First Ever All Afghan Air Crew C-130 Flight: The Take-off and Return

06/24/2014
06/24/2014: The Afghan Air Force hit a huge milestone by completing the first ever all Afghan air crew C-130 flight June 16, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Their mission consisted of cargo, CASEVAC and PAX transport. The Afghan Air Force has been working hard the last 11 months with U.S. Air…

BALTOPS 2014: An Exercise in a New Threat Environment

06/23/2014
06/23/2014: The Russian seizure of Crimea and continuing direct threats to Ukraine have enhanced concerns for the defense of the Baltic states. Credit: Natochannel :6/16/14 Since 1971, BALTOPS has provided an annual multinational maritime exercise aims to improve interoperability and strengthen relationships between participating nations. The objective is to promote…

The Secretary General Warns that the Wales NATO Summit is a Turning Point

06/23/2014
06/23/2014:NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met British Prime Minister David Cameron to prepare Wales Summit. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Wales Summit in September “will be one of the most important in NATO’s history." Visiting London on Thursday (19 June) for meetings with Prime Minister David…

Unified Vision 2014

06/01/2014
05/31/2014: Unified Vision 2014 (UV14) is the biggest Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) trial NATO has ever staged. A multitude of ground sensors, zeppelins, jammer aircraft and land ISR assets are deployed during this trial.  Credit: NATOCHANNEL:5/27/14 According to a NATO piece published on May 26, 2014 and entitled…

Reinforcing Baltic Defense

05/24/2014
05/24/2014: In light of the crisis in Ukraine, NATO is boosting its presence in Alliance member state waters in Eastern Europe. NATOChannel is on board HNoMS Valkyrien, the current flagship of one of NATO’s four naval fleets, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), made up of five ships.…

French Forces in Combined Resolve Exercise

05/21/2014
05/21/2014: French Engineers from the 31st Engineer Regiment construct a wire obstacle while coming under attack from OPFOR during Combined Resolve II. Credit:131st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment:5/19/14 The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force is participating as well in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's…

Icelandic Operations

05/19/2014
05/19/2014: U.S. Airmen began Icelandic Air Policing operations at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland, May 16, which will continue until June 5. Credit: Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa:5/15/14 "We are excited to be back in Iceland again for Icelandic Air Policing," said Lt. Col. Lendy Renegar,…