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  • Pacific theater holds strong ties to Airman's family history

    "I was a military man doing a military mission," quoted Lt. Col. Elizabeth Sweeny, an Airmen deployed to Andersen in support of Valiant Shield, as she described her father's account of his actions during World War II. For her, the story of events and unimaginable experiences of that day are just some of the lifelong memories that she will never
  • Reserve ushers new era as Raptors arrive

    As six F-22 Raptors flew in over the clear summer sky of Elmendorf AFB Aug.8 from Langley Air Force Base, Va., it not only represented a new day for Pacific Air Forces and Elmendorf AFB, but a new era for the Air Force Reserve Command. The 477th Fighter Group will be associating with the 3rd Wing becoming the first AFRC reservists to maintain and
  • Wolf Pack, ROKAF participate in weapons loading competition

    Airmen from the Republic of Korea Air Force were victorious while competing against Airmen from 8th Fighter Wing during a weapon's load competition Saturday here. Weapons personnel from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 80th AMU, 38th Maintenance Squadron and the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base Italy, put their skills to
  • Blood drive to gear up

    Members of the Department of Defense's Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Okinawa, Japan are scheduled to arrive here Tuesday for a scheduled blood drive Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Potter Fitness Center. "The blood bank is the sole source of blood products for the entire U.S. Pacific Command's 18 medical treatment
  • Critical training brings Misawa's Airmen up to speed

    As part of the initial response phase, families of a recent exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan played a critical role in a simulated evacuation Monday morning. The mass departure processing is an important part of the full deployment and capability of our service, according to one official. Representing about 40 family members were eight
  • Soldiers, Airmen 'smoke' each other during USAG Humphreys boxing tourney

    Fighters from both the U.S. Army and Air Force settled their interservice differences in the ring during the 2007 summer Smoker Boxing Tournament Aug. 11 here.   The competition, sponsored by Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, pitted 36 males from Osan, Kunsan and Suwon Air Bases against Soldiers from across the Korean peninsula in 18 bouts, each
  • Air warriors train for deployment

    Eielson Airmen added some valuable training to their skill sets as they prepare for upcoming worldwide deployments. A class of about 50 participated in a three-day combat skills training course, administered by Anser Co. (whose cadres have had recent combat experiences), and were educated on topics ranging from convoy planning and unexploded
  • AOC commands the sky during Exercise Valiant Shield

    Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines are working together in the 613th Air and Space Operations Center here and within the air space around Guam to enhance joint combat skills and interoperability during exercise Valiant Shield 2007. The week-long exercise, which tests the military's ability to rapidly consolidate joint forces in response to
  • Yokota Airman reunites with son at deployment

    One can be sure that when Jon Borseth joined the Air Force in 1979 he had no idea he would be deployed with his son 27 years later. Master Sgt. Jon Borseth and Airman 1st Class Jon Borseth, II, reunited in Southwest Asia in May 2007 when both deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing to support operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring
  • Elmendorf welcomes F-22A Raptor

    It was a historic day for Elmendorf as the base officially welcomed the first of its F-22A Raptor fleet during a ceremony here Wednesday. Elmendorf became the second operational base and the first Pacific Air Forces installation to receive the Air Force's new superiority fighter. "These incredible airframes are ushering in a new day in the Land of