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  • U.S. and Japanese Forces team up for Southern Beach

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Airmen and Sailors from Kadena Air Base, Japan teamed up in the skies near Okinawa with Japan Air Self Defense Force personnel during the latest iteration of the bilateral Southern Beach exercise on 19 January, 2023.

  • Kadena AB concludes readiness exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing recently concluded a routine operational readiness exercise designed to sharpen skills needed to ensure security and stability of the lndo-Pacific in any contested environment. The week-long exercise extensively tested the wing’s ability to rapidly respond to a

  • 909th ARS refuels the Eagles

    A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over South Korea, Nov. 4, 2022. The Eagle's air superiority was achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. (U.S.

  • 909th ARS supports Hornets in the air

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a joint training exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 24, 2022. Interoperability among U.S. military branches is vital to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific by demonstrating the

  • 909th ARS keeps bombers airborne

    A U.S. Air Force 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker for aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 27, 2022. Aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and Allied nation aircraft are

  • Keeping RF-A 23-1 Fueled

    With over 40 aircraft flying during RED FLAG-ALASKA 23-1 and 1,000 personnel from 14 units all over the world, including NATO, Royal New Zealand Air Force and Royal Air Force, keeping gas tanks full takes a capable team.

  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing refuels 44th FS F-15s and 14th FS F-16s

    A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during RED FLAG-Alaska, Oct. 14, 2022.

  • Pilot brothers reunite in the Pacific

    After following in their father's footsteps by commissioning as pilots in the U.S. Air Force, two brothers find the physical distance between them growing as their piloting careers take off, until a training exercise landed them together again. Brothers U.S. Air Force Capt. Tyler Guss, 128th