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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Posted August 31, 2015 by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 Airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September. This first-ever F-22 training deployment to Europe is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, and provides support to bolster the security of our NATO…

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US Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Posted August 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

PARIS (AFNS) — U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21. “We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate,” Hartley…

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New Horizons Medical Personnel Provide Emergency Assistance in Mass Casualty

Posted August 24, 2015 by Capt. David Murphy

TRUJILLO, Honduras  — U.S. Air Force medical personnel treated mass causality incident victims at the Dr. Salvador Parades Hospital in Trujillo, Honduras, Aug. 10. The incident involved 14 Honduran army soldiers from the 15th Battalion who were injured in an explosion at their base said a Honduran army official. The medical personnel, who were in country to…

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Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

Posted August 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day….

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AFSOUTH works with partner nations in annual exercise

Posted August 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) came together with 19 other partner nations in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. PANAMAX is a training exercise with scenarios that are focused around the Panama Canal. “The primary objective of the exercise was to practice the…

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354th EFS completes historic TSP deployment

Posted August 6, 2015 by 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron completed its theater security package mission throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve July 31, 2015. The squadron’s 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, forward-deployed to Eastern European locations and conduct flying training…

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NEW HORIZONS well drilling

Posted July 16, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy)

A Honduras Aguan resident poses for a photo near the well site in Honduras Aguan, Honduras. The well is one of multiple projects going on in and around Trujillo as part of NEW HORIZONS. NEW HORIZONS was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with…

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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted July 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the past, leaving the house without an atlas or map full of coordinates and colorful directions sometimes led to the driver leading their passengers through an abyss of twists and turns during a simple trip across town. However, those days came to an end with the explosion of the Global…

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NEW HORIZONS personnel volunteer to plant trees with Honduran students

Posted July 9, 2015 by Staff

U.S. Air Force Capt. Austin McKinney, 12th Air Force assessments officer in charge, helps students plant trees during the National Tree Day celebration at Rafeal Peneda Ponce School in Trujillo, Honduras, June 19. McKinney is a member of the NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 training exercise which is providing support throughout the Trujillo and Tocoa regions…

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Western hemisphere Air Chiefs meet at CONJEFAMER

Posted July 9, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

MEXICO CITY  — United-Allied. This is the motto of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, or SICOFAA. The organization is a collection of more than 20 air force leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. They met June 22-26 in Mexico City for a summit known as the Conference of American Air Chiefs to confer…

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