A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor demonstrates rope climbing during a water survival training course at Lowestoft, England, Jan. 7, 2022. SERE personnel from Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Royal Air Force Mildenhall gave Airmen the chance to train in realistic scenarios where flight staff must work together in order to survive should their aircraft crash in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Koby I. Saunders)
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SERE Water Survival Training

A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor demonstrates rope climbing during a water survival training course at Lowestoft, England, Jan. 7, 2022. SERE personnel from Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Royal Air Force Mildenhall gave Airmen the chance to train in realistic scenarios where flight staff must work together in order to survive should their aircraft crash in the ocean. [Read More …]

An Airman assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron de-ices a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 7, 2022. Heavy snowfall hit Yokota and the Kanto Plain, accumulating 10 centimeters of snow in the evening, a level unseen in the past four years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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Yokota Hits a Snowfall

An Airman assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron de-ices a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 7, 2022. Heavy snowfall hit Yokota and the Kanto Plain, accumulating 10 centimeters of snow in the evening, a level unseen in the past four years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. This “Flight of the Flock” formation was the first time all seven 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II aircraft were generated for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
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1st SOS Conducts Flight of the Flock

A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The 1st SOS operates the MC-130J Commando II to provide infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Poinsetta Marler, a material management journeyman assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Material Management Flight, places an M4 Carbine on to a rack at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 29, 2021. The 386th ELRS M Flight conduct work from the Expeditionary Theater Distribution Center, where joint and coalition forces receive items such as body armor, individual first aid kits, helmets, weapons, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear. The ETDC provides provisions to all U.S branches of service transiting ASAB and traveling to Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy)
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Where there is a Need, ASAB Supplies

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Poinsetta Marler, a material management journeyman assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Material Management Flight, places an M4 Carbine on to a rack at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 29, 2021. The 386th ELRS M Flight conduct work from the Expeditionary Theater Distribution Center, where joint and coalition forces receive items [Read More …]

An MV-22B Osprey from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (VMM-262) lands while U.S. Marines, 4th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and soldiers from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, 5th Infantry Regiment, prepare for air-to-ground maneuvers during exercise Resolute Dragon 21 at the Ojojihara Training Area, Japan, Dec. 9, 2021. The MV-22 and CV-22B Osprey are important assets in rapid air-to-ground operations for joint and allied forces in many environments, allowing rapid combat power projection and defense over vast distances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Ryan Lackey)
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21st SOS supports U.S. Marines and JGSDF in massive Resolute Dragon exercise

An MV-22B Osprey from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (VMM-262) lands while U.S. Marines, 4th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and soldiers from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, 5th Infantry Regiment, prepare for air-to-ground maneuvers during exercise Resolute Dragon 21 at the Ojojihara Training Area, Japan, Dec. 9, 2021. The MV-22 and CV-22B Osprey are important assets in rapid [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps F-18C Hornets and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2As fly side by side over Northern Japan during a simulated maritime strike operation, Dec. 15, 2021. The simulated maritime strike was coordinated by U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers, operating a Bilateral Ground Tactical Coordination Center as part of a bilateral rehearsal of Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
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Kadena’s Young Tigers Fuel Bilateral Training

U.S. Marine Corps F-18C Hornets and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2As fly side by side over Northern Japan during a simulated maritime strike operation, Dec. 15, 2021. The simulated maritime strike was coordinated by U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers, operating a Bilateral Ground Tactical Coordination Center as part of a bilateral rehearsal of Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. [Read More …]

Three C-17 aircraft assigned to 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 6, 2021. C-17 Aircraft and aircrew members from Altus AFB supported WSINT 21-B.
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WSINT 21-B

Three C-17 aircraft assigned to 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 6, 2021. C-17 Aircraft and aircrew members from Altus AFB supported WSINT 21-B.

Senior Airman David Wolfgram, Air Education and Training Command Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor, teaches students how to make a large fire for visual recognition during a rescue December 10, 2021 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Detachment 1 of the 66th Training Squadron is responsible for training defense department and allied forces in harsh arctic survival situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keith Holcomb)
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Arctic Survival, December 2021

Senior Airman David Wolfgram, Air Education and Training Command Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor, teaches students how to make a large fire for visual recognition during a rescue December 10, 2021 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Detachment 1 of the 66th Training Squadron is responsible for training defense department and allied forces in harsh arctic survival situations. (U.S. [Read More …]