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  • Motorcyclists hit road to promote safety

    Seeing a convoy of motorcycles may conjure visions of lawless biker gangs cruising the open roads. However, when Kadena Air Base held the first Kadena Motorcycle Ride, a procession of more than 70 participating bikes and riders presented a different image. "We're promoting safety among the riders, and also showing non-bikers that these guys are on
  • Elmendorf couple make history in F-15

    Summer is the perfect time of year for couples to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors together. One Elmendorf couple took that to a whole new extreme. Maj. Carey Jones and Capt. Blaine Jones became the first married couple to fly an alert practice scramble mission together here June 6. Flying a two-ship of F-15Cs, the Joneses - the
  • Balad honors fallen EOD Airman

    Senior Airman William N. Newman, an explosive ordnance disposal technician who was killed June 7 south of Balad Air Base, Iraq, was honored in a memorial service here June 10. Airman Newman, 23, assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, was killed by an improvised explosive device, which detonated while he was supporting Army and
  • Airman rigs 'Chutes, travels the World

    Sometimes, Airman 1st Class Darrius Armstead, Jr. would say his job is tedious. Airman Armstead is an air transport specialist for the 15th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Combat Mobility Element (CME). One part of his job is rigging huge parachutes for C-17 Globemaster III airdrop exercises. Rigging parachutes is the process of packing a parachute
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  • Airmen train for worst-case scenarios at Red Flag

    When a pilot gets shot down in combat, it takes more than luck to bring him or her back home, which is why Red Flag-Alaska exercises prepare Airmen for any situation. "(These exercises are going to) give some of our aircraft commanders and the people who are flying an idea of what to expect if a real world combat search and rescue incident occurs,"
  • Alaska provides different Red Flag experience

    The exercise is Red Flag, but it's in Alaska, not Nevada. There are similarities - both exercises focus on advanced tactical training for aircrew members against air and surface threats. Both employ an aggressor force in the air and from the ground. Both have similar training objectives designed to provide the closest experience possible to combat.