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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.
  • 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 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.
  • Ramstein resumes outbound flights to US after three-week pause

    Flights transporting Afghan evacuees to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, resumed Oct. 9, 2021.
  • Spangdahlem refuels BTF bombers with VIPER kit for first time

    Two B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base’s 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently operating from Royal Air Force Fairford, England, conducted hot-pit refueling using the innovative Versatile Integrated Partner Equipment Refueling (VIPER) kit, at Spangdahlem AB Oct. 11.
  • HH-60G A6212 takes final flight before retirement

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The HH-60G Pave Hawk zipped side-to-side as it performed aerial maneuvers above Croatia. All the while, two crew members fired their mini guns at targets with precision and focus. The helicopter provided top cover for U.S. Army soldiers on the ground below. Although, this helicopter was on its final flight after 30 years of service.