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An F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off from the flightline Sept. 9, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Kadena is the Keystone of the Pacific, with F-15s capable of supporting multiple missions and exercises throughout the Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Kadena F-15s support Valiant Shield
The 67th Fighter Squadron sent F-15s to Guam in support of Exercise Valiant Shield Sept. 9.
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Marine expeditionary airfield systems technicians use a jackhammer to drive a steak into the ground as part of the M31 Marine Corps Expeditionary Arresting Gear System installation Sept. 6 at Tinian's West Field in preparation for Exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Arresting gear is used in order to land pilots in a short amount of space, or during an emergency. Valiant Shield is a biennial exercise which focuses on training that enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces. The Marines are with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 and MWSS-172, both under Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. David A. Walters/Released) Valiant Shield 2016 enhances joint training
Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Combat Logistics Company 36 and other elements of Marine Aircraft Group 12 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, journeyed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in Exercise Valiant Shield 2016 from Sept. 12 – 23, 2016.
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Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz stand ready to greet President Barack Obama on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 31, 2016. President Obama was in Hawaii to speak at the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) President Obama travels to Hawaii
President Barack Obama arrived on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 31, 2016. Obama was in Hawaii to speak at the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress.
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Staff Sgt. Jason Blas, 36th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy flight chief, helped saved the life of a tourist Aug. 5, 2016, at Gun Beach in Tamuning, Guam. With his experience as a former lifeguard, and now a medical professional, Blas provided life-saving care to a man who was drowning before emergency responders arrived on scene. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez) Airman rescues drowning tourist, saves life
Waves crashing on the reef line, the ocean at high tide and winds blowing strongly seemed to almost forecast what a dark day it would become for an Airman at the 36th Medical Group.
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Rowland Ball served as a B-29 Superfortress navigator during the tail end of World War II. He flew 27 missions out of Guam and left soon after the war ended. After 71 years, the 91-year-old received the opportunity to come back to Andersen Air Force Base, known as Northfield in 1945, and share stories about his experiences on Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) WWII bomber pilot visits Guam seven decades later
The year was 1945; during the tail end of World War II. The sound of roaring aircraft engines and boots on the ground filled the air, raising decibel levels to resounding heights.
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A 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire truck pumps flood water out of a residential tower at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2016. Tropical Storm Mindulle brought nearly 10 inches of rain to the base, causing flooding and power outages to many base facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott/Released) Yokota storm recovery, team effort
Yokota personnel continue to recover since the onset of Tropical Storm Mindulle, which struck Yokota Aug. 22, leaving nearly 10 inches of rain behind and whipping the installation with 35-mph winds for hours.
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Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, jump from a C-17 Globemaster III during a joint forcible entry exercise at Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016, as part of Exercise Spartan Agoge. Spartan Agoge is a brigade-level field training exercise that began Aug. 15, and focuses on an array of combat-related tasks from squad live-fire exercises to helicopter air insertion and airborne assault training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy) AF, Army units team up to enhance interoperability
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during joint forcible entry exercise Spartan Agoge, at Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016.
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An Andros F6 robot approaches an improvised explosive device in the back of a vehicle at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2016. The 51st Civil Engineer squadron explosive ordnance team responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle during Exercise Beverly Herd 16-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo) Exercise Beverly Herd 16-2 kicks off at Osan
Exercise Beverly Herd 16-2, a quarterly exercise flexing Team Osan’s war-fighting muscles, kicked off Aug. 23.
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Airmen from the 51st Maintenance Group discuss preflight inspections during Exercise Beverly Herd 16-2 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The 51st MXG maintain and inspect the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, which provides close air support, air strike control and combat search and rescue capabilities to the 51st Fighter Wing in support of the defense of the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman) Osan maintainers keeps A-10s ready for contingency, exercise operations
U.S. Airmen with the 51st Maintenance Group (MXG) participate in Exercise Beverly Herd (BH) 16-2 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea (ROK), Aug. 23, 2016.
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U.S. Army Soldiers from the 228th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve unit construct tents in support of a medical exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 18, 2016. The 228th CSH will be conducting joint exercises with the 35th Medical Group over the course of a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers) Air Force, Army medics train together during MEDEX 16
More than 60 U.S. Army Soldiers with the 228th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve unit arrived at Misawa Air Base, Aug. 16, to participate in the joint exercise MEDEX 16 with Airmen assigned to the 35th Medical Group.
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