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Welcome to Runway 28. On this website you will find everything which is related to the modern military aviation. The reason why I have chosen the name of Runway 28 is simple. Runway 28 is the name of the main runway at the airbase of Gilze-Rijen. The hobby around the modern military aviation started a long time ago for me at this base. Nowadays, I still consider Gilze-Rijen as my home base. Because of this, there are a lot of pictures of the helicopters of the Defense Helicopter Command on this site. This website is my personal port- folio which is related to aviation photography. Runway 28 was launched in 2007. At that moment the website was not what it supposed to be. The development of this website from scratch until final product which is shown here has lasted two years at least. For me it was the first time I have built a web page like this. This web site became a comprehensive collection of photo- graphs and travelogues in the meanwhile.

In the trip reports section of this web page you can find story’s of my journeys in my own country and abroad. The trip reports are listed chronologically by year. The trip reports section tells us how I experienced the journeys in a personal style. Also they contain many informative aspects of units, locations and types of aircraft. Next to this each report contains an extensive photo report which makes the report complete. In the photo gallery I show especially my pictures which I’ve made at my own home base Gilze-Rijen and De Oirschotse Heide. Those areas are regular visited by me. Besides the pictures from my surroundings, I also publish my photos of reports that I've made throughout Europe which didn’t made it to the trip reports section. These series are not comprehensive enough for that section, but certainly worth showing here in the gallery. This site contain also an overview of all my publications next to al those reports. These articles may be published in several magazines but also they can be published on the Internet. The complete articles including the accompanying photos can most of the time be found in the magazines while on the internet most of the time only photos are published. Almost all articles which I have written for the magazines are also published on this website in the trip reports section. Enjoy reading these stories’s and watch the photo reports on this website.

With Kind Regards, Alex van Noye

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The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, part 3

Host Nation Support; Eindhoven, October 25 – 27, 2017

After a deployment of more than nine months, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade was withdrawn to the United States at the end of October 2017. This operation was performed under the name Host Nation Support. During this logistics operation, Eindhoven Air Base and the port of Rotterdam played an important role. The US Army has until 20 November to withdraw the 10th CAB from Europe. The unit will leave Europe by ship and will return to the United States. The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade takes its place and entered Europe at the same time.

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The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, part 2

Operation Atlantic Resolve; Eindhoven, October 25 – 27, 2017

Since the Russian intervention in the eastern part of The Ukraine, the European armed forces are in a major state of preparedness in eastern Europe. To support European troops, the United States is helping Europe during the Operation Atlantic Resolve to prove their NATO solidarity to Europe and it military force. Operation "Atlantic Resolve" is the support package of the United States for Europe and provides the continuous involvement in the collective security of this continent. In times of war, all NATO allies will help each other.

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The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, part 1

The 10th Mountain Division; Eindhoven, October 25 – 27, 2017

The 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division and is located in Fort Drum in the American state of New York. Originally, the division was the only specialized unit for fighting in mountains under arctic conditions. To honor this tradition, the soldiers of the division wear the text "Mountain" on their shoulders. Today the 10th Mountain Division consists of six large regiments and a command battalion. All these components have their specific tasks and together they form a small fully deployable army; all the American divisions are built up like this.

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