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U.S. Air Force (USAF), Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) members utilize a central command information tent as a HUB to perform logistical re-supply, medical evacuation, troop movement and humanitarian assistance during exercise COPE NORTH 18 at Tinian, U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Feb. 21. Through exercises and engagements during COPE NORTH, USAF, Koku Jieitai and RAAF increase interoperability for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail) HA/DR exercise concludes at COPE NORTH 18
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -The 5-day humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) portion of exercise COPE NORTH 18, which allowed U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) to practice HA/DR relief efforts, concluded Feb. 23, 2018.
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(Right) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Francis, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, treats a simulated patient during an aeromedical mission over Rota, U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, during exercise COPE NORTH 18, Feb. 19. Tri-lateral aeromedical personnel train at COPE NORTH 18
Personnel from multiple nations conducted aeromedical missions during the Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) portion of exercise COPE NORTH 18 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Feb. 19, 2018. U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and USAF
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, left, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officers Junji Miura, center, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, and Tsuyoshi Endo, right, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, discuss plans to celebrate Endo's retirement next month with a small family gathering during a "tea time" meeting in the 3rd AW's headquarters at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. Ventura's deep understanding of his host nation's language and culture cemented him relationships with two life-long friends who now consider him, "like family." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) More than allies: Immigrant Airman forges intercultural friendships
An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
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Team Misawa supports Wisconsin guardsmen, executes mission Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea
Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
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Night moves U.S., Japan transport cargo, Airmen over 1,000 miles
Transporting more than 100,000 lbs. of cargo and 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen over 1,000 miles to Tsuiki Air Base, Japan didn’t happen on a whim. In fact, it required months of coordination between eight agencies from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron to the Japan Ministry of Defense.
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2017
Airman drummer beats adversity with style Airman drummer beats adversity with style
Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life was and is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airman.Since birth Airman 1st Class Kyle Henaire’s parents believed he was destined to have an instrument in his hands.“When he was an infant, we took him in for his six-month checkup and the doctors told us
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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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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 16, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis) Red Flag-Alaska affords Airmen experience of a lifetime
The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
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Japan Ground Self Defense Force members observe Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment load a Patriot missile battery onto a C-17 Globe Master III March 14, 2017, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The C-17 Globe Master III is capable of carrying payloads up to 169,000 pounds (76,657 kilograms). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) U.S., Japan conduct joint-bilateral training
Japan Self-Defense Force members conducted bilateral training with U.S. Soldiers and Airmen March 14 and 16 to strengthen relations and increase readiness.
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies in formation with Republic of Korea F-15Ks and F-16s in the vicinity of the Republic of Korea March 21, 2017. The sortie was carried out as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission. U.S. Air Force bomber conducts bilateral training missions with Japanese and South Korean Counterparts
On March 21st a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan with Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16s carried out in ROK airspace.
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