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Civil Air Patrol Visits PACAF F-16 Demo Team

Air Force member giving hand signals in front of F-16.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Crum, the Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team lead avionics technician and assistant production superintendent, performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the PACAF F-16 Demo Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. The PACAF F-16 Demo Team is based out of Misawa Air Base and travel throughout the Indo-Pacific region promoting and strengthening community relations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

Air Force pilot taxis an F-16 down the runway

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josiah “Sirius” Gaffney, Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team commander, taxis an F-16 Fighting Falcon towards the runway during the PACAF F-16 Demo Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. The PACAF F-16 Demo Team engage with guests on a personal level; dedicating several hours to answering people’s questions, signing autographs and taking pictures after shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

A F-16 flying above Misawa Air Base performing aerial maneuvers.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Maj. Josiah “Sirius” Gaffney, Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team commander, performs various aerial maneuvers during the PACAF F-16 Demo Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. The practice flight gave Civil Air Patrol and community members an opportunity to meet military personnel and observe ground and aerial demonstrations, displaying combat ready support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

Air Force pilot talking to group of Civil Air Patrol members on the flight line.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josiah “Sirius” Gaffney, Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team commander, talks to various members of the Civil Air Patrol from the Misawa Cadet Squadron, after the PACAF F-16 Demo Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. The PACAF F-16 Demo Team provided Civil Air Patrol and spectators on base a front row seat to witness the raw power and maneuverability of the F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

A Civil Air Patrol Cadet stands next to an F-16 Fighting Falcon listening to questions and answers.

A Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet from the Misawa Cadet Squadron, listens as U.S. Air Force Maj. Josiah “Sirius” Gaffney, Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team commander, answers questions from numerous cadets and airmen after the PACAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. CAP provides support of U.S. communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space, and cyber power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

Two children stand next to and touch an F-16 Fighting Falcon

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadets from the Misawa Cadet Squadron touch and inspect an U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon during the “Pet the Jet” portion of the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. The Cadet Program provides youth a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

F-16 waiting on the tarmac to receive post flight checks.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Maj. Josiah “Sirius” Gaffney, Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team commander, sits on the tarmac shortly after landing during the PACAF F-16 Demo Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. Although COVID-19 has postponed air shows, the demo team continues training to make sure they are ready to showcase the F-16 capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

Group of Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force members stand in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a photo.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from the Misawa Cadet Squadron, pose with U.S. Air Force military members alongside an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team Practice Flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2021. CAP is the official auxiliary and one of four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force, joining Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

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