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Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of Pacific Regional Training Center
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox, 36th Wing commander, cuts the ribbon marking the opening of the newly established Pacific Regional Training Center at Northwest Field near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2017. . U.S. and partner nation service members will regularly use the training area to strengthen civi ...More
OHDACA-funded kindergartens open in Vietnam
Distinguished guests mark the opening of a U.S. funded kindergarten in Lien Thuy, Vietnam, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dec. 7, 2017. The new regional, ten-room kindergarten can support the education of 320 children and doubles as a storm shelter as the region is prone to torrential rains and flooding. U.S. Pacific ...More
'Cacti' clears the room during squad live fire
Infantrymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, scan and rush to their objective during squad room-clearing training at Schofield Barracks. The Soldiers used the Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) site to test their battle drill proficiency with ...More
'Cacti' clears the room during squad live fire
Infantrymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fire their M240L machine gun at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Dec. 5, 2017. The machine gun grew provided support during squad room-clearing procedures at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) site ...More
Alaska National Guard delivers Christmas gifts and treats to children in St. Michael
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, travelling with Operation Santa Claus, de-board an HC-130J Combat King II from the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, after landing in St. Michael, Alaska, on Dec. 5, 2017. Operation Santa Claus is an Alaska National Guard annual community outreach program that provides Christma ...More
Wolf Pack completes Pen-wide VIGILANT ACE 18
U.S. Air Force 8th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron Defenders and Republic of Korea Special Operations Forces 35th Battalion, 7th Brigade, coordinate base security efforts from a command post at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2017. The U.S. and ROK service members orchestrate mobile foot patrols, defe ...More
Maximizing partnership and interoperability
A F-22 Raptor touches down at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec.02, 2017. The Raptor is assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 3rd Wing, 90th Fighter Squadron and is participating in the routine Vigilant Ace exercise.
Guard troops were training when Japanese struck Pearl Harbor
File photo: A Hawaii National Guard soldier from the 298th Infantry, Cpl. David M. Akui, captured the first Japanese prisoner of war by American military forces during World War II on Dec. 8, 1941. While on beach patrol that morning, Akui apprehended Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki, a commander of one of the "midget submarines" ...More
Regional naval leaders gather in Singapore to enhance security partnerships
Flag officers from eight south and southeast Asian nations gather for a group photo after the Senior Leadership Summit hosted by Rear Adm. Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, Dec. 6. The summit was a venue for regional naval leaders to come together and discuss future opportunities to strengthen maritime partnerships ...More
MEDDAC-AK Campuses now tobacco free
Col. Christopher Jarvis (sitting), Medical Department Activity - Alaska commander, signs the MEDDAC-AK Tobacco-Free Campus Policy into effect December 1. The policy outlines the tobacco-free campus boundaries as well as offers tobacco cessation support to both beneficiaries and civilian employees.
PACOM disaster response exercise begins in Vietnam
Attendees gather for a group photo following an opening ceremony for the 2017 Lower Mekong Initiative Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange in Hue, Vietnam, Dec. 5, 2017. The Pacific Resilience series of exercises support U.S. Pacific Command's civil-military integration and Humanitarian Assistance ...More
Vipers, Lightning strike Korean Peninsula together for first time
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea over the city of Gunsan, ROK, Dec. 1, 2017, in preparation for VIGILANT ACE 18. This marked the first time the fifth-generation aircraft partook ...More
Yama Sakura 73 kicks off in Sendai, Japan
Army Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander, Army I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Lt. Gen. Tetsuro Yamanoue, commanding general, Northeastern Army, give victory shouts to close out the opening ceremony for Yama Sakura 73. Yama Sakura is an annual bilateral command post exercise involving the U.S. Milita ...More
Yama Sakura 73 kicks off in Sendai, Japan
Army Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander, Army I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Lt. Gen. Tetsurō Yamanoue, commanding general of the Northeastern Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), salute each other during the opening ceremony of Yama Sakura. Yama Sakura is an annual bilateral command post ...More
USAF Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, arrives at Andersen AFB, Guam, Dec. 4, 2017. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a continuous bomber presence (CBP) mission on return to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from R ...More
Mattis, Malaysian Counterpart Confer on Regional Security Issues
In this file photo, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, right, meets with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein during the 16th Shangri-La Dialogue Asia security summit in Singapore, June 4, 2017. The two defense leaders spoke by phone Dec. 4, 2017, to discuss regional security issues.
Panthers, Samurais relocate for VIGILANT ACE 18
An F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 13th Fighter Squadron taxis to a hardened aircraft shelter prior to the start of VIGILANT ACE 18 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2017. VIGILANT ACE 18 is an annual flying exercise encompassing more than 12,000 personnel on the Korean Peninsula and will be executed Dec. 4 t ...More
USS Pinckney Arrives in Hawaii
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney render honors to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as Pinckney pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit. Pinckney is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a regularly scheduled deployment ...More
Navy Posthumously Awards Silver Star Medal for Valor at Pearl Harbor
In this file photo, an undated file photo of Lt. j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt who was killed during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Raiders conduct waterborne operations off Hawaii coast
Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, carry an F470 Zodiac [combat rubber raiding craft] in to the water at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, on Nov. 29, 2017. The Soldiers participated in waterborne training with his unit in the Pacific ...More
Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of Pacific Regional Training Center
OHDACA-funded kindergartens open in Vietnam
'Cacti' clears the room during squad live fire
'Cacti' clears the room during squad live fire
Alaska National Guard delivers Christmas gifts and treats to children in St. Michael
Wolf Pack completes Pen-wide VIGILANT ACE 18
Maximizing partnership and interoperability
Guard troops were training when Japanese struck Pearl Harbor
Regional naval leaders gather in Singapore to enhance security partnerships
MEDDAC-AK Campuses now tobacco free
PACOM disaster response exercise begins in Vietnam
Vipers, Lightning strike Korean Peninsula together for first time
Yama Sakura 73 kicks off in Sendai, Japan
Yama Sakura 73 kicks off in Sendai, Japan
USAF Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia
Mattis, Malaysian Counterpart Confer on Regional Security Issues
Panthers, Samurais relocate for VIGILANT ACE 18
USS Pinckney Arrives in Hawaii
Navy Posthumously Awards Silver Star Medal for Valor at Pearl Harbor
Raiders conduct waterborne operations off Hawaii coast
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2017 August 31 -- PILSUNG RANGE, Republic of Korea - Munitions from a U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea Air Force bilateral mission explode at the Pilsung Range, South Korea. The U.S. and ROKAF aircraft flew across the Korean Peninsula and practiced attack capabilities by releasing live weapons at the training area before returning to their respective home stations. This mission was conducted in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate range ballistic missile launch, which flew directly over northern Japan on August 28 amid rising tension over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Alex Fox Echols III/Released)


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