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  • Tanker Task Force Keeps Northern Edge Flying

    If drivers could fill up the car with gas without stopping, imagine how efficient driving would be. The monstrous Tanker Task Force (TTF) here provides efficient service to drivers in the air during Northern Edge, Alaska’s premier joint training exercise. Seventeen tankers and 12 total force units

  • Hawaii Airmen to deliver health care to Fiji

    Pacific Air Forces and 15th Medical Group Airmen left here on a health care mission to Suva, Fiji this morning. The team will train selected Fijian military leaders and participate in a humanitarian outreach program. “We’re going to be working with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Fiji School of

  • Arctic Warrior becomes Thunderbird

    When a six year-old little girl decided she wanted to become an Air Force pilot when she grew up, little did she realize that not only would her dreams come true, but she would also be chosen to fly for one of the world’s premier aircraft demonstration teams. Fast forward 24 years to the present day

  • Northern Edge aims for air, sea dominance

    “Our end result (of Northern Edge 2006) is to establish complete dominance in the air and at sea,” said Col. John Marselus, chief of the Joint Exercise Division, or JED, for U.S. Alaskan Command. The focus of the annual joint-service exercise is to prepare joint forces to respond to crises in the

  • Virtual 'heavies' key to Northern Edge simulations

    The days of deploying an E-3 Sentry and other command and control aircraft to military exercises may soon be a rarity. With a large crew and an aging airframe, airborne warning and control systems, or AWACS, are expensive to deploy for a two-week training opportunity. But thanks to powerful computer

  • Icemen save six mushers, 89 dogs from snowstorm

    As Sammy sat atop Eagle Summit in February, stranded due to a snowstorm centered on that leg of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, he may have wondered to himself, “How did I get myself into this mess, and more importantly, how am I going to get myself out?” Luckily, Iceman Team members

  • Red Horse squadrons unite in the fight

    Red Horse squadrons from around the globe are combining forces to improve the quality of life for military members and safety conditions for Airmen and aircraft in South Korea. Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers from Osan’s 554th RHS have worked closely with Guard,

  • Air Force prepares for Valiant Shield

    Airmen from 10 bases will join three Navy carrier strike groups, elements of a Marine Corps aircraft wing and the Coast Guard for one of the largest joint exercises in the Western Pacific June 19-23. Called Valiant Shield, approximately 22,000 U.S. military personnel, 30 ships and 280 aircraft will