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Featuring news about the U.S. Military in and around the Pacific area of operations.

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Featuring news about the U.S. Military in and around the Pacific area of operations.

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Pacific Newsbreak

Latest release on May 21, 2018

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Featuring news about the U.S. Military in and around the Pacific area of operations.

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U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 25th Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, fire a 155 mm artillery round from an M777 howitzer in support of Operation Lightning Strike on Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 16, 2018. Operation Lightning Strike is a combined arms live-fire exercise that increases unit interoperability and synchronization in an effort to concentrate combat power on the battlefield. (U.S. Army video by 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy and Sgt. Ian Morales)

May 21 2018

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Lightning Strike

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U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division work together in support of a combined arms live-fire (CALFEX) on Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 16, 2018. The CALFEX increases unit interoperability and synchronization in order to concentrate combat power on the battlefield. (U.S. Army video by Sgt. Ian Morales and 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)

May 21 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak 28 February 2018

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The U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self Defense Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force are working together as part of Exercise Cope North 2018 and C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota, Japan, are airborne delivering goods and personnel. In Thailand Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 shifts focus to its humanitarian aid and disaster relief pillar. The U.S. Coast Guard based in Valdez, Alaska simulated a search of a yacht suspected of picking up radiological materials as a part of the state wide exercise, Arctic Eagle 2018.

Mar 23 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak March 6, 2018

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The amphibious assault ship U-S-S Wasp departed Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo on deployment to strengthen regional alliances and provide rapid-response capability. More than 1000 participants from over 30 countries are currently training in Bangladesh as a part of Exercise Shanti Doot Four. Kadena Airmen of the 18TH Civil Engineer Squadron hosted their Japan Air Self Defense Force partners to conduct rapid airfield damage repair training.

Mar 23 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak 27 February 2018

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US Army Japan Soldiers compete in the Best Warrior Competition and exercise Cobra Gold continues in Thailand.

Feb 26 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak 22 February 2018

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US, Thai, and Republic of Korea forces team up during exercise Cobra Gold and Navy Divers is Sasebo work underwater.

Feb 23 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak 15 February 2018

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Exercise Cobra Gold kicks off in Thailand and the Air Force Chief of Staff visits Andersen Air Force Base.

Feb 20 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for September 11th 2017

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In this Pacific Newsbreak, soldiers in South Korea train in a virtual environment, and Sasebo sailors lend a hand to their Japanese neighbors.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for September 12, 2017

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In this Pacific Newsbreak, U.S. and Japan ground forces commemorate the opening ceremony for Exercise Orient Shield, and local media in Indonesia get a chance to learn about the P-3 Orion during Exercise CARAT Indonesia.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for September 14, 2017

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In this Pacific Newsbreak, U.S. Navy and Indonesian bands team up for the local community during Exercise CARAT Indonesia, and Osan's Air Mobility Airmen are recognized by the Commander of U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for September 18, 2017

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The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy visits Marines and sailors in Okinawa and selected sailors receive their anchors in Sasebo.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for September 20, 2017

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The U.S. Army strengthens Pacific partnerships with the start of Exercise Yudh Abhyas and the Pacific Armies Chief Conference in Seoul.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for September 22, 2017

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U.S. soldiers train with a bang during Orient Shield in Japan and with their Indian counterparts for exercise Yudh Abhyas.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak 29 September 2017

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US Soldiers and Gurkha Rifles train as part of exercise Yudh Abhyas and golfers take part in a tournament at Tama Hills.

Feb 15 2018

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AFN Pacific Newsbreak 2 October 2017

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US Soldiers and their Indian counterparts clear rooms on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Misawa Airmen keep their runaway always ready.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for October 4, 2017

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The Arctic Wolves complete Pacific Pathways 17 in Japan and the III Marine Expeditionary Force's Brass Band performs at a local school in Surabaya, Indonesia during CARAT Indonesia.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for October 5, 2017

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The Fleet Activities Yokosuka community remembers the 10 USS John S. McCain Sailors who lost their lives in a collision at sea.

Feb 15 2018

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AFN Pacific Newsbreak 11 October 2017

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Armaments Airmen showcase their readiness and Iwakuni brings attention to domestic violence.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for October 12, 2017

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No injuries result from an emergency helicopter landing in Okinawa, and Marines train with Philippine parters during exercise KAMANDAG.

Feb 15 2018

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Pacific Newsbreak for October 13, 2017

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In this Pacific Newsbreak, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 trains in the field to improve their skills during exercise Kamashika Wrath 2017.

Feb 15 2018

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