Astral Knight 2019

The U.S. Air Force will lead exercise Astral Knight 19, scheduled to take place in the beginning on June, primarily taking place at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and other locations in Croatia, Germany, and Slovenia.  Astral Knight 2019 is a joint and multinational exercise that will involve airmen, soldiers and…

US F-16s Operating from Sweden in Trident Juncture 2018

F-16C Fighting Falcons and support Airmen from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrived at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, in support of Trident Juncture 2018. TRJE18 is the largest NATO exercise since 2015, with participation of more than 50,000 military personnel from 31 nations.  TRJE18…

RAAF Working with Afghan Air Force

A contingent of Australian advisors is embedded within Train Advise Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) at Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of TAAC-Air is to support Afghan Air Force counterparts to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force.  The ADF members of TAAC-Air work alongside…

US and German Replenishment at Sea

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with German Navy frigate FGS Hessen (F 221). 07.06.2018 Video by Lt.Cmdr. Laura Stegherr and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Twiss USS Harry S Truman

Exercise Pitch Black 2018

Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise conducted from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 will be held from 27 July to 17 August 2018.  [maxgallery id="119009"] Exercises such as Pitch Black are pivotal to ensuring Air Force remains ready to respond…