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U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment ground liaison officer stands for a photo with a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise 18-2 at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Osbeck provides guidance and advice on ground combat capabilities and requirements in support of effective air-ground combat synchronization. The week-long EAC is designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers during close air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

Members of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 452nd Squadron walk away from a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress after touring the aircraft during a familiarization visit at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. RAAF Darwin hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. The bombers are deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Murray, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress pilot (right), introduces members of Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 452nd Squadron to the cockpit of the bomber at RAAF Base Darwin, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers visited the base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with RAAF joint terminal attack controller teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Air Force Capt. Nate Ligon, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system officer, talks with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) members assigned to 452nd Squadron about the B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two B-52H crews and support teams visited the Australia Northern Territory’s Darwin as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative under the Force Posture Agreement between the U.S. and Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lieutenant Christian Pace (left), and Flying Officer Ben Rowe, both air traffic controllers assigned to 452nd Squadron, explore the cockpit of a B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers visited the base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with RAAF joint terminal attack controller teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brian Ohart, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system officer , tests his flight mask before a mission at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Two B-52H Stratofortress flew to Darwin to partake in the Enhanced Air Cooperation exercises with RAAF aircraft and ground personnel. The training is designed to exercise close air support scenarios, ultimately increasing the abilities of the two militaries and enhancing security cooperation in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin

U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, ground liaison officer(center), briefs aircrew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron on a tactical battlefield scenario before an Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) sortie at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018.Osbeck provides guidance and advice on ground combat capabilities and requirements in support of effective air-ground combat synchronization. The week-long EAC 18-2 is designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers during close air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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U.S. Army Capt. Craig Osbeck, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, ground liaison officer(center), briefs aircrew members assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, on a tactical battlefield scenario before an Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) sortie at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Darwin, Australia, April 5, 2018. Osbeck provides guidance and advice on ground combat capabilities and requirements in support of effective air-ground combat synchronization. The week-long EAC 18-2 is designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers during close air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraftwomen assigned to the 13th Squadron, tour the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13 Squadron hosted the bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of strategic long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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An Airman assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13 Squadron stands for a photo in front of a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of the 13th Squadron hosted the bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. RAAF members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Donavan Carroll, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircraft commander, (left) explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress flight deck to a member of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features and limitations of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Murray, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress pilot (right), introduces members of Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 452nd Squadron to the cockpit of the bomber at RAAF Base Darwin, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Donavan Carroll, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircraft commander , explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress flight deck to members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Brandon Clark, 20th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron assistant officer in charge ,(right) explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress landing gear to members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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Members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) listen to a B-52H Stratofortress aircrew member during a tour of the aircraft at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. The exchange was conducted as part of a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities between Australian and U.S. aircrews and support teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Okai Jr., 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress pilot, (right) explains features of the bomber to a member of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrew member explains features of the aircraft’s bomb bay to members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during an aircraft introduction tour at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. Members of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron conducted the exchange as part of a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to develop operationally resilient air operations capabilities in Australia through bilateral collaboration and synergistic actions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Senior Airman Haley Beard, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit communication/navigation systems journeyman , performs an operational check of a steerable chin turret housing on a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The B-52H, deployed from Barkdale Air Force Base, La., is equipped with an electro-optical viewing system that is utilized for low-level operations and terrain avoidance. Two bombers are at RAAF Darwin in support of a reoccurring Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve the U.S. ability to train and operate with the Australian air component. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin
