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  • US, Serbians, commemorate 75th anniversary of daring WWII rescue

    American, Serbian, and international dignitaries gathered September 15, 2019 at Galovica Field here in a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Halyard, a daring World War II mission in which Serbians helped evacuate downed U.S. and Allied pilots.During World War II, hundreds of American and Allied airmen were shot down over
  • USAFE – AFAFRICA hosts Pitch Day

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa A8I Operational Innovation Branch and the 764th Specialized Contracting Squadron are teaming up to resolve capability gaps for the command by hosting a Commercial Solutions Opening Pitch Day, Nov. 13. The goal of the Pitch Day is to streamline the acquisition process and deliver the latest
  • Barksdale bomb wings support Cobra Warrior

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing and their active-duty counterparts from the 2nd BW supported Exercise Cobra Warrior here, Sept. 5-17, 2019.Cobra Warrior is the RAF capstone event for their weapons school instructor candidates.The exercise featured more than 50 fighter aircraft from Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Israel. The
  • US Air Force partners with Portugal to host European Partnership Flight

    Approximately 30 Air Force delegates from eight nations, participated in the European Partnership Flight event Sept. 8-15, 2019 at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal.
  • AMMO troops count every shot, make every shot count

    “If it goes pop, sizzle, bang or boom, we deal with it,” said Staff Sgt. Bryan Gibree, 39th Maintenance Squadron munitions inspection supervisor. “It’s our job to make sure that everyone has the munitions they need—when and where they need it— and that those munitions will be effective and reliable.” This is why the U.S. Air Force isn’t a glorified mail service—because of dedicated munitions Airmen who put the “fire” in firepower.
  • RAPCON Airmen keep eyes in the sky

    Imagine traffic cops guiding vehicles at major road intersections: they don’t just dance in the middle of the road, make funny hand gestures and blow whistles all day. They ensure traffic flows smoothly without vehicles hitting each other. In the world of radar control, the principle is the same: guide air traffic and keep everyone at a safe distance.
  • Suicide Prevention: Talking about it is the hard part

    Death leaves a heartache that is often difficult to heal from, because it can be tough to forget someone who gave so much to remember.
  • Fairchild KC-135s support Operation Juniper Micron

    Team Fairchild deployed KC-135 Stratotankers, Airmen and support equipment to continue anti-insurgent support to France as part of Operation Juniper Micron in Spain, September 2019.
  • Ample Strike 2019: Refueling a German Typhoon

    A German air force PA-200 Tornado conducts aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 155th Aerial Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, during exercise Ample Strike 2019, near Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic, Sept. 10, 2019. The Tornado provides NATO forces with a tactical air strike and air superiority
  • Small innovation saves 31st FW thousands of dollars

    Innovators can be found around the world, even in the 31st Fighter Wing. Members of the 31st Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program team are such visionaries.
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