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  • Cope North 24: ACE accelerates USAF to stay ahead in Great Power Competition

    In a time of increasing conflict and threats to the balance of a rules based international order, the Department of the Air Force is transforming to effectively deter aggression in this era of Great Power Competition. Agile Combat Employment, the main objective of Cope North 24, is key to developing

  • Black History Month Trailblazer: General Daniel "Chappie" James Jr.

    As February unfolds, hearts and minds turn to Black History Month, a time of reflection, remembrance, and celebration of the remarkable contributions of African Americans throughout history. Among the many luminaries whose legacies shine brightly is the indomitable General Daniel "Chappie" James

  • Many Nations, One Effort: Cope North 24

    Recently, members from the 35th Fighter Wing’s 14th Fighter Squadron and 14th Fighter Generation Squadron headed out to support the trilateral joint exercise, Cope North 24, alongside U.S. Sailors, Marines, and troops from Australia, Canada, France, South Korea and Japan.

  • U.S.-Japan create friendship’s symphony during joint concert

    Members of the Band of the Pacific joined students from the Akishima City Zuiun Jr. High School Wind Ensemble and the Akishima City Zuiun Jr. High School Wind Ensemble for the Japan-U.S. Joint Music Concert at Foster Hall in Akishima, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 10. The annual concert illustrates the

  • Cope North 24: Spoke location spoken words

    As Cope North 24 continues, multinational participants are operating out of dispersed locations in the Indo-Pacific to improve capability and capacity for agile combat employment operations. Despite the geographic separation, Allies and partners are collaborating and integrating to create and

  • PACAF welcomes new commander

    Gen. Kevin B. Schneider took the reins as the new Pacific Air Forces commander during a change of command ceremony here, Feb. 9, 2024.

  • Ringing in a new era: Yokota powers down historical telephone switch

    Members of the 374th Communications Squadron (CS) gathered to witness the historic decommissioning of the Meridian Stored Logic 100 switch at Yokota Air Base, Feb. 6. The decommissioning ceremony marked a milestone in the base-wide transition from Plain Old Telephone Services to Voice Over Internet

  • Black History Month Trailblazers: U.S. Army SGT. Henry Johnson

    One notable example being U.S. Army SGT. Henry Johnson who, after being awarded a French “Croix de Guerre” or “War Cross” medal for fighting against a German raid party, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor 85 years after his death. For that, SGT. Johnson is one of Misawa Air Base Black

  • 18th AES trains their care in the air

    18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducts Aeromedical Readiness Mission training onboard a KC-135 Stratotanker. Members of the 18th AES undergo extensive training to respond to various emergency medical scenarios, ensuring they are prepared to evacuate, treat and transport wounded military and