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  • DCGS-A supports USAF, Army interoperability

    Recently the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, successfully accomplished a major milestone when they began utilizing the Distributed Common Ground System - Army on a U.S. Air Force network. This effort is the first time DCGS-A has been accessed for day-to-day operations on an Air Force network, and it is a significant
  • Airmen share forward aerial refueling tactics with Aussies

    U.S. Air Force members demonstrated forward aerial refueling tactics with Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel July 8 during Talisman Sabre 2015.The training demonstration helped provide Australian forces with the knowledge to establish similar capabilities for their future operations. “We’re a forward area fuel extension, so we
  • Australia, U.S. partnership journeys to Outback

    Next week, the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division is scheduled to jump with Australian jumpmasters as part of the joint forcible entry operation dubbed Operation Talisman Saber which serves two primary functions.   "The purpose of the exercise is first and
  • Open Day kicks off Talisman Sabre 2015 operations in Darwin

    U.S. and Australian forces showcased equipment and personnel at Darwin Showgrounds July 5 during the 2015 Talisman Sabre Open Day, kicking off the area’s participation in the bilateral exercise.    Members of the local community gathered around equipment displays and spoke with uniformed personnel of both nations to get an interactive understanding
  • Global Hawk returns to Misawa

    Two RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft arrived here the night of July 2.   Two additional aircraft are scheduled to arrive at the base this week as part of the Global Hawk's second deployment to Misawa Air Base.   The unmanned aircraft are part of a scheduled rotation to Misawa, lasting from July to December 2015, along with approximately 40 personnel. The
  • 623rd ACF partners with JASDF

    The 623rd Air Control Flight "Lightsword" combined with their Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts during a temporary deployment to Iruma Air Base, Japan, to strengthen bilateral relations June 22 through 26.   The ACF's main mission is to integrate bilateral air and missile defense operations through battlestaff and liaison functions and to
  • Kadena, Marine units integrate for large force exercise

    Flying squadrons from Kadena were a part of a joint service exercise with units from the U.S. Marine Corps to practice air-to-air superiority while protecting ground troops June 30 at Kadena Air Base.   For this large force exercise, the Kadena's own 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons practiced joint air operations with the Marine All Weather Fighter
  • Gold Thunder 2.0 prepares ST combat mission support team for real-world ops

    To meet the unique deployed demands levied upon the combat mission support team the 320th Special Tactics Squadron created a program that gives their combat mission support specialists, known as Gold Team, the training needed to ensure the operators get the support they need in real world operations.Members from 320th Special Tactics Squadron Gold
  • 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
  • Civil engineers plumb their way to brighter future for PACANGEL

    In the remote highlands high above Goroka, Papua New Guinea, sits Gahuku Primary School, the Pacific Angel engineering team's largest project. More than 1,000 students climb up and down rickety stairs daily while ferrying between eight classrooms with standing room only.Fourteen U.S. military civil engineers work with counterparts from the Papua
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