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  • Airmen work with partner nations to improve proficiency during APF Kenya

    LAIKIPIA AIR BASE, Kenya—Participants of African Partnership Flight Kenya concluded classroom training this week here June 24, 2016. Several of the course topics included personnel recovery command and control, combat search and rescue terminal planning, survival and evasion tactics, tactical combat casualty care, airfield security and base defense, aircraft maintenance.
  • African Partnership Flight Kenya kicks off

    The opening ceremonies for the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya commenced here, June 21. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen along with participants from the Kenyan and Ugandan defense forces were welcomed by Robert Godec, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Raychelle Omamo, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defense.“Ladies and gentlemen it is a great
  • USAFE band player discovers family history on Memorial Day

    "My entire family always wondered what happened to him,” said Senior Airman Colby Fahrenbacher, referring to his great-uncle who went missing in World War II. “I always looked for his name whenever I played a memorial.”Fahrenbacher, a tuba player in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, grew up hearing stories about his great-uncle Merle Noffsinger,
  • Largest ever African Air Chiefs Symposium focuses on mobility

    Air chiefs from 26 nations gathered here May 9-13 for the largest African Air Chiefs Symposium in its six-year history.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA names new command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright was selected as the new U. S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command chief master sergeant.
  • AFRICAN LION 16: Airmen visit Moroccan counterparts for major exercise

    From April 17 to 27, 2016, the U.S. Air Force along with other U.S. military branches, and Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, joined with 10 other nations in the Kingdom of Morocco for the annual exercise AFRICAN LION 2016.  This is the second year the U.S. Air Force has participated in the exercise.  Air Force involvement helps to educate the joint and
  • Total Force supports AFRICIAN LION 16

    More than 30 U.S. Air Force active duty Airmen, Reservists and Air Guardsmen from across 12 different bases traveled to the Kingdom of Morocco to participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa and Kingdom of Morocco-led,  combined and joint exercise AFRICIAN LION 16.The annual exercise brought together more than 700 service members
  • 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