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  • President visits troops, North Korea

    For the first time in U.S. presidential history, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, stepped onto North Korean soil, meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-un as part of a two-day visit to the Korean peninsula, June 29-30, 2019.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 kicks off

    Red Flag-Alaska 19-2, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment, is scheduled to begin June 6 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) scheduled through June 21.
  • 49th TES demonstrates capabilities from the fulcrum of the Pacific

    Hickam Sky Warriors took notice of a visiting aircraft this week as a B-52 Stratofortress and aircrew, assigned to the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, performed operations here, May 22 – 31.
  • Airmen exercise readiness in Beverly Morning 19-01

    Yokota Air Base members participated in the week-long readiness exercise Beverly Morning 19-01, May 13-17. The full-scale exercise, which happens multiple times a year, is designed to enhance base readiness through training and practicing skillsets, ensuring the base is ready to respond to potential real-world contingencies.
  • Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

    Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel will participate in exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, scheduled for May 13-24, 2019 on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska.
  • PACAF senior leaders discuss readiness, posture at spring conference

    Commanders, command chiefs and directors from across the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) area of responsibility attended the spring commander’s conference April 16-19, here.
  • Antarctic airlift overcomes polar hurdles

    For the first time in the 63-year history of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), members of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew six daily missions in a row, making up for a troublesome weather situation.
  • U.S. Air Force B-52s train with U.S. Navy P-8s in East China Sea

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron (EBS), participated in a joint training mission with two U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 and VP-4, in the vicinity of Japan over the East China Sea Aug. 1, 2018.
  • SecDef James Mattis Visits Japan

    Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis is greeted by, from left, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Mahoney, USFJ deputy commander, Koku-Jieitai Lt. Gen. Hiroaki Maehara, Air Defense Command commander and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen Jerry P. Martinez, U.S. Forces-Japan commander after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 28, 2018. Mattis is
  • 18 SFS train to always be ready

    Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron conducted an active shooter exercise here June 25th. The 18th SFS patrolmen constantly refine how they accomplish their mission. Part of that improvement process is their ability to work alongside a large variety of other agencies that can become involved in incidents that require a security forces response.
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