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  • PACAF Airman awarded Bronze Star

    A "six-month adrenaline rush." That's how Master Sgt. Al Schneider describes his deployment to Iraq. Assigned to Head Quarters Pacific Air Forces Civil Engineer Directorate as the command Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) superintendent, the Louisville, Ky., native left here last May for combat-skills training and set his boots on the ground in
  • Extenders keep Red Flag-Alaska on target

    Staying in the fight while supporting the Global War on Terror is key to U.S. and coalition forces maintaining air superiority during combat missions. Helping ensure these pilots stay in the fight is the responsibility of the crews onboard refueling tankers like the KC-10 Extenders participating in the Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 exercise April 5-20
  • Pacific Lifeline prepares PACAF humaitarian

    In the aftermath of a devastating typhoon or earthquake, immediate humanitarian response is crucial. Lives may be lost. Thousands may be injured and entire towns leveled. Tsunamis like the one that recently hit the Solomon Islands or the massive storm that devastated Indonesia in December 2004 emphasize the urgent need for immediate response when
  • Luke team trains for combat at Red Flag-Alaska

    Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently deployed as mission ready warfighters to participate in Red Flag-Alaska, a multi-service, multi-platform coordinated, combat operations exercise. Thirteen instructors pilots, six operations support staff and more than 64 maintainers made the 2,600 mile trek to take part in the two-week long exercise
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