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  • Team Osan cleans up local river

    Members of Team Osan, along with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Osan branches of the Red Cross, combined forces to collect trash along the banks of the Jin-wi river as well as in the water itself for the Annual Jin-wi River Clean-up. "The goal was to get involved with the local Korean Red Cross who has been cleaning the Jin-wi River, which is next
  • Yokota hosts Pacific Global Air Mobility Seminar

    U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self Defense Force personnel gathered at Yokota Air Base May 17 and 18 to discuss the roles of air mobility and mission capabilities the countries provide to the Pacific region. The Pacific Global Air Mobility Seminar is an office of the Secretary of Defense-directed, U.S. Pacific
  • Air Force artist depicts C-17 in 'Waikiki Sunrise'

    When the "Spirit of Hawaii Ke Aloha" landed on the flightline here in February 2006, it symbolized a new era in airlift for the Pacific. That first jet has since been joined by seven others, comprising the first C-17 Globemaster III squadron based outside the continental United States. Artist Keith Ferris celebrates that moment through his latest
  • Eyes In the Sky

  • CSAF; Warriors of the sky (Op/Ed)

    The January 2007 Chinese test of an Anti-Satellite weapon (ASAT) and the doubling of Russia's defense outlays should remind the American people that the world remains a dangerous place--quite outside the ongoing Global War on Terror and the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. An arch of instability literally spans the globe from Latin America,
  • AFMC commander visits Kadena

    The commander of Air Force Materiel Command toured various units and facilities here recently to find out if the command is providing the necessary support needed by Pacific Air Forces warfighters. During his visit, Gen. Bruce Carlson, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, met with the 18th Wing leaders and Airmen to familiarize
  • TJAG addresses misperceptions

    The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force addressed the perception of inequality between enlisted and officer disciplinary actions during a visit to Kadena May 21. "Our system is based on commanders being responsible for having a high standard of discipline," said Maj. Gen. Jack Rives. "They have to treat people fairly. They have to analyze every
  • Attack controllers help ensure air strike accuracy

    The days of carpet bombing are over. In today's military it's about surgical strikes and preventing unnecessary collateral damage. Training to make this happen at Misawa Air Base is the team of pilots and joint terminal attack controllers, called JTACs, before they deploy to fight the war on terrorism. "It's all about accuracy," said Staff Sgt.