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The tail section of an F-22 Raptor being assigned to Pacific Air Forces is prepared for an unveiling ceremony Aug 3 at the Lockheed Plant in Marietta, Ga.  The aircraft, which is still under construction, will be the first of 36 F-22s assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, beginning next year.  (Courtesy photo/John Rossino) PACAF unveils first F-22
Pacific Air Forces' officials got a glimpse into the future of fighter capability during a tail flash ceremony here today in which PACAF's first F-22 Raptor was unveiled. The aircraft, which is still under construction, will be the first of 36 F-22s assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, beginning next year. The base will become home to two
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ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- NATO Members conducts pre-flight checks on an E-3 Airborne Warning And Control System aircraft. NATO is in Alaska participating in Cooperative Cope Thunder along with other multinational air crews. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Garrett Hothan)(RELEASED)

NATO AWACS 'covers' PACAF exercise
The NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System looks much like any other cargo plane, except for mounted above the aircraft's fuselage is a 30-foot diameter rotodome. Once onboard the plane, it's obvious the rotodome is less of a style feature, but has a very significant function. It has radar and various electronic censors capable of detecting
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Default Air Force Logo Officials prepare for F-22 arrival
As Pacific Air Forces prepares to bring the F-22 to the command next year the Headquarters PACAF F-22 Program Integration Office here is working hard to ensure no detail is overlooked. The job is not a small task as the PIO staff is responsible for guiding, coordinating and synchronizing the PACAF-wide F-22 beddown efforts with Air Staff, Air Force
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EIELSON AFB, Alaska -- F16 fighter aircaft  from the 419th FW, Hill AFB stand ready against the back drop of Mt McKinley. The F16s are participating in Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-03 held at Eielson AFB, Alaska.  The multi-national exercise is being held from 20 July thru 5 August, 2006  USAF Photo By: SMSgt Jeff Rohloff Successful completion of CCT signifies end of an era
Exercise Cooperative Cope Thunder comes to an end today at Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force Bases in Alaska. As the deployed commander representing the 35th Fighter Wing--one of 5th Air Force's premiere fighter wings, Col. Cabot oversaw more than 1200 service-members from 13 different countries in what has been deemed the largest multi-national
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Default Air Force Logo Aggressor squadron to stand up at Eielson
The Air Force announced today that it will re-designate the 18th Fighter Squadron here as the 18th Aggressor Squadron and aircraft could arrive as early as October 2007. The unit will stand up with 18 F-16 Block-30 aircraft and will later expand to 24 aircraft ready to provide aggressor training for Red Flag Alaska exercises in Spring 2008.The
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ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Col. Greg Nelson, Cooperative Cope Thunder/Red Flag Alaska?s Air Expeditionary Group commander (center), Col. Jeongkyu Woo, commander from the Republic of Korea Air Force (left), and Col. Mutsumi Fukushima, commander from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (right), exchange background information and discuss the significance of Cooperative Cope Thunder during a meeting. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Garrett Hothan)(RELEASED)
ANG, ROKAF and JASDF meet in Alaska
Cooperative Cope Thunder/Red Flag Alaska 06-3 is in full swing with the flying scenarios well underway. Alaska is gaining a reputation among world leaders as the ideal place for coalition building and joint combined training. Colonel Greg Nelson, CCT/RF's Air Expeditionary Group commander hosted an informal meeting with Col. Jeongkyu Woo, commander
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C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 535th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii participate in an airdrop training mission May 16, 2006. The 535th AS is conducting the training to provide multi-element training for the pilots and maintain aircrew proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) C-17: Airframe of Choice
Whether the mission involves moving people to safety, delivering relief supplies to victims of natural disasters, or delivering war fighting assets to forward locations, the C-17 Globemaster III is fast becoming the air force’s aircraft of choice. With 13 years of service to the US Air Force, the C-17 has seen its share of action. Pilots and crews
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Default Air Force Logo B-2 completes first deployment to Australia
The U.S. Air Force has completed its first-ever B-2 deployment on the continent of Australia. The historic event took place July 25-27 and featured training sorties on Australia’s Delamere Air Weapons Range and a B-2 Engine Running Crew Change at RAAF Darwin – the first time the B-2 has landed on Australian soil. Called “Green Lightning,” the Total
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Senior Airman Cory Cahill listens to a B-2 Spirit aircrew during exercise Green Lightning at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin on July 27.  The exercise tests U.S. capabilities and provides operational familiarity in the region for the Pacific bomber presence while also serving to enhance relations with the Australians. Airman Cahill is from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) Exercise Green Lighting
B-2 Stealth bombers, KC-10 Extenders and support personnel are conducting exercise Green Lighting to improve the U.S. capabilities and operational familiarity in the region for the Pacific bomber presence and to enhance relations with the Australians. “The United States and Australia continue to be close allies in our shared commitment to
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EIELSON AFB, Alaska -- Boom operator Chris Winchell prepares for AAR in a KC-135 tanker from the Wisconsin ANG during Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-3 .  During the flight,  128th Air Refueling Wing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin refueled four F-16Cs from Hill AFB, Utah.  Photo by 1st Lt. Peter Liander, Swedish Air Force                             Taking flight with the 128th --Total force integration at work
Local and international media were invited by the 35 AEW commander to fly on tanker refueling mission during Cooperative Cope Thunder. After a welcome brief by Colonel Rusty Cabot, commander and exercise director for CCT 06-3, Lt. Col. Pete Hoffmann, detachment commander for the 128th Air Refueling Wing and his tanker crew from the Wisconsin Air
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