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Default Air Force Logo Ohio Air National Guard unit prepares for Andersen deployment
More than 200 Airmen with the 112th Fighter Squadron from Toledo Air National Guard Base, Ohio, are set to deploy mid-January to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.
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2016
U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft, fly in formation during a photo exercise at Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. Through training exercises such as Exercise Cope North 15, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces develop combat capabilities, enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Released) U.S., 5 partner nations to participate in Cope North 2016
The U.S. and six ally and partner nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region are scheduled to participate in exercise Cope North 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 10 through 26.
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Cant. John Menezes, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 pilot, looks down his window while flying a C-130 Hercules through islands near Ettal Atoll, Federated Sates of Micronesia, Dec. 9, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop. This is a humanitarian aid/disaster relief training event where C-130 aircrews perform low-cost low-altitude airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones while providing critical supplies to 56 islands throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. It highlights the U.S. and allied airpower capabilities to orient and respond to activities in peacetime and crisis. In addition to delivering critical supplies to those in need, Operation Christmas Drop provides specific training to U.S. and allied aircrews, enabling theater-wide airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released) Operation Christmas Drop showcases HA/DR Training
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, launched the final missions of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 Dec. 15 officially completing this year's operation with 100 percent of bundles on target.   Since Dec. 8, C-130 crews from Yokota's 36th Airlift Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force worked
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2015
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis for takeoff as part of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package Dec. 15, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 125th EFS, located at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla, deployed to Kadena to provide PACOM with forces capable of a variety of operations including disaster relief, global situational awareness, combating piracy, active defense and power projection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa) 125th EFS takes off to support TSP
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis for takeoff as part of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package Dec. 15, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 125th EFS, located at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla, deployed to Kadena to provide PACOM with forces capable of a variety of operations
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2015
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Petty Officer 2nd Class Takeshi Murai, 4 Maintenance Squadron, inspects a C-130 Hercules engine during a facility tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2015. The JMSDF maintainers compared the maintenance conducted at Yokota to their own to help improve processes and efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released) JMSDF members tour Yokota maintenance facilities
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Petty Officer 2nd Class Takeshi Murai, 4 Maintenance Squadron, inspects a C-130 Hercules engine during a facility tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2015. The JMSDF maintainers compared the maintenance conducted at Yokota to their own to help improve processes and efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff
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2015
Australian Army Cpl. Teome Matamua and Sgt. Phillip McIllvaney, 176th Air Dispatch Squadron loadmasters, deliver the first low-cost, low-altitude bundle of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 to the island of Mogmog, Dec. 8, 2015. Australian and Japanese C-130 Hercules aircrews for the first time joined U.S. Airmen during the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop which provided critical supplies to 56 islands throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. It highlighted the U.S. and allied airpower capabilities to orient and respond to activities in peacetime and crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katrina Brisbin) US, Australia, Japan launch 2015 Operation Christmas Drop
With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircraft, aircrews and support personnel with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid disaster relief training by delivering donated goods via C-130s to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote, populated islands.
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2015
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Martel, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician apprentice, secures safety wire for a sniper pod on an F-15C Eagle, Dec. 8, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The safety wire and attached pin ensure the sniper pod cannot be accidently jettisoned during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry) 44th AMU keeps their Eagles ready-to-fly
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Martel, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician apprentice, secures safety wire for a sniper pod on an F-15C Eagle, Dec. 8, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The safety wire and attached pin ensure the sniper pod cannot be accidently jettisoned during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary
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2015
Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight discuss the location of simulated unexploded ordnance during a training scenario at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 6, 2015. EOD training usually consists of deployed IED scenarios, mine detection and electronic countermeasures to ensure their fight tonight readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards) Explosive threats no match for Osan EOD
Whether a faulty 9 mm pistol round or a pipe bomb meant to cause harm, there is one shop that holds the responsibility of disarming and disposing of these dangerous objects. With their extensive and rigorous training, the Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight protect the Airmen and families at Osan Air Base from any explosive threat.
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2015
First Lt. Ben Valdes Encinas, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron officer in charge, walks across the flightline before greeting his Australian counterparts at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 4, 2015. Operation Christmas Drop 2015 is the first ever trilateral training event that includes additional air support from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force C-130 aircrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released) Andersen hosts 64th annual Operation Christmas Drop ‘Push Ceremony’
The 64th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop will begin here Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. with an official “Push Ceremony” followed by U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force executing humanitarian airdrops to islands throughout the Ulithi Atoll and the island of Fais within the Federated States of Micronesia.
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2015
A C-130 Hercules is marshaled onto the flightline before taking off to participate in Operation Christmas Drop 2015 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 7, 2015. Over the course of six days, critical supplies will be dropped to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people as part of the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian aid disaster relief mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David C. Danford/Released) Yokota takes off for Operation Christmas Drop 2015
A C-130 Hercules is marshaled onto the flightline before taking off to participate in Operation Christmas Drop 2015 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 7, 2015. Over the course of six days, critical supplies will be dropped to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people as part of the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian
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