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  • 18th SFS trains to protect, defend Team Kadena

    Personnel from the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct nonlethal training at Kadena Air Base, Oct. 18, 2019. 18th SFS personnel train regularly to maintain base defense and law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)
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  • 909th ARS participates in Red Flag-Alaska 19-3

    Exercise Red Flag 19-3 provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint, coalition and multilateral training from simulated forward deployed air operations.
  • U.S.-Japan intelligence communities hold joint, bilateral ISR symposium

    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance personnel from 22 organizations across the Indo-Pacific theater including U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and Japan’s Air, Maritime, and Ground Self-Defense Forces attended the inaugural Fifth Air Force joint, bilateral ISR symposium, Yokota Air Base, May 30-31, 2019.
  • USFJ and 5AF commander tours Misawa AB

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, the U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, toured Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Feb 26-28. During his visit he went around the base to see first-hand how Airmen accomplish their unit’s day-to-day mission.
  • The 14th Fighter Squadron takes to the skies during COPE Tiger 2019

    Over the past week, the 14th Fighter Squadron executed the suppression of enemy air defenses mission in support of COPE Tiger 2019 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. COPE Tiger is an annual multilateral aerial exercise aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability between the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force, and U.S. Air Force, while concurrently enhancing the three nations’ military relations and combined capabilities.
  • Sri Lanka Air Force, JASDF, meet with USAF Search and Rescue

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Representatives of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and Japanese Ministry of Defense were hosted by the 459th Airlift Squadron on February 13, 2019 at Yokota Air Base as part of a trilateral search and rescue (SAR) exchange.The exchange was a free flow of information regarding SAR practices between the SLAF, Japanese Self
  • Lt. Gen. Schneider takes command of U.S. military in Japan

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider assumed command of United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez before a crowd of U.S. and Japanese service members, Government of Japan officials, dignitaries and community leaders during a ceremony here, Feb. 5.
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