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Norway’s pilots illuminate air space

Posted March 12, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

Beginning this year, Norwegian student-pilots will receive additional training in critical areas, representing a milestone in their now 18 year association with the 162nd Wing’s F-16 Schoolhouse. “The expansion of the Norwegian syllabus affirms the good reputation our students enjoy in Tucson,” said Maj. Erik Brettingen, Norwegian exchange officer and by proclamation, the flight commander…

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Safeguarding ground troops from above

Posted March 5, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez 

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Roaring his way down the runway in a 43 thousand pound machine, Maj. Vincent Sherer pilots an A-10 Thunderbolt II into the skies of Afghanistan to provide overwatch and close air support for ground forces operating throughout the country. Sherer, a pilot with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force…

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41 EECS Scorpions execute theater electronic warfare

Posted March 5, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. The unit flies the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft which is configured to execute worldwide information warfare tactics.  It conducts electronic attack operations in order to…

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Davis-Monthan AFB economic impact analysis

Posted March 5, 2015 by

Davis-Monthan AFB is home of the 355 FW and its nine major tenant units, to include 12th Air Force Headquarters (AFSOUTH). At any given time, Davis-Monthan AFB has anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 Airmen deployed around the world engaged in combat operations. Although these Airmen come from every state in the nation, they call Tucson…

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D-M deploys 1,100 Airmen around the globe

Posted March 5, 2015 by

Approximately 1,100 Airmen have been tasked to deploy from D-M during the first three months of 2015, more than twice the normal amount. Typically, the base would have around 500 Airmen deployed at any given time which makes this deployment a significant increase. This deployment includes Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, 55th Electronic Combat…

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Sanctions having a mixed effect on Russia, officials say

Posted February 26, 2015 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON– U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists and the annexation of Crimea are having a significant impact on Russia’s economy but have not curtailed Moscow’s continued intervention in the region, two senior Defense Department officials told Congress today. “We are hearing, for example, more dissatisfaction of the oligarchs,…

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Theater security package begins rotation in Europe

Posted February 19, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — The 3rd Air Force commander announced the beginning of the U.S. Air Force’s first European theater security package Feb. 18, 2015, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, addressed media, local authorities and the 52nd Fighter Wing while…

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First Air Force theater security package deploys to Europe

Posted February 12, 2015 by USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft and Airmen, from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and are…

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Centcom acknowledges social media sites ‘compromised’

Posted January 15, 2015 by

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command officials today released a statement detailing what they called “cybervandalism” affecting two of the command’s social media sites. The full statement reads: Earlier today, U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube sites were compromised for approximately 30 minutes. These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have…

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Kabul Afghan Airmen complete FAST training

Posted January 8, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. J. LaVoie

FOWARD OPERATING BASE OQAB, Afghanistan (AFNS) — As American security forces transition to Resolute Support, it is important that Afghan security forces can secure their own country. Recently another step was taken in this direction when eight Afghan air force security forces airmen graduated the first Kabul Air Wing Fly-Away Security Team training, providing additional…

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