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  • US facilitates Japan AOC C2 training

    Three years in the making, the 505th Training Squadron fulfilled a request by the government of Japan to assist with understanding how an air operations center plans and executes and how to build instructional standards to enable airpower at the operational level of war.

  • Female aviators honored during US, Japan ‘Fly Girls’ event

    More than 100 middle school and high school students attended the annual ‘Fly Girls’ aviation event hosted by the 36th Airlift Squadron, as part of International Women’s Day, March 8. During the event, members of the 36th AS, 459th AS, and U.S. Air Force flying units from Kadena Air Base, Japan,

  • Japan-US partnership strengthens allied ISR mission

    Members of the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron from Andersen Air Base, Guam, fostered a partnership with the Koku-Jieitai’s Air Reconnaissance Group at Misawa Air Base, Japan, which received several RQ-4B Global Hawk remotely piloted surveillance aircraft this spring.

  • Cope North 2022 Multilateral Mobility Air Forces Elephant Walk

    U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and regional allies and partners aircraft participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk, during Cope North 2022 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 5, 2022. Cope North allows U.S. and allied forces to

  • COPE North Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery

    If our military history has taught us anything, it is this: war, and how we defeat our enemies, evolves over time. As our global adversaries develop new tactics and weaponry, and engage in long-term strategies to usurp U.S. national security, our National Defense Strategy requires us to meet these

  • 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