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  • B-52 bombers return home after BTF deployment in the Pacific

    The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) has been operating out of Guam since their arrival in March, and now they are returning home to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, marking the end of another Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment.While deployed, the squadron has been able to support various

  • Honoring the Fallen: Preserving the B-52 crash memorial in Guam

    On July 21, 2008 the B-52 Stratofortress, named "Louisiana Fire" and with the mission call sign of "RAIDR 21", crashed into the Pacific Ocean northwest of Apra Harbor, Guam, after taking off from Andersen Air Force Base. The purpose of the flight was to participate in a flyover for the Liberation

  • 909th ARS refuels KFT

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during Korea Flight Training Apr. 21, 2023. KFT is a regularly scheduled training event designed to enhance the combat readiness of U.S.

  • America Fest 2023 returns to Kadena

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base opened its doors to the Okinawan community for the first America Fest in nearly a decade, April 22-23, 2023.

  • PACAF Airman responds to in-flight medical emergency, saves passenger

    A night flight from Colorado to Hawaii nearly became tragic when a woman vomited and passed out near the lavatories in the back of an airplane. Fortunately, Lt. Col. Ross Graham, Deputy Chief, Medical Readiness Division, PACAF Surgeon General, was also a passenger on that aircraft. He answered the

  • PACAF Airman saves Australian child amid in-flight medical emergency

    In the dead of the night, on a flight en route to Hawaii from Australia, passengers slept, relaxed or watched movies under dimmed lighting after a meal. Suddenly, a passenger fell to the center aisle on his walk back from the lavatory, foaming from the mouth and convulsing during a seizure.