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  • Battlefield Airmen skills at RED FLAG – Alaska

    “I’m a totally different person than I was six years ago,” he said over his shoulder from the passenger seat of a muddy F-350 “Super Duty” Ford truck as it swung back and forth in what looked like chili. The truck leapt in and out of deep ruts as it labored up the steep access road that grants authorized personnel here access to the world’s largest
  • F-22A Raptor to Bring Air Superiority to Northern Edge 2006

    The Air Force’s newest frontline fighter, the F-22A Raptor, will make its Pacific-region debut as they participate in Exercise Northern Edge 2006 in June. Twelve F-22As from the First Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., along with U.S. military units stationed in the continental United States and the Pacific Theater will participate in
  • Deployed B-2s participate in Polar Lightning

    Deployed aircrew members flying B-2 Spirit bombers recently completed a sortie designed to test the Airmen’s ability to execute a long-duration mission within a few days of deploying to a forward operating base. The mission – called Polar Lightning – proved the aircraft, aircrew members and support personnel are all prepared to provide a credible
  • Kenney Headquarters maximizes support to joint warfighters

    The Gen. George C. Kenney Headquarters (KHQ) (13th Air Force) is approaching the one-year mark since being established by Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, June 1, 2005. KHQ is designed as a fully-functional operational headquarters that commands, controls, delivers and assesses air, space and information operations for the joint
  • Chief McKinley looking forward to new job

    Command Chief Master Sgt. Rod McKinley admits he is a bit nervous about becoming the 15th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. But it is not because the job will be too tough or that becoming the Air Force’s top enlisted leader intimidates him, he said. It is the fact he will be the next chief in the long line of those he calls “the great chiefs