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  • Saving lives: Airman flies on casualty evacuation missions after Nepal earthquake

    Two weeks after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake rattled the nation May 12, 2015, causing even more injuries, devastation and need for help.Master Sgt. Joe Damian, 36th Contingency Response Group independent duty medical technician-paramedic, didn't know what was happening at first but was shocked when
  • Nepalese army, JTF-505 treat victims after 2nd earthquake rattles Nepal

    U.S. service members assisted government of Nepal and U.S. Agency for International Development officials with providing medical care for earthquake victims at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 12.U.S. Airmen, Marines and Sailors transported, triaged and provided minor medical care to approximately 44 patients who were
  • Nepal, USAF combine efforts to conduct critical runway repairs

    Airmen and Nepalese officials worked together to repair the runway at the Tribhuvan International Airport here May 9 through 10.Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group attached to Joint Task Force-505 and members of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal teamed up to conduct necessary repairs to the airfield after it sustained damage
  • JBER personnel at Exercise Balikatan help construct schools

    Philippine, U.S. and Australian forces joined barangay, meaning village in Filipino, communities including San Rafael, Santa Lourdes and Sabang to turn over brand new school buildings to elementary and high schools during exercise Balikatan 2015 April 28 and 29.This year marked the 31st iteration of the exercise, an annual Philippine-U.S. bilateral
  • PAF marks milestone, integrates with U.S. Air Force AWACS crew

    For the first time in Philippine Air Force history, PAF air battle managers controlled aircraft while airborne by integrating with the U.S. Air Force's 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron as part of Exercise Balikatan 2015.Five PAF air battle managers have flown in the AWACS each day since the exercise began April 20.It's the first time in roughly
  • Pacific Agility builds partership through subject matter expert exchange

    The Indonesian air force hosted a Pacific Agility international subject-matter expert exchange April 20 through 24 to help build partnerships across the Pacific region and promote interoperability.The five-day event included Indonesian air force and U.S. Air Force service members from several different F-16 aircraft maintenance career
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