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Combat aviator brings deep Asia ties to new role as Pacific Air Forces commander

Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach was most recently commander of 7th Air Force and deputy commander of U.S. Forces Korea. He replaces Gen. Charles Brown Jr., who will next month become the 22nd Air Force chief of staff.

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Hundreds of Alaska-based paratroopers drop on Guam in show of readiness amid pandemic

“This scenario tested our ability to execute real-world missions and demonstrated that we are capable of deploying anywhere in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area at a moment’s notice,” said Col. Christopher Landers.

Senate version of defense bill paves way for Taiwan to attend RIMPAC in future years

Taiwan has long sought inclusion in RIMPAC, during which navies from roughly 25 nations gather for a month of exercises on and around Hawaii and Southern California.

Guam releases list of establishments visited by airmen infected with coronavirus

As of Wednesday, 35 airmen from Andersen Air Force Base had tested positive for the virus since arriving May 25 on Guam, according to the U.S. territory’s Department of Public Health and Social Services.

Outgoing Pacific Air Forces chief has seen major changes in how China uses airpower

“I’m concerned by increasingly opportunistic activity by [China] to coerce its neighbors and press its unlawful maritime claims,” said Gen. Charles Brown.

US sends remains of 147 South Korean service members home 70 years after start of Korean War

The exchange of remains was the largest ever made between the two nations, which were allied during the Korean War that began June 25, 1950.

Italy-based paratrooper charged with plotting with satanic neo-Nazi group to attack his unit

Pvt. Ethan Melzer had been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade since November.

Air Force security forces get a new 9-mm pistol for the first time in 35 years

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office made an initial purchase of about 125,000 Sig Sauer M18 pistols for $22.1 million.

Honolulu’s Home of the Brave Museum collection headed to auction block

The museum had struggled to survive over the past three years, closing its doors in December in preparation for relocation. “This coronavirus has absolutely wiped us out,” said Glen Tomlinson, who has been operating the museum since the early 1990s with his wife, Janet.

Seven US service members test positive for coronavirus weeks after deploying to Guam

On June 11, one of the service members showed symptoms of coronavirus. That individual was tested by staff from U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and on June 12 found to be positive

B-52 bombers return to Alaska following three-year hiatus

B-52 bombers returned to Alaska for the first time in three years Sunday as the Air Force continues to display its capability to send strategic assets on unpredictable missions around the world.