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After a period of six years as Chief of the @BeAirForce
, Major General Aviator Fred Vansina handed over his command to Major General Aviator Thierry Dupont this afternoon during a military ceremony at #KleineBrogel
This afternoon in the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg there will be an increased low-level flight activity of several jets and an Airbus #A330MRTT
In recent days, General Vansina visited all @BeAirForce
units to expressly thank the airmen and women for the unconditional support he has received over the past 6 years as Chief of the Air Force. Thanks to all for your efforts. A bright future lies ahead for all of you!
Our @BeAirForce #C130
delivered yesterday late in the afternoon 7.5 tonnes of humanitarian equipment donated by Belgium to Greece following the fire at the reception camp for asylum seekers. #Bfast
- Arrival of the first 🇧🇪 troops at the German-led Camp Sonic in Jordan. 60 personnel of the Field Accomodation Unit, Engineering units and @BeAirForce
are preparing the deployment of 4 🇧🇪 #F16
and 130 airmen and women in the framework of the Global Coalition against Daesh.
during the change of command at the @1WHeli
of the @BeAirForce
today. Colonel aviator Danny Vandenberk said goodbye to his unit and relinquished command to Colonel aviator Jean-Didier Vandezande during a military ceremony at Beauvechain Air Base.
After the @BeAirForce #A109
H22 made its last flight today, the helicopter was prepared by our aircraft mechanics to be transported over the road to the #VLOC
in Ostend. The H22 will now serve as a training aircraft for a new generation of #aviation #technicians
The 🇧🇪 #BHunter #uav
is now officially retired from service. On August 28, 2020, a small ceremony took place at FlorennesAB to commemorate this event. Thank you #80Sqn
for the many years of dedication. The @BeAirForce
is now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new capacity #MQ9B
Today we participated with 🇧🇪 #F16
in the exercise Operation Allied Sky. This is a Bomber Task Force Mission exercise carried out by 🇺🇸#B52
aircraft together with @NATO
allies and organised by @US_Stratcom
Yesterday a change of command ceremony took place in the Meteorological Wing at Beauvechain Air Base. Lieutenant Colonel Joris Gilleir said goodbye to this unique unit of the @BeAirForce
and is succeeded by Major Alice Bonte. Good luck in the coming years as CO of the #MeteoW
Today the 🇧🇪 MOD @PhGoffin
laid the symbolic foundation stone of the new #A400M
infrastructure in the @15WAirTransport
. The hangar with a span of 2 football fields should be ready by mid 2021 and is the first phase of the reconversion of the @BeAirForce
base in Melsbroek.
pop-up summer expo at Koksijde Air Base is a huge success. We are already sold out till the end of the summer. Today we have received our new highlight: the first #F35A
Lightning II of the @BeAirforce
. Thank you for the 1/10 scale model @LockheedMartin
wishes all Belgians and the residents of 🇧🇪 a happy National Day. In the afternoon, one #NH90
helicopter with the 🇧🇪 flag and nine #F16
jets will fly over the Royal Palace. After Brussels the F-16 formations will split and fly over province capitals. @MonarchieBe
This week a change of command took place at the training center of the @BeAirForce #CCAIR
. Colonel aviator Patrick Goossens said goodbye to his unit and relinquished command to Colonel aviator Pascal July during a military ceremony at Beauvechain Air Base.
Vereerd om de parlementaire commissie Defensie vandaag te mogen verwelkomen in Kleine Brogel. Zeer gewaardeerde interactie tussen de verschillende specialisten van de @BeAirForce
en de volksvertegenwoordigers en hun medewerkers! (1/3)
Congratulations to Admiral Michel Hofman, our next Chief of Defence!
A formation of three @BeAirForce
Alouette III helicopters performed a formation flight over the coast and some @TheBelgianNavy
landmarks. One #AlouetteIII
will retire soon, the others in the course of 2021. This was the last opportunity for these aircraft to fly together.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of LTG Sander Schnitger, former Air Chief of the @Kon_Luchtmacht
, true Airman & brother in arms. On behalf of the @BeAirForce
, our sincerest condolences to our 🇳🇱 brothers & sisters and to the loved ones of this most honorable Officer.
The Council of Ministers agreed yesterday on the operational deployment of the @BeAirForce
over Iraq and north-eastern Syria from October 2020 within the framework of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in the fight against Da'esh.