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Airmen from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Beverly Midnight 16-3 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 4, 2016. The exercise accentuated the importance of maintaining heightened readiness and aircraft alert levels to ensure security on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Airmen perform preflight checks Beverly Midnight 16-3
Airmen from Kunsan Air Base performed pre-flight checks May 4 during Beverly Midnight 16-3. The exercise accentuated the importance of maintaining heightened readiness and aircraft alert levels to ensure security on the Korean peninsula.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Flying for RED FLAG-Alaska
Sorties are flown during RED FLAG - Alaska May 4 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements.
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2016
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The squadron accomplishes vital daily aeromedical evacuations for military and civilian members, sometimes transporting patients to as far away as the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel) Kadena's 909th ARS provides fuel during flight
The 909th Air Refueling Squadron performed a refueling mission with F-15C Eagle aircraft April 20 near Kadena Air Base. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime
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Four U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft taxi down the runway at Clark Air Base, Philippines, after completing an air and maritime domain awareness mission in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal April 21, 2016. These aircraft are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s l Air Contingent designed to promote interoperability and provide greater and more transparent air and maritime situational awareness to ensure safety for military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. The AMDA missions the A-10C’s conduct enhances the ongoing maritime situational awareness missions that have been carried out by the U.S. Navy’s P-8 deployments to Clark for a number of years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington) A-10's complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission
Five U.S. A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, part of U.S. Pacific Command’s first iteration of an Air Contingent, completed their second mission at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 20, 2016. The Air Contingent was established at the invitation of the Philippine government in order to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and Philippines. The Air Contingent, consisting of five A-10Cs, three HH-60G Pave Hawks and 200 Airmen, provides forces capable of a variety of missions including force projection, air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law and ensures safety and transparency of operations in international waters and airspace.
0 4/25
2016
Firefighters with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron practice egress training on a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flightline during an operational readiness exercise April 20, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Egress training involves learning how to enter an aircraft to rescue any personnel on board should they become incapacitated during an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez/Released) Operational Readiness Exercise Sling Stone 16-03 tests Andersen Airmen
Intense training took place April 18-21 at Andersen Air Force Base as Team Andersen was tested on their ability to ‘receive and project combat power’ during an operational readiness exercise.Conducted and evaluated by the 36th Wing Inspector General’s office at least twice a year, the exercises assess the wing’s capabilities, mission preparedness
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Mobili, a dedicated crew chief with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salutes the pilot an A-10C Thunderbolt II after marshalling the aircraft for take off at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, 2016. Maintenance Airmen play a critical role in the newly stood up Air Contingent’s ongoing operations ranging from air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, and assurance all nations have access to the regional air and maritime domains in accordance with international law. Mobili is a Miami, Florida, native. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first Air Contingent missions in Philippines
U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent began flying operations at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, with the successful launch of four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and two HH-60G Pave Hawks.
0 4/21
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A C-130 Hercules takes off from Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2016. The 374th Airlift Wing sent two aircraft in support of the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in the Kyushu region recently. The aircraft transported heavy vehicles and personnel from Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido to Kyushu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe) Yokota aids Japan with earthquake relief
The 374th Airlift Wing sent two C-130 Hercules aircraft and aircrew to the Kyushu region April 18, supporting the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas.
0 4/18
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, sits on the flight line of Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, 2016, after having flown missions in support of Exercise Balikatan 16. The A-10Cs stayed supporting a newly stood up Air Contingent in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The contingent provides opportunities to expand cooperation and interoperability with Philippine counterparts and reassure partners and allies of the United States' commitment in the region. The five A-10Cs were joined by three HH-60G Pavehawks and approximately 200 Pacific Air Forces personnel including aircrew, maintainers, logistics and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) PACAF Airmen stand up Air Contingent in Philippines
Pacific Air Forces Airmen stood up the first rotation of an Air Contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila that highlighted several initiatives aimed to enhance bilateral relations between the two nations.
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber sits on the flightline April 14, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The strategic global strike capability of B-52’s deters potential adversaries and provides reassurance to allies and partners that the U.S. is capable to defend its national security interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez/Released) B-52's demonstrate power projection in the Pacific
The U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber and crews just returned from Clark Air Base, Philippines, where they supported Exercise Balikatan 16. Exercises like BK 16 help maintain a high level of readiness, enhance military-to-military relations, and combined combat capabilities. The U.S. Pacific Command has maintained a rotational strategic
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2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson exercise a mock deployment preparation, April 7, 2016.  JBER is host to air, space, and cyberspace systems which may be deployed or employed to support and defend the U.S. interests and those of our allies.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson) JBER conducts annual Polar Force exercise
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson kicked off Polar Force 16-4 April 4, signaling the start of its annual two-week exercise designed to test JBER's wartime operational limits.
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