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  • JMSDF members tour Yokota maintenance facilities

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Petty Officer 2nd Class Takeshi Murai, 4 Maintenance Squadron, inspects a C-130 Hercules engine during a facility tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2015. The JMSDF maintainers compared the maintenance conducted at Yokota to their own to help improve processes and efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff
  • Pacific Air Forces hosts Republic of Korea National Assembly Defense Committee

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark C. Dillon, Pacific Air Forces vice commander, and the Honorable Chung, Doo Un (center), Republic of Korea’s Chairman of the National Assembly Defense Committee, pose for a group photo during Chung’s visit to PACAF’s headquarters, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 14, 2015. Chung and Dillon met and discussed
  • ROKAF, USAF POL train together

    Without a Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants flight, it would be difficult to get aircraft off the ground. Kunsan Air Base Airmen conducted their first ever POL bilateral training with the Republic of Korea air force Dec. 8. The training is focused on building partnership capacity with ROKAF counterparts. The ROKAF and U.S. Air Force POL teams are
  • Nirai Fire Department partners with Kadena first responders for humanitarian relief exercise

    Nirai Fire department partnered with Kadena first responders in a humanitarian relief exercise Dec. 3 at Kadena. This is the first exercise in which the Nirai Fire Department partnered with Kadena to get to parts of the surrounding area that would have been previously be inaccessible due to flooding, by driving through the base.
  • US, Australia, Japan launch 2015 Operation Christmas Drop

    With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircraft, aircrews and support personnel with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid disaster relief training by delivering donated goods via C-130s to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote, populated islands.
  • PACAF Airmen demonstrate C-17 medical capability during Indian Defense Minister visit

    Pacific Air Forces Airmen showcased aeromedical evacuation capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III as they hosted India Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun K. Singh Dec. 7, as a part of a U.S. Pacific Command visit designed to enhance the U.S.-Indian partnership.
  • Andersen hosts 64th annual Operation Christmas Drop ‘Push Ceremony’

    The 64th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop will begin here Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. with an official “Push Ceremony” followed by U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force executing humanitarian airdrops to islands throughout the Ulithi Atoll and the island of Fais within the Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Okinawa City, Kadena firefighters conduct bilateral hazmat training

    Members from Kadena Air Base, Japan, and the Okinawa City Fire Department participated in a hazardous materials incident exercise for the first time, Dec. 8, at the Okinawa City Civic Center.   The exercise was held to strengthen bilateral capabilities between the fire departments so they can be called upon at any time as part of a mutual aid
  • Yokota takes off for Operation Christmas Drop 2015

    A C-130 Hercules is marshaled onto the flightline before taking off to participate in Operation Christmas Drop 2015 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 7, 2015. Over the course of six days, critical supplies will be dropped to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people as part of the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian
  • Pacific Air Forces commander arrives in India

    Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, arrived in India Dec. 4 to meet with Indian defense officials and discuss mutual cooperation during the first PACAF commander’s visit to the nation since 2011. Robinson is visiting at the invitation of Air Chief Marshall Arup Raha, India’s senior ranking military officer, for a series of base