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  • Air Force personnel fly with Indian Air Force

    After several weeks of impromptu training with their Indian counter parts, Airmen from the 15th Airlift Wing were delighted when they got the chance to reverse the rolls and fly with the Indian Air Force on their IL-76 medium range cargo jet. The India aircrew' s primary mission was to deliver members of the Indian Army to Hawaii for a joint
  • Power pros ‘wire’ Wake Island

    The damage assessment crews that deployed here from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii eat a hot meal every night. They use laptop computers to compile data and generate reports, and sometimes, at the end of a particularly long day, they watch a DVD movie on a small television screen before going to bed. Without electricity, none of this would be
  • You are not forgotten

    Cool September breezes and overcast skies set the somber tone for Friday afternoon, as the Iceman Team gathered to honor those servicemembers lost but not forgotten during National POW/MIA Recognition Day at Heritage Park here. The 354th Fighter Wing assembled at the site for a recognition and retreat ceremony; the weather a subtle and fitting
  • Wake Island assessment nears completion

    The damage assessment team from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, has moved into its second phase of operations here. After three days of comprehensive walk-through inspections on more than 135 facilities, the team has gathered enough data to begin putting together estimates. When Super Typhoon Ioke swept over the atoll Aug 31, it destroyed many of
  • Eagles, Falcons take to Hawaii skies

    Eagles and Falcons, the U.S. Air Force's premier "birds of prey," faced off in a two week air to air exercise called "Sentry Aloha" over the skies of Hawaii. F-15 Eagles from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 199th Fighter Squadron and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing participated in the exercise that
  • Young Airman excels, learns at Wake Island

    Super Typhoon Ioke left Wake Island in shambles. The category 5 storm raged through the atoll on Aug 31, demolishing buildings and tossing around anything that wasn't bolted down--and many things that were. Assessing the damage includes some repair work, and it's a mission that calls for the most experienced of civil engineers. But don't tell that
  • 90th FS returns home from Guam AEF tasking

    When almost 300 people returned with the 90th Fighter Squadron from Andersen Air Force Base recently, some didn't understand why an Aerospace Expeditionary Force went to Guam instead of Southwest Asia. In these days of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, it can be difficult for some to get the connection between "Guam" and "deployment."
  • Tech to Master in one STEP

    Tech. Sgt. Ruben M. Vazquez, an independent duty medical technician from the 36th Medical Operations Squadron received another shock to his Air Force career Sunday when Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Paul V. Hester and his wife Lynda surprised him and his wife, Jennifer with an instant promotion to master sergeant. The promotion, awarded under
  • KC-135 turns 50; withstands test of time

    The farthest north Tanker Wing celebrated the 50th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker in a Sept. 9 ceremony at the 168th Air Refueling Wing's maintenance hangar. The celebration honored the Stratotanker as a premier refueling aircraft in the Air Force's, Navy's and Marine Corps' heritages; its original mission was to refuel long-range bombers. The