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Default Air Force Logo Swedish Air Force travels to Alaska for exercise
In a journey that would span more than five days, seven Gripen fighters traveled from Sweden to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for the multinational exercise, Cooperative Cope Thunder. When they arrived at the Alaskan base, the Swedish pilots and 23 technicians from the ground crew had reached a significant milestone -- the distance flown from
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Default Air Force Logo 2007 Force Shaping message released
Air Force officials recently announced new force-shaping initiatives to be used to meet the required 2007 fiscal year end strength numbers. The new initiatives are designed to bring the Officer numbers down as the enlisted end-strength numbers are on target for 2007. Officials said more than 8,000 officers must separate either through normal
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Default Air Force Logo PACAF exercise hosts Mexican observers
Mexican Air Force observers are seeing first hand how U.S. and coalition forces work together during Cooperative Cope Thunder to aid in their decision to become future exercise participants. As part of his cooperative engagement strategy General Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, invited the Mexican Air Force officers and others to
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Default Air Force Logo PACAF flies humanitarian to Fiji Islands
As a country composed of more than 300 islands, 100 of which are inhabited, Fiji’s rapid population growth is stretching health care efforts very thin. In an effort to help bolster Fiji’s health care capabilities, Airmen from Pacific Air Forces International Health Affairs visited the Republic of the Fiji Islands from June 14 to July 2 on a
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2006
NORTH POLE, Alaska—Extreme Makeover: Home Edition turned a 900-square-foot North Pole home into a 4,800-square-foot palace in just seven days with the help of hundreds of civilian and military volunteers.  Airmen from Eielson Air Force base aided in construction, security and first-aid duties throughout the week.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder) Eielson Airmen help make local house a home

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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- General Paul V. Hester, commander, Pacific Air Forces receives a commemorative book from Don Ho, Chinese Chamber of Commerce.  The book details the history of the famed “Flying Tigers” and 14th Air Force under the command of Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault and is signed by a Chinese ground crew member living in China.  The General spoke to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Thursday regarding the importance of diplomatic relationships in the Pacific and with China in particular.  (Air Force photo by Capt Allison Farabaugh) Hester visits Chinese Chamber of Commerce

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Capt. David Deangelis and Airman 1st Class Robert Fields perform pre-flight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on July 19. The Airmen are with the 13th Fighter Squadron based at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and are participating in the exercise Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-3. (Photo by Cpl. J.A. Wilson, Canadian Public Affairs)
Misawa F-16 unit flying high at Cooperative Cope Thunder
Misawa Air Base pilots and support staff are taking advantage of realistic air combat training this week during Cooperative Cope Thunder here. The 13th Fighter Squadron brought about 40 pilots and support Airmen and 12 block 50 F-16 aircraft - the only exercise asset that can provide both air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities - from their home
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Ty Pennington, the star of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," jokes with members of the production crew during the filming of the "Rogers Family" episode in North Pole, Alaska. Approximately 180 military members from Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force Bases, and Forts Richardson and Wainwright helped build a house for a woman and her 12 family members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Tommie Baker) 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' military style
Used to dealing with extremes in the Alaskan environment, nearly two dozen Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base and three Soldiers from Fort Richardson drove to North Pole, Alaska, to lend their assistance in building a home for a family in need. They were joined by more than 150 Airmen and Soldiers from Eielson AFB and Fort Wainwright. North Pole
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Default Air Force Logo AEW Stand up
More than 800 U.S. forces and allies arrived this week at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska for Cooperative Cope Thunder06-03, the Air Force's largest multilateral air combat exercise in the pacific. Filling the role of lead wing this year is the 35th Fighter Wing Wild Weasels of Misawa Air Base, Japan. Leading the charge is Col. Nelson Cabot, 35th
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Default Air Force Logo Kadena, Nirai fire departments participate in joint training exercise
The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and the Nirai Fire Department (Chatan Town, Kadena Town, and Yomiton Village) participated in a joint fire training exercise, July 14, at the Kadena Fire Department’s training site. Sixty firefighters, 16 vehicles to include a fire truck and emergency vehicles, participated in their third joint fire
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