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U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment ground liaison officer stands for a photo with a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise 18-2 at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Osbeck provides guidance and advice on ground combat capabilities and requirements in support of effective air-ground combat synchronization. The week-long EAC is designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers during close air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

Members of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 452nd Squadron walk away from a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress after touring the aircraft during a familiarization visit at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. RAAF Darwin hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. The bombers are deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Murray, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress pilot (right), introduces members of Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 452nd Squadron to the cockpit of the bomber at RAAF Base Darwin, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers visited the base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with RAAF joint terminal attack controller teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Air Force Capt. Nate Ligon, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system officer, talks with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) members assigned to 452nd Squadron about the B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two B-52H crews and support teams visited the Australia Northern Territory’s Darwin as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative under the Force Posture Agreement between the U.S. and Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lieutenant Christian Pace (left), and Flying Officer Ben Rowe, both air traffic controllers assigned to 452nd Squadron, explore the cockpit of a B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers visited the base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with RAAF joint terminal attack controller teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brian Ohart, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system officer , tests his flight mask before a mission at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Two B-52H Stratofortress flew to Darwin to partake in the Enhanced Air Cooperation exercises with RAAF aircraft and ground personnel. The training is designed to exercise close air support scenarios, ultimately increasing the abilities of the two militaries and enhancing security cooperation in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, ground liaison officer(center), briefs aircrew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron on a tactical battlefield scenario before an Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) sortie at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018.Osbeck provides guidance and advice on ground combat capabilities and requirements in support of effective air-ground combat synchronization. The week-long EAC 18-2 is designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers during close air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, ground liaison officer(center), briefs aircrew members assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, on a tactical battlefield scenario before an Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) sortie at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Osbeck provides guidance and advice on ground combat capabilities and requirements in support of effective air-ground combat synchronization. The week-long EAC 18-2 is designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers during close air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraftwomen assigned to the 13th Squadron, tour the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13 Squadron hosted the bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of strategic long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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An Airman assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13 Squadron stands for a photo in front of a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of the 13th Squadron hosted the bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. RAAF members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Donavan Carroll, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircraft commander, (left) explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress flight deck to a member of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features and limitations of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Murray, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress pilot (right), introduces members of Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 452nd Squadron to the cockpit of the bomber at RAAF Base Darwin, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Donavan Carroll, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircraft commander , explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress flight deck to members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Brandon Clark, 20th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron assistant officer in charge ,(right) explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress landing gear to members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) listen to a B-52H Stratofortress aircrew member during a tour of the aircraft at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. The exchange was conducted as part of a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities between Australian and U.S. aircrews and support teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Okai Jr., 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress pilot, (right) explains features of the bomber to a member of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrew member explains features of the aircraft’s bomb bay to members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during an aircraft introduction tour at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. Members of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron conducted the exchange as part of a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to develop operationally resilient air operations capabilities in Australia through bilateral collaboration and synergistic actions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Senior Airman Haley Beard, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit communication/navigation systems journeyman , performs an operational check of a steerable chin turret housing on a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The B-52H, deployed from Barkdale Air Force Base, La., is equipped with an electro-optical viewing system that is utilized for low-level operations and terrain avoidance. Two bombers are at RAAF Darwin in support of a reoccurring Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve the U.S. ability to train and operate with the Australian air component. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Aircrew members assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron watch as their team members take off in a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The aircrews deployed to Darwin to partake in the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF aircraft and joint terminal attack controllers. These exercises enhance U.S. ability to integrate with Australian troops and partners across the region. The EAC initiative, codified in 2014 by signature between the U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State and their Australian counterparts, fosters greater integration between U.S. Department of Defense air elements and the Australian Defence Force to bolster interoperability across the full spectrum of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftmen Shane Brown, (left) and Aaron Townsend, both aviation refuelers with 13th Squadron, work to refuel U.S. Air Force aircraft ground equipment at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftmen Shane Brown, left, and Brendon Bone, both aviation refuelers with 13th Squadron, attach a refueling hose to a ground reservoir while refueling a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted bomber crews and support personnel during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to