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  • Air National Guard Squadron Mobilized for Deployment

    Thirty-one Alaska Air National Guard members from the 168th Security Forces Squadron, stationed here, will begin a 10-month mobilization and deployment Saturday in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This is the squadron's second mobilization since 2001 after previous deployments to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. This will be the fifth combat
  • Tankers keep fighters fighting at Red Flag-Alaska

    In the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan, a tanker is always ready to provide in-flight refueling to another aircraft in need. At Red Flag-Alaska, an air combat exercise in the Last Frontier, that same ever-ready tanker presence allows the fighters to focus on fighting. Red Flag-Alaska is a multinational exercise that began July 12 and will conclude
  • Yokota Airmen aid Japan after earthquake

    Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing flew Amabassador J. Thomas Schieffer, U.S. Ambassador to Japan and Lt. Gen. Bruce Wright, U.S. Forces Japan commander, to Niigata Prefecture July 18 for the delivery of supplies to victims of an earthquake that shook the northwest side of Japan July 16. The C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron
  • Chinese and U.S. medical personnel share experiences

    Medical officials from the People's Liberation Army from China recently met here for the first time to share their experiences and knowledge with Pacific Air Forces. The six-member delegation's visit to PACAF was part of an overall trip headed by Pacific Command July 9-13. The team was comprised of five military members and a civilian, including
  • 733rd AMS practices smart logistics

    Working smarter, not harder was the focus of an annual logistics readiness workshop held here July 9-13, hosted by the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron. The workshop brought in experts from Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to discuss and resolve logistics issues. "This is synergy in action," said Walter Decker, 715 AMOG/Chief of
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