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  • Air Force Marathon to feature MQ-9 Reaper

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB – The MQ-9 Reaper has been selected as the featured aircraft for the 2018 Air Force Marathon.  Built by General Atomics Aviation Systems Inc., the Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against dynamic execution targets and secondarily as an
  • USAF Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a continuous bomber presence (CBP) mission on return to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Australia, Dec. 3.
  • Evolution of the Airman Safety App

    The evolution of the Air Force Safety Center’s Airman Safety App reached an important milestone with recent software updates on Dec. 1.This simple web-based tool, provides a streamlined process for all Airmen, their families and anyone accessing the base to report safety issues as they encounter them.“The Air Force wants to utilize every Airman as
  • Air Force travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy (update)

    Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years ago that focused on extended temporary duty travel. Congress instituted the flat rate in November 2014. The new policy reduced per diem from 100 percent to 75 percent for TDYs from 31 to 180 days and to 55 percent for TDYs over 180 days. What this means is for a traveler whose TDY runs 31 to 180 days in length, the entire TDY per diem is paid at 75 percent. For a traveler whose TDY runs more than 180 days, the entire TDY per diem is paid at 55 percent.
  • Air Force seeks public input for Interpretive Plan

    The U.S. Air Force is seeking public input regarding the preparation of an Interpretive Plan for the World War II historic features of West Field, located on the island of Tinian, north of the Tinian airport.
  • Andersen AFB to host 66th Annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop is set to take to the Pacific skies here Dec. 11.
  • Prepping for 'game day'

    The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team, based at Misawa Air Base, Japan, arrived at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru AB, Nov. 29.The PACAF F-16 Demo Team promotes positive relations between the United States and nations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The team includes one pilot, a safety observer, a narrator and a maintenance
  • Wolf Pack tests combat capabilities in large force employment drill

    The 8th Fighter Wing conducted a large force employmentdrill in which the35th and 80th launched more than 20 aircraft to test itsability to conductcombat operations with a large number of aircraft in theair on November 17,2018. The 8th FW regularly train using these proceduresgiving the pilots,maintainers and supporting personnel the opportunity
  • End of an Era

    When the last C-130H Hercules departed Yokota Air Base, it left like a rock star as a crowd of people cheered and waved. Breaking up the band isn’t easy, especially for the 374th Maintenance Squadron’s aerospace propulsion flight who have closed a nearly seventy year tour. The propulsion flight at Yokota has a rich history dating back to 1948 with
  • ‘Dirt Boyz’ assist in F-35A testing

    The “Dirt Boyz” of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron are always on the go; during the summer, they help maintain infrastructure around the base and in the winter they ensure Eielson’s airfield is free of snow and ice. They have an extra job to do this winter, which is to help ensure the F-35A Lightning II is prepared for cold weather conditions.
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