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421st Fighter Squadron
The 421ST FIGHTER SQUADRON is part of the 388th Fighter Wing
388th Fighter Wing
at Hill Air Force Base , Utah. It operates the Block 40 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft conducting air superiority missions. The squadron is one of the most decorated fighter squadrons in the United States Air Force , being awarded three Presidential Unit Citations and seven Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards for Valor in Combat. The unit was originally formed as the 421ST NIGHT FIGHTER SQUADRON in 1943. After training, it was deployed to Fifth Air Force
Fifth Air Force
and ordered to New Guinea to provide air defense interceptor protection against Japanese night air raids on USAAF airfields. It later served in the Philippines Campaign where in addition to night interceptor missions it also flew day and night interdiction missions against enemy troop movements, bridges and other targets of opportunity
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Military Occupation
MILITARY OCCUPATION is effective provisional control by a certain ruling power over a territory which is not under the formal sovereignty of that entity, without the volition of the actual sovereign. Military occupation
Military occupation
is distinguished from annexation by its intended temporary nature (i.e. no claim for permanent sovereignty), by its military nature, and by citizenship rights of the controlling power not being conferred upon the subjugated population. MILITARY GOVERNMENT may be broadly characterized as the administration or supervision of occupied territory, or as the governmental form of such an administration. Military government is distinguished from martial law , which is the temporary rule by domestic armed forces over disturbed areas
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Itazuke Air Base
FUKUOKA AIRPORT (福岡空港, Fukuoka Kūkō) (IATA : FUK, ICAO : RJFF), formerly known as ITAZUKE AIR BASE, is an international and domestic airport located 1.6 NM (3.0 km; 1.8 mi) east of Hakata Station in Hakata-ku , Fukuoka , Japan. Fukuoka Airport
Airport
is the principal airport on the island of Kyushu
Kyushu
and is the fourth busiest passenger airport in Japan. As of 2017, the airport is the fourth busiest single-runway airport in the world by passenger traffic (after Mumbai , London–Gatwick and İstanbul-Sabiha Gökçen ). The airport is surrounded by residential areas; flights stop at 10 p.m. at the request of local residents and resume operation at 7 a.m. The domestic terminal is connected to the city by the Fukuoka City Subway , and a subway from the airport to the business district takes less than ten minutes
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355th Tactical Fighter Wing
The 355TH FIGHTER WING (355 FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command 's Twelfth Air Force . It is stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson , Arizona , where it operates the A-10 Thunderbolt II . The wing's mission is to provide close air support (CAS), air interdiction (AI), forward air control (FAC), combat search and rescue (CSAR), ground based tactical air control, and airbase operations
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Republic F-105D Thunderchief
The REPUBLIC F-105 THUNDERCHIEF was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
. The Mach 2 capable F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War
Vietnam War
; it was the only U.S. aircraft to have been removed from combat due to high loss rates. Originally designed as a single-seat, nuclear-attack aircraft , a two-seat Wild Weasel version was later developed for the specialized Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) role against surface-to-air missile sites. The F-105 was commonly known as the "Thud" by its crews. As a follow-on to the Mach 1 capable North American F-100 Super Sabre , the F-105 was also armed with missiles and a cannon; however, its design was tailored to high-speed low-altitude penetration carrying a single nuclear weapon internally
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Japanese Surrender
The SURRENDER OF IMPERIAL JAPAN was announced on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close . By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. Together with the British Empire and China , the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945—the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". While publicly stating their intent to fight on to the bitter end, Japan's leaders (the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War , also known as the "Big Six") were privately making entreaties to the still-neutral Soviet Union to mediate peace on terms more favorable to the Japanese
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Aerial Combat
AERIAL WARFARE is the battlespace use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare . Aerial warfare includes bombers attacking enemy installations or a concentration of enemy troops or strategic targets ; fighter aircraft battling for control of airspace ; attack aircraft engaging in close air support against ground targets; naval aviation flying against sea and nearby land targets; gliders , helicopters and other aircraft to carry airborne forces such as paratroopers ; aerial refueling tankers to extend operation time or range; and military transport aircraft to move cargo and personnel
