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A line of vehicles follows a B-2 Spirit as it taxis on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, before departing on a training mission Aug. 24. The "elephant walk" highlighted one of the final sorties of the four-month deployment to the base from units at Whiteman AFB, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield) Whiteman B-2s complete successful Andersen deployment
After more than 140 sorties and 330 released weapons, B-2 Spirit aircraft, pilots, maintainers and support staff from the 509th Bomb Wing are returning home having completed another successful deployment here. Aircraft and Airmen from the 393rd and 13th Bomb Squadrons and 509th Maintenance Group at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., have been deployed
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2006
Staff Sgt. Eric Camp checks voltage and amperage usage on one of the tent city tents at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24. Sergeant Camp is an electrical systems craftsman with the 51st Expeditionary Support Squadron deployed from Kadena AB, Japan, for Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brok McCarthy) Ulchi Focus Lens kicks off
Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens '06 kicked off Monday at Osan and across the Korean peninsula. UFL, as the exercise is commonly known, takes place each year in the late summer. It's a command post exercise designed to provide simulated combined training for U.S. and Korean forces and to strengthen the alliance between the two countries. "These exercises
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2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--A display honoring Master Sgt. Brad Clemmons, 354th Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, rests on the base theater stage during a memorial service here Thursday.  A capacity crowd of friends, family and fellow Icemen came together to pay tribute to Sergeant Clemmons, who lost his life Aug. 21 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while traveling in a convoy en route to Taji, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Christopher Griffin) Iceman Team mourns lost comrade
Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons was a man of determination - a determination that guided him throughout his life and his Air Force career, both cut tragically short when he died Aug. 21 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Clemmons, an explosive ordnance disposal craftsman from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron based here, was part of a
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Default Air Force Logo Airman dies during convoy operation in Iraq
An Air Force explosive ordnance disposal craftsman from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, died Aug. 21 when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. The vehicle was part of a transportation convoy en route to Taji, Iraq. Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons, 37, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was assigned to the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron at Eielson. He
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2006
Senior Airman Sarah Lyons (left) and Airman 1st Class Ann Deveci listen to a question during a visit to Guam's Island Girl Power event Aug. 19 near Andersen Air Force Base. The Airmen spoke to more than 20 girls, ages 7 to 14, about the Air Force. Island Girl Power is a nonprofit organization aimed at improving girls' lives with activities and positive female role models in the community. The Airmen are assigned to the 90th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield) Positive role models

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2006
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Tech. Sgt. Edward Dischely gives a quick brief on the 381st Intelligence Squadron to Command Sergeant Major William J. Gainey, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The sergeant major was visiting servicemembers stationed in Alaska as part of his duties as the first SEAC.  
USAF photo by SSgt David Donovan                                                                                       ‘Pride is Contagious;’ SEAC shares opinions with Alaska’s military
"Pride is contagious" That is the mantra of Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Gainey, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The message of pride is one Sergeant Major Gainey stressed to the men and women serving in the military as he visited Alaska last week. In addition to pride, Sergeant Major Gainey explained the
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2006
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot fires one of the first air-to-air missiles launched by a South Korean-based F-16 on Aug. 16. The live fire is part of a process for implementing a weapon system evaluation program for jets assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) Unit fires first live air-to-air missiles in South Korea
With the call "Fox 2," pilots here employed AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on Aug. 16 for the first time in the history of 7th Air Force in Korea, serving as the driving force behind implementing a weapon system evaluation program here. The initiative by the 80th Fighter Squadron here to shoot live, heat-seeking AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles serves as a
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2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska—During an exercise here, soldiers from Fort Wainwright’s 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Charlie Company, perform emergency care and airlift Airman 1st Class Chris Carethers, 354th Communications Squadron, to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Aug. 8. Emergency Management Exercise Arctic Gold 06-06 tested the command and control of the 354th Fighter Wing and how it reacts to emergency situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder) Arctic Gold enhances emergency response
Train like you fight" is a mantra commanders have no doubt relayed to their troops throughout military history, with the goal in mind of inspiring those in their charge to be prepared for any contingency. But a look into the planning and implementation behind Eielson training scenarios shows that there's much more to keeping Icemen sharp than
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Eielson leads way in AF safety
Eielson Air Force Base has been selected as the first base in Pacific Air Forces to implement the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's voluntary protection program, which has been proven to be highly effective in reducing on-the-job mishaps. "The VPP is a program implemented by OSHA that has been in place for over 25 years," said John
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2006
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman) Raptor meets new challenges, expands capabilities
For the men and women taking care of the Air Force's newest and most lethal fighter aircraft, the F-22A Raptor, firsts seem to be a common occurrence. Along with milestones by the 27th and 94th Fighter Squadrons have come new challenges in places such as Alaska, Utah and Florida that have left maintainers and weapons specialists scrambling to keep
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