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Aircrew members assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron watch as their team members take off in a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The aircrews deployed to Darwin to partake in the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF aircraft and joint terminal attack controllers. These exercises enhance U.S. ability to integrate with Australian troops and partners across the region. The EAC initiative, codified in 2014 by signature between the U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State and their Australian counterparts, fosters greater integration between U.S. Department of Defense air elements and the Australian Defence Force to bolster interoperability across the full spectrum of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftmen Shane Brown, (left) and Aaron Townsend, both aviation refuelers with 13th Squadron, work to refuel U.S. Air Force aircraft ground equipment at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftmen Shane Brown, left, and Brendon Bone, both aviation refuelers with 13th Squadron, attach a refueling hose to a ground reservoir while refueling a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted bomber crews and support personnel during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to increase resiliency, capability and cooperation between U.S. and Australian armed forces by increasing aircraft rotations and conducting combined military exercises and training in Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftman Shane Brown, 13th Squadron aviation refueler (right), coordinates refueling of aircraft and ground equipment with U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Brandon Clark, 20th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron assistant officer in charge, at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise. The training is designed to exercise close air support scenarios, ultimately increasing the abilities of the two militaries to operate together and to enhance security cooperation in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Leading Aircraftman Aaron Townsend, aviation refueler with 13th Squadron, walks to launch a fuel pump while refueling aircraft ground equipment supporting a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H crews and support personnel f from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercise. EAC allows the militaries of both nations to continue to develop operationally resistant air force capabilities in the Pacific region through bilateral collaboration and synergistic exercises. The EAC initiative, codified in 2014 by signature between the U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State and their Australian counterparts, fosters greater integration between U.S. Department of Defense air elements and the Australian Defence Force to enhance interoperability across the full spectrum of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Airman 1st Class Khalil Sadier, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant dedicated crew chief , marshals a B-52H Stratofortress to its designated parking location at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two B-52H crews and support personnel from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, supported the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF and Australian Army personnel. EAC allows the militaries of both nations to continue to develop operationally resistant air force capabilities in the Pacific region through bilateral collaboration and synergistic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lieutenant Christian Pace (left), and Flying Officer Ben Rowe, both air traffic controllers assigned to 452nd Squadron, explore the cockpit of a B-52H Stratofortress at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. RAAF Airmen toured the B-52H to familiarize with the features of the airframe. The bombers are currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Donavan Carroll, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircraft commander , explains features of the B-52H Stratofortress flight deck to members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) 13th Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, April 4, 2018. RAAF Darwin and members of 13th Squadron hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. Australian service members had the opportunity to tour the visiting aircraft and familiarize themselves with features of the long-range bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Senior Airman Haley Beard, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit communication/navigation systems journeyman , performs an operational check of a steerable chin turret housing on a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The B-52H, deployed from Barkdale Air Force Base, La., is equipped with an electro-optical viewing system that is utilized for low-level operations and terrain avoidance. Two bombers are at RAAF Darwin in support of a reoccurring Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve the U.S. ability to train and operate with the Australian air component. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Aircrew members assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron watch as their team members take off in a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. The aircrews deployed to Darwin to partake in the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF aircraft and joint terminal attack controllers. These exercises enhance U.S. ability to integrate with Australian troops and partners across the region. The EAC initiative, codified in 2014 by signature between the U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State and their Australian counterparts, fosters greater integration between U.S. Department of Defense air elements and the Australian Defence Force to bolster interoperability across the full spectrum of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A crew chief assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit and preflight aircrew prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for take-off at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base, Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. A detachment of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers, aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian joint terminal attack controllers as part of the U.S. Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which builds on air exercises and training between the two air forces. The bombers are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and regularly conduct training with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the flightline at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers arrived in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with Australian RAAF teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Airman 1st Class Khalil Sadier, 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant dedicated crew chief , signals a B-52H Stratofortress crew to stop at a designated parking location at Royal Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two B-52H crews and support personnel came from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) exercises with RAAF and Australian Army personnel. EAC allows the militaries of both nations to continue to develop operationally resistant air force capabilities in the Pacific region through bilateral collaboration and synergistic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress preflight crew with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron works in the cockpit before launching an early morning sortie from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 3, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers deployed to Australia’s Northern Territory March 29, to support the Enhanced Air Cooperation initiative in partnership with RAAF aircrews. The exercise comprised a range of air exercises and training activities between Australian and U.S. aircrews and support teams. The B-52 is deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flies over Royal Air Force Base (RAAF) Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers arrived to the small base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative in cooperation with RAAF teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities between Australian and the U.S. aircrews and support teams as well as Australian joint terminal attack controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Nate Ligon, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system officer, talks with an Australian aviation firefighter about the B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. RAAF Darwin hosted two B-52H Stratofortress bombers during a week-long Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise, designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force aircrews and Australian joint tactical air controllers. The bombers are deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. Local firefighters visited the aircraft to familiarize with the safety and rescue feature of the airframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Jolesa Scott from the 36th Force Support Squadron team for being recognized as one of Team Andersen's Best! Great job!
