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An Airman assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron begins a freefall jump from a 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules during exercise Ares Shadow, Aug. 11. Ares Shadow is a 48th Fighter Wing-led personnel recovery exercise involving Airmen from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Special Operations Command, as well as members of the Italian armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) 57th RQS trains to save lives in Exercise Ares Shadow
Jumping out of an airplane flying 10,000 feet in the air isn’t on everyone’s daily to-do list, but for the Guardian Angel teams of the 57th Rescue Squadron, it’s their bread and butter. That’s exactly what they did during exercise Ares Shadow at Aviano AB, Aug. 8-11.
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321 STS lands A-10's on highway in Estonia 321 STS Air Commandos land A-10s on Estonian highway
A combat controller with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron takes wind-speed measurements before landing A-10 Thunderbolt IIs on Jägala-Käravete Highway, Aug. 10, in Jägala, Estonia. A small force of eight Special Tactics combat controllers from the 321st STS surveyed the two-lane highway, deconflicted airspace and exercised command and control on
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37th AS drops 173rd IBCT Airborne troops 37th AS drops 173rd IBCT Airborne troops
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron, recently supported the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) with personnel drops in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 8.Training such as this is essential to preserving joint readiness, building interoperability, and strengthening relationships between
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One of seven U.S. Army Soldiers who were wounded in a rocket propelled grenade attack is loaded into an MRAP ambulance at Mazar-i-Sharrif, Afghanistan June 17, 2017. The Soldiers were flown to Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan where they underwent 12 hours of trauma care. They were later flown to Germany by a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (Courtesy Photo) (This image was edited for patient privacy) Travis aircrew fly wounded Soldiers to Germany after insider attack
Six aircrew members from Travis Air Force Base, California, flew a C-17 Globemaster III into Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan June 18 to medevac five U.S. Army special operators who were wounded in an insider attack at Camp Shaheen, in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
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USAFE Airmen support Romanian air show USAFE Airmen support Romanian air show
The 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, consisting of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Florida Air National Guard, and Louisiana Air National Guard Airmen, assisted the Romanian Armed Forces in an air show at Camp Turzii in Cluj County, Romania, July 29.
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. 435th CRG trains for contingency down range
The mission of the 435th Contingency Response Group is to open up bare bases and air fields in austere environments. During base-opening operations, they may face a variety of threats. In the past, those who needed training to counter these threats needed to travel stateside to attend contingency response courses. The 435th CRG created Contingency
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Air Force leaders recently released new Air Force priorities. Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities
In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day.
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Two U.S. Air Force 352d Special Operations Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element, or DAGRE, team members prepare for a Forward Arming and Refueling Point exercise July 26, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The DAGRE provides security for Air Force Special Operations aircraft transiting airfields where security is limited. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano) Three UK-based wings conduct first-time FARP exercise
Two MC-130Js from the 67th Special Operations Squadron conducted a Forward Arming and Refueling Point exercise July 26, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. A Forward Arming and Refueling Point, or FARP, is an austere location near a combat zone where fuel and supplies can be transferred from one aircraft to another. “The FARP gives us the ability
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A pilot assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, walks to his aircraft in preparation for a sortie in support of a flying training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 25. Airmen from 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, worked alongside Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, and British Allies during this bilateral training event to enhance interoperability, maintain joint readiness and reassure our regional Allies and partners of the U.S. Air Force’s commitment to a safe and secure Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) 480th Fighter Squadron Completes U.K. FTD
Eighteen F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and more than 260 Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, completed a three-week flying training deployment here July 31.
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Master Sgt. Roger Carr, crew chief with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., moves a fire extinguisher across the flightline prior to a KC-135R Stratotanker refueling flight at RAF Mildenhall, England, as Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry, 507th AMXS NCO in charge, looks on, July 25, 2017. In a long-standing partnership between the Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing July 1-29, to provide KC-135R air refueling support to the European theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Lauren Gleason Reservists maintain aircraft, relationships via Operation Atlantic Resolve
RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Total Force Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, maintained KC-135R Stratotankers here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, strengthening the relationship between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, July 1-29.
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