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A B-52 Stratofortress sits on the flightline of Morón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 17, 2018. Through U.S. and Spanish cooperation, Morón Air Base has a long history of supporting bomber operations and serving the strategic deterrence requirements of U.S. and NATO allies for decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natalie Plas) Deployed bomber stops at Morón Air Base
A B-52 Stratofortress stops at Morón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 17, 2018. A total of four strategic bombers have deployed to Europe to conduct theater integration and training. The four B-52s and approximately 300 Airmen from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., have been conducting operations out of RAF Fairford, England since Jan. 9, 2018. Through U.S. and
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Lt. Gen. Richard Clark attended the inaugural C-130J Super Hercules ceremony in which France celebrated the acceptance of the first of four J-model aircraft. 3rd AF commander attends inaugural French C-130J ceremony
Military and civilian leaders from the U.S., France, and Germany pose for a group photo at the reception following the French air force C-130J Super Hercules Inauguration, Orleans, France, Jan. 15, 2018. The aircraft is the first of four, which will be used in conjunction with the German Air Force at a joint base in Northern France in 2021. (U.S.
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Default Air Force Logo Ramstein Airman ignites innovation with spark of genius
One 86th Communications Squadron Airman assigned to Ramstein Air Base took second place in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s Spark Tank competition.
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F-16 pilots from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, walk toward the terminal at Amari Air Base, Estonia, Jan. 14, 2018. The pilots will fly missions in support of theater support packages. This TSP highlights the U.S.’s ability to deploy fighter aircraft in support of our partners and allies in the European theater, and around the world. (DoD photo by MC3 Cody Hendrix) Theater security package deploys to Estonia
AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — Twelve F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard landed at Amari Air Base, Estonia, Jan. 14, as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command touches down at RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 9, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to RAF Fairford helps exercise the base as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Minot B-52s, Airmen deploy to RAF Fairford
RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and flying training.
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A B-52 Stratofortress, supporting a strategic bomber deployment in Europe, was diverted to RAF Mildenhall due to inclement weather Jan. 9, 2018, while en route to RAF Fairford, England. The 100th Air Refueling Wing had Airmen standing by and infrastructure available to receive the bomber aircraft until it was able to continue to its final destination. The strategic bomber is one of four B-52s from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducting theater integration and training in the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) B-52 Stratofortress pays flying visit to RAF Mildenhall
A B-52 Stratofortress, supporting a strategic bomber deployment in Europe, was diverted to RAF Mildenhall due to inclement weather Jan. 9, 2018, while en route to RAF Fairford, England.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Clint Guenther, 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron detachment commander, presents the key to the Baltic Air Policing mission to Royal Dannish air force commander Col. Uffe Holstener during the official Baltic Air Policing hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Jan. 8, 2018. This is Denmark's sixth Baltic Air Policing rotation since operations began in 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) RAF Lakenheath jets complete Baltic Air Policing rotation
The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, belonging to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, handed over the reigns for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission to Denmark at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Jan. 8.
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U.S. Air Force Airman Shawn Bragg, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, secures bolts inside the confined space trainer Dec. 15, 2017 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The confined space trainer better prepares Airmen when entering fuel tanks on an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) Confined space trainer redefines training plan
There is an access point into the wing fuel tanks of a KC-135 Stratotanker, a hatch that is about the size of a commercial aircraft viewing window. After twisting and turning their body into that small opening, the Airman is immediately enveloped by the smell of jet fuel and complete darkness. Aircraft fuels systems Airmen assigned to the 100th Maintenance Squadron have to become familiar with claustrophobic work spaces, such as the fuel tanks within the wings of an aircraft in order to do their jobs.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 48th Munitions Squadron disassemble a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II bomb for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force service members at RAF Lakenheath, England, Dec. 19. U.K. armed forces contacted the 48th MUNS for assistance and to share tactics, techniques, procedures, training, logistics and equipment for the GBU-12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) Stepping stone to F-35 interoperability
Members of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force visited the 48th Munitions Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England Dec. 19, to gain a better understanding of one of the weapons their incoming F-35B Lightning II aircraft will use.
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Members of the U.K. National Health Service, 48th Fighter Wing Medical Group and other first responders discuss major or minor incident scenarios during an emergency management orientation and crosstalk event at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Dec. 15. The EM orientation and crosstalk was the first part of a three-step plan with the final portion being a functional exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nunez) RAF Lakenheath, NHS strengthen emergency communication
Members of the U.K. National Health Service, 48th Fighter Wing Medical Group and other first responders gathered for an emergency management orientation and crosstalk event here, Dec. 15.
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