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  • 501 CSW hosts BTF tour and press conference

    The 501st Combat Support Wing command team hosted U.S. and U.K. dignitaries for a Bomber Task Force press conference at RAF Fairford, England, Oct. 20, 2021.
  • U.S. Air Force F-16s, coalition partners kick off Blue Flag Israel 21

    Six F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, have joined a fleet of multinational partners in support of Israel’s biennial Blue Flag exercise, which began Oct. 17. The exercise, which features fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft from several international partners, including France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, and the U.K., is designed to showcase coalition interoperability and strength while improving multinational partnerships.
  • 786 CES powers Afghanistan evacuation operation

    The 786th Civil Engineering Squadron has played a big part in providing critical support to Afghanistan evacuation operations at Ramstein Air Base, Germany from beginning to end.
  • 37 AS participate during Operation Castle Forge

    The 37th Airlift Squadron assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, provided airlift support via a C-130J Super Hercules during Operation Castle Forge at Larissa Air Base, Greece, Oct. 15, 2021.
  • 100th ARW refuels B-1B Lancer aircraft during Bomber Task Force mission

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled a B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during a Bomber Task Force mission over Europe Oct. 19. The Bomber Task Force Europe mission series requires a joint and coalition force to support strategic bomber deployments within the European theater, which amplifies readiness and promotes interoperability between rotational bomber aircrew, NATO allies, and coalition partners.
  • 86 MMS partnership deploys 3.5 million pounds of cargo during Afghanistan operations

    The 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron and the Warehouses Service Agency, a Luxembourg government-established service organization, deployed 3.5 million pounds of war reserve material, valued at over $34.1 million, to Ramstein Air Base, Germany during operations supporting the Afghanistan evacuation.
  • Fueling partnership at Castle Forge

    It’s a fall morning in Eastern Greece and the rumbling afterburners of U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles can be felt across Larissa Air Base, a hub for NATO air activity in the Black Sea region. When the jets are off and all is quiet, a smile breaks across the face of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Boyles. A fuels specialist with the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Boyles knows what makes those afterburners scream.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA hosts senior leader, spouse conference

    Wing senior leaders and spouses from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa attended the fall wing commander and command chief conference, Oct. 4-6, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The conference, hosted bi-annually by the USAFE-AFAFRICA commander, provides wing leadership from the command an opportunity to synchronize on mission
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA Warfare Center exercises its missile defense, European Test Bed 21-2

    The Combat Training School hosted its 8th iteration of the European Test Bed at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Warfare Center, Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany, Oct.4-7, 2021.
  • Ramstein resumes outbound flights to US after three-week pause

    Evacuees board an outbound flight to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. This is the first flight to depart Ramstein after a three-week pause. Outbound flights were temporarily paused at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of an abundance of caution due to the discovery of a small number of measles cases in the United States among recently arrived evacuees from Afghanistan. Approximately 8,800 evacuees received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the majority of eligible evacuees received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein and Rhine Ordnance Barracks.
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