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U.S. Air Force Capt. Matt Davis, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in formation with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, March 14, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The training sortie marked the first air refueling mission with F-35s in the 909th ARS’s area of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) 909th ARS conducts F-35 inaugural refueling
The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted the inaugural aerial-refueling mission with F-35B Lightning IIs from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 14, over the Pacific Ocean.
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons conduct air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, over Northern Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. Pilots must maintain tanker qualification every six months to stay proficient and capable. Midair refueling also extends a pilots warfare capabilities by almost two hours, potentially saving more lives during combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) Tennessee tanker fuels Misawa mission
In order to provide rapid crisis response around the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater to sustain the “fight tonight” motto, the 35th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons must practice their global reach as if it’s a real-world scenario.
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U.S. Air Force Captain’s Karan Bansal, left, and Kyle McCullough, KC-135 Stratotanker pilots assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, orient to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, May 12, 2016. The JPARC consists of all the land, air, sea, space and cyberspace used for military training in Alaska, providing unmatched opportunities for present and future Service, joint, interagency and multinational training and is comprised of approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace, 2,490 square miles of land space with 1.5 million acres of maneuver land and 42,000 square nautical miles of sea and airspace in the Gulf of Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty) Essential players in RED FLAG-Alaska exercise
RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, enabling joint and international units to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability in a realistic threat environment.
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A B-52 Stratofortress flies through the sky Feb. 20 during the 2016 Pacific Air Partners Open House at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The open house included aircraft displays and demonstrations including military vehicles, missile and bomb exhibits, military working dog demonstrations and an explosive ordnance disposal robot demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez) Andersen hosts Pacific Air Partners Open House
Long lines and huge crowds filled the Andersen AFB flightline Feb. 20. The scene, reminiscent of something one might see at an amusement park, was Andersen opening its doors to the public for the 2016 Pacific Air Partners Open House.More than 23,000 Guam residents, tourists and military members alike received the opportunity to walk around the
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Maj. Curtis Voltz, 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard chief of weapons and tactics, pilots an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training mission Feb. 2, 2016 over the Pacific Ocean. Deployed here as part of the Theater Security Package, the 112th EFS provides combat fighter assets to augment forces already operating in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot) Ohio ANG F-16s refuel over Pacific Ocean
Deployed here as part of the Theater Security Package, the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, provides combat fighter assets to augment forces already operating in the Pacific theater. 
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