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Capts. Christopher Fukui and Joshua McNelley are assigned to the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Both Airmen are descendants of sailors who fought in the Battle of Midway during World War II. Fukui’s great-grandfather, Chisato Morita, commanded the Imperial Japanese Navy Midway Flying Corps aboard the aircraft carrier Akagi and McNelley’s grandfather, Ray Sorton, a U.S. Navy Sailor, manned an anti-aircraft gun during the battle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Allies in a new era
Two captains stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, discovered that their military roots go deeper than they had anticipated. Both Airmen are descendants of sailors who fought in the Battle of Midway in World War II, although fighting on opposite sides.
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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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Airmen prepare seating in a C-130 Hercules during Vigilant Ace 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2015. Multiple C-130s were inspected, reconfigured and fueled in preparation of flights for Vigilant Ace, a U.S. and South Korea combined exercise aimed at enhancing operational and tactical level coordination through combined and joint combat training. The exercise also provided critical training for the Airmen of the 374th Airlift Wing to maintain peace and stability in Japan and the entire Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) Yokota enhances capabilities through exercise
Members of the 374th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Vigilant Ace 16 from Nov. 1-10, in conjunction with a Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base. Vigilant Ace is a large-scale exercise on the Korean Peninsula designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and allied forces through combined combat training.
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Members of Team Yokota pose with Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody at the 5th station before beginning the hike to the summit of Mount Fuji, Japan, July 11, 2015. Hikers bus to the 5th station at nearly 7,000 ft. altitude before beginning the trek. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker/Released) CMSAF, Airmen display resiliency on Mt. Fuji
Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, tested many of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars as they climbed Japan's tallest mountain on July 11. To reach the summit of Mount Fuji, hikers had to climb over 5,000 feet, starting at the fifth station at an altitude of 7,562 feet, and ending at the summit at an altitude of 12,389 feet. They were also joined by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 80th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, takes off at Jungwon AB, South Korea, during Buddy Wing 15-6, July 8, 2015. Buddy Wing exercises are conducted multiple times throughout the year to sharpen interoperability between U.S. and South Korean forces so, if the need arises, they are always ready to fight as a combined force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) US, South Korea pilots soar at Buddy Wing 15-6
F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots from the 80th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, practiced combined flying operations alongside counterparts from the South Korean air force’s 19th Fighter Wing at Jungwon AB during Buddy Wing 15-6, July 7-10.
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