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  • Score one for the good guys

    They say good guys finish last, but at least 134 recently deployed Elmendorf members heartily disagreed, and put their belief on paper last week to do right by one of their best. Capt. Matthew Hummel of the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wrapped up his Guam deployment on the receiving end of a highly organized goodwill gesture from enlisted
  • PACAF leadership visits base, talks with Airmen

    Airmen across Yokota Air Base had the opportunity to meet Pacific Air Forces leadership during an all-call Wednesday at the base theater. General Paul V. Hester serves as the PACAF commander and U.S. Pacific Command Air Component Commander. He was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, the new PACAF command chief during the visit. The general
  • COMPACAF honors Legion of Merit recipient

    Former Chief of Air Force, Major General Lim Kim Choon, was presented Sept. 10 with the United States' Legion of Merit . The award was conferred by the Commander of the Pacific Air Force, General Paul Hester, during his visit to Singapore. The Legion of Merit award recognizes General Lim's efforts in strengthening the close relationship between the
  • Fifth CMSAF visits Airmen: Chief Gaylor puts Air Force evolution into perspective

    Evolution and progression have been Air Force standards since its creation almost 60 years ago. But a voice from the past recently reminded Eielson Airman that the fundamentals of the Air Force success are the same now as they were then. Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Robert Gaylor, the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, spoke here Sept. 5 on
  • Internship promotes international relationship

    A highly competitive and unique program in its infancy here builds bridges between nations, develops professional relationships and improves international health care. The medical summer internship program between Japan and Misawa Air Base began nearly five years ago, said Paul Sayles, 35th Medical Group patient safety data analyst. "Instead of

    Members from the 36th Medical Group, from the 36th Wing and the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam returned Sunday following a 72-day humanitarian-and-civic-assistance deployment on the USNS Mercy. While embarked on USNS Mercy, service members and civilians participated in theater security
  • Combined forces at ALS benefits students

    Japanese and U.S. military forces train together all the time. The two countries' firefighters, security forces, pilots and maintenance personnel have many opportunities to interact and learn from each other. More and more, that bilateral relationship is carrying over to the military education classroom. Walk into the current Airman Leadership
  • Pacific nations enhance airpower cooperation

    Forty-nine participates from 19 nations met in Jakarta during the Pacific Rim (PACRIM) Airpower Symposium Sept. 4-8. The symposium endeavored to build and enhance cooperation among the air forces of Pacific nations. Co-hosted by the Indonesian Air Force and U.S. Pacific Air Forces' Kenney Headquarters, this year's event included the most
  • Yokota Airmen deploy; GWOT support continues

    Every Airman knows that their mission is to protect the people of the United States and to defend the freedoms by which the country was founded upon. Keeping true to these beliefs approximately 70 Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing here set out on a 120-day deployment Monday in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom throughout various
  • U.S. forces support Japanese earthquake drill

    U.S. military forces based in Japan cooperated with Japanese officials in a major earthquake disaster response exercise here Sept. 1. The annual drill was based on a large-scale earthquake in the Tokyo area and helped Japanese government officials examine national, regional and local levels of readiness. U.S. forces used the experience to test