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  • Long range bombers showcase air superiority over Pacific

    A U.S. Air Force 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight over the Pacific Ocean, March 19, 2023. The United States’ steadfast commitment to security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region remains unchanged. (U.S.

  • Raptors refuel over South China Sea

    An F-22A Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive aerial refueling over the South China Sea, March 14, 2023, in support of a bilateral training mission with the Philippine Air Force. Bilateral training and cooperation with our Philippine Air Force

  • Fifth gen fighters debut in the Philippines during bilateral integration

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptors from the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska, with support from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, traveled to Clark Air Base, Philippines, to integrate and train

  • BLUE FLAG exercise prepares Pacific Air Forces for pacing challenge

    Airmen from the 505th Combat Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, executed exercise BLUE FLAG, which tested Pacific Air Forces' ability to prevail in conflict against a strategic competitor as well as the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command air component's ability to ensure command, control,

  • US to participate in Aero India 2023

    The Department of Defense is participating in the biennial Aero India 2023 trade show at Yelahanka Air Force Station, India, Feb. 13-17, 2023.  The United States is honored to participate in this year’s exhibition and is committed to strengthening its partnership with India while furthering

  • Airpower Assembled: Kadena Airmen launch the fleet

    U.S. Air Force aircraft line up on the runway during a capabilities demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 22, 2022. Kadena’s ability to rapidly generate U.S. airpower is a vital function of its mission to ensure the stability and security of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • Battle Lab supports cross-service JADC2, Valiant Shield exercise

    The 805th Combat Training Squadron, also known as the Shadow Operations Center – Nellis, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participated in the U.S. Navy’s Valiant Shield 2022 exercise with the goal of streamlining and compressing the kill chain and decision-making process by employing advanced

  • Wild Weasels ACE exercise at Misawa, Yokota

    Airmen assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing showcased their Agile Combat Employment (ACE) capabilities during readiness exercise Beverly Sunrise 22-04, at Misawa Air Base, and Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 7-13, 2022.