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  • Historic bomber operations BALTOPS, Saber Strike conclude at RAF Fairford

    Air Force Global Strike Command bomber operations in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17 out of RAF Fairford, U.K., concluded June 17.
  • Wings over Latvia

    Two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons break away after refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over Latvia, June 14, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability
  • Air Command and Control plays pivotal role in BALTOPS

    High above the clouds crossing through international airspace, there are more than 50 military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Polish air force and German air force training together during the BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) and Saber Strike Exercises.
  • BALTOPS Prep through Weather

    Master Sgt. John Houtz, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline hydraulics, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team waits until the rain stops on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base,Poland, June 12, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response
  • Fueling the Fight

    Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy,
  • BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

    Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.
  • B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

    Three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., began missions in support of Baltic Operations on June 6, 2017.
  • Refuelers participate in BALTOPS 2017

    Master Sgt. Jacob Wavrin, right, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, along with Staff Sgt. James Sidler, center, 459th AMXS aircraft mechanic, talk with Polish air force Staff Sgt. Radoslaw Tyc, left, during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 5, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to
  • U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre

    – B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained
  • B-52s conclude deployment at RAF Fairford

    After flying numerous sorties, multiple airshows and missions with NATO allies, two B-52H Stratofortresses headed home to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, June 23. The bombers were deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, along with approximately 250 personnel from Air Force Global Strike Command for the month of June in support of
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