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  • 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrives at Andersen

    U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission continues with the arrival of the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to replace their sister home unit, the 23rd EBS.Since March 2004, Andersen has hosted the CBP mission, which is designed to enhance regional security and provide reassurance to allies and
  • 17th SOS launches Pacific region's first MC-130J Commando II five-ship formation flight

    Instead of the usual howl of jet engines, Team Kadena heard the growl of 120 turboprop blades chopping the air as 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II aircraft dominated the airfield scene Feb. 17, 2016.
  • Ohio Air National Guard unit prepares for Andersen deployment

    More than 200 Airmen with the 112th Fighter Squadron from Toledo Air National Guard Base, Ohio, are set to deploy mid-January to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.
  • USAF delivers hope, goodwill to Fais Island during Operation Christmas Drop

    Locals from the island of Fais recover and carry a low-cost, low-altitude bundle during Operation Christmas Drop 2015. Operation Christmas Drop is the Department of Defense's longest running humanitarian airdrop mission. This year marks the first ever trilateral Operation Christmas Drop where the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the
  • Airmen deliver supplies to Republic of Palau

    36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster and Col. TY Chamberlain, 36th Wing vice-commander, drops a low-cost, low-altitude bundle to Kayangel Atoll, Republic of Palau, Dec. 11, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop. This year marks the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, and is the first trilateral execution of the event with
  • 125th EFS takes off to support TSP

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis for takeoff as part of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package Dec. 15, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 125th EFS, located at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla, deployed to Kadena to provide PACOM with forces capable of a variety of operations
  • Vigilant Ace 16: New kind of exercise

    Nov. 1 through 7 marked the planning and participation of a first of its kind exercise for 7th Air Force, Vigilant Ace 16. For a unit that already plans and/or participates in over 30 unique training events on average yearly, this was no easy task. So with that many training events already on the roster, why another exercise; how would this be
  • Kansas Coyotes refuel B-52 over Pacific

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress connects to a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling exercise Nov. 6, 2015, near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-52 crews are a part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo- Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • Yokota enhances capabilities through exercise

    Members of the 374th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Vigilant Ace 16 from Nov. 1-10, in conjunction with a Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base. Vigilant Ace is a large-scale exercise on the Korean Peninsula designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and allied forces through combined combat training.