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  • Chief of the German MOD’s Infrastructure, Environment and Services Division visits USAFE - AFAFRICA HQ

    Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander, and Mrs. Barbara Wießalla, Chief of the German Ministry of Defense's Infrastructure, Environment and Services Division stand together for a photo at USAFE - AFAFRICA headquarters, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 12, 2019. Wießalla traveled to USAFE - AFAFRICA
  • New USAFE-UK director hosts summer reception, welcomes civic leaders

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom hosted their annual summer reception and welcomed new director Col. Mark Ciero June 21, 2019, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Ciero took over as director on March 15, 2019, and hosted the reception to meet civic leaders and discuss the unique role the U.S. visiting forces have throughout the United Kingdom.
  • 57th Rescue Squadron stays rapidly ready

    Two boats idled together in the Adriatic Sea just off the coast of Northern Italy, battered mercilessly by the waves as eight pairs of eyes searched the sky. The silence stretched for long moments, a hint of anticipation on the cool sea breeze before a radio crackled to life.
  • US, Polish air forces kick off Aviation Rotation 19-3

    Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron kicked off Aviation Rotation (AvRot) 19-3 with C-130J Super Hercules operations over Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 10, 2019.
  • All hands on deck: Airmen respond to unexpected B-52 landing

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, made an unexpected appearance on the RAF Mildenhall flightline June 17, 2019, after experiencing an in-flight emergency, but landed safely and no one was injured. The aircraft had been operating in the European theater in support of several exercises in the region. Members from throughout Team Mildenhall were put into action – maintenance, command post, air traffic control from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, a B-52 subject matter expert from the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, and more.
  • Liberty wing loaded

    Members of the 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew equip ordnance onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during the 48th Fighter Wing 2019 second quarter Load Crew competition at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 3, 2019. Load crew competitions help Airmen test their speed and accuracy while focusing on safety and efficiency in a
  • From enlisted marine to 100th ARW commander: dreams, hard work pay off

    At first glance, Col. Troy Pananon, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, seems to be what many U.S. Airmen would expect a U.S. Air Force wing commander to be: energetic, driven, sociable and of course, intelligent. What might not be apparent are the struggles he faced in his quest to become the Airman he is today.
  • Aviano AB Innovation: Electromagnetic Visual Recording System

    This month, Aviano Air Base will be the first in U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) to try out an innovative new frequency monitoring system.
  • Innovation at its finest: MJ-1 STEP

    Munitions Airmen often use the MJ-1 series bomb lift truck to help transport, load and unload a wide variety of munitions and other supplies. Typically, a ladder is used to make small adjustments for precise positioning of supplies during loading. But now, members from the 31st Maintenance Squadron are innovating a locally manufactured platform called the MJ-1 STEP. It’ll be attached to the front wheel area of the MJ-1, where the weapon troops can step up on, eliminating the need for a ladder.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Spangdahlem

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander meets with service members assigned to 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on temporary duty assignment at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 3, 2019. The 421st FS is flying F-35A Lighting II on training missions with F-16 Fighting