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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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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paolo Santos, 18th Maintenance Group loading standardization crew, inspects an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during weapons load training April 13, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Maintenance Group prepares each aircraft for flight to ensure safety and reliability in support of the training mission here at Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa) 18th MXG ensures mission readiness 24/7
Airmen with the 18th Maintenance Group completed weapons load training April 13 at Kadena Air Base, ensuring mission readiness 24/7. 
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Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, conduct a wing-wide foreign-object debris (FOD) walk, April 11, 2016, to remove materials from the runway that could damage an aircraft during a takeoff or landing. The break-up of snow and preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1 inspired the FOD walk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released) FOD-free for RED FLAG-Alaska
“Sticks and stones may break my bones,” and they can also damage aircraft. Nuts, bolts and other parts are necessary for aircraft to fly, but not when they are lying on the airfield.Approximately 800 Airmen with the 354th Fighter Wing and tenant units gathered en masse April 11 to ensure pieces of foreign-object debris stay where they belong, away
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Attendees shake hands with competitors after a quarterly weapons load competition April 8, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Weapons load teams from the 25th and 36th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed in dress and appearance, timing and technical order accuracy during the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) PACAF aircraft maintenance units hone skills during 2016 1st quarter competition
Teams from the 80th and 35th Aircraft Maintenance Units at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea; the 36th and 25th AMUs at Osan Air Base, ROK; and the 44th and 67th AMUs at Kadena Air Base, Japan, participated in quarterly load crew competitions at each of their respective bases. Competitions such as these give aircraft maintainers the ability to
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lincy Thomas, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron joint inspection program manager and shift supervisor of aircraft services, inspects cargo during a joint inspection April 7, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During this joint inspection, the Marines prepared their cargo for embarkation so the Air Force could inspect it before it went on Air Force aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen/Released) Airmen, Marines in Okinawa perform joint inspection
 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron worked with U.S. Marines from the 4th Marine regiment, 3rd Marine division, for a joint inspection April 7.   This joint inspection of cargo was in support of Marine forces in Australia as part of Marine Regiment Rotational Force Darwin.   "We prepared the cargo for embarkation to get onto
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Gen. Lori Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, performs a traditional hongi greeting with Royal New Zealand Air Force service members upon her arrival at RNZAF Base Ohakea, New Zealand, March 4, 2016, where she gave remarks at the 75 Years of Women in Service celebration. The visit to RNZAF Base Ohakea was part of Robinson’s two-week visit to New Zealand and Australia, which served to improve relations with both nations and reaffirmed PACAF’s commitment to the rebalance in the Pacific. (Photo courtesy of RNZAF) COMPACAF wraps up Australia, New Zealand visit
Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, deepened ties with partner nations and reaffirmed PACAF’s commitment to the rebalance in the Pacific during a two-week trip to New Zealand and Australia March 3-17.   Robinson traveled to New Zealand and Australia to discuss current and future partnership engagements with the goal of improving
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Scott Brooks, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft pilot, helps Philippine Air Force 2nd Lt. Rald Pinca, 220th Airlift Wing pilot, try on a flight helmet  April 7, 2016, during an Exercise Balikatan 2016 training session on Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base, Philippines. Pilots and loadmasters from the 36th AS shared their experiences of using night vision goggles and night flying during an all-day training session. BK16 provides opportunities for U.S. and Philippine forces to come together and train for potential real world events and crises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released) U.S., Philippine Airmen train together for Exercise Balikatan 2016
U.S. and Philippine Air Force C-130 Hercules pilots and loadmasters exchanged operational knowledge during joint training as part of Exercise Balikatan 2016 April 8, 2016.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Gayoso, center, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron fire prevention crew chief, briefs members of the Joint Security Area Security Battalion on aircraft extraction techniques during a joint search and recovery exercise April 8, 2016, at Camp Bonifas, Republic of Korea. The firefighters assisted with the exercise by teaching ROK and U.S. Soldiers on how to enter crashed aircraft by cutting through with specialized equipment such as a circular saw and Jaws of Life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) Osan firefighters train ROK, US soldiers during exercise
Firefighters from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron assisted Joint Security Area service members with rescue tools and safety precautions during a joint exercise April 8, here. Republic of Korea and U.S. Army members practiced search and recovery techniques after a simulated aircraft crash north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Gould, engineer, assigned to the 673rd Expeditionary Engineer Squadron, flattens a layer of cement to help build a classroom for the Jaena Norte Elementary School, in Capiz, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan, March 29, 2016. The construction project is one of multiple HCAs taking place during this year's exercise, designed to improve the quality of life for the local populace and strengthen the bond between our two nations. Balikatan, which means "shoulder to shoulder" in Filipino, is an annual bilateral training exercise aimed at improving the ability of Philippine and U.S. military forces to work together during planning, contingency and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Marine Corps Combat Camera photo by Cpl. Hilda M. Becerra / Released) USAF, Philippine army build school during Exercise Balikatan 2016
During Exercise Balikatan 2016, members with the U.S. Air Force and Philippine Army continue to build at the Jaena Norte Elementary School in Capiz, Philippines. The construction project is one of many taking place during this year's exercise, designed to improve the quality of life for local community and strengthen the bond between the two
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