Post Tagged with: "65th Air Base Group"


An Airman tracks incoming flights Oct. 5 at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. The 65th Air Base Group enables expeditionary movement of warfighters, warplanes and global communications to combatant commanders, and supports joint coalition and NATO operations to promote partnerships.

Portuguese partnership supports 65th Air Base Group mission

Story and photos by Senior Airman Nicole Keim 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

LAJES FIELD, Portugal — Wheels go up as aircraft emerge into the blue sky over the choppy Atlantic abyss. Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, is a critical piece of the 86th Airlift Wing mission to provide airlift capabilities around the globe.

November 10, 2016 ×


Photo by Master Sgt. Bradley C. Church 
Col. Richard Sheffe, commander of the 65th Air Base Group (right), receives the guidon from Brig. Gen. Jon Thomas, commander of the 86th Airlift Wing. Sheffe assumed command of the 65th ABG during a redesignation ceremony Aug. 14 on Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. With this redesignation ceremony, the 65th ABG is now aligned under the 86th AW and remains positioned to provide agile combat support and services to aircraft and aircrew.

65th ABW redesignates at Lajes Field

by 1st Lt. Alexandra Trobe 65th Air Base Group Public Affairs

LAJES FIELD, Azores — Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, presided over a special redesignation ceremony to mark the changeover of the 65th Air Base Wing to the 65th Air Base Group Aug. 14 on Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal.

August 21, 2015 ×