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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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2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conduct nighttime airfield damage repair training at the Silver Flag training site April 5, 2016, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th CES plays an integral role as a fast response repair force by reestablishing damaged runways in order to maintain aircraft combat and logistical capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released) 18th CES overcomes hostile environment in exercise
Airmen with the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron exercised nighttime airfield damage repair training at the Silver Flag training site April 5 on Kadena Air Base.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a two-day surge exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 5, 2016. Along with standard maintenance to aircraft before and after flight, weapons load crew teams armed the aircraft to simulate a combat environment. During deployed operations, loading is essential for the F-16’s air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released) F-16s surge during two-day drill at Misawa
Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a two-day surge exercise April 4 through 5 with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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2016
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 80th Fighter Squadron takes off during Buddy Wing 16-3 at Jungwon Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 30, 2016. Buddy Wing training, held multiple times a year, polishes the ability of the Republic of Korea and U.S. pilots to train and operate as a combined force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Wolf Pack Soars during Buddy Wing 16-3
F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots from the 80th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, practiced combined flying operations alongside counterparts from the Republic of Korea air force’s 19th Fighter Wing at Jungwon AB during Buddy Wing 16-3, April 28-31. Buddy Wing training, held multiple times a year, polishes the ability of the ROK and
0 4/05
2016
Airman 1st Class Justin Eason, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management logistics, prepares his oxygen tank before donning a hazardous material suit Feb. 5, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Eason and the EM team ensure their equipment are ready in case they need to respond to a contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) Osan emergency management maintains contingency, natural disaster readiness
From the inspection of unidentified chemicals to the response of contingencies and natural disasters, one flight holds the responsibility of ensuring Osan’s safety and response to these scenarios. The 51st Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight equips and trains Osan Airmen to ensure each are able to respond to these situations.
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2016
Staff Sgt. Sergio McLaughlin, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron sorting generating and aircraft sustaining vehicle maintainer, checks turn signals for serviceability on a Tunner 60K loader at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 30, 2016. The loader can transport six pallets of cargo for loading on commercial and military cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released) Mustangs’ vehicle maintainers keep 60K afoot
Airmen with the 51st Logistics Squadron serviced it's Tunner 60K loader at Osan Air Base March 30. The loader can transport six pallets of cargo for loading onto both commercial and military cargo aircraft.
0 3/31
2016
Default Air Force Logo Minnesota Air National Guard 148th FW prepares for Osan deployment
Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing at Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, are set to deploy mid-April to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as the 179th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package. The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys fighter
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2016
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III sits at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, during a previous iteration of Operation DEEP FREEZE, the Department of Defense's support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation. This year marked the 60th Anniversary of the operation. (Courtesy photo) 60th Anniversary of Operation DEEP FREEZE concludes
The 2015-2016 Antarctic research season concluded March 12 following the redeployment of U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, and LC-130 Skibird aircraft to the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York.
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Crew chiefs with the 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to tow a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber training missions and deployments ensure crews maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and demonstrate the ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released) Whiteman maintainers ensure global strike capability in PACOM theater
Maintainers and crew chiefs from the 509th Bomb Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, deployed with B-2 Spirit aircraft to an undisclosed location in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. The deployment ensures the Airmen maintain readiness and proficiency, while providing a global strike capability to the theater and
0 3/30
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A U.S. Air Force MC-130 Talon II, from Kadena Air Base, Japan, sits in the phase docks to be repaired at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 19, 2016. The aircraft will enter the phase docks every 540 days for a 14 to 16-day inspection and to be repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka/Released) 374th MXS keeps Yokota, Kadena aircraft flying
Cars, buses and trains are some of the typical means of transportation for people to get to their destinations. Along the way, these vehicles need repairs or routine maintenance to keep them in good working condition. In the Air Force, a routine way of transportation is by airplane. However, unlike land vehicles, the aircraft at Yokota and Kadena Air Base, Japan, go to the 374th Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Flight phase docks to receive their maintenance. Every 540 days, a C-130 Hercules or MC-130 Talon II enters the phase docks for an inspection and repairs. During the 14 to 16-day process, Airmen inspect the aircraft and fix any potential discrepancies.
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