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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, left, the Pacific Air Forces' command chief, shakes hands with Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, right, during a visit at Misawa AIr Base, Japan, July 11, 2017. During his tour, Johnson met with various shops and organizations while sharing his goals for improving PACAF's enlisted force so they can work at their optimal level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) PACAF command chief receives Wild Weasel welcome
The Pacific Air Forces’ command chief received a base tour, here, July 10 – 13, to visit various shops and organizations while sharing his goals for improving PACAF’s enlisted force so they can work at their highest level.Previously a security forces Defender, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, the PACAF command chief since November 2016, now leads
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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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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nary Kong-Choup, a team member with the 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics intermediate section electronic warfare section, assembles a breakout box at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 1, 2016. Kong-Choup was one of seven Airmen who took the initiative on building this device, saving time and requiring less manpower to operate. The apparatus connects to parts on F-16 Fighting Falcons, called line replacement units, and inspects the integrity of electrical pathways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) Avionics Airmen create money saving, innovative device
F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics specialists maintain and repair a wide range of electronics systems in the aircraft, ranging from communications to flight controls. To keep up with a demanding operations tempo, Misawa’s avionics Airmen developed a device to make their performance even more efficient, completing the project in July.
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Airman 1st Class Justin Wanke, a 67th Air Maintenance Unit electricity and environmental specialist, helps conduct a cabin pressure test on an F-15E Strike Eagle, Jan. 8, 2016, on the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cabin pressure tests are conducted to prevent hypoxia, a lack of oxygen reaching muscle tissue, from occurring in pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Emerick) Avionics technicians provide brains behind brawn
Air Force avionics technicians provide the brains behind the brawn that keeps the F-15 Eagle flying. Despite its size, nearly 64 feet from nose to tail and almost 43 feet from wingtip to wingtip, the F-15 is a highly maneuverable mechanical monster in the air. Avionics technicians help ensure these aircraft are always prepared and ready for flight.
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