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Lt. Gen. Richard Clark speaks to Airmen during an all call at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Nov. 30, 2016. Clark highlighted his top priorities of executing the mission, inspiring Airmen and taking care of family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin Harvill) ‘Who will you inspire?’ 3rd AF command team asks Aviano
“Every Airman, every mission, has a purpose,” said Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd AF commander. “[Airmen] need to be able to draw their task to the ultimate mission. That’s how I believe we get inspired and inspire each other.”
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Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen from 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron during an all call at Air Base 101, Niamey, Niger, Nov. 23, 2016. During a three day trip, Clark visited Airmen in Europe and Africa who support the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. This was Clark's first visit to NAS Sigonella, Niamey and Agadez as 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) 17th EAF commander visits ISR Airmen in Africa
During a three day trip, Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, visited Airmen in Europe and Africa who support the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. This was Clark's first visit to NAS Sigonella, Niamey and Agadez as 17th EAF commander.
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Fourteen F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft hold the line, ready to depart to Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina from Morón Air Base, Spain, Nov. 10, 2016. The aircraft were returning to their home station after a six-month deployment in the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jose A. Quintanilla) Team Morón’s “Hour”
Morón Air Base is located in the Andalusia region of Spain, surrounded by olive groves and sunflower fields. It is home to the 221st Escuadron and Wing 11 of the Spanish air force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s 496th Air Base Squadron, and Air Mobility Command’s 725th Air Mobility Squadron Detachment 1. The primary mission of the 496th ABS and Det 1 is to support the needs of the U.S. Air Force, projecting rapid global mobility and combat air power within Europe and Southwest Asia, as well as Africa.
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Ramstein leadership meet with the Rheinland Inn Dining Facility staff before Airmen eat during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Ramstein leadership joins Airmen, celebrates Thanksgiving

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Airmen and Soldiers line up to fill bags with food and supplies at the Thanks for Thanksgiving event at Vogelweh Air Base. Germany, Nov. 19, 2016. Kaiserslautern Military Community leaders banded together to support junior enlisted service members by providing them with all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Airmen, Soldiers bring home the turkey
Kaiserslautern Military Community leaders came out to support military service members and their families during the 18th annual Thanks for Thanksgiving event at Vogelweh Air Base, Germany, Nov. 19, 2016.
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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks during the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group symposium at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 14, 2016. Over 275 personnel from the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other personnel attended the symposium to synchronize efforts across the diplomatic, defense and developmental sectors in AFRICOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) AFRICOM leaders discuss future during symposium
Approximately 300 U.S. service members and other personnel from the U.S. Africa Command attended the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group symposium kickoff Nov. 14, here. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander, AFRICOM, gave the opening remarks for the conference.
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Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, a C-52 Skymaster pilot also known as the Candy Bomber, gives a thumbs up gesture after the reopening ceremony of the Berlin Airlift Memorial outside Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, Nov. 22, 2016. Halvorsen and his fellow pilots dropped 23 tons of candy with makeshift parachutes from his C-54 as part of the Berlin Airlift, which delivered more than two million tons of food to the blockaded citizens of West Berlin between June 1948 and September 1949. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) Sweet Gratitude: Candy Bomber rededicates Frankfurt’s Berlin Airlift Memorial
Dozens of German and American citizens indulged their collective sweet tooth for freedom with thanksgiving and reflection during the reopening ceremony of the Berlin Airlift Memorial at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, Nov. 21, 2016. The renovated memorial honors the Allied Air Forces who flew from the former Rhein-Main Air Base and
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Kyle Scott, U.S Ambassador to Serbia (right), Lt. Col. Todd Andrewsen (center), and Brig. Gen. Randy Huston (left) preset a wreath at the Operation Halyard memorial in Pranjani, Serbia, Nov. 17, 2016. The U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force and Serbian Armed Forces were in attendance to commemorate the event and the heroic actions of the Serbian people. Operation Halyard was the rescue mission to save more than 500 Allied Airmen who were shot down over Serbia during WWII. The local Serbians housed and fed the downed Airmen, while also keeping their presence a secret from the German forces searching for them. The operation was, and still is, the largest rescue of downed Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) US commemorates Serbian support during WWII
The U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force, Serbian armed forces, and local government officials attended a commemoration event in the town of Pranjani, Serbia Nov. 18, which honored the villagers who welcomed the downed Airmen with open arms.
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(Courtesy Photo) 4th ASOG Airmen honor fallen German soldiers
Four Airmen assigned to the 4th Air Support Operations Group attended a German National Day of Mourning ceremony with the German reservist unit Reservistenverbandes Undenheim in Undenheim, Germany, Nov. 13. The ceremony included speeches from the city’s mayor and a religious figure, a small musical performance, and wreath laying at a memorial for fallen German soldiers.
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U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepare mission systems Nov. 10, during Exercise Salamander at Cazaux Air Base, France. Participation in joint exercises allows U.S. forces to bolster relationships and interoperability with international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks) Exercise Salamander concludes
Exercise Salamander, a joint training exercise involving U.S. and French air force aircraft and airmen concluded at Cazaux Air Base, France, Nov. 18.
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