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  • Servicemembers provide humanitarian assistance during Cope Tiger

    Servicemembers from the United States, Thailand and Republic of Singapore recently took part in a humanitarian mission at a local school during Cope Tiger 2007. "It is an incredible feeling to come into an area like this and make an impact, show off the humanitarian side of the U.S. Air Force and forge lasting friendships in the Pacific," said
  • Exercise Keen Edge '07

    Approximately 300 Airmen and six Japan Air Self Defense Force liaison officers are participating in the bilateral command post exercise Keen Edge 07 here.The 13th Air Force is conducting its part of the annual weeklong joint bilateral exercise to increase combat readiness and interoperability with the JASDF. The U.S. Forces Japan-led exercise is
  • Barksdale’s B-52s arrive at Andersen, complete bomber rotation

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and their B-52 Stratofortress bombers arrived in Guam this week to begin a four-month deployment. The Louisiana-based aircraft, aircrew, support and maintenance personnel replaced the Minot AFB, N.D. personnel who redeployed home as part of a scheduled rotation of bomber units. The
  • After manpower cuts, PACAF gets 'smart'

    If they haven't heard of it yet, it's a sure bet airmen across the Pacific soon will. It's called Air Force Smart Operations 21, an Air Force initiative to get smarter and more efficient in the face of reduced budgets and sweeping personnel cuts. Pacific Air Force bases have already begun streamlining, from reducing airmen's in-processing time at
  • ADM Fallon Recognized by Hawaii Leaders

    With President Bush's nomination, Admiral William Fallon, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command could be packing up his bags quite soon and setting sail to lead the fight in Central Command. Hawaii leaders recognized Admiral Fallon and his wife Mary for their contributions to Hawaii's military community and to the people throughout the Pacific
  • PACAF CC presents award Misawa City mayor

    The commander of Pacific Air Forces recognized the mayor of Misawa City for his dedicated service to the U.S.- Japan alliance by presenting him with an Air Force award - a first for a Japanese official. Gen. Paul Hester, PACAF commander, alongside former 35th Fighter Wing commanders, Lt. Gen. Chip Utterback, 13th Air Force commander, Lt. Gen. Bruce
  • Kadena volunteers teach English in Japanese schools

    Volunteer opportunities offer a variety of benefits more priceless than money. These benefits include learning a new skill and a sense of satisfaction from helping others. Team Kadena volunteers have discovered another benefit from volunteering on Okinawa: the joy of working with Okinawan children in an atmosphere of cultural exchange. Throughout
  • Drop zone dedicated to fallen pararescueman

    No one ever had a bad word to say about him. He always had a smile on his face no matter how bad the situation was. He will always be remembered by his unit and now by Kadena Air Base. An on-base parachute drop zone was dedicated to the fallen base pararescueman Jan. 26. The drop zone on the flightline is now known as Ridout DZ in honor of Staff
  • Yokota Airmen participate in Cope Tiger 2007

    Nearly 50 Yokota Air Base aircrews, maintainers and medics left Japan for Thailand and are participating in this year's Exercise Cope Tiger 2007. Cope Tiger is a joint Thai and U.S. sponsored multi-lateral command post exercise, field training exercise and humanitarian civic service exercise between the nations of Thailand, Singapore and the U.S.