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  • Air Force, Army medevacs 30 patients

    Chaos ensues on the flightline as 30 battered and bruised patients ail from injuries suffered during simulated wartime contingencies. Responsible for rapidly responding and stabilizing the situation, a special crew of U.S. Air Force and Army medical professionals rush to the scene with one objective: to safely care and transport Army soldiers onto a C-130J Super Hercules en route to a medical treatment facility at Yokoto Air Base. Utilizing Osan Air Base’s flightline for its patient staging capabilities, the 51st Medical Group and Fort Shafter, Hawaii’s 18th Medical Command jointly operated in Operation Ascending Eagle, Aug. 28, 2019, with their mission to enhance their rapid treatment of traumatized patients in a large casualty emergency.
  • Wild Weasel firefighter puts out flames on first assignment jitters

    Anticipation of future assignments can create a gut-twisting feeling, leaving Airmen anxious, restless or even uneasy, but Airman 1st Class Adam Cardona, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, combatted his first assignment jitters with fun, exploration and self-discovery.
  • Red Flag-Alaska 19-3 kicks off Aug. 1

    Red Flag-Alaska 19-3, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment, is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) and is scheduled to run through Aug. 16.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19.
  • Misawa vet takes care of man's best friend

    The 35th Security Forces Squadron has 10 military working dogs stationed at Misawa Air Base, aiding in the safety and security for Team Misawa. Just like our Airmen, these dogs have routine medical checkups to ensure they remain fit to fight.  Rachel Hixenbaugh, a Misawa Vet Clinic animal health assistant, tends to these dogs, ensuring their health
  • 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.
  • CMSAF Wright: The Airmen We Need must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader. Building upon Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s discussion of the “Air Force We Need” and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s assessment of how to use the advantages of multi-domain operations, Wright said the “Airmen We Need” must be well trained, well led and agile in addition to resilient.
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • 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.
  • Expanded childcare options support deployed, remote Airmen

    The Air Force expanded the number of hours it will provide free child care for families of military members deployed or on remote assignments starting April 1, 2018.
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