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Category: Rebalance
  • Making history: B-52, B-1, B-2s maintain regional stability in PACOM theater

    For the first time in history, a B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit are conducting integrated operational missions in the U.S. Pacific Command region. The bombers located at Andersen Air Force Base in support of Continuous Bomber Presence and Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region.
  • PACAF plans, executes Navy VAQ-138 ‘Growler’ Air Contingent operations at Clark Air Base

    Since their arrival June 15, the U.S. Navy detachment supporting four EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft officially begin their daily operations here June 20, 2016. The Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 expeditionary detachment will conduct operations that include training with Armed Forces of the Philippines (FA-50 aircraft pilots and providing support for routine operational missions that enhance regional maritime domain awareness.
  • PACAF, PACFLT coordinate arrival of VAQ-138 detachment in Philippines

    After coordination and planning efforts by U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Force Air Component Command headquartered at Pacific Air Forces, the first temporary detachment of U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft arrived at Clark Air Base, Philippines, June 15. This detachment, comprised of four aircraft and about 120 personnel
  • Minnesota Air National Guard TSP arrives at Osan

    The 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, deployed 12 F-16 aircraft to Osan Air Base as part of a theater security package to enhance regional security on the Korean Peninsula. These routine deployments demonstrate the United States' commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, as well as solidifies relationships with
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

    Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.
  • 69th EBS takes off from Andersen AFB

    The U.S. conducts continuous bomber presence operations in the theater as part of a routine, forward deployed, global strike capability to support regional security and our allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
  • Exercise Cope Tiger 2016 enhances capabilities through team work

    Readiness and continued development of multilateral interoperability remains a key priority for Indo-Asia-Pacific partners participating in the 22nd year of Exercise Cope Tiger, a joint multilateral field training exercise that began here March 7.
  • 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