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  • Yokota fuels relationship with JMSDF

    Yokota technicians responded immediately to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's urgent request to support four of their recently acquired C-130R Hercules Oct. 8.   With the assistance from the 459th Airlift Squadron, three technicians with the 374th Maintenance Group flew on a UH-1N Huey to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, to provide
  • U.S., Republic of Singapore air forces to participate in Commando Sling 16

    U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel will train together during the annual, bilateral exercise Commando Sling 16 at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore. Six F-15 Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, will kick off the first of three exercise iterations for CS16 with the RSAF and will be held from Oct.
  • U.S. air power on display at Seoul ADEX 2015

    Approximately 150 U.S. military service members from the U.S. Air Force and Army are scheduled to participate in the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2015, scheduled from Oct. 19-25 at the Seoul K-16 airport.   U.S. static displays will include the F-16, A-10, KC-135 and E-3 aircraft. Aerial demonstrations will be
  • Generals' aerial exchange demonstrates alliance, friendship

    As a testament to the strong friendship and alliance between the U.S. and Japan, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Dolan, U.S. Forces Japan commander, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Yoshiyuki Sugiyama, Air Defense Command commander, came together for a bilateral exchange flight here Oct. 14. The exchange involved Dolan flying onboard a JASDF
  • 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,