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  • USAFE Celebrates First Completed EDI-Funded Project

    United States Air Forces in Europe and the Estonian air force celebrated the completion of joint-use facilities with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Amari Air Base, Estonia.
  • Professional Airlift: A Team Sport

    Just before 1 a.m. (7 p.m. EDT) on Saturday, Oct. 13, a Ramstein-assigned C-37 delivered Andrew Brunson to his first stop on a return trip to the United States. Brunson, a U.S. pastor who lived and ministered in Turkey, had been held by the Turkish judiciary for two years following the attempted coup in 2016.
  • Air traffic controller makes history in Ukraine

    For U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jacqueline Plumley, an air traffic controller assigned to the 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron, 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, the contribution she made at Clear Sky 2018 was another “first” in U.S. military history.
  • U.S. Airmen deployed for Clear Sky assist Ukrainians after car crash

    Two U.S. Airmen deployed here for the Clear Sky 2018 exercise came to the aid of several Ukrainians following a violent car crash Saturday evening in downtown Khmelnytskyi, about 45 minutes from the air base.
  • Breaking News

    A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter aircraft crashed yesterday at approximately 5 p.m. local time during exercise Clear Sky 2018 in the Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. One U.S. service member and one Ukrainian service member died in the crash.The U.S. service member involved in the crash was a member of the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard,
  • U.S., Ukrainian airmen come together at Clear Sky cultural day

    U.S. Airmen taking part in Clear Sky 2018 here were treated to an inside look at the early history of Ukraine, visiting the historic Medzhybiz Fortress near the base along with their Ukrainian counterparts.
  • U.S. and NATO firefighters forge through the flames

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe Fire Academy members assigned to the 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosted a burn training simulation during a USAFE NATO Firefighter partnership course with Latvian and Lithuanian air force firefighters Oct. 10, 2018.
  • Airmen ‘drop in’ on SHAPE Airfield on Chièvres Air Base for the first time in 51 years

    Airmen from the 424th Air Base Squadron at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium welcomed some visitors who ‘dropped in’ from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 4, 2018, in way not seen in over a half century.
  • Third AF leadership visits Spangdahlem Air Base

    Maj. Gen. John Wood, Third Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Cruz Munoz, Third Air Force command chief, talks with base leaders at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 11, 2018. Third Air Force advocates for and provides direct support to their wings to enhance combat readiness in support of USAFE-AFAFRICA objectives. (U.S. Air