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  • Command, Control: Mildenhall Airmen train for the worst, expect the best

    The day was no different to any other, but by the end of it, the United States, and the way most Americans went about their lives, would never be the same. Innocent lives had been lost, a new enemy suddenly appeared and the way in which battles take place would change across the globe.
  • Swedish pilots presented with U.S. Air Medal

    Four Swedish air force pilots received U.S. Air Medals here during a ceremony on Nov. 28, 2018, recognizing their actions that took place over 31 years ago. Until last year the details of their mission remained classified.
  • Sharing sorrow, progress through storytelling

    Six Kaiserslautern Military Community members shared their stories of resilience during a U.S. Air Force Storytellers event on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 16, 2018.
  • The Bloody Hundredth support Exercise Point Blank

    A Royal Air Force F-35 Lightning II, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, and French air force Dassault Rafale fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing during Exercise Point Blank over the English Channel, Nov. 27, 2018. Training with NATO allies like the U.K. and France improves interoperability and
  • Without tanker gas, there is no fight

    “F-35’s (Lightning II) and F-22’s (Raptor) look really nice on a ramp somewhere, but if they don’t have a tanker to get them to the fight, they are no good. They are just static displays,” explained U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Clay Dotson, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker instructor boom operator. Due to the limited
  • ‘Maintenance is maintenance, our job never changes’

    F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron are continuously training at Amendola Air Base, Italy, and every sortie puts a toll on the aircraft. The constant dedication and skillful attention of the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit keeps the Eagles in top form for the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4.
  • Air Force proves mettle at first inter-service Alpha Warrior battle

    A team of six Air Force men and women bested the Army and Navy to capture the first-ever Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Final Battle held at Retama Park on the outskirts of San Antonio Nov. 17.
  • 493rd FS trains during Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4

    F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron and support personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, are participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy.
  • African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance Overview

    United States Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA), along with other U.S. government agencies and 21 African partner nations, participated in an African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) conference in Monrovia, Liberia, November 12 through 15. This year marked the 6th iteration of the AFAFRICA sponsored event, demonstrating the Air Force’s commitment to its African partner nations.
  • Ramstein exercise generates mass airlift capability

    Members of the 86th Airlift Wing worked together to successfully conduct a mass generation exercise, consisting of a preparing multiple C-130J Super Hercules, a multi-aircraft sortie, and elephant walk prior to takeoff Nov. 8, 2018, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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