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The Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma is a four-bladed, twin-engined medium transport/utility helicopter.
Aerzen is a municipality in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Air chief marshal (Air Chf Mshl or ACM) is a four-star air officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force, where it is the most senior peacetime air force rank.
The Air Operations Control Station Nieuw-Milligen (AOCS NM) of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is located near Nieuw-Milligen (in the municipality of Apeldoorn).
Allied Air Forces Central Europe (AAFCE) was the NATO command tasked with air and air defense operations in NATOs Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT) area of command.
Alt Duvenstedt is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Apelern is a municipality in the Samtgemeinde of Rodenberg in the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Aurich (Low German: Auerk, West Frisian: Auwerk) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The B61 nuclear bomb is the primary thermonuclear gravity bomb in the United States Enduring Stockpile following the end of the Cold War.
Bad Driburg is a town and spa in Höxter district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, pleasantly situated on the Aa and the historic railway Soest-Höxter-Berlin.
Bassenge is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège.
Beauvechain Air Base is a Belgian Air Component military airfield in Belgium, located south of Beauvechain in Wallonia (Walloon Brabant Province); east-southeast of Brussels.
The Belgian Air Component (Luchtcomponent, Composante air) is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces, and until January 2002 it was officially known as the Belgian Air Force (Belgische Luchtmacht; Force aérienne belge).
The Land Component (Landcomponent, Composante terre) is the land-based branch of the Belgian Armed Forces.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Beverungen is a town in Höxter district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Ground Launched Cruise Missile, or GLCM, (officially designated BGM-109G Gryphon) was a ground-launched cruise missile developed by the United States Air Force in the last decade of the Cold War and destroyed under the INF Treaty.
Blankenheim is a municipality in the district of Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Blomberg is a town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with c. 15,300 inhabitants (2013).
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol (later known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems).
Borstel is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Brakel is a town in the district of Höxter in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Brekendorf is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Bremervörde is a town in the north of the district (Landkreis) of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The British Aerospace Harrier II was a second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) jet aircraft used previously by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and, between 2006 and 2010, the Royal Navy (RN).
There have been two formations named British Army of the Rhine (BAOR).
The Canadair CF-5 (officially designated the CF-116 Freedom Fighter) is the Canadair licensed-built version of the American Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft primarily for the Canadian Forces (as the CF-5) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (as the NF-5).
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic attack aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the 1960s and manufactured in France and a number of other countries.
The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier Flugzeugwerke of Germany.
Dörentrup is a municipality in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Düren is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, between Aachen and Cologne on the river Rur.
Delmenhorst is an urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt) in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Diemelstadt is a small town in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in Hesse, Germany.
Eckernförde (Egernførde, sometimes also Egernfjord, Low German: Eckernför, sometimes also Eckernföör) is a German town in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, on the coast of the Baltic Sea approximately 30 km northwest of Kiel.
The Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) (8 AF) is a numbered air force (NAF) of the United States Air Force's Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).
Eindhoven Airport is an airport located west of Eindhoven, Netherlands.
The Elbe (Elbe; Low German: Elv) is one of the major rivers of Central Europe.
Enschede Airport Twente is located outside of Enschede, Twente, Netherlands.
Erndtebrück is a municipality in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Eydelstedt is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Faßberg is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Florennes Air Base is a Belgian Air Component military airfield located east southeast of Florennes, a Walloon municipality of Belgium.
Fort Eben-Emael (Fort d'Ében-Émael) is an inactive Belgian fortress located between Liège and Maastricht, on the Belgian-Dutch border, near the Albert Canal.
The French Air Force (Armée de l'Air Française), literally Aerial Army) is the air force of the French Armed Forces. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army, then was made an independent military arm in 1934. The number of aircraft in service with the French Air Force varies depending on source, however sources from the French Ministry of Defence give a figure of 658 aircraft in 2014. The French Air Force has 241 combat aircraft in service, with the majority being 133 Dassault Mirage 2000 and 108 Dassault Rafale. As of early 2017, the French Air Force employs a total of 41,160 regular personnel. The reserve element of the air force consisted of 5,187 personnel of the Operational Reserve. The Chief of Staff of the French Air Force (CEMAA) is a direct subordinate of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CEMA).
The FV101 Scorpion is a British armoured reconnaissance vehicle.
