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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.
0 6/09
2017
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, descends from a Navy MH-60 Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25), during a combat search and rescue training exercise at Andersen South, Guam, June 5, 2017. Service members from Task Force Talon, HSC-25, and the 36th Wing joined together to practice survival, evasion, resistance and escape procedures, emergency evacuation techniques and quick reaction force training. This is the first time these units participated in a combat search and rescue exercise together on Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt./Joshua Smoot) Joint exercise tests combat search, rescue capabilities
U.S. Service members completed a joint combat search and rescue exercise to practice survival, evasion, resistance and escape procedures in a controlled combat environment.
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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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A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off during exercise Northern Edge 17, May 8, 2017. The U-2 is participating for the first time in Northern Edge, the joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with critical training. U-2 makes first appearance during Northern Edge 17
Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during previous Northern Edge exercises you would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.
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2017
The 2017 annual weapons load crew competition begins at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 13, 2017. The competition included members from the 35th and 80th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 38th Fighter Group, Republic of Korea Air Force, located here, the 25th and 36th AMUs, operating out of Osan Air Base and the 14th AMU, from Misawa Air Base. This is the first time Kunsan Air Base hosted a load crew competition that included members not stationed in Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)  Competition tests capabilities, efficiency of U.S., Republic of Korea weapons loaders
Kunsan hosted the 2017 annual weapons load crew competition, which included members from the 35th and 80th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 38th Fighter Group, Republic of Korea Air Force, located here, the 25th and 36th AMUs, operating out of Osan Air Base and the 14th AMU, from Misawa Air Base.
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Oriana Skylar Mastro, an Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee assigned to Pacific Air Force, gives a lecture on the Chinese military. Captain Mastro is a political-military affairs strategist at PACAF and is an assistant professor of security studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. AF Reservist, top China strategist at Pacific Air Forces
Forty-six weeks out of the year, Oriana Skylar Mastro goes to work along the banks of the Potomac River as an assistant professor of security studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
0 5/08
2017
F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-2 Viper Zeros prepare for take-off during a dissimilar air combat-training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2017. The F-16s had the duty of providing a suppression of enemy air defenses and escorting the F-2s into the targets area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers) Dissimilar air combat-training assures PACAF commitment
U.S. and Japanese pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing participated in dissimilar air combat-training as part of their monthly bilateral ritual here, last week.
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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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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Riddle, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, displays U.S. EOD equipment to Republic of Korea Air Force EOD  members at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 7, 2016. ROKAF EOD members visited with the U.S. EOD  team to learn how they train and what tools and techniques they use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released) U.S. and ROKAF EOD train to increase interoperability
8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians provided training and demonstrated techniques for the Republic of Korea Air Force EOD team at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Nov. 7, 2016. ROKAF and U.S. Airmen work together to integrate operations more effectively in order to deter aggression in the region. This training increases U.S. and ROK interoperability and ultimately enhances U.S. and ROK commitments to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Colville McFee)
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2016
Tech. Sgt. Randy Walgren, 36th Contingency Response Group, signals to a forklift operator to lower the forks as cargo is prepared for transport during a subject-matter expert exchange June 29, 2016, at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Participants of the SMEE exchanged knowledge on how each organization operates a forklift and the different hand signals they use to communicate a message. (U.S. Air
Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier/Released) Bolstering partnerships: USAF, Nepal exchange disaster relief best practices
Ten Airmen assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, participated with various Nepali organizations in a subject-matter expert exchange at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu June 24 to July 9.
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