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Default Air Force Logo DCGS-A supports USAF, Army interoperability
Recently the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, successfully accomplished a major milestone when they began utilizing the Distributed Common Ground System - Army on a U.S. Air Force network. This effort is the first time DCGS-A has been accessed for day-to-day operations on an Air Force network, and it is a significant
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2015
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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2015
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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2015
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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2015
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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2015
Japanese Kendo, Ju Kendo and Kempo tournament participants spar during the tournament June 25, 2015, near Iruma Air Base, Japan. The 623rd Air Control Flight "Lightsword" combined with their Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts during a temporary deployment to Iruma Air Base, Japan, to strengthen bilateral relations June 22 through 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Lt. Col. Daniel Biehl/Released) 623rd ACF partners with JASDF
The 623rd Air Control Flight "Lightsword" combined with their Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts during a temporary deployment to Iruma Air Base, Japan, to strengthen bilateral relations June 22 through 26.   The ACF's main mission is to integrate bilateral air and missile defense operations through battlestaff and liaison functions and to
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2015
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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2015
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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2015
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sign the ‘Last Blast’ June 24, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. With the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen, 20th EBS aircrew dropped the final M117 bomb in the Pacific Air Force’s inventory June 26 on an uninhabited island off the coast of Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Smoot/Released)
Blast from past: 20th EBS drops last M117 bomb in PACAF
Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, with the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen, dropped the final M117 bomb in the Pacific Air Force's inventory June 26 on an uninhabited island off the coast of Guam.   The M117 bomb dates back to the mid-1950s when it was first used during the Vietnam War.   "I think it's fitting that the last
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2015
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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