U.S. Airmen Conduct Large Formation Mission Over Pacific Ocean

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Campbell, left, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Andrews check the mission briefing for a large formation mission on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013. Campbell, director of operations, and Andrews, a mission commander, are assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicolas Alarcon sets up a light payload on a C-130 aircraft on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013. Alarcon, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • C-130 aircraft taxi on the runway during a large formation mission on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim
  • A C-130 aircraft takes off on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013, as part of a large formation mission. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter
  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Nicholas Pedersen, center, talks to a group of airmen before a large formation mission on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013. Pedersen is commander of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Andrews, left, stays vigilant during a flight mission over Japan’s Kanto Plains, Oct. 22, 2013. Andrews, a mission commander, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Stapenhorst performs a pre-flight check during a large formation mission on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013.  Stapenhorst, a navigator, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim
  • U.S. Army Col. Mark August pilots a C-130 aircraft during a large formation mission over Japan, Oct. 22, 2013. August is commander of the 374th Airlift Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim
  • U.S. Air Force Col. Mark August, left, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ivory Wilds, center, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Chance Hansen approach Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2013, after a surge flight. August is commander of the 374th Airlift Wing. Wilds, a flight engineer, and Hansen, a pilot, are assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo