Hit” during the three-day trip, visiting with deployed USAFE members, touring
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Default Air Force Logo EUCOM, USAFE assist Darfur mission
U.S. European Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe are providing contract airlift transport to members of the Rwandan Defense Forces as part of the African Union's mission in the Darfur region of the Sudan.A small number of USAFE Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, are providing logistics support to the mission based out of the Kigali
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Default Air Force Logo Incirlik and Lajes clubs go contract
In 2005, the Incirlik and Lajes clubs undertook the almost unheard of course of action to contract out dining room operations at their clubs. Although these clubs were well managed and supported by base leadership, membership and talented staff, the continued losses in the dining room operations compelled local leadership to look for a better way
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