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  • Minnesota Air National Guard 148th FW prepares for Osan deployment

    Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing at Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, are set to deploy mid-April to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as the 179th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package. The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys fighter
  • 60th Anniversary of Operation DEEP FREEZE concludes

    The 2015-2016 Antarctic research season concluded March 12 following the redeployment of U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, and LC-130 Skibird aircraft to the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York.
  • Whiteman maintainers ensure global strike capability in PACOM theater

    Maintainers and crew chiefs from the 509th Bomb Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, deployed with B-2 Spirit aircraft to an undisclosed location in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. The deployment ensures the Airmen maintain readiness and proficiency, while providing a global strike capability to the theater and
  • 374th MXS keeps Yokota, Kadena aircraft flying

    Cars, buses and trains are some of the typical means of transportation for people to get to their destinations. Along the way, these vehicles need repairs or routine maintenance to keep them in good working condition. In the Air Force, a routine way of transportation is by airplane. However, unlike land vehicles, the aircraft at Yokota and Kadena Air Base, Japan, go to the 374th Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Flight phase docks to receive their maintenance. Every 540 days, a C-130 Hercules or MC-130 Talon II enters the phase docks for an inspection and repairs. During the 14 to 16-day process, Airmen inspect the aircraft and fix any potential discrepancies.
  • MWD train to keep paws on the ground

    Military working dogs at Kunsan Air Base support 24/7 operations and train continuously to be proficient.
  • F-16 generation intensifies during Beverly Sunrise 16-03 phase II

    Misawa Air Base pilots and maintainers prepared F-16 Fighting Falcons for takeoff during phase II of operational readiness exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03.
  • Airmen, Soldier MWD handlers improve mission effectiveness through joint training

    Airmen with the 673rd Security Forces Squadron and Soldiers with the 549th Military Working Dog Detachment participated in joint explosives-detection training on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson March 17.
  • Weapon loaders arm F-16s during exercise Beverly Sunrise

    Wrenches turn in a lightning-quick fashion as a group of Airmen, cloaked from head-to-toe in cold weather gear, meticulously arrange a selection of armaments onto an awaiting F-16 Fighting Falcon. As the flurry of heavy snow falls around them, faces numb and their 12-hour work bears its fruit, the awaiting aircraft is now armed with the firepower necessary to eradicate any potential foe unlucky enough to be on the receiving end of their target.
  • PACAF, Sri Lanka Air Force cement partnership with Key Leader Engagement

    Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, has provided a strategic vision for the command, encompassing what she declares “The Four P’s” -- Partnership, Presence, Power Projection and People. The dedicated men and women of Pacific Air Forces have the honor of translating this strategy into operational and tactical realities.
  • Cope Tiger 2016 concludes

    Months of planning and two weeks of flying and working side-by-side, came to an end for the participants of the 22nd iteration of Exercise Cope Tiger 16, during a closing ceremony, held here March 18.