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KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- A deployed crew chief guides an F-16 from the New Mexico Air National Guard's 150th Fighter Wing, commonly referred to as "The Tacos," into place before bedding down recently. The 150th FW deployed to Kunsan along with the 140th and 120th FWs, each from the Colorado and Montana ANGs respectively, where together they formed the 186th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron as part of their Air Expeditionary Force rotation. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matt Schwartz)                                                              Air National Guard deploys to Kunsan; Three F-16 wings deploy to ROK for AEF assignment
Elements of the 150th, 140th and 120th Fighter Wings from the New Mexico, Colorado and Montana Air National Guards respectively, have deployed here during the past week in support of their individual Air Expeditionary Force rotations. The ANG units, renamed the 186th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and nicknamed the “Rocky Mountain Coalition,” have
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Airmen from the 31st Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, load a patient onto an HH-60 Pave Hawk during a combat search and rescue mission for exercise Northern Edge 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Northern Edge is a joint training exercise hosted by Alaskan Command. It is one of a series of U.S. Pacific Command exercises that prepare joint forces to respond to crises in the Asian Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang) To the rescue during Northern Edge 2006

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Tech. Sgt. Karnelius Palmer prepares a leveler before laying concrete at Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Airmen from Red Horse squadrons at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Andersen AFB, Guam, and Osan are working through September on various quality-of-life improvement projects in South Korea. Sergeant Palmer is with Barksdale's 307th Red Horse Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Demetrius Lester)             Red Horse squadrons unite in the fight
Red Horse squadrons from around the globe are combining forces to improve the quality of life for military members and safety conditions for Airmen and aircraft in South Korea. Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers from Osan’s 554th RHS have worked closely with Guard, Reserve and active duty units from the 307th RHS
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force prepares for Valiant Shield
Airmen from 10 bases will join three Navy carrier strike groups, elements of a Marine Corps aircraft wing and the Coast Guard for one of the largest joint exercises in the Western Pacific June 19-23. Called Valiant Shield, approximately 22,000 U.S. military personnel, 30 ships and 280 aircraft will converge upon the seas and skies near Guam for
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Staff Sgt. Michael Cole assists gold-medal winner Desirae Tyquiengco during the 2006 Guam Special Olympics aquatic event on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Volunteers from the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, assisted during the events, acting as official timekeepers, distributing medals and helping in other areas. Sergeant Cole is assigned to the 393rd EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield) 2006 Guam Special Olympics

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Default Air Force Logo Stolen VA records: Airmen urged to be vigilant
Air Force officials are asking Airmen to stay extra vigilant in protecting their credit and themselves from identity theft in light of the recent theft of 26.5 million veteran’s records from the home of a Department of Veterans Affairs employee in May. The VA announced over the weekend that the stolen records might include personal information of
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Default Air Force Logo Logistics; careful planning prepares Northern Edge 2006
Northern Edge 2006, a joint training exercise held by Alaskan Command, kicked off Monday, at Eielson Air Force Base, but not without the help of some careful planning. “This is ALCOM’s exercise,” said Capt. Matthew Watson, Northern Edge 2006 project officer. “We are here to assist the building and execution of Northern Edge 2006.” According to
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Default Air Force Logo New facility, AOC upgrades boost headquarters’ ability
The Airmen and staff assigned to the Gen. George C. Kenney Headquarters officially moved into their new headquarters building June 2, marked with a building dedication ceremony at noon. The official move-in happened the day after the headquarters celebrated its one-year anniversary of becoming a provisional warfighting headquarters. “While this
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Staff Sgt. Joleen Manuia and Master Sgt. Mike Cumberland review publications before departing from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, on Thursday, May 25, 2006. Sergeant Manuia is with the Hawaii Air National Guard's 204th Airlift Squadron. Sergeant Cumberland is with the 535th AS at Hickam. Both are C-17 Globemaster III loadmasters. They are two of the Air Force crew members helping move equipment and troops from the Solomon Islands to Australia, repositioning Australian Defense Forces to support peace operations in East Timor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) 
Keepin’ the engines running; Hickam C-17s return from support mission down under
A pair of C-17 Globemaster IIIs have returned to Hickam Air Force Base after a 10-day mission to reposition Australian Defence Force members and equipment from the Solomon Islands to locations in Australia. The U.S. Air Force team, which included approximately 25 Airmen from Hickam and three Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, moved more
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Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron and Combat Mobility Element at Yokota Air Base, Japan, unload supplies and equipment at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, June 1, 2006. The C-130 Hercules mission brought humanitarian relief aid to Indonesia, after an earthquake claimed the lives of more than 6,200 people and injured thousands more. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Javier Cruz Jr.) Airmen provide support to Indonesian earthquake victims
The 374th Air Expeditionary Group completed its first mission to Indonesia June 1 to deliver relief supplies after a devastating earthquake killed more than 6,200 people and displaced or left thousands homeless. Two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft deployed to Paya Lebar Air Base with approximately 85 Airmen to help assist forward deployed
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