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  • Fearless flyers teach lesson of bravery, courage, honor

    “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few,” said Winston Churchill. These words may have been spoken in regards to the young Royal Air Force pilots who stopped Hitler’s Luftwaffe at England’s doorstep during the Battle of Britain, but I don’t think truer words could be used to describe the young, fresh-faced men and women who should have been finishing their education, finding love and enjoying life. Instead, they were called upon to fly thousands of feet into the air, inside steel “coffins,” zooming at hundreds of miles per hour to escape near death and peril - many not being able to escape their demises.
  • Ramstein Airmen build a bare base in contested exercise

    Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate in exercise Contested Forge.
  • Hope in the midst of a storm

    Every now and then, storms crash into peoples’ lives.For Natalie Luksan, the 86th Airlift Wing’s Airman Ministry Center director, one storm came into her life quite literally. Luksan is in charge of Club 7, the 86th AW’s brand name for the Airman Ministry Center. She comes up with many creative ideas to support the morale of Ramstein’s Airmen and
  • Pushing past his limits: SFS Airman earns Ranger tab

    Since its start in Sept. 1950, the U.S. Army Ranger School is among the toughest training courses throughout the U.S. military branches. Ranger cadets train continuously for 61 days to the point of exhaustion, pushing the limits of their minds and bodies.A few years after its conception, the Army began to accept the applications of U.S. Airmen. In
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander praises Incirlik’s readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, visited Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 5-6, 2018. “When you wake up each and every morning, bring it strong and be ready,” said Wolters. Readiness was the key theme throughout the visit. During his time here, Wolters met with the Spanish Patriot Unit and
  • USAFE-UK Host RAF Leaders sign Interoperability Charter

    U.S. Air Force and RAF leaders met to discuss bi-lateral relations and sign the Combat Air Interoperability Working Group Charter, here, November 27.
  • Mildenhall Chaplain changes lives for three decades

    “I knew my life’s calling, but I tried to run from it as far as I could for as long as I could,” said Chaplain Capt. Kennie Neal, 100th Air Refueling Wing chaplain. “I knew I was called to minister the Gospel, and my ministry was the Air Force.” Chaplain Neal spent 23 years in the enlisted force and decided to see what the officer side was like from a spiritual perspective.
  • TLP brings it all together

    Above the mountainous landscape of Amendola Air Base, Italy, F-15C Eagle pilots assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron are training side-by-side with NATO allies from, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium in support of Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4.
  • Female FARP member – Fuels gas and breaks barriers

    Under complete darkness noises coming from every direction whirling around her, she focuses through the haze of her night vision goggles as she pulls more than 760 feet of heavy refueling hoses from one aircraft to another. Her face is full of sweat and her heart pounds, as a CV-22 Osprey hovers as it prepares to land before her.