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  • Paris Air Show underway

    U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are participating in the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France, which kicked off June 17, 2019.The air show provides a collaborative opportunity to share and strengthen U.S. and strategic international partnerships that have been forged over several decades."We have a great partnership with the
  • D-Day 75: US forces in UK support airborne operation

    The 352nd Special Operations Wing and the Special Operations Command in Europe parachute-jumped into Normandy, June 9, 2019, in commemoration of the 75th D-Day anniversary, to honor the airborne operation conducted by Allied forces and the Battle for La Fiere Bridgehead, near Sainte-Mère-Église, France, June 6-9, 1944.  “It was an absolute honor to
  • 86th AW commander celebrates centennial Memorial Day, honors fallen Americans

    In celebration of the 100th Memorial Day, Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, attended a remembrance ceremony at Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt-Regniéville, France, May 26, 2019.
  • 435th CTS restores WWII memorial in France

    Airmen assigned to the 435th Construction Training Squadron applied their skills to restore a WWII memorial, April 30.The memorial is home to an engine that belonged to an aircraft shot down by enemy forces during D-Day. After years of weathering, the case surrounding the engine lost its clarity and made it very difficult to see the monument.Before
  • U.S., French Airmen build trust in the skies over France

    Members of the 37th Airlift Squadron traveled to Orleans-Bricy Air Base, France to work with the 2/61 Transport Squadron Franche Comte and their transition to the new C-130J Super Hercules March 18-19, 2019.
  • Ramstein Airmen build a bare base in contested exercise

    Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate in exercise Contested Forge.
  • Honor Guard commemorates World War I in France

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard members from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in a Bastille Day ceremony in Metz, France, July 13, 2018. The Honor Guard detail marched with French military members at their ceremony to honor
  • Ramstein Airmen arrive in Normandy for memorial exercises

    More than 60 Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing arrived in Cherbourg, France, May 30, 2018, to conduct annual commemorative exercises in the Normandy region.
  • Honoring the fallen in France

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, delivers a speech during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memoriall near Paris, France, May. 27, 2018. Wolters spoke at two locations in Paris this year in order to honor and commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of the men and
  • US, France observe Memorial Day in Paris on centennial of US entry into World War I

    U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force
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