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Eight U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, park on the runway as maintainers perform post-flight inspections at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 25, 2016. The A-10s are participating in a flying training deployment with the Estonian air force to enhance mutual capabilities and increase interoperability. After more than two weeks of training with British forces, the A-10s flew to Estonia from Royal Air Force Leeming, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Missy Sterling/released) Total Force: Guard, Reserves train alongside Active Duty, Estonian forces
Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 25.
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435th Contingency Response Group Airmen finish assembling newly acquired tents at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 18, 2016. The 435th CRG conducted training to familiarize its Airmen with the tents.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 435th CRG Airmen train on new tents
Airmen with the 435th Contingency Response Group conducted training on a new tent model at Ramstein Air Base, July 18.
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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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Airmen from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, arrive at Papa Air Base, Papa, Hungary, on a C-17 cargo aircraft in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The Colorado Air National Guard has deployed approximately 200 Airmen to Papa Air Base to conduct familiarization training alongside our NATO ally, Hungary. They will also participate in cross-border training with other deployed U.S. forces' aircraft and NATO aircraft in the region such as Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. This deployment continues to demonstrate our commitment to our allies and European security and stability. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer) Air National Guard units join forces in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve
Members of the 242nd Combat Communications Squadron, 194th Wing, Washington Air National Guard, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, joined forces with the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, to support a deployment to Pápa Air Base, Hungary.  The deployment is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve and
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U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Donnette Boyd, 31st Fighter Wing chaplain, poses for a photo at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 4, 2016. Now a colonel, Boyd serves as the wing chaplain for the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released) Chaplain disarms her pain: A person doesn’t have to be good to be loved
“I actually carried a knife to school in my backpack. I called it my ‘deterrence weapon.’” For many American school age children, remembering to pack a knife alongside your homework isn’t a thought; however, for Chaplain (Col.) Donnette Boyd, wing chaplain of the 86th Airlift Wing, it was part of a routine.
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Air Station, Indiana taxis after landing at Sliac Air Base, Slovakia July 8, 2016. The A-10s are in Slovakia to conduct training alongside our NATO ally as well as participate in cross-border training with other deployed U.S. forces' aircraft and NATO aircraft in the area. (Air National Guard photo/ Staff Sgt. William Hopper) A-10s deploy to Slovakia for cross-border training
The 122nd Fighter Wing, which flies the A-10 "Warthog" airframe, has deployed eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and approximately 140 Airmen in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve for a month-long combined training event, overseas, to Sliač Air Base, Slovakia.
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Senior Airman Emily Mitchell and Staff Sgt. Joshua Nelson, both 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters sit on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules during a formation flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Through Exercise Thracian Summer, the U.S. and Bulgaria will enhance their mutual ability to work together, with other NATO nations, and with key partners on regional security (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim) NATO forces partner for Thracian Summer
Three U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and approximately70 support personnel from the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployedto Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 10, to participate in exercise Thracian Summer 2016.During the two-week forward training deployment (FTD), the37th Airlift Squadron are conducting tactical flight training which
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Col. Evan Pettus addresses the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 19. Pettus’ previous assignment was as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, J3, United States Forces Korea. He is a command pilot with more than 2,200 flight hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle, and he is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Babis) Liberty Wing welcomes new commander
The Liberty Wing welcomed Col. Evan L. Pettus as he assumed command of the 48th Fighter Wing from Col. Robert G. Novotny during a change of command ceremony at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 19.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Woodford, 100th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, coordinates SFS response during an exercise July 16, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The exercise tested Team Mildenhall first responders during a simulated fuel spill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan) RAFM tests first responders during fuel spill exercise

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Default Air Force Logo Strength in Diversity
“Diversity” has become a buzz word. It has come to a point where whenever the word comes up as a topic of conversation, individuals tune out. We sit through those mandated “diversity” trainings. But, I don’t believe that this is an effective way for anyone to value what “diversity” is. For myself, I feel that “diversity” can be best influenced and understood with personal stories.
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