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Manas Air Base
TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS (formerly MANAS AIR BASE and unofficially GANCI AIR BASE) is a former U.S. military installation at Manas International Airport , near Bishkek
Bishkek
, the capital of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
. It was primarily operated by the U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
. The primary unit at the base was the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing
376th Air Expeditionary Wing
. On 3 June 2014 American troops vacated the base and it was handed over back to the Kyrgyzstan military . The base was opened in December 2001 to support U.S. military operations in the ongoing war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. It had hosted forces from several other International Security Assistance Force
International Security Assistance Force
member states as well. The base was a transit point for U.S. military personnel coming and going from Afghanistan
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F-15E
The MCDONNELL DOUGLAS (now BOEING) F-15E STRIKE EAGLE is an American all-weather multirole strike fighter derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
F-15 Eagle
. The F-15E was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic-warfare aircraft . United States Air Force
United States Air Force
(USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker aircraft camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intake ramps . The Strike Eagle has been deployed for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya, among others. During these operations the F-15E has carried out deep strikes against high-value targets , combat air patrols , and provided close air support for coalition troops. It has also been exported to several countries
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U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Department of Defense * Department of the Navy (since 1834) HEADQUARTERS The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington County, Virginia
, U.S
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F-18
The MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F/A-18 HORNET is a twin-engine supersonic , all-weather carrier -capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation ). Designed by McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
(now Boeing
Boeing
) and Northrop , the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17
YF-17
in the 1970s for use by the United States
United States
Navy and Marine Corps . The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations and, since 1986, by the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels . The F/A-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (1,034 knots, 1,190 mph or 1,915 km/h at 40,000 ft or 12,200 m). It can carry a wide variety of bombs and missiles, including air-to-air and air-to-ground, supplemented by the 20-mm M61 Vulcan
M61 Vulcan
cannon
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French Air Force
The FRENCH AIR FORCE (French : Armée de l'air , literally "air army") is the air force of the French Armed Forces
French Armed Forces
. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army
French Army
, then was made an independent military arm in 1934. The number of aircraft in service with the French Air Force
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
French Air Force
has 233 combat aircraft in service, with the majority being 125 Dassault Mirage 2000 and 108 Dassault Rafale . As of early 2016, the French Air Force employs a total of 42,607 regular personnel. The reserve element of the air force consisted of 5,187 personnel of the Operational Reserve. The Minister of Defence is responsible for execution of military policy
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Close Air Support
In military tactics , CLOSE AIR SUPPORT (CAS) is defined as air action by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets that are in close proximity to friendly forces and which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces. The requirement for detailed integration because of proximity, fires or movement is the determining factor. CAS may need to be conducted during shaping operations with Special
Special
Operations Forces (SOF) if the mission requires detailed integration with the fire and movement of these forces. A closely related subset of air interdiction, battlefield AIR INTERDICTION (AI) denotes interdiction against units with near-term effects on friendly units, but which does not require integration with friendly troop movements. The term "battlefield air interdiction" is not currently used in U.S. joint doctrine
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Operation Enduring Freedom
IN AFGHANISTAN : (completed) * NATO
NATO
* ISAF * Afghanistan
Afghanistan
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Netherlands
The NETHERLANDS (/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen ); Dutch : Nederland ( listen )), also known informally as HOLLAND, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean ( Bonaire
Bonaire
, Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius
and Saba ), it forms the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The European portion of the Netherlands
Netherlands
consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany
Germany
to the east, Belgium
Belgium
to the south, and the North Sea
North Sea
to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea
North Sea
with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany
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Poland
Coordinates : 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic
Republic
of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska (Polish ) Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Mazurek Dąbrowskiego " (English: "
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Environmental Protection
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organisation controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans. Due to the pressures of overconsumption , population and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. This has been recognized, and governments have begun placing restraints on activities that cause environmental degradation . Since the 1960s, activity of environmental movements has created awareness of the various environmental problems . There is no agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity and even scientific dishonesty occurs, so protection measures are occasionally debated
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Ramstein Air Base
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE is a United States Air Force
United States Air Force
base in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
, a state in southwestern Germany
Germany
. It serves as headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe
United States Air Forces in Europe
- Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) and also for NATO
NATO
Allied Air Command (AIRCOM). Ramstein is located near the town of Ramstein-Miesenbach , in the rural district of Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern

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Afghanistan
Coordinates : 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan * د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت ( Pashto
Pashto
) * Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat * جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان (Dari ) * Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh Afġānestān Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no god but God; Muhammad
Muhammad
is the messenger of God
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Royal Australian Air Force
The ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force . It directly continues the traditions of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), formed on 22 October 1912. The RAAF provides support across a spectrum of operations such as air superiority, precision strikes, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, air mobility, and humanitarian support. The RAAF has taken part in many of the 20th century's major conflicts. During the Second World War
Second World War
a number of RAAF bomber, fighter, reconnaissance and other squadrons served initially in Britain, and with the Desert Air Force located in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
, while the majority were later primarily deployed in the South West Pacific Area . Thousands of Australians also served with other Commonwealth air forces in Europe
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Volkel Airbase
VOLKEL AIR BASE (Dutch : Vliegbasis Volkel) (IATA : UDE, ICAO : EHVK) is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Netherlands Air Force
(RNLAF) - Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), and is located near the village of Volkel in North Brabant
North Brabant
, Netherlands
Netherlands
. It is home to two F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons, 312 and 313. A third squadron formerly present at the base, 311, was officially disbanded on 27 September 2012. It also houses a maintenance, logistical, a base Squadron for the RNLAF, and also the 703rd Munitions Support Squadron, part of the 52d Fighter Wing from the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
. Besides military use, a traumahelicopter operated by ANWB Medical Air Assistance on behalf of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre is based here
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Eindhoven Airport
EINDHOVEN AIRPORT (IATA : EIN, ICAO : EHEH) is an airport located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) west of Eindhoven
Eindhoven
, Netherlands
Netherlands
. In terms of the number of served passengers it is the second largest airport in the Netherlands, with 4.7 million passengers in 2016 (well behind Schiphol , which serves more than 63 million passengers). The airport is used by both civilian and military traffic. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early years * 1.2 Development since the 1980s * 2 Facilities * 3 Military * 4 Airlines and destinations * 5 Ground transport * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYEARLY YEARS This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Kabul Airport
HAMID KARZAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Pashto : د حامد کرزي نړيوال هوايي ډګر‎; Persian : میدان هوائی بین المللی حامدکرزی‎; IATA : KBL, ICAO : OAKB) is located 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) from the city center of Kabul
Kabul
in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. It serves as one of the nation's main international airports and as one of the largest military bases, capable of housing over one hundred aircraft. It was previously named KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and locally as KHWAJA RAWASH AIRPORT, though it continues to be officially known by some airlines by the latter name. The airport was given its new name in 2014 in honor of former President Hamid Karzai . The decision was made by the National Assembly of Afghanistan and the Cabinet of President Ashraf Ghani
Ashraf Ghani
. The airport has been expanded and modernized in the last decade
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