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  • Eagles swap to maintain dynamic fighter presence at Kadena

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno Air Base, California, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 2, 2023, to ensure continuous fighter presence through the phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D Eagles to the United States.While deployed to the Keystone of

  • 144th FW receives Eagles from Japan

    FRESNO AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Calif. -- The 144th Fighter Wing received three F-15C Eagles to their inventory during the month of December 2022 following their reassignment from Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 144th FW is one of the few Air National Guard units to absorb the F-15Cs.Acquiring these

  • Pilot brothers reunite in the Pacific

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- George Guss watched his brother, Tyler, follow in their father’s footsteps by becoming a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. After reaching a crossroads while attending the University of Georgia, he decided he also wanted to take to the skies. Together, the brothers progressed in

  • Southern Beach boosts lethality, strengthens partnerships

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 18th Operations Group partnered with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to complete Exercise Southern Beach, Oct. 25-29.“Southern Beach is a locally organized, bilateral exercise that brings the 18th Wing and

  • Pease Airmen first to execute coronets with KC-46A Pegasus

    Pease achieved another historic first in military aerial refueling. A year after the 157th Air Refueling Wing became the first Air National Guard unit in the country to field the KC-46A Pegasus, New Hampshire Airmen helped plan and execute the new tanker's first coronet, a tactical air movement that