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Two Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly in formation during a training sortie over the United Kingdom, April 27, 2017. The F-35As first arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marking the aircraft’s first flying training deployment to Europe. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson 5th-generation fighters arrive in Bulgaria
Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived in Bulgaria as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the aircraft for future deployments and operations. The F-35A’s were joined by an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, which departed from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. The air refueler is an Air Force Reserve aircraft forward-deployed from the 459th Air Reserve Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and showcases the command’s ability to employ active and reserve airmen across the globe, Eucom officials said.
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Staff Sgt. Joseph McGrath, 419th Security Forces Squadron, stands beside an F-35A Lightning II at Amari Air Base, Estonia. SFS personnel provided security this week for the aircraft’s arrival in the country, which is one of several stops for the F-35 during its first European deployment. Eight jets and about 250 personnel from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th FW at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are in Europe for several weeks and will travel to multiple NATO bases in an effort to maximize training opportunities and demonstrate U.S. support to NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Micah Garbarino) Utah reservists stand together with European allies
Citizen Airmen from the Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are currently at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in support of the first F-35A overseas training deployment to Europe.
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Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim, a 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations dispatch chief, poses for a photo at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 11, 2017. Chreim joined the Air Force Reserve in 2012 as appreciation for the opportunities the U.S. provided him as an immigrant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park) Immigrant joins Air Force to give back
People have many reasons for joining the military. Some might join to follow a family tradition of military service, while others might join to see the world. Whatever the reason is, people enlist in the military to change their lives and to become a part of something greater than themselves. One Airman here has a particularly unique reason for
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Tech. Sgt. Brian Svedin, 489th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a returning B-1 Lancer at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Key West Fla., flightline after its role in the Joint Interagency Task Force South mission March 23, 2017. Airmen from the 489th Bombardment Group and the 7th Bomb Wing supported the Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, Coast Guard and other government agencies in the fight against illicit drugs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/released) Bad to the Bone: drug interdiction from 30,000 feet
Total Force Integrated Airmen from the 489th Bomb Group and 7th Bomb Wing used the B-1 Lancer to track illicit drug traffickers, or “smugglers,” from South America to the U.S. out of Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida, March 20 - 24.The B-1 or “Bone” assisted the Joint Interagency Task Force South in countering smugglers in the East
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Staff Sgt. Meagan Hasty, left, a 39th Aerial Port Squadron technician, explains the ins-and-outs of rigging aerial delivery cargo before it is loaded onto a C-130 Hercules to community leaders during the Partners in Leadership visit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 23, 2017. The Partners in Leadership program is designed to grow and reinforce existing relations between leaders within the local community and the 302nd Airlift Wing and to further educate community leaders on the many Air Force Reserve missions performed in the Pikes Peak region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta) 302nd AW kicks off new civic leader outreach program
The 302nd Airlift Wing hosted its first event for the wing’s new Air Force Reserve Partners in Leadership program bringing in community leaders from in and around Colorado Springs, Colo., March 23.
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Default Air Force Logo Texas Reserve squadron wins Grover Loening Trophy
The 457th Fighter Squadron at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas is the 2016 recipient of the Grover Loening Trophy as the best flying squadron in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Saenz, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels technician, briefs civilian employers on his Air Force Reserve Command occupation Apr. 1 during Bosses Day 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz.) Civilian boss’s deploy from Luke
More than 60 local civilian employers of citizen airmen from the 944th Fighter Wing visited experienced a “deployment” scenario for Bosses Day 2017 here April 1.
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Airmen from the 477th Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter Squadron and 90th Fighter Squadron participated in a bilateral exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia. They spent more than 45 days training with the RAAF as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation program. Alaska F-22 units engage in bilateral training in Australia
Airmen from the 477th Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter Squadron and 90th Fighter Squadron participated in a bilateral exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia. They spent more than 45 days training with the RAAF as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation program.
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U.S. Air Force photo Homestead Reservists making mark in SWA
More than 200 Airmen from 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, are currently serving in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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(Left to Right) U.S. Air Force Reservists, Master Sgt. John Herrick, 39, who has completed three other marathons; Staff Sgt. Tyrone Hawkins, 47, an avid cyclist; 2nd Lt. Amber Schoenberger, a direct descendent of a Bataan Death March survivor; Tech. Sgt. Delbert Templeton, 36, a prior Marine; and Tech. Sgt. Trevor Petersma, 39, who completed the Air Force half marathon while deployed in Iraq in 2008, all members of the 610th Command and Control Squadron, pose behind their unit guidon after completing the Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon March 19 at White Sands Missile Range, NM. (Courtesy photo) Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon
Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her granddaddy’s feet; this month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.
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