SBX Entering Pearl Harbor, October 2014

01/07/2015: The SBX is a one of a kind radar deployed near Japan used for monitoring missile threats in the Pacific, notably from North Korea.  Credit:Commander Navy Region Hawaii:10/24/14 According an Hawaii News Now story published in 2011: The SBX-1 structure towers, 28 stories high. "It's similar to a Nimiz…

KC-130 Squadron Moves to Air Station Iwakuni

07/21/2014: Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 has been supporting operations in the pacific theater as they make a permanent move from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Credit:American Forces Network, Iwakuni JAPAN:7/16/14 By Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters | Marine Corps Air…

Global Hawk Comes to Japan for Operations

05/24/2014: Japan is a key ally for the U.S. in dealing with Pacific defense. In the meetings with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Fall of 2013, the Japanese highlighted that new F-35s, P-8 maritime patrol aircraft and Global Hawk long-range reconnaissance UAVs were to be deployed to Japan.  Indeed,…

C-130 Training in Japan

04/10/2014: A C-130 Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron (AS) takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Jan. 23, 2014. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. [slidepress gallery='c-130-training-in-japan']  Credit:374th Airlift Wing:1/23/14

Ospreys Refuel in Mid-Air En Route to Singapore Air Show (Video)

02/11/2014:MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, conducting mid-air refueling while on the way to Singapore from Okinawa, Japan, for the Singapore Air Show, Feb. 6, 2014. Credit: III Marine Expeditionary Force:2/6/14 The Ospreys followed two KC-130J Super Hercules planes of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 from Okinawa…

Refueling Korean AF F-15

10/10/2013: An F-15K Slam Eagle from the Republic of Korea Air Force approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, for mid-air refueling during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3 Aug. 21, 2013. The F-15K is equipped with state-of-the-art mission equipment to conduct air-to-ground, air-to-air and air-to-sea missions. [slidepress…