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  • F-16 Fighting Falcon, C-17 Globemaster III demonstration teams build partnerships in New Zealand

    “We are here to enhance our partnership with New Zealand,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Taylor Absher, 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot. “We want to put on a good show for them, and we are just as excited to be here as they are to have us.”This is the first appearance by an F-16 demonstration team since the show's inception in 1988. The U.S. Air
  • New Zealand offers unique training to Demo team

    “We got out of our F-16 Fighting Falcons and the amount of support we received from the Kiwis was awesome,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot. “We had a lot of positive interactions with the community; they welcomed us with open arms.”There are three pilots attached to the Pacific Air Forces'
  • 35th LRS Fuels Airmen upgrade F-16 quick launch, recovery capability

    Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing and local Japanese contractors worked together to upgrade Misawa’s hot pit refuel capabilities March 20, enhancing the wing’s quick launch and recovery mission.
  • US Ambassador to New Zealand visits Demo team

    The U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa visited with Misawa Air Base Airmen with the 14th Fighter Squadron during the 30th annual Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow March 29.
  • RAT ensures bilateral training relocation kicks-off without delay

    Transporting more than 100,000 lbs. of cargo and 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen over 1,000 miles to Tsuiki Air Base, Japan didn’t happen on a whim, it required months of coordination between eight agencies from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron to the Japan Ministry of Defense.The weight of this load fell on the shoulders of three Airmen from the
  • 'My art is who I am'

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kelly Coats, a 35th Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, shares her story and the road to drawing comic art for the Air Force.
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