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  • 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
  • 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