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Default Air Force Logo Turkey now an unaccompanied, 12-month tour
Air Force assignments to Turkey are now unaccompanied, 12-month tours, effective Sept. 21, Air Force officials said Sept. 29.
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, awaits civic leader guests to board before a refueling mission at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. The tanker arrived Sept. 17th to train with Spangdahlem’s F-16 Fighting Falcons, adding valuable training for air-to-air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry) Here comes the BOOM!

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A California Air National Guard F-15C Eagle lands on the flightline at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, Sept. 8, 2016. Four of the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s F-15Cs will conduct joint NATO air policing missions with the Bulgarian air force to police the host nation’s sovereign airspace Sept. 9-16, 2016. The squadron forward deployed to Graf Ignatievo from Campia Turzii, Romania, where they serve on a theater security package deployment to Europe as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) Bulgaria, US commence joint air policing
The United States and Bulgarian air forces will conduct the first ever joint NATO air policing mission in Bulgaria, Sept. 9-16. The air policing mission enables on-demand response capabilities, which serve to mitigate and deter violations and infringements on Bulgarian sovereign airspace. Working alongside the Bulgarian air force are four F-15C
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A B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Air Force Global Strike Command, takes to the skies on Sep. 5, 2016 as the first day of participation in Exercise Ample Strike 2016, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled for Sept. 5-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Monique Roux/Released) Dyess B-1 first flight for Ample Strike

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A 307th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress sits as one of the main attractions during the Slovak International Air Fest, Aug. 27, 2016, Sliač, Slovakia. The Reserve B-52 was the only U.S. representative during the air show, which hosts aerial demonstrations and displays from across Europe and Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Branning/Released) Reserve B-52 biggest attraction in Slovakia

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Sam Allen, a B-52H Stratofortress aircrew member from the Reserve 93rd Bomb Squadron, answers questions from a group of Slovakian school students during a tour of the bomber on Aug. 26, 2016, Sliač, Slovakia. The students were given a special tour of the aircraft prior to the Slovak International Air Fest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Branning/Released) Slovakian school students get a special tour of a B-52

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Tennyson, explosive ordnance disposal team leader, uses a metal detecting wand to scan an area for simulated improvised explosive devices at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 27, 2016. This multilateral exercise focused on locating and disarming improvised explosive devices which involved EOD members from the U.S., Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston L. Cherry/Realeased) EOD: 'They call the thing a Rodeo'
Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training exercise July 25-29, 2016 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The exercise, known as the IED Rodeo, represented the first of its kind at Spangdahlem and featured a multilateral event showcasing EOD members from
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A flight formation of Romanian air force MiG-21 LanceR aircraft and U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft fly during the RoAF's 71st Air Base's air show and open house at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23, 2016.  The aviation demonstration took place during the middle of the U.S. Air Force's 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron's six-month long theater security package deployment to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to bolster the U.S.'s continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability in the region. The unit, comprised of more than 200 CANG Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno ANG Base, California, as well as U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, piloted, maintained and supported the deployment of 12 F-15Cs Eagle fighter aircraft throughout nations like Romania, Iceland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Estonia and among others. The F-15Cs took to the skies alongside the 71st AB's MiG-21 fighter aircraft and Puma helicopters for both the airshow, the second engagement of its kind at Campia Turzii under Operation Atlantic Resolve, and the bilateral flight training, also known as Dacian Eagle 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released) Golden State ANG, Romanian air force partnership soars over Campia Turzii
Thousands of Romanian and European spectators marveled at aerial acrobatics in the skies and combat capability displays on the ground during an airshow and open house at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23, 2016.  To the adults and children among the crowds, the spectacle served as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see military aircraft up close and
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A F-22 Raptor, with the Raptor Demonstration Team, taxis past onlookers prior to its performance at the Royal International Air Tattoo, hosted on RAF Fairford, July 8-10, 2016. RIAT 16 afforded an opportunity for new aircraft, like the F-35 Lightning II, to be displayed alongside crowd favorites and provided a weekend of fun and entertainment for the projected 160,000 visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus/Released) New era of air power at RIAT 16
For a moment there is a relative quiet, only the buzz of conversations and laughter of children. Then once again sound falls like a hammer as another jet begins to throw itself into the sky, trailing colored smoke as it strives to impress the crowd of eager onlookers. The 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo is in full swing.The Royal International
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-- Ramstein wife earns spouse of the year award
Giving back to the local community is one of the duties that come along with service to one's country. There are some people, like Nicole Bridge, who don’t wear the uniform, but give back in an equally large way. Bridge was recently awarded the 2016 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year award.
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