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The 35th Operations Support Squadron intelligence analysts and Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts plot coordinates on a map in preparation for Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 26, 2017. RF-A is a field training exercise in a simulated combat environment that ensures the highest level of readiness within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto) U.S., Japan intel experts integrate during training
The 35th Operations Support Squadron intelligence analysts dedicated more than 50 hours, from May 22 to 26, to familiarizing four Japan Air Self-Defense Forces intelligence analysts from multiple bases throughout Japan, on skills and techniques required for Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 in order to improve interoperability between the U.S. and Japan.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman Destri Snow, 51st Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an MK-19 grenade launcher during a weapons qualification training at Camp Rodriguez, Republic of Korea, May 24, 2017. The training ensures that Defenders are vigilant and always ready to ‘Fight Tonight.’ (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Defenders sharpen skills, ready to 'Fight Tonight'
Members from the 51st and 8th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadrons participated in weapons training at Camp Rodriguez, Republic of Korea, May 23-24, 2017, ensuring the Defenders are vigilant and ready to Fight Tonight.
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from Misawa Air Base, Japan sit under sunshades at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 19, 2017. While deployed to Kunsan, the 14th Fighter Squadron have flown joint offensive counter-air, defensive counter-air and suppression of enemy air defenses – the primary capability at Misawa AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)
Fighter Squadrons excel from any location
Pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons, assigned to Misawa Air Base, swapped out temporary duty locations after a month spent at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, respectively, May 26.
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Members of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team pause for a photo prior to launching from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to the Hofu Air Festival, May 21, 2017. Due to the runway being too short for the F-16 Fighting Falcon to take-off and land, the show was staged, meaning the jet launched from a different location than where the air show took place. The PACAF F-16 Demonstration Team is comprised of members from 13th Fighter Squadron, 14th FS and 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The team includes one pilot, two narrators, one safety observer, a superintendent and a maintenance team composed of three crew chiefs and four specialists, responsible for the aircraft's avionics and electrical systems and engines. (Courtesy photo) PACAF F-16 Demo Team strengthens bonds through professionalism
The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team from Misawa Air Base, Japan performed at the Hofu Air Festival, giving approximately 30,000 spectators a front row seat to the power and maneuverability of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, May 21.
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Ralph Stoffler, Air Force Director of Weather, listens as Lt. Col. Marc Greene, 15 Operations Support Squadron commander gives the,“Attack on Oahu” historical perspective April 3, 2017 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The "Attack on Oahu" historical perspective ties history to current challenges faced in the Pacific theater today. Stoffler visited JBPH-H for the PACAF 2017 Weather Symposium held there April 10-14. (Courtesy Photo) Weather experts discuss challenges, capabilities at PACAF 2017 Weather Symposium
If there is one variable that can impact the capabilities and daily operations of U.S. forces in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, it is weather. Pacific Air Force’s area of responsibility covers 51 percent of the Earth’s surface and is home to 60 percent of the world’s population, prompting the region to be at the forefront of weather awareness and readiness.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan, participates in Distant Frontier at a range near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 16, 2017. DF training ensures proficiency in mission capabilities to prepare for real-world scenarios in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Araceli Alarcon) Live ammunition training prepares Airmen for Red Flag
With a backdrop of blue skies and miles of mountain ranges, Misawa maintainers and pilots walk the flight line of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, with a crucial mindset and mission in hand--fight tonight.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Danielle Clemons, 18th Medical Group Medical Services Account cashier, works at her station May 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Clemons recently provided medical assistance to a local family upon witnessing a car accident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Kadena Airmen respond to roadside accident
Upon witnessing a horrific car accident occur, weekend plans for two Airmen changed from sight-seeing to life-saving.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shannon Hutto, a 35th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, poses for a photo overlooking the flight line at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 17, 2017. Deployments, TDYs and permanent changes of station, all epitomize the life of a U.S. military NCO. Hutto’s seen more combat than most Airmen see in their entire career and spent months, totaling years, away from his family. All these experiences have taught this Enterprise, Alabama, native what it takes to be a leader in today’s Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Airman overcomes rough start, inspires others
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shannon Hutto shares combat stories that helped him realize his leadership potential and taught him how to care for his Airmen today, tomorrow and for years to come.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brent Sheehan, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, left, Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th FW vice commander and Col. David Mineau, the 354th FW commander, stand at attention as the Secretary of State’s plane arrives May 10, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed at Eielson on his way to the 10th Annual Arctic Council Ministerial, the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson supports visit from Secretary of State
On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Holloway, a 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, poses for a photo in front of a KC-135T Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., May 9, 2017, during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor) Tanker crews ensure mission success during Northern Edge 17
Twice a day during Northern Edge 2017, maintainers work to ensure each pilot’s jet is prepped, properly fueled and ready to fly.
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