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  • 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,
  • 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
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