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  • Teak Mint participants visit orphanage in Malaysia

    Teak Mint participants visited the Rumah Kasih Hormoni Orphanage near Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia, June 6, 2015.Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group, the 36th Airlift Squadron and the Royal Malaysian Air Force collected more than $1,000 to donate clothes and games. They also helped clean up and make repairs around the orphanage.“Our combined
  • Air Commandos complete Teak Mint 15-1

    Members from the 353rd Special Operations Group along with members from the 36th Airlift Squadron conducted multinational and bilateral training during Joint Chief of Staff Exercise Teak Mint 15-1 in Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan, Malaysia, May 26 through June 13.“This exercise has been a great opportunity for our Airmen to learn,” said Maj. Michael S.
  • 966th AACS tests upgraded AWACS platform at NE15

    Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an Air Force E-3G Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300 mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.   Threat detection, improvisation,
  • Reserve units support NE15

    As with all training and operational events, the U.S. military would not be successful without a total force and joint effort, and Northern Edge 2015 is no different. Reserve units such as the 507th Air Refueling Wing, based out of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and the 459th Air Refueling Wing, based out of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, are
  • NE15 provides prime environment for testing new capabilities

    With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.   "Northern Edge airspace is unique for us in a testing environment because it has a lot of joint players and is a large force exercise that tests the
  • NE15 provides 673rd CES firefighters essential training

    U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a crash fire exercise during Exercise Northern Edge 2015 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 15 through 26.   NE15 is an Alaskan command hosted exercise and one of Alaska's biggest joint training exercises. It brings all U.S. military services together
  • Next generation fighter technologies tested during Alaska military exercise

    The past meets the future when a distinctive looking aircraft with the nose and electronics of an F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter and the body of a 1960's passenger jet participates in one of the U.S. military's largest electronic warfare exercises.   A modified BAC 1-11 serves as a flying test platform for the F-35's AN/APG-81 active
  • Blast from past: 20th EBS drops last M117 bomb in PACAF

    Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, with the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen, dropped the final M117 bomb in the Pacific Air Force's inventory June 26 on an uninhabited island off the coast of Guam.   The M117 bomb dates back to the mid-1950s when it was first used during the Vietnam War.   "I think it's fitting that the last
  • Innovative system revolutionizes NE15 battlespace, maximizes training capability

    High in the skies over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex from June 11-26 viewers might see multiple contrails circling each other in close proximity - these contrails are a glimpse into some of the live action in Northern Edge 2015, the largest military training exercise scheduled in Alaska this year. What most people won't see are the dozens