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Default Air Force Logo A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.
0 7/10
2018
Hill Maintenance TSP Hill AFB F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test
Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride. Maintainers in the Pacific location and in Utah, home of the 34th AMU under the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are coming together to make the first TSP a success and to fulfill lofty expectations of themselves and of the Air Force’s newest stealth fighter. “Everyone associated with the 34th Fighter Squadron and AMU alike, make a really great team, and that’s good because we have a lot to accomplish while we’re here,” said Capt. Christina Merritt, 34th Expeditionary Maintenance Unit officer in charge. “I’m so happy to be here. We’re showing the world what we’re made of and what the F-35A can do.”
0 12/11
2017
F-35 AT Kadena Hill AFB’s F-35A, Airmen mastering first Pacific deployment
More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings out of Hill Air Force Base, Utah and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.
0 11/28
2017
exercise photo Airmen test combat search, rescue skills during Pacific Thunder
One of the largest joint combat search and rescue exercises in the Pacific region, Pacific Thunder 18-1, kicked into full swing at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2017.
0 10/25
2017
U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific F-35A scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific
Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, Utah’s 34th Fighter Squadron are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation. The aircraft and supporting personnel are scheduled to arrive at Kadena AB in early November 2017.
0 10/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award winners announced
Air Force officials are pleased to announce the three recipients of the 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The three distinguished winners are scheduled to be honored by the award commission at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
0 5/30
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benton Pohlman, a security forces specialist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, fires an M4 carbine rifle during target practice April 12, 2017 at the Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Weapons training allows Airmen to provide protection of the homeland and effective combat power to their combatant commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 4/21
2017
The U.S. Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon Pacific Air Forces Demonstration Team maintenance members stand at parade rest while Maj. Richard Smeeding prepares to taxi prior to an aerial performance during Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka Feb. 16, 2017. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack and provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. The United States participates in air shows and other regional events to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promote the standardization and interoperability of equipment, and display capabilities critical to the success of current and future military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Mark Lazane) US departs Aero India, leaves stronger relationships behind
U.S. aircraft, crew and support personnel, as well as members of the State Department and other U.S. representatives returned home this week after a strong showing at Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka, India Feb. 20.
0 3/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF helps Airmen obtain CDL
The Air Force is taking steps to turn government vehicle operator certifications into commercial driver’s licenses. By creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Commercial Driver’s License Test System model, the Air Force will enable examiners to certify government motor vehicle operators on commercial vehicle equivalents in accordance with federal motor vehicle safety regulations.
0 2/08
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Zack Martin, 33rd Rescue Squadron pilot, was part of the team to rescue a III Marine Expeditionary Force pilot after he ejected from his AV-8B Harrier Sept. 22, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The pilot ejected safely from his aircraft and was rescued successfully by the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel) US, Japan rescue squadrons save downed pilot
Within 30 minutes of an AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crash Sept. 22, Airmen from the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons at Kadena Air Base, Japan, were in the air and intent on saving the life of a pilot stranded in the Pacific Ocean.
0 9/23
2016
A U.S. Air Force 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker receives 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron cargo Sept. 12, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Stratotanker served as tanker support for Republic of Korea Air Force F-15 Eagles for a refueling exercise and as an aerial platform for 18th AES Airmen to perform a flight check of patient care procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft) One bird, two stones
Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the South Korean air force simultaneously trained for separate missions over the Pacific Ocean Sept. 12 and were assisted by a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan.
0 9/22
2016
A joint team of U.S. Air Force Airmen from the Kadena, Yakota and Misawa civil engineer squadrons practice concrete screeding skills using the materials, equipment and methods to repair craters during airfield damage repair training exercise Sept, 15, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. This process can be done quickly in combat situations so airfield operations can resume. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel) PACAF civil engineers improve airfield repair skills
Civil engineer squadrons from Kadena, Yokota and Misawa Air Bases teamed up here with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to conduct training for the new Rapid Airfield Damage Repair technique Sept. 12-15.
