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  • Medical collaboration provides world-class care during PACANGEL-Philippines

    Rayian Carazon slept soundly for the first time in weeks Aug. 16.Already caring for energetic 1-year-old Trica and four months pregnant with her second child, Carazon constantly worried about the health of her young family. Until this day, she had no way to know if there was anything wrong.Through word of mouth, she heard about the Health Services
  • First JGSDF jump from U.S. aircraft in history during RF-A

    A C-130 Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members on U.S. soil Aug. 12 during RED FLAG-Alaska.   The JGSDF’s 3rd Battalion, 1st Airborne Brigade, alongside the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, jumped from the C-130
  • PACANGEL-Philippines partnership building commences

    About 70 U.S. service members and five partner nations began work on a multitude of civil military relief operations here Aug. 17.   Thousands of people, young and old, are set to reap the benefits of Pacific Angel Philippines from medical outreach to engineering projects affecting six local schools.   However, those benefits, while important, are
  • Returning home to Saipan: Airman aids in typhoon recovery

    When Typhoon Soudelor struck the small island of Saipan recently, the storm hit close to home for one of Andersen Air Force Base’s own.   Senior Airman Louie Lacsina, 36th Mobility Response Group air transportation specialist and Saipan-native, deployed along with five 36th Contingency Response Group wingmen to assist ongoing relief efforts on his
  • Yokota soars at RED FLAG-Alaska

    A C-130 Hercules with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force lands on an austere runway used for training during RED FLAG-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2015. The training allowed C-130 aircrew to practice austere landings and take offs, combat offloads and supply drops, but also allowed friendly competition between
  • Kadena Airmen deepen friendship with local students

    Kadena Language Institute students pose with volunteers from the 18th Wing for a group photo after a culture exchange at Kadena Rotary Plaza, Japan, Aug. 14, 2015. Ten volunteers participated with the institute to clean the neighborhood as part of a community relations event while also conversing with KLI students in English. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • RED HORSE Airmen lend helping hands to Philippines community

    Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron here helped complete a humanitarian assistance project July 30 in the Philippines in support of the State Partnership Program. Eight members from Andersen Air Force Base, along with the Hawaii Army National Guard, Guam Army National Guard and Armed Forces of the Philippines worked together for the project,
  • Building smiles: Ammo hosts children's visit

    Airmen from the 35th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight welcomed 45 children from the Shichinohe Children's Home to an afternoon of fun-filled activities here July 25. Organized by Staff Sgt. Dominic Gauna, 35th MXS NCO in charge of munitions flight plans and scheduling, the three-hour event was held at the Weasel's Den, the base's indoor
  • CGs help protect Yokota

    They're the first sight people see when they enter Yokota. They scan common access cards and wish visitors a good day or smile when those visitors attempt broken Japanese. Personnel typically see these men guarding the gates, but few probably know what else they do. CGs are Japanese nationals who the Japanese government provides for United States
  • Tour enhances US-Japan relations

    Aircrew members with the 459th Airlift Squadron take seats in an OH-1 Omega helicopter at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2015. The OH-1, which was part of a static display hosted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, is the first helicopter designed and manufactured in Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker/Released)