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  • Courage under fire

    Airmen with the 31st Aviano Fire Emergency Services flight recently traveled to Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily , Italy to gain live firefighting experience.“The primary goals of the training were to ensure our firefighters experience the heat, learn proper techniques in applying extinguishing agent and to enhance teamwork in order to save
  • Sabers deploy to Lithuania, join NATO air policing mission

    More than 100 Sabers and a detachment of F-16s from the 23rd Fighter Squadron departed Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, throughout the last week of September to take part in NATO’s air policing mission over the skies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.This three-month deployment will allow U.S. Air Forces in Europe to fulfill their commitment to NATO
  • 'Gateway to Europe' ends 60-year airlift legacy

    Although 60 years of airlift legacy came to a close, the “spirit” of Rhein-Main Air Base will endure.A C-17 Globemaster III bearing the name “Spirit of Rhein-Main” was unveiled by Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly, Air Mobility Command vice commander, Col. Brad Denison, 469th Air Base Group commander, and Col. (ret.) Gail Halvorsen, “The Candy Bomber,”
  • USAFE libraries offer a world of opportunities

    In ancient times, libraries were not simply used to store books but served as research centers, meeting places or auditoriums for speakers.The same holds true for U.S. Air Forces in Europe libraries.“This is not just a building full of books,” said Donna Witt, library technician at Incirlik. “There are reading rooms for people of all ages,
  • Ready for winter

  • USAFE, Rwandan security forces protect airlift mission

    A joint U.S. and Rwandan security forces team is keeping the people and aircraft safe in operations here.The 16 members of the 786th Security Forces Squadron, Sembach Air Base, Germany , and the six members of the 435th SFS, Ramstein AB , Germany , are working with Rwandan troops to keep Ramstein C-130s and the deployed 86th Air Expeditionary Group
  • CBRN exercise held at Ramstein

    Six four-person Bioenvironmental Engineering teams from eight U.S. Air Forces in Europe bases got a chance to hone their emergency response skills using state-of-the-art identification equipment here Sept. 25 in a week-long Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear challenge.The exercise included real-world scenarios and relay challenges set
  • USAFE returns African Union troops to Rwanda

    Two U.S. Air Forces in Europe C-130s returned approximately 80 African Union peacekeepers from the Darfur region of the Sudan Oct. 2.The AU troops are the first of 200 scheduled to be redeployed by the 86th Air Expeditionary Group from Sudan to Rwanda, following approximately six months providing monitoring and protection services to the troubled