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  • Pacific Air Forces Airmen participate in junior enlisted leadership forum in Canada

    The JELF is designed to inform junior noncommissioned officers about professional development strategies to grow them into tomorrow’s senior enlisted leaders. Pacific Air Forces co-hosted the annual five-day event with the Royal Canadian Air Force. With the theme of “Leadership Challenges,” the senior enlisted leaders discussed the importance of communication.
  • Yokota AB strengthens partnerships through the Bilateral Exchange Program

    Fifteen Koku-Jieitai Airmen visited Yokota AB to work with their U.S. Air Force counterparts, giving them a chance to learn, grow and strengthen relationships.
  • Eielson AFB reactivates 356th Fighter Squadron

    Eielson Air Force Base reactivated the 356th Fighter Squadron and named a new commander on Oct. 10, in preparation for the arrival of the Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs to interior Alaska. Air Force Lt. Col. James Christensen will lead the 356th FS, which is the first of two combat fighter squadrons coming to the base.
  • AMC commander talks readiness, transformation at Air, Space and Cyber Conference

    Addressing a room of Airmen, reporters and defense researchers, Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, explained how her command is adapting to meet the demands outlined by the strategy.
  • U.S. builds bonds in Papua New Guinea during Pacific Angel 19-4

    Approximately 70 U.S. and 20 multilateral service members participated in Pacific Angel 19-4, enhancing Papua New Guinea defense force’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities while providing medical outreach services.
  • Air Force generals Goldfein, Brown make historic visit to Vietnam

    For Americans of a certain age like Goldfein and Brown, Vietnam remains an unshakable memory even today, 44 years after the era-defining war ended. The memory and the reactions it triggers are even more pronounced for people like Goldfein and Brown – second-generation service members whose fathers fought in a war whose legacy continues to influence military thinking and strategy to this day.
  • US hosts experts from 16 countries at Indo-Pacific Safety Air Forces Exchange

    The Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces exchange involved the participation of 16 countries, in addition to the United States, throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The purpose of the ISAFE, which started in 2013, is to facilitate high-level exchange of aviation safety concepts, processes and best practices to enhance proactive safety and risk management.
  • Yokota AB hosts 2019 Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Conference

    The conference provided 64 Japanese pilots with the unique opportunity to hear briefings from military personnel, discussing airspace boundaries, flight routes and daily operations with a singular goal in mind, to increase awareness and promote safety in the skies over Yokota AB and the surrounding communities.
  • US Airmen, Japanese Soldiers conduct jump training, strengthen Yokota AB interoperability

    The service members met again at Yokota Air Base to conduct jump training observed by 374th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists on Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Hiju-dai drop zone, Oita Prefecture, Japan, July 16.
  • Airmen cultivate leadership qualities through Ranger Assessment Course

    Twenty-three Airmen from across the Air Force recently converged on a training camp for a 3-week Ranger Assessment Course near Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii. The purpose of the 19-day course is to prepare, assess and evaluate Air Force candidates for Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
  • Exercise Pac Angel 19-1 wraps up in Bangladesh

    Throughout that time, the U.S. and partner nations teamed up to provide medical care and engineering assistance as well as conduct subject matter expert exchanges with the Bangladesh Air Force and civil organizations, such as the Red Crescent and Ministry of Health.
  • U.S., Indonesian air forces wrap up Cope West ‘19

    Cope West is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already-established partnerships between U.S. military forces and Indonesian air forces, with the end goal of enhancing both sides’ combat capabilities and unit readiness.
  • Pacific senior enlisted leaders meet for historic Red Flag-Alaska

    Approximately 2,000 personnel are flying, maintaining and supporting more than 85 aircraft from more than a dozen units during this iteration of Red Flag-Alaska. The majority of participating aircraft are based at, and flying from, JB Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base.
  • Japanese, US teachers boost bilateral future

    Kadena Air Base middle school staff shared activity-driven English lessons to Okinawa elementary teachers in support of the foreign language initiative at the Ryukyu Middle School, or RMS, May 24.
  • Yokota AB Airman Earns Bronze Star Downrange

    From Sept. 27, 2017 to Sept. 26, 2018, Charles was assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing. During this time, he operated outside of the coalition-controlled airfield, where he endured 19 indirect fire rocket attacks and was exposed to a persistent threat of insider attacks.
  • Australian, US Airmen conduct bilateral flying operations

    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.
  • India, US Air Force leaders participate in Executive Steering Group

    Indian Air Force leaders visited Headquarters Pacific Air Forces for the annual India Executive Steering Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 30-May 3.
  • CNMI signs $21.9M 40-year lease with US DOD

    The Commonwealth Ports Authority, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands government and the U.S. Department of Defense finalized and signed a 40-year lease agreement worth $21.9 million for the U.S. Air Force’s divert airfield on Tinian Island, May 3.
  • 8th CES repairs Kunsan AB’s runway in record time

    Members of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, also known as the Legendary Red Devils, rapidly repaired a rupture on Kunsan Air Base’s active runway in record time, May 1-2.
  • Airmen sharpen capabilities through dispersal exercise

    Pacific Air Forces Airmen and aircraft from across the command joined together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 22, to participate in a dispersal exercise throughout Micronesia.
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