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  • Arctic Hawgs take final flight

    For nearly 20 years, the imposing silhouettes of 355th Fighter Squadron A/OA10s have been a familiar site above interior Alaska. Lt. Col. Quentin Rideout, 355th FS Commander, brought that run to a close with the final tactical Arctic Hawg sortie on July 31. "This event signals the end of an era in Alaskan aviation," said Brig. Gen. Dave Scott,
  • 'Wolf Pack' ECM maintainers meet historic mark

    The everyday saying around the 8th Fighter Wing here is to leave your mark on the "Wolf Pack." And maintainers assigned to the 8th Maintenance Squadron electronic countermeasure pod shop did just that on July 13. After weeks of toiling over the wing's 40 AN/ALG-184 ECM pod inventory, the shop announced to the commander all pods were fully-mission
  • ROKAF Airmen join base defenders

    It's an unthinkable scenario. Relations between the two Koreas break down and a threat of war looms over the region. If called upon, Airmen from both U.S. and Republic of Korea forces would be challenged with the daunting task of defending the South from an assortment of possible enemy forces, including SCUD ballistic missiles and elements of the
  • JASDF taste American life on Kadena

    Seven Japan Air Self Defense Force military members recently sampled the American lifestyle on and off duty during a bilateral exchange program here July 20 to 25. The exchange program is geared toward interoperability between American and Japanese military forces, said Senior Master Sgt. Kenny Trawick, 18th Wing exchange program coordinator. "The
  • Resilient Warrior: Integrity matters

    The Pacific Air Forces Resilient Warrior attribute for August is "Integrity." Integrity is our first "Core Value". It is a character trait, your moral compass, your inner voice that tells you right from wrong and the voice of reason and self-control. Integrity is the basis for trust - imperative in today's Air Force. Integrity is the ability to
  • Servicemembers should keep vaccines in check during August

    The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to spotlight the importance of keeping immunizations for yourself and family members up-to-date. Keeping your health in check is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle and for servicemembers it is also part of your duty. Military members are required to keep up with
  • Andersen commemorates AFOSI 60th anniversary

    Members of the Andersen Honor Guard and Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Detachment 602, conduct reveille in front of Arc Light Memorial park on Andersen Air Force Base commemorating the 60th Anniversary of AFOSI. Situated across the Pacific dateline, Det 602 is the first AFOSI detachment to raise the flag during the year-long
  • Misawa mayor tours base first time in 67 years

    After 67 years of living next door, the newest mayor of Misawa set foot on here for the first time July 26. Mr. Kazumasa Taneichi, the new Misawa City mayor, received a tour of the flightline, fire station, new dorms, and the Grissom Dining Facility. He was even treated to a seat in the cockpit of the 35th Fighter Wing commander's F-16 Fighting