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  • NDI; Exposing the cracks

    Non-destructive inspection technicians perform five different types of inspections – x-ray, ultrasonic, eddy current, magnetic particle and penetrant – to detect abnormalities. NDI Airmen are tasked with ensuring aircraft and weapons systems parts are structurally safe with no damage, flaws or stress fractures. The Bloody Hundredth Airmen take pride in exposing the cracks to keep the mission moving.
  • USAFE hosts European F-35 User’s Group meeting

    Military leaders from several European countries joined U.S. Air Forces in Europe for an F-35 Air Chief meeting at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 12, 2019.
  • Boom operator shows full circle of mentorship

    Boom operators on KC-135 Stratotankers are charged with the responsibility to prepare the jets as well as pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft, while only feet away from colliding into each other. Staff Sgt. Kevin Satberry, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, not only balances the high pressures of his job, but also takes the time to mentor young Airmen in his squadron.
  • Jets in the air, 100th AMXS put them there

    The health of the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at RAF Mildenhall is of the utmost importance as it is the only air refueling mission in the European and African theaters of military responsibility. Every day, these tankers take to the sky to provide fuel support to not only their U.S. Air Force brethren, but to ally and coalition forces in the hope of mission success.
  • 870th AES fire station receives new truck

    The 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron fire department and military community took part in a decades-old tradition and pushed a fire truck into its new home during a ceremony here Feb. 8.
  • 480th EFS conducts Flying Training Deployment in Portugal

    More than 300 Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing and nearly 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are conducting a Flying Training Deployment with the Portuguese air force February 4-22, 2019.
  • 492nd FS participates in TLP 19-1

    48th Fighter Wing aircraft and personnel arrived at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to train alongside eight NATO allies in support of the Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1.
  • We've got GRIT

    If you’ve ever worn a U.S. Air Force name tape, then you probably heard the saying “get to know your Airmen,” but what does that really mean? One meaning is to find ways to foster positive exchanges through candid discussions; Airmen USAFE-wide know this method as Operation GRIT.
  • Flying Training Deployment in Portugal

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a Flying Training Deployment at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Feb. 14, 2019. FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts.
  • Foreign award can now be presented to Airmen in Hungary

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Personnel Directorate has recently approved a way to recognize Airmen for their outstanding contributions to the Strategic Airlift Capability Program and the Heavy Airlift Wing at Pápa Air Base, Hungary. The Heavy Airlift Wing Service Medal, which was originally approved by the SAC program in June 2013, was approved for presentation to U.S. Airmen on Jan. 14, 2019.
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