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  • B-52 Stratofortress conducts joint training during Northern Edge 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to conduct integration training with U.S. fighter jets during a Northern Edge Bomber Task Force mission May 7, 2021.
  • Cloudy with a chance of paratroopers: Weather Airman supports Army’s Spartan Brigade during Northern Edge 2021

    There’s a common saying in Alaska, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” The axiom illustrates how quickly and drastically Alaska’s atmospheric conditions can change at the whim of an often-foreboding arctic landscape, which plays host to a joint force of Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen during Northern Edge 2021.
  • PACAF Surgeon General, Vietnamese Military Medical University conduct virtual knowledge exchange

    Recently, Airmen from the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Surgeon General office (SGO) and members of the Vietnamese Military Medical University (VMMU) partook in a virtual knowledge exchange to discuss topics of aerospace and expeditionary medicine.
  • PACAF hosts Squadron Commanders' Course and Spouse Orientation

    Pacific Air Forces hosted a Squadron Commanders' Course and Spouse Orientation event for new and incoming commanders. Attendees were able to receive some mentorship surrounding their new position at the squadron level.
  • 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 Lubricant Flight, the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Ghost Flight and the Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 participated in implementing and testing several different ACE concepts.
  • Instincts, energy drinks save a life

    Running on instinct and energy drinks, a gut feeling turned an uneventful, mid-shift shoppette run into a life-saving situation.
  • B-52 hypersonic kill chain employment success

    A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5, 2021.
  • F-15EX takes to the Alaska skies for deep end test

    Just weeks after delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the F-15EX – both 001 and 002 – have taken to the Alaska skies for Northern Edge 21, May 3-14, 2021.
  • A unique mission at Sea

    Straight out of high school, a Mystic, Connecticut native joined the Air Force to explore new places, cultures, people, and ideas. Once assigned to the 3rd Operations Support Squadron as an intelligence analyst, Senior Airman Alexander Garrett received a once-in-a-lifetime deployment notification to support the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). He was the only U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst on board.
  • US Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group begins Exercise Northern Edge 2021

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) began Exercise Northern Edge 2021 (NE21) in the Gulf of Alaska, May 3.
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