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  • The 35th LRS builds on lessons learned from exercise, teams up with Security Forces

    The 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted an agile combat employment (ACE) exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 28. The ACE concept challenges Airmen to operate in an austere environment with limited basing, while testing their abilities to quickly and efficiently land, set-up operations, fly, pack and transport themselves at a moment’s notice.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 comes in for landing

    After two weeks, approximately 2,000 sorties, and more than 1,700 total flying hours, RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 has officially come to a close.
  • Australian, U.S. Airmen conduct bilateral flying operations

    The California Air National Guard’s 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Fresno, California, teamed up with the several units from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to conduct bilateral training during Exercise Diamond Storm May 6-26, 2019. Diamond Storm is an Australian Air Warfare Center-led exercise designed to enhance interoperability amongst allies and facilitate the introduction of fifth-generation capabilities into the Australian Defense Force.
  • U.S. Air Force bombers fly coordinated missions from Indo-Pacific, Europe

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers launched from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Royal Air Force Fairford, England, March 18 to conduct simultaneous theater familiarization training in the Indo-Pacific and Europe.
  • Managing the battlefield, JTACs captialize on A-10 capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, or JTACs, are a part of specialized Tactical Air Control Party teams, who along with other supporting personnel, have the responsibility of calling in airstrikes on the right targets when and where needed. These Airmen are often imbedded with U.S. Army and Marine units on the frontline.
  • The 736th SFS Live, Eat and Breath “Defensor Fortis" (Defenders of the Force)

    The dictionary defines the word Defender as a person who defends someone or something. No coincidence security force members throughout the Air Force use this moniker. Defender is well-suited; however, one word does not speak to their flexibility, warrior ethos or enormous responsibility.
  • CSAR training enhances PACAF tactics

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 31st Rescue Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, participated in combat search and rescue training as part of exercise Keen Sword 19, near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31.
  • Air Force leaders say increased funding is improving readiness

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein thanked Congress for providing the resources necessary to restore the service’s readiness while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Oct. 10.
  • Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps

    While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
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