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  • Air Force chaplain shares faith in Afghanistan

    From sitting down to lunch with Afghan mullahs or Islamic leaders, to performing Catholic Mass for international servicemembers, one Air Force chaplain is experiencing a deployment here in Kabul that is very different than others he's served. "I've been deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey,

  • CBRNE training is streamlined

    The Air Force will usher in a new web-based training class to help Airmen complete their mandatory training for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive, (CBRNE) objectives. The new CBRNE class will be available through the Air Force Portal and the Advanced Distributed

  • Retiring Joint Chiefs chairman leaves U.S. 'in great hands'

    Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke here Aug. 16 as part of a final tour through military sites across the globe before he retires in October. General Pace spoke to a standing-room only town hall gathering of 7th Air Force servicemembers and family members. The general's

  • Kadena Airman gets married by long distance

    The Nikah--a marriage contract--can be seen in the background on a computer monitor as an Islamic religious leader steps into view and begins a ceremony uniting an 18th Communication Squadron officer here in Okinawa with his bride in Pakistan. Dating was never an issue for the couple that met 15

  • C-17s conduct 4-ship airdrop training

    It's not uncommon to see a lone C-17 Globemaster in the skies over Oahu flying a training mission. To see four flying in formation is another thing all together. C-17 aircrews from the 535th Airlift Squadron conducted multi-element airdrop training over the Kahuku training range Aug. 13 allowing

  • Hurricane Hunters fly into Flossie

    As Hurricane Flossie made its way across the Pacific, officials at military installations on the island of Oahu ran checklists and otherwise tried to prepare for the worst. Meanwhile, a few Airmen were doing the unthinkable: making trips directly into the eye of the category four storm. The 53rd

  • Air Force Week school event needs volunteers

    While Air Force Week Honolulu is an opportunity to celebrate the Air Force's 60th Anniversary, it is also an opportunity for Hawaii's Airmen to focus on the community during the event. One such opportunity will take place Sept. 10, when everyone is encouraged to participate in Airmen in Education

  • Exercise Valiant Shield air ops wrap up

    Valiant Shield 2007, the largest exercise of its kind in the Pacific, wrapped up eight days of flying operations Aug.13. During the field training exercise, more than 2,900 sorties were flown, with KC-135 and KC-10 tankers offloading 2.29 million pounds of fuel to airborne aircraft. U.S. Air Force