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    AFN Pacific Update

    Video | AFN Pacific


    Features individual news stories about Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving in the Pacific region. Produced by American Forces Network Pacific.


    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration Video

      Naval Forces Korea and Naval Region Korea Sailors reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


    • General Abrams COVID-19 Radio Interview #6

      The United States Forces Korea command team went on American Forces Network radio to discuss the COVID-19 virus.


    • Underwater Construction Teams Partner at Exercise Cobra Gold 2018

      Sailors assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, partner with Republic of Korea Navy and Royal Thai Navy UCT for Exercise Cobra Gold in Sattahip, Thailand Feb. 12-23, 2018. This 37th iteration of Cobra Gold is the first multilateral UCT exercise between U.S., RTN, and Republic of Korea UCT, and is an important element of the United States and participating nations seeking to maintain readiness, develop capabilities, and enhance security and stability. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alfred A. Coffield)


    • Cobra Gold 18: U.S., Royal Thai, Malasyian and Japanese Armed Forces Conduct a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation Exercise.

      U.S., Royal Thai, Malasyian and Japanese Armed Forces conduct a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation and Rescue of Japnese Nationals Overseas Exercise as a part of Cobra Gold 18 at the Utapao International Airport in Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 17, 2018. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erickson B. Magno)


    • Cobra Gold 18: U.S., ROK and Royal Thai Navy Underwater Construction Teams Conduct Pier Inspection in Sattahip.

      U.S., ROK and Royal Thai Navy Underwater Construction Teams conduct pier inspections on the Thung Prong Pier on the Thung Prong Bay, Sattahip Naval Base, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 14, 2018. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erickson B. Magno)


    • U.S. and Okinawan youth unite during basketball tournament

      U.S. and Okinawan children face off on the basketball court and then integrate as mixed teams during a youth basketball tournament on Camp Schwab, Jan. 16, 2016. The even fosters the importance of teamwork with different nationalities and cultures through sportsmanship and friendly competition.


    • Merry Christmas From South Korea

      Camp Lejeune based U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, currently forward deployed in the Pacific with III MEF, are in the Republic of Korea focused on building war fighting skills with their ROK Marine brothers. The Korean Marine Exchange Program 16-3 brings the two Corps together during the holidays at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea. The two groups of Marines are coming together to celebrate the holidays alongside their fellow Marine brothers and sisters.


    • Air, Ground Warriors Perfect MAGTF Ops During Blue Chromite

      Using the MV-22 Osprey, infantry Marines rapidly inserted into the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2015, in a massive, regimental air assault during Blue Chromite 2016, which builds cohesion among elements of the Marines Air Ground Task Force. Blue Chromite is a large-scale, cost-effective on-island exercise led by 4th Marine regiment. The Marines, from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Regiment, are currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Andrew Tech, Pfc. Jorge A. Rosales/Released)


    • Engineers 'Bridge the Gap' in Blue Chromite

      A five-bay, two-story, medium girder bridge sits completely built after a day of hard work from the Marines of 9th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, during Blue Chromite 16 at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 30, 2015. According to Cpl. Cole G. White, the 9th ESB bridge master, this bridge will be the first five-bay bridge to ever be lifted on Okinawa, and the second in Marine Corps history. Blue Chromite is a large-scale amphibious exercise that draws primarily from III Marine Expeditionary Force’s training resources on Okinawa. The location of the training allows participating units to maintain a forward-deployed posture and eliminates the cost of traveling to train.


    • One Team, One Fight

      Marines embarked on the USS Germantown October 27, 2015, at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines and the Navy worked together on the Germantown to conduct carrier qualifications with an MV-22B Osprey and an amphibious assault with amphibious assault vehicles. Blue Chromite is an amphibious training exercise that draws primarily from III Marine Expeditionary Force’s training resources on Okinawa. Participating units maintain a forward-deployed posture while eliminating travel costs.


    • MV-22 Osprey Pioltscarrier Obtain Qualification In Conjunction With Blue Chromite

      MV-22 Osprey piolts with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, obtain carrier qualification in conjunction with Blue Chromite 2016, a large-scale amphibious exercise in Okinawa, Japan. Units participating in Blue Chromite benefit from naval training resources in the area while maintaining a forward-deployed posture. Also available in high definition.


    • Birds of Prey Roost Further During FARP Mission

      Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 executed a spider forward arming and refueling point mission in Okinawa, Japan, October 28, 2015. The FARP mission facilitates small aircraft to operate longer, resupply in a shorter time frame and provide close air support more frequently. The event was part of Blue Chromite 2016. Because Blue Chromite is an amphibious training exercise that draws primarily from III Marine Expeditionary Force's training resources in Okinawa, participating units maintain a forward-deployed posture while eliminating travel costs. VMM-262 is with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. HMLA-269 is with MAG 36 under the Unit Deployment Program.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Navy PFA

      Physical fitness has always played a major role in military careers. Petty Officer Dean Cates speaks with Misawa’s Navy fitness leaders about the major overhaul to the Navy’s bi-annual physical fitness assessment.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Yosan Camp Adventure

      Yosan Air Base runs a summer adventure camp for military kids.


    • AFN Pacific Update: VP70 Joint Band Performance

      The Air Force Band of the Pacific plays to honor the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific.


    • AFN Pacific Update: ISAR

      The Fleet Assistance Program at Iwakuni keeps the indoor small arms pistol range running.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Appreciation

      You don’t have to settle for less, if the services aren’t up to par. Sgt Kevin Spence tells us about a place that’s throwing a party in korea to celebrate change.


    • AFN Pacific Update: TOK The American Experience

      In Japan, many of the locals visit American military bases for fun. Airman First Class Justin Stokes takes us to Yokota Air Base, where Japanese children got to see what it’s like to be an airman.


