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  • U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress conducts Arctic flight

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during an air-refueling mission off the coast of Norway, Sept. 15, 2018. The purpose of the flight was to conduct theater familiarization for aircrew members and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of our
  • NATO Days enhances ability to operate as a team

    The United States and 18 NATO Allies and partner nations participated in the NATO Days air show, September 15-16, at Ostrava Air Base, Czech Republic. NATO Days is a Czech Republic-led air show and exhibition that showcases military ground and aviation capabilities. Participation in NATO Days increases U.S. understanding of European ally and partner capabilities, greatly enhancing the ability to operate together as a team.
  • Arizona Air National Guard's first European deployment in 31 years

    Airmen from the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, have wrapped up Exercise Ample Strike 2018 at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, after a 31-year hiatus since their last deployment overseas.
  • Ample Strike 2018 concludes

    The Czech Republic led Exercise Ample Strike 2018 concluded this week. Ample Strike is a multi-national, live exercise conducted in various training areas across the southern region of the Czech Republic. The exercise offers advanced air/land integration training to joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and close air support (CAS) aircrews.
  • 100th ARW: Refueling USAF B-52, Romanian F-16s

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress and Romanian F-16s received fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before over Romania Sept. 13, 2018. Training with NATO allies such Romania improves interoperability and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional security.
  • Military run 9/11 Memorial 5K at Nigerien Air Base 101

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones, 786th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron RF transmission systems journeyman, passes the halfway point during the 9/11 Memorial Run at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niamey, Niger, Sept. 11, 2018. About 85 U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, as well as Italian, French, German military members participated in a 5K. (U.S. Air
  • Airmen participate in base readiness exercise

    Saber Nation’s usual operations came to a halt as personnel donned bulky suits, heavy helmets, and gas masks, transforming the base into a simulated wartime training environment.
  • Citizen Airman brings experience, perspective to further 100 ARW success

    When a manning crisis occurs in a squadron, Total Force Integration can be a lifesaver. Maj. Phillip Johnson, an aircraft maintenance officer from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, has been just that. During the summer, the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was looking at a looming manning gap for an aircraft maintenance operations officer position. To help fill the void, Johnson came in on a 90-day deployment to man that position.
  • CSAF initiative ignites Incirlik Airmen

    Two squadrons recently teamed up to execute U.S Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein's guidance to give time back to the warfighter by reducing deployments. Through reevaluating manning positions, the 728th Air Mobility Squadron and 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron redeployed a tactician from Incirlik for the last time in the foreseeable future.
  • Arizona Guard deploys to Czech Republic for Ample Strike 2018

    F-16 aircraft assigned to the 195th Fighter Squadron, 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, and supporting Airmen, are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.
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