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  • Honoring CMSgt Richard Etchberger - Medal of Honor

    Airmen from the 501st Combat Support Wing gathered together to watch an episode of the Netflix “Medal of Honor” series, featuring U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger, at RAF Alconbury, England on Dec. 19, 2018. During the event, Airmen from the 501st CSW had the opportunity to speak directly with one of Chief Etchberger’s sons, Cory Etchberger, to ask questions and learn more about the Air Force Medal of Honor recipient. Cory Etchberger, son of CMSgt Etchberger and president of the Chief Etchberger Foundation, talked with the audiences via Skype after the viewing, answering questions and giving an inside look into his father’s heroism and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
  • USAFE Command Chief selected as EUCOM Senior Enlisted Leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Phillip L. Easton, U.S. Air Forces Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa command chief master sergeant, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been selected to replace Fleet Master Chief Crispian D. Addington as the Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Santa, Elves jump for Operation Toy Drop 2018

    Santa and his helpers, along with members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and seven partner nations conducted static-line and military freefall jumps for Operation Toy Drop 2018, over Alzey Drop Zone, Germany Dec. 11-13, 2018.
  • AFCYBER evaluates Airmen with spear-phishing emails

    Air Forces Cyber conducted a mock spear-phishing test on European bases during November 2018 to assess Air Force Network users’ cyber awareness.The test, coordinated with U.S. Air Forces in Europe leaders, incorporated techniques known to be employed by adversary actors against U.S. and partner nations, for the purpose of gaining a foothold inside
  • Turning a mess into a message

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Reuben McClendon had everything going for him when he began his Air Force career in the security forces field.As a young Airman many years ago, he excelled in his duties, gained a wealth of experience from deployments, won awards left and right, and received accolades from his colleagues.McClendon felt even more
  • Not all heroes wear capes

    As U.S. Air Force Airmen, it is our job to meet the Air Force’s priorities of restoring readiness, strengthening alliances, driving innovation and developing exceptional leaders. With innovation and readiness at the forefront of our force, one U.S. Air Force Airman found a way to use those ideas to aid Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, by developing a solution to improve tomorrow’s readiness. As a way to support the safety and readiness of Airmen across the installation, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gary Bass, 39th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, developed Midnight Titans.
  • AFIMSC Innovation Office seeks game-changing ideas

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office launches a program in the new year to help Airmen implement their innovative ideas. The campaign, open Jan. 1-31, 2019, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and partner with innovation experts.
  • Bloody Hundredth Airmen propel mission to success

    The running of loud engines and the smell of jet fuel is a common occurrence for Airmen in the aerospace propulsion career field, working to keep the aircraft flying. Tasked with maintaining KC-135 Stratotanker engines, aerospace propulsion is part of the 100th Maintenance Group. From there, the Airmen are either assigned to the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, working with the engines on the flightline, or the 100th Maintenance Squadron, working in the back-shop doing inspections or major maintenance.
  • 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.