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  • Exercise Pacific Thunder 15-02 scheduled

    The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines Corps and Republic of Korea air force will team up together Oct. 13 through 24 to participate in a joint, combined combat search and rescue exercise titled Pacific Thunder 15-02, which focuses on enhancing the interoperability and combat readiness of the military alliance through combined combat search and rescue
  • U.S., Indonesia air forces to participate in Cope West 16

    Aviation units from the U.S. and Indonesia will participate in the Cope West 2016 Field Training Exercise in Indonesia Oct. 19 through 23. CW16 is a bilateral, tactical airlift exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces. The exercise enhances combined readiness and interoperability, reinforces the U.S. commitment to the Pacific and
  • U.S., Japan Sign Environmental Clarification of Status of Forces Agreement

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida signed a clarification today on environmental stewardship related to U.S. forces in Japan.   The agreement is an "important clarification" that strengthens cooperation on environmental stewardship in relation to U.S. armed forces in Japan, Carter said at the Pentagon signing
  • COMPACAF makes 1st visit to Singapore

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, inspects the Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence in Singapore Sept. 28, 2015. The inspection was part of Robinson’s introductory visit to Singapore from Sept. 27-30, 2015, in which she will visit the Changi Command and Control Centre at Sembawang Air Base, Singapore, and
  • PACRIM Airpower Symposium: Sharing airspace, saving lives

    Air force members from nations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region gathered here Sept. 21 through 24 to discuss ways to improve cooperation, leadership and coordination efforts during the 2015 Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium.    Attendees of the event, hosted by the Pacific Air Forces Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Dillon, consisted of senior
  • AF members gain professional development during Gema Bhakti

    Education is gained through many different forums and plays a significant role in the development of service members. Oftentimes, service members gain knowledge and perspective through dialogue, personal experiences and formal instruction. In the case of exercise Gema Bhakti, the professional development opportunity provided through the 10-day,
  • PACAF to host 2015 PACRIM Airpower Symposium

    U.S. military and its Pacific allies and partners will discuss international cooperation during the annual Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 21 through 24. The theme, “Sharing Airspace, Saving Lives…Multinational Response in HA/DR,” focuses discussions on improving cooperation and coordination during humanitarian assistance
  • Airmen provide flood relief for local city

    Tropical Storm Etau hit eastern Japan with a large amount of rain, 26 inches total, between Sept. 6 through 11, causing floods and landslides.   More than 12,000 homes were flooded throughout the Greater Tokyo region and 350 landslides struck Tochigi Prefecture alone. In response, the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron put together a 60-member team to
  • Kadena, JASDF Airmen strengthen bilateral ties through ATR

    Airmen with the 623rd Air Control Flight completed training at Fukuoko, Japan's Kasuga Direction Center, while taking part in an Aviation Training Relocation exercise at Tsuiki Air Base, Japan.More than 30 Japan Air Self-Defense Force airmen supported operations from the direction center alongside the 12 Airmen from the 623rd ACF.Bilateral training
  • JASDF officers observe Kadena's aircraft

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Karan Bansal, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, explains to Japan Air Self-Defense Force officers how to operate a KC-135 Stratotanker boom during a tour Sept. 16, 2015 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Operations Group provided an opportunity for the JADSF officers to learn Kadena's aircraft operations,