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A B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 1, 2017. Bomber missions in the European theatre enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the Air Force’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre
– B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained
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A 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, guides an F-15C Eagle onto the taxiway at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 26, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Through exercises like ACE 17, the U.S., allies and partner nations are able to train together in a realistic environment, working to ensure security, protect global interests and strengthen economic bonds in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) U.S. Airmen strengthen regional partnerships at ACE 17
Flying high above Sweden, Norway and Finland, representatives from 11 nations and NATO trained together to strengthen partnerships and interoperability from May 22 to June 2 at Arctic Challenge 2017.
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Three U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron fly beside an 185th Air Refueling Wing, Sioux City, Iowa KC-135 Stratotanker over Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2017. For more than a week the Iowa Air National Guard has been conducting air-to-air refueling training with fighting falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber) 185th ANG provides refueling training to F-16 Fighting Falcons

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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Arwa Cavendar, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, provides a pre-ceremony inspection prior to the Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017, at Madingley Memorial Cemetery in Cambridge, England. The event included a wreath laying, fly overs and a firing of volleys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Groening) U.S. Service members honor the fallen during Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony

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Brigadier General Dieter Bareihs, Director of Plans, Programs and Analysis for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, lays a wreath at the St. Mihiel American WWI cemetery in France in honor of Memorial Day, May 28. The cemetery, one of 20 permanent American military cemeteries in Europe, is home to more than 4,150 Americans who lost their lives during WWI. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Allie Stormer.)

Remembering the fallen at St. Mihiel
On Memorial Day we reflect upon the selfless service of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who gave their lives in defense of the nation throughout U.S history.American and French citizens paid their respects to World War I heroes during a remembrance ceremony at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery May 28.Brigadier General Dieter Bareihs, Director
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U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)
US, France observe Memorial Day in Paris on centennial of US entry into World War I
U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force
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Members of the Spangdahlem Air Base Honor Guard prepare to perform a three volley salute during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetary in Hamm, Luxembourg, May 27, 2017. Hundreds of military members and military supporters joined together to pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives during World War II. US Military/Allies Partner to Recognize Fallen Heroes
Members of the United States military in Europe joined with Luxembourgers to remember the sacrifice made by the Allied forces in World War II during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery May 27, 2017. Service members, government officials and members of the community showed their respect for those who fought and
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French military officials receive a wreath from a U.S. Army representative during a Memorial Day ceremony on Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, France, May 28, 2017. 2017’s ceremony was especially notable, because it marked 100 years since the U.S. entered the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

Ramstein celebrates Memorial Day at Lorraine American Cemetery
Military and civilian officials commemorated fallen service members in a solemn Memorial Day ceremony here today.
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An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares for the first sortie  of the day at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 25, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Continued, realistic interoperability exercises, such as ACE 17, allow the U.S., allies and partner nations to build their aerial expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Airmen of the world meet at Arctic Challenge 2017
For the past week, Airmen from 11 separate nations have been meeting in the skies over Sweden, Finland and Norway. Now in its third iteration, Arctic Challenge is the largest European air exercise of the year, seeing more than 100 aircraft and 1,000 service members participate over a period of two weeks. The goal of the exercise is increasing interoperability between the air forces of NATO and partner countries when conducting large-scale operations. The exercise scenarios are based on a mandate from the United Nations to project a multinational stabilization force should it be needed.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Johnson, 86th Airlift Wing Chapel education and training noncommissioned officer in-charge displays his U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps Richard C. Schneider Award for 2016 outstanding chaplain assistant airman for his duties on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 15, 2017. Johnson was recognized his exceptional duties at Edwards Air Force Base and Ramstein AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes) Ramstein chaplain assistant earns Air Force level award
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Johnson, 86th Airlift Wing Chapel education and training noncommissioned officer in-charge conducted 16 crisis intervention counseling sessions last year, earning him the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps Richard C. Schneider Award for 2016 outstanding chaplain assistant airman.
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