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  • Airmen, Soldiers save lives in local fire

    Service members from 51st Fighter Wing, 8th Fighter Wing and the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade stepped in to aid four local community members and an Airman escape from a building fire in the Songtan shopping district outside Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 29. With no help and no other choice available, the residents of the building
  • Indian Air Force lands in prepration of RF-A 16-1

    Members and aircraft with the Indian Air Force landed at Eielson Air Force Base in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska, a two-week exercise that provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a myriad of worldwide contingencies.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska kicks off

    Residents of Interior Alaska may see and hear increased flying activity as the first RED FLAG-Alaska of the calendar year, RF-A 16-1, begins and runs through May 13, 2016. RF-A provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a myriad of
  • 44th AMU keeps planes operational

    Crew chiefs with the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, perform routine service on U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft, Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 26, 2016. The F-15C is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. Crew chiefs assigned to the fighter aircraft are responsible for the day-to-day and routine maintenance to ensure each fighter is prepared for flight at all times.
  • Kadena's 909th ARS provides fuel during flight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron performed a refueling mission with F-15C Eagle aircraft April 20 near Kadena Air Base. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime
  • Kadena maintainers ensure HH-60 flight

    Airmen with the 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit performed pre-flight inspections on HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters April 26 at Kadena Air Base. Maintenance and inspections are conducted before and after every mission to ensure aircraft safety and longevity. 
  • Filipino-American Airmen return home, serve PACAF Air Contingent in Philippines

    Asian-Pacific Americans have fought and served with the United States military for more than a century. That legacy continues today with three Filipino-American Airmen deployed with U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, where they fulfill a number of roles ranging from medical support to aircrew flight equipment and aircraft maintenance.
  • A-10's complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission

    Five U.S. A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, part of U.S. Pacific Command’s first iteration of an Air Contingent, completed their second mission at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 20, 2016. The Air Contingent was established at the invitation of the Philippine government in order to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and Philippines. The Air Contingent, consisting of five A-10Cs, three HH-60G Pave Hawks and 200 Airmen, provides forces capable of a variety of missions including force projection, air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law and ensures safety and transparency of operations in international waters and airspace.
  • Operational Readiness Exercise Sling Stone 16-03 tests Andersen Airmen

    Intense training took place April 18-21 at Andersen Air Force Base as Team Andersen was tested on their ability to ‘receive and project combat power’ during an operational readiness exercise.Conducted and evaluated by the 36th Wing Inspector General’s office at least twice a year, the exercises assess the wing’s capabilities, mission preparedness
  • PACAF maintainers keep A-10 airborne

    The U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent here requires its A-10C Thunderbolt IIs to be prepared for any situation, and maintenance personnel play a critical role in adapting to a new environment and launching aircraft at a nearly perfect rate. “Every day our Airmen are out here are getting these aircraft 100 percent mission ready making sure they