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Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

A Buzzard's Final Flight - McKenzie

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Col. Patrick McKenzie's Final Flight with the 510th Fighter Squadron ends in a traditional wet-down (water salute) by friends and family members.  This "Fini Flight" marks the end of McKenzie's time with the Buzzards.  Rule!

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 01:18

RMAF & USAF unite for Majestic Eagle 2013

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The exercise brings airmen from both countries together to train on air interdiction, air superiority, air refueling and reconnaissance with the intent of enhancing their interoperability through tactical training.

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 01:12

Fighters in BALTOPS

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Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.

Monday, 07 December 2020 11:16

Pilot life on the Ground

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Over the years, the U.S. Air Force has employed some of the most advanced aircraft in the world, its pilots utilizing extraordinary skill and precision to command the skies. While mission success is paramount, a pilot’s role as an officer and leader is just as important, and often overlooked.

The 510th Fighter Squadron “Buzzards,” completed a two-week flying training deployment to the United Kingdom August 6, 2018 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

Monday, 07 December 2020 09:22


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Multiple squadrons from the 31st Fighter Wing worked closely during Exercise Operation Porcupine, June 30, 2020, at Aviano Air Base.

U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing executed a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria to conduct “hot pit” refueling and participate in the bilateral training exercise, Rapid Buzzard, with the Bulgarian Air Force, Sept 24 to 27, 2019.

Four U.S. Air Force crew chiefs had the opportunity to participate in a two-day exchange with German air force counterparts while at Blue Flag 2017.

Monday, 07 December 2020 08:52

Increasing interoperability at Blue Flag Israel 17

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UVDA AIR FORCE BASE, Israel -- Approximately 200 U.S. Air Force Airmen and seven F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, are participating in Blue Flag 2017 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, which kicked off Nov. 6.

Monday, 07 December 2020 08:48

Rivolto SERE Training

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Aviano Air Base participated in a two day joint exercise with Italian Air Force members at Rivolto Air Base, Italy on June 10 and 11.

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