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Papua New Guinea
Coordinates : 6°S 147°E / 6°S 147°E / -6; 147 Independent State of Papua New Guinea * Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini * Papua Niu Gini Flag National emblem MOTTO: " Unity in diversity " ANTHEM: O Arise, All You Sons Location of Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Amphibious Warfare
AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE is a type of offensive military operation that today uses naval ships to project ground and air power onto a hostile or potentially hostile shore at a designated landing beach . Through history the operations were conducted using ship\'s boats as the primary method of delivering troops to shore. Since the Gallipoli Campaign specialised watercraft were increasingly designed for landing troops, materiel and vehicles, including by landing craft and for insertion of commandos , by fast patrol boats , zodiacs (rigid inflatable boats) and from mini-submersibles
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Reconnaissance
In military operations, RECONNAISSANCE is the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and enemy presence. Examples of reconnaissance include patrolling by troops (skirmishers , Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol , U.S. Army Rangers , cavalry scouts , or military intelligence specialists), ships or submarines , manned/unmanned reconnaissance aircraft , satellites , or by setting up covert observation posts. Espionage normally is not reconnaissance, because reconnaissance is a military's special forces operating ahead of its main forces; spies are non-combatants operating behind enemy lines. Often called "recce" (British and Canadian English) or "recon" (American and Australian English), the associated verb is reconnaître
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NATO
"A mind unfettered in deliberation" "Un esprit libéré de la délibération" FLAG FORMATION 4 April 1949; 68 years ago (1949-04-04) TYPE Military alliance HEADQUARTERS Brussels
Brussels
, Belgium
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Incirlik Air Base
39th Air Base Wing 74th Air Defence Artillery Regiment AIRFIELD INFORMATION IDENTIFIERS IATA : UAB, ICAO : LTAG ELEVATION 240 feet (73 m) AMSL RUNWAYS DIRECTION LENGTH AND SURFACE 05/23 10,000 feet (3,048 m) Concrete An aerial view of the airfield at Incirlik Air Base, circa 1987 Composite Recon Track requiring two missions INCIRLIK AIR BASE (Turkish : İncirlik Hava Üssü) (IATA : UAB, ICAO : LTAG) is a Turkish air base of slightly more than 3320 ac (1335 ha), located in the İncirlik quarter of the city of Adana , Turkey
Turkey
. The base is within an urban area of 1.7 million people, 10 km (6 mi) east of the city core, and 32 km (20 mi) inland from the Mediterranean Sea
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Paris Peace Accords
The PARIS PEACE ACCORDS, officially titled the AGREEMENT ON ENDING THE WAR AND RESTORING PEACE IN VIETNAM, was a peace treaty signed on January 27, 1973 to establish peace in Vietnam
Vietnam
and end the Vietnam
Vietnam
War . The treaty included the governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
(North Vietnam), the Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
(South Vietnam), and the United States
United States
, as well as the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) that represented indigenous South Vietnamese revolutionaries. It ended direct U.S. military combat, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam. However, the agreement was not ratified by the United States
United States
Senate . The negotiations that led to the accord began in 1968, after various lengthy delays
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Military Exercise
A MILITARY EXERCISE or WAR GAME is the employment of military resources in training for military operations , either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat . This also serves the purpose of ensuring the combat readiness of garrisoned or deployable forces prior to deployment from home base / home station. Exercises in the 20th and 21st centuries have often been identified by a unique codename in the same manner as military contingency operations and combat operations. CONTENTS* 1 Types * 1.1 Field exercise * 1.2 Command Post Exercise * 1.3 Simulation * 1.4 Joint exercise * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links TYPES Soldiers from Britain's Royal Artillery
Artillery
train in a "virtual world", 2015 Play media Military
Military
exercise in Ystad
Ystad
2015. The City Hall is defended
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Phnom Penh
PHNOM PENH (/pəˈnɔːm ˈpɛn/ or /ˈnɒm ˈpɛn/ ; Khmer : ភ្នំពេញ, Khmer pronunciation: ), formerly known as KRONG CHAKTOMUK (Khmer : ក្រុងចតុមុខ), is the capital and most populous city of the Southeastern Asian country of Cambodia
Cambodia
. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River , Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia
Cambodia
, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage , and diplomacy of Cambodia. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina
Indochina
in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville , are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia
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