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U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (right), Pacific Air Forces commander, meets with Japan Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani during his visit to PACAF, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 24, 2015. Nakatani and members of his defense forces were here to conduct bilateral talks with U.S. Pacific Command and PACAF about ongoing and future operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick/Released) Pacific Air Forces hosts Japanese Minister of Defense during PACOM tour
Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, hosted the Japanese Minister of Defense, Gen Nakatani, Nov. 23, as part of Nakatani's tour of U.S. Pacific Command and its component commands.    Robinson and Nakatani met to discuss the ongoing relationship between the two allies and address how the U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Self-Defense
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Default Air Force Logo Yokota, JGSDF share helo experience
The Indo-Asia Pacific Region experiences extreme variations of elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity, leading to many natural disasters.   During these emergencies, U.S. and Japanese military units collaborate to support to those affected -- like Operation Tomodachi in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake.   The
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Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Yutaka Hori, 83rd Wing Headquarters director of administration, leads Kadena Airmen up a hill to observe a historical site Nov. 20, 2015, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The U.S. Airmen were provided an extensive tour of the base as part of a wing exchange program, held to improve the understanding of each Air Force’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier/Released)  Kadena Airmen tour Naha AB, build bilateral relations
Approximately 40 Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, interacted with their Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts during an extensive tour of Naha Air Base Nov. 20, as part of a new wing exchange program.   The tour included an overall mission briefing at the wing headquarters building, visits to various historical sites, aircraft maintenance,
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Nov. 25, 2015) - U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Delamater, Chief of Pacific Air Forces Advanced and Warfighter Integration Division, and Senior Captain Liang Yang, Deputy Director Operations Department, Navy Headquarters, Peoples Liberation Army, sign the meeting minutes for the bi-annual Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) talks, held Nov. 21-24, at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces. The bilateral MMCA talks are a long-standing mechanism designed to provide open and transparent communication to address concerns and develop common understandings between U.S. and PRC air and naval forces in order to avoid unsafe incidents and minimize risk. (Photo by U.S. Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs)
U.S., China conclude bilateral maritime talks
Military representatives from the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China met at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Nov. 21-24 for bilateral talks concerning  military air and naval safety.The overall goal of the long-standing bi-annual talks, known as the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA), is to provide a mechanism for open and
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 8th Fighter Wing is parked at the end of the runway as Republic of Korea air force F-15K Slam Eagles from the 11th Fighter Wing, Daegu, taxi behind it during Buddy Wing 15-7 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 17, 2015. Buddy Wing exercises are held multiple times a year to not only enhance interoperability between the USAF and ROKAF combat Airmen, but to promote cultural awareness through operating as one force as they integrated mission planning, briefing, flying and debriefing together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Buddy Wing 15-7: ROKAF, USAF pilots train together

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt Luis Reyes (right side, second from front), 36th Wing Command Chief executive assistant, conducts a leadership challenge with Pacific Region Junior Enlisted Airmen at the first Pacific Rim Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum in Canberra, Australia, Sept. 29, 2015. Reyes joined Airmen from 12 countries to share experiences and learn about each other’s leadership techniques and improve leadership growth and partnerships in the forum.  (Courtesy photo) U.S. Airman attends 1st RAAF multi-national junior enlisted leadership forum in Australia
An Airman with the 36th Wing from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, recently returned from the first Pacific Rim Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum in Canberra, Australia. Tech. Sgt. Luis Reyes, 36th Wing Command Chief executive assistant, represented the U.S. Air Force as the only U.S. Airmen attending the three day venue Sept. 28 through 30. “It was
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A Navy aviation electronics technician walks the spine of an EA-18G Growler as part of an inspection on the aircraft during exercise Vigilant Ace 16 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 4, 2015. The EA-18Gs are at Osan are from the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. Exercise Vigilant Ace 16 is a large-scale exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Republic of Korea forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards) Vigilant Ace 16: New kind of exercise
Nov. 1 through 7 marked the planning and participation of a first of its kind exercise for 7th Air Force, Vigilant Ace 16. For a unit that already plans and/or participates in over 30 unique training events on average yearly, this was no easy task. So with that many training events already on the roster, why another exercise; how would this be
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Airmen prepare seating in a C-130 Hercules during Vigilant Ace 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2015. Multiple C-130s were inspected, reconfigured and fueled in preparation of flights for Vigilant Ace, a U.S. and South Korea combined exercise aimed at enhancing operational and tactical level coordination through combined and joint combat training. The exercise also provided critical training for the Airmen of the 374th Airlift Wing to maintain peace and stability in Japan and the entire Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) Yokota enhances capabilities through exercise
Members of the 374th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Vigilant Ace 16 from Nov. 1-10, in conjunction with a Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base. Vigilant Ace is a large-scale exercise on the Korean Peninsula designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and allied forces through combined combat training.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Fujii, Hawaiian Raptors pilot, talks with Republic of Korea Air Force Academy cadets, Nov. 10, 2015, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The cadets’ visit was part of an effort to build a foundation of partnership and interoperability between Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and future ROKAF leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick/Released) Setting foundations: PACAF hosts 1st-ever ROKAF Academy cadet visit
Pacific Air Forces hosted more than 70 Republic of Korea Air Force Academy cadets during a visit to the headquarters Nov. 10.   The visit was part of an effort to build a foundation of partnership and interoperability between PACAF and future ROKAF leaders.   “Sixty five years ago, many of our nations men and women made the ultimate sacrifice
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Participants, volunteers and observers of the Kadena Special Olympics release balloons into the air as the games begin Nov. 7, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Beginning in 2000 with approximately 400 athletes and 600 volunteers, KSO is an 18th Wing community goodwill initiative to strengthen Japan-U.S. relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier/Released) Thousands converge for Kadena Special Olympics 2015
Approximately 1,700 volunteers from different branches of the U.S. military and the local community helped with the 16th annual Kadena Special Olympic Games Nov. 7 at the Risner Fitness Center Sports Complex here. The games were held as an opportunity for more than 850 special needs athletes and their families within the Okinawan community to join
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