U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call aircraft from the 55th Electronic Combat Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to conduct training with Europe-based units, April 28, 2021.The EC-130H is an airborne tactical weapon system within a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)
Benny Klein, 86th Civil Engineer Group accounting technician, receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot from Iris Geist, a German local national nurse, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 29, 2021. More than 2,600 local nationals make up the installation workforce and place an integral role in Ramstein’s mission success. Ramstein is the first base in U.S. Air Forces in Europe to vaccinate its local national workforce. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)
The 724th Air Mobility Squadron won the 2020 Small Terminal Unit of the Year for their accomplishments October 2019 to September 2020. During that time period, the 724th AMS helped deliver more than 22 million COVID test kits to the United States and delivered En-route Patient Staging Systems (ERPSS) to Italian hospitals that had a shortage of intensive care unit beds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)
2nd Lt. Nicholas Gildenmeister, 86th Communication Squadron; Senior Airman Rose Li 86th CS; Senior Airman Dakota Lindberg, 52nd CS; and Senior Airman Marj Alfaro, 52nd CS, participate in the USAFE-led cyber exercise, Tacet Venari, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 22, 2021. Tacet Venari is Latin for Silent Hunt, which describes the goal of the exercise: to hunt for adversaries within USAFE-AFAFRICA weapons systems. The exercise is one of several DoD-wide efforts to provide mission assurance and enhance command and control by providing warfighters the skills needed to deliver defensive cyber operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Hannah Durbin)
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brion P. Blais, USAFE-AFAFRICA command chief, take off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 25, 2021. Harrigian and Blais immersed themselves with a few of the squadrons from the 31st FW, meeting with Airmen and getting a closer look at the diverse mission set and the importance of Aviano’s location and priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)
A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, departs Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. The strategic bomber missions provide Airmen an opportunity to test their rapid response capability, allowing them to meet any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)
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