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  • KC-10s keeps US and Australian forces dominating the skies in Talisman Sabre 19

    Throughout the duration of Talisman Sabre 19 (TS19), a biannual exercise on the east coast of Australia, nearly 300 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft participated in major air operations. Out of those aircraft, three provided the fuel necessary to keep the others in the sky.
  • Australian, U.S. Airmen conduct bilateral flying operations

    The California Air National Guard’s 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Fresno, California, teamed up with the several units from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to conduct bilateral training during Exercise Diamond Storm May 6-26, 2019. Diamond Storm is an Australian Air Warfare Center-led exercise designed to enhance interoperability amongst allies and facilitate the introduction of fifth-generation capabilities into the Australian Defense Force.
  • 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.
  • 374th AMXS, The Airmen Behind OCD

    Twenty-five tons of critical supplies airdropped to 56 Micronesian islands impacting more than 20,000 people. A tall task taken on by the servicemembers who take part in Operation Christmas Drop.While OCD continues on as the longest running airdrop training mission, serving as a platform to better prepare the U.S. Air Force and its allies, the
  • US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

    Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.
  • 2 WS shares Halloween down under

    On Halloween, nearly 430 people from Exmouth – a town of about 2,000 located on Western Australia’s Northwest coast – visited a haunted house built by Airmen from 2nd Weather Squadron’s Detachment 1. The popularity of the detachment’s haunted house is underscored by the fact that Australia isn’t known for celebrating Halloween, however, its popularity has been on the rise in recent years.
  • Pitch Black to take off in Australia

    U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps forces are scheduled to participate alongside 16 partner and allied nations in the Royal Australian Air Force’s Pitch Black exercise from July 27-August 17 in Northern Australia.
  • U.S. forces integrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

    U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment ground liaison officer stands for a photo with a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise 18-2 at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Osbeck provides guidance and advice on
  • 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.
  • U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a bilateral integrated training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Lightning Focus over the northern coast of Australia, Nov. 27.
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