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Default Air Force Logo NATO allies synch communication through Link 16
The Turkish and U.S. air forces successfully synched a communication system together during the bilateral training exercise Anatolian Falcon 2012 here March 13.Link 16 is a communication network developed to integrate signal detection into a data transfer shared among all members of the network."It's a way for the jets to communicate with each
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2012
KONY, Turkey – Carl Gessman, Polygone radar operator, attaches grounding rods for a generator used to power a tactical radar threat generator during Anatolian Falcon 2012 in Konya, Turkey, March 8. The radar provided a simulated enemy ground threat capability to the participating aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) US pilots plant SEAD with Turkish counterparts
The Turkish and U.S. air forces continue to combine their air assets and share tactics in large-force employments during Exercise Anatolian Falcon 2012 here March 5-16.During LFE exercises, units oftentimes take advantage of the high number of aircraft participating to test mass communication efforts, but the 480th Fighter Squadron pilots from
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2012
KONYA, Turkey – Pilots from the 480th Fighter Squadron listen during a preflight brief at the operations desk during Exercise Anatolian Falcon 2012. The briefing provides pilots with importing information such as weather, rules of engagement and taxiing procedures before leaving for the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) Anatolian Falcon 2012 builds strength, sharpens skills
The Turkish and U.S. air forces continue to successfully integrate their capabilities during Anatolian Falcon 2012 here March 6.The first four missions of the two-week exercise are through, and the two NATO allies are learning to better communicate with each other and combine their strengths."I didn't really know what to expect," said 480th Fighter
0 3/06
2012
Default Air Force Logo Turkey, US unite as Anatolian Falcon 2012 kicks off
An international weapons-training deployment involving Turkish and U.S. air forces began here March 5 and lasts until March 15.The 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and the Turkish air force's 3rd Main Jet Base combined their efforts during Anatolian Falcon 2012, an exercise designed to strengthen joint operations between
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2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Pilots from the 480th Fighter Squadron here board a bus headed toward a staging area for the squadron's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft March 2 before departing for Anatolian Falcon 2012. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released) Fighter wing supports international training exercise

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2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing board a C-130 Hercules here Feb. 27 to fly to Turkey in support of Anatolian Falcon 2012, a weapons training deployment that includes interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. More than 250 Airmen from the wing will participate in the exercise hosted at Turkish air force’s Konya Air Base. The U.S. and Turkish air forces will work together and improve both nations’ combat readiness through tactical training during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) Airmen depart for US, Turkish training exercise

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2012
BAUMHOLDER, Germany – U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bob Carpenter, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot, uses a combat survivor evader locater radio to communicate that a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter that has arrived to rescue him during a joint training exercise at the Baumholder Major Training Area here Jan. 23. This training integrates U.S. Army and Air Force resources to more accurately simulate the real-life close air support and combat search and rescue scenarios encountered in deployed locations. The goal of this training is to develop tactics, techniques and procedures between military branches to enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Natasha Stannard) 'A-Team' A-10s, Apaches hone CSAR, CAS skills
A joint close air support and combat search and rescue exercise involving U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots and U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots took place for the first time at the Baumholder Major Training Area here Jan. 23 - 26. A-10 pilots who participated in this joint training are assigned to Spangdahlem Air Base's 81st
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Michael Elkington, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, reads through a checklist while Staff Sgt. James Clay, 81st AMU weapons load crew member, inspects a CBU-103 bomb to be loaded onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition in Hanger 1 here Jan. 13. This 81st AMU crew competed against a weapons load crew from the 480th AMU and won the competition. The crew will compete in the 2011 Load Crew of the Year competition against the winners from the previous quarterly competitions. The competitions are held to showcase the teamwork and capabilities of the weapons load crews during wartime, TDYs and deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) 81st AMU wins load crew of the quarter competition

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2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Gabriel Kastner, 52nd Security Forces Squadron police officer, spark tests a Taser X26 during training inside Bldg. 127 here Dec. 8. Training for the Taser X26 electronic control device consists of a classroom comprehension course, hands-on field training and a supervised firing course. Students complete Taser training to ensure they are able to safely handle and operate all Taser equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Shocking: 52nd SFS gets Taser training

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2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Joshua Estrada, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental systems journeyman, lifts a tire during fitness training at the combat fitness facility here Nov. 30. Air Force Fitness Assessments continue throughout the winter season; however, the 1.5 mile run portion will consist of 22 laps inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center gymnasium on days when the temperature falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) Airmen PT despite cold weather

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2011
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