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…

3 Carrier Exercise in Western Pacific (2)

11/15/2017
11/14/17 WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. 3 Carrier Exercise in Western Pacific (2) from SldInfo.com on Vimeo.…

Japanese and US PAC-3 Joint Training

09/04/2017
09/04/2017: The Japan Air Self Defense Force trained with the Patriot Advanced Capability three on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to improve their skills in an unfamiliar environment. Marine Cpl. Emily Kirk went to flight line to see how the JASDF will handle a missile threat. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 09.01.2017 Video…

RAAF in Exercise Cope North 2017  

03/31/2017
03/31/2017: Exercise COPE NORTH 17 (CN17) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). CN17 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a…

Cope North Rescue Training

04/05/2016
04/05/2016: First person POV footage of search and rescue personnel from U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Republic of Korea Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force conducting an ocean rescue during exercise COPE NORTH 16.  CN16 enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between six…

Cope North 2015 – Maintainers

02/26/2015
02/25/2015: United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force's maintainers work together during Cope North 2015.  Credit: Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs:2/23/15 According to a PACAF story published on 2/19/15: by Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs   2/19/2015 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  -- More than…