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  • Barksdale Airmen accomplish Bomber Task Force deployment, return home

    Since the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrived to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam in February the total force accomplished a variety of strategic missions to include: strengthening partnerships in the Indo-Pacific, engaging the joint force with close air support rehearsals, and refining tactics

  • Braving the Last Frontier: recounting the ITI 1,000-mile ultramarathon

    Frozen air whips by, sinking its teeth into any inch of exposed skin it can find. Snow pushes in from all sides, forcing its way through waterproofed layers and attempting to soak everything beneath. Dozens of pounds of gear are pulling and dragging and begging to stop as they are carried ever

  • OSI builds partnerships with Fiji

    Special Agents from the Department of the Air Force, Office of Special Investigations, Region 6 (Pacific), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and the Headquarters OSI Behavioral Sciences Division, Quantico Marine Corps Station, Virginia, hosted a mental health and wellness seminar in Nadi,

  • Kadena conducts first KC-135 hot pit refueling in the Pacific

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing have found another way to increase agile combat employment capabilities in the Pacific by conducting hot-pit refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker on March 22, 2022.This event marks the first time the procedure was conducted in the Pacific Air Forces’ area of


    Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, hosted Air Chief Marshal Napadej Dhupatemiya, Royal Thai Air Forces Command-in-Chief, at PACAF Headquarters March 7-11, 2022.

  • F-35s conduct integrated operations with joint partners, allies

    Pacific Air Forces utilize various aircraft to maintain a flexible theater posture to enhance its ability to provide the Department of Defense options to support our allies and partners. The F-35As are currently deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducting integrated operations with joint partners

  • G.O. Inspire: Commander visits hometown students

    Lt. Gen. Scott L. Pleus, Seventh Air Force commander, visited several schools in the Twin Ports area, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as part of the General Officer (G.O.) Inspire program from March 7-9, 2022. The G.O. Inspire program rolled out in 2020 and is intended for the Air Force’s top leaders to

  • Airman makes debut as Winter Olympian, has sights set for 2026

    Imagine being the first black athlete to compete in a sport where you are hurling yourself headfirst down an icy track at speeds over 90 mph. That is exactly what Airman First Class Kelly Curtis did recently as she competed in the skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.