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Recent Photos

Chasing gremlins Chasing gremlins
Tommaso Papa, Senior Technician (ESM), performs an in-shop repair on an Electronic Support Measures (ESM) Interface Processor.
Chief reaches aviation milestone Chief reaches aviation milestone
Chief Master Sgt. Michael Gerber (right) celebrates reaching 12,000 flying hours on May 4, 2015. As a flight engineer, Chief Gerber has flown 10,000 hours for the...
Component pilot takes modified AWACS up in the air for first time Component pilot takes modified AWACS up in the air for...
On April 29, Lt. Col. Max Desmetz was the first pilot from the E-3A Component to conduct a test flight with the modified E-3A AWACS, also known as N-1. The flight...
Nighttime air-to-air refueling Nighttime air-to-air refueling
A NATO AWACS from the approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Iowa Air National Guard for night air-to-air refueling over northern Germany. (Photo by Capt. André...
E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise in Portugal E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise...
Exercise Real Thaw 15 was a Portuguese air force exercise designed to provide tactical training of Portuguese and allied partners for real world battlefield...
Maintenance makes the mission happen Maintenance makes the mission happen
Chief Master Sgt. Rudi Slot, the deployed logistics officer, talks with his quality assurance inspector, Master Sgt. Patrick Doyle.


Recent Video

On Our Way Home On Our Way Home
The last NATO AWACS in the International Security Assistance Force’s area of operations left Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, Sept.23, 2014. The jet made a stop at...
NATO AWACS and the E-3A Component NATO AWACS and the E-3A Component
A short clip about the E-3A Component and NATO AWACS. The video shows a mission at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen from start to finish as well as highlights the features...
Members of the Component Complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Members of the Component Complete the ALS Ice Bucket...
OR-8 Ingo Senft and a few other members of the E-3A Component recently completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They accomplished the challenge in honor of OR-7...
Canadian Flag Lowering Ceremony: Component Says Goodbye to Founding Nation Canadian Flag Lowering Ceremony: Component Says Goodbye...
The Canadian flag lowering ceremony at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen July, 11, marked Canada’s official withdrawal from the NATO AWACS program. (Video by E-3A...
Airmen Celebrate Filipino-American Heritage with Traditional Dance Airmen Celebrate Filipino-American Heritage with...
Tech. Sgts. John Bankston and Evangeline Harden perform a tinikling dance Oct. 18, as part of a Filipino-American History Month celebration at NATO Air Base...
Staying Up-to-Date With Weapons Training Staying Up-to-Date With Weapons Training
Staff Sgt. Nathan Ortiz, an E-3A Component international military policeman, participates in weapons training July 17, 2013, to stay proficient on an MP-7. Sergeant...


Recent News Stories

Chasing gremlins Chasing gremlins
The Electronics Maintenance Squadron (EMS) consists of five aircraft maintenance specialties with the mission to deliver precise, proactive, and responsive mission...
Component plays pivotal role in Exercise Red Flag Component plays pivotal role in Exercise Red Flag
The NATO E-3A Component participated with significant success in Exercise Red Flag 15-2 from Feb. 27 to March 17, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada.
SACEUR recognizes component members’ hard-work SACEUR recognizes component members’ hard-work
The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, presented the SACEUR Recognition Award to 12 NATO members during a brief ceremony Feb. 9, 2015, at the...
NATO AWACS integrates with US Navy, improves maritime capabilities NATO AWACS integrates with US Navy, improves maritime...
NATO AWACS took part in a live, scenario-driven tactical exercise with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28, 2015. For 12 days, two aircraft and more than 70...
Maintenance makes the mission happen Maintenance makes the mission happen
Two E-3As left NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Jan. 12, 2015, destined for Norfolk, Virginia, so the E-3A Component could participate in COMPTUEX, or...
Component, Tri-border community makes donation to local animal shelter Component, Tri-border community makes donation to local...
Spearheaded by the efforts of Melissa Busta, the wife of a NATO AWACS pilot, the E-3A Component and Tri-border communities made a sizable donation to a local animal...



Recent Publications

NATO Skywatch - 04.24.2015
NATO Skywatch - 04.24.2015
Airfield Services Squadron makes the mission happen with hard work; Safety is the foundation for our success; Tail number 449 retires in Arizona; 27th International...
NATO Skywatch - 03.27.2015
NATO Skywatch - 03.27.2015
E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise in Portugal; E-3A Phase Maintainers; VIP Visits; Construction continues on new Fire Department; Exercise Red Flag 15-2
NATO Skywatch - 02.27.2015
NATO Skywatch - 02.27.2015
SACEUR recognizes Component members’ hard-work; Component member presented NATO medal; NATO AWACS conducts air combat training; Air Traffic Controllers work from mobile...
NATO Skywatch - 01.30.2015
NATO Skywatch - 01.30.2015
First Upgraded NATO AWACS flies above Seattle; Component Facebook reaches 5000 likes; YOU are the best part of the E-3A Component; Mr. Zupansic retires after 33 years of...
NATO Skywatch - 12.18.2014
NATO Skywatch - 12.18.2014
Season's Greetings; Sustaining success in 2015!; 416 days in the air – Chief Kukla recognized for 10,000 flying hours; On the other end of the boom: Former Component...
NATO Skywatch - 11.28.2014
NATO Skywatch - 11.28.2014
Mission complete: Component returns from MeS; Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas; Words from the final force element commander; Dutch medal parade with honours...