480th Fighter Squadron Trains with Portuguese Air Force

03/05/2019
The 480th Fighter Squadron went to Monte Real Air Base, Portugal for Flying Training Deployment with our NATO allies, the 301st Fighter Squadron, and the 201st Fighter Squadron. MONTE REAL, 10, PORTUGAL 02.14.2019 Video by Airman 1st Class Chanceler Nardone  52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs  

Living Through 2017 NATO Deployment

03/04/2019
In 2017, NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence saw four new deployments, bringing multinational battlegroups into Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as a response to changing security environments along NATO’s eastern border.  As part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia, Spain has deployed a heavy armoured unit abroad for the first…

Operation HIGHROAD (2)

02/15/2019
The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  [maxgallery id="122643"] In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores. Operation Highroad…

Operation Highroad

02/11/2019
A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…

VMM-365 Flight Operations During Trident Juncture 18

02/05/2019
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 conduct flight operations during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Northern Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The exercise enhanced the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  The Marines…

Australian-trained ATACs Add Bite to Afghanistan’s fight  

02/04/2019
The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores.  Operation Highroad is the…

Italian Eurofighter Intercept

02/01/2019
Rome 17 December 2018 Two F-2000 Eurofighter jets have scrambled to intercept a civilian aircraft – belonging to an Australian airline and flying from Crete to Spain- that had lost radio contact. Communication was interrupted while the aircraft was crossing Italy's airspace. The two Air Force interceptor aircraft from 37th Wing-Trapani, having established that no emergency…

MAG 29 Cold Weather Training

01/28/2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Aircraft Wing talk about their cold weather experience during Exercise Trident Juncture 18, Norway, Nov 5., 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies' and partners' abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 is with…