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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a two-day surge exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 5, 2016. Along with standard maintenance to aircraft before and after flight, weapons load crew teams armed the aircraft to simulate a combat environment. During deployed operations, loading is essential for the F-16’s air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released) F-16s surge during two-day drill at Misawa
Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a two-day surge exercise April 4 through 5 with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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2016
Maj. Charles Trickey, a 461st Flight Test Squadron F-35 Lightning II experimental test pilot, successfully fires the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30 over China Lake Weapon Range, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chad Bellay) Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.
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2016
A B-52 Stratofortress sits on the flightline March 21, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The strategic global strike capability of B-52’s deters potential adversaries and provides reassurance to allies and partners that the U.S. is capable to defend its national security interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot/Released) 69th EBS takes off from Andersen AFB
The U.S. conducts continuous bomber presence operations in the theater as part of a routine, forward deployed, global strike capability to support regional security and our allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
0 3/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: Operation Tomodachi
Operation Tomodachi was the U.S. and Japanese response to the devastation brought by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, and tsunami, that struck off the coast of Japan. Airmen from all over the Pacific helped in the recovery efforts.
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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
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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2016
An F-15 Eagle takes off during an Aviation Training Relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2015. Fifteen jets from Kadena AB, Japan, trained during a two-week exercise. The exercise allowed F-15 Eagle pilots to train alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft while overcoming language barriers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter) Misawa, Kadena Airmen strengthen bilateral ties
Aircraft and personnel from Kadena Air Base, Misawa AB and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated in Aviation Training Relocation Dec. 1-18 here.
0 12/23
2015
Staff Sgt. Tyler Derr, a 732nd Air Mobility Squadron avionics specialist, deices a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2015. There is always a person in the truck, one in the deicer and one on the ground to make sure the aircraft is deiced all around. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales) Aircraft with cold shoulder
While the roads and parking lots on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have snow plows clearing the way, global ground-support aircraft deicers clear aircraft for the skies.
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2015
Australian Army Cpl. Teome Matamua and Sgt. Phillip McIllvaney, 176th Air Dispatch Squadron loadmasters, deliver the first low-cost, low-altitude bundle of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 to the island of Mogmog, Dec. 8, 2015. Australian and Japanese C-130 Hercules aircrews for the first time joined U.S. Airmen during the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop which provided critical supplies to 56 islands throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. It highlighted the U.S. and allied airpower capabilities to orient and respond to activities in peacetime and crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katrina Brisbin) US, Australia, Japan launch 2015 Operation Christmas Drop
With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircraft, aircrews and support personnel with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid disaster relief training by delivering donated goods via C-130s to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote, populated islands.
0 12/09
2015
Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight discuss the location of simulated unexploded ordnance during a training scenario at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 6, 2015. EOD training usually consists of deployed IED scenarios, mine detection and electronic countermeasures to ensure their fight tonight readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards) Explosive threats no match for Osan EOD
Whether a faulty 9 mm pistol round or a pipe bomb meant to cause harm, there is one shop that holds the responsibility of disarming and disposing of these dangerous objects. With their extensive and rigorous training, the Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight protect the Airmen and families at Osan Air Base from any explosive threat.
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2015
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