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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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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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Members from Naval Air Facility Atsugi observe as personnel take JP-8 fuel samples from an R-11 refueling trucks at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2016. The training allowed members to be prepared to support Navy aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during exercise Cope North. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka) Yokota Airmen help prepare Sailors for refuels
Airmen fuelers from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron provided essential training on the R-11 refueling trucks to Sailors from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, at Yokota Air Base Jan. 25-29. The training allowed members to prepare to support Navy aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during exercise Cope North.
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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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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.
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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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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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