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  • Opening ceremony kicks off Cope Tiger 2016 in Thailand

    (Left to right) Royal Thai air force Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance, Republic of Singapore air force Maj. Gen. Hoo Cher Moo, RSAF chief of air force, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, 11th Air Force commander, participate in the opening ceremony of exercise Cope Tiger 2016, Korat RTAF Base, Thailand, Dec. 11, 2015. The purpose of the
  • Operation Christmas Drop showcases HA/DR Training

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, launched the final missions of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 Dec. 15 officially completing this year's operation with 100 percent of bundles on target.   Since Dec. 8, C-130 crews from Yokota's 36th Airlift Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force worked
  • USAF delivers hope, goodwill to Fais Island during Operation Christmas Drop

    Locals from the island of Fais recover and carry a low-cost, low-altitude bundle during Operation Christmas Drop 2015. Operation Christmas Drop is the Department of Defense's longest running humanitarian airdrop mission. This year marks the first ever trilateral Operation Christmas Drop where the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the
  • Airmen deliver supplies to Republic of Palau

    36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster and Col. TY Chamberlain, 36th Wing vice-commander, drops a low-cost, low-altitude bundle to Kayangel Atoll, Republic of Palau, Dec. 11, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop. This year marks the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, and is the first trilateral execution of the event with
  • 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.
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