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  • RQ-4 Global Hawk operates eyes in sky

    Several R-Q4 Global Hawks and approximately 40 support and operations personnel are deployed to Misawa Air Base for the aircraft's second rotation here.   The Global Hawk supports U.S. intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions and contingency operations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is scheduled to operate here through
  • Yokota airlifters finish RF-A exercise

    Airmen with, and in support of, the 36th Airlift Squadron returned to Yokota Air Base Aug. 24 after traveling to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 2 through 24 to train combat airlift capabilities and increase joint and multinational relationships at RED FLAG-Alaska.   The 98-member team, made up of aircrew, maintainers, logistics,
  • 20th EBS supports CBP at Andersen

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, taxi on the flightline Aug. 22, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Bomber crews with the 20th EBS are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the
  • Whiteman Airmen, B-2s maintain readiness in Guam

    About 225 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, deployed here August 7 to conduct familiarization training activities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   The goal of the training is to maintain force readiness by conducting flight operations in an environment outside of the United States.   “The objectives I outlined
  • Yokota soars at RED FLAG-Alaska

    A C-130 Hercules with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force lands on an austere runway used for training during RED FLAG-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2015. The training allowed C-130 aircrew to practice austere landings and take offs, combat offloads and supply drops, but also allowed friendly competition between
  • Minnesota ANG participates in 1st RF-A

    Approximately 130 Airmen and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth, Minnesota, are participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3.   This is the first RF-A for the 148th FW, and it gives the unit the opportunity to train in its primary suppression of enemy air defense, or SEAD, mission.   "The flying is a learning experience,”
  • Munitions flight blows doors off RED FLAG-Alaska

    One unique aspect of Eielson is its seasons; in fact it only really has two seasons -- RED FLAG-Alaska season and RF-A preparation season.   The Airmen at the 354th Maintenance Squadron's munitions flight know this very well.   "We support the 18th Aggressor Squadron with countermeasures and training missives," said Master Sgt. Rick Hedrick, the
  • Whiteman AFB B-2 bombers deploy to Guam

    Three B-2 bombers and approximately 225 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 7 to conduct familiarization training activities in the Pacific region.   This training deployment demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to regular, global strategic bomber operations throughout the
  • 36th FS continues its legacy

    They are one of the oldest fighting squadrons in the U.S. Air Force with more than 90 years of history. These "Fighting Fiends" have flown 21 different types of aircraft; received 22 unit citations and 24 service and campaign streamers since World War I. The 36th Fighter Squadron originated in Kelly Field, Texas, and has relocated to Selfridge
  • Wolf Pack tackles July heat during Exercise Beverly Midnight 15-4

    The sound of bugle calls echoed throughout the Wolf Pack as combat Airmen reacted, survived and operated in a simulated combat zone to validate and enhance Kunsan's mission to defend the base and take the fight north during Exercise Beverly Midnight 15-4 July 13 through 17 here.   Quarterly operational readiness exercises enhance strategic
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