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A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. The B-1 Lancer, which arrived at Andersen Aug. 6, will replace the B-52 in support of the U.S. Strategic Command Continuous Bomber Presence mission. The CBP bomber swap between the B-1 and B-52 is occurring throughout the month of August as the B-1s return to support this mission for the first time since April 2006. In addition to the CBP bomber swap, three B-2s arrived in theater to conduct a Bomber Assurance and Deterrence deployment. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger) Making history: B-52, B-1, B-2s maintain regional stability in PACOM theater
For the first time in history, a B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit are conducting integrated operational missions in the U.S. Pacific Command region. The bombers located at Andersen Air Force Base in support of Continuous Bomber Presence and Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region.
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Default Air Force Logo PACAF plans, executes Navy VAQ-138 ‘Growler’ Air Contingent operations at Clark Air Base
Since their arrival June 15, the U.S. Navy detachment supporting four EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft officially begin their daily operations here June 20, 2016. The Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 expeditionary detachment will conduct operations that include training with Armed Forces of the Philippines (FA-50 aircraft pilots and providing support for routine operational missions that enhance regional maritime domain awareness.
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In this file photo, an EA-18G Growler assigned to the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 lands on the runway of Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews) PACAF, PACFLT coordinate arrival of VAQ-138 detachment in Philippines
After coordination and planning efforts by U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Force Air Component Command headquartered at Pacific Air Forces, the first temporary detachment of U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft arrived at Clark Air Base, Philippines, June 15. This detachment, comprised of four aircraft and about 120 personnel
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 148th Fighter Wing taxis on the flightline after arriving to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 20, 2016. The 148th FW out of Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, deployed 12 F-16 aircraft to Osan as part of a theater security package to enhance regional security on the Korea Peninsula. The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys force packages of fighters throughout the Republic of Korea to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to stability on the Korea Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) Minnesota Air National Guard TSP arrives at Osan
The 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, deployed 12 F-16 aircraft to Osan Air Base as part of a theater security package to enhance regional security on the Korean Peninsula. These routine deployments demonstrate the United States' commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, as well as solidifies relationships with
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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.
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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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2016
Maj. Charles Trickey, a 461st Flight Test Squadron F-35 Lightning II experimental test pilot, successfully fires the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30 over China Lake Weapon Range, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chad Bellay) Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.
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2016
A B-52 Stratofortress sits on the flightline March 21, 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 Senior Airman Joshua Smoot/Released) 69th EBS takes off from Andersen AFB
The U.S. conducts continuous bomber presence operations in the theater as part of a routine, forward deployed, global strike capability to support regional security and our allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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A Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15 Eagle lands during Exercise Cope Tiger 16, on Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 11, 2016. Exercise Cope Tiger 16 includes over 1,200 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable and beneficial relationships within the Asia-Pacific Region, while demonstrating U.S. capability to project forces strategically in a combined, joint environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) Exercise Cope Tiger 2016 enhances capabilities through team work
Readiness and continued development of multilateral interoperability remains a key priority for Indo-Asia-Pacific partners participating in the 22nd year of Exercise Cope Tiger, a joint multilateral field training exercise that began here March 7.
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress connects to a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling exercise Nov. 6, 2015, near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-52 crews are a part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo- Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez/Released) Kansas Coyotes refuel B-52 over Pacific
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress connects to a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling exercise Nov. 6, 2015, near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-52 crews are a part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo- Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
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