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  • F-16s surge during two-day drill at Misawa

    Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a two-day surge exercise April 4 through 5 with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
  • B-2 Spirit crews perform engine running crew change in Australia

    Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, recently conducted engine running crew changes with B-2 Spirit bombers at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, March 22. The B-2s were deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region from March 8 through 29 to enhance bomber crew readiness and proficiency, as well as to integrate capabilities
  • Minnesota Air National Guard 148th FW prepares for Osan deployment

    Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing at Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, are set to deploy mid-April to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as the 179th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package. The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys fighter
  • F-22 Raptors train in Alaska

    Pilots conducted training sorties March 24 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to continue pilot development and maintain overall mission effectiveness.
  • Team Kadena aircrews perform inflight refueling

    A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft with the 44th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron to begin an inflight refueling procedure, March 21, 2016, off the coast of Japan. The 44th FS and 909th ARS conducted an inflight refueling exercise to demonstrate how tanker support can extend and prolong
  • Kadena's 18th Wing performs combat aircraft generation exercise

    F-15 Eagles from Kadena’s 44th Fighter Squadron taxi down the runway March 18, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 44th FS participated in training to demonstrate Kadena’s air superiority and wartime readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen)
  • Airmen, cargo ready for Operation Beverly Sunrise

    Almost as quickly as operational readiness exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03 kicked off, Airmen and cargo were ready to deploy. Members from all squadrons on base joined forces to conduct mock personnel and cargo deployment functions here during Phase I to ensure they were prepared to fight at a moment's notice.
  • PACAF F-16 Demo Team fosters international relations, enhances warfighting capabilities

    Misawa Air Base is no stranger to the voice of the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon, but since March 7, the sky and runway have been a stage to the performers of the Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team. The team is undergoing a personnel turnover and has been training its new members in preparation for upcoming airshows across the Pacific theater.
  • B-2s conduct deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

    Three B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations March 8.While in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the B-2s will integrate and conduct training with ally and partner air forces, and conduct a radio communications check with a U.S. air operations center.This deployment will ensure bomber crews
  • Iceman engineers build up range for RED FLAG-Alaska

    Building a bridge can come with many challenges, especially when the materials are water and below freezing temperatures. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron head to Delta Junction, Alaska, each year to construct a bridge made of ice, spending weeks at a time in the Alaskan wilderness transporting heavy equipment and materials over the ice bridge to prepare for the next RED FLAG-Alaska season.