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  • 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.
  • An introduction – Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett

    Barbara M. Barrett is a lawyer, a rancher and instrument-rated pilot with a long history of corporate and federal service, including serving as ambassador to Finland and in senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aeronautics Board. Before she was 30, she was an executive with two global Fortune 500 companies.
  • Kadena Innovators compete for Air Force-level honors

    Members from the 718th Force Support and the 18th Communications Squadrons partnered to develop the Personnel Records Analytics System, which was named as one of two Pacific Air Forces' Spark Tank nominees to compete at the Air Force level. PRAS is a data analytics tool commanders can use to pull, real-time data on evaluations and decorations. PRAS, a web-based application, completely automates the administrative data analytics process.
  • B-52s complete 19.5-hour mission, live-fire training with Army in Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircrews participated in live-fire training operations with the U.S. Army over the Pohakuloa Training Area, located on the big island of Hawaii November 15 and 18.
  • Finish 2019 strong

    The U.S. Pacific Air Forces Integrated Resilience Team hosted “Resiliency – Finish 2019 Strong” at the Binnicker Professional Military Education Center here Nov. 19-20.
  • Pacific Air Forces commander, chief meet with Team Yokota

    Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, visited Yokota Air Base, Japan, to get a first-hand look at Yokota’s Airmen at work and the ironclad alliance between the U.S. and Japan Nov. 13-14, 2019.