U.S. Pacific Air Forces

U.S. Pacific Air Forces This is the official page for Pacific Air Forces, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
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#PACAF Photo of the Week! A F-16 Fighting Falcon from Eielson Air Force Base enjoys some Hawaiian weather during Sentry ...
01/19/2020

#PACAF Photo of the Week!

A F-16 Fighting Falcon from Eielson Air Force Base enjoys some Hawaiian weather during Sentry Aloha 20-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

These Airmen are responsible for enabling global airlift and communication to senior leaders thousands of feet above the...
01/19/2020
Staying connected in the clouds

These Airmen are responsible for enabling global airlift and communication to senior leaders thousands of feet above the Earth.

Airmen from the 65th Air and Space Communication Shop and 747th Communications Squadron flew on a 65th Airlift Squadron local flight to see one of the missions they support at Joint Base Pearl

The United States Space Force conducted its first exercise focused exclusively on gaining and maintaining space superior...
01/17/2020
Space-superiority exercise, Space Flag, concluded successfully on U.S.

The United States Space Force conducted its first exercise focused exclusively on gaining and maintaining space superiority. Sounds pretty awesome to us!

Space Flag, the Department of Defense’s premier exercise for training space forces, successfully concluded its eighth exercise iteration (Space Flag 20-1) at the Boeing Virtual Warfare Center in St.

Airmen are doing amazing things at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam!
01/17/2020

Airmen are doing amazing things at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam!

Way to go, Security Forces!

Sen. Joe San Augustin from the 35th Guam Legislature presented Airmen from the 36th Security Forces Squadron with a legislative resolution and certificates of appreciation, recognizing their volunteer efforts throughout the island community, Jan.16 at Tarague Beach.

#TeamAndersen #OneGuam #Community #GoodNeighbors

The Office of Senator Joe S. San Agustin Joint Region Marianas U.S. Pacific Air Forces The Guam Legislature

The PACAF Viper Demo Team soared through the skies during their first practice of #2020!
01/16/2020

The PACAF Viper Demo Team soared through the skies during their first practice of #2020!

01/16/2020
CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright

Here is a great chance to hear from two amazing leaders! Check out the links for the full podcast.

Had a great time with my good friend and wingman, SEAC 4. He has some great insight for emerging leaders. The whole podcast is available at the following links and will be on your preferred podcast platform asap.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blueprint-leadership-with-cmsaf-kaleth-wright/id1488340862

https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/62439/ep-03-feat-seac-ramon-colon-lopez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjzVo3ulj9w

Let us know what you think and who you'd like us to talk to next.

#COMPACAF Gen. CQ Brown Jr., and the Command Chief Master Sergeant of Pacific Air Forces CMSgt Anthony Johnson welcomed ...
01/15/2020

#COMPACAF Gen. CQ Brown Jr., and the Command Chief Master Sergeant of Pacific Air Forces CMSgt Anthony Johnson welcomed back PACAF staff during the first all-call of the year. They discussed successes from 2019, new Air Force initiatives, and highlights from the NDAA that will affect Airmen.

Additionally, the USAF Band of the Pacific hyped up the crowd with an amazing jam session!

Not a bad way to start off #2020!

01/14/2020
United States Space Force

The start of a new era.

Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations, to his "former boss ... now peer," Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff: "Thank you for your partnership, for your leadership, and for your friendship."

Nothing like jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules to start the New Year!  🪂82nd Airborne Division Yokota Air Base Japa...
01/14/2020
US, Japan forces welcome new year with bilateral jump

Nothing like jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules to start the New Year! 🪂

82nd Airborne Division Yokota Air Base Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Three U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 36th Airlift Squadron out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, participated in the Japanese forces' annual New Year’s jump at Camp Narashino training

Always ready!
01/14/2020

Always ready!

Airmen from 154th Security Forces Squadron became first responders during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Course held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The course helps prepare airmen to recognize and respond to a CBRN incident.

