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  • US, Republic of Korea Air Forces partner on explosive ordnance disposal training

    The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit partnered with the Republic of Korea Air Force's 38th Fighter Group EOD unit for joint ordnance disposal training at Kunsan Air Base, Aug. 22.
  • Pacific Air Forces hosts third US-Sri Lanka Airman-to-Airman talks

    Pacific Air Forces hosted service members from the Sri Lanka air force for Airman-to-Airman talks here, Aug. 19-22.
  • 11th Air Force commander honored during Alaska Native naming ceremony

    The Alaska Federation of Natives hosted a naming ceremony honoring U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere for his service and active engagement with the Alaska Native community on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2019.
  • Former Pacific Air Forces female Airman earns Ranger tab

    Since 1955 when the Army began accepting Airmen into its school, nearly 300 Airmen across different AFSCs have earned the Ranger tab. This week, Air Force 1st Lt. Chelsey Hibsch joined those ranks and became the first Air Force female Airman to earn the tab.
  • Andersen’s defenses keeping with the times

    In an effort to increase the lethality of the warfighter, the Air Force announced earlier this year that the 30-year-old M9 pistol would be put to rest and the new workhorse, the Sig Sauer M18 pistol, would be taking its place.The 36th Security Forces Squadron recently received the M18 and have been meticulously inspecting the weapon system, in
  • Wolf highlights maintenance, recognizes innovation

    The 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit support section was recognized by 8th Fighter Wing leaders for executing innovative new processes that led to the reduction of annual man-hours and misplaced tool incidents.
  • Andersen’s B-52 assists in search and rescue

    The 69th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and good samaritans aboard the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) vessel Isl Star, rescued eight mariners aboard the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel KM Aleluya (previously reported as Hallelujar) approximately
  • “Dear men in blue…” Band of the Pacific inspires international audiences through music

    “Men, they walked in uniforms. How could they possibly be rock stars or jazz musicians? I wasn’t even excited when I walked out of the library to step into the auditorium for a concert, but I was inspired, elated and connected by the end of it. I am still going gaga in my head, thank you for giving me one of the most memorable experiences of my first jazz concert. You are all scored on my heart. Love, your fam from New Delhi.”
  • 2019 Air Force Civilian Advisory Council familiarization flight

    Thirty-one Air Force Civilian Advisory Council civic leaders attended a Pacific Air Forces-hosted C-17 civic leader flight where they witnessed two refueling efforts by a KC-135 Stratofortress and one simulated C-17 cargo drop. Upon landing, AFCAC observed a heritage celebration for Staff Sgt. Ryan Myers and Maj. Freddy Rodriguez’s “fini” flight.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson firefighters help fight McKinley Fire

    Fifteen firefighters from the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight and three firefighters from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wildland Support Module returned to JBER at approximately 10 p.m. Aug. 22, from assisting with efforts to suppress the McKinley Fire.