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  • B-2 conducts hot-pit refueling at Lajes

    The 65th Air Base Group, in cooperation with our long standing NATO ally, provided hot-pit refueling to the B-2 aircraft and showcased the interoperability and readiness capability between the two allied nations.
  • CSAF visits Spangdahlem Air Base

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Spangdahlem Air Base, July 19, 2019, to meet with base leaders, to host an all call, and to attend an official ceremony.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Spangdahlem

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander meets with service members assigned to 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on temporary duty assignment at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 3, 2019. The 421st FS is flying F-35A Lighting II on training missions with F-16 Fighting
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Det. 24, Pilot Training Next

    Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, visited Detachment 24 and Pilot Training Next to learn more about how AETC is exploring and prototyping a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner.
  • Army, Air Force work together for Swift Response 19

    Swift Response 19 is one of the premier military crisis response training events featuring high readiness airborne forces. Activities include intermediate staging base operations, multiple airborne operations, and several air assault operations.
  • 815th Airlift Squadron delivers during Swift Response 19

    For exercise Swift Response 19, military members across two continents worked as a team to conduct training to increase the participating nations’ readiness, capabilities and capacity to conduct full spectrum military operations. They used combined training fostering trust, increasing interoperability, and enabling allies to readily and effectively respond to regional crises and meet their own national defense goals.
  • Norwegian F-35 maintainers service American jets in historic first-time visit

    For the first time outside the U. S., Norwegian and American F-35 Lightning II maintainers worked together on their aircraft June 17, 2019. A team of five maintainers and four pilots from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Norway for the historic cross-servicing event, during which the maintenance teams received and turned two American F-35As after their arrival from Finland.
  • Exercise Baltic Operations

    A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, in support of Exercise Baltic Operations, over Germany, June 12, 2019. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)
  • Hill’s fighter wings demonstrate global reach with F-35A

    A squadron of F-35A Lighting II fifth generation fighter aircraft are currently deployed to the European theater as part of a Theater Security Package, funded through the European Deterrence Initiative, to provide a more robust U.S. military rotational presence capable of deterring adversaries and assuring partners and allies of the U.S.
  • 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participates in Aviation Rotation 19-2

    Airmen assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed as one unit under the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland.
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