#TeamAndersenDYK the fire prevention experts recommend to never leave open flames or cooking unattended, to check lint traps regularly as well as checking electrical outlets to make sure they are being used properly. In addition, family members of all ages should know and follow a shared emergency escape plan. Andersen firefighters recommend that, in case of fire, residents use their established escape plan and proceed to a designated rally point, a safe distance away from the flames and smoke. Once outside, immediately call 911 and describe the situation to dispatchers as calmly as possible. Fires happen sporadically, so please pay attention to your housekeeping, your surroundings and when you’re cooking or even just near a flame. #safety
Calling all football fans and history buffs!!! Immediately after World War II, the American military stationed in the South Pacific began playing full-contact football - pads and all. Andersen Air Force Base's Gilkeson Field, named after Brig. Gen. Adlai H. Gilkeson, commanding general of the 19th Bombardment Wing from 1949 to 1951, served as home of the North Field Bombers, the base football team! Teams in Japan, the Philippines, and Guam played in local military leagues, occasionally flying long distances to compete. A league champ on Guam wasn't determined until 1947, when the 1st Marine Brigade and the 501st Port Battalion tied for the island championship. The North Field (later Andersen) Bombers went undefeated in the 1948 season to capture the island title, which began a long legacy of the most successful football team on Guam for the next 34 years. The Bombers won at least 17 league/island championships - including 11 titles in a row from 1955 to 1966. The last Bomber championship was in 1974. Other teams on the island were also rich in tradition and history. In short, while the Navy dominated the league with their number of teams in action, it was the Andersen Bombers that dominated on the scoreboard and in the standings. The Bombers lasted until the leagues' end after the 1981 season. #TeamAndersen #TBT #NorthFieldBombers Joint Region Marianas US Naval Base Guam U.S. Pacific Air Forces 1st Marine Brigade
Every flight starts with planning! And a trip to Aircrew Flight Equipment. AFE Airmen maintain equipment used by pilots, which are essential for survival capabilities. AFE Airmen provide direct support to the Continuous Bomber Presence. Thanks, AFE!
The United States, along with Mexico and the Philippines, were ranked one of the world's worst places for human trafficking in 2018. In the U.S., there is no official number of human trafficking victims, but estimates place it in the hundreds of thousands. Look for these indicators to help combat human trafficking.
WARNING: Security Forces will deny access to the base and/or issue fines for not updating your vehicle registration or not having insurance.
Exercise the very right you protect - your right to vote! We can help with registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot and notifying your local election officials back home of a change of address. Below is Voter Registration application, Absentee Ballot Request form (SF-76), and mailing address. This form is for Uniformed Service members, family members of voting age, DoD civilians, and citizens residing outside the United States. You may access many voting related questions and answers on the FVAP website at http://www.fvap.gov. Please click the link below to access the direct-to-voter training video which goes through the process step by step. https://www.fvap.gov/militaryhowto If you have any questions please contact your designated squadron UVAO or IVAO at DSN: 366-8137 or email: Andersen.vote@us.af.mil
Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Shannen Lisbourne from the 36th WG/JA team for being recognized as one of Team Andersen's Best! Great job!
#TeamAndersenDYK every day in the United States, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S. Many Airmen and families enjoy swimming within the shallow water, but some choose to swim beyond the reef into deeper depths. Since there is no continental shelf around Guam, the landmass underwater does not have a gradual slope; therefore, the water depth drops suddenly. Swimmers are advised not to swim beyond the reef and into the deep open water to avoid hazardous waves and currents or other harmful conditions. Alcohol is also a major cause of water-related incidents. Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of deaths associated with water recreation, according to the CDC. Drinking alcohol causes a lack of coordination, disturbance of the inner ear, impaired reaction time and impaired judgment, which can cause someone to become injured or drown while swimming. Please be safe when out swimming. Never swim alone, drink while swimming, and pay attention to the flag conditions. #safety
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
Showing love to Guam and promoting #environmental stewardship with #partners! Airmen from the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and 190th Air Refueling Wing - Kansas Air National Guard partnered with Sailors from Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen and members of Love Guam for a roadside cleanup Jan. 11 in Yigo. #OneGuam #GreenGuam #GoodNeighbors #Community #TeamAndersen #TeamAndersenTBT Joint Region Marianas U.S. Pacific Air Forces Yigo Mayor's Office
The "First Lady" of Andersen Air Force Base has retired. Please join Team Andersen in giving our thanks and well wishes to Mrs. Joyce Martratt after her more than 54 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Joyce has been guiding and assisting the leadership of AAFB as an invaluable secretary since the height of the Vietnam war. Serving with 27 general officers during her tenure, she has been essential in the continued success of Andersen, and by extension the security and safety of the indo-pacific region. Thank you for all that you have done for all of us in Team Andersen and may you have a blessed retirement. Si Yu'us ma'åse' Mrs. Joyce U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command #retirement