increase resiliency, capability and cooperation between U.S. and Australian armed forces by increasing aircraft rotations and conducting combined military exercises and training in Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftman Shane Brown, 13th Squadron aviation refueler (right), coordinates refueling of aircraft and ground equipment with U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Brandon Clark, 20th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron assistant officer in charge, at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise. The training is designed to exercise close air support scenarios, ultimately increasing the abilities of the two militaries to operate together and to enhance security cooperation in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftman Aaron Townsend, aviation refueler with 13th Squadron, walks to launch a fuel pump while refueling aircraft ground equipment supporting a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H crews and support personnel f from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise. EAC allows the militaries of both nations to continue to develop operationally resistant air force capabilities in the Pacific region through bilateral collaboration and synergistic exercises. The EAC initiative, codified in 2014 by signature between the U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State and their Australian counterparts, fosters greater integration between U.S. Department of Defense air elements and the Australian Defence Force to enhance interoperability across the full spectrum of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Airman 1st Class Khalil Sadier, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant dedicated crew chief , marshals a B-52H Stratofortress to its designated parking location at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two B-52H crews and support personnel from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, supported the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF and Australian Army personnel. EAC allows the militaries of both nations to continue to develop operationally resistant air force capabilities in the Pacific region through bilateral collaboration and synergistic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lieutenant Christian Pace (left), and Flying Officer Ben Rowe, both air traffic controllers assigned to 452nd Squadron, explore the cockpit of a B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Donavan Carroll, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircraft commander , explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress flight deck to members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Senior Airman Haley Beard, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit communication/navigation systems journeyman , performs an operational check of a steerable chin turret housing on a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The B-52H, deployed from Barkdale Air Force Base, La., is equipped with an electro-optical viewing system that is utilized for low-level operations and terrain avoidance. Two bombers are at RAAF Darwin in support of a reoccurring Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve the U.S. ability to train and operate with the Australian air component. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Aircrew members assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron watch as their team members take off in a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The aircrews deployed to Darwin to partake in the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF aircraft and joint terminal attack controllers. These exercises enhance U.S. ability to integrate with Australian troops and partners across the region. The EAC initiative, codified in 2014 by signature between the U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State and their Australian counterparts, fosters greater integration between U.S. Department of Defense air elements and the Australian Defence Force to bolster interoperability across the full spectrum of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A crew chief assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit and preflight aircrew prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for take-off at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base, Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the flightline at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers arrived in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with Australian RAAF teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Airman 1st Class Khalil Sadier, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant dedicated crew chief , signals a B-52H Stratofortress crew to stop at a designated parking location at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two B-52H crews and support personnel came from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF and Australian Army personnel. EAC allows the militaries of both nations to continue to develop operationally resistant air force capabilities in the Pacific region through bilateral collaboration and synergistic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress preflight crew with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron works in the cockpit before launching an early morning sortie from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers deployed to Australia’s Northern Territory March 29, to support the Enhanced Air Cooperation initiative in partnership with RAAF aircrews. The exercise comprised a range of air exercises and training activities between Australian and U.S. aircrews and support teams. The B-52 is deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flies over Royal Air Force Base (RAAF) Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers arrived to the small base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with RAAF teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities between Australian and the U.S. aircrews and support teams as well as Australian joint terminal attack controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Nate Ligon, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system officer, talks with an Australian aviation firefighter about the B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. RAAF Darwin hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. The bombers are deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. Local firefighters visited the aircraft to familiarize with the safety and rescue feature of the airframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Andersen AFB's drinking water continues to be safe to drink. Both the Guam Environmental Protection Agency and the 36th Wing found the water on North West Field to be safe, despite the Guam EPA's notice to stop using Pool Time chlorination tablets to sanitize a water tank on North West Field. For more information follow the link below. https://www.andersen.af.mil/News/Features/Article/1807602/andersen-air-force-base-drinking-water-continues-to-be-safe/
Leading Change from the Front
Minot Air Force Base Thanks for lending us your B-52s. We're sure the crew and maintainers are appreciating this beautiful tropical paradise during your second Winter. #WhynotMinot
National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Team Andersen is playing its part by raising awareness and promoting education on how to prevent the abuse and neglect of the most vulnerable and innocent members of our family. #NCAPM2019
Sailors from the #TeamAndersen's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 "Island Knights" lent a hand to the firefighting effort on Nimitz hill, March 28th. “Those homes are still standing today because of the strength of the interagency partnerships and the hard work of HSC-25's Sailors to ensure our aircraft are always ready. I couldn’t be prouder of the whole team.” - HSC-25 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Frank Loforti. read more at: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/316346/hsc-25-evacuates-cruise-passenger-fights-fire-nimitz-hill
Congratulations to Team Andersen's newest promotees! -March 29, 2019
Andersen hosted Resiliency Day Friday, Mar 29, as a team and resiliency building event. The day consisted of a 5-mile team run with obstacles, the Alpha Warrior challenge rig, a cookout, and resiliency training for the Airmen. Thank you to all the volunteers and participants who made this day a huge success! Also congratulations to the winners of the 5-mile team run, the MDG!
