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  • Mission Complete: Aviation Rotation 19-3 concludes

    U.S. and Polish forces concluded the two-week Aviation Rotation 19-3 (AvRot) at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 23, 2019.
  • Saber Nation lands in Iceland

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft arrives at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy. (U.S. Air
  • Operation Rapid Forge 2019 VUL 4

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 25, 2019, during Operation Rapid Forge. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air
  • 435th CRS teaches offload methods in Poland

    With aircraft engines roaring, Airmen are pushed by the wind and exhaust as they communicate through hand signals while performing a combat offload at the end of the taxiway. During Aviation Rotation 19-3, a bilateral training exercise to improve joint functions between the U.S. and Polish militaries, members from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron worked to teach combat offload procedures at Powidz Air Base, Poland.
  • Operation Rapid Forge; F-35A Lightning II lands in Latvia

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jet deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, July, 23, 2019. This is the first time a U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has landed in Latvia. Operation Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air
  • 100th ARW supports Rapid Forge

    In coordination with U.S. European Command, the U.S. Air Force deployed F-35A Lightning IIs and F-15E Strike Eagles to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, as part of Operation Rapid Forge under the Department of Defense's Dynamic Force Employment Concept.
  • Aviation Rotation 19-3: Portraits in Poland

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, to support the 52nd Operations Group Detachment 1 during Aviation Rotation 19-3, a bilateral training exercise with their Polish counterparts. Approximately 100 Airmen from more than 10 Air Force specialties supported the endeavor to complete mission objectives.
  • RAF Mildenhall NCO’s journey from enlisted to officer

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ian Velez, 100th Communications Squadron NCO-in-charge of radio frequency transmissions, is scheduled to attend Officer Training School and commission as a force support squadron officer later this year. Velez’s path to OTS was not a quick one. He faced many obstacles while pursuing his goal of becoming an Air Force officer; nonetheless, he earned his commission with drive, patience and the ability to accept the guidance of a mentor.
  • Operation Rapid Forge 2019

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, taxis on the flightline during Operation Rapid Forge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 23, 2019. Rapid Forge aircraft
  • 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.
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