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  • DOD Officials Detail Progress With Indo-Pacific Allies, Friends

    WASHINGTON -- Defense leaders will chart the progress made in ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region and what more needs to be done during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee today.Jedidiah P. Royal, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific affairs,

  • US strategic bombers, ROK, US fighters conduct combined aerial training

    The Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force and the United States Air Force conducted a combined aerial training event with U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortresses over the Korean Peninsula today.The ROK-U.S. combined aerial training event consisted of ROK Air Force F-35’s and U.S. Air Force F-16’s

  • US, Japan execute integrated Bomber exercise

    On Apr. 14, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command deployed two bombers and accompanying aircraft in a bilateral air exercise with Japan Self-Defense Forces fighters to demonstrate the consistent and capable deterrence options readily available to the U.S.-Japan Alliance.Two U.S. B-52 bombers, two KC-135

  • US, Japan conduct bilateral aviation exercise

    U.S. Forces and the Japan Self-Defense Forces conducted a bilateral aviation integration exercise on April 13, 2023, demonstrating the enduring deterrence options readily available to the U.S.-Japan Alliance.Four U.S. F-16 fighter aircraft integrated with four Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2

  • US, Republic of Korea enhance combat readiness with Combined Air Training

    The Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. conducted a combined aerial exercise in conjunction with the deployment of U.S. B-1B Strategic Bombers to the Korean peninsula on March 19, which was the 7th day of the Freedom Shield 23 exercise which began on March 13.In the latest U.S.-ROK combined air

  • US, Japan conduct integrated bomber exercise

    U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the Japan Self-Defense Forces conducted a bilateral bomber integration exercise on March 19, 2023, demonstrating the enduring and lethal deterrence options readily available to the U.S.-Japan Alliance.Two B-1 Lancer bombers and four F-16 fighter aircraft integrated with

  • Japan, US conduct bilateral exercise

    SEA OF JAPAN -- To reinforce our combined capabilities to deter and counter regional threats, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command F-16 fighter aircraft based out of Misawa Air Base, Japan conducted a bilateral exercise with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 fighter aircraft March 17, 2023, over the Sea of

  • Yokota C-130 Teams Help Find Mariners Lost at Sea

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam Joint Rescue Sub-Center received a mayday call reporting a vessel taking on water between Rota and Guam. The master stated they had three people aboard, and the vessel was