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  • C-17: Airframe of Choice

    Whether the mission involves moving people to safety, delivering relief supplies to victims of natural disasters, or delivering war fighting assets to forward locations, the C-17 Globemaster III is fast becoming the air force’s aircraft of choice. With 13 years of service to the US Air Force, the

  • B-2 completes first deployment to Australia

    The U.S. Air Force has completed its first-ever B-2 deployment on the continent of Australia. The historic event took place July 25-27 and featured training sorties on Australia’s Delamere Air Weapons Range and a B-2 Engine Running Crew Change at RAAF Darwin – the first time the B-2 has landed on

  • Exercise Green Lighting

    B-2 Stealth bombers, KC-10 Extenders and support personnel are conducting exercise Green Lighting to improve the U.S. capabilities and operational familiarity in the region for the Pacific bomber presence and to enhance relations with the Australians. “The United States and Australia continue to be

  • Taking flight with the 128th --Total force integration at work

    Local and international media were invited by the 35 AEW commander to fly on tanker refueling mission during Cooperative Cope Thunder. After a welcome brief by Colonel Rusty Cabot, commander and exercise director for CCT 06-3, Lt. Col. Pete Hoffmann, detachment commander for the 128th Air Refueling

  • Hawaii Air Traffic Controllers Train to Fight

    Airmen from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron are involved in a four-day exercise here. The 297th provides wartime air traffic control and landing support to commanders in contingency situations. The exercise simulates a real-world deployment. Most of the Airmen

  • Exercise strengthens U.S., international combat skills

    Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-3 is the largest multi-lateral air combat exercise in the Pacific bringing together about 1,300 participants to train in Alaska. The operations officer for the exercise said Cope Thunder is very air forces centric -- providing realistic training in joint and combined

  • CCT/RF Improves Combat Skills for US and International Forces

    Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-3, is not just another Pacific Air Forces exercise. In fact, CCT boasts as being the largest multi- lateral air combat exercise in the pacific. During an ABC Alaska News interview, Lt. Col. Reggie Smith, operations officer for CCT/Red Flag Alaska at Elmendorf, explained

  • Swedish Air Force travels to Alaska for exercise

    In a journey that would span more than five days, seven Gripen fighters traveled from Sweden to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for the multinational exercise, Cooperative Cope Thunder. When they arrived at the Alaskan base, the Swedish pilots and 23 technicians from the ground crew had reached a

  • 2007 Force Shaping message released

    Air Force officials recently announced new force-shaping initiatives to be used to meet the required 2007 fiscal year end strength numbers. The new initiatives are designed to bring the Officer numbers down as the enlisted end-strength numbers are on target for 2007. Officials said more than 8,000