EA-18G Growler aircraft takes off during Max Thunder

GWANGJU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (April 23, 2014) - An EA-18G Growler aircraft from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 takes off during Max Thunder, a combined aerial training exercise for U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military aircrews and maintainers. VAQ-132 is completing a two-week deployment to the ROK in support of the exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Frank Andrews)

JASDF commanders toured the 35 CS

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (April 22, 2014) - Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Katsuki Nakaoku, 3rd Air Wing liaison, left, translates for Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) commanders the functions of the telephone switching equipment, during a bilateral exchange. The JASDF commanders toured the 35 CS to learn how cyber warriors at Misawa ensured communications security for the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)


UH-1Y Huey helicopter conducts search and rescue operations

EAST CHINA SEA (April 22, 2014) - A UH-1Y Huey helicopter attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducts search and rescue operations from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) near the site of the sunken Korean ferry Sewol. Sailors and Marines onboard Bonhomme Richard are conducting search and rescue operations as requested by the Republic of Korea Navy near the scene of the sunken ferry Sewol in the vicinity of the island of Jindo. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bradley)

 Cut a cake during an Easter celebration at Bikou-en Children's Care Center

SHICHINOHE, Japan (April 19, 2014) - Chief Damage Controlman Alberto Rodriguez, center, originally from Bronx, N.Y., along with a young resident of the Bikou-en Children's Care Center, cut a cake during an Easter celebration coordinated by Naval Air Facility Misawa Sailors, April 19, 2014. NAF Misawa Sailors have a close relationship with the orphanage and conduct several community relation events and projects there each year. NAF Misawa is a U.S. naval installation located in northern Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Devenberg)

 Coast Guard ice rescue teams are prepared to perform their missions.

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (April 18, 2014) - Chief Petty Officer Jesse Green, a machinery technician with Coast Guard Sector Detroit's Ready for Operations Team, fills the role of a victim as members of the Kotzebue Fire Department take turns rescuing him from Devil's Lake near Kotzebue. Green's role at Sector Detroit includes ensuring that Coast Guard ice rescue teams are prepared to perform their missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst)

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely rescued fishing vessel Mirage

AIR STATION SITAK, Alaska (April 21, 2014) - A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew lands on a beach near the 50-foot fishing vessel Mirage. The two crewmembers aboard the vessel were safely rescued by the helicopter crew after the Mirage became grounded by a low tide. (Photo by Don Kluting, Sitka Mountain Rescue)

Governor Kim learns about Osan aircraft

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (April 21, 2014) - Col. Brook Leonard, 51st Fighter Wing commander, discusses the different aircraft at Osan with Moon-soo Kim, Gyeonggi-do province governor, during a visit. Leonard, Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, 7th Air Force commander, Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, 51st FW command chief, and pilots from the 25th and 36th Fighter and 5th Reconnaissance Squadrons explained the base's airpower capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum)


Humphreys Units Participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

CAMP HUMPHREYS (April 18, 2014) - For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate. (U.S. Army photos by Helena Kim, William Kim and Effy An)

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