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  • 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
  • Airmen and Soldiers display rapid medical response

    Saving lives is not only the responsibility of medical responders within the Kaiserslautern Military Community; all Airmen and Soldiers must stay current on training to respond in times of need. More than 60 NATO officers from around the globe attended a medical response demonstration here, Aug 25. In an effort to advise partnered nation's top
  • U.S., Royal Moroccan Air Forces go wheels-up for Exercise African Lion

    Six F-16 Fighter Falcon aircraft pilots assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron in Spangdahlem, Germany and support assets are deployed to participate in joint and combined air training during Exercise African Lion 15-22 May here.African Lion is the largest Department of Defense exercise in Africa. This year marks this first time the U.S. Air Force
  • AFRICOM, USAFE leaders check in on African Lion

    The Africa Command commander as well as the United States Air Forces in Europe- U. S, Air Forces in Africa commander visited Ben Guerir Air Base to connect with partners and speak to U.S. and Moroccan Airmen participating in the joint coalition Exercise African Lion here.African Lion is a U.S. Marine Corps led exercise emphasizing interoperability