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New Installation Management Command Commander Visits Korea
March 8, 2016

Alaska Air National Guard Supports Navy's Ice Exercise
March 7, 2016
160302-F-XA488-209A ARCTIC OCEAN (Mar. 2, 2016) Parachutes delivering more than 12,000 pounds of cargo descend to the snow-covered surface in support of the U.S. Navy submarine forces' Ice Exercise 2016 over the Arctic Ocean, March 2, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sheila DeVera/Released)

U.S. / South Korea Begin Annual Large-Scale Exercises
March 7, 2016
Lt. Gen. John Dolan, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, meets with Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Alex Del Valle, 51st FW command chief, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 7, 2016. Dolan is visiting Osan AB to observe key components of Exercise Key Resolve, to include command and control procedures, the air tasking order coordination process, and the quality of training provided to Air Force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released)

Boxer Receives 5th Consecutive Battle "E"
March 7, 2016
160215-N-YR245-130 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 15, 2016) Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Pacific Ocean. More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) are transiting the Pacific Ocean to the 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)

Military Sealift Command Arrives in Republic of Korea, Supports Exercises Freedom Banner, Ssang Yong 2016
March 7, 2016
GWANGYANG, Republic of Korea — Marine Corps vehicles are discharged from Military Sealift Command’s Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009) here March 1. The Williams was carrying Marine Corps equipment that will be used to support Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 (SY16). The Williams was one of three MPF ships that offloaded her cargo in support of SY16 exercise, under the Exercise Freedom Banner 2016 directive. An MPF ship can provide equipment to sustain a Marine Expeditionary Brigade for up to 30 days. She can discharges cargo in port or at sea using organic lighterage.

US, Philippine Navy Staff Talk Increases Cooperation Between Both Nations
March 7, 2016
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 5, 2016) - Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, right, the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, shakes hands with Capt. Tsugunori Niizuma of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during trilateral talks between the U.S., Philippines and Japan held aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), in Manila, Philippines. The trilateral talks are being held to enhance cooperation and strengthen relationships to best provide security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific.

US Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Conduct Warfare Training during Multi Sail 2016
March 7, 2016

Komatsu Aviation Training Relocation Enhances Interoperability for Defense of Japan
March 7, 2016
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron(VMFA) 314, forward based to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrive at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, for the Komatsu Aviation Training Relocation exercise March 7, 2016. The ATR program, established in 2007, is in place as a result of the Defense Policy Review Initiative to increase the operational readiness of U.S. and Japanese forces, enhance bilateral interoperability and reduce local noise pollution.

Stennis Strike Group Wraps Up Routine Operations in the South China Sea
March 7, 2016
160307-N-MY174-030 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 7, 2016) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 performs a flyby during an aerial change of command ceremony above USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tomas Compian/ Released)

The Great Green Fleet Operates in the South China Sea
March 4, 2016
SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 4, 2016) - The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participates in a replenishment at sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is receiving an advanced biofuel mixture from Rainier. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the ships are operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.

Hawaii Guardsman and Indonesian Soldiers Share Military Tactics Abroad
March 4, 2016

Safe Soaring for Sorties
March 4, 2016
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea  (Feb. 24, 2016) - Republic of Korea air force Senior Master Sgt. No Jeong Park, 38th Fighter Group air traffic controller, explains to U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Shaffner, 8th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman, his portion of the job. While working together as a unit is critical, they also realize that cooperation with other units make for a stronger force.

Equipment Backload completes success of Exercise Cobra Gold
March 4, 2016

69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron to Continue Pacific Presence
March 4, 2016
Airmen from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., prepare to leave Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on March 4, 2016. CBP missions began March 2004 and are designed to enhance regional security and provide reassurance to allies and partners that the United States is capable to defend its national security interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez)

USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Manila, Strengthens Old Ties
March 4, 2016

Expeditionary Strike Group 7 Arrives in Republic of Korea
March 3, 2016
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (March 3, 2016) - Republic of Korea (ROK) Sailors wave U.S. and ROK flags as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into ROK Fleet base. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and is visiting Busan on a regularly scheduled port visit

Operation Tomodachi: Five Years Later
March 3, 2016
WASHINGTON (March 2, 2016) Members of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Self-Defense Force bands perform "Flower will Bloom" during a commemoration ceremony for the 5 year anniversary of Operation Tomodachi at the Pentagon. Operation Tomodachi was a humanitarian mission focused on aiding the people of Japan in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Fukushima Prefecture in early March of 2011.

Commentary: PACAF Projects Power Throughout the Pacific
March 3, 2016
An 18th Aggressor Squadron F-16C Fighting Falcon connects to a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker for aerial refueling during the large force employment of exercise Cope North 16, Feb. 24, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Through training exercises such as CN16, the U.S., Japan and Australian air forces develop combat capabilities, enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling.

Barry Enhances Defense, Strength by Joining 7th Fleet
March 3, 2016

1st Special Operations Squadron Performs Stray 59 Memorial Flight
March 3, 2016