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  • 25th OWS celebrates 75th anniversary

    Surrounded by historic aircraft in the main hangar of the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron celebrated its 75th anniversary Nov. 2, 2018. Originally known as the 25th Weather Squadron, the unit provided weather support to Army and Army Air Corps units operating and training throughout the Northeastern U.S. from an office building on New York’s Long Island.
  • U.S. Air Force hydrazine team train Chilean Airmen

    A U.S. Air Force hydrazine Mobile Training Team traveled to Los Condores Air Base, Chile, to conduct classroom instruction and hands-on training with Chilean Air Force fuels technicians. Hydrazine is a back-up fuel used in F-16 Fighting Falcons that allows a pilot to regain control in the event of an electrical or hydraulic failure. When the hydrazine is released it creates a chemical reaction that allows the pilot to manually maneuver the aircraft in order to land it safely. The two-man team taught seven Chilean fuel Airmen how to properly assemble, operate and maintain their new hydrazine servicing stand. The stand is used to refuel and defuel, purge, and prepare a shipment of hydrazine tanks.
  • Texas, Washington Air National Guard participate in Brazilian-led international exercise

    NATAL, Brazil -- Brazil kicked off its multinational air combat exercise CRUZEX VII Nov. 18 and invited participation from U.S. and six other partner nations. Guardsmen from the Texas and Washington Air National Guard joined the two-week long exercise and lent support by providing fighter and tanker aircraft as well as personnel from multiple U.S. Air Force job specialties.
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • Visiting Colombia, CSAF stresses importance of maintaining close ties to key Latin America ally

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein concluded a two-day visit to Colombia on Thursday, reinforcing bonds with one of the United States’ closest allies in Latin America and pledging to accelerate joint training activities with an air force he called the “gold standard” in the region.
  • Central American and Caribbean Air Chiefs Visit Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern)

    Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the Central American and Caribbean Air Chief’s conference with participants from Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama, Nov. 6-8, 2018.
  • Latin American Cadets visit SOUTHCOM air component

    Twenty-two cadets from 11 Latin American nations participated in the initiative that has been sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs program since 2006.
  • Cyber Airmen “fuel” innovation

    Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed together with the Defense Innovation Unit program making changes to how airborne tankers are scheduled. The changes are the direct result of a March 8, 2018, memo from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, where he stated, “bringing the future faster requires both expanding our culture of innovation and balancing prudent risk acceptance with agile reaction.” That is the goal of the Defense Innovation Unit where members of the military partner with companies that specialize in fields such as artificial intelligence and information technology, to find new solutions to complex problems.
  • Air advisors begin new partnership with Paraguayan air force

    Asunción, Paraguay -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed a mobile training mission (MTT) with the Paraguayan air force (FAP) in Asuncion, Paraguay from Sept. 17-28, 2018. During the MTT, air advisors focused on rotary wing aircraft water survival and twin tension rope rescue techniques. “This mission was the first time we
  • Air advisors partner with Colombian air force during BPC mission

