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  • 909th ARS fuels Kadena’s Eagles

    U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron receive fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean, May 10, 2022. The 909th ARS plays a crucial role in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, providing aerial refueling so Kadena

  • Fueling seamless partnerships

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, recently conducted joint training with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Republic of Korea. U.S. forces remain committed to the defense of our allies and their sovereign territories, in accordance with defense treaty

  • Strengthening collective lethality, increasing interoperability

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighter assets integrated with U.S. Air Force assets to rehearse multi-domain joint and allied missions, increasing interoperability and strengthening collective lethality. These missions are opportunities for Pacific Air Forces to perform routine integration with joint

  • F-35s train for lethality

    Pacific Air Forces utilize various aircraft to maintain a flexible theater posture to enhance its ability to provide the Department of Defense options to support our allies and partners. The F-35As are currently deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducting integrated operations with joint partners

  • F-35s, E-3 patrol the skies

    The 117th Air Refueling Squadron provided fuel to F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron and an E-3 Sentry assigned to the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron while conducting routine training over the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Air Forces utilize various aircraft to maintain a

  • Fueling bilateral interoperability

    U.S. and Japanese Airmen routinely train together to enhance bilateral interoperability in support of the defense of Japan while securing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

  • Boom operator training: Refueling experts

    Extensive training is required to safely transfer thousands of gallons of fuel to another aircraft in the air, and the 909th Air Refueling Squadron's boom operators play a vital role in providing aerial refueling so Kadena Air Base can deliver airpower any time, any place.