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RELEASE: F-22s Arrive in Europe

STUTTGART, Germany — The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, approximately 60 Airmen and associated equipment to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany today. The deployment will continue through mid-September 2015. This inaugural F-22 training deployment to Europe is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative. The F-22s are deployed from
the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. While these aircraft and Airmen are in Europe, they will conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft. The F-22s will also forward deploy from Germany to maximize training opportunities while demonstrating our commitment to NATO allies and the security of Europe.

STATEMENT: General Breedlove Praises Courage of Americans in French Train Incident

STUTTGART, Germany – General Philip M. Breedlove, Commander, U.S. European Command, added his voice to others who are calling three Americans heroes for their actions Friday night on a train between Amsterdam and Paris.

“These men are heroes. Actions like this clearly illustrate the courage and commitment our young men and women have all the time, whether they are on duty or on leave,” said General Breedlove. “We are extremely proud of their efforts and now are praying for our injured airman to have a speedy recovery.”
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Airmen Donate Items to Orphanage in Latvia

By Senior Airman Allyson Manners
U.S. European Command 

Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s Civil Engineer Squadron with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard personally delivered glasses, clothes, books and toys to children at the Naujene Orphanage, near Daugavpils, Latvia, June 29.

Senior Master Sergeant Mark Nicolia and Technical Sergeant Richard Ryden, members of a military team working on a Humanitarian Civic Assistance project in Latvia, collected many of the items delivered to the children. Continue reading Airmen Donate Items to Orphanage in Latvia