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  • F-4 Phantom shares road with cars in Japan

    An aircraft sharing the street with cars is a rare sight. But if you've ever wondered how display aircraft get to where they are, that's exactly what may happen. Roads had to be closed and several people were needed to walk with a retired F-4 Phantom here Sept. 27 to help ensure it arrived safely at its new destination here. The task is
  • Yokota shares its sky with Japanese airliners

    Traveling can be a hectic task, but officials here are helping ease the stress and headaches of today's travelers. The Road Map to Realignment is a group of initiatives designed to help future operations between U.S. and Japanese forces. One of the initiatives under this agreement is changing Yokota AB's air space to accommodate Japanese airliners.
  • Japanese, U.S. Airmen share insights at tactics symposium

    Airmen from 5th Air Force here sponsored a tactics symposium Sept. 26 to 27, bringing together 30 representatives from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force and U.S. military components in Japan. A first of its kind, the event allowed captains and majors from operations-related specialties to discuss insights on regional threats and tactics. Topics
  • Eielson finishes strong: 354th FW meets or beats inspection standards

    Amid cheers, laughter and roaring applause, the Iceman Team received its Unit Compliance Inspection out-brief at the base theater Tuesday. A compilation of the Iceman Team's exploits during the inspection, produced by Eielson's own 354th Communications Squadron multimedia center, treated the capacity crowd to an impressive and often humorous replay
  • PACOM deputy commander discusses military integration

    U.S. Pacific Command's Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf met with Guam's top military, private and public sectors officials to discuss the Guam Integrated Military Development Plan Sept. 12 at the Guam National Guard's Barrigada complex. "The plan provides the framework, not the details," said General Leaf. "This plan outlines the changes
  • Secretary of the Air Force Attends PACAF Air Force Birthday Ball

    Pacific Air Forces Commander, Gen. Paul V. Hester hosted the sold out 59th Air Force Birthday Ball at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. With a theme of "Heritage to Horizons," the ball celebrated the achievements of Airmen throughout our history. Making this night special for those in attendance, the keynote speaker, Secretary of the Air Force, Michael
  • Air Force personnel fly with Indian Air Force

    After several weeks of impromptu training with their Indian counter parts, Airmen from the 15th Airlift Wing were delighted when they got the chance to reverse the rolls and fly with the Indian Air Force on their IL-76 medium range cargo jet. The India aircrew' s primary mission was to deliver members of the Indian Army to Hawaii for a joint
  • Power pros ‘wire’ Wake Island

    The damage assessment crews that deployed here from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii eat a hot meal every night. They use laptop computers to compile data and generate reports, and sometimes, at the end of a particularly long day, they watch a DVD movie on a small television screen before going to bed. Without electricity, none of this would be
  • You are not forgotten

    Cool September breezes and overcast skies set the somber tone for Friday afternoon, as the Iceman Team gathered to honor those servicemembers lost but not forgotten during National POW/MIA Recognition Day at Heritage Park here. The 354th Fighter Wing assembled at the site for a recognition and retreat ceremony; the weather a subtle and fitting