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22 Dec 2014

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Welcome to the website of the NATO E-3A Component, NATO's Flagship Fleet. The E-3A Component is NATO's first integrated, multi-national flying unit, providing rapid deployability, airborne surveillance, command, control and communication for NATO operations.
Andrew M. Mueller, Maj.Gen., USAAF
Component Commander
Welcome home! Last AWACS returns from Afghanistan
25-Sep-14 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
23-Sep-14 This mission was the Component’s last operational sortie over Afghanistan. The Component will now focus on starting the re-deployment process from MeS by retuning the aircrew, maintenance personnel and aircraft to its main operating base.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks completion of runway restoration
23-Sep-14 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.
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