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A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet taxis after returning from a mission, during Exercise Northern Edge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 18, 2015. Northern Edge 15 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 services, from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units, are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William Banton/Released)‪ Lessons learned NE15: F-18 Hornets communicate from force multiplier
Exercise Northern Edge 2015 played host to a "force multiplier" capability, giving operational commanders flexibility when employing tactical aircraft in a rapidly changing battle scenario.   According to Navy.mil, the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter is the nation's first strike fighter and was designed for traditional strike applications
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Stephen Pond, 647th Civil Engineer Squadron plumber, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, installs a sinks for a science lab at Gahuku Primary School in the Eastern Highlands Providence, Papua New Guinea, June 2, 2015. The mission of Pacific Angel is to upgrade education and health facilities, as well as work to deepen local disaster response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus Morris/Released) Civil engineers plumb their way to brighter future for PACANGEL
In the remote highlands high above Goroka, Papua New Guinea, sits Gahuku Primary School, the Pacific Angel engineering team's largest project. More than 1,000 students climb up and down rickety stairs daily while ferrying between eight classrooms with standing room only.Fourteen U.S. military civil engineers work with counterparts from the Papua
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Randolph Callender, 36th Medical Operations Squadron optometry technician, Andersen Air Base, Guam, uses a portable autorefractor during Pacific Angel 15-4 at Unggai Primary School in Papua New Guinea, June 1, 2015. The portable autorefractor allows the optometry clinic to quickly get a baseline for a patient???s prescription glasses. The mission of Pacific Angel is to upgrade education and health facilities in the area, as well as work to deepen local disaster response capabilities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus Morris/Released) Pacific Angels build better relationships and better lives in Papua New Guinea
The Pacific Angels treated more than 2000 patients in their first three days of service here.Doctors, dentists and pharmacists from the U.S., Papua New Guinea and the Australian, New Zealand, Indonesian and Philippine militaries, along with 32 volunteers from the provincial hospital and local villages, treated more than 600 patients a day at Unggai
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The mission of Pacific Angel is to upgrade education and health facilities, as well as work to deepen local disaster response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. James Stewart/Released) Six countries converge for PACANGEL Papua New Guinea
A six-nation Pacific Angel 15-4 team arrived June 1 in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.The Pacific Angels -- doctors, dentists, plumbers and planners from Papua New Guinea, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Indonesia -- tumbled out of trucks in Goroka, a town of 20,000 people located a mile above sea-level, to
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A Republic of Korean Air Force crew chief marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 123rd Fighter Squadron lands after a training sortie at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 1, 2015. In an effort to enhance U.S. and ROK Air Force’s combat capability, Buddy Wing exercises are conducted multiple times throughout the year on the peninsula improve interoperability between the allied forces so that if need be, they are always ready to fight as a combined force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Kunsan hosts Buddy Wing 15-4
The 8th Fighter Wing is hosting members from the Republic of Korea Air Force's 123rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, Seosan Air Base, Republic of Korea, to participate in Exercise Buddy Wing 15-4 here June 1 to 5.During the five-day exercise, the 20th FW fighter pilots, maintenance and support personnel are integrating with Wolf Pack
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 114th Fighter Wing, arrives at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May, 14, 2015. More than 250 South Dakota National Guard from the 114th Fighter Wing, at Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are deployed here as the 175th Fighter Squadron, part of the rotational Threat Security Package that strengthens U.S. forces across the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox/Released) Wolf Pack welcomes the Lobos
The 8th Fighter Wing relies on more than two thousand permanently assigned Airmen to carry out its mission.On May 14, the Wolf Pack welcomed more than 250 South Dakota National Guard from the 114th Fighter Wing, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They are deployed here as the 175th Fighter Squadron, part of the rotational Threat Security
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Wes Spurling, 8th Operations Support Squadron operations flight commander assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, simulates flying in a hypoxia familiarization trainer at Misawa AB, Japan, May 20, 2015. Pilots are required to participate in this training to understand how their bodies react to a deficient amount of oxygen reaching their body, called hypoxia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released) Hypoxia training ensures symptom familiarization
For pilots, flying has the possibility of turning into a life-or-death situation. Soaring at 10,000 feet or higher can produce hypoxia, a condition caused by lack of oxygen reaching the body. Symptoms gradually arise as tingling or warm sensations, lightheadedness, and euphoria, eventually leading to more serious effects and possibly losing control
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A pilot from the Hawaiian Raptors guides the F-22 Raptor into position during aerial refueling operations with the 96th Air Refueling Squadron’s KC-135R Stratotanker over Hawaii, May 19, 2015. The F-22 is the Air Force’s fifth generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) 96th ARS refuels F-22s over Hawaii

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Members of the 51st Medical Group practice chemical cleaning procedures on a simulated victim May 14, 2015, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Airmen are participating in the combat readiness exercise Beverly Midnight 15-02. The exercise focuses on readiness, testing Osan’s wartime procedures, and realistically looking at our ability to defend the base, execute operations and receive follow-on forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton/Released) Medical decontamination during Beverly Midnight 15-02

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U.S. Air Force 36th Contingency Response Group Airmen unload relief supplies from an Ilyushin IL-76 cargo aircraft at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 8, 2015. The Airmen arrived in Nepal May 5, 2015, to assist the government of Nepal and U.S. Agency for International Development to process relief supplies following a devastating earthquake and have helped process more than 4 million pounds of cargo as of May 16, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White/Released) Operation Sahayogi Haat cargo download passes 4 million pounds
The Nepal army, in partnership with Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group supporting Operation Sahayogi Haat, has offloaded more than 4 million pounds of cargo from 80 aircraft since arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport here May 5."Four million pounds of cargo is the most amount of cargo the 36th CRG has downloaded in one
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