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  • Hill Airmen expand F-35A combat capability in Rapid Forge

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- This week, Airmen from Hill Air Force Base’s fighter wings forward deployed the F-35A Lightning II to several locations in Europe as part of a joint readiness exercise.So far, Operation Rapid Forge has seen F-35As, F-15E Strike Eagles, and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft work together to land, refuel and re-arm with
  • Operation Rapid Forge continues at Spangdahlem

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Albert, 421st Fighter Squadron crew chief, marshals an F-35A Lightning II during Operation Rapid Forge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 18, 2019. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to the territory of NATO allies to improve interoperability. The goal of the operation is to increase the readiness
  • 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135s refuel F-35s for Theater Security Package

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over the Baltic Sea July 13, 2019. The F-35 is deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to demonstrate U.S.
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