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  • First arctic survival kits installed in Eielson F-35As

    Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing developed a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II, in November of 2019. Now, 11 months later, the first kits are being installed in Eielson’s F-35A fleet. Eielson’s F-35As are the first of the Air Force’s fleet to be stationed in an arctic climate, which drove the need for a new survival kit. After months of research, development and testing, the design was sent to the 354th Operations Group commander for approval. In April the kit was given the “green light” and aircrew flight equipment Airmen got busy building them for the approaching winter.
  • Range day showcases Wild Weasel mission

    Members of Team Misawa attended the annual Range Day event hosted by the 35th Operations Group at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 9, 2020.
  • Navy mechanics keep Growlers in the air during Red Flag-Alaska 21-1

    U.S. Navy aircraft mechanics assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 perform maintenance on an EA-18G Growler during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2020. RED FLAG-Alaska exercises are designed to provide training for deployed aircrew, maintenance and support personnel in sustainment of large-force
  • Combined Federal Campaign kickoffs in Hawaii-Pacific Region

    The Air Force kicked off this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) in the Hawaii-Pacific zone as the lead agency October 5, 2020.
  • B-1Bs conduct joint, bilateral training with Koku-Jieitai, US Navy in Indo-Pacific

    A pair of B-1B Lancers launched from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to conduct a joint and bilateral Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission in the Indo-Pacific, Sept. 30.
  • ‘Dicemen’ take comms behind the scenes

    The 90th Fighter Squadron hosted a first-of-its-kind immersion tour for nine Airmen with the 673d Communications Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 21 kicks off

    Red Flag-Alaska 21, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, is scheduled to begin Oct. 8 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through Oct. 23. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment.
  • Tower controllers ensure safety of flight

    The art of juggling requires tons of coordination, training and consistent precision. Jugglers must be confident with every move, because one mistake can lead to failure. Air traffic controllers are the jugglers of the airfield, coordinating with the flightline and consistently training to ensure a safe and expeditious flow of air traffic and travel.
  • US Space Force stands up first-ever Okinawa unit

    The rainy Okinawa typhoon season paused for a brief moment on a warm afternoon allowing members of the 16th Space Control Squadron, 16th Expeditionary Space Flight-Alpha, the opportunity to transfer from the United States Air Force into the United States Space Force. The new USSF members are the latest from both the officer and enlisted ranks to raise their right hands and officially transfer. These members are the first USSF members on Okinawa and represent a small portion of the more than 2,400 Air Force personnel selected for transfer.
  • 15th Wing hosts Pacific Air Forces Commander

    The Sky Warriors welcomed Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and his wife, Cindy Wilsbach, with much aloha Sept. 28.