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted a Building Partnerships Capacity (BPC) mission in Bogota, Colombia. The 17-member mobile training team (MTT), including members of the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Colorado Air Force Reserves, executed a four-week joint training mission with the Colombian air force, designed to promote regional stability by fostering key relationships and enhancing partner nation capabilities. During the four-week mission, more than 204 hours of instruction took place at four geographically separated locations across Colombia, graduating 87 Colombian military personnel from several career specialties. Through the effective work put in by MSAS air advisors, the United States is strengthening relations and cooperation that will meet the challenges of crisis and contingency situations by providing the ability to respond together.
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Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16
Always Ready to Defend! 24/7/365 🇺🇸
A true honor to work with our Partner Nation! #partnership
Check out the view from inside a Colombian Air Force refueling tanker as it performs an in-air refueling mission in the skies above Tucson, Arizona! Members of the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana are training this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3. This week has been another great example of how the U.S. and partner nation air forces train together to accomplish shared goals. U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Wow! What a sight to see! Fuerza Aérea Colombiana #Kfir aircraft preparing for #RedFlag 18-3! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Nellis Air Force Base Air Combat Command
Members of the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana are training this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3! Check out our video from a Colombian 767 as the aircrew performs an in-air refueling of 3 Colombian Air Force Kfir fighters! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Volunteers from JTF-Bravo recently donated food and supplies for more than 150 Honduran families near Cane, La Paz. Service members hiked to the village carrying bags of donations to provide for the community and spent time playing soccer with the children as part of Chapel Hike 76. Our forces remain resilient and connected to our neighbors by giving back to the community. Voluntarios de nuestra organización recientemente donaron alimentos y suministros para más de 150 familias hondureñas cerca de #CaneLaPaz quienes subieron a la aldea con bolsas de donaciones para ayudar a la comunidad y compartieron su tiempo jugando fútbol con los niños, como parte de #ChapelHike76. Nuestras fuerzas siguen siendo fuertes y conectadas con nuestros vecinos al ayudar a la comunidad.
Today we said farewell to Colonel Eric Cólen Guedes, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) Brazilian Air Force Liaison Officer. Colonel Cólen received a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of his work as a crucial link between 12th Air Force and the Brazilian Air Force. Our Liaison Officers play a critical role in strengthening ties between 12th Air Force and our partner nation air forces. We thank Colonel Cólen for his hard work and wish him luck as he moves on to his next assignment! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Força Aérea Brasileira
Check out this live shot of the Colombians training and flying here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander met with Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Pablo Enrique Garcia Valencia! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🤝
The Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana has sent their finest Kfir team to participate in Red Flag 18-3! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🚩🎉 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Nellis Air Force Base
Here's your chance to meet some of our Partner Nation Colombian Airmen! #RedFlag2018 🚩 🇺🇸🇨🇴
We’d like to give a 🔥warm 🤗 welcome to the members of the Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana who arrived today at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona! They will train with the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3!🚩️🇺🇸🇨🇴️ U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Air Combat Command Nellis Air Force Base
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Creech Air Force Base Airmen show-off the MQ-9 Reaper!
A Colombian Air Force pilot shows his enthusiasm about participating in the upcoming Red Flag 18-3! We are just as excited as him! 😁🎉🌎✈️
Wow! The F-15E Strike Eagle's train with JTACS!
The Colombian Air Force are bringing their #Kfir's to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for Red Flag 18-3!
Check out our video from the Conference of American Air Chiefs in Panama City, Panama! This conference brought together Air Force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere June 18-22. The System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA), the conference’s sponsoring organization, was established in 1961 and promotes the exchange of experiences, knowledge and training among member nations to strengthen cooperative capabilities in North and South America. Senan Panamá Embajada de Estados Unidos en Panamá U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs Heidi Grant Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca United States Air Force
Today we bid farewell to Colonel Kim Campbell, Commander of our 612th Theater Operations Group and 474th Air Expeditionary Group. Colonel Campbell relinquished command to Colonel Travis Ingber during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. We thank Colonel Campbell for her leadership and wish her the best of luck in her next assignment!
Chief Master Sergeant Storms, Command Chief for 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), talked with 130 Brazilian NCO… https://t.co/tcb0K6DfpP
Happy Birthday to the @USNationalGuard. Celebrating 382 years today. https://t.co/vncu7exAgl
The @189AW @arkansasguard's Airmen and a #C130 #Hercules recently participated in the 🇬🇹 Guatemalan air show🛩 .Whi… https://t.co/IZoheZ0Vp4
It's an honor to announce that the 🇺🇸@AFThunderbirds ✈️ will be preforming @FAIRCOL #RIONEGRO2019! We invite everyo… https://t.co/wS6rnJgni9
RT @jtfbravo: The SOUTHCOM Situational Assessment Team #SSAT is ready to respond during a humanitarian assistance operation. The team has b…
🇧🇷🇺🇲#CRUZEX2018! The Brazilian-led multinational air combat exercise that had participation from @usairforce and si… https://t.co/ajjd3G0McM
#FunFactFriday! #Hydrazine is a back up fuel ⛽ on the #F16 in the event of a electrical ⚡or hydraulic failure.🚫 Whe… https://t.co/BEMkFcw1Cn
@usairforce joined @portalfab and many other nations around the 🌎 for #CRUZEX2018! @southcomwatch https://t.co/TUOnr8HZvv
RT @EmbaixadaEUA: Encarregado de negócios William Popp e adido de defesa COL Lorenzo Harris participaram de uma apresentação do exercício #…
RT @southcomwatch: It’s official! @USNavy Adm. Craig S. Faller has assumed command of #SOUTHCOM. #SOUTHCOMCoC18 #EnduringPromise @ARMYSOU
SICOFAA Mission Video 2018 S: https://t.co/ZBHFU6W4pN via @YouTube
Take a look at this U.S. F-16 flying with a Brazilian F-5 to kick off #CRUZEX2018 yesterday. A great start to an e… https://t.co/u3K6HInK24
Latin American Cadet Initiative: https://t.co/Cv6CytmrYj via @YouTube
We look forward to flying and training with the Uruguayan Air Force during #CRUZEX2018 over the next two weeks in B… https://t.co/gXaoLLnEyf
Our F-16s from the @149FW are looking forward to flying alongside their counterparts from the Chilean Air Force at… https://t.co/cVYpKP0knR
We can't wait to fly with the Peruvian Air Force and all of our other partner nations during #CRUZEX2018 over the n… https://t.co/dRWRTqTweR
We look forward to flying with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Brazil for #CRUZEX2018 https://t.co/yIAw5oNjx5
#CRUZEX2018 officially started today. The @usairforce has sent F-16s from the 141st Fighter Wing and a KC-135 from… https://t.co/dZEgxXVx3k