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  • EC-130 Compass Call trains with F-16s during Aviation Rotation 19-2

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Roche, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the top of an EC-130H Compass Call during Aviation Rotation 19-2 at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, June 13, 2019. The Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system used to deny, degrade and disrupt the enemy's ability to communicate. (U.S. Air Force
  • 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.
  • US F-35A fly with NATO allies in Spain

    A U.S. F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. This NATO training course is designed to provide multilateral training and increase NATO interoperability among participants by sharing standard
  • 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.
  • 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
  • F-35s arrive at Spangdahlem

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 11, 2019. The 421st FS is the newest F-35A squadron, with this being their first deployment with the multi-role stealth fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • Hill Airmen bring F-35A, fifth-gen capabilities to European defense exercise

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen deployed from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently wrapped up the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs first participation in a large, European air-and-missile defense exercise.The focus of the multi-national exercise, Astral Knight 2019, was to defend several
  • Astral Knight 2019: Maintainers sharpen F-35A

    Deployed maintainers of the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to contribute to exercise Astral Knight 2019 on the flightline of Aviano Air Base, Italy. Astral Knight 2019, a joint-multinational exercise led by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, aims to demonstrate the defense capabilities of the U.S. integrated air and missile defense system.
  • 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.
  • Astral Knight 2019: Enhancing regional security

    U.S. Military Forces in Europe work closely with coalition forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia to execute Astral Knight 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and various locations across Europe, June 3, 2019.
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