Way to represent! 🏋️Andersen Air Force Base, Guam United States Air Force
01/13/2020

Way to represent! 🏋️

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam United States Air Force

"I was proud to represent the United States at the competition. I felt God's help with my lifts." -Hutch Friend

Hutch Friend, son of Lt. Colonel Friend (36 Operations Group, Andersen AFB), represented the United States at the Ibero American Weightlifting Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hutch brought home a GOLD medal in the Under 15 age division, with a 89-kg (196 lbs.) Snatch and a 108-kg (238 lbs.) Clean & Jerk. His total exceeded the second-place total by 32 kg (70 lbs.). Hutch also brought home a silver medal in the Under 17 age division.

Hutch trains at his home on Andersen Air Force Base and also at the Coral Reef Fitness Center Annex.

The competition featured the best youth weightlifters from seventeen Spanish-speaking countries including the United States, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Spanish-speaking Carribean and countries in South America. Team USA brought two male youth athletes to the weightlifting competition. Competitive weightlifting is comprised of two lifts--the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.

#PACAF Photo of the Week! 354th Fighter Wing maintainers brave severe weather to inspect a United States Air Force F-16 ...
01/12/2020

#PACAF Photo of the Week!

354th Fighter Wing maintainers brave severe weather to inspect a United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron on the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base.

The United States Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marine Corps combined their powers and participated in Kaden...
01/11/2020
18th Wing, joint partners execute first WestPac Rumrunner exercise

The United States Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marine Corps combined their powers and participated in KadenaAirBase's first WestPac Rumrunner exercise! What is this WestPac Rumrunner exercise we speak of? Well, you just gotta click that link to find out!

More than 60 aircraft and 300 personnel from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps participated in 18th Wing’s first WestPac Rumrunner exercise Jan. 10, 2020.With the evolving security

Snow isn't much of an issue for us here in Hawaii; however, if a blizzard ever comes our way we know some hard-working A...
01/10/2020

Snow isn't much of an issue for us here in Hawaii; however, if a blizzard ever comes our way we know some hard-working Airmen at Misawa Air Base that we can call! ❄️

With an average snowfall of 150 inches per year over the last seven years, civil engineers here at Misawa Air Base stay busy with 24-hour operations during the snow season, priding themselves on keeping the airfield open regardless of weather conditions.

Our 35th CES has already won an award for Pacific Air Forces snow team of the year and is up for an Air Force-wide award; they call themselves the “wardens of the frozen North.”

“We don’t do it, we don’t fly jets,” said SMSgt. Thomas Riggsbee. “If the snow operation doesn’t succeed, then everybody else’s mission stops, and then we don’t fly, which is unacceptable.”

See the full story here:
https://www.airforcemag.com/let-it-snow-misawa-civil-engineers-welcome-winter-weather/

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01/10/2020

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Exercise Sentry Aloha 20-1 begins today and all kinds of fighter, tanker and combat-control aircraft are taking to the skies! This is the time of year when our Hawaiian Raptors get to practice their air-combat skills with aircraft from all around the nation. While the focus is primarily on Dissimilar Air Combat Training, it takes a whole lot of manpower to make everything come together. In this case, we have more than 1,000 personnel from the Air Force’s Reserve, Active and ANG components. Total Force Integration is the name of the game and that’s not going to change anytime soon! #SentryAloha20-1 #SentryAloha #TotalForceIntegration #USAF #AirForceReserve #AirNationalGuard Tinker Air Force Base 513th Air Control Group 552d Air Control Wing 144th Fighter Wing 128th Air Refueling Wing

01/07/2020
Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

A quick history lesson from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
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#Heritage

Ever wonder how the 8th Fighter Wing became the #WolfPack?
Check out one of the most important days in Wolf 🐺 Pack history.

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The Pacific Air Forces app is now available on Air Force Connect, the Air Force-wide mobile app.It's filled with amazing...
01/07/2020
Pacific Air Forces app goes live

The Pacific Air Forces app is now available on Air Force Connect, the Air Force-wide mobile app.

