Lajes ATC enables trans-Atlantic bridge

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  • By Senior Airman John R. Wright
  • 86th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to 65th Air Base Squadron Air Traffic Control worked alongside Portuguese air force service members to facilitate the movement of aircraft at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, April 26, 2022.

The 65th Air Base Group provides base and transient support for Department of Defense, allied nations and other authorized aircraft crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

The group enables expeditionary movement of warfighters and warplanes, and global communications to combatant commanders, supporting joint, coalition and NATO operations, and promoting regional partnerships.