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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 39 MXS lifts Incirlik to new heights

    Members of the 39th Maintenance Squadron's transient alert crash and recovery section showcase the capabilities of their newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags. The section uses lifting bags to enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. As one of several recovery methods, lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and postured to support NATO’s southern region.
  • B-2 conducts hot-pit refueling at Lajes

    The 65th Air Base Group, in cooperation with our long standing NATO ally, provided hot-pit refueling to the B-2 aircraft and showcased the interoperability and readiness capability between the two allied nations.
  • 307th Bomb Wing preps for dual exercises

    Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing arrived at RAF Fairford, England, Sept. 5, 2019, in support of Ample Strike 19, NATO days, and Exercise Cobra Warrior 19.This is the first year the unit is supporting Exercise Cobra Warrior and the fourth year for Ample Strike.Ample Strike 19 is designed for U.S. aircrews to work closely with Joint
  • Airmen train using counter-knife tactics

    Sweat drips down their brows as they kneel, panting for breath.It’s a cool, September morning and five men sweat as they train to potentially save their lives. They are members of the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron’s Emergency Services Team. In the civilian world, they’d be known by a different name - Special Weapons and Tactics. SWAT.They
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