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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paws below zero

    Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
  • Exercise Max Thunder 16 launches at Kunsan

    U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft will train with South Korean air force counterparts in the bilateral training exercise Max Thunder 16, at Kunsan Air Base April 15-29.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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