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  • ACEUR commander lauds role of USAFE GSUs in England

    It was more than a year ago when the 501st Combat Support Wing stood up to provide better support for the seven geographically separated units in England. During a recent visit, Lt. Gen. Robert D. Bishop Jr., the Air Command Europe commander responsible for organizing, training and equipping the 10 USAFE wings, saw firsthand how the newest USAFE
  • Instructors teach Liberty Warriors new procedures

    Instructors from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, taught a dozen Liberty Wing Airmen handling procedures on the first small diameter munition to enter the Air Force inventory June 26 through 30 at the conventional maintenance building. The instructors trained the 48th Munitions Squadron maintenance crew members to familiarize them with the new weapon
  • USAFE/CC revisits Manas, impressed with improvements

    Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander and Allied Air Component Command, Ramstein commander visited an improved base on his stop here July 5. The general, who is also the director of the Joint Air Power Competency Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, last visited in February and was impressed by all the renovations made since then.
  • COMUSAFE makes first trip to Africa

    As part of an effort to reach out and meet various military and defense leaders throughout the theater, Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gary Coleman, USAFE command chief, visited Cape Verde, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco to forge relations and look for opportunities to train with other militaries during
  • Identity theft: credit watching while overseas

    Identity theft is an increasingly popular crime, claiming nearly 500,000 victims per year in the United States. Thieves steal critical information about their victims. Once identity thieves have a person's information, they can do a number of damaging things, such as applying for additional credit cards or loans, opening bank accounts, setting up
  • US Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa to visit USAFE

    Renowned National Soccer Hall of Fame Member Marcelo Balboa is to USAFE bases July 10-15 to promote the eXtreme summer ‘06 program. Balboa was the most consistent defender for the U.S. Men’s National Team throughout the 1990’s earning 128 caps and scored an astonishing 13 goals. Nicknamed the “Iron Man”, he won the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year
  • Rest comes to the “Guardians of the North”

    The 85th Group, a tenant unit at Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland, marked 55 years of heritage and cooperation during an inactivation ceremony there Wednesday. “From fighters to helicopters, AWACS to tankers, NAS Keflavik has seen almost every aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory transition through here over the years,” said Brig. Gen.
  • Liberty Wing jets receive high tech overhaul

    When aircraft launch from the rain-soaked British Isles in September on their eastward journey to support Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, they will be fitted with the most advanced avionics and carry the most accurate, lethal weapons in the Air Force inventory. The Liberty Wing takes the AF lead with new Advanced Display Core Processors,
  • Aviano cracks down on DUI punishments

    Getting a DUI affects more than the count on Aviano’s DUI billboard. Repercussions can vary from a dishonorable discharge to confinement and can have lasting effects on a military career and now they can be more severe than ever. According to the 31st Fighter Wing’s new policy, the sentencing official is now no longer the offender’s squadron
  • Sergeant loses digits during firework mishap

    "It can never happen to me, I'm a pretty safe guy." But it did happen to Tech. Sgt. Charles Thomas, 31st Maintenance Squadron, at 12:38 a.m. Jan. 1. And it could happen to you. Sergeant Thomas was ringing in the New Year with fireworks. He lit a mortar ball and placed it in the mortar tube, but the tube tilted towards his friends and family. Out of