FV103 Spartan is a tracked armoured personnel carrier of the British Army.
Geilenkirchen is a town in the district Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF).
The German Air Force (German: Luftwaffe, the German-language generic term for air force) is the aerial warfare branch of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany.
Gilze-Rijen Air Base (Vliegbasis Gilze-Rijen) is a military airbase in the south Netherlands.
Goch (archaic spelling: Gog, Dutch: Gogh) is a town in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Grefrath is a municipality in the district of Viersen, in the western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Hawker Siddeley HS 780 Andover is a twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft produced by Hawker Siddeley for the Royal Air Force developed from the Avro-designed HS 748 airliner.
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier, developed in the 1960s, was the first of the Harrier Jump Jet series of aircraft.
Höxter is a town in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the left bank of the river Weser, 52 km north of Kassel in the centre of the Weser Uplands.
Heide is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Horn-Bad Meinberg (Low German: Häoern-Möomag) is a German city in the Principality of Lippe in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia on the edge of the Teutoburg forest.
Jever (the pronunciation is often heard from non-locals) is the capital of the district of Friesland in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Kalkar is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Kanne (Limburgish: Kan) is a village in the municipality of Riemst in the southeastern part of the Belgian province of Limburg.
Kassel (spelled Cassel until 1928) is a city located at the Fulda River in northern Hesse, Germany.
Kleine Brogel Air Base is a Belgian Air Component military airfield located east of Kleine-Brogel, in the municipality Peer, Belgium.
Korbach (pronunciation: ˈkoːɐˌbax), officially the Hanseatic City of Korbach (German: Hansestadt Korbach), is the district seat of Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany.
Leeuwarden Air Base (Vliegbasis Leeuwarden) is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) - Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu),.
Liège Airport, previously called Liege-Bierset, is an international airport located west of Liège in Wallonia (southern Belgium), mainly focusing on air freight.
Lieutenant General Best Barracks (Luitenant-generaal Bestkazerne), formerly De Peel Air Base (Luchtmachtbasis De Peel), is a Royal Netherlands Army guided missile base in the Netherlands.
Linnich is a town in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Maastricht (Limburgish: Mestreech; French: Maestricht; Spanish: Mastrique) is a city and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands.
Marsberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in all aspects of aerial combat.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft.
The MGM-31A Pershing was the missile used in the Pershing 1 and Pershing 1a field artillery missile systems.
Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer military capability required by the national defense policy.
The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations.
The Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk is an American medium-range surface-to-air missile.
Missile Wing 2 (Flugkörpergeschwader 2, FKG 2) was a unit of the German Air Force.
Nörvenich is a municipality in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The Nike Hercules, initially designated SAM-A-25 and later MIM-14, was a surface-to-air missile (SAM) used by U.S. and NATO armed forces for medium- and high-altitude long-range air defense.
The Ninth Air Force (9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC).
Not to be confused with No. 2 Squadron RAF Regiment No.
No 3 Squadron of the Royal Air Force operates the Typhoon F2, FGR4 and T3 from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
No. 92 Squadron, also known as No 92 (East India) Squadron, of the Royal Air Force was formed as part of the Royal Flying Corps at London Colney as a fighter squadron on 1 September 1917. It deployed to France in July 1918 and saw action for just four months, until the end of the war. During the conflict it flew both air superiority and direct ground support missions. It was disbanded at Eil on 7 August 1919. Reformed on 10 October 1939, the unit was supposed to be equipped with medium bombers but in the spring of 1940 it became one of the first RAF units to receive the Supermarine Spitfire.
North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen,, commonly shortened to NRW) is the most populous state of Germany, with a population of approximately 18 million, and the fourth largest by area.
The Northern Army Group (NORTHAG) was a NATO military formation comprising four Western European Army Corps, during the Cold War as part of NATO's forward defence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Nuclear sharing is a concept in NATO's policy of nuclear deterrence, which involves member countries without nuclear weapons of their own in the planning for the use of nuclear weapons by NATO.
Oldenburg is an independent city in the district of Oldenburg in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany.
The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, which was jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany.
The Queen's Colour Squadron is the unit of the Royal Air Force charged with the safe-keeping of the Queen's Colour for the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom.
The former Royal Air Force Station Brüggen, more commonly known as RAF Brüggen, in Germany was a major station of the Royal Air Force until 15 June 2001.
