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  • Airmen perform preflight checks Beverly Midnight 16-3

    Airmen from Kunsan Air Base performed pre-flight checks May 4 during Beverly Midnight 16-3. The exercise accentuated the importance of maintaining heightened readiness and aircraft alert levels to ensure security on the Korean peninsula.
  • Flying for RED FLAG-Alaska

    Sorties are flown during RED FLAG - Alaska May 4 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements.
  • Kadena's 909th ARS provides fuel during flight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron performed a refueling mission with F-15C Eagle aircraft April 20 near Kadena Air Base. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime
  • A-10's complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission

    Five U.S. A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, part of U.S. Pacific Command’s first iteration of an Air Contingent, completed their second mission at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 20, 2016. The Air Contingent was established at the invitation of the Philippine government in order to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and Philippines. The Air Contingent, consisting of five A-10Cs, three HH-60G Pave Hawks and 200 Airmen, provides forces capable of a variety of missions including force projection, air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law and ensures safety and transparency of operations in international waters and airspace.
  • Operational Readiness Exercise Sling Stone 16-03 tests Andersen Airmen

    Intense training took place April 18-21 at Andersen Air Force Base as Team Andersen was tested on their ability to ‘receive and project combat power’ during an operational readiness exercise.Conducted and evaluated by the 36th Wing Inspector General’s office at least twice a year, the exercises assess the wing’s capabilities, mission preparedness
  • PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first Air Contingent missions in Philippines

    U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent began flying operations at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, with the successful launch of four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and two HH-60G Pave Hawks.
  • Yokota aids Japan with earthquake relief

    The 374th Airlift Wing sent two C-130 Hercules aircraft and aircrew to the Kyushu region April 18, supporting the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas.
  • PACAF Airmen stand up Air Contingent in Philippines

    Pacific Air Forces Airmen stood up the first rotation of an Air Contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila that highlighted several initiatives aimed to enhance bilateral relations between the two nations.
  • B-52's demonstrate power projection in the Pacific

    The U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber and crews just returned from Clark Air Base, Philippines, where they supported Exercise Balikatan 16. Exercises like BK 16 help maintain a high level of readiness, enhance military-to-military relations, and combined combat capabilities. The U.S. Pacific Command has maintained a rotational strategic
  • JBER conducts annual Polar Force exercise

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson kicked off Polar Force 16-4 April 4, signaling the start of its annual two-week exercise designed to test JBER's wartime operational limits.