Tag: Indo-Asia Pacific region

388th and 419th FWs Conduct The F-35's First Elephant Walk Exercise
The U.S. intends to start rotating the F-16s in South Korea with F-35A stealth fighters starting from early next year. The Chosun Ilbo says the U.S. intends to start rotating the F-16s in South Korea with F-35A stealth fighters starting from early next year. The Republic of Korea Air Force...
"Work Hard Play Hard!" Here's 2018 East Coast Strike Fighter Ball Video
The clip documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana The super cool footage in this post is a montage from the East Coast VFA squadrons of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic. This video was first released at the annual Strike Fighter Ball 2018. It documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval...
U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers integrate with USAF F-16s and bring SEAD mission to the next level
"The EA-18G Growler flies an electronic attack mission using a suite of jamming pods to confuse enemy radars, greatly aiding in our (F-16) block 50's ability to conduct SEAD operations," Capt. Karl Wilson, 14th Fighter Squadron C-flight commander On Sep. 4, 2017, five U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, accompanied by more than 200 personnel, traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Naval...
18 fully armed F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter bombers conduct elephant walk exercise at Misawa Air Base
Often an elephant walk takes place right before a Minimum Interval Takeoff  Taken on Sep. 16, 2017 during exercise Beverly Sunrise (BS) 17-07 the cool photos in this post show 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadron lining the runway during an elephant walk at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Noteworthy BS 17-07 is a simulated deployment to...
ROKAF, JASDF, USMC and USAF aircraft conduct impressive show of force in response to North Korea IRBM launch
Two USAF B-1B Lancer bombers; four USMC F-35B Lightning II fifth-generation advanced fighters; four ROKAF F-15K fighters; and four JASDF F-2 fighter jets executed the mission Taken on Sep. 17, 2017 the impressive pictures in this post feature U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) aircraft joined Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force, JASDF) and Republic of Korea...
Ellsworth B-1Bs take over CBP mission
On Aug. 7, 2017 two B-1Bs from 37th EBS conducted a sequence of bilateral training missions with Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces and performed a pass over the Pilsung Range Six B-1Bs and 350 Airmen with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, deployed to Andersen AFB, at...
"If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing," Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, PACAF commander In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as a part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer...
This achievement was reached after 23 years of continuous flight operations utilizing the A-6E Intruder, F/A-18C Hornet, and F/A-18E Super Hornet A rare feat for a U.S. Navy fighter squadron, the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 announced that the unit had surpassed 100,000 Class “A” mishap-free flight hours on Jul. 3, 2017. As told by Lt. Chris Pagenkopf, Strike...
The "Liberty Bells" had spent 44-years at NAF Atsugi as the forward-deployed airborne early warning squadron for the U.S. Navy, accumulating more than 24 consecutive years and 50,000 hours of Class-A mishap-free hours in the process On Jun. 1, 2017 the last E-2C from Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" left Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan. The squadron had...
U.S. Navy recovers C-2A that fatally crashed in 2017 from 3 Miles Underwater
Ronald Reagan and the CVW-5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region On May 22, in the Water South of Japan Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) completed carrier qualifications aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). As explained in the...

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