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  • 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)
  • Airmen help South Korean students experience American culture through food

    As part of a cultural exchange opportunity, students from Cheonan High School recently spent a few hours of their afternoon July 10 trying more than 25 different kinds of American snacks. Before the students began the feast, they watched a quick video of American students in Tennessee partaking Korean snacks that had been sent to them."The main
  • US, Aussies conduct joint refueling for Talisman Sabre 2015

    In support of Talisman Sabre 2015 exercise operations, members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 33 Squadron conducted in-air refueling for U.S. and Australian fighters July 13 in the skies above the North Australian coast.A variety of U.S. and Australian F/A-18 Hornets, Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers lined each side of the Royal
  • ROK, U.S. military leaders meet during 2015 Air Boss Conference

    Senior leaders from the U.S. and Republic of Korea air forces meet during the 2015 Air Boss Conference on Osan Air Base, ROK, July 17, 2015. The annual conference, hosted by the commander of the Air Component Command, is a bi-lateral forum between U.S. and ROK forces under the combined forces aegis on the peninsula. The conference plays a vital
  • USAF Band of Pacific-Asia makes history with Vietnam performance

    In an historic event July 2, the Yakota-based U.S. Band of the Pacific - Asia Jazz Combo became the first ever U.S. Air Force Band to perform in Hanoi during the 239th anniversary of the Independence of the United States and the 20th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam.   Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S.
  • Yokota Airmen give back to homeless community

    Members from Yokota Air Base, Japan, and members of a local church serve food to the homeless at Ueno Park, Tokyo Japan, June 26, 2015. The base chapel has received multiple commendations, including the Zenko-Kai award, for their participation in homeless outreach events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David C. Danford/Released)
  • Airmen share forward aerial refueling tactics with Aussies

    U.S. Air Force members demonstrated forward aerial refueling tactics with Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel July 8 during Talisman Sabre 2015.The training demonstration helped provide Australian forces with the knowledge to establish similar capabilities for their future operations. “We’re a forward area fuel extension, so we
  • Australia, U.S. partnership journeys to Outback

    Next week, the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division is scheduled to jump with Australian jumpmasters as part of the joint forcible entry operation dubbed Operation Talisman Saber which serves two primary functions.   "The purpose of the exercise is first and
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