    • AFN Pacific Update: KSN Adventures with the CAC

      Kunsan Air Base has many entertainment opportunities. SrA Elizabeth Taranto tells us about one option airmen shouldn’t overlook.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Sasebo Hosts Japan-Korea Student Forum

      Tomorrow’s Leaders Meet in Sasebo. Petty Officer Michael Sanchez shows us how students from both countries have come to CFAS to learn about the US Navy’s role in the region and how they can continue to improve international relations.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Common Core Standards in DODEA Korea

      DOD schools in Korea are implementing a new set of not so “common” core of standards that parents should feel comfortable and eager getting to know more about. Army Sergeant Jared Daun is on scene for more details.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Seahorse Soccer Camp

      Iwakuni Youth Sports host thier last summer sports camp, giving kids the opportunity to increase thier soccer skills.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Sasebo's Welcome Wagon

      The CFAS Blue Bus operated by the Family Member Assistance Team, or FMAT, is a valuable service to personnel traveling to or from Fukuoka. Petty Officer Michael Sanchez introduces us to one Sailor who adds a personal touch to every trip.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Jiu-Jitsu Classes in Yokota

      Service members practice martial arts for a variety of reasons. Airman First Class Justin Stokes introduces us to one service member who not only practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but also teaches it as a black belt.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Eagle Wrath COMREL-PACUP

      Sailors and Marines volunteer to help clean up the landscape around Japans YMCA headquarters while at Camp Fuji for Eagle Wrath.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Central Japan Bodybuilding

      Yokota Air Base Hosts Central Japan Bodybuilding and Figure Championship.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Changes at Misawa's Dining Facility

      In the last couple years, the Air Force has made changes to their dining facilities around the world. Petty Officer Ben Larscheid learns about some changes and how Misawa is adjusting.


    • AFN Pacific Update: JASDF Fire Training

      Yokota Air Base and Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters train together.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Osan Water And Fuels

      Osan water and fuels maintenance personnel give us an insider perspective on the importance of their daily work.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Otsuchi Friendship Festival

      Service members at Misawa Air Base take part in Otsuchi Friendship Festival.


    • AFN Pacific Update: The Newest Leaders

      Airman at Yongsan get career advice.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Sailors Leave Sasebo for Exercise

      USS Warrior and USS Patriot, forward- deployed minesweepers in Fleet Activities Sasebo, go underway to work together with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. Seaman Krystina Coffey sees off USS Warrior for their first international event, Exercise 2JA.


    • AFN Pacific Update: SRTW Response Training

      Service members perform first response training to prepare for any potential incident where patients need immediate medical attention. Airman First Class Justin Stokes shows how they perform the training on Yokota Air Base.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Yokosuka JSA Climbs Mt Fuji

      Sailors from the Yokosuka Junior Sailor Association climb Mt. Fuji. AFNP PACUP cut.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Iwakuni Marines Participate in Unit Chaser Training

      When marines get detained in the brig, how do they get to outside appointments? Lance Corporal Justin Glandon-Hall got cuffed to bring you the story.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Korean bases

      Just going to work every day is a normal thing that everyone does in the military, but sometimes your regular work day takes on an unexpected turn. Army sergeant Ryan Sharp shows us a surprise waiting around the corner.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Airmen In-house Maintenance Crew

      The Air Force couldn’t complete its mission without dedicated Airmen, and there are a certain group of Airmen who repair and craft parts that keep the Air Force’s mission up and running…literally.


    • AFN Pacific Update: HSM-77 Changes Command on Independence Day

      The Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron-77 recently conducted a change of command on a very special day, aboard USS George Washington. Petty Officer Everett Allen has more.


    • AFN Pacific Update: USS George Washington's 23rd Birthday Celebration

      USS George Washington celebrated a special birthday while she prepares for Talisman Sabre.


    • AFN Pacific Update: LS3 Mitchell

      Joining the service is a commitment to be adaptable, changing duty stations every couple years, learning different jobs, and finding new friends with every move. Seaman Krystina Coffey finds out how a Sailor finds something permanent while serving overseas.


    • AFN Pacific Update: New Japan Bicycle Laws

      New Bicycle laws have gone into effect in Japan.


    • AFN Pacific Update: MCAS Iwakuni Bilateral K9 Training

      Marines and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force sailors came together with their dogs to complete bomb detection training.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Laurence Pazyra celebrates Forty Years of Military Service

      Imagine enlisting in the military while president Richard Nixon was just beginning his term in office. Army sergeant frank Sanchez tells us about a person whose service has stood the test of time.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Final Fight

      Sometimes when you are at the start line of a race you can’t even imagine what the finish looks like or if you’ll even make it. Army Sgt Matt Krohmer takes us to a group of people trying to cross that line.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Go Figure Skate

      Most people wouldn't drive forty minutes to spend their Saturday morning on an ice rink. SrA Nick Dastas shows us one Airmen who won’t let his age get in his way.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Iwo Jima

      One of the perks of being a service member stationed in the pacific region is the ability to visit World War II battle sites. Marines and sailors stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni had the chance to hop on a C-40A, fly to Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, and hike up mount Suribachi. Marine Corporal David Bickel trekked with Iwakuni service members to bring you the story.


    • AFN Pacific Update: SAS Memorial Day

      Many Americans celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with barbecues and other summer festivities. Petty Officer Jeremy Graham tells us how sailors at Fleet Activities Sasebo skipped the picnics for some hard work to embrace the holiday.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Misawa Congressional Visit to Shariki

      Members of U.S. Congress visit Soldiers in Shariki, Japan.


    • AFN Pacific Update: Multinational Roundtable

      Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet hosted a multilateral roundtable with the navies of Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.