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  • After manpower cuts, PACAF gets 'smart'

    If they haven't heard of it yet, it's a sure bet airmen across the Pacific soon will. It's called Air Force Smart Operations 21, an Air Force initiative to get smarter and more efficient in the face of reduced budgets and sweeping personnel cuts. Pacific Air Force bases have already begun

  • ADM Fallon Recognized by Hawaii Leaders

    With President Bush's nomination, Admiral William Fallon, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command could be packing up his bags quite soon and setting sail to lead the fight in Central Command. Hawaii leaders recognized Admiral Fallon and his wife Mary for their contributions to Hawaii's military

  • PACAF CC presents award Misawa City mayor

    The commander of Pacific Air Forces recognized the mayor of Misawa City for his dedicated service to the U.S.- Japan alliance by presenting him with an Air Force award - a first for a Japanese official. Gen. Paul Hester, PACAF commander, alongside former 35th Fighter Wing commanders, Lt. Gen. Chip

  • Kadena volunteers teach English in Japanese schools

    Volunteer opportunities offer a variety of benefits more priceless than money. These benefits include learning a new skill and a sense of satisfaction from helping others. Team Kadena volunteers have discovered another benefit from volunteering on Okinawa: the joy of working with Okinawan children

  • Drop zone dedicated to fallen pararescueman

    No one ever had a bad word to say about him. He always had a smile on his face no matter how bad the situation was. He will always be remembered by his unit and now by Kadena Air Base. An on-base parachute drop zone was dedicated to the fallen base pararescueman Jan. 26. The drop zone on the

  • Yokota Airmen participate in Cope Tiger 2007

    Nearly 50 Yokota Air Base aircrews, maintainers and medics left Japan for Thailand and are participating in this year's Exercise Cope Tiger 2007. Cope Tiger is a joint Thai and U.S. sponsored multi-lateral command post exercise, field training exercise and humanitarian civic service exercise between

  • Competition challenges Airmen's warfighting abilities

    Twenty-one teams composed of 84 Andersen AFB Airmen competed Jan. 25 and 26 here in Warrior Day, a competition designed to simulate challenges Airmen may face in combat. "Warrior Day is an annual competition on Andersen," said Senior Master Sgt. Ray Johnson who is assigned to the 36th Security

  • Leadership symposium provides insight to senior leaders, spouses

    The Air Force of today is more efficient, imposing and effective than at any other time in the nation's history. A significant contributor to that fact is the support of dedicated family members who sacrifice every day so the mission can continue smoothly. But Air Force spouses often have the