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Air Force officials announced Oct. 4 the F-35 Lightning II will be initially located at seven military installations. The initial Joint Strike Fighter locations are Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Nellis AFB, Nev.; Edwards AFB, Calif.; Hill AFB, Utah; Kadena Air Base, Japan; and Shaw AFB/McEntire Air National Guard Base, S.C. The Joint Strike Fighter is a fifth-generation, supersonic stealth fighter designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft for the U.S. and eight partner nations. (Courtesy photo) Kadena AB; New location for Joint Strike Fighter
Plans for initiating environmental analyses for proposed locations of the Air Force's newest fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, were announced by Air Force officials today. The initial Joint Strike Fighter locations include Eglin Air Force Base, FL for primary maintenance and flight training; Nellis AFB, NV and Edwards AFB, CA for flight-testing; and
0 10/04
2006
Servicemembers inbound or outbound to Misawa Air Base, Japan, now have a temporary home for their cat or dog with the opening of the base's new kennel. The kennel can house 21 dogs and 14 cats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo)
Misawa offers home away from home for pets
Servicemembers inbound or outbound to Misawa Air Base, Japan, now have a temporary home for their cat or dog with the opening of the base's new kennel. The kennel can house 21 dogs and 14 cats. "We know there's a need," said Robert Smith, chief of Misawa's Community Support Flight. "This isn't just for people who are (moving) in or out. If you're
0 10/04
2006
A photo donated to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command by the landowner of depicts the site of a B-17 bomber crash May 10, 1944, near Vostenhof, Austria. The crash claimed the lives of 1st Lt. Stanley Dwyer and gunner Sgt. John Boros. (Courtesy photo) JPAC team sheds light on missing crewmembers
An 18-member recovery team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command here returned Oct. 1 from Vostenhof, Austria, following its attempt to recover remains from two individuals who went down with a B-17 bomber during World War II. On May 10, 1944, U.S. Army Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Stanley Dwyer and his B-17 bomber crew were shot down by German
0 10/03
2006
A B-52 from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron stabilizes in pre-contact position during a recent air refueling mission near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.  More than 90,000 pounds of fuel can be delivered via air refueling – a critical component in maintaining the ‘Global Reach’ of the heavy bomber force deployed to the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Mitchell) Koa Lightning sharpens B-52 aircrews' war fighting skills
The B-52 aircrews of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., are keeping their war fighting skills sharp as part of the United States' continuous bomber presence in the Pacific region. A highlight of the "Barons" first 30 days at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, is their participation in
0 10/02
2006
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. - General Paul V. Hester, commander Pacific Air Forces, congratulates Japan Air Self Defense Force 1st Lt Masakazu Kamimura, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, after receiving his USAF silver wings.  General Hester addressed the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 06-15 during a graduation ceremony.  He also met and spoke with local leaders. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Parie) Soaring with Silver Wings

0 9/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo F-4 Phantom shares road with cars in Japan
An aircraft sharing the street with cars is a rare sight. But if you've ever wondered how display aircraft get to where they are, that's exactly what may happen. Roads had to be closed and several people were needed to walk with a retired F-4 Phantom here Sept. 27 to help ensure it arrived safely at its new destination here. The task is
0 9/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo Yokota shares its sky with Japanese airliners
Traveling can be a hectic task, but officials here are helping ease the stress and headaches of today's travelers. The Road Map to Realignment is a group of initiatives designed to help future operations between U.S. and Japanese forces. One of the initiatives under this agreement is changing Yokota AB's air space to accommodate Japanese airliners.
0 9/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo Japanese, U.S. Airmen share insights at tactics symposium
Airmen from 5th Air Force here sponsored a tactics symposium Sept. 26 to 27, bringing together 30 representatives from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force and U.S. military components in Japan. A first of its kind, the event allowed captains and majors from operations-related specialties to discuss insights on regional threats and tactics. Topics
0 9/28
2006
Default Air Force Logo Eielson finishes strong: 354th FW meets or beats inspection standards
Amid cheers, laughter and roaring applause, the Iceman Team received its Unit Compliance Inspection out-brief at the base theater Tuesday. A compilation of the Iceman Team's exploits during the inspection, produced by Eielson's own 354th Communications Squadron multimedia center, treated the capacity crowd to an impressive and often humorous replay
0 9/25
2006
Default Air Force Logo PACOM deputy commander discusses military integration
U.S. Pacific Command's Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf met with Guam's top military, private and public sectors officials to discuss the Guam Integrated Military Development Plan Sept. 12 at the Guam National Guard's Barrigada complex. "The plan provides the framework, not the details," said General Leaf. "This plan outlines the changes
0 9/25
2006
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