Royal Air Force Station Gütersloh, more commonly known as RAF Gütersloh, was a Royal Air Force Germany military airfield, the nearest Royal Air Force airfield to the East/West German border, in the vicinity of the town of Gütersloh.
The former Royal Air Force Station Laarbruch, more commonly known as RAF Laarbruch ICAO EDUL (from 1 January 1995 ETUL) was a Royal Air Force station, a military airfield, located in Germany on its border with the Netherlands.
The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF Regiment) is part of the Royal Air Force and functions as a specialist corps founded by Royal Warrant in 1942.
The former Royal Air Force Station Rheindahlen, more commonly known as RAF Rheindahlen, was a non-flying Royal Air Force military base, part of the Rheindahlen Military Complex (JHQ Rheindahlen) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - part of British Forces Germany.
The RAF Second Tactical Air Force (2TAF) was one of three tactical air forces within the Royal Air Force (RAF) during and after the Second World War.
Royal Air Force Wildenrath, commonly known as RAF Wildenrath, was a Royal Air Force military airbase near Wildenrath in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that operated from 1952 to 1992.
Rapier is a surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army to replace their towed Bofors 40/L70 anti-aircraft guns.
Rehburg-Loccum is a town 50 km north west of Hanover in the district of Nienburg in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Rheine-Hopsten Air Base is a former German Air Force military airfield, located 9.3 km north east of Rheine in Westphalia, Germany.
The Roland is a Franco-German mobile short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The former Royal Air Force Germany (RAFG) was a command of the Royal Air Force and part of British Forces Germany.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces.
Schieder-Schwalenberg is a town in the Lippe district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Sint-Truiden Air Base (also known as Brustem Air Base) (Luchtmachtbasis Sint-Truiden) (Base Aérienne Saint-Trond) is a Belgian Air Component base, located south of Sint-Truiden (Limburg), approximately east of Brussels (Bruxelles).
Soesterberg Air Base was a Royal Netherlands Air Force military air base located in Soesterberg, east-northeast of Utrecht.
Static War Headquarters Castlegate is a NATO command and communications bunker located approximately 2 km north-east of the town of Linnich, Germany.
Stolzenau is a municipality in the district of Nienburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) or non-strategic nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon, generally smaller in its explosive power, which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations, mostly with friendly forces in proximity and perhaps even on contested friendly territory.
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 "Boelcke" (Tactical Air Force Wing 31; abbreviated as TaktLwG 31 "B"), formerly known as Jagdbombergeschwader 31 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 31; abbreviated as: JaBoG 31), is a fighter-bomber wing of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe).
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 "Richthofen", formerly known as Jagdgeschwader 71 (JG 71) Richthofen is a Fighter wing of the German Air Force.
The Third Air Force (Air Forces Europe) (3 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).
The Twelfth Air Force (12 AF; Air Forces Southern, (AFSOUTH)) is a Numbered Air Force of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC).
Uchte is a municipality in the district of Nienburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Uedem is a municipality in the district of Cleves, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Visselhövede is a town in the district of Rotenburg in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Volkel Air Base (Vliegbasis Volkel) is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) - Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), and is located near the village of Volkel in North Brabant, Netherlands.
Wangerland is a municipality in the district of Friesland, Lower Saxony, Germany.
The WE.177, originally styled as WE 177, and sometimes simply as WE177, was a series of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons equipping the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Westertimke is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Wittmund is a town and capital of the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Wittmundhafen Air Base (Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen in Germany) is a military air base in Germany.
Wolfhagen is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany.
Xanten (Lower Franconian Santen) is a town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The 10th Tactical Wing (10 Tactische Wing) is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 1st Squadron (1re escadrille) is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 1st Wing is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces, located at Beauvechain Air Base.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
The 2nd Tactical Wing (2 Tactische Wing, 2 Wing Tactique) is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces at Florennes air force base in the Southern French speaking part of Belgium near the (small) city of Dinant.
The 31st 'Tiger' Squadron is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 32d Air Operations Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The 32d Air Expeditionary Group is a provisional unit of the United States Air Force (USAF).
349th Squadron (349e escadrille, 349ste Smaldeel) is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 350th Squadron (350e escadrille, 350ste Smaldeel) is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 485th Air Expeditionary Wing is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Combat Command.
The 71st Tactical Missile Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The 81st Training Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force and the host wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.