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  • COMPACAF visits Exercise Pitch Black 2018

    U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, received an orientation of Exercise Pitch Black 18 and visited with participating U.S. Airmen here Aug. 13, 2018. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 is a Royal Australian Air Force-hosted (RAAF) biennial multinational large force employment exercise. This year’s event, the largest since its inception, involves 16 nations, 140 aircraft and more than 4,000 personnel – approximately 150 of which call the 8th Fighter Wing “Wolf Pack” from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, their home.
  • Exchange program instructor fuels interoperability at Pitch Black 2018

    The Military Personnel Exchange Program offers U.S. Air Force active-duty members the chance to integrate into ally and partner nation air forces while abroad. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jonathan Haas, Royal Australian Air Force 33rd Squadron KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport air-refueling operator and Exercise Pitch Black 2018 participant, has spent the last two years serving as an instructor and strengthening the relationship between the USAF and RAAF in this three-year position.
  • USAFSAM instructors bring experience to classroom, ready Airmen to battlefield

    Deployed experience, subject expertise, and a passion to share lessons learned make instructors at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine a vital part of medical readiness, equipping Airmen with the skills to be successful. Celebrating its 100th year, USAFSAM is the leading platform for education, training, and research in aerospace and operational medicine.
  • USAF kicks off participation in Exercise Pitch Black 2018

    U.S. Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, began their participation in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 in Darwin, Australia, yesterday. The exercise is hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force biennially to enhance flight operations and proficiency as well as maintain interoperability between partner nations. It also extends Northern Australia’s critical role in supporting combined training as part of the U.S. and Australia’s Force Posture Initiative.
  • PACAF In-Service Recruiter visits Kunsan Airmen

    Airmen who have served our country learn that they have many options available to them as they plan to transition from active-duty military to the reserve component.
  • Holding strong: U.S. celebrate 65th Anniversary of Korean Armistice

    Sixty-five long years have passed since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953, in Panmunjom “no-man’s land,” North Korea. This agreement marked the end of fighting for what was considered at the time, one of the longest and most costly wars in history.
  • Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot takes first flight

    After a year of preparation and instruction through the 944th Operations Group Detachment 2, Lockheed Martin and their active duty team members at the 56th Fighter Wing, Maj. Kiyun Jung, ROKAF F-35A pilot, flew his first solo mission.
  • 80th & 35th AMUs compete for Load Crew of the Quarter

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Rischard, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, secures wings for the AIM-120 missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 8th Maintenance Group's 2nd Quarter Weapons Loading Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 13, 2018. Two teams raced to load training weapons on their
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
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