One of my biggest regrets during my time in the USAF was that I never got assigned to Europe.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the Cold War necessitated a huge number of USAF bases all over Europe. There was also a wide variety of mission aircraft based at these bases; F-4s, F-15s, F-16s, F-111s, A-10s, C-130s, KC-135s, C-9s, C-12s, C-23s, to name some of the types.
Here is a look back at some of the USAFE jets I was able to photograph here in the states.
Oddly enough, of the units pictured in this group the only base that remains open to this day, is Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
I hope you enjoy the photos!
Listening to: Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases