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Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
Fürstenfeldbruck
Fürstenfeldbruck
Air Base (German: "Fliegerhorst Fürstenfeldbruck"; now "Flugplatz Fürstenfeldbruck") is a German Air Force
German Air Force
airfield near the town of Fürstenfeldbruck
Fürstenfeldbruck
in Bavaria, near Munich, Germany. Fürstenfeldbruck
Fürstenfeldbruck
became famous first as the main training base for the German Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
during World War II, then as the site of the Munich
Munich
massacre of nine Israeli athletes and coaches (two were killed earlier) and one German police officer at the 1972 Summer Olympics
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International Air Transport Association Airport Code
An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier,[1] is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal. The codes are published semiannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory.[2] IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway station codes, shared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as Amtrak, SNCF
SNCF
French Rail, and Deutsche Bahn, is available
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Boeing 727
The Boeing
Boeing
727 is a midsized, narrow-body three-engined jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
from the early 1960s to 1984.[1] It can carry 149 to 189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,700 nautical miles (5,000 km) nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use relatively short runways at smaller airports. It has three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines below the T-tail, one on each side of the rear fuselage with a center engine that connects through an S-duct
S-duct
to an inlet at the base of the fin. The 727 is Boeing's only trijet aircraft.[3] The 727 followed the 707, a quad-jet airliner, with which it shares its upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit design
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International Civil Aviation Organization Airport Code
The ICAO (/ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ/, eye-KAY-oh) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stations, International Flight Service Stations or Area Control Centers, whether or not they are located at airports. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code.Contents1 History 2 ICAO codes vs
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F-84 Thunderjet
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces
(USAAF) proposal for a "day fighter", the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948 U.S. Air Force review declared it unable to execute any aspect of its intended mission and considered canceling the program. The aircraft was not considered fully operational until the 1949 F-84D model and the design matured only with the definitive F-84G introduced in 1951
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Air National Guard
The Air National Guard
Air National Guard
(ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia air force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam
Guam
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It, along with each state's, district's, commonwealth's or territory's Army National Guard
Army National Guard
component, makes up the National Guard of each state and the districts, commonwealths and territories as applicable. When Air National Guard
Air National Guard
units are used under the jurisdiction of the state governor they are fulfilling their militia role
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Pope Army Air Field
Pope Field
Pope Field
(IATA: POB, ICAO: KPOB, FAA LID: POB) is a U.S. military facility located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of the central business district of Fayetteville, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.[2] Formerly known as Pope Air Force Base, the facility continues to be used by the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
but is now operated by the U.S. Army
U.S. Army
as part of Fort Bragg.[3][4][5]Contents1 Units 2 History2.1 Origins 2.2 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Group 2.3 4415th Air Base Group 2.4 464th Troop Carrier Wing 2.5 317th Tactical Airlift Wing 2.6 23rd Wing 2.7 440th Airlift Wing3 Merger with Fort Bragg 4 See also 5 References 6 Other sources 7 External linksUnits[edit] The United States Army
United States Army
Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg
Garrison is the host organization at Pope Field
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North Carolina
As of 2000English 90.70% Spanish 6.18%[2]Demonym North Carolinian (official); Tar Heel
Tar Heel
(colloquial)Capital RaleighLargest city CharlotteLargest metro Charlotte
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T-33 Shooting Star
The Lockheed T-33
Lockheed T-33
Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is a subsonic American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy
initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. The last operator of the T-33, the Bolivian Air Force, retired the type in July 2017, after 44 years of service.[1]Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history2.1 U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
and U.S
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Munich-Riem Airport
Munich-Riem Airport
Munich-Riem Airport
(German: Flughafen München-Riem) was the international airport of Munich, the capital city of Bavaria
Bavaria
and third-largest city of Germany. It was closed down on 16 May 1992, the day before the new Munich
Munich
Airport commenced operations
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GSG9
Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG 9) (English: Border Protection Group 9) is the elite Police Tactical Unit
Police Tactical Unit
of the German Federal Police
Police
(German: Bundespolizei). GSG 9
GSG 9
counterparts on the state level are the Special Deployment Commandos (German: Spezialeinsatzkommandos (SEK)).Contents1 Origins 2 History2.1 Name Change3 Operations 4 Missions4.1 Publicly known missions5 Organization 6 Recruitment and training 7 Equipment 8 Associations 9 Annual Warrior Competition 10 See also 11 References 12 External linksOrigins[edit] On September 5, 1972, the Palestinian terrorist movement Black September infiltrated the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany, to kidnap 11 Israeli athletes, killing two in the Olympic Village in the initial assault on the athletes' rooms
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Howard Air Force Base
Howard Air Force Base, (IATA: BLB, ICAO: MPPA), is a former United States Air Force base located in Panama. It discontinued military operations on 1 November 1999 as a result of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, which specified that US military facilities in the former Panama
Panama
Canal Zone be closed and the facilities be turned over to the Panamanian government. After demilitarization, the facility reopened as Panamá Pacífico International Airport in 2014.[1][2]Contents1 Overview 2 Previous names 3 Major commands to which assigned 4 Major units assigned 5 History 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOverview[edit] The airport is located 6 miles southwest of Balboa, at the southern (Pacific) end of the Panama
Panama
Canal
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Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
(also spelled counterterrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism. Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
strategies include attempts to counter financing of terrorism. If terrorism is part of a broader insurgency, counter-terrorism may employ counter-insurgency measures
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Special Operations
Special
Special
operations (S.O.) are military operations that are "special" or unconventional and carried out by dedicated special forces and other special operations forces units using unconventional methods and resources. Special
Special
operations may be performed independently of, or in conjunction with, conventional military operations. The primary goal is to achieve a political or military objective where a conventional force requirement does not exist or might adversely affect the overall strategic outcome
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Federal Police (Germany)
The Federal Police
Police
(Bundespolizei or BPOL) is a (primarily) uniformed federal police force in Germany. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI)).[1] Ordinary police forces, meanwhile, are under the administration of the individual German states (Bundesländer) and are known as the Landespolizei. The Bundespolizei was formerly known as the Bundesgrenzschutz
Bundesgrenzschutz
(BGS) ("Federal Border Guard"), which had a more restricted role. Prior to 1994 BGS members also had military combatant status due to their historical foundation and border-guard role in West Germany
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