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  • 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.
  • 4th FW Airmen set up command, control facility for Operation Rapid Forge

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, built a mobile command and control facility for Operation Rapid Forge, July 10, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • 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
  • Sunny with a chance of Air Power

    Weather remains a critical role in the daily operations and success of the 48th Fighter Wing’s ability to provide worldwide responsive combat airpower and support.
  • 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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