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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kelly Coats, a 35th Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, poses for a photo on the flight line at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 25, 2017. In her capacity, Coats cares for the maintenance of runways, lighting and other airfield components and systems, and helps ensure all takeoffs and landings can proceed without incident. When she’s not working, she’s drawing the base’s comic strip, “Airmanitis.” Coats’ art is her escape from reality lending to her resiliency as a warfighter in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Airman finds resiliency through art
The dust whips across the street as she makes her way home from the library. Sweat drips from her brow as the hot, California sun shoos her inside.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright shakes hands with an Airman assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron as he takes a tour of the squadrons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 6, 2017. 8th SFS showcased their role in the first priority of Wolf Pack’s mission to, “Defend the Base.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) CMSAF reinforces importance of Kunsan Airmen in Pacific
The 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright, met with Airmen from Kunsan Air Base during his visit to the Pacific theatre June 6.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, speaks with Airmen during an all-call at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2017. During the all-call, O’Shaughnessy spoke to Airmen about several topics including leadership philosophies, command priorities, and what Airmen can expect from him as well as what he expects from them. COMPACAF visits JBER, talks of changing Pacific Theater
Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Feb. 5 to 7, to thank Airmen for their dedication to the command’s mission, and learn about operations and readiness at the base.
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2017
Twelve U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and the 34th EBS, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., sit beside one another on the flightline Feb. 6, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1s are highly versatile, multi-mission weapon systems capable of tracking, targeting and engaging moving vehicles as well as allowing aircrew to receive targeting data from the Combined Air Operations Center or other command and control assets to strike emerging targets rapidly and efficiently. The U.S. military has maintained a deployed strategic bomber presence in the Pacific since March 2004, which has contributed significantly to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger/Released) Dyess Airmen take over second B-1 deployment to Guam
Several B-1B Lancers and Airmen with the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, deployed to Andersen AFB, Feb. 6 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.
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2017
Eva Hake wears a pendant memorializing her late son, Senior Airman Jeremy Jutba-Hake, 36th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2016. The pendant was a gift given to her on behalf of his fellow Airmen from his squadron commander after Jutba-Hake passed away during Operation Christmas Drop 2015. On day two of OCD 2016, Jutba-Hake’s colleagues, friends and family gathered for a remembrance ceremony before beginning the day’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker/Released) Operation Christmas Drop crews remember an Airman
Service members from the United States, Australia and Japan air forces gathered around the open cargo hold of a C-130 Hercules Dec. 6, 2016, here to remember Senior Airman Jeremy Jutba-Hake. Hake was a C-130H instructor loadmaster from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, who collapsed during post-flight duties and later died
0 12/09
2016
Delegates from the Royal Thai and Philippine air forces spread concrete in a cast to make a wall used for tilt-up construction May 18, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Pacific Unity 16-1 tilt-up workshop is a Pacific Air Forces-led engagement focusing on a series of civil engineering subject-matter expert exchanges designed to increase partner capabilities, military relations and regional stability for the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo) Pacific Unity: Breaking down barriers by raising walls
Eight delegates from the Philippine air force and Royal Thai air force came to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to work with Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron for Pacific Unity 16-1, a subject-matter expert exchange.
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2016
Capt. Naseem Ghandour, 554th RED HORSE Squadron civil engineer, facilitates a discussion with delegates of the Philippine Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force during the Pacific Unity multilateral tilt-up construction workshop May 10, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Pacific Unity engagements facilitate the building of military partnerships, building capacity, and increasing interoperability among the U.S. Air Force and participating nations. Structures built with the tilt-up construction method are resistant to natural disasters such as typhoons, which are prevalent throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo) International military engineers partner during Pacific Unity
Military representatives kicked off Pacific Unity 16-1, a multilateral civil engineering subject-matter expert exchange, May 9, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Civil engineer experts from Pacific Air Forces and 554th RED HORSE Squadron are co-hosting the event to reinforce strong professional relationships and cooperation among participating
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2016
U.S. Staff Sgt. Barret Chappelle, a 354th Security Forces military working dog (MWD) handler, works with MWD Cage at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 7, 2016. Military working dogs from Eielson work alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets at the top of the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Paws below zero
Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
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2016
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, performs preflight checks Feb. 4, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.  Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th FS are deployed to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North enhances U.S. relations with regional allies and partners by demonstrating the U.S. Air Force’s resolve to promote security and stability throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot) Misawa F-16s deploy to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016
Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th Fighting Squadron are deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North is an annual event that focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and large force employment in an effort to enhance interoperability among forces from the U.S., Japan, Australia, South
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2016
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Nov. 25, 2015) - U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Delamater, Chief of Pacific Air Forces Advanced and Warfighter Integration Division, and Senior Captain Liang Yang, Deputy Director Operations Department, Navy Headquarters, Peoples Liberation Army, sign the meeting minutes for the bi-annual Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) talks, held Nov. 21-24, at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces. The bilateral MMCA talks are a long-standing mechanism designed to provide open and transparent communication to address concerns and develop common understandings between U.S. and PRC air and naval forces in order to avoid unsafe incidents and minimize risk. (Photo by U.S. Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs)
U.S., China conclude bilateral maritime talks
Military representatives from the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China met at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Nov. 21-24 for bilateral talks concerning  military air and naval safety.The overall goal of the long-standing bi-annual talks, known as the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA), is to provide a mechanism for open and
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2015
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