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

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit discuss pre-flight information while Philippine Air Force (PAF) air battle managers board a 961st AACS E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) during exercise Balikatan 2015 on Clark Air Base, 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 to provide them with first-hand 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-LH638-030.JPG
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