• AFSOC Aircraft Mishap Releases

    UPDATE 16, January 11, 2024: After more than 40 days of intensive search, rescue, recovery and salvage efforts, the U.S. Military concluded operations following the CV-22 mishap that occurred on Nov. 29, 2023 off the shore of Yakushima Island, Japan.

  • AFSOC Aircraft Mishap Releases

    UPDATE 14, December 12, 2023 1121CST:The U.S. Military, alongside the Japan Coast Guard, Japan Self-Defense Forces, local law enforcement, and Japanese civilian volunteers, has been conducting intensive search, rescue and recovery operations for the CV-22 crew and aircraft debris following the

  • Misawa, Kadena Airmen train at Draughon Range

    Airmen assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron and the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted close air support training at Draughon Range, near Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 15-17.

  • Bringing lightning to the fight

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Marines and Airmen conducted the first ever joint forward area refueling point exercise involving the F-35B Lighting II June 26, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • Joint operations seize the day

    What began as another calm and quiet summer day on a small island in the Pacific instantly turned into a vortex of dust and a thunderous bedlam of Osprey engines. Marine Corps riflemen stormed the area, neutralized multiple hostiles, and captured a landing strip for incoming cargo planes hauling