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  • USFJ, 5th Air Force commander visits Kadena

    The importance of the 18th Wing's mission in fighting the Global War on Terrorism and its peace-keeping efforts in the Pacific region were the key topics discussed by the U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander here Nov. 15. Lt. Gen. Bruce Wright, visited the base for an in-depth orientation tour of the wing and its capabilities. "Our Air
  • Balad “Port Dawgs” help limit ground convoys

    With each push of a pallet onto an aircraft flying out of Balad Air Base, another dangerous convoy mission is avoided and lives are potentially saved. The 'Port Dawgs' assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port Flight, ensure assets are delivered to forward operating locations throughout Iraq. "We provide the
  • Airman awarded Bronze Star

    A security forces airman who spent a yearlong deployment training Iraqi troops was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service recently. Capt. Russell Waight, the 18th Security Forces Squadron officer in charge of plans and programs at Kadena Air Base, Japan, led a six-person team at Al Kasik Military Training Base to help train, mentor, lead
  • PACAF commander serves Thanksgiving meals

    Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, began his Thanksgiving Day serving the holiday's meal to numerous Airmen in Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, Republic of Korea Nov. 23. Along with Maj. Gen. Edward Rice, PACAF vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, PACAF command chief, General Hester greeted surprised members of the
  • Fighting Samurai build winning deployment team

    The 14th Fighter Squadron is preparing to meet the challenges of their Air Expeditionary Force deployment this winter and they're "fired up" to contribute to the Global War on Terrorism. The Samurai of the 14th FS will deploy F-16CJ aircraft, pilots and support personnel to Operation Iraqi Freedom where they are ready to put their combat war
  • President Bush wraps up Pacific economic tour

    President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush touched down here Nov. 20 after completing the last leg of the president's Pacific economic tour. The president's visit to Hawaii capped off eight days traveling in the Pacific Theater, with the president meeting with leaders in Russia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. Adm. William Fallon,
  • President joins Airmen for breakfast

    President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had breakfast here with 50 Airmen during a trip back to Washington D.C. after meetings in Singapore and Indonesia, and attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Hanoi, Vietnam. Along with the Airmen, the Officers Club was filled with about 275
  • President Bush arrives in Hawaii

    President George Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, the night of November 20 after completing the last leg of the president's Pacific Economic Tour. The President's visit to Hawaii caps off eight days of travel in the Pacific Theater which consisted of meetings with leaders
  • Embassy representative makes first trip to Misawa

    After enjoying what he described as a world-wind tour, the deputy chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo said his first visit to Misawa was definitely a favorable one. "The bilateral relationship between American Forces and the Japanese deserve the lion's share of the credit for maintaining peace in the Pacific region," said Mr. Joseph Donovan