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Default Air Force Logo Senior U.S., Japanese enlisted leaders take bilateral education to new heights
Lining the front row of a packed house, nine Japan Air Self-Defense Force senior enlisted leaders took part in their first-ever U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Symposium here, as part of a bilateral exchange milestone. Fifty-eight U.S. and Japanese senior noncommissioned officers participated in academics and training June 19-23 to learn how to take
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Tech. Sgt. Albern Warren checks on the progress of an abrasive water-jet cutter while cutting metal for an aircraft part on Friday, June 16. Sergeant Warren is assigned to the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alan Port) Technicians cut AFSO 21 in to processes
Imagine for a moment you are the proud owner of a very rare model car. It is luxurious, very sporty, very expensive, and only a handful exist in the entire world. Now imagine you need to make repairs or get a part to fix it. It could be very difficult to find and costly to buy parts. What do you do? The 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s Metals
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force active in Valiant Shield '06
Exercise Valiant Shield began this week and is largest joint exercise in the Western Pacific. Over a 290 aircraft, three carrier strike groups and approximately 22,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in the exercise. Valiant Shield focuses on intergraded joint training among U.S. military forces while responding to a range of mission
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A B-2 Spirit bomber from the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, is refueled by a KC-10 Extender on Thursday, June 8, during Exercise Northern Edge 2006. B-2 pilots left Guam, completed a sortie at a training range approximately 4,500 nautical miles away in Alaska, and returned -- a 9,800 nautical-mile round trip lasting more than 24 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang)
B-2s stay in shape with exercises
The 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron has spent the past three weeks refining the skills necessary to maintain the B-2 Spirit, one of the world's most advanced weapon systems. During exercises Valiant Shield, continuing through June 23, and Northern Edge, which ran from June 5 to 16, B-2 aircrew members executed long-duration missions and
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ELMENDORF AFB, Alaska -- Crew chiefs with the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit here secure an F-15 fuel tank after reconfiguration of its fuel quantity during Northern Edge.
This annual exercise, which concludes June 16, is one of a series of U.S. Pacific Command exercises in 2006 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Asian Pacific region.  
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Garrett Hothan) (RELEASED) Air crew provides proven support for pilots
From hydraulic fluid leaks to servicing the struts on an F-15C Eagle, the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s trade has been essential to mission accomplishment and pilot safety during Northern Edge 2006. The maintainers at the 12th provide daily up-keep and maintenance on 16 F-15s to prepare them to fly in different warfare scenarios during the joint
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Santa Rita, Guam (June 19, 2006) – Lt. Oscar Rojas, Operations Officer, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Five explains the functions of a remote detonator to Maj. Gen Loyd Utterback, USAF Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force 519 and Rear Adm. Zhang Leiyu from the People’s Republic of China before detonation of ordnance that was placed within Apra Harbor by EODMU Five.  Dignitaries from Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and Singapore were present during this demonstration. The group also observed demonstrations by Naval Special Warfare Unit One and Mobile Security Squadron Seven during their tour.  The thirty three foreign dignitaries are currently here to observe the U.S. Pacific Command exercise Valiant Shield 2006 which involves approximately 22,000 Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Soldiers and Coast Guardsmen, one of the largest joint-military exercises in the Pacific in more than a decade. (U.S. Navy photo by PH2 (AW) John F. Looney) Thumbs up!

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Default Air Force Logo Exercise highlights Raptor synergy, joint capabilities
The final mission flies today at Northern Edge 2006, but the majority of the results are already in, and success is the buzzword from Alaska. During the two-week joint service exercise, several scenarios have proven that the interoperability and integration between American assets are stronger than ever. “Alaska’s aerial ranges and airspace provide
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Default Air Force Logo Foreign Dignitaries Visit Guam for Valiant Shield 06
Thirty-three foreign dignitaries from 7 countries arrived June 16, to observe Valiant Shield 2006, one of the largest joint-military exercises in the pacific in more than a decade. Dignitaries from Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and Singapore are here to observe the U.S. Pacific Command exercise which involves approximately 22,000
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ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Members of the Chinese foreign observer team ask questions about the F-15, during Valiant Shield '06, from an American representative. Foriegn observers were present from China, Russia, India, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Japan. Valiant Shield begins June 19 and lasts through June 23, and will be conducted in the vicinity of Guam. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among US military forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Michael S. Dorus) Valiant Shield hosts Foreign Observers

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Default Air Force Logo Cadet program visits Eielson
If the 21 hours of daylight were not enough of an indication, let me share a recent discovery – it’s summertime! I recall with longing the last days of school before summer – slumped in my desk, counting the minutes until I could enjoy those precious American pastimes: baseball, fishing, and most certainly, laziness. Yet, the longing I speak of is
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