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  • Andersen airman receives Bronze Medal for heroic acts during recent Iraq deployment

    "This is a big deal...this is a big deal - a Bronze Star!" said Col. Michael Boera, 36th Wing commander, during a ceremony in which Tech. Sgt. Ruben M. Vazquez, 36th Medical Operations Squadron, was awarded a Bronze Star for his meritorious service as an independent duty medical technician and military advisor in Iraq from Nov. 13, 2005 to May 27,
  • Royal Air Force pilot makes history in B-2 Spirit

    At first glance, he looks like any other Air Force pilot; olive-green flight suit, polished boots and a bluish-gray flight cap with rank insignia prominently displayed. On closer inspection, you realize the little differences. His shoulder boards don't feature two blue bars, a gold or blue oak leaf, but instead feature a combination of dark blue,
  • General Hester: Airmen staying on track

    As times change in the Air Force environment, Airmen around the globe strive to change with them. Upon their recent visit to Eielson July 25 to 27, General Paul Hester, Pacific Air Forces Commander, and his wife Lynda, found that Icemen were right on track with those changes, while keeping their core priorities intact. General Hester last visited
  • ‘Ready Elmendorf’ prepares PACAF’s F-22s

    Pacific Air Forces officials are excited about bringing the F-22 Raptor to the command; however, the aircraft will start their training in Virginia before actually landing on the Alaskan tarmac. "Through a concept known as Ready Elmendorf, Alaska's aircraft and pilots will initially operate at Langley Air Force Base and take advantage of the 1st
  • Transformation redefines multi-national exercise

    The US Air Force is transforming everything it does and the way PACAF conducts its combat training exercises is no exception. By capitalizing our three core competencies - developing airmen, integrating operations and technology-to-warfighting, the US Air Force continually applies capabilities-based initiatives to develop "transformational"
  • PACAF unveils first F-22

    Pacific Air Forces' officials got a glimpse into the future of fighter capability during a tail flash ceremony here today in which PACAF's first F-22 Raptor was unveiled. The aircraft, which is still under construction, will be the first of 36 F-22s assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, beginning next year. The base will become home to two
  • NATO AWACS 'covers' PACAF exercise

    The NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System looks much like any other cargo plane, except for mounted above the aircraft's fuselage is a 30-foot diameter rotodome. Once onboard the plane, it's obvious the rotodome is less of a style feature, but has a very significant function. It has radar and various electronic censors capable of detecting
  • Officials prepare for F-22 arrival

    As Pacific Air Forces prepares to bring the F-22 to the command next year the Headquarters PACAF F-22 Program Integration Office here is working hard to ensure no detail is overlooked. The job is not a small task as the PIO staff is responsible for guiding, coordinating and synchronizing the PACAF-wide F-22 beddown efforts with Air Staff, Air Force
  • Successful completion of CCT signifies end of an era

    Exercise Cooperative Cope Thunder comes to an end today at Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force Bases in Alaska. As the deployed commander representing the 35th Fighter Wing--one of 5th Air Force's premiere fighter wings, Col. Cabot oversaw more than 1200 service-members from 13 different countries in what has been deemed the largest multi-national
  • Aggressor squadron to stand up at Eielson

    The Air Force announced today that it will re-designate the 18th Fighter Squadron here as the 18th Aggressor Squadron and aircraft could arrive as early as October 2007. The unit will stand up with 18 F-16 Block-30 aircraft and will later expand to 24 aircraft ready to provide aggressor training for Red Flag Alaska exercises in Spring 2008.The