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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Schofield, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter, turns a valve handle Feb. 7, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Due to cold temperatures in Alaska, the firefighters are only able to conduct limited training on their truck’s pumps; this simulator will allow much needed training throughout the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps
While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
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Always Prepare: Kadena opens gates to Chatan town during tsunami exercise Always Prepare
Okinawan and military first responders hosted a bilateral natural disaster exercise at Kadena Air Base Feb. 28, 2018, to test and improve evacuation procedures between members of Team Kadena and the local community.
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Alaskan Aggressors support 3rd Wing combat readiness Alaskan Aggressors support PACAF 5th Gen readiness
Training never stops, at least not for the 354th Fighter Wing’s 18th Aggressor Squadron. The unit works tirelessly year-round to support continuous combat readiness and enhance U.S. and partner nations’ skills and capabilities.
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AG 18-1 Alaska fighter wing enhances 'fight tonight' readiness
Prepare, deploy, and enable Airmen; that is the mission of the 354th Fighter Wing. To ensure preparedness for any contingency operations that may arise, Eielson routinely conducts various exercises to prepare its Airmen.
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Air Crew Summit Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis
More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
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Aviation Subject Matter Exchange Unites U.S., Philippine Airmen Aviation Subject Matter Exchange Unites U.S., Philippine Airmen
On August 16, 2017 airmen from Pacific Air Forces reunited with their counterparts from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines as part of an ongoing series of air contingent exchanges between military professionals.This marks the fifth iteration of the exchange, which empowers Filipino and American Airmen to share
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Cope Angel wings soar across mainland Japan Cope Angel strengthens alliances on mainland Japan
Team Misawa and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members executed exercise Cope Angel 17 side-by-side at Draughon Range and Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 9, for the first time on the country's mainland.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sonethasinh Sayasaeng, a 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics technician, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for an M7.1 upgrade at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. The upgrade will provide pilots with more tactical information to be applied to dynamic missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Misawa F-16s receive system upgrade to boost tactical power
As years pass technology continuously progresses, including the F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics systems, a warfighting computer reaping the benefits of man’s technological advancements.
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A U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35B Lightning II taxis on the flightline during forward area refueling point joint training exercise June 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training between services gave the Marine Corps a unique opportunity to practice joint operations with the 353rd Special Operations Group by utilizing the MC-130J Commando II and MC-130H Talon II's unique ability to air deliver 18th Logistics Squadron ground refueling operations to forward deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) F-35 Conducs 1st Joint FARP EX at Kadena
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Marines and Airmen conducted the first ever joint forward area refueling point exercise involving the F-35B Lighting II June 26, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with Airman 1st Class Jeremy Daniels, 35th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, during his Pacific Air Forces’ immersion tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 9, 2017. Wright toured various work centers, focusing his visit on innovative Airmen who contribute to the overall growth of the Air Force. He also sat with Airmen and NCO’s to learn more about their concerns about the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) 18th CMSAF ventures to Misawa to listen, encourage
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright spoke with 35th Fighter Wing Airmen addressing their concerns and critical roles in the Indo-Asia-Pacific during his theater immersion tour, June 9.
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