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Airman First Class Alex Jaime from the 15th Civil Engineering Squadron is a member of the assessment team sent to Wake Island to repair the damage casued by super Typhoon Ioke.  Young Airman excels, learns at Wake Island
Super Typhoon Ioke left Wake Island in shambles. The category 5 storm raged through the atoll on Aug 31, demolishing buildings and tossing around anything that wasn't bolted down--and many things that were. Assessing the damage includes some repair work, and it's a mission that calls for the most experienced of civil engineers. But don't tell that
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 90th FS returns home from Guam AEF tasking
When almost 300 people returned with the 90th Fighter Squadron from Andersen Air Force Base recently, some didn't understand why an Aerospace Expeditionary Force went to Guam instead of Southwest Asia. In these days of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, it can be difficult for some to get the connection between "Guam" and "deployment."
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Tech to Master in one STEP
Tech. Sgt. Ruben M. Vazquez, an independent duty medical technician from the 36th Medical Operations Squadron received another shock to his Air Force career Sunday when Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Paul V. Hester and his wife Lynda surprised him and his wife, Jennifer with an instant promotion to master sergeant. The promotion, awarded under
0 9/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo KC-135 turns 50; withstands test of time
The farthest north Tanker Wing celebrated the 50th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker in a Sept. 9 ceremony at the 168th Air Refueling Wing's maintenance hangar. The celebration honored the Stratotanker as a premier refueling aircraft in the Air Force's, Navy's and Marine Corps' heritages; its original mission was to refuel long-range bombers. The
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2006
Debris and wreckage line the streets of the "downtown" area of Wake Island on Sept 14, 2006. Super Typhoon Ioke swept through on Aug 31 with wind speeds of 155 mph and gusts at 190 mph. A team of civil engineers and COMM experts deployed to the atoll from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, to estimate the extent of the damage left by the category 5 storm. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Chris Vadnais) Airmen add up damage at Wake Island
Airmen from the 15th Civil Engineering Squadron and the 15th Communications Squadron are working around the clock to provide accurate estimates of the storm damage here. Super Typhoon Ioke brought 155 mph winds and 190 mph gusts to the small atoll on Aug 31, just days after the 188 residents had been evacuated on two of Hickam's C-17 Globemaster
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2006
Members from the 15th Civil Engineering Squadron load pallets of equipment on a C-17 Globemaster III at Hickam Air Force Base Hawaii Sept. 12, 2006. The C-17 is taking a 53-person team comprised of CE, Defense Department employees and contractors to assess damage left by Super Typhoon Ioke after it struck Wake Island Aug. 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) C-17 Returns to Wake Island
Three weeks after evacuating 188 people out harms way from a category 5 typhoon Trek 15, a C-17 Globemaster III from the 535th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii is returning and bringing back some of its residence and a team to asses the damage. "I flew the mission that brought the people out three weeks ago. When we picked the people
0 9/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Andersen team prepares Wake Island for aircraft
After Super Typhoon Ioke's 165 mph winds, driving storm surge and waves devastated Wake Island on August 31 the 36th Contingency Response Group from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam was the initial assessment team sent in. "Prior to the storm the experts where all saying there would be no runway left to assess," said Maj. Pat Poon 36th Mission
0 9/14
2006
Capt. Matthew Hummel, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, gets strapped into the back seat of a 90th Fighter Squadron F-15E late last week for his long-awaited incentive flight. His pilot, Capt. Jason “Stinger” Houston showed him the ins and outs of the aircraft and its systems, giving him an appreciation for the operator’s perspective. (Courtesy photo) Score one for the good guys
They say good guys finish last, but at least 134 recently deployed Elmendorf members heartily disagreed, and put their belief on paper last week to do right by one of their best. Capt. Matthew Hummel of the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wrapped up his Guam deployment on the receiving end of a highly organized goodwill gesture from enlisted
0 9/13
2006
Gen. Paul V. Hester talks to First Term Airman Center students at the new Professional Military Education center. The PME center will give new Airmen a world class facility to work out of that is now co-located with the Airman Leadership School. General Hester thanked Airmen for the voluntary service and asked them to take the most out of the education they are being provided to lead future Airmen in their units. PACAF leadership visits base, talks with Airmen
Airmen across Yokota Air Base had the opportunity to meet Pacific Air Forces leadership during an all-call Wednesday at the base theater. General Paul V. Hester serves as the PACAF commander and U.S. Pacific Command Air Component Commander. He was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, the new PACAF command chief during the visit. The general
0 9/13
2006
Former Chief of Air Force, Major General Lim Kim Choon, was presented with the United States' Legion of Merit. The award was conferred by the Commander of the Pacific Air Force, General Paul V. Hester, during his visit to Singapore.  The Legion of Merit award recogizes General Lim's efforts in strengthening the close relationship between the United States Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force, during his service as CAF from April 2001 to March 2006. 
COMPACAF honors Legion of Merit recipient
Former Chief of Air Force, Major General Lim Kim Choon, was presented Sept. 10 with the United States' Legion of Merit . The award was conferred by the Commander of the Pacific Air Force, General Paul Hester, during his visit to Singapore. The Legion of Merit award recognizes General Lim's efforts in strengthening the close relationship between the
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2006
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