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  • Arizona Guard deploys to Czech Republic for Ample Strike 2018

    F-16 aircraft assigned to the 195th Fighter Squadron, 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, and supporting Airmen, are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.
  • A Day That Resonates

      By looking at him you wouldn’t know it, but Brewer has deep scars from a day seven years ago that took the lives of two fellow Airmen, and severely wounded two others. His wounds are invisible. He has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a terrorist attack many may have heard news reports about and forgotten. But, Brewer has not forgotten
  • Carpathian Summer 2018 comes to a close

    After many takeoffs and touchdowns, Carpathian Summer 2018 comes to a close. The training exercise brought pilots and aircrew from the U.S. Air Force and Romanian air force together to enhance interoperability and readiness of forces.Carpathian Summer 2018 resulted in successful low-level flying, personnel and cargo airdrops, night formations, and
  • 25 year state partnership bolsters more than relationships for NEANG

    During the 25th anniversary of their state partnership with the Czech Republic, the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, and their Czech Republic Air Force counterparts joined together to participate in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Pardubice Air Base, Czech Republic.
  • Lt. aids Romanian allies with flight line ops

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – 1st Lt. Eric Fonnesbeck learned Romanian during a missionary trip for his church in 2010 and used that knowledge in 2018 to help the Romanian Air Force setup an airstrip for F-16s. The trip to Romania was a departure from his day job as a data analytics program manager in the Command, Control, Communications,
  • European leaders steer F-35 integration

    In the years since the release of the U.S. military’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35 lightning II has provided pilots unprecedented levels of survivability, lethality, and situational awareness, allowing warfighters to engage and win in hostile environments. A group of general officers representing the U.S. and each of the seven European and Mediterranean nations which will operate the F-35 met on Ramstein, Sep. 6, 2018, to discuss the aircraft’s implementation in Europe.
  • Ample Strike 18 underway

    Citizen Reserve Airmen and their active duty counterparts from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Peterson AFB, Colorado and Luke AFB, Arizona arrived at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom in support of Ample Strike 18, which began Sept. 7. Ample Strike 18 is designed to allow U.S. aircrews to work closely with Joint Terminal Air Controllers from several different countries and offer advanced Air and Land Integration Training. This year, 19 NATO allies and partner countries will take part in Ample Strike 18.
  • Wood takes command of Third Air Force

    Maj. Gen. John Wood took command of the 3rd Air Force from Lt. Gen. Richard Clark during a change of command ceremony here, Sept. 7, 2018.In his last assignment, Wood served as Air Mobility Command’s director of strategic plans, requirements and programs, where he was responsible for the force structure planning, programming, doctrine, and
  • USAFE Band plays Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary

    In a recording studio at a building known as the House of the Big Band in Berlin, Germany, U.S. Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band listened intently as they were told the story of a band that played in the very same room they were rehearsing in for the Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary - a Nazi-approved jazz band.
  • Nebraska ANG participates in Ample Strike 2018

    A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft and aircrew assigned to the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, participated in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Pardubice Air Base, Czech Republic.