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Team Misawa supports Wisconsin guardsmen, executes mission Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea
Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
0 10/31
2017
The most recent operational exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Beverly Pack 18-1, took place from Oct. 10-14, 2017 and tested the instillation’s service members and their capacity to operate under combat scenarios relevant to the Korean Peninsula and PACAF writ large. Additionally, they verified their equipment and weapons systems could operate at various levels of stress and degradation. Beverly Pack 18-1: maintaining muscle memory
The Korean Peninsula and the U.S. bases which help make up its combined defense posture feature prominently in worldwide headlines, given current tensions.
0 10/14
2017
Capt. Lisa Pearse, M.D., director of Global Health Engagement, Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit Six, discusses details of a disaster response planning culmination exercise with U.S. Army Soldier. Service Members Prepare for Humanitarian, Disaster Missions
The USNS Comfort hospital ship is steaming toward Puerto Rico; U.S. Navy and Marine Corps rescue helicopters are helping to evacuate people in Dominica; countless National Guardsmen were called upon after hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida. Whether in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency domestically, or the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) internationally, the need for comprehensive civil-military coordination training for disaster relief operations is more urgent than ever.
0 10/12
2017
First for U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea air forces: nighttime training near Sea of Japan First for U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea air forces: nighttime training near Sea of Japan, East Sea
U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea air force units sharpened their combat skills during a recent sequenced bilateral mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, East Sea Oct. 10.
0 10/10
2017
USCGC Polar Star icebreaking operations off of Antarctica Operation Deep Freeze: Vital mission in Antarctica continues
Operation Deep Freeze, the Department of Defense’s logistical support to the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), kicked off with the Antarctic Season Opening Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sept. 28, 2017.
0 10/02
2017
A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off during exercise Northern Edge 17, May 8, 2017. The U-2 is participating for the first time in Northern Edge, the joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with critical training. U-2 makes first appearance during Northern Edge 17
Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during previous Northern Edge exercises you would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.
0 5/19
2017
An RQ-4 Global Hawk’s engine warms up while planes take off and support vehicles pass by May 5, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted and unarmed, aerial reconnaissance system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson) Global Hawk's first take off from Yokota
The RQ-4 Global Hawk’s first take off from Yokota Air Base occurred May 5, 2017.
0 5/09
2017
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, takes off at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado on its way to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a deployment in support of the Theater Security Package. Colorado Air National Guard 120th Fighter Squadron prepares for Kadena deployment
Approximately 250 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 120th Fighter Squadron from Colorado Air National Guard Base, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, are set to deploy in May to Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the 120th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.
0 5/03
2017
An RQ-4 Global Hawk approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief effort launched when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Global Hawk arrives at Yokota
An RQ-4 Global Hawk approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief
0 5/01
2017
U.S. Vice President of the United States Mike R. Pence greets U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Forces Korea commander, after landing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 16, 2017. Pence’s visit to Korea highlighted the importance of the U.S. – ROK alliance, and how teamwork will be vital to deterring regional threats and maintaining stability on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives in South Korea
U.S. Vice President of the United States Mike R. Pence lands at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea (ROK), April 16, 2017. Pence’s visit to Korea highlights the importance of the U.S. – ROK alliance, and how teamwork will be vital to deterring regional threats and maintaining stability on the Korean peninsula.
0 4/16
2017
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