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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 80th and 35th Fighter Squadrons under the 8th Fighter Wing await take-off clearance at the end of the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 17, 2017. The 8th FW conducted what’s known as a large force employment to test the wing’s ability to generate numerous aircraft in support of combat training sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Christopher Mesnard) Wolf Pack tests combat capabilities in large force employment drill
The 8th Fighter Wing conducted a large force employmentdrill in which the35th and 80th launched more than 20 aircraft to test itsability to conductcombat operations with a large number of aircraft in theair on November 17,2018. The 8th FW regularly train using these proceduresgiving the pilots,maintainers and supporting personnel the opportunity
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374th Maintenance Squadron engine build up and propeller repair back shop photos taken in the 1940’s while stationed at what was then known as Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan. End of an Era
When the last C-130H Hercules departed Yokota Air Base, it left like a rock star as a crowd of people cheered and waved. Breaking up the band isn’t easy, especially for the 374th Maintenance Squadron’s aerospace propulsion flight who have closed a nearly seventy year tour. The propulsion flight at Yokota has a rich history dating back to 1948 with
0 11/27
2017
‘Dirt Boyz’ assist in F-35A testing ‘Dirt Boyz’ assist in F-35A testing
The “Dirt Boyz” of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron are always on the go; during the summer, they help maintain infrastructure around the base and in the winter they ensure Eielson’s airfield is free of snow and ice. They have an extra job to do this winter, which is to help ensure the F-35A Lightning II is prepared for cold weather conditions.
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U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a bilateral integrated training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Lightning Focus over the northern coast of Australia, Nov. 27.
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U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and 115th Fighter Wing with Republic of Korea Air Force pilots assigned to the 38th Fighter Group wait to takeoff at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 30, 2017. The pilots carried out a “Friendship Flight” mission, continuing a long partnership of mutually strengthening cross-cultural communications and mission capabilities, ultimately enabling a better posture to execute the combat mission of “Take the Fight North” if called upon to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Taylor We Go Together: USAF, ROKAF strengthen relationship with Buddy Wing
If called upon to take the fight north, the Wolf Pack would not go it alone. As a part of a combined force, the U.S. and Republic of Korea air forces on the peninsula would need to execute combat operations as a singular and fluid force. Because of this, they practice together to remain proficient in their deadly mission, should they ever be called
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) U.S., ROK Air Forces prepare for bilateral exercise
The annual VIGILANT ACE 18, a regularly scheduled flying exercise, will be held on the Korean Peninsula Dec. 4-8, and 12,000 U.S. personnel will participate along with Airmen from the Republic of Korea Air Force. This realistic air combat exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Republic of Korea forces and increase the combat effectiveness of both nations.
0 11/25
2017
Pacific Air Forces hosts Thai Air Chief Marshal Pacific Air Forces hosts Thai Air Chief Marshal
Commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy hosted the Commander in Chief of Royal Thai Air Forces Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswag here Nov. 17, 2017, to discuss ways to further strengthen the alliance between the two air forces.
0 11/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo U.S. Air Force Airmen, bombers to train in Australia
United States Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and approximately 70 Airmen are scheduled to arrive at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley during the last week in November to conduct combined exercises and training missions with their RAAF counterparts.
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Members of the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Dialogue (PRD) pose for a group photo in front of the Missing Man memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 2017. PRD develops PACAF, RSAF interoperability
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) hosted the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) leadership to discuss the continued partnership and integration of Singapore and the U.S. Air Force during the PACAF-RSAF Dialogue (PRD), Nov.16 and 17, here.
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Master Sgt. Bruce Rick is the Pacific Air Forces Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Senior NCO of the Year. Senior NCO receives PACAF Security Forces award
Pacific Air Forces awarded top honors to one of Misawa’s Wild Weasel Defenders, Master Sgt. Bruce Rick, NCO in charge of integrated defense with the 35th Security Forces Squadron. PACAF selected him for Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Senior NCO of the Year for his performance as a flight sergeant from October 2016 through September 2017
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