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Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold Reserve wing receives prestigious German Maritime Search and Rescue award
For the first time in 20 years, the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service awarded the Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold in a special ceremony to the 920th Rescue Wing Jan. 26, 2018 at the German Martime Museum.
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Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting the exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. and U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andres, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany will be supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) 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.
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315th Airlift Wing loadmasters coordinate loading of humanitarian cargo onto a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 13, 2017 at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.  The 315th AW hauled more than 50,000 pounds in donated meals to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The cargo will be later delivered to refugees in northern Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) 315th delivers aid bound for refugees in northern Iraq
Six pallets, more than 50,000 pounds, over a quarter of a million Kurdish refugees fed. Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq this weekend while also conducting a multifaceted training mission.
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Lt. Col. Craig Bartosh, 701st Airlift Squadron aircraft commander, meets with John B. Emerson, United States Ambassador to Germany, along with his family June 1, 2016, during the 2016 Berlin Air Show. Bartosh, along with the Charleston air crew, gave the ambassador a tour throughout the C-17 Globemaster III entitled, “The Spirit of Berlin.” Emerson was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2013 as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and presented his credentials to German President Joachim Gauck on August 26, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Ambassador Emerson visits C-17 crew in Germany
John B. Emerson, United States Ambassador to Germany, came abroad the “Spirit of Berlin” C-17 Globemaster III June 1, 2016, during the opening day of the Berlin Air Show.At the event, the C-17 was among many other U.S. and European aircraft, and gave the ambassador and his family a chance to see the strength and dedication the U.S. and European
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Paratroopers deploy their parachutes over Hohenfels Training Area, Germany on April 12, 2016. The 94th Airlift Wing participated in Exercise Saber Junction 16 April 11-15. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Andrew J. Park)
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The 94th Airlift Wing participated in Exercise Saber Junction 16 April 11-15 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.Saber Junction is U.S. Army Europe's annual combat training center certification exercise designed to evaluate the readiness of one of its two combat brigades to conduct unified land operations (a simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive
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Ministry of presence - Chaplain (Lt Col.) Ronald Apollo (right), 315th Airlift Wing, assists Master Sgt. Latonya Brown, a 315th Aeromedical Evacuation technician, on a recent training mission to Ramstein AB, Germany. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Wayne Capps) Ministry of presence - Reserve chaplain connects with Airmen
Flying with an aircrew on an operational mission is not a task most people associate with when thinking about a military chaplain.  Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ronald Apollo, a chaplain with the 315th Airlift Wing, calls it “ministry of presence” and he sees this as the bedrock of what an Air Force chaplain is all about. “People should know who their
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