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  • Airmen, Sailors build bonds during LIMA 19

    The C-17 team lead, is drenched in sweat, his face bright red. The heat index is well over one-hundred degrees and half-moon circles creep through his flight suit, the humidity soaring off the charts. Yet he doesn’t seem to mind, letting it roll right off of him like water off a duck’s back. After he takes the first selfie with a joyful teenage visitor, a line of adults, adolescents and children form a line around him, all of them patiently waiting their turn to take a photo with him.
  • Eielson maintainers assist Diamond Shield 2019

    United States and Australian air force units supported joint operations as part of the Royal Australian Air Force Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC) during Diamond Shield 2019. Similar to weapons school for U.S. Air Force pilots, the AWIC trains Airmen on valuable tactics, techniques and procedures. Diamond Shield provides an opportunity for AWIC students to integrate with U.S. Air Force assets and Airmen.
  • 25th Fighter Squadron arrives at Balikatan ‘19

    A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 25th Fighter Squadron landed at Clark Air Base, Philippines, March 29, 2019, for Exercise Balikatan. Balikatan is an annual exercise between the U.S. and the Philippines and comes from a Tagalog phrase meaning "shoulder-to-shoulder," representing the partnership between the two countries. The exercise helps maintain a high level of readiness and responsiveness, and it enhances combined military-to-military relations and capabilities.
  • U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific spreads joy through song

    While all eyes are set on the skies for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019, the Air Force Band of the Pacific, from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, drew their own crowd as they entertained guests across Langkawi, Malaysia from March 25-30, 2019.
  • Airpower on display at LIMA 19

    U.S. Air Force service members and aircraft participate in the biennial Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 from March 26-30 in Sirat, Malaysia. LIMA is a multinational event that demonstrates the military-to-military ties between the U.S. and Malaysian armed forces.
  • 23rd EBS brings bomber support to Diamond Shield 2019

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Diamond Shield 2019 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, March 18, 2019.
  • U.S., Singapore, Thailand wrap up field training exercise

    The 25th iteration of Cope Tiger, a multilateral field training exercise executed by U.S., Royal Thai and Republic of Singapore air forces, concluded with a closing ceremony attended by the U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander, RTAF commander-in-chief, and RSAF chief of staff-air staff at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 22, 2019.
  • Two nations, one mission: U.S. TACP, Thai CCT join forces

    The U.S. tactical air control party Airmen lower tactical vests over their heads with practiced confidence, quietly relaying a composure born of constant training. They strap their helmets on and prepare for the first strike of the day. This is where their “normal” duties end, though. The TACPs are not focused on honing their own skills today; they are here to train their multilateral partners as part of the Cope Tiger 2019 exercise.
  • U.S. air, naval forces participate in Malaysia international exhibition

    United States Air Force and Navy service members, aircraft and ships have arrived in Malaysia to take part in the biennial Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 from March 26-30.
  • Singapore visit hightlights PACAF, RSAF partnership

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander met with the Singapore Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Force and Chief of Air Force during a multi-day visit to Singapore, March 19-20, 2019. Brown visited Sembawang and Changi Air Bases and received a tour of a state-of-the-art Singaporean A330-MRTT, Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. He also discussed strengthening PACAF's relationship with the Singapore Air Force.