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  • HA/DR exercise concludes at COPE NORTH 18

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -The 5-day humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) portion of exercise COPE NORTH 18, which allowed U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) to practice HA/DR relief efforts, concluded Feb. 23, 2018.
  • Tri-lateral aeromedical personnel train at COPE NORTH 18

    Personnel from multiple nations conducted aeromedical missions during the Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) portion of exercise COPE NORTH 18 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Feb. 19, 2018. U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and USAF
  • More than allies: Immigrant Airman forges intercultural friendships

    An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
  • Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea

    Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
  • U.S., Japan transport cargo, Airmen over 1,000 miles

    Transporting more than 100,000 lbs. of cargo and 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen over 1,000 miles to Tsuiki Air Base, Japan didn’t happen on a whim. In fact, it required months of coordination between eight agencies from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron to the Japan Ministry of Defense.
  • Airman drummer beats adversity with style

    Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life was and is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airman.Since birth Airman 1st Class Kyle Henaire’s parents believed he was destined to have an instrument in his hands.“When he was an infant, we took him in for his six-month checkup and the doctors told us
  • Cope Angel strengthens alliances on mainland Japan

    Team Misawa and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members executed exercise Cope Angel 17 side-by-side at Draughon Range and Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 9, for the first time on the country's mainland.
  • Red Flag-Alaska affords Airmen experience of a lifetime

    The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
  • U.S., Japan conduct joint-bilateral training

    Japan Self-Defense Force members conducted bilateral training with U.S. Soldiers and Airmen March 14 and 16 to strengthen relations and increase readiness.
  • U.S. Air Force bomber conducts bilateral training missions with Japanese and South Korean Counterparts

    On March 21st a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan with Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16s carried out in ROK airspace.
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