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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- (from left in rear) Colonel John J. Torres, 15th Airlift Wing commander, Ali`i Sir Keoni Agard, Royal Order of Kamehameha, Brigadier General Darryll Wong, Hawaii Air National Guard commander, and Kahu Kordell Kekoa, Kamehameha Schools chaplain, watch as Ms Donnalei Smythe, Ahahui Ka`ahumanu, christens the "Spirit of Kamehameha- Imua," which is the eighth and final C-17 for the 15th Airlift Wing at Hickam. It marks the successful transformation for the 15th AW from a support unit to an operational strategic airlift wing. The maintainers are active duty Airmen and Hawaii Air National Guardsmen. (Air Force photo by Major Brad Jessmer) Hickam AFB welcomes its final C-17
Team Hickam welcomed the last of its eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft today. The arrival of The Spirit of Kamehameha – Imua marked the successful transformation of the 15th Airlift Wing from a support unit to an operational strategic airlift wing. Earlier this year the 15th Airlift Wing had no strategic cargo aircraft of its own, only the
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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- A customer at the post office here, Maj. Regina Agee (left), is helped at the service counter by Staff Sgt. Jason Williams, 35th Communications Squadron finance postal clerk, who ensures that all packages are properly addressed and weighed. Friendly customer service contributed to Misawa winning the award for the best large postal facility in the Air Force.  (Air Force photo coutesy of 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Misawa wins award for best large post office
The Misawa Postal Service Center was recently announced as the best large postal facility in the Air Force. The 35th Communications Squadron received this announcement after being nominated for several noteworthy achievements in 2005. During 2005, the Misawa post office team was recognized as the No. 1 postal operation throughout Pacific Air
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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Hawaii Air National Guard Airmen prepare an AIM-7 missile for loading on an F-15 on 16 July 2006 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.  (US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Vadnais) Total Force at work in RIMPAC
Seven F-15 fighter jets assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard fired AIM-7 Sparrow missiles at drones dropped from a Navy F-18 yesterday. Pilots fired the missiles in the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, as part of the 2006 Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC). RIMPAC brought friendly forces from the Pacific theater
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Tech. Sgt. Joseph Goff inspects an aircraft part for abnormalities before they become a problem at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Sergeant Goff is the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection Laboratory section chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown) AFSO 21; Elmendorf unit saves thousands
With cutbacks in the Air Force and the growing importance of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century, one unit is doing their part. AFSO 21 is about eliminating or reducing waste and the members of the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron's Nondestructive Inspection laboratory have found a way to save the Air Force approximately $213,000
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Default Air Force Logo RIMPAC 2006: Perfect air operations training
Airmen and Sailors working in the Pacific Air Operations Center here are getting unique command and control training during the Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC 2006. Seven Pacific Rim nations and the United Kingdom are participating with the United States in the major maritime exercise, engaging some 40 ships and six submarines in
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Default Air Force Logo Taking the defense; Air defenders unit with AF in joint defense of South Korea
Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas started to replace the previous battery here May 6 and assumed the Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment mission June 10. Working closely with the Air Force and dedicating a lot of time and energy to the defense of their host nation are two of the Soldiers main challenges. “[Charlie]
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KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler, United States Forces Korea command sergeant major, was greated upon his arrival by the Wolf Pack?s top enlisted member, Command Chief Master Sgt. Reggie ?Wolf Chief? Williams. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Josef Cole) USFK enlisted leader visits Wolf Pack; Command sergeant major gets glimpse at Army Patriot mission
The United States Forces Korea senior enlisted advisor paid a visit to Charlie and Delta Patriot batteries July 5 to get a better understanding of what morale and welfare issues they faced. “You don’t know what’s on their (Soldier’s) mind if you don’t go out and ask the question,” Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler said. “As far as the morale and
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Default Air Force Logo C-130 Hercules crew delivers critical supplies
 A C-130 Hercules crew assigned to the 738th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron provided critical support to an Army operating location in Afghanistan on July 6 by airdropping essential supplies before a potential enemy attack. Aircraft commander Capt. Travis Sjostedt and his crew just completed their last sortie during their 30-day forward deployment
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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A panel of Chief Master Sgt.?s answer questions from Airman during a briefing at the Professional Military Education building during an Airman Professional Enhancement Course 11 July 2006 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The development course is held once a quarter and targets Airmen who have been in the Air Force for two to four years. The course is meant to fill the gap between the Airman First Term Center and Airman Leadership School. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
Experience teaches at Professional Enhancement Course

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Tech. Sgt. Mike Geske, front, and Staff Sgt. Carl Valvota secure a Mark 82 bomb to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, on July 5.  The aircraft is from the New Mexico Air National Guard's 150th Fighter Wing at Albuquerque.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)
Air Guard flying in Korea

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