0 9/16
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Arsonio Arthur, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron instrument flight controls systems craftsman, monitors the power of a C-17 Globemaster during a cargo load as Master Sgt. Daniel Hegar, 733rd AMS quality assurance office superintendent, supervises July 6, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 733rd AMS QA office monitors maintenance on the C-17 and the C-5 Galaxy to ensure safe transportation of cargo and troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen) Quality assurance Airmen ensure cargo aircraft are mission ready
Aircraft maintainers hold themselves to a high standard when performing their daily duties because they know one mistake could lead to devastating consequences. Kadena Air Base, Japan, is home to six different airframes and a partner unit that hosts two additional airframes for cargo functions, the C-17 Globemaster III and the C-5 Galaxy, making quality assurance Airmen vital to flightline operations.
0 7/16
2016
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Samuelson, an 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor, samples fuel from a pump house April 13, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The fuel is pumped out of the ground by an R-12 refueling truck and tested for impurities before going into an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Corey M. Pettis) Kadena fuels flight powers through to earn API award
The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, recently won the prestigious American Petroleum Institute award. The annual API award, which has been around for 50 years, honors the top active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve fuels management flight in recognition of their outstanding contributions, commitment to excellence and dedication to the warfighter mission.
0 6/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 31
On this look around the Air Force, changes are coming to the Air Force's utility allowance policy, the Air Force applies new Environmental Protection Agency guidelines to ensure water safety, and some civil engineer Airmen in Japan participate in a joint airfield repair exercise. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Alder.
0 5/31
2016
Airmen and Marines gather around a display model to go over a joint airfield damage repair exercise May 19, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron taught Marines and Navy Seabees how they repair damaged airfields. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
Filling the gap: Airmen, Marines and Sailors practice fixing damaged airfields
Civil engineer Airmen, combat engineer Marines and Navy Seabees trained together May 18-19 during a joint airfield damage and repair contingency exercise held at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
0 5/26
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials name SARC of the year
An Air Force captain earned the service’s 2015 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Award during a ceremony April 28 at the Pentagon.
0 4/28
2016
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, sits on the flight line of Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, 2016, after having flown missions in support of Exercise Balikatan 16. The A-10Cs stayed supporting a newly stood up Air Contingent in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The contingent provides opportunities to expand cooperation and interoperability with Philippine counterparts and reassure partners and allies of the United States' commitment in the region. The five A-10Cs were joined by three HH-60G Pavehawks and approximately 200 Pacific Air Forces personnel including aircrew, maintainers, logistics and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) PACAF Airmen stand up air contingent in Philippines
Airmen assigned to the Pacific Air Forces stood up the first rotation of an air contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila that highlighted several initiatives aimed to enhance bilateral relations between the two nations.
0 4/18
2016
U.S. Air Force MC-130J Command IIs assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron fly in formation Feb. 17, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The 17th SOS conducted a unit-wide training exercise which tasked the entire squadron with a quick-reaction, full-force sortie involving a five-ship formation flight, cargo drops, short runway landings and takeoff, and helicopter air-to-air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released) Kadena launches Pacific region's first MC-130J five-ship formation flight
Instead of the usual howl of jet engines, members of Kadena Air Base heard the growl of 120 turboprop blades chopping the air as the 17th Special Operations Squadron’s MC-130J Commando IIs dominated the airfield scene Feb. 17. Within an hour of standing by at stations, the aircraft took to the skies during the Pacific region's first five-ship formation flight involving the new specialized mobility aircraft.
1 2/25
2016
Airman 1st Class Justin Wanke, a 67th Air Maintenance Unit electricity and environmental specialist, helps conduct a cabin pressure test on an F-15E Strike Eagle, Jan. 8, 2016, on the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cabin pressure tests are conducted to prevent hypoxia, a lack of oxygen reaching muscle tissue, from occurring in pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Emerick) Avionics technicians provide brains behind brawn
Air Force avionics technicians provide the brains behind the brawn that keeps the F-15 Eagle flying. Despite its size, nearly 64 feet from nose to tail and almost 43 feet from wingtip to wingtip, the F-15 is a highly maneuverable mechanical monster in the air. Avionics technicians help ensure these aircraft are always prepared and ready for flight.
1 1/13
2016
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