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  • 13th FS Panthers of Misawa prepare to deploy

    Shifting focus and learning a new mission seems to be the preparation theme for the Panthers of the 13th Fighter Squadron as they prepare to replace the 14th Fighter Squadron in Iraq. "Historically, the Wild Weasel mission has been to find and destroy enemy air defenses," said Capt. Larry Sullivan, 13th Fighter Squadron pilot, of the fighter wing's
  • Alaska range, airspace critical to combat training

    Ejecting out of a fighter jet at more than 400 miles an hour, aircrew members have one objective--to make it to the ground alive. For an F-15 fighter pilot and his navigator, the combat search and rescue training scenario during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 stranded them with severe injuries on the expansive Pacific Alaskan Range Complex. The 210th Rescue
  • Accurate contact information critical to mission, family

    What happens when a service member fails to notify military agencies of a change to his or her phone number? Personnel databases become obsolete. Pyramid recalls fail. Hospitals can't contact or set up appointments for patients. What if every service member on base was to change his or her telephone number at the same time? Sound improbable? Not so
  • Virgina sailors visit Eielson to work with joint service, experience Alaska

    Joint and coalition combat operations are prevalent in today's world and exercises such as Red Flag-Alaska are vital training opportunities structured to achieve success and cohesiveness in real-world missions. Although the fight here at Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 is simulated, U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven's (VFA-87) trip to participate
  • Airman's Creed exemplifies warfighting ethos

    The Air Force chief of staff introduced the new "Airman's Creed" April 18 to provide Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs that they can hold most dear. The Airman's Creed reflects pride in the role of air, space and cyberspace power and the Air Force's commitment in supporting and defending the nation. The creed is fueled by the Air Force's
  • Cold weather can't stop desert-dwelling Airmen

    Working in a cold-weather environment may not be in the repertoire of desert-dwelling maintainers up here for Red Flag-Alaska 07-1, but these Luke Airmen don't seem to mind and they're not about to let it affect their mission. "To be honest, if it wasn't chilly here I would probably be disappointed," Staff Sgt. Craig Bair, 61st Fighter Squadron
  • First 2007 Red Flag-Alaska ends on positive note

    The year's first Red Flag-Alaska-- a multi-service, multi-platform, combat operations exercise involving coalition forces--ended today after two weeks of intense, air-combat training over Alaska's mountain ranges. Training in a joint environment with coalition forces is an opportunity that cannot be underemphasized explained the host squadron's