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  • Travis Air Force Base Airmen confront arctic weather

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Airmen hosted a five-day training for Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., at JBER, Alaska, Nov. 18-22, 2019.
  • Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element ensures force protection during Gryphon Pacific 20-1

    Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element operations are an essential part of the expeditionary basing concept. Special operators are able to go anywhere and establish an airfield in order to bring in forces, refuel, rearm, and continue the mission wherever it’s needed. The purpose of Gryphon Pacific 20-1 was to employ lethal, agile, resilient forces throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. This was accomplished by conducting long-range expeditionary basing operations within a high-threat environment.
  • Yokota Commander talks bilateral future with Royal Australian Air Force partners

    374th Airlift Wing commander, Col. Otis C. Jones, and Chief Master Sgt. Nicole Wilson, 374th Communications Squadron chief enlisted manager, visited Australian military partners to discuss their priorities and Yokota Air Base's mission and capabilities as the Pacific Air Force’s airlift hub.During his one-week visit, Jones met with Royal Australian
  • Top airmen to gather for Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium

    Air chiefs and leadership from across the Indo-Pacific will gather for the 2019 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Pacific Air Forces Headquarters here Dec. 3 to 6, jointly hosted by Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, and Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., PACAF commander.
  • Iceman Spark tours University of Alaska Fairbanks, initiates innovative partnership

    The 354th Fighter Wing’s Iceman Spark executive council toured facilities and spoke with University of Alaska Fairbanks personnel to collaborate toward a stronger relationship. Iceman Spark empowers Airmen to pioneer innovative tools to prepare the warfighter for 21st century combat.
  • Air Force, Republic of Korea mobility airmen host first Pacific Tanker Symposium

    Members of the 607 Air Operations Center hosted a Pacific Tanker Symposium with the Republic of Korea, Air Force Operations Command, Air Mobility Branch, at Osan Air Base, ROK, Nov. 18, 2019. Four nations participated including the United States, The Republic of Korea, Australia and the United Kingdom. The objective was to build and enhance interoperability in the Pacific region between tanker communities from allied nations.
  • Hawaii National Guard in Guam for Vigilant Guard 2020 exercise

    The Hawaii National Guard participated in the final Vigilant Guard disaster response exercise of the year in Guam in late November.
  • Anytime, Anywhere: Gryphon Pacific 20-1 challenges Special Operators

    The purpose of Gryphon Pacific 20-1 was to exercise the 353rd Special Operations Group’s ability to employ lethal, agile, resilient forces throughout the United States Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. Airmen hailing from Kadena Air Base, Japan, and assigned to the 18th Wing and 353rd SOG, conducted detailed planning and executed a complex mission with multiple different tasks.
  • In-Service recruiter helps authenticate dreams

    Deciding your next phase in life can be a difficult decision to make. Like driving in traffic, every Active-Duty military member will one day encounter a career fork in the road. You can either ‘cruise control’ on a familiar route by remaining in the Active-Duty lane, or merge to transition into the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve path, the latter showing ‘road work ahead’ signs as the lane turns into rocky, unpaved asphalt. As the ‘contract term’ road ends, a commitment must be made – one that’s hard to detour from once passed. Luckily, one Airman acts as a GPS for transitioning Airmen as the sole in-service Air Force recruiter on the Korean Peninsula – who loves to help make people’s career dreams come true.
  • Three’s Company: 2 + 3 = a happy family

    November is National Military Family Appreciation Month and having well-supported families helps Airmen take care of the mission.