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  • 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.
  • NATO provides "eye in the sky" for RED FLAG

    The air war is underway at RED FLAG-Alaska 18-1. But fifty miles southwest and ten thousand feet above the dog fighting, a NATO E-3A Component jet circles in its flight pattern, soaking up signals and squawks about the fluid battle space below and providing friendly forces a watchful "eye in the sky" that extends in every direction for hundreds of miles.
  • Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea

    Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
  • Beverly Pack 18-1: maintaining muscle memory

    The Korean Peninsula and the U.S. bases which help make up its combined defense posture feature prominently in worldwide headlines, given current tensions.
  • Service Members Prepare for Humanitarian, Disaster Missions

    The USNS Comfort hospital ship is steaming toward Puerto Rico; U.S. Navy and Marine Corps rescue helicopters are helping to evacuate people in Dominica; countless National Guardsmen were called upon after hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida. Whether in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency domestically, or the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) internationally, the need for comprehensive civil-military coordination training for disaster relief operations is more urgent than ever.
  • First for U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea air forces: nighttime training near Sea of Japan, East Sea

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea air force units sharpened their combat skills during a recent sequenced bilateral mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, East Sea Oct. 10.
  • Operation Deep Freeze: Vital mission in Antarctica continues

    Operation Deep Freeze, the Department of Defense’s logistical support to the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), kicked off with the Antarctic Season Opening Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sept. 28, 2017.
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