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An U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II refuels over North America in route to its deployed location in Europe, April 15, 2017. The U.S. Air Force deployed the F-35A Lightning IIs, approximately 250 Airmen and associated equipment to RAF Lakenheath, England, on a long-planned training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- History happened April 14 as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II deployed to Europe for the first time carried by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.   “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd ARW commander. “This
0 4/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFOSI: Brief easy, travel safely
For many service members and their families, one of the many benefits of being stationed in Germany is the ease with which they can travel, but everyone still needs to take steps to ensure their travels are as safe as can be.
0 3/21
2017
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
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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2016
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over Adazi Military Training Base, Latvia, June 13, 2016.  U.S. forces and NATO partners are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010.  Our presence in Europe and the relationships built over the past 70 years provide the U.S. strategic access critical to meet our NATO commitment to respond to threats against our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim) Airmen kick off Saber Strike with European partners
U.S. Airmen joined more than 4,500 military members from 13 different NATO countries as they kicked off exercise Saber Strike 16 June 12, 2016. Saber Strike is a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on
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2016
PARIS - U.S. Air Force Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, commemorate Memorial Day in a ceremony with their French counterparts at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Brian Bahret/Released) US, France honor military sacrifices during Memorial Day ceremony
PARIS - U.S. Air Force Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, commemorate Memorial Day in a ceremony with their French counterparts at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Brian Bahret/Released)
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2016
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