RAAF and USAF Christmas Drop in the Pacific

12/21/2018
From 05-18 December 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force joined the United States Pacific Air Forces and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) for Operation Christmas Drop, the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation. [maxgallery id="122143"] Launching from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, C-130J Hercules aircraft delivered donated…

SM-3 Block 11A Intercept of IRBM

12/13/2018
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03).  This was an operational live fire test demonstrating the Aegis Weapon System Engage On Remote capability…

Growlers in Valiant Shield 2018

10/17/2018
Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) perform post-flight operations for a U.S Navy EA-18G Growler as part of exercise Valiant Shield 18, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 23, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training…

Aircraft in Valiant Shield 2018

10/12/2018
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon, and a U.S. Air Force E-8 Joint STARS take off from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam to participate in exercise Valiant Shield Sept. 17, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration…

Mainres Flying Over Mt. Suribachi on Way to Valiant Shield 2018 Exercise

09/30/2018
Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. [maxgallery id="120232"] This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the…

Valiant Shield 18

09/28/2018
A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, U.S. Navy C-130 Hercules and P-8 Poseidon will join more than 160 other aircraft during exercise Valiant Shield 2018 in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training…

Global Hawk Arrives at Misawa Air Base

06/25/2018
An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 1, 2018, for a temporary intra-theater routine deployment.  [maxgallery id="117999"] The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen, such…