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The WADS team of Capt. Nicholas Rhodes (from left to right), Maj. Matthew Horrocks, Staff Sgt. Kayla Sharpe, and Capt. Gregory Firestone coordinate expeditiously with an orbiting AWACS aircraft and joint terminal attack controllers on the ground to assist with aviation rescue of  victims of Hurricane Harvey in areas surrounding Houston, Texas. WADS remotely saves over 800 Hurricane Harvey victims
The Western Air Defense Sector on Joint Base Lewis-McChord diligently worked with dozens of agencies and first responders in direct support of search and rescue operations in the Houston area following the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Harvey since Aug 30.
0 9/08
2017
Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting the exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. and U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andres, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany will be supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off
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.
0 6/06
2017
A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System from 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., sits as the sun sets over the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 6, 2016. The AWACS is at Tyndall in support of concurrent aerial exercises Checkered Flag 17-1 and Combat Archer 17-3 that runs Dec. 5-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released) AWACS puts eyes in the sky over Tyndall to support Checkered Flag 17-1/Combat Archer 17-3
The 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., deployed an E-3 Sentry and more than 80 Airmen to Tyndall AFB to provide command, control and communications support during a large scale aerial exercise.
0 12/07
2016
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