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  • 18th CEG conducts fire demo for Tokyo, Okinawa cadets

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jon Ammon, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of operations, gives a brief introduction to a live firefighting demonstration, Nov. 24, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Firefighters from the 18th CES performed a demonstration for Tokyo and Okinawan firefighter cadets and explained the methods and equipment used
  • UN Day's 70th anniversary celebrated in Tokyo

    Members of the Yokota Air Base honor guard present the colors during the United Nations Day 70th Anniversary Celebration in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 16, 2015. UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945 and has been celebrated as UN Day since 1948. The day also provides an opportunity for the UNC, a
  • Pacific Air Forces hosts Japanese Minister of Defense during PACOM tour

    Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, hosted the Japanese Minister of Defense, Gen Nakatani, Nov. 23, as part of Nakatani's tour of U.S. Pacific Command and its component commands.    Robinson and Nakatani met to discuss the ongoing relationship between the two allies and address how the U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Self-Defense
  • Yokota, JGSDF share helo experience

    The Indo-Asia Pacific Region experiences extreme variations of elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity, leading to many natural disasters.   During these emergencies, U.S. and Japanese military units collaborate to support to those affected -- like Operation Tomodachi in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake.   The
  • Kadena Airmen tour Naha AB, build bilateral relations

    Approximately 40 Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, interacted with their Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts during an extensive tour of Naha Air Base Nov. 20, as part of a new wing exchange program.   The tour included an overall mission briefing at the wing headquarters building, visits to various historical sites, aircraft maintenance,
  • U.S., China conclude bilateral maritime talks

    Military representatives from the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China met at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Nov. 21-24 for bilateral talks concerning  military air and naval safety.The overall goal of the long-standing bi-annual talks, known as the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA), is to provide a mechanism for open and
  • U.S. Airman attends 1st RAAF multi-national junior enlisted leadership forum in Australia

    An Airman with the 36th Wing from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, recently returned from the first Pacific Rim Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum in Canberra, Australia. Tech. Sgt. Luis Reyes, 36th Wing Command Chief executive assistant, represented the U.S. Air Force as the only U.S. Airmen attending the three day venue Sept. 28 through 30. “It was
  • Vigilant Ace 16: New kind of exercise

    Nov. 1 through 7 marked the planning and participation of a first of its kind exercise for 7th Air Force, Vigilant Ace 16. For a unit that already plans and/or participates in over 30 unique training events on average yearly, this was no easy task. So with that many training events already on the roster, why another exercise; how would this be
  • Yokota enhances capabilities through exercise

    Members of the 374th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Vigilant Ace 16 from Nov. 1-10, in conjunction with a Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base. Vigilant Ace is a large-scale exercise on the Korean Peninsula designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and allied forces through combined combat training.