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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • HIMAR blasts off

    United States Marines from 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, from Camp Pendleton, California, are deployed to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, and trained with 17th Special Operations Squadron members by loading a high mobility artillery rocket system Jan. 23. The HIMAR system is a self-propelled artillery piece with a rocket pod on the back that shoots rockets and missiles. It is easily utilized allowing for rapid operations, according to U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ryan Crider, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines HIMAR crew member.