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  • Deployed B-52 maintainers achieve perfect record

    Since deploying here, B-52 Stratofortress maintainers with the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have achieved a 100-percent mission effectiveness-rate and 100-percent weapons-release rate for every sortie flown during September. The percentages reflect almost 50 sorties, accumulating more than 400 hours of flight time and 72 weapons
  • 13th AF welcomes new commander, transforms into component headquarters

    A one-year transformation of command and control of air, space and information operations in the Pacific ended here recently as 13th Air Force officially began operations as a component numbered air force headquarters and welcomed a new commander. Former Pacific Air Forces Deputy Commander, Lt. Gen. Loyd S. "Chip" Utterback, assumed command of the
  • Wolf War Days conquered by base; Kunsan continues to refine training

    Continuing to hone their war-time skills, Airman here recently completed two Wolf War Days that provides additional training on how to react and respond to chemical and conventional warfare. The exercise, spanning Sept. 26 and 27, focused on the ability to survive and operate, or ATSO training, self-aid buddy care, or SABC, and how to respond to
  • Stop that jet; Ground emergency tests Arctic Warriors’ training, teamwork

    Stop that jet... Ground emergency tests Arctic Warriors' training, teamwork Major Carey Jones had just landed her F-15C after her second sortie of the day when she noticed a problem. "After I air-braked and brought the nose down, I noticed that my left brake was a little mushy," she said. Nonetheless, she said the fighter slowed to a halt. Major
  • Big Brothers, Sisters visit Eielson fighter squadron

    Eighteen children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Fairbanks, Alaska, met Airmen from the 355th Fighter Squadron and received an up close and personal look at an A-10 Thunderbolt II when they visited here Sept. 30. "The 355th FS not only wanted to help (Big Brothers Big Sisters) in that regard, but they also wanted to honor the 'Bigs' for
  • Virtual technology enhances training for aircrews

    Survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructors at the 15th Operational Support Squadron are now using virtual technology to train aircrews in parachute hanging harness training. Most of today's aircrews are familiar with flight simulators. They are accepted as standard and are essential tools for training Air Force crews in conventional
  • Air show to showcase C-17's capabilities

    C-17 Globemaster III crews from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, will showcase their aircrafts' unique capabilities in an air show in Australia this month. In preparation for the air show, a crew flew their C-17 to Kona International Airport, putting the jet through the performance maneuvers that best demonstrates the cargo aircraft's capabilities.
  • Kadena AB; New location for Joint Strike Fighter

    Plans for initiating environmental analyses for proposed locations of the Air Force's newest fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, were announced by Air Force officials today. The initial Joint Strike Fighter locations include Eglin Air Force Base, FL for primary maintenance and flight training; Nellis AFB, NV and Edwards AFB, CA for flight-testing; and
  • Misawa offers home away from home for pets

    Servicemembers inbound or outbound to Misawa Air Base, Japan, now have a temporary home for their cat or dog with the opening of the base's new kennel. The kennel can house 21 dogs and 14 cats. "We know there's a need," said Robert Smith, chief of Misawa's Community Support Flight. "This isn't just for people who are (moving) in or out. If you're
  • JPAC team sheds light on missing crewmembers

    An 18-member recovery team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command here returned Oct. 1 from Vostenhof, Austria, following its attempt to recover remains from two individuals who went down with a B-17 bomber during World War II. On May 10, 1944, U.S. Army Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Stanley Dwyer and his B-17 bomber crew were shot down by German