PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

COMPACAF meets with Pacific Air Chiefs

U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, speaks with Air Marshal Leo Davies, Royal Australian Air Force chief; Gen. Yoshiyuki Sugiyama, Japan Air Self-Defense Force chief of staff; and Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina, Philippine Air Force commanding general, prior to the official start of the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium to discuss improving military-military relationships at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 25, 2017. During the meeting, the leaders discussed shared regional and individual security concerns in an effort to promote avenues for cooperation and response. The nations continue to look for opportunities to advance regional security cooperation, enhance information sharing and support of partnership events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

Pacific Air Forces senior leaders kicked off the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. This event marks the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue and is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

A five-ship fly-over comprised of four U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard, passes over the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) headquarters building as PACAF senior leaders kicked off the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. This event marks the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue and is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Air Marshal Leo Davies, Chief of Air Force, discusses challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region at a panel during the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. This event marks the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue and is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, discusses challenges throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region during a 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium panel at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. The symposium marks the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue and is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, right, and Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff and honorary dean for the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium, discuss challenges throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region during a panel at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. The symposium marks the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue and is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, right, provides opening remarks during the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. This event marks the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue and is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

PACAF hosts 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

Attendees at the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium pose for a group photo in the Courtyard of Heroes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017. Pacific Air Forces senior leaders kicked off the event, marking the largest number of air chiefs gathering from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific for dialogue. The symposium is intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas)

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Pacific Air Forces senior leaders kicked off the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2017,  focusing on opportunities to advance regional security cooperation, enhance information sharing and support of partnership events.