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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, partnered with the Australian Army during a refueling exercise at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, July 8, 2015, in Darwin, Australia, during Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries’ ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Steven Peterson/Released) Airmen share forward aerial refueling tactics with Aussies
U.S. Air Force members demonstrated forward aerial refueling tactics with Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel July 8 during Talisman Sabre 2015.The training demonstration helped provide Australian forces with the knowledge to establish similar capabilities for their future operations. “We’re a forward area fuel extension, so we
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Australian Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Roderick Orchard talks about joint training operations with American paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Australia, U.S. partnership journeys to Outback
Next week, the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division is scheduled to jump with Australian jumpmasters as part of the joint forcible entry operation dubbed Operation Talisman Saber which serves two primary functions.   "The purpose of the exercise is first and
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U.S. Air Force paratroopers from the 736th Security Force Squadron perform static line parachute operations July 3, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The 736th SFS provides rapidly deployable defense capability and prepares expeditionary Airmen to deploy worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released) Falling for it: Airborne Airmen conduct proficiency parachute training
U.S. Air Force paratroopers from the 736th Security Force Squadron perform static line parachute operations July 3, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The 736th SFS provides rapidly deployable defense capability and prepares expeditionary Airmen to deploy worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding general, makes an opening statement during Talisman Sabre 2015 opening day at the Darwin Showground, July 5, 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for approximately 30,000 U.S. and Australian service members to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries’ ability to plan and execute contingency responses, from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released) Open Day kicks off Talisman Sabre 2015 operations in Darwin
U.S. and Australian forces showcased equipment and personnel at Darwin Showgrounds July 5 during the 2015 Talisman Sabre Open Day, kicking off the area’s participation in the bilateral exercise.    Members of the local community gathered around equipment displays and spoke with uniformed personnel of both nations to get an interactive understanding
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk is towed off the runway after landing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2015. This is one of several Global Hawks to arrive at Misawa for a summer to winter rotation. The aircraft will begin local area checks before its first operational flight in early July. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson/Released) Global Hawk returns to Misawa
Two RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft arrived here the night of July 2.   Two additional aircraft are scheduled to arrive at the base this week as part of the Global Hawk's second deployment to Misawa Air Base.   The unmanned aircraft are part of a scheduled rotation to Misawa, lasting from July to December 2015, along with approximately 40 personnel. The
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 33rd Rescue Squadron flies off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during a large force exercise June 30, 2015. The exercise, which integrated U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps assets on Okinawa, was designed to allow the units to practice air-to-air capabilities while supporting ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman/Released) Kadena, Marine units integrate for large force exercise
Flying squadrons from Kadena were a part of a joint service exercise with units from the U.S. Marine Corps to practice air-to-air superiority while protecting ground troops June 30 at Kadena Air Base.   For this large force exercise, the Kadena's own 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons practiced joint air operations with the Marine All Weather Fighter
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The second team from Gold Thunder 2.0 arrives at their forward operating location on Camp Hansen, Japan, June 23, 2015 during the water navigation portion of the exercise.  Gold Thunder 2.0 is a humanitarian assistance disaster relief scenario exercise put together to train the combat mission support personnel in land and water navigation, establishing a special tactics operations center and a forward operating supply point along with other skills such as quad qualification training, Krav Maga training and exfiltration capabilities with rotary wing aircraft.  (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Matthew Sharp) Gold Thunder 2.0 prepares ST combat mission support team for real-world ops
To meet the unique deployed demands levied upon the combat mission support team the 320th Special Tactics Squadron created a program that gives their combat mission support specialists, known as Gold Team, the training needed to ensure the operators get the support they need in real world operations.Members from 320th Special Tactics Squadron Gold
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Jackson, a fuels management technician from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, puts static lines away after re-fueling an F-15 Eagle June 23, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The fuel truck, an R-11, can hold approximately 6,000 gallons of fuel. Northern Edge 2015 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Wicker/Released)  Fuels Airmen, Marines support NE15
During Northern Edge 2015, approximately 450,000 gallons of fuel per day kept nearly 60 aircraft operating out of Eielson fueled up and flying the skies over Alaska accomplishing critical joint training. To help support the increased aerial operations, up to seven additional Airmen and four additional Marines trained to re-fuel aircraft arrived at
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, conducts a training mission over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex June 16, 2015, during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of service members from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Suzanne Dickson/ Released) NE15 hones interoperability during joint exercise
Over 6,000 U.S. service members and 200 aircraft from across the continental United States and Indo-Asia-Pacific converged upon Alaska for Exercise Northern Edge 2015 June 15 through 26. Northern Edge, a biannual Pacific Command contingency exercise, seeks to replicate the most challenging scenarios in the Pacific theater to ensure joint U.S.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Forrest Underwood, a pilot at the 17th Special Operations Squadron, attempts to stop a Royal Malaysian Air Force player from the 20th Squadron during a friendly soccer match between the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Malaysian Air Force June 9, 2015 near Subang Air Base, Malaysia.  The match was played as part of Teak Mint, a multinational and bilateral training exercise held to improve interoperability to between the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Malaysian Air Force.  The Royal Malaysian Air Force team won the match 4-3.    (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer) Teak Mint soccer match builds friendship, competition

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