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  • US/Romanians train to strengthen NATO alliance

    Airmen from the 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are conducting training in Romania as part of the European Theater Security Package, a rotational deployment meant to ensure regional stability and increase interoperability with NATO allies.  The unit arrived in Romania in late June from Jacksonville, Fla., and has been flying the F-15C Eagle
  • Combat Shield inspection certifies Saber readiness

    The 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Avionics Shop here underwent a Combat Shield evaluation March 20–24. A Combat Shield evaluation team from the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, conducted the annual inspection to gauge the effectiveness of the threat-detection systems and countermeasures aboard the F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned here.
  • 74th EFS completes 'far-reaching' European deployment

    The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron completed its six-month theater security package deployment throughout Eastern Europe March 18, 2016. Approximately 350 Airmen and 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, participated in 13 events and exercises, visited 15 countries and conducted 1,193 sorties in support of
  • 74 EFS conducts CSAR training with Bulgarian military

    The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron continued Combat Search and Rescue training during its micro deployment to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, this month.The CSAR training involved 74th EFS A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., integrating with a Bulgarian AS-532 Cougar helicopter to help locate, verify and
  • Airmen strengthen forward capability in Bulgaria

    Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Wing supported deterrence-specific training in conjunction with the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9-11, 2016.A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots, assigned to the 74th EFS and currently deployed to Bulgaria as part of the European Theater Security Package, performed
  • Greek, US air forces continue bilateral training in Souda Bay

    The Hellenic air force and the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron continue bilateral training at Souda Bay, Greece.Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, commenced training Jan. 22, 2016 with the Hellenic air force 115th Combat Wing to evaluate aircraft and personnel
  • 480th FS participates in Trapani Air Show

    Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft, assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the Trapani Air Show at Trapani Air Base, Italy, Oct. 19, 2015.The air show initiated Trident Juncture 2015, a multiservice, multinational training exercise involving more than 30,000 troops from over 30 Allied and
  • First ANG TSP ends with departure of 123rd EFS

    U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft pilots from the 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, departed  Campia Turzii, Romania concluding the first ANG theater security package in Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Sept. 25, 2015.More than 200 Airmen from various active duty and ANG
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