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  • U.S. F-22s safeguard Alliance territory

    F-22 Raptors assigned to the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Łask Air Base, Poland are postured and ready to safeguard Alliance territory through Air Shielding and defend NATO’s eastern flank on a moment’s notice.

  • The 374th LRS and 36th AS assist U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima

    While aiding Marines with a refueling mission, Airmen from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 36th Airlift Squadron practiced Agile Combat Employment concepts of innovative logistics and force projection capabilities.

  • CSAF visits Kadena Air Base

    At an all-call with Kadena AB personnel, Brown stressed the importance of empowering Airmen at all levels to deliver innovative solutions to keep pace with the complex operational and strategic challenges that shape U.S. military operations in this region.

  • Pacific Iron 2021: A Fast, Flexible Force

    U.S. Air Force service members from the Pacific Air Forces participated in Operation Pacific Iron, a PACAF dynamic force employment operation taking place in July 2021. Kadena Air Base, home of the 18th Wing, was an indispensable asset in the operation, providing communications throughout PACAF via

  • ACE: A light, lean and fast Air Force

    U.S. service members from the 18th Wing, as well as Airmen from Misawa and Yokota worked in conjunction with Marines during an Agile Combat Employment exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, the week of May 3, 2021.During the three-day event multiple units such as the 18th Wing Petroleum, Oil and

  • Hawaii aircraft maintenance units execute C-17 to F-22 refueling

    Total Force Initiative (TFI) Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam executed ground refueling between two separate and contrasting airframes Feb. 25.Airmen from the active-duty 15th Maintenance Group (MXG) and Hawaii Air National Guard 154th MXG successfully transferred fuel from a C-17

  • Firebirds training in southwestern US highlights C-17 capabilities

    On the morning of Jan. 8, 2021, 13 U.S. Airmen, all assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron, boarded a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft and flew from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to March Air Reserve Base, California. Their mission: to train and prepare for global operations in a deployed

  • Team Misawa ACE week enhances capabilities

    U.S. Airmen from various units in the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a weeklong Agile Combat Employment (ACE) training exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, 7 through 11 Dec.