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  • Joint U.S. Forces Team for Exercise Valiant Shield 2018

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018, Sept. 16-23, around the Marianas Island Range Complex as well as on Guam.Participants include the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), 15 surface ships, more than 160 aircraft and approximately
  • The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

     Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17.“The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is too
  • B-2s conduct hot-pit refueling at Wake Island

    Two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits took off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, to conduct routine training at Wake Island and in the vicinity of Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2018.
  • PACAF wins Defender Challenge

    Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas – After three days of grueling competition in austere environments, Pacific Air Forces bested 13 other U.S. and international security forces teams to capture the Air Force Defender Challenge Championships, held Sept. 10-13 here. The PACAF team totaled the most combined points in several events, which
  • Multinational humanitarian event brings aid to rural Vietnam communities

    Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18-2, an annual U.S. Indo-Pacific Command directed humanitarian assistance and disaster relief engagement, the last of four iterations in the Quang Nam province, Vietnam, is going strong and is scheduled to conclude Sept.16, 2018.
  • First A2A talks strengthen relationship between U.S., Malaysia

    In an effort to deepen already strong bilateral ties and nurture interoperability between nations, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) hosted a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) delegation for the two air force’s first Airman-to-Airman (A2A) talks here, Sept. 5-6, 2018.
  • Ruck to Remember

    Once a year Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron participate in a ruck to remember 20 Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians who lost their lives since 2001. On August 30, members from the EOD flight started their memorial ruck from Eielson Air Force Base to the Arctic Circle.
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • RTAF hosts 5th Airman-to-Airman Talks with U.S.

    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) hosted the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) delegation in Bangkok, Thailand, for the fifth RTAF-PACAF Airman-to-Airman talks (A2A) Aug. 20-22, 2018.