PAF marks milestone, integrates with U.S. Air Force AWACS crew

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Andrew Stokes, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS) air weapons officer, adjusts his display while working alongside Philippine Air Force weapons controllers while onboard a 961st AACS E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during exercise Balikatan 2015 over the Philippines, April 23. This exercise marks the first time in history that PAF air battle managers have controlled other aircraft while onboard the AWACS. Since the exercise began, April 20, the 961st AACS has integrated 20 PAF weapons controllers during their missions in order to provide them with firsthand experience using the aircraft’s systems. The 961st AACS is stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
VIRIN: 150423-F-LH638-359.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.