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A Japanese contractor with Nippo Corporation holds down a chalk line to make a mark on the runway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 5, 2017. More than 50 contracted workers flooded the flightline Wednesday night to tear up the runway, preparing for more than 48,000 feet of flightline to be repaired during a two-month long project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Misawa runway closes, fighter jets carry on
Routine flight line maintenance resulted in the closure of Misawa Air Base’s runway from mid-May through early July 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies above Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 15, 2017. Six aircraft from the 35th Fighter Squadron departed Kunsan to participate in Buddy Wing 17-4. The exercise enhances interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces for combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) Pantons, ROKAF improve air ops during Buddy Wing 17-4
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron took off from Kunsan on May 15 to support Buddy Wing 17-4 at Jungwon Air Base, Republic of Korea.The 5-day exercise, which is conducted several times throughout the year, focuses on enhancing flying operations between the U.S. and ROK Air Force.“These exercises give us an opportunity to
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The 2017 annual weapons load crew competition begins at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 13, 2017. The competition included members from the 35th and 80th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 38th Fighter Group, Republic of Korea Air Force, located here, the 25th and 36th AMUs, operating out of Osan Air Base and the 14th AMU, from Misawa Air Base. This is the first time Kunsan Air Base hosted a load crew competition that included members not stationed in Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)  PACAF, ROKAF weapons load teams go head-to-head in annual competition
Kunsan hosted the 2017 annual weapons load crew competition, which included members from the 35th and 80th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 38th Fighter Group, Republic of Korea Air Force, located here, the 25th and 36th AMUs, operating out of Osan Air Base and the 14th AMU, from Misawa Air Base.The friendly competition tested the capabilities
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(U.S. Air Force Graphic by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) Developmental special duties broaden experience
The Air Force has identified 1,175 positions across 10 developmental special duties, or DSDs, for spring 2017.Identified as developmental due to their unique leadership roles and the responsibility to mentor and mold young Airmen, the 10 duties are: career assistance advisor, military training instructor, military training leader, Air Force Academy
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(Courtesy graphic) Theater of War brings resiliency message to Wolf Pack
Armed Forces Entertainment is scheduled to bring the Theater of War performance to the Kunsan Air Base movie theater May 8, 2017.According to Armed Forces Entertainment, this play depicts the visible and invisible wounds of war, and by presenting this play to military and civilian audiences, the Armed Forces Entertainment—along with Theater of War—
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 27, 2017. Max Thunder is a regularly scheduled training exercise designed to enhance the readiness of U.S. and ROK forces to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released) MAX THUNDER brings forces together, showcases aerial supremacy
U.S. and ROK Air Forces conduct flight training during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17, which began April 17, 2017, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring
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Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform maintenance on F-16 Fighting Falcons during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 26, 2017. This large-scale employment exercise increases the U.S. and ROK’s ability to work together shoulder-to-shoulder and ultimately enhances the U.S. and ROK capability to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Sweatt/Released) Maintainers keep MAX THUNDER flying
Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform maintenance on F-16 Fighting Falcons during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 26, 2017. This large-scale employment exercise increases the U.S. and ROK’s ability to work together shoulder-to-shoulder and ultimately enhances the U.S. and ROK capability to
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Mosquito season 2017 Tell Zika to buzz off
In 2016, the Zika virus made world-wide news as a new threat to public health, but mosquito-borne illnesses have always been a health risk for people living in certain climates.   Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to avoid exposure to Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. “These are not inevitable infections,” said Col. (Dr.) John
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United States Air Force members assigned to the 8th Medical Group and Republic of Korea Air Force medical airmen participate in a mass causality exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 19, 2017. The scenario involved a vehicle crash and explosion, which injured 10 USAF personnel and five ROKAF personnel. U.S. and ROK airmen conducted the training to evaluate their ability to communicate and operate through a MASCAL situation. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) 8th Medical Group and ROKAF airmen train to save lives
United States Air Force members assigned to the 8th Medical Group and Republic of Korea Air Force medical airmen participated in a simulated multiple causality exercise April 19, 2017.The exercise was conducted to assess communication and operations between ROKAF and U.S. medical teams during a mass casualty situation.“The communication between
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Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles from the 11th Fighter Squadron, Daegu Air Base, ROK, taxis down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the long-standing military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between two nations, which help to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) U.S. and ROKAF put air power on full display in Max Thunder 17
U.S. and ROK Air Forces conduct flight training during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17, which began April 17, 2017, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring
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