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  • 603rd ACS strikes for final time at Aviano

    Another chapter of Air Force history came to a close July 3 at Aviano Air Base as the 603rd Air Control Squadron called "Primo," the unit call sign, for the last time before the unit is inactivated.The 603rd ACS, one of two Air Force theater air control systems in Europe, is being inactivated as part of a larger U.S. Air Force effort to save more
  • USAFE band fosters community partnership

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, Check Six, visited Roveredo in Piano music school at the Parish Parlor July 6, to perform for aspiring musicians in the local community.Roveredo in Piano was one of four stops by the Check Six band, in an effort to help strengthen the Italian and American partnership. The band also played at Piazza Risorgimento
  • French Air Force: Immeasurable support to OEF, ISAF

    Drawings and mural paintings line the walls of the French operations area on the flightline here - remembrances from every French Air Force group deployed to Kandahar Airfield over the last five years.French jet fighters were originally deployed to Manas, Kyrgyzstan, in 2002, then to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in 2004, before reaching Kandahar in 2007.
  • 31st FW nears 60th anniversary of pioneering operation

    Sixty years ago, the 31st Fighter Wing was a young wing in a young Air Force, and the technologies taken for granted today were in their infancy. Sixty years ago this week, the wing was directly involved in pioneering the use of aerial refueling to fly masses of fighter aircraft over the Pacific Ocean, rather than to ship them. It served to display
  • USAFE band builds partnerships through music at Polish bands festival

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band recently visited Poland to participate in the International Air Force Bands Festival June 22-24.During the festival, USAFE band members, along with augmentees from U.S. Army in Europe Band and Chorus from Heidleburg, Germany, performed several selections alongside five Polish military bands at Centennial Hall in