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Capt. Travis Burton explains the functions of an MJ-1 vehicle used to load munitions onto aircraft Sept. 30 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The captain is a pilot with the 355th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amn. Christopher Griffin) Big Brothers, Sisters visit Eielson fighter squadron
Eighteen children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Fairbanks, Alaska, met Airmen from the 355th Fighter Squadron and received an up close and personal look at an A-10 Thunderbolt II when they visited here Sept. 30. "The 355th FS not only wanted to help (Big Brothers Big Sisters) in that regard, but they also wanted to honor the 'Bigs' for
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2006
Staff Sgts. Matt Magnussen and Christopher Ferguson check with 1st Lt. John Brantuk II to make sure the virtual simulator is working before starting parachute training at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, on Oct. 4. Sergeant Magnussen is a life support instructor and Sergeant Ferguson is a survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructor with the 15th Operations Support Squadron. Lieutenant Brantuk is a pilot with the 535th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
Virtual technology enhances training for aircrews
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructors at the 15th Operational Support Squadron are now using virtual technology to train aircrews in parachute hanging harness training. Most of today's aircrews are familiar with flight simulators. They are accepted as standard and are essential tools for training Air Force crews in conventional
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Air show to showcase C-17's capabilities
C-17 Globemaster III crews from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, will showcase their aircrafts' unique capabilities in an air show in Australia this month. In preparation for the air show, a crew flew their C-17 to Kona International Airport, putting the jet through the performance maneuvers that best demonstrates the cargo aircraft's capabilities.
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2006
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
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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
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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

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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
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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.
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