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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Ley, fighter pilot assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron prepares for a flight on an F-16 during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 16, 2017, at Eielson Air Force 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 interoperability for U.S. and international forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley D. Phillips) Red Flag-Alaska concludes; Misawa tactics, teamwork primed
In a place where the sun never sets, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska has been the perfect home to more than 60 aircraft and their squadrons as they took to the skies to further readiness, strengthen interoperability with allies and challenge the status quo to ensure air superiority.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 16, 2017, at Eielson Air Force 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 interoperability for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis) Red Flag-Alaska affords Airmen experience of a lifetime
The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
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Medical professionals from the U.S. Air Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Royal Australian Air Force traveled to Paaralang Elementary school to provide students information about oral heath, general hygiene and rabies prevention during Pacific Angel in Lila, Philippines, Aug. 17, 2015. Pacific Angel is a multilateral humanitarian assistance civil military operation, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) Pacific Angel 2017 begins in the Philippines
The Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States forces will work together to conduct humanitarian assistance engagements from June 23-July 3, 2017, as part of Pacific Angel 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Goebel, left, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Ohara, right, both 35th Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters, analyze climate patterns during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2017. Goebel and Ohara were in charge of running the weather flight for RF-A, which consisted of seven other Air National Guardsman from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Misawa weather warriors prove invaluable during Red Flag- Alaska
Two weather forecasters from Misawa Air Base, Japan, were responsible for advising 100 pilots flying 86 aircraft and more than 1,500 personnel for the entirety of Red Flag-Alaska 17-2.
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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo) U.S. conducts bilateral missions with Japan, Republic of Korea
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017.
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A Republic of Korea Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, above Canada, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, June 13, 2017. Red Flag is an international exercise aimed to enhance partnerships and combat effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Thornbury) KC-135s refuel international partners at Red Flag-Alaska
Four McConnell aircrews took two KC-135 Stratotankers to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to provide joint warfighting support during the 2-week exercise, Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, which began June 12.
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The 35 Security Forces Squadron of the firing team members pause for a photo with the Advanced Combat Skills trophy following the conclusion of the second annual Defenders Challenge held at the Security Forces Regional Training Center at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on June 9, 2017. The competition broke down in five categories including weapons, tactics, combat fitness, mental and physical challenge and military working dogs. At each station the were conducted based on time. (Courtesy photo)
Misawa defenders sweep competition, return as champs
The roaring crowd gradually wanes, falling on deaf ears, as the last shred of adrenalin jolts through his veins all the while peripheral vision narrows in, fixating on the opponent, and with the strike of the referee’s hands they advance into the tie-up position.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jason Gordon, 36th Medical Operation Squadron mental health specialist and Andersen Air Force Base Pride Month coordinator, holds up a picture frame featuring his husband, his family and his time in the Navy June 15, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Gordon joined the armed forces when the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell act was still enforced and got to see the change in the military after it was repealed. Gordon coordinated events to recognize Pride Month such as a color run, a paint and sip evening and a mixer and informational booth at the Freedom Fest scheduled for the end of the month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Ann Henderson) Pride For All: Andersen service members celebrate diversity
Many serving in the military today consider the person to their left and the person to their right family. We all come from diverse places and backgrounds, yet we come together to serve one purpose: maintaining the United States’ security and peace.
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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Brandon Crilly, 734th Air Mobility Squadron navigation and communication specialist, retrieves a dummy during a training exercise June 12, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The exercise allowed the Airmen of the 734th AMS to practice their fall rescue procedures from the top of a C-17 Globemaster III tail 55 feet in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis) Andersen mobility Airmen fall for safety
The 734th Air Mobility Squadron completed a fall protection training exercise here, June 12.
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A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the Aomori Airport runway during an aeromedical evacuation in Aomori, Japan, June 15, 2017. Once the C-17 landed, a neonatal intensive care unit team from the U.S. Navy hospital, Okinawa, Japan, joined 35th Medical Group personnel to prepare the newborn for the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) U.S., Japan partnerships guarantee critical care
Once a patient is deemed incapable of receiving care at Misawa Air Base due to medical constraints, the 35th Medical Support Squadron aeromedical evacuation team engineers an expedited mobility plan utilizing Pacific Air Forces assets to relocate the patient for critical care attention
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