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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Jaeger and Airman 1st Class Bradley Romaker, 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion technicians, prepare to conduct an engine power run onboard a KC-135R Stratotanker Feb. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aerospace propulsion technicians maintain engines to ensure safety of flight.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard/Released) Full Throttle
The KC-135R Stratotankers stationed on Kadena Air Base have a critical role in the U.S. Air Force’s mission in the Pacific. It provides global reach and air refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft in the Pacific Theater.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Detrick Hysaw, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician, configures a Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130 Hercules with Royal Australian Air Force Airmen for patient transport Feb. 21, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Aeromedical evacuation Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, completed medical training with Australian and Japanese airmen during annual exercise Cope North. The 18th AES maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (Courtesy photo) Trilateral training expands life-saving capabilities
Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted trilateral training with members of the Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Feb. 21, at Andersen Air Base, Guam, as part of annual exercise Cope North.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Marc Morris, 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, speaks to media Feb. 22, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. A flightline tour was conducted as an opportunity for reporters to observe operations of annual exercise Cope North. Squadrons from various U.S., Australian and Japanese air force units provided aircraft static displays to reporters, demonstrating their level of commitment and posture to protect and stabilize the Indo-Asia Pacific. Participants from Kadena Air Base included the 909th Air Refueling Squadron and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Team Kadena: Cope North on display
U.S. Air Force Maj. Marc Morris, 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, speaks to media Feb. 22, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. A flightline tour was conducted as an opportunity for reporters to observe operations of annual exercise Cope North. Squadrons from various U.S., Australian and Japanese air force units provided aircraft static
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Voorhees, 909th Air Refueling Squadron instructor boom operator, provides a safety brief to local and foreign reporters aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 21, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Reporters flew with the 909th ARS to observe air refueling operations during trilateral exercise Cope North. The exercise is held annually to improve combat readiness, develop synergistic humanitarian assistance, disaster relief operations, and increase interoperability between the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier/released) 909th ARS refuels Cope North
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Voorhees, 909th Air Refueling Squadron instructor boom operator, provides a safety brief to local and foreign reporters aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 21, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Reporters flew with the 909th ARS to observe air refueling operations during trilateral exercise Cope North. The
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maxwell Seley, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, waits for an F-15 Eagle pilot to start an aircraft’s engine during annual exercise Cope North Feb. 20, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Maintenance Airmen keep aircraft running safely and effectively which enables Pacific Air Force units, such as the 67th FS, to provide protection and stability throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier/released) ‘Fighting Cocks’ take to the sky for Cope North 17
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maxwell Seley, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, waits for an F-15 Eagle pilot to start an aircraft’s engine during annual exercise Cope North Feb. 20, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Maintenance Airmen keep aircraft running safely and effectively which enables Pacific Air Force units, such as the 67th
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American volunteers hand out water and snacks to Okinawa Marathon runners as they make their way through the base portion of the race Feb. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Approximately 500 military volunteers from all branches came out to hand out water and support the runners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis/Released) Celebrating 25 years and running
The 25th annual Okinawa Marathon kicked off Feb. 19, 2017, and for the 25th year of its existence Kadena Air Base has been here to support.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robb Depew, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, speaks to Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force Airmen during annual exercise Cope North Feb. 17, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Depew provided demonstrations to his counterparts from similar career fields about how Airmen in his unit maintain life-saving equipment to aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier/released) Three nations provide AFE under one roof
Aircrew flight equipment Airmen from three nations are working under the same roof, where they can learn customs from each other’s culture and compare techniques of one another’s craft.
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Exercise Cope North 17 participants on the Andersen Air Force Base, Guam flightline Feb. 15, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 1,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keith James) Kadena aircraft in Guam for Cope North 17
Aircraft and Airmen from Kadena's 67th Fighter Squadron, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron are participating in Cope North 2017, a trilateral exercise on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
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U.S. Air Force Col. John Cotton, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, saved a local woman’s life Feb. 3, 2017, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. As Cotton commuted home, he noticed a car accident scene and provided care to a bicyclist who had been struck during the accident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released) A time to act
Col. John Cotton was driving home Feb. 3 with his daughter when they noticed a local Okinawan national in need of help after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle.
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jordan Carr is a fighter pilot with the 67th Fighter Squadron. As a fighter pilot, Carr assists with maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. Carr has wanted to be a fighter pilot since he was in the fifth grade. Now, almost 16 years later, Carr has finally achieved his childhood goal of becoming a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released) Living his dream
Ever since he was a kid, he wanted nothing more than to become a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 90th Fighter Squadron lands at Kadena Air Base, Japan, while F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron taxi on the flightline Feb. 7, 2017. The F-22 Raptors stopped at Kadena AB before traveling on to Royal Australian Air Force Base, Tindal. As allies, the U.S. and Australia have agreed to more frequent movements of aircraft across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard/Released) Raptors in the night
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 90th Fighter Squadron lands at Kadena Air Base, Japan, while F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron taxi on the flightline Feb. 7, 2017. The F-22 Raptors stopped at Kadena AB before traveling on to Royal Australian Air Force Base, Tindal. As allies, the U.S. and Australia have agreed to more frequent
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh Daniels, Deputy Director of Operations, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, and his wife Shellie, duplicate the iconic Times Square victory kiss at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 11, 2016. This victory moment symbolized the victory that Shellie would soon achieve over the cancer. (Courtesy photo) Stronger than Cancer
Spending Valentine’s Day in Oahu, Hawaii, probably sounds like a dream to many people. Beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, balmy breezes and world class sunsets all work together to make this one very romantic locale. However, my circumstances were neither convenient nor romantic. My husband and I were there so I could begin my nine-month treatment plan against breast cancer.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conduct a post-attack reconnaissance sweep during Exercise Green Dragon Feb. 9, 2017. The purpose of the PAR sweep is to check for any chemical contamination or unexploded ordnances after a simulated attack. Realistic training and exercises, such as Green Dragon, maintain Kadena’s priorities, such as readiness and war fighting integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released) Enter the Green Dragon
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conduct a post-attack reconnaissance sweep during Exercise Green Dragon Feb. 9, 2017. The purpose of the PAR sweep is to check for any chemical contamination or unexploded ordnances after a simulated attack. Realistic training and exercises, such as Green Dragon, maintain Kadena’s priorities, such
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A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron taxies on the flightline Feb. 2, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 Eagle is a vital asset to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released) In it to win it
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron taxies on the flightline Feb. 2, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 Eagle is a vital asset to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen pick up Mission-Oriented Protective Posture gear during an exercise Feb. 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. In the event of an actual chemical attack, Airmen must be able to quickly and efficiently acquire all essential MOPP gear and equipment in order to complete mission objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey M. Pettis/Released) Suit Up
U.S. Air Force Airmen pick up Mission-Oriented Protective Posture gear during an exercise Feb. 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. In the event of an actual chemical attack, Airmen must be able to quickly and efficiently acquire all essential MOPP gear and equipment in order to complete mission objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
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