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  • Air Force generals Goldfein, Brown make historic visit to Vietnam

    For Americans of a certain age like Goldfein and Brown, Vietnam remains an unshakable memory even today, 44 years after the era-defining war ended. The memory and the reactions it triggers are even more pronounced for people like Goldfein and Brown – second-generation service members whose fathers fought in a war whose legacy continues to influence military thinking and strategy to this day.
  • Joint task force kicks off 64th year of DoD Antarctic mission support

    A U.S. Air Force Globemaster III, assigned to the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., landed at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Aug. 31, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • U.S., Indonesian air forces build on 70-year relationship through Cope West 2019

    Units from the U.S. Air Force and Indonesian air force are scheduled to participate in Cope West 2019, a Field Training Exercise at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, June 17-28, 2019.
  • 23rd EBS trains during Exercise Diamond Storm

    A contingent from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) deployed from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress in support of the Australian Air Warfare Center-led exercise Diamond Storm May 6-26, 2019.
  • COMPACAF visit to Mongolia affirms growing partnership

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, met with senior leaders from Mongolia and the United States here May 14, to seek opportunities to enhance cooperation and partnership with the Mongolian Air Force Command (MAFC).
  • Misawa Air Base recognized by DoD for Suicide Prevention

    Misawa Air Base, Japan was recognized for a second year in a row as the top Air Force installation during Suicide Prevention Month, at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, May 15.
  • Air Force simplifies promotion recommendation forms for officers

    The Air Force announced today it will make adjustments to the way the Air Force Form 709, Promotion Recommendation Form, will be filled out and used for Total Force officer promotion boards beginning in September 2019.
  • Base Commander reads at the CDC in honor of The Month of the Military Child

    “Blork” and “bluurf” are definitely not words, but they were part of the base commander’s vocabulary, April 8, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
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