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Duplex housing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, features rooftop solar panels. The homes are part of the Air Force Housing Privatization program portfolio, which is managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carole Chiles Fuller) Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance
Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance. Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from financial hardship should such losses occur.The Air Force
0 8/29
2017
After biting down onto a steel pipe during training, Kobo, 86th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, underwent two non-surgical procedures for the extraction of his upper incisors and a surgical extraction of his upper fourth premolar at Pulaski Veterinary Clinic, Pulaski Barracks, Germany, Aug. 25, 2017. Due to the nature of their work, these K-9s are prone to dental injuries and depend on local dental clinics to help keep them in good working condition. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Army, Air Force band together for Airman’s best friend
After biting down onto a steel pipe during training, Kobo, 86th Security Forces Squadron MWD, recently underwent two non-surgical procedures for the extraction of his upper incisors and a surgical extraction of his upper fourth premolar at Veterinary Medical Center Europe, Pulaski Barracks, Germany, Aug. 25, 2017. Soldiers from Veterinary Medical Center Europe partnered with Airmen from the 86th Dental Squadron to extract Kobo’s broken tooth, rather than use the self-developing films they had.
0 8/29
2017
Commandant Micka, a French exchange pilot and assistant director of operations for Moody’s 41st Rescue Squadron, stands in front of an HH-60G Pavehawk, Aug. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Prior to his arrival at the 41st RQS, Micka transitioned from flying the French Air Force’s EC-725 Caracal helicopter to learn the HH-60. Since his childhood, Micka aspired to serve and fly for the French and U.S. military as a rescue pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) “Fight and Save:" French exchange pilot reaches multinational dream
Allured by the distant chopping of helicopter blades, a young French boy diverts his attention from his television screen to watch native pilots rescue stranded hikers in Southeast France.
0 8/19
2017
Two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons break away after refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over Latvia, June 14, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Wings over Latvia
Two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons break away after refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over Latvia, June 14, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability
0 6/14
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group watch a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle suspended from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook for the 435th CRG’s sling load operation during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 10, 2017. The 435th CRG Airmen rigged the HUMVEE to the Chinook and were watching to make sure it had been rigged properly. Saber Strike 17 highlights the inherent flexibility of ground and air forces to rapidly respond to crises allowing for the right presence where it is needed, when it is needed. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) 435 CRG practice like they play in Saber Strike 17
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules roars overhead as a pallet of equipment is pushed from the back, plummeting to the ground before it’s mad decent is softened by the whoosh of a deploying parachute. A strong wind whips dandelion seeds into the air and the C-130 is forced to land instead of dropping 435th Contingency Response Group paratroopers onto the grassy field as well. The 435th CRG from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been operating out of Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, for exercise Saber Strike 17 from June 5 to 15.
0 6/13
2017
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
0 6/02
2017
Col. Elizabeth Chamberlain, the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the director of intelligence at 7th Air Force, brings a broad perspective on Air Force life and a specific knowledge of planned targeting to her intelligence community. In addition to her duties as an intelligence officer, this mother of two is a military spouse who actively volunteers with a number of women's leadership organizations, serves as an Air Force Academy Liaison Officer, and is actively involved in her community and kid's school. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Flexible Service: Individual Reserve offers unique opportunities
The Individual Reserve program offers service members a flexible way to continue serving.
0 2/06
2017
A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, during a flying training deployment, Jan. 27, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The KC-135 refueled U.S. and Hellenic air force F-16s during the FTD, which was hosted to evaluate aircraft and personnel capabilities and increase interoperability between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill) Top it off: US, Hellenic air forces practice in-flight refueling
A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, joined F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the Hellenic air force to perform in-flight refueling operations during a flying training deployment, Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece.
0 2/01
2017
German army Staff Sgt. Sascha Wendt, Centre of Geoinformation of the Bundeswehr weather observer, uses a kestrel meter to measure wind speeds during exercise Cadre Focus 16.2 in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 27, 2016. Cadre Focus 16.2 marked the first time Airmen from the 7th Weather Squadron and 7th Expeditionary Weather Squadron invited NATO partners to Cadre Focus, which allows weather forecasters to train on basic U.S. Army skills such as land navigation, reaction to fire and calling in a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Weather Airmen focus on training, improving NATO relations
Twice a year, Airmen assigned to the 7th Weather Squadron and 7th Expeditionary Weather Squadron come together and train to better integrate with Army units, but this year they included a special part – German and Polish weather troops.
0 10/05
2016
Airman 1st Class Caleb Witham, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, repacks a BA-22 parachute, July 25, 2016 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The AFE flight rotates Airmen in support of the 76th Airlift Squadron and the 37th AS mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nesha Humes) Ramstein Airmen: detail oriented, disaster prepared
Day-to-day life is full of revelations, some good and others bad. When bad situations arise, an Airman’s attention to detail on the ground is imperative to save a life in the air. The 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment Airmen ensure the safety of aircrew by properly equipping them for everyday and emergency missions.
0 10/03
2016
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