An update has been made to AFI 36-2903 - Service members are now authorized to have beards in uniform! The official updates and regulations can be found in AFI 36-2903.3.1.2.3. Beards (as of April 1, 2019) More information on the matter can be found in the article below! https://www.latlmes.com/breaking/air-force-permits-beards-in-uniform-1
It's National Doctor's Day on Saturday and we'd like to give a big thank you to all of Team Andersen's physicians for everything that they do to ensure we're healthy! (Top left to right: Maj. Jason Garner; Capt. Konstantine Dietrich; Bottom left to right: LT. Jessica Tedford; LT. Erik Kumetz; Capt. Casie Leightner)
(2/2) We alerted @mpdmontgomery and have been working with them on this incident. The base went into lockdown for t… https://t.co/nwRRVGWLTW
(1/2) At approx. 12:30 a.m., Airmen from 42nd Security Forces Squadron responded to suspicious activity near the fo… https://t.co/KZLGaUG2Sh
The upcoming gate schedule during the holidays: Maxwell AFB: Day Street and Kelly Street gates will be closed Nov.… https://t.co/pt2FZrIshK
Team Maxwell, Flu shots are being offered today (November 6) to Active Duty, dependents (to include children), and… https://t.co/lSjfG0yDtp
The City of Montgomery has done a lot of work to improve downtown and the city as a whole. This award is well-deser… https://t.co/yFoBc5VUfY
Some exciting things happening over in the Barnes Center at Gunter, as the First Sergeant Academy revamps curriculu… https://t.co/0Y5pRPfnZH
The Kelly St Gate will be restricted to FEMA and commercial truck traffic only, at 6 p.m. tonight and lasting throu… https://t.co/UoIvqHBCLf
Winds expected throughout the evening across central Alabama. Nothing like they've seen in Florida and the Gulf Coa… https://t.co/Wiw7vAVTBn
Tropical Storm and Hurricane warnings for counties south of Montgomery. Stay safe as #HurricaneMichael comes ashore. https://t.co/ZUfiger1pg
RT @NWSMobile: 750am - Potentially CATASTROPHIC Hurricane #Michael heading toward the Florida Panhandle this morning. This is the GOES-East…
Another @RedCross shelter is open in Alabama, this time in Troy for those with medical needs. #hurricanemicheal https://t.co/K57hlmQX6A
A new @RedCross shelter is open in Alabama for anyone displaced by #HurricaneMichael. https://t.co/uswIePOULo
We're expecting more than 800 first responders to stage out of Maxwell before moving south and support… https://t.co/YQRfek1EUu
A local Evacuee Shelter is open in Montgomery for anyone getting away from #HurricaneMichael. https://t.co/dxPoXWnHt8
Some good information on local county items in advance of #HurricaneMichael https://t.co/bxDI1dSP5u
The Maxwell Fitness Center will be housing teams supporting FEMA efforts in response to #HurricaneMichael. The Maxw… https://t.co/hPqVs3d0tK
@MaxGunFitness center will be housing teams supporting FEMA efforts in Florida and South Alabama. Today at 1500 the… https://t.co/6LXQhZYWes
Maxwell and Gunter are not in the path, but Alabama will experience some impacts. Stay safe and informed as the sto… https://t.co/GIxNpePh5E
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/L6qxWeTonG 2018 GOE LtCol(ret) Bill Schwertfeger (USAF) Introduction Video
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/D12k6pue6C 2018 GOE LtCol(ret) Kelly Latimer (USAF) Introduction Video