It's filled with amazing features to help out Airmen across the globe! Check it out on Android and iOS from the Google Play store and Apple App store.

The Pacific Air Forces app is now available on Air Force Connect, the Air Force-wide mobile app.

U.S. Pacific Air Forces's cover photo
01/06/2020

U.S. Pacific Air Forces's cover photo

01/06/2020
Fightin’ Fifth Air Force Command Chief

Fightin’ Fifth Air Force Command Chief

Family...every day, wake up with positivity and encouragement for yourself and others!

It’s the only way to save goals from the graveyard!

Love ya!

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Col. Benjamin Bishop highlighted Eielson Air Force Base's anticipated growth and fifth-gen future during the first all c...
01/05/2020
354th Fighter Wing commander maps out 2020

Col. Benjamin Bishop highlighted Eielson Air Force Base's anticipated growth and fifth-gen future during the first all call of 2020 for the Icemen. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Col. Benjamin Bishop, 354th Fighter Wing commander, along with Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Hurt, 354th FW command chief, hosted two all-calls Jan. 2, 2020, to talk to Airmen about how the addition of

Here are some beautiful aerial shots from 2019. Which one is your favorite?
01/04/2020

Here are some beautiful aerial shots from 2019. Which one is your favorite?

Ring in the New Year with some air-to-air goodness!

We've compiled the best United States Air Force aerial photos from 2019! Vote for your favorite pic by dropping a like, comment, or share!

01/02/2020
Airman Magazine

It's currently -5° at Eielson Air Force Base! Could you survive outside? The Arctic Survival School helps prepare Airmen with the knowledge to survive in frigid conditions!

If you were lost in the middle of a frozen tundra, would you be able to survive?

Eielson Air Force Base's Arctic Survival School equips Airmen with the know-how to survive in frigid conditions.

Gen. David L. Goldfein
01/01/2020

Gen. David L. Goldfein

Tonight as we welcome the new year, I’ll be thinking about our great Airmen serving around the world from Minot to the Middle East. I’m proud of all of you standing watch, protecting the homeland, and ensuring we have the best combat-ready Air Force on the planet. I’m also proud to count myself among your number. Happy New Year Airmen!

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NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene visited with Airmen and families in Hawaii. He spoke about his football career and highli...
12/30/2019

NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene visited with Airmen and families in Hawaii. He spoke about his football career and highlighted leadership traits that made him successful on and off the field. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 15th Wing

12/30/2019
Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

An amazing year of hard work from all the #WolfPack Airmen!

#Mission #Team #Heritage

It's that time of year where we look back over the last 12 months at some of our biggest and best #WolfPack moments.

7th Air Force, Republic of Korea - 미 7공군 U.S. Pacific Air Forces

12/28/2019
CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright

CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright

As promised ... The Blueprint Leadership Podcast featuring my wingman, our Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein.

We talk leadership (good and bad) lessons, vulnerability and other good stuff. Give it a listen and give us your take on these topics.

It’ll be available on all of your regular podcast platforms soon. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Airman Dorm Leaders at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea work year round to take care of our Airmen.
12/27/2019
Airman Dorm Leaders: Maintaining Morale

Airman Dorm Leaders at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea work year round to take care of our Airmen.

When it comes to maintaining infrastructure built between the 1950’s to 2011, the Airman Dorm Leaders at Kunsan Air Base are ensuring dorms are safe, secure and up to Air Force standards while also

12/26/2019
United States Space Force

The future! 🤯

The launch of an independent U.S. Space Force propels us into a new era dedicated to protecting U.S. national interests and security in space.

12/25/2019
United States Air Force

We echo this statement and want to wish everyone Happy Holidays from our #PACAF Ohana to your Ohana!

We wish Airmen and thier families around the world a safe and happy holidays. Embrace the spirit of the season and connect to a wingman who may be in need into the new year.

Do you know where #Santa is at this very moment? Well, we know some #Airmen who can help you figure that out!
12/24/2019

Do you know where #Santa is at this very moment? Well, we know some #Airmen who can help you figure that out!

‪We are tracking Santa! Call us at 1-877-Hi-NORAD‬ or go to www.noradsanta.org #NORADTracksSanta

Till death do us part almost came a little too soon for this groom. Luckily, #Airmen from Osan Air Base were there to sa...
12/23/2019
51st MDG medics saves groom

Till death do us part almost came a little too soon for this groom. Luckily, #Airmen from Osan Air Base were there to save the day! Thank you to the men and women who stepped up and utilized their valuable training in order to save a life.

Tying the knot is an important day filled with high anticipation for many people. Unfortunately for one Airman, the day went from a joyous occasion to the brink of tragedy.Suffering a critical

#PACAF Photo of the Week! #Airmen from the 33rd Rescue Squadron transport a simulated patient in a HH-60G Pave Hawk heli...
12/22/2019

#PACAF Photo of the Week!

#Airmen from the 33rd Rescue Squadron transport a simulated patient in a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during an emergency response drill on Osan Air Base.

When all you want to do this weekend is see the new Star Wars movie but you get stuck working on the flightline. #captio...
12/21/2019

When all you want to do this weekend is see the new Star Wars movie but you get stuck working on the flightline. #captionthis

Happy Holidays!🎄

“In the world today, it is an understatement to say that space has become an indispensable part of our lives. As such, i...
12/21/2019

“In the world today, it is an understatement to say that space has become an indispensable part of our lives. As such, it is more important than ever to focus on preserving, protecting and advancing our space capabilities. We have transitioned from a nation with limited understanding of space to a nation propelled by it, invested in protecting our nation’s interests, deterring aggression and charting our future investments. The creation of the U.S. Space Force is a historic and monumental step forward for the future of the United States of America. “

– Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander

Air Force leaders applaud Space Force’s formal creation.

https://www.spaceforce.mil/News/Article/2045400/barrett-air-force-leaders-applaud-space-forces-formal-creation

"U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sophia Hayner knew in her heart she was struggling and didn’t want to be alive."Here is her s...
12/20/2019
Out of the Box

"U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sophia Hayner knew in her heart she was struggling and didn’t want to be alive."

Here is her story of resilience.

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sophia Hayner knew in her heart she was struggling and didn’t want to be alive.Despite her suicidal thoughts, she triaged her mental state enough to take action.

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12/19/2019

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The MH-139A name “Grey Wolf” falls in line with the current range of the Grey Wolf species, which encompasses the ICBM bases and the historical range areas represented by Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force District of Washington.

As a pack animal, the Grey Wolf name represents our mission sets which brings multiple MH-139s to the fight.

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12/19/2019
PACS 2019

The 11th Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium in Hawaii saw representatives from 18 nations meet to find collective solutions to common problems within the region, and to solidify the commitment our nations have to maintaining peace and stability within the Indo-Pacific. #PACS19


Gen. David L. Goldfein U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Philippine Air Force U.S. Embassy in the Philippines U.S. Indo-Pacific Command United States Air Force

12/19/2019
Eielson Air Force Base

The cold doesn't effect readiness here in #PACAF. ❄️

Here’s a video of an F-16 taking off from the Eielson flightline a few days before winter solstice. Even when the the temperatures are sub-zero, our Aggressors still provide world class air adversary support.

12/18/2019
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

LIVE | The Proclamation signing for the 75th Commemoration of #WWII aboard the Battleship Missouri, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Members from the USAF Band of the Pacific bringing some holiday cheer here in Hawaii. 🎅
12/18/2019

Members from the USAF Band of the Pacific bringing some holiday cheer here in Hawaii. 🎅

12/18/2019
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

From Adm. Phil Davidson, Mrs. Tracy Davidson, and everyone at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

#FreeandOpenIndoPacific #HappyHolidays

U.S. Pacific Air Forces's cover photo
12/17/2019

U.S. Pacific Air Forces's cover photo

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