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  • Airmen rescue Korean national

    Often memories of the Fourth of July include parades, barbecues and fireworks. For two Airmen assigned here their memories of Independence Day this year were assisting a total stranger who was in a life-threatening traffic accident. The Airmen were driving back here from Gwang Yang port after

  • Kadena unit keeps PACOM wired, flying

    With hundreds of aircraft in the Pacific theater supporting the interests of the United States and its allies, electronic components are critical. Aircraft are durable and delicate at the same time and getting a replacement part in a timely fashion keeps the war birds in the fight. The Kadena-based

  • 'Pantons' refine training with Japan live weapons drop

    Pilots assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron completed a week and a half of dropping live ordnance on a Japanese bombing range in an effort to refine their war-time skills July 3. The squadron, known as the "Pantons," participated in the weapons drop using the small, uninhabited Japanese island of

  • Reservists 'take over' Hickam air ops

    Reservists from the 87th Aerial Port Squadron out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are running the Air Mobility Command operation here. Over the next two weeks, Airmen from the 87th APS will be responsible for duties normally done by the Hickam-based 735th Air Mobility Squadron, including

  • U.S., Australian Airmen join forces Down Under for Talisman Saber

    More than 270 U.S. Air Force personnel deployed to Australia to conduct the field training exercise portion of Talisman Saber 2007 from June 18-26. The FTX, Part B of Talisman Saber 2007, was followed by combined training with the Royal Australian Air Force. Part A, which ran May 22-28, was a

  • C-21 makes final flight at Yokota

    After more than 62,000 mishap-free flying hours and 21 years of service, Yokota Air Base's C-21 transport jet ended its service here as base officials held a ceremony honoring the final departure of the C-21 June 29. The base's four C-21s with the 459th Airlift Squadron have been replaced by three

  • Eielson Airman kicks his way to the top

    Kicking his way to the top, an Eielson Iceman swiftly and efficiently fought his way to a first place victory during the Rumble on the River mixed martial arts championship June 22 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Brett Laswell, an Airman with the 354th Maintenance Squadron, defeated reigning bantam weight