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  • Gathering the tools to lead

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base hosted its first Squadron Superintendent Course for approximately a dozen senior noncommissioned officers, March 11 through 14. Senior NCOs from different squadrons under the 18th Wing attended the two-and-a-half-day course to develop themselves for future or current roles as superintendents.
  • UPDATE: Air Force concludes Lake Ogawara cleanup, remains on standby

    Members with the 35th Fighter Wing concluded Lake Ogawara cleanup operations, March 16, following three weeks of bilateral work.The 35th FW continues to provide a liaison at the lake and has an on-call spill team in the case the local community discovers debris or survey sample results determine remaining JP-8 fuel in the lake or wildlife.Since the
  • Japan Air Support Commander visits PACAF

    Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, greets Lt. Gen. Masashi Yamada, commander of Japan Air Support Command, after his arrival to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, March 13, 2018. During his time at JBPH-H, Yamada met with leadership and toured the 613th Air Operations Center (AOC) in an effort to
  • Alaska Guardsmen conduct operations in frozen Beaufort Sea

    More than 50 Alaska National Guardsmen are supporting the U.S. Navy's Ice Exercise several hundred miles north of the Alaskan coastline. The training is linked to the Alaska National Guard's Arctic Eagle 2018, a statewide exercise involving national, state and local agencies designed to provide opportunities for participants to conduct sustained
  • Airmen conduct training during COPE TIGER 2018

    A pilot with the 44th Fighter Squadron prepares for an aerial training exercise during COPE TIGER 2018, Korat Air Base, Thailand, March 12, 2018. Cope Tiger provides a unique opportunity for U.S./Thai/Singaporean military personnel to train together, increasing combat readiness, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities. (U.S.
  • AFPC conducts test of revised Base of Preference program on seven career fields

    Beginning April 2018, the Air Force’s Personnel Center will launch a test on how it delivers information to Airmen for the Base of Preference program. The test will provide increased visibility of available locations to Airmen in seven Air Force Specialty Codes, to start. If the program proves successful, AFPC will expand it. The goal is Air
  • Female crew chief overcomes adversity, joins PACAF F-16 Demo Team

    It’s been more than a decade since a woman joined the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team, and in late January, Senior Airman Emily Wall, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, broke social norms introducing something new to the aerial demo team. Growing up the youngest of seven siblings, she wanted a life of her own, different than
  • COPE TIGER 2018 begins

    Air and ground units from the United States, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Republic of Singapore will participate in the Cope Tiger 2018 exercise in Thailand March 12-23, 2018.Cope Tiger is an annual trilateral aerial exercise aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability between the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Thai Air
  • Air Force releases FY17 Air Force acquisition report

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson released the fiscal year 2017 Air Force Acquisition Annual Report March 13, 2018.
  • UPDATE: U.S. Navy salvage operations conclude, U.S. Air Force spill team efforts continue

    U.S. Navy divers from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Sasebo concluded cleanup efforts, March 13, after salvaging all recoverable tank debris.The U.S. Air Force spill team continues fuel detection and cleanup operations.  This is the final phase of cleanup efforts.The team detected no remaining fuel from March 8 through 13. Additionally,