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  • US, RAF perform first joint F-35A hot pit refueling training

    Airmen assigned to Hill Air Force Base had the opportunity to train Royal Air Force personnel on hot pit refueling procedures at RAF Marham, England, July 18, 2019.
  • Hill Airmen expand F-35A combat capability in Rapid Forge

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- This week, Airmen from Hill Air Force Base’s fighter wings forward deployed the F-35A Lightning II to several locations in Europe as part of a joint readiness exercise.So far, Operation Rapid Forge has seen F-35As, F-15E Strike Eagles, and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft work together to land, refuel and re-arm with
  • 4th FW Airmen set up command, control facility for Operation Rapid Forge

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, built a mobile command and control facility for Operation Rapid Forge, July 10, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • Operation Rapid Forge continues at Spangdahlem

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Albert, 421st Fighter Squadron crew chief, marshals an F-35A Lightning II during Operation Rapid Forge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 18, 2019. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to the territory of NATO allies to improve interoperability. The goal of the operation is to increase the readiness
  • 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135s refuel F-35s for Theater Security Package

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over the Baltic Sea July 13, 2019. The F-35 is deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to demonstrate U.S.
  • Leaders from NATO countries attend DCA event

    Multiple NATO countries participated in a Dual-Capable Aircraft event at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium, July 10, 2019.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits 100th ARW Airmen

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, met with Team Mildenhall Airmen as part of his visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2019. Harrigian spoke to Airmen about the importance and uniqueness of the only permanent air refueling mission in Europe and Africa, and highlighted his vision since assuming command in May.
  • Lakenheath breaks ground on future F-35 infrastructure

    Liberty Wing leaders in partnership with Defence Infrastructure Organisation and members of the local community, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new F-35 infrastructure at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 15, 2019.
  • Bloody Hundredth, 48th LRS team up for RHINO training

    Airmen from the 100th and 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron worked together to complete Readiness Honed In Operations home station training day at RAF Lakenheath, England, July 13, 2019. The training was the first dual-wing RHINO training day for ground transportation Airmen that encompassed expeditionary, contingency and specialty skills training such as basic expeditionary airfield resources base setup, along with integrated defense and vehicle recovery.