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  • Local nationals keep Aviano flying

    Keeping an air base functioning takes a lot of hard work and commitment from its members. Working alongside their military counterparts, local national employees are often the behind-the-scenes support to Aviano’s mission.“We have about 600 local nationals here working across the military spectrum in everything, from transportation management and
  • USAFE vehicle maintenance team ventures to Africa

    A U.S. Air Forces in Europe mobile vehicle maintenance team from Ramstein departs for Mozambique's capital city Feb. 13 to familiarize local defense forces with the U.S. Air Force's fleet support processes.USAFE selected the three-member team, including one Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, NCO to respond to Mozambique's familiarization request,
  • 52nd SFS Airmen keep up ops tempo long after sundown

    Calm is likely a welcome relief for the wing’s twilight guardians -- the 52nd Security Forces Squadron members who work every other weekend and are well acquainted with 12-hour-plus graveyard shifts.The responsibility to protect people and aircraft, arguably the Air Force’s two greatest assets, can be even trickier on night patrol, when inclement
  • President signs law against human trafficking

    On Jan. 10, The President of the United States signed into law the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. This is the latest effort in the U.S. Government’s “Zero Tolerance” policy toward human trafficking. Any employee of the Federal Government faces fines, mandatory restitution, and up to 20 years imprisonment for knowingly
  • COMUSAFE explains importance of interdependence

    The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe addressed the importance of interdependence in the continuing fight for freedom at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 2.General Tom Hobbins, echoing a common theme in the symposium, emphasized the need for multinational cooperation in military operations.“Interdependence is, in fact, a
  • USAFE announces 2005 USAFE Media Contest winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the 2005 USAFE Media Contest.The winners are:Category B: Tabloid Newspaper – Eifel Times, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; 2nd Place: Kaiserslautern American, Ramstein AB, GermanyCategory C: Magazine Format Publication – The Marauder, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; 2nd Place: Jet 48,
  • USAFE announces 2006 AFA Aerospace Award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe has announced its 2006 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards nominees. These nominees won at the USAFE level and are now competing at the Air Force level.AFA is an independent, nonprofit, civilian organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation.
  • British doctor aides servicemember's surgery

    Enjoying an afternoon motorcycle ride in England can end your career in the blink of an eye or the slip of a back tire. Tech. Sgt. Kevin Gunter, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron chief of personal property, found himself in this situation in October.Thanks to the guidance of a British surgeon and the skill of surgeons at the base hospital,
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