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  • Colombian Air Force steps up participation in Red Flag exercise

    The Colombian Air Force made history while participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-3, July 16 to August 3. “In the last six years they’ve [the Colombian Air Force] made significant modifications to their aircraft hardware and software that has allowed them to have greater capabilities and to participate with greater interoperability,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Carlos Nivia, U.S. Embassy in Colombia director of operations for U.S. Air Force. “For a Colombian pilot it’s an honor to be the leader of the tactical portion of U.S. assets,” Figueroa said. “It was a great opportunity.” U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert G. Novotny, 57th Wing commander, and Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, expressed throughout the exercise how the training they received at Red Flag exercises in their careers had aided them in real air-to-air combat war missions and possibly even saved their lives.
  • Brazil leads Air Component in PANAMAX 2018

    U.S. service members from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 612th Air and Space Operations Center participated in the U.S. Southern Command PANAMAX 2018 exercise July 30 – Aug. 10 alongside members from 12 partner nations. The Brazilian Air Force Chief of Joint Air Operations Center, Aerospace Operations Command, Maj. Gen. João Campos Ferreira Filho, served as the Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 2018. This is the third year that a member from a partner nation air force has been the CFACC. The 12 partner nations that participated in the exercise at Davis-Monthan AFB include: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Peru. Polish Air Force members also joined the exercise here as observers.
  • MSAS returns to Panama, teaches first academic instructor course

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed academic instructor and initial assessment training with the National Air and Naval Service of Panama, also known as SENAN, across multiple locations within the Republic of Panama from June 1-26, 2018. The 571st MSAS has completed mobile training team
  • MSAS returns to Panama, teaches first academic instructor course

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed academic instructor and initial assessment training with the National Air and Naval Service of Panama, also known as SENAN, across multiple locations within the Republic of Panama from June 1-26, 2018. The 571st MSAS has completed mobile training team
  • Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16

    Six Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets on their way to Red Flag 18-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, stopped at Davis-Monthan AFB from July 5-16, to train with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. “This week is very important here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base because our pilots and aircrew can train alongside members of the United States Air Force, which allows a better training environment for all,” said Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Pablo Garcia, Aerial Combat Command 1 commander.
  • Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation

    Air force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere met in Panama City June 18-22 for the 58th Conference of American Air Chiefs. Much of the value of CONJEFAMER comes from the relationships built among air chiefs that makes cooperation easier when a rapid response is needed. This year, the council voted to move Jamaica from an observing nation to a voting member, making them the 21st member nation of SICOFAA and further cementing the organization’s presence in the Caribbean.
  • Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica

    JUAN SANTAMARIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Costa Rica -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica.  The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity (BPC) mission with the air vigilance service (SVA), from May 16 through June 9,
  • Total Force Integration and Joint Operations Showcase Teamwork

    While the effects of the New Horizons exercise are humanitarian in nature, a primary objective of the program is deployment training, where each member gains experience and works with other branches and seeing the benefits they deliver in accomplish the mission.
  • U.S. and Chilean Air Force conduct health services administration subject matter expert exchange

    U.S. medical personnel from across the Air Force held a health services administration subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean Air Force at Hospital Clínico, Santiago, June 4-8.
  • US Airmen teach aircraft recovery to Chilean Air Force partners

    ANTOFAGASTA, Chile—Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a Mobile Training Team to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force on Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery, May 13 to June 8. The CDDAR Mobile Training Team consisted of four seasoned crew chiefs who have experience being an aircraft crash team chief. The crew chiefs
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