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  • 2019 Air Force Civilian Advisory Council familiarization flight

    Thirty-one Air Force Civilian Advisory Council civic leaders attended a Pacific Air Forces-hosted C-17 civic leader flight where they witnessed two refueling efforts by a KC-135 Stratofortress and one simulated C-17 cargo drop. Upon landing, AFCAC observed a heritage celebration for Staff Sgt. Ryan Myers and Maj. Freddy Rodriguez’s “fini” flight.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson firefighters help fight McKinley Fire

    Fifteen firefighters from the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight and three firefighters from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wildland Support Module returned to JBER at approximately 10 p.m. Aug. 22, from assisting with efforts to suppress the McKinley Fire.
  • US hosts experts from 16 countries at Indo-Pacific Safety Air Forces Exchange

    Members from United States Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces hosted the annual Indo-Pacific Safety Air Forces Exchange in Waikiki, Hawaii, August 19-23.
  • Resiliency in the midst of the reaper

    Born into a military family, U.S. Air Force Capt. Cole Holloway was destined to follow both his mother and father’s footsteps into the U.S. Air Force – more specifically, to follow his father’s aviation path and become a pilot. Holloway met his goal and accomplished his dream job – he successfully became a fighter pilot in the Air Force, but early into his thrilling career, his dream came to a screeching halt.
  • 2019 Red Flag-Alaska season concludes

    Red Flag-Alaska 19-3, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment, concluded, Aug. 16, 2019. “For RF-A 19-3 we have participating units from the U.K., U.S., Canada and Australia,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Loren Keisling, RF-A 19-3 team chief. 
  • Wild Weasel firefighter puts out flames on first assignment jitters

    Anticipation of future assignments can create a gut-twisting feeling, leaving Airmen anxious, restless or even uneasy, but Airman 1st Class Adam Cardona, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, combatted his first assignment jitters with fun, exploration and self-discovery.
  • Airmen exercise Agile Combat Employment at Red Flag Alaska

    There are many features of the Indo-Pacific theatre that make it stand out from the eight other major Air Force commands; perhaps the most evident is its size and water-to-land ratio. With most of the land area consisting of small islands and thousands of square miles of ocean between, finding an opportunity and location to perform maintenance operations can be difficult.
  • MDG strengthens friendship with ROKAF Tigers

    The 8th Medical Group held a special pilot-oriented physical therapy class for the Republic of Korea Air Force’s 111th Fighter Squadron “Tigers”, Aug. 9, 2019.
  • JBER senior master sergeant recognized as one of Air Force’s 12 best

    There are nearly 500,000 Airmen in the Air Force, including National Guard and Reserve Airmen. Each year, the Air Force recognizes 12 of them for outstanding performance – an honor accompanied by a ribbon to acknowledge superior leadership, job performance and personal achievement. This year, 11th Air Force Paralegal Manager Senior Master Sgt. Sylvetris Hlongwane is one of the honorees.