• 555th FS F-16 Fighting Falcons take off for Falcon Strike 2022

    Exercise Falcon Strike 2022—an Italian Air Force training exercise which focuses on fifth and fourth-generation integration between NATO Allies operating the advanced F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter—kicked off today, continuing through Nov. 28, at Italy’s Amendola Air Base.

  • KC-135s arrive in the Czech Republic for Ample Strike

    Ample Strike 22 is a Czech Republic-led, multi-national live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration Training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in coordination with fighter aircraft, from Sept. 5-16, 2022. During the exercise, JTACs and aircraft will conduct day and night

  • C-17s Arrive in Europe for Swift Response

    U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and personnel assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 62nd Airlift Wing and 446th AW alongside Joint Base Charleston’s 315th AW and 437th AW, arrived in Europe, May 10, 2022, to support exercise Swift Response 2022.

  • Maryland ANG A-10s deploy to Europe for Swift Response

    Ten Maryland Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron arrived in Iceland, May 5, 2022, to conduct Agile Combat Employment training and support the U.S. Army’s Swift Response exercise.

  • Vermont ANG F-35s join NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission

    Eight F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighters from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing have arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 2, to continue NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission along the Eastern flank.

  • C-130s arrive in Italy for Swift Response

    U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft and personnel assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard, and Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, arrived in Italy to support airlift and airdrop in during Swift Response.