A member of the U.S. Air Force practices shooting the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EF88 assault rifle during Pacific Defender 20-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12, 2020. During the subject matter expert exchange, U.S. Air Force, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force), and RAAF security forces personnel exchanged tactics, techniques, and procedures and gained hands-on experience with each others’ equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
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US, Japanese, Australian forces train together during Pacific Defender 20-1

A member of the U.S. Air Force practices shooting the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EF88 assault rifle during Pacific Defender 20-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12, 2020. During the subject matter expert exchange, U.S. Air Force, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force), and RAAF security forces personnel exchanged tactics, techniques, and procedures and gained hands-on experience [Read More …]

A U.S. Marines heavy equipment operator assigned to the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Division Support Team operates an articulated steering, multipurpose vehicle (TRAM) during an airdrop recovery mission at the CATC Camp Fuji, Japan, Feb. 10, 2020. Members from Camp Fuji and Yokota Air Base worked together to ensure the bundles were loaded onto a TRAM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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The Rock crosses the Pacific

A U.S. Marines heavy equipment operator assigned to the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Division Support Team operates an articulated steering, multipurpose vehicle (TRAM) during an airdrop recovery mission at the CATC Camp Fuji, Japan, Feb. 10, 2020. Members from Camp Fuji and Yokota Air Base worked together to ensure the bundles were loaded onto a TRAM. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, takes flight during Exercise Cope North 20 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14, 2020. Exercise Cope North is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral field training exercise with participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. The primary intent of Cope North is to enhance coordination of combined air tactics, hone techniques and procedures while strengthening security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Curt Beach)
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US, Japan, Australia forces conduct air operations in Cope North 2020

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, takes flight during Exercise Cope North 20 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14, 2020. Exercise Cope North is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral field training exercise with participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, conducts pre-flight checks on the demonstration team A-10 on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 18, 2020. Wilton has been the demonstration team’s pilot since 2017 when the team was started. The A-10 demonstration team is comprised of 10 Airmen including one pilot, eight maintainers and one public affairs personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
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U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team – Flaring Things Up

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, conducts pre-flight checks on the demonstration team A-10 on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 18, 2020. Wilton has been the demonstration team’s pilot since 2017 when the team was started. The A-10 demonstration team is comprised of 10 Airmen including one pilot, eight [Read More …]

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, left, identifies the target with JASDF Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
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Joint close air support training during Exercise Cope North 20

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, left, identifies the target with JASDF Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth [Read More …]

U.S. Navy Aircrewman First Class Jeremy Way, MH-60S Knighthawk aircrew member, fires a 50-caliber machine gun from an MH-60 assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, at a target on Farallon de Medinilla Range during Exercise Cope North 20, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie Lee)
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US, Japan conduct Joint Close Air Support during Cope North 20

U.S. Navy Aircrewman First Class Jeremy Way, MH-60S Knighthawk aircrew member, fires a 50-caliber machine gun from an MH-60 assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, at a target on Farallon de Medinilla Range during Exercise Cope North 20, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around [Read More …]

Airmen and coalition partners at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, competed in individual and team sports during Qatar’s National Sport Day on Feb. 11, 2020. Service members participated in a wide-variety of events ranging from soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, tennis, cricket, tug-of-war and more. National Sport Day is one of the largest holiday’s in Qatar and is celebrated on the second Tuesday of February each year, when everyone is encouraged to participate in sporting activities.
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Airmen celebrate Qatar National Sport Day with Qatari, coalition partners

Airmen and coalition partners at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, competed in individual and team sports during Qatar’s National Sport Day on Feb. 11, 2020. Service members participated in a wide-variety of events ranging from soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, tennis, cricket, tug-of-war and more. National Sport Day is one of the largest holiday’s in Qatar and is celebrated on the [Read More …]