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  • Wolf Pack tackles July heat during Exercise Beverly Midnight 15-4

    The sound of bugle calls echoed throughout the Wolf Pack as combat Airmen reacted, survived and operated in a simulated combat zone to validate and enhance Kunsan's mission to defend the base and take the fight north during Exercise Beverly Midnight 15-4 July 13 through 17 here.   Quarterly operational readiness exercises enhance strategic
  • 353rd SOG collaborates with Andersen AFB to open Wake Island airfield

    Members from the 353rd Special Operations Group deployed to Andersen Air Base, Guam, July 18 to support the 36th Contingency Response Group with the opening of Wake Island airfield after a typhoon hit the island.Prior to Typhoon Halola’s arrival, more than 125 Department of Defense members were evacuated July 15 leaving the island vacant. After the
  • Contingency response Airmen assist in Wake Island storm recovery

    Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, arrived on Wake Island July 20 to assist uniformed and civilian staff in critical storm recovery efforts.   In anticipation of possible storm surges from Typhoon Halola, all base members had been evacuated from the small atoll to Andersen AFB. To allow the teams to
  • 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
  • PACAF aircraft maintenance units hone skills during load crew competitions

    Teams from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, and the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Misawa Air Base, Japan, participated in quarterly load crew competitions at each of their bases.   At Misawa AB, the competition consists of a timed race to determine the best combined
  • Yokota trains airlift capabilities essential to Pacific region

    Ten C-130 Hercules aircraft, assigned the 36th Airlift Squadron here, took part in a training exercise designed to test Yokota Air Base’s ability to perform large formation flights and essential airlift capabilities.   As Yokota is the primary airlift hub in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the training tested the wing’s large-force employment and
  • Total force effort ensures successful typhoon evacuation

    A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuating more than 125 Department of Defense members from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights
  • Yokota practices emergency response during exercise

    Yokota firefighters arrive on scene during an Emergency Management Exercise at Yokota Air Base, July 13, 2015. First responders have an essential role in exercises and real-world situations, and they continue to train to ensure preparedness for any situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)
  • 613th AOC synchronizes first USAF, RAAF non-stop C2 mission from Alaska to Australia

     Airmen from the 613th Air Operations Center here were the nerve center for the movement of seven C-17 Globemasters carrying almost 450 U.S. Army paratroopers on a non-stop flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Australia, July 8.  The 613th AOC provided this 22-hour command and control
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