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JAKARTA -- Pacific Air Forces' International Health Affairs member, Maj Wesley Palmer, is presented a token of appreciation from Surgeon General of the Armed Forces of Indonesia, Air Vice Marshal (Dr.) A. Hidayatand.  Palmer was a guest speakers at the Indonesian Air Force's First "Jakarta International Aerospace Medicine Symposium". In attendance were over 200 delegates from 5 countries.  (Photo courtesy of IHA) PACAF's IHA visits Jakarta

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle (left) and Staff Sgt Kyle Evans, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purge the Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LIN.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) Cryogenics

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron places the canopy full of snow which will be used for the door for his shelter on 14 December, 2006. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help.  
(US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder) Cool School is in Session

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The Family Day schedule for 2007 was recently announced by the Pacific Air Forces commander. The following dates will be designated as PACAF Family Days for calendar year 2007: Jan. 2, May 25, July 5, Aug. 31, Nov. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Civilians are encouraged to take annual leave or use accrued compensatory time on these days. "It is important
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Default Air Force Logo Serving Through the Season: Airman Alex Diaz
For most, cooking for a holiday crowd includes about 10 people but for people at the Hale' Aina Dining Facility at Hickam AFB, this holiday crowd can include more than 300 Airmen and retirees. Airman Basic Alex Diaz, 15th Services Squadron, works at the dining facility and he and other services Airmen will be busy in the kitchen Christmas day,
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Default Air Force Logo PACAF commander discusses top Air Force priorities, challenges
The top U.S. Air Force general in the Pacific visited Yokota Air Base earlier this week and met with senior officials from U.S. Forces Japan and the 374th Airlift Wing. Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander discussed many issues facing the service today. These key points included operations tempo, deployments, force shaping, new
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman Jaime Valle, 354th Maintenance Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing, checks the lunette for wear and tear during a 365 inspection on an MHU-141/M Munitions Handling Trailer here on 13 December. The lunette wears down over time due to excessive use. The inspection is a yearly operational and maintenance check on the trailer which can be configured to carry different munition types. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) 365 Ammo Cart Inspection

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Eli Wamack, Det. 1, 210th helicopter flight engineer,  inspects a M240 machine gun before leaving on a two-hour training mission Dec. 7 in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nora Anton) Ready at a moment's notice
Airmen from Det. 1, 210th Rescue Squadron took to the skies in a Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter on a two-hour training mission the afternoon of Dec. 7. The aerial gunner and flight engineer's mission goal was to qualify on the M240, a 7.62 mm machine gun, by successfully shooting at fake convoys set up in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The
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Santa holds 3-year-old Alyssa Gimmiel after arriving Dec. 11 on his 40th annual trip to Arctic Village (north of Fort Yukon, Alaska). Because of an aircraft change at Elmendorf, this will be the last trip Santa makes with the 517th Airlift Squadron. The Alaska Air National Guard will add Arctic Village to its list of destinations during Operation Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rhiannon Willard) 517th Airlift Squadron brings holidays to Arctic Village
For various reasons, Santa Claus' reindeer were not able to make the trip to Arctic Village. For example, Donner and Blitzen were not current on their training and Rudolph was getting his red-nose shined so he could lead the way on Santa's Christmas journey. So, like they have done for the last 40 years and for the final time, Air Force C-130s from
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Staff Sgt. Michael Schwanke stands behind a bar with 675 pounds, the same amount of weight he lifted at the 8th Army powerlifting competition. In order to get that much weight on a bar, 14 45-pound plates were added. Through years of workouts, he has developed a 47 inch chest, 18.5 inch biceps and 29.5 inch thighs. (Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O’Connor) World class powerlifter at Osan
Have you ever heard that heated discussion between guys in the gym, "I can bench more than you can," well chances are, one Osan Airman will win that argument every time. Staff Sgt. Michael P. Schwanke, 51st Communications Squadron wideband technician, is currently ranked 16th in the National Power Lifting Rankings for the 242 pounds weight class.
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