US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)

USAF to perform flypast over Sheffield to mark 80th anniversary of B-17 crash

The US Air Force is to conduct a flypast over Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to mark the 80th anniversary of the crash of B-17 “Mi Amigo”.

Fairford U-2 wears tribute nose art

Personnel from the U-2 unit operating from RAF Fairford applied nose art to one of the aircraft as a tribute to the three US Army soldiers killed recently by a drone at the Tower 22 base in Jordan.

USAF B-1Bs return to RAF Fairford amid rising global tensions

Four B-1B Lancers and more than 100 personnel from the USAF’s 7th Bomb Wing (BW) at Dyess AFB, Texas, have deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, as part of the long-planned Bomber Task Force-Europe 24-1 deployment

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EXCLUSIVE: List of Lakenheath’s 495th FS F-35 Valkyrie names

The F-35A Lightning IIs of the 495th Fighter Squadron (FS) at RAF Lakenheath have each been given the name of a Valkyrie from Norse mythology

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BREAKING: First overseas participants confirmed for Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-2

Key.Aero can exclusively reveal the first official confirmation of overseas participants for the second Exercise Cobra Warrior of the year, which is due to take place in September

A-10 pilot interview: 81st TFW – Bentwaters and Woodbridge operations

Key Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed Colonel Steve Ladd (ret.) about his time flying the A-10A Thunderbolt II (‘Warthog’) with the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, which was housed at the twin bases of RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge

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A-10 Cold War insights from a Woodbridge squadron boss

Retired Colonel Bill Rial spoke to Doug Gordon about commanding the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at RAF Woodbridge.

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Cold War A-10s: Bentwaters and Woodbridge Tankbusters

In the June, 2015 issue of Aviation News, Doug Gordon looked back at the A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and pilots attached to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge during the Cold War.

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The ultimate guide to everything happening at RAF Lakenheath

AirForces Monthly looks at RAF Lakenheath, where the 48th Fighter Wing is continuing to transition from an all Eagle force to welcome the new fifth-generation capabilities offered by the F-35A Lightning II

Spangdahlem F-16CMs arrive at Kadena Air Base in rare deployment

Eight USAF Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron ‘Warhawks’ of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany touched down at Kadena Air Base in Japan on January 16