Airmen Bring the Thunder to Estonia

Since arriving in Estonia last month, Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, work in three-person teams to load munitions on 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft — also known as Warthogs — currently deployed to Amari Air Base, Estonia.

The Airmen and aircraft will spend the next several months working alongside their NATO allies to further develop interoperability, all part of the ongoing Operation Atlantic Resolve. Continue reading Airmen Bring the Thunder to Estonia

3 Things To Know as USS Porter Enters the Black Sea

U.S. Naval Forces in Europe announced today that USS Porter (DDG 78) will enter the Black Sea Tuesday to promote peace and stability in the region.

Here are three things you should know about this mission.

USS Porter transits the Mediterranean Sea Oct. 1, 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt)

1) USS Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, and is an Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile-destroyer in the U.S. Navy. It was named after two U.S. Navy officers: Commodore David Porter, who saw service in the War of 1812, and his son Admiral David Dixon Porter, who served as the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the Civil War.

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Dragoon Crossing: The River

Have you ever watched partnership unfold like this?

Filmed and posted by the US Embassy in Budapest, this video shows the Hungarian Defense Force setting up a bypass bridging site for the American soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 4th Division/2nd Cavalry crossing over a portion of the Danube River in Hungary as part of Exercise #DragoonCrossing. 

The American soldiers traveled from Rose Barracks, Germany, through the Czech and Slovak Republics, ending the tactical vehicle convoy in Hungary, Sept. 13-17.

This event allowed Soldiers from Task Force Saber to demonstrate the NATO Alliance’s operational freedom of movement while helping to build good will and camaraderie with the local populations throughout the different countries.

(Information courtesy of the US Embassy in Budapest and U.S. Army Sgt. William A. Tanner, 2CR public affairs print journalist.)