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  • PACAF exercise hosts Mexican observers

    Mexican Air Force observers are seeing first hand how U.S. and coalition forces work together during Cooperative Cope Thunder to aid in their decision to become future exercise participants. As part of his cooperative engagement strategy General Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, invited

  • PACAF flies humanitarian to Fiji Islands

    As a country composed of more than 300 islands, 100 of which are inhabited, Fiji’s rapid population growth is stretching health care efforts very thin. In an effort to help bolster Fiji’s health care capabilities, Airmen from Pacific Air Forces International Health Affairs visited the Republic of

  • Misawa F-16 unit flying high at Cooperative Cope Thunder

    Misawa Air Base pilots and support staff are taking advantage of realistic air combat training this week during Cooperative Cope Thunder here. The 13th Fighter Squadron brought about 40 pilots and support Airmen and 12 block 50 F-16 aircraft - the only exercise asset that can provide both air-to-air

  • 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' military style

    Used to dealing with extremes in the Alaskan environment, nearly two dozen Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base and three Soldiers from Fort Richardson drove to North Pole, Alaska, to lend their assistance in building a home for a family in need. They were joined by more than 150 Airmen and Soldiers

  • AEW Stand up

    More than 800 U.S. forces and allies arrived this week at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska for Cooperative Cope Thunder06-03, the Air Force's largest multilateral air combat exercise in the pacific. Filling the role of lead wing this year is the 35th Fighter Wing Wild Weasels of Misawa Air Base,

  • Kadena, Nirai fire departments participate in joint training exercise

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and the Nirai Fire Department (Chatan Town, Kadena Town, and Yomiton Village) participated in a joint fire training exercise, July 14, at the Kadena Fire Department’s training site. Sixty firefighters, 16 vehicles to include a fire truck and emergency

  • Hickam AFB welcomes its final C-17

    Team Hickam welcomed the last of its eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft today. The arrival of The Spirit of Kamehameha – Imua marked the successful transformation of the 15th Airlift Wing from a support unit to an operational strategic airlift wing. Earlier this year the 15th Airlift Wing had no

  • Misawa wins award for best large post office

    The Misawa Postal Service Center was recently announced as the best large postal facility in the Air Force. The 35th Communications Squadron received this announcement after being nominated for several noteworthy achievements in 2005. During 2005, the Misawa post office team was recognized as the