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  • Air Force artist depicts C-17 in 'Waikiki Sunrise'

    When the "Spirit of Hawaii Ke Aloha" landed on the flightline here in February 2006, it symbolized a new era in airlift for the Pacific. That first jet has since been joined by seven others, comprising the first C-17 Globemaster III squadron based outside the continental United States. Artist Keith Ferris celebrates that moment through his latest
  • Eyes In the Sky

  • CSAF; Warriors of the sky (Op/Ed)

    The January 2007 Chinese test of an Anti-Satellite weapon (ASAT) and the doubling of Russia's defense outlays should remind the American people that the world remains a dangerous place--quite outside the ongoing Global War on Terror and the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. An arch of instability literally spans the globe from Latin America,
  • AFMC commander visits Kadena

    The commander of Air Force Materiel Command toured various units and facilities here recently to find out if the command is providing the necessary support needed by Pacific Air Forces warfighters. During his visit, Gen. Bruce Carlson, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, met with the 18th Wing leaders and Airmen to familiarize
  • TJAG addresses misperceptions

    The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force addressed the perception of inequality between enlisted and officer disciplinary actions during a visit to Kadena May 21. "Our system is based on commanders being responsible for having a high standard of discipline," said Maj. Gen. Jack Rives. "They have to treat people fairly. They have to analyze every
  • Attack controllers help ensure air strike accuracy

    The days of carpet bombing are over. In today's military it's about surgical strikes and preventing unnecessary collateral damage. Training to make this happen at Misawa Air Base is the team of pilots and joint terminal attack controllers, called JTACs, before they deploy to fight the war on terrorism. "It's all about accuracy," said Staff Sgt.
  • Firsthand perspective: PACAF command chief speaks about road ahead

    The Pacific Air Forces Command top enlisted advisor visited here May 15-17. Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, PACAF command chief master sergeant, returned to Elmendorf for the second time in six months to be the featured speaker at the PME Center graduation. The chief offered advice to the graduates by applying how hockey legend Wayne Gretzky
  • Educating Airmen warriors through aircraft orientation program

    Expeditionary Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines looking for an education in air power can find it while deployed here, where U.S. and coalition forces provide orientations on "movement in the third dimension." Every Friday the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron hosts the Mission Designated Series of the Week program to promote
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