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  • Third Air Force commander’s mission and vision

    Every leader throughout the course of history has had to live up to the task of gathering information coming at them from all sides, know the strengths and weaknesses of the people they surround themselves with and then take action. Critical decision making is the epitome of effective leadership, and determines whether the mission will succeed or fail.
  • Exercise Astral Knight 2019 boasts multinational relations

    Senior leaders, Italian Air Force Maj. Gen. Silvano Frigerio, Combat Force Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Mato Mikic, Croatian Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc, Slovenia Air Force chief of the general staff, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy as part of Astral Knight 2019, June 4.
  • Command Senior Enlisted Leaders Attend European Air Forces Conference

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa along with NATO Allied Air Command hosted senior enlisted leaders from across Europe at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 21-22, for the first biennial European Air Forces Senior Enlisted Leader Conference, a seminar designed to help enhance personal growth, increase interoperability, and build partnership capacity.
  • Airmen from 22d EARS honor Shell 77 legacy

    Airmen from the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and the tanker community paused for 77 seconds of synchronized silence to commemorate the legacy of the fallen heroes of “Shell 77” May 3, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six years ago, the air refueling community lost three of their own when a KC-135R crashed in Chaldovar, Kyrgyz Republic, after departing to conduct a combat mission. The aircrew members who died were Capt. Mark T. Voss; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney; and Tech Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III., who were deployed to the 22d EARS in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Former Army officer, current NFL player gives back to service members in Germany

    He used to hear explosions of improvised explosive devices, now he hears the explosion of a crowd’s cheers. Instead of commanding officers shouting orders, it’s now teammates calling audibles. He no longer wears a Kevlar helmet, trading it in for a football helmet.
  • Romanian air force Airmen visit Sly Fox and crew

    Airmen with the Romanian air force visited the 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker “Sly Fox” and crew from RAF Mildenhall, England, during refueling training with Romanian F-16s in Bucharest March 11-15, 2019. The visitors toured the jet, discussed the operational duties of each crew member and witnessed an air refueling sortie over the skies of Romania.
  • Spangdahlem AB master sergeant wins Spark Tank competition

    Master Sgt. Jonathan Maas assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, was named the 2019 Spark Tank winner during the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 28, in Orlando.
  • Air Force One touches down at RAF Mildenhall

    Air Force One, carrying President Donald J. Trump and a contingency of White House officials and media members, arrived at RAF Mildenhall for refueling and logistical support Feb. 26, 2019. Air Force One, along with a C-32, known as “Air Force Two” and an E-4B National Airborne Operations Center landed en route to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, for the president’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
  • 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron builds proficiency on overnight readiness mission

    From Feb. 23-24, 2019, members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, honed life-saving skillsets on an overnight aeromedical readiness mission to Tallinn, Estonia.
  • 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.
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