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IN THE WEST SEA, Republic of Korea ? Staff Sgt. Ryan Aday (far left), crash recovery, searches for a flight data recorder among F-16 wreckage salvaged by Navy divers. The wreckage from the March 14 crash was recovered by the U.S.S. Safeguard May 10 and will assist in the investigation. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa Allan) Catch of the day; F-16 Salvage

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Default Air Force Logo Deployed B-2s participate in Polar Lightning
Deployed aircrew members flying B-2 Spirit bombers recently completed a sortie designed to test the Airmen’s ability to execute a long-duration mission within a few days of deploying to a forward operating base. The mission – called Polar Lightning – proved the aircraft, aircrew members and support personnel are all prepared to provide a credible
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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Lt Col Curt Walker, Kenney Headquarters (13th Air Force) Pacific Air Operations Center, Combat Operations Division, and Wing Commander Sumana Chulamokha, Group Captain Suwit Wattanaroek (standing), and Group Captain Noi Parkperm from the Royal Thai Air Force coordinate air operations in KHQ's PAOC during the 25th annual Cobra Gold exercise hosted by Thailand. The exercise demonstrated the planning, execution and reach back capabilities KHQ can provide to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander during a joint and/or combined contingency. (Courtesy photo) 
Kenney Headquarters maximizes support to joint warfighters
The Gen. George C. Kenney Headquarters (KHQ) (13th Air Force) is approaching the one-year mark since being established by Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, June 1, 2005. KHQ is designed as a fully-functional operational headquarters that commands, controls, delivers and assesses air, space and information operations for the joint
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Default Air Force Logo Chief McKinley looking forward to new job
Command Chief Master Sgt. Rod McKinley admits he is a bit nervous about becoming the 15th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. But it is not because the job will be too tough or that becoming the Air Force’s top enlisted leader intimidates him, he said. It is the fact he will be the next chief in the long line of those he calls “the great chiefs
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C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 535th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii participate in a 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 crews receive multi-ship training

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Students practice igniting survival flares during a ground survival refresher course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Thursday, May 4, 2006. The course provides realistic training for aircrew members and concentrates on the principles, techniques and skills necessary to survive in any environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) Air Force ground survival

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Airmen from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, march past the review stand during the "Salute to our Troops" parade in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, May 6, 2006. The USO hosted the parade which included active-duty, Guard and Reserve members of all the services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) 
USO parade honors troops

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Brig. Gen. Robert Allardice and Senior Master Sgt. Dana Athnos show off prototypes of the Hap Arnold heritage coat in the Pentagon on Monday, May 15, 2006. General Allardice is director of Airmen development and sustainment and Sergeant Athnos is a member of the Air Force uniform board. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez) New service dress prototypes sparks interest
Based on feedback received during visits with Airmen across the Air Force, the Air Force Uniform Board is reviewing several notional concepts that Airmen have suggested regarding the appearance of the service dress uniform. Some of the informal feedback about the current service dress includes Airmen wanting to revamp the service dress to look more
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Default Air Force Logo Pacific Air Forces Command Chief Master Sergeant Rod J. McKinley, appointed the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley named Chief Master Sgt. Rodney J. McKinley to serve as the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force today. Chief McKinley will assume his new position on July 1, following the June 30 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray. CMSAF Murray’s retirement culminates 29
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Default Air Force Logo Aggressors Enhance RED FLAG-Alaska 06-2
There has been much talk and anticipation leading up to the first RED FLAG-Alaska with the first dedicated Aggressor force to participate in the exercise that began here April 24. The 64th Aggressor Squadron, based out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is a renowned squadron of men and women dedicated to train U.S. and ally military forces using
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