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  • USAF, JGSDF conduct jump training, strengthen Yokota interoperability

    Since the exercise Keen Sword 19 last year, Airmen from the 374th Operations Group, Yokota Air Base, and Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, kept a focus on strengthening ties between the two by executing airborne proficiency operations with combat readiness and interoperability.
  • 305, 605 AMXS provide maintenance support during Talisman Sabre 19

    U.S. Air Force Airmen perform routine maintenance checks on a USAF KC-10 Extender July 16, 2019, at Brisbane International Airport, Australia. The Extender arrived July 12 to support major air operations for U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft operating out of RAAF Base Amberley for TS19.
  • Pacific Air Forces commander highlights 75th anniversary of command

    The Far East Air Forces (FEAF), or PACAF as we know it today, celebrates 75 years of service on August 3, 2019. PACAF's humble origins start as a subordinate command to the U.S. Army Forces Far East, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, and led by Lt Gen George Kenney. By 1945, the command expanded to include three Numbered Air Forces supporting operations in the Pacific Theater.
  • B-52s rotate in the Indo-Pacific

    B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, park on a flightline July 12, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. A new rotation of aircrews, maintenance personnel and aircraft assigned to the 69th EBS arrived on Guam to replace the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission. Since March 2004, Andersen has hosted the bomber mission designed to enhance regional security and provide reassurance to allies and partners the United States is capable of defending its national security interests in the Indo-Pacific region. The Airmen arriving from the 69th EBS will be on Guam to conduct CBP operations and training.
  • F-22s arrive at Talisman Sabre 19

    F-22 Raptors assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, arrive at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley for exercise Talisman Sabre 19, July 9, 2019. Talisman Sabre provides effective and intense training to ensure U.S. Forces are combat ready, capable, interoperable, and deployable on short notice. The month-long exercise involves U.S. and Australian forces.
  • JBER sends responders to Swan Lake fire

    On June 5, 2019, lightning struck the refuge around Swan Lake, in the Kenai Peninsula, only 140 miles from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. It eventually turned into a 94,000-plus acre wildfire.
  • Airmen cultivate leadership qualities through Ranger Assessment Course

    A small formation of Airmen gather around a flagpole, next to it is a large rock with the words, “Not for the weak or fainthearted” painted in bright yellow, box letters. An authoritative voice can be heard, “Varela, first stanza. Fundis, second stanza. Dickerson, third stanza. Gardner, fourth stanza. Pace, fifth stanza. Good, sixth stanza.” As six Airmen are chosen, they make their way to the front of the formation and stand face-to-face with their peers – three Airmen on either side of a pedestal.
  • Readiness and Relationships

    The Arctic Engineers of the 673rd Civil Engineer Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, traveled to Gwangju Air Base, Korea in April to conduct a week-long base resiliency training event with local Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force engineers.
  • PAC ANGEL 19-1 wraps up in Bangladesh

    More than 50 U.S. military personnel, alongside service members from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, conducted several humanitarian assistance events throughout Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh, during Pacific Angel 19-1, June 22-28, 2019.
  • 8th SFS takes first at PACAF competition

    A team of 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders took first place, during Pacific Air Forces’ Advanced Combat Skills Assessment competition at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 24 to 28. The 8th SFS team competed against 10 teams of PACAF’s top defenders. Over the week, the 11 teams competed in numerous events that challenged the defenders’ mental and physical fortitude including hand-to-hand combatives, marksmanship, range estimation, physical fitness, land navigation and building clearing tactics.
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