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The RQ-4 Global Hawk takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 7, 2010. The Global Hawk's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection capability to support joint combatant forces in worldwide peacetime, contingency and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)  
U.S. deploys Global Hawks to Japan, maintains stability of Indo-Asia-Pacific region
The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawks and approximately 105 personnel, currently based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Yokota Air Base, Japan, from May to October 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Benjamin Baughman, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster instructor, wraps ground wire around his arm prior to flight in a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 20, 2017. In case the aircraft is hit by lightning, the ground wire provides a conducting path towards the earth allowing the aircraft not to be effected by the electrical current. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka) C-130J completes first training sortie
The C-130J Super Hercules completed its first training sortie at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 20, 2017. The aircraft soared over the skies of Japan, stopped at Misawa AB to for the aircrew to become proficient within the Super Hercules before returning to Yokota.
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean March 10, 2017. The B-1B's are deployed to Andersen as part of U.S. Pacific Command's (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence operations. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Most importantly, these bomber rotations provide Pacific Air Forces and USPACOM commanders an extended deterrence capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher E. Quail) U.S. continues CBP operations in Indo-Asia-Pacific region
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, takes off March 10, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon shoots an AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missile off during COPE NORTH 17, Feb. 12, 2017. The HARM's primary mission is to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radar and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. Once airborne, it can operate in three modes: preemptive, missile-as-sensor and self-protect. (Courtesy photo by Jim Haseltine) Fighter Squadron returns home with stronger allies, sharper skills
Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing returned to Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 4, after a month long exercise.
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A loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron performs a pre-flight inspection at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 6, 2017. This is the first C-130J to be assigned to Pacific Air Forces. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions include tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith) PACAF’s first C-130J Super Hercules arrives in Japan
Members of Team Yokota came out to welcome the first of 14 C-130J Super Hercules being assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing during an arrival ceremony held at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 6, 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 performs an aerial maneuver as part of the F-16 Aerial Demonstration Team during the opening ceremonies of Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka, India Feb. 14. In addition to the F-16, the U.S Department of Defense supported Aero India with a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon and a U.S. Air Force C-130 J Super Hercules, which supported a joint U.S. and Indian Air Force parachute jump later in the week. The United States participates in air shows and other regional events to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promote the standardization and interoperability of equipment, and display capabilities critical to the success of current and future military operations. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Mark Lazane) U.S. departs Aero India, leaves stronger relationships behind
U.S. aircraft, crew and support personnel, as well as members of the Department of State and other U.S. representatives returned home this week after a strong showing at Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka, India Feb. 20.
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From left: Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant William Grady, 90th Fighter Squadron exchange pilot; Wing Commander Andrew Tatnell, RAAF Base Tindal Senior Australian Defence Force Officer; U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Skalicky, 90th FS commander; and Wing Commander Mick Grant, 75 Squadron commander pose for a photo in front of a RAAF 75 SQ F/A-18A/B Hornet and U.S. 90th FS F-22 Raptor at RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, Feb. 24, 2017. Twelve F-22 Raptors and approximately 200 U.S. Air Force Airmen are in Australia as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation, an initiative under the Force Posture Agreement between the U.S. and Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez) U.S., RAAF fighter squadron leaders discuss EAC joint training
U.S. and Royal Australian Air Force fighter squadron leaders discussed interoperability and tactical integration here Feb. 24 as their combined Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) training continues.
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from the boom pod of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron during Cope North 2017, Feb. 22, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Keith James) Flying through Cope North 2017
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from the boom pod of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron during Cope North 2017, Feb. 22, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of
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A B-1B Lancer from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam flies over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as it transits the Philippine Sea.  The B-1s are deployed in support of U.S, Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. In place since 2004, the CBP missions are conducted by U.S. Air Force bombers such as the B-1, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit in order to provide non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Feet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher) PACAF, US Navy conduct joint interoperability training
A four-member team from the 613th Air Operations Center here, joined the crew of the USS Carl Vinson as it was underway transiting the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility.
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Aircraft from the United States, Japanese and Australian air forces fly in formation during exercise Cope North 2017 off the coast of Guam, Feb. 21, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Richardson) U.S., Japan, Australia fly in Cope North 2017
Aircraft from the United States, Japanese and Australian air forces fly in formation during exercise Cope North 2017 off the coast of Guam, Feb. 21, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region
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