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  • U.S., Indonesian air forces kickoff exercise Cope West 2018

    Exercise Cope West 2018 (CW18), a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces officially kicked off March 12, with an opening ceremony held at the at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia.
  • 374th MDG pharmacy: Ensuring readiness

    With approximately 35,000 beneficiaries around Yokota Air Base, Camp Zama, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, and the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, the 374th Medical Group pharmacy dispenses around 175 prescription medications a day, making it one of the busiest sections of the hospital.The pharmacy is charged with providing safe, timely and effective medications
  • Navy Super Hornets leave nest, soar skies with Air Force Falcons

    Several U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, honed joint-integration tactics with Misawa Air Base’s F-16 Fighting Falcons across Northern Japan skies, Feb. 28.Falcon and Super Hornet pilots worked together to rapidly plan, execute and debrief a defensive counter air
  • Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps

    While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
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  • U.S., Indonesian air forces set to participate in Cope West 2018

    Units from the U.S. Air Force and the Indonesian air force will participate in the Cope West 2018 Field Training Exercise in Indonesia March 12-23, 2018.
  • JBER recognizes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Each March, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson participates in Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign aimed at educating service members, families, retirees and civilian employees about the needs of people with traumatic brain injury.
  • Japan Soldiers break language barriers, shadow U.S. Airmen

    Approximately 20 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, visited with the 35th FW Airmen as part of their basic English course, March 5.
  • Misawa defenders secure PACAF-level award

    Team Misawa’s 35th Security Forces Squadron received the Pacific Air Forces’ outstanding medium security forces unit of 2017, beating nine other bases in the command.The squadron consists of 225 U.S. Air Force active duty, civilian and Japanese national members divided among three flights, with two elements each.The SFS team safeguarded
  • Yokota C-130Js exercise new refueling capabilities

    C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron have exercised a new refueling capability during exercise COPE NORTH 2018 (CN18) at Tinian U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Feb. 26.The Helicopter Expedient Refuel System (HERS) allows the 36 AS C-130s the rapid deployment of refueling assets in an austere environment,