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  • COMUSAFE inducted into Order of the Sword

    Airmen, families and friends from around the Air Force gathered to bestow U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa's highest enlisted honor to Gen. Frank Gorenc, USAFE-AFAFRICA commander, during an Order of the Sword induction ceremony here, April 7. Nominated in late October, Gorenc officially became the 20th inductee into the major command
  • New Air Force unit provides support to USAFE, AFAFRICA

    A new unit officially opened its doors Oct. 1, 2015, to support installation management across U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Detachment 4 currently consists of more than 70 people, has fulfilled all initial operational capability requirements and is on track to meet the full
  • 2015: A year of firsts for USAFE-AFAFRICA

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa has had a busy year.It started in 2014 with issues like the Ebola outbreak, the Russian invasion of Crimea, and the beginning of anti-ISIL operations. The tempo hasn't slowed down since."At the beginning of 2014 our biggest concern was the drawdown in Afghanistan and force management," said Gen. Frank
  • Passion, care drives boy to help others

    How could someone play soccer without shoes? Why would somebody choose to play soccer without a soccer ball? These questions were spinning around a nine-year-old boy's head.His father, Chief Master Sgt. David Tester, U.S. Air Forces in Europe operations superintendent, had just returned from a deployment to Ethiopia. While there, he witnessed kids
  • AFRICOM leaders meet, sync future focus

    More than 200 U.S. service members from the U.S. Africa Command and NATO partners attended the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group conference kickoff Oct. 26, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The event brought together Africa-focused security cooperation leaders from the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Agency for
  • Continuously training with Coalition partners key to success

    The commander of 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force at USAFE-AFAFRICA visited the participants of the Tactical Leadership Programme's 15-3 Flying Course on Sept. 24, in Albacete, Spain.During his visit, Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray stressed the importance of continuously training as a coalition in order to meet future security challenges.
  • Making history: forming the Association of African Air Forces

    The vibrant, white room, lined with the colorful flags of the United States and 18 African nations, along with the 2015 African Air Chiefs Symposium banner, seemed to welcome those bearing witness to the signing of the charter formalizing the Association of African Air Forces in Nouakchott, Mauritania,  Sept. 17.Designed to foster and strengthen
  • Air Force 68th Birthday Video

    Celebrate with us! The United States Air Force birthday is a celebration of our service's heritage of innovation along with America's Airmen who provide global vigilance, reach and power. In the Official Air Force's 68th birthday videos, see how early pioneers epitomized the spirit of creativity, growing the service into our modern day Air Force
  • African Partnership Flight program tackles medical readiness in big way

    A small program in the United States Africa Command and Air Forces Africa is making a huge impact on the African continent.The program is the African Partnership Flight and it is AFRICOM's premiere program to bring together partner nations to increase cooperation and interoperability, which fosters stability and security throughout the
  • Joint Base Airmen share air mobility knowledge with African partner nations

    Approximately 40 African military personnel visited here to participate in the African Partnership Flight hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing Aug. 30 through Sept. 4.The APF program, sponsored and developed by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, is the premier security cooperation program that partners U.S. and African