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  • Sabers soar through IAS certification day two

    A 480th Fighter Squadron pilot steps to his F-16C Fighting Falcon during Icelandic Air Surveillance certification at Keflavic Air Base, Iceland, July 30, 2019. These air surveillance missions give the U.S. and NATO the ability to plan, prepare and execute joint and multinational training in a real-time, realistic North Atlantic setting. (U.S. Air
  • Sabers begin IAS mission certification

    Two F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft return from an Icelandic Air Surveillance certification scramble at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 29, 2019. 52nd Fighter Wing personnel participate in IAS certification scrambles in order to meet NATO mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)
  • IAS19 crew conducts scramble training

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft taxis during scramble training at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 27, 2019. 52nd Fighter Wing personnel conduct scramble training leading up to Icelandic Air Surveillance mission certification. The focus of this mission is to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Iceland in order to maintain
  • 100th MXS Innovation: CV-22 Blade Electrical System Trainer

    Every day, Airmen across the force use the skills and knowledge they learn while on the job to come up with innovative ideas and tools which are both cost-effective and allow for the mission to get done in a more efficient manner. The world and mission is ever-changing, and to remain the world’s preeminent air and space fighting force, rapid and meaningful innovation is used for the force to retain strength into the future.
  • Operation Rapid Forge concludes

    Operation Rapid Forge concluded July 25, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • Mission Complete: Aviation Rotation 19-3 concludes

    U.S. and Polish forces concluded the two-week Aviation Rotation 19-3 (AvRot) at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 23, 2019.
  • Saber Nation lands in Iceland

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft arrives at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy. (U.S. Air
  • Operation Rapid Forge 2019 VUL 4

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 25, 2019, during Operation Rapid Forge. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air
  • Deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force visits Ramstein Air Base

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Warren Berry, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va., receives a brief from U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Neil Ortiz, 86th Maintenance Group quality assurance manager on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 18, 2019. Berry toured the 86th Civil Engineer
  • 435th CRS teaches offload methods in Poland

    With aircraft engines roaring, Airmen are pushed by the wind and exhaust as they communicate through hand signals while performing a combat offload at the end of the taxiway. During Aviation Rotation 19-3, a bilateral training exercise to improve joint functions between the U.S. and Polish militaries, members from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron worked to teach combat offload procedures at Powidz Air Base, Poland.