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  • 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
  • Falling for it: Airborne Airmen conduct proficiency parachute training

    U.S. Air Force paratroopers from the 736th Security Force Squadron perform static line parachute operations July 3, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The 736th SFS provides rapidly deployable defense capability and prepares expeditionary Airmen to deploy worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)
  • Open Day kicks off Talisman Sabre 2015 operations in Darwin

    U.S. and Australian forces showcased equipment and personnel at Darwin Showgrounds July 5 during the 2015 Talisman Sabre Open Day, kicking off the area’s participation in the bilateral exercise.    Members of the local community gathered around equipment displays and spoke with uniformed personnel of both nations to get an interactive understanding
  • Global Hawk returns to Misawa

    Two RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft arrived here the night of July 2.   Two additional aircraft are scheduled to arrive at the base this week as part of the Global Hawk's second deployment to Misawa Air Base.   The unmanned aircraft are part of a scheduled rotation to Misawa, lasting from July to December 2015, along with approximately 40 personnel. The
  • Kadena, Marine units integrate for large force exercise

    Flying squadrons from Kadena were a part of a joint service exercise with units from the U.S. Marine Corps to practice air-to-air superiority while protecting ground troops June 30 at Kadena Air Base.   For this large force exercise, the Kadena's own 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons practiced joint air operations with the Marine All Weather Fighter
  • Gold Thunder 2.0 prepares ST combat mission support team for real-world ops

    To meet the unique deployed demands levied upon the combat mission support team the 320th Special Tactics Squadron created a program that gives their combat mission support specialists, known as Gold Team, the training needed to ensure the operators get the support they need in real world operations.Members from 320th Special Tactics Squadron Gold
  • Fuels Airmen, Marines support NE15

    During Northern Edge 2015, approximately 450,000 gallons of fuel per day kept nearly 60 aircraft operating out of Eielson fueled up and flying the skies over Alaska accomplishing critical joint training. To help support the increased aerial operations, up to seven additional Airmen and four additional Marines trained to re-fuel aircraft arrived at
  • NE15 hones interoperability during joint exercise

    Over 6,000 U.S. service members and 200 aircraft from across the continental United States and Indo-Asia-Pacific converged upon Alaska for Exercise Northern Edge 2015 June 15 through 26. Northern Edge, a biannual Pacific Command contingency exercise, seeks to replicate the most challenging scenarios in the Pacific theater to ensure joint U.S.