A team of 11 airmen of the 1st Expeditionary RED HORSE Group deployed to Southwest Asia since April have put together pallets and shipped more than 2.6 million tons of cargo and equipment to 10 forward operation locations to aid RED HORSE construction projects like the one above. “In all my 22 years of Air Force experience, I have never seen anything as impressive as this team,” said MSgt. Richard Hovik, 1st ERHG superintendent, who is deployed from Malmstrom AFB, Mont. The team comprises airmen from different bases and disciplines, which SSgt. Brandon Long, an electrical craftsman deployed from Dover AFB, Del., said presented “a challenge” at first, but the team was “able to work out the kinks” and has become “twice as productive” as when they started. (SWA report by SrA. Michael Matkin)
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S. The bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.