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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley D. Phillips) 'Red Flag' exercises continue providing realistic combat training
It’s that time again when aircraft from U.S. and partner nations soar through the Alaskan sky as RED FLAG-Alaska has officially kicked-off for the final time this season. RF-A 17-3 is scheduled to run from July 27 to August 11.
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The U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal rests on the chest of Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Shunichi Araki, the Northern Aircraft Control and Warning Wing vice commander, after it was presented at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 27, 2017. Araki received this medal for his actions during his tenure at Yokota Air Base, Japan, as Operations Support Wing, Air Defense Command vice commander. His accomplishments included being a key asset during the Yokota Friendship Festival, exercise KEEN EDGE and enhancing bilateral partnerships among the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman) JASDF leader receives Air Force medal
Oblivious to the fact he was about to be bestowed a sought out Air Force medal, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Shunichi Araki sat with 35th Fighter Wing and Northern Air Defense Force leadership during what he thought was a routine commander’s call.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tristan Fournier, a structural journeyman with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brad Munden, a construction supervisor with the 523rd Engineer Company at Schoefield Barracks, Hawaii, center, and a Republic of Fiji Military Force engineer, right, repaint the Ratu Rusiate Nabuta Memorial School’s exterior during Pacific Angel 17-3 in Ba, Fiji, July 18, 2017. The three worked side-by-side to repaint the entire school’s exterior. The U.S. is dedicated to working together with Fiji and other nations and organizations to build capacity and partnership in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Pacific Angel: Engineers improve five Fijian schools
U.S. and Republic of Fiji engineers worked side-by-side with their Vanuatuan counterparts during Pacific Angel 17-3 July 11 to 24 at five sites in areas near Lautoka, Fiji, dedicating time and resources to quality of life and infrastructure improvement projects.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gerard Tilley, the 35th Maintenance Group education and training manager, runs during a marathon at the Nakuidake Trail Festival in Shichinohe, Japan, May 21, 2017. Tilley began his running career in 2008 when he decided to make a healthy change to his life during his time at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. After arriving at Misawa, he joined the Misawa Flyers Running group, who meet weekly. (Courtesy photo) Team Misawa runners improve fitness one step at a time
Fitness is an essential aspect for Airmen to maintain a “fight tonight” posture, ensuring they can complete any tasks at hand, whether physical or mental.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Operation Support Squadron work in the MSN-7 mobile tower unit parked on the flightline June 22, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Air traffic control Airmen assigned to the 36th Operation Support Squadron began work in the new tower cab here June 30 after spending almost three months working in the mobile tower unit on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Ann Henderson) New control tower moves Andersen closer to 'airspace'
A B-1B Lancer roars above the MSN-7 Mobile Tower System situated in the middle of the Andersen Air Force Base flightline. With lightning thundering in the distance, the controller radios in a warning to the pilots as they depart Andersen’s airspace. The rain crashes down on the mobile tower and visibility begins to diminish.
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Nobuhiro Izumida, the Misawa City police chief, speaks on behalf of the Misawa City Police during the Prefectural Summer Traffic Safety Campaign 2017, at Misawa City, Japan, July 21, 2017. The event highlighted traffic safety and reminded service members and civilians to take precautionary measures while behind the wheel in order to minimize accidents. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon) U.S., Japan join together during annual traffic safety campaign
Official community leaders and service members made an oath in the Misawa City Civic Center at Misawa City, Japan, July 21, for the Prefectural Summer Traffic Safety Campaign 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen wait for their food in the Falcon Feeder at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2017. The Falcon Feeder adjusts their schedule for instances like surge weeks, which is an increased operations tempo, in order to accommodate flightline personnel and their shifts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) 35th FSS fuels 'fight tonight' posture
Airmen are charged with staying combat ready 24/7, to uphold Misawa’s ‘fight tonight’ posture.
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The 36th Fighter Squadron Flying Fiends centennial F-16 Fighting Falcon parks with two other F-16s at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 19, 2017. U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew P. Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, flew the freshly painted jet for the first time during his final flight at Osan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) 36th Fighter Squadron celebrates 100 years
A newly refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcon was unveiled during a Tail Flash ceremony here held July 21, 2017, in celebration of the 36th Fighter Squadron “Flying Fiends” 100th Year Anniversary.
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U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Tx., taxi down a flightline July 20, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The lancers conducted bilateral training mission with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), July 20 as part of Talisman Saber 17 a training exercise designed to maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime preposition and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot) U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS at Talisman Saber 17
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and July 19.
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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flt. Lt. Corey Wilson, right, a dental officer with the 2nd Expeditionary Health Services Wing at RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia, asks his patient to open her mouth as RAAF Leading Aircraft Woman Amanda Walters, left, the senior dental assistant with the Joint Health Command in Wagga Wagga, Australia, waits to hand him tools during Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-3 at Tagitagi Sangam School and Kindergarten in Tavua, Fiji, July 17, 2017. The duo worked side-by-side with their Fijian and U.S. partners to ensure the local community receives dental care as part of the humanitarian assistance exercise PACANGEL 17-3, that has been conducted since 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Multilateral partnerships key to ongoing PACANGEL 17-3 success
Five nations from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region joined U.S. service members and Republic of Fiji Military Forces for Pacific Angel 17-3 to conduct multilateral humanitarian assistance and civil military operations here, July 11-24.
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