Sept. 13, 2022

Pitch Black 2022 Concludes International Interoperability Exercise

DARWIN, Australia – Approximately 110 U.S. Airmen from Pacific Air Forces participated in Exercise Pitch Black 2022, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Chief of Air Force’s biennial capstone international engagement activity with forces drawn from a wide range of regional, coalition and Allied nations. This year, 17 nations participated in PB22

Sept. 13, 2022

USS Ronald Reagan Departs Yokosuka to Resume Patrol

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and its strike group departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) Sept. 12 to continue promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

Sept. 8, 2022

B-1Bs conduct CONUS to CONUS Bomber Task Force Mission in support of SOUTHCOM

B-1Bs conduct CONUS to CONUS Bomber Task Force Mission in support of SOUTHCOM

Sept. 7, 2022

Alert forces return with Offutt AFB runway reopening

With the reopening of the Offutt Air Force Base runway Oct. 1, 2022, alert forces return to base after 18 months away.

Sept. 7, 2022


An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Sept. 5, 2022

US, partners conduct Middle East BTF through air, land and sea

United States ground and naval units, as well as coalition and regional partner air forces executed a Bomber Task Force mission across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Sept. 4, 2022.

Sept. 1, 2022

U.S. Navy Completes First BQM-177A Target Intercept during Missile Launch

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – The U.S. Navy’s next-generation subsonic aerial target (SSAT), the BQM-177A, reached full operational capability during a successful standard missile launch and intercept while participating in Pacific Vanguard 2022 (PV 22) in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 28.The target drones were launched from the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo

Aug. 30, 2022

U.S. Navy Foils Iranian Attempt to Capture Unmanned Vessel in Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Navy prevented a support ship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) from capturing an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 29-30.

Aug. 27, 2022

7th Fleet Cruisers Transit Taiwan Strait

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) are conducting a routine Taiwan Strait transit August 28 (local time) through waters where high seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply in accordance with international law. These ships transited through a corridor in the Strait that is beyond

Aug. 23, 2022

U.S. B-52 Assurance Overflights Demonstrate U.S. Commitment to Southeastern European Allies, Partners

Two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota currently operating out of RAF Fairford, United Kingdom conducted low-approach flyovers over southeastern Europe, Aug. 22.