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  • History Made as JSTARS Completes Final Operational Sortie

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- In the twilight of its twenty one years of service, the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft embarked on its final operational mission, Sep. 21, 2023, marking the end of an era in airborne command, control, intelligence, surveillance and

  • JSTARS reassures mission partners

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany  -- It’s the early hours of the morning when the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System crew arrives to begin their day. They receive a quick briefing before the E-8C JSTARS aircraft is prepared for departure.The JSTARS aircraft, deployed to Ramstein Air Base,

  • Georgia Air National Guard officially retires first of 16 JSTARS aircraft

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GA -- The Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing, in cooperation with the 461st Air Control Wing, officially retired the first E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft here on Thursday.Aircraft serial number 92-3289, the first E-8C JSTARS to

  • JSTARS all-African American flight crew makes history

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A crew of 33 E-8C Joint STARS aviators made history Feb. 19 when the first all-African American flight crew in JSTARS history flew from Robins Air Force Base on a training mission. The flight crew of Airmen and Soldiers, from the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air

  • JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response