Noble Justification 2014: Enhancing NATO’s Maritime Response Capability

11/01/2014
11/01/2014: Directed by NATO Maritime Command at Northwood, UK, this multinational exercise in the Mediterranean brings together no fewer than 23 vessels and some 5,000 personnel from 14 different NATO and partners nations. Headed by the Spanish flagship Castilla, warships, submarines, combat aircraft, helicopters and amphibious assault craft are training…

NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission

09/09/2014
09/09/2014: Royal Air Force No 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) has formally handed over the role of supporting nation in the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission to the Royal Canadian Air Force, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence says.  Credit:Natochannel:9/5/14 More from their news release: The handover ceremony marked the…

Evolving Coalition Airpower Interoperability: Bold Quest 14.2

07/04/2014
07/04/2014: Shots of various U.S. and German aircraft taking off from Holloman AFB, N.M. in support of Bold Quest 14.2. Aircraft shown: T-38C, assigned to the 96th Test Group, Holloman AFB, Marine Corps VMX-22 Osprey from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., German Air Force Tornado assigned to the German…

The CRG Sets Up in Baltic Exercise

06/27/2014
06/27/2014: If you need a rapid runway set up or runway repair, the USAF calls on its unique Crisis Response Group capability. In this video, the 435th CRG is seen landing in Latvia and participating in the Saber Strike 2014 exercise. Credit:86th Airlift Wing:6/6/14 According to the Lithuanian Armed Forces…

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…

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…

Red Flag 2014

02/03/2014
02/03/2014: Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise in the skies over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The purpose of the exercise is to increase the combat capability of U.S. and allied air forces for future combat situations. [slidepress gallery='red-flag-2014'] Credit:99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs:1/28/14 In…

Phase Three: The B-17 Celebration

07/03/2013
07/03/2013: After visiting one site which saw B-17 operations, namely the U-boat pens, we then visited the key target for the July 5, 1943 attack, namely the airfield and factory areas in support of German air operations against the United Kingdom. Nantes airport (formerly known as Aéroport Château Bougon)owes its…