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  • Airmen train for worst-case scenarios at Red Flag

    When a pilot gets shot down in combat, it takes more than luck to bring him or her back home, which is why Red Flag-Alaska exercises prepare Airmen for any situation. "(These exercises are going to) give some of our aircraft commanders and the people who are flying an idea of what to expect if a real world combat search and rescue incident occurs,"
  • Alaska provides different Red Flag experience

    The exercise is Red Flag, but it's in Alaska, not Nevada. There are similarities - both exercises focus on advanced tactical training for aircrew members against air and surface threats. Both employ an aggressor force in the air and from the ground. Both have similar training objectives designed to provide the closest experience possible to combat.
  • New Commander for 353rd SOG

    A new commander for the Air Commandos of the Pacific accepted the responsibility to lead the 353rd Special Operations Group into the future June 8. Col. David Mullins accepted command from Col. Ray Chapman during a change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Donald Wurster, vice commander for Air Force Special Operations Command, presiding. "It is an
  • Elmendorf celebrates C-17 arrival

    Elmendorf officially received its first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter during a ceremony here today. This is the second location for C-17s for Pacific Air Forces. The C-17 was delivered by Alaska's Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. "The C-17 is an exceptional aircraft and what a smooth ride," said the lieutenant governor. "This is a great day for Alaskans, as
  • DODDS students compete in math contest

    Military children in Japan competed May 23 at the 25th Annual Soroban Contest in Tokyo to show off their mathematical skills. When asked a tough mathematical problem, most people would pull out their calculators and start plugging away, but many Department of Defense Dependent School students in the Yokota Air Base region have learned the art of
  • Yokota youths graduate safe and sound

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) -- Many parents at Yokota Air Base slept soundly last week knowing their high school graduates were in good hands graduation night. Project Graduation is an all-night party sponsored by many schools throughout the United States and at military bases overseas to keep students safe and apart from alcohol and drugs. "The
  • Aircraft collide midair

    An F-15C and F-16C were in a midair collision over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex at 11:23 a.m. today. The aircraft were participating in a training mission. The F-15, assigned to Langley Air Force Base, Va., crashed in a rural area. The pilot ejected safely and will be transported to Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright for