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Chiefs' Orientation Course Course prepares new Chiefs for Leadership Role
The highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, chief master sergeant, is an elite tier of enlisted professionals that provide a unique and vital service to the force. To help new chief master sergeants in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) prepare for their new rank, PACAF leadership held a 4-day Chief Orientation Course for new E-9s and their
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Care managers Non-medical care managers dedicated to helping wounded warriors, their caregivers and families
Non-medical care managers serve as the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s subject-matter experts and actively advocate for more than 3,000 wounded, ill and injured service men and women.
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Cope West 2018 U.S., Indonesia Air Forces increase interoperability at Cope West 2018
U.S. Air Force and Indonesian air force Airmen host and open house for the community during exercise Cope West 18 (CW18) at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, March 17, 2018. On display to the public was an U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Wing based out of
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Hillberg Ski Area personnel prepare the pit area for the 2018 Slush Cup at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Hillberg Ski Area, March 18, 2018. The Slush Cup is a two-fold annual event celebrating the change in weather, consisting of skiers and snowboarders trying to make it across a man-made slush pond without falling. JBER celebrates thaw at Hillberg Ski Area 2018 Slush Cup
Personnel and families take part in the 2018 Slush Cup at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hillberg Ski Area, March 18, 2018.
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The 14th Fighter Squadron conducts refueling operations over the Pacific Ocean. 14th Fighter Squadron keeps refueling in the 5th Air Force family
The 14th Fighter Squadron executed refueling operations with a 5th Air Force sister squadron, the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, assigned to Kadena Air Base, over the Pacific Ocean Feb. 27, 2018. While the 909th's KC-135 Stratotankers are the closest refueling aircraft to Misawa Air Base, their operations keep them busy.This was one of the first
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18th CES They got that boom, boom, boom
Often times, when people think of explosive ordnance disposal teams, they think of a scene out of Hurt Locker – an American hero to be, a selfless soul in a bomb suit ready to risk it all for their comrades and country. Although it’s a part of the job, detonating a potentially life-threatening explosive isn’t necessarily the everyday mission; there’s much more to the career field. For the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team, the island of Okinawa offers a unique working experience, seeing as how the military installations are built upon the grounds where a war was once fought.
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Kadena Squadron Superintendent Course Gathering the tools to lead
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base hosted its first Squadron Superintendent Course for approximately a dozen senior noncommissioned officers, March 11 through 14. Senior NCOs from different squadrons under the 18th Wing attended the two-and-a-half-day course to develop themselves for future or current roles as superintendents.
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U.S. Navy Diver 2nd Class Mitchell Apgar, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, dives into Lake Ogawara during cleanup efforts in Tohoku Town, Japan, March 10, 2018. UPDATE: Air Force concludes Lake Ogawara cleanup, remains on standby
Members with the 35th Fighter Wing concluded Lake Ogawara cleanup operations, March 16, following three weeks of bilateral work.The 35th FW continues to provide a liaison at the lake and has an on-call spill team in the case the local community discovers debris or survey sample results determine remaining JP-8 fuel in the lake or wildlife.Since the
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Japan Air Support Commander visits JBPH-H Japan Air Support Commander visits PACAF
Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, greets Lt. Gen. Masashi Yamada, commander of Japan Air Support Command, after his arrival to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, March 13, 2018. During his time at JBPH-H, Yamada met with leadership and toured the 613th Air Operations Center (AOC) in an effort to
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Alaska Guardsmen conduct operations in frozen Beaufort Sea Alaska Guardsmen conduct operations in frozen Beaufort Sea
More than 50 Alaska National Guardsmen are supporting the U.S. Navy's Ice Exercise several hundred miles north of the Alaskan coastline. The training is linked to the Alaska National Guard's Arctic Eagle 2018, a statewide exercise involving national, state and local agencies designed to provide opportunities for participants to conduct sustained
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