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  • Yokota supports Iwakuni Air Show

    Members of Yokota Air Base, Japan, supported the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day Air Show, May 5. Yokota provided a C-12 Huron and UH-1N Huey as static displays for the event.
  • Air traffic controller ops in high gear for RED FLAG-Alaska

    RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1 is in full swing and the air traffic controllers are the backbone to ensuring every aircraft takes off and lands safely.RF-A usually brings various airframes into the mission, which adds complexity to the air traffic controllers’ mission.“Mixing all the different airframes presents a unique challenge,” said Staff Sgt. Benjamin
  • Flying for RED FLAG-Alaska

    Sorties are flown during RED FLAG - Alaska May 4 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements.
  • Indian Air Force lands in prepration of RF-A 16-1

    Members and aircraft with the Indian Air Force landed at Eielson Air Force Base in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska, a two-week exercise that provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a myriad of worldwide contingencies.
  • A-10's complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission

    Five U.S. A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, part of U.S. Pacific Command’s first iteration of an Air Contingent, completed their second mission at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 20, 2016. The Air Contingent was established at the invitation of the Philippine government in order to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and Philippines. The Air Contingent, consisting of five A-10Cs, three HH-60G Pave Hawks and 200 Airmen, provides forces capable of a variety of missions including force projection, air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law and ensures safety and transparency of operations in international waters and airspace.
  • PACAF honors Filipino-American veterans during ceremony

    Maj. Gen. Thomas Harwood III, Mobilization Assistant to the commander of Pacific Air Forces, attended the 74th Commemoration of “Araw ng Kagitingan” or Philippine Day of Valor, April 16 to honor Filipino-American veterans of WWII.
  • Yokota aids Japan with earthquake relief

    The 374th Airlift Wing sent two C-130 Hercules aircraft and aircrew to the Kyushu region April 18, supporting the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas.
  • Philippine AF flies with Yokota during exercise Balikatan

    Members of the Philippine Air Force's 220th Airlift Wing flew with Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, as part of exercise Balikatan 16, an annual exercise that focuses on the longstanding partnership between the U.S. and the Philippines. This year marked the 32nd iteration of the exercise.
  • PACAF Airmen stand up Air Contingent in Philippines

    Pacific Air Forces Airmen stood up the first rotation of an Air Contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila that highlighted several initiatives aimed to enhance bilateral relations between the two nations.
  • COMPACAF wraps up Australia, New Zealand visit

    Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, deepened ties with partner nations and reaffirmed PACAF’s commitment to the rebalance in the Pacific during a two-week trip to New Zealand and Australia March 3-17.   Robinson traveled to New Zealand and Australia to discuss current and future partnership engagements with the goal of improving