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  • Okinawa Naval hospital unit has Air Force ties

    Members of the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located on Camp Lester are people you trust with your most valuable treasure -- your baby. The NICU is the closest neonatal intensive care unit in the Western Pacific that offers state-of-the-art neonatal care to all infants in the region. "We are the transport team for all of
  • Fire damages Eielson's recycling center

    A fire erupted in Eielson's recycling center Jan. 18 causing the facility to shut down operations. A preliminary investigation suggests that the fire began when a piece of metal made it past the magnet area designed to pull metal from the recyclable materials prior to the material going into a large mechanical grinder. A contract employee attempted
  • AFA announces annual symposium

    Top military leaders will examine air warfare at the start of the new century and what the future may hold for the Air Force at the 23rd Annual Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 8 and 9 in Orlando, Fla. The theme for this year's Air Force Association symposioum is "Striking the Balance: Today's War, Tomorrow's Threats, Future Technology," and guest
  • AFSO 21 initiatives streamline PHA process

    Airmen at Misawa AB ushered in a new era as they now complete their yearly personal health assessments, or PHAs, online. The computer-based questionnaire asks the same questions that were asked on the paper worksheet during a hospital visit, but now Airmen just log into the secure Web site and complete the survey on their own time. The virtual PHA
  • Airman able to access OWA from home

    The pieces are finally in place to give Eielson users the ability to access their work e-mail accounts through Outlook Web Access via their common access card at home. Although OWA has been around for some time, it has been inoperable since August 2006 due to the implementation of CAC-based authentication for network log-on. This has been a hot
  • Andersen units rescue injured hiker

    An Airman assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Operations Group was injured while hiking near the base beach Jan. 21 here. The Airman was injured after falling approximately 10 to 15 feet while hiking on a downhill slope close to Tarague Beach, and three other hikers were able to call for emergency assistance via cell phone. Through a quick and
  • Misawa hosts Japanese blood drive

    Aomori Blood Bank officials recently held a blood drive on Misawa Air Base for Americans to donