2014

Welcome home! Last AWACS returns from Afghanistan

Welcome home! Last AWACS returns from Afghanistan

25 Sep 2014
After more than 1,240 missions and 12,240 flying hours, the AWACS fleet is finally home. On Sept. 25, 2014, the last AWACS returned to its home base in Geilenkirchen, Germany, from Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.

 NATO AWACS conducts last operational sortie over Afghanistan

NATO AWACS conducts last operational sortie over Afghanistan

23 Sep 2014
Members of the E-3A Component pose for a photo Sept. 21, 2014, at Mazar-e Sharif prior to conducting the last Operation Afghan Assist mission.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks completion of runway restoration

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks completion of runway restoration

23 Sep 2014
The E-3A Component held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 22, 2014, at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, to signify the completion of its runway restoration project.

 New 'King of the Jungle' at Squadron Two

New 'King of the Jungle' at Squadron Two

9 Sep 2014
Leadership, Flying Squadron Two personnel and other members of the E-3A Component witnessed a change-of-command ceremony Sept. 4, 2014, at the E-3A Club on NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Air Passenger & Cargo Terminal aids Component’s effort to operate from five countries

Air Passenger & Cargo Terminal aids Component’s effort to operate from five countries

14 Aug 2014
Two Germans, three Americans and two Dutch people walk into a hangar and, with E-3A Components fleet fully dispersed to its forward operating bases and location, they are helping NATO AWACS operate from five different countries at the same time.

NATO AWACS aircraft are being upgraded with glass cockpits

NATO AWACS aircraft are being upgraded with glass cockpits

11 Aug 2014
To meet current and future Communication, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements, NATO’s E-3A (NE-3A) aircraft are being upgraded with glass cockpits and other advanced avionics.

FOB Trapani helps NATO employ AWACS over Romania

FOB Trapani helps NATO employ AWACS over Romania

7 Aug 2014
With the runway at its main operating base undergoing renovations, the E-3A Component has dispersed aircraft to its forward operating bases and location.

Component members mourn alongside Dutch colleagues

Component members mourn alongside Dutch colleagues

23 Jul 2014
The first Dutch victims of the accident involving Malaysian Air Flight 17 returned home July 23, 2014.

Canadian Flag Lowering Ceremony: Component says goodbye to founding nation

Canadian Flag Lowering Ceremony: Component says goodbye to founding nation

15 Jul 2014
The E-3A Club is usually a setting for historic and celebratory moments. As keeping with this tradition, another symbolic moment took place; however, this one was bitter-sweet.

Aircrew Training Squadron under new command

Aircrew Training Squadron under new command

8 Jul 2014
July 3, 2014, was a special day for the men and women of the Aircrew Training Squadron (ATS) at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Turkish Stars practice over the skies of FOB Konya

Turkish Stars practice over the skies of FOB Konya

2 Jul 2014
A Turkish Star, an NF-5 aircraft, practices aerial maneuverers July 1, 2014, over the skies of Forward Operating Base Konya, Turkey.

NATO International Civilians at E-3A Component exemplify diversity and professionalism

NATO International Civilians at E-3A Component exemplify diversity and professionalism

26 Jun 2014
The E-3A Component is an integrated, multinational, rapidly deployable Alliance asset providing airborne surveillance, command, control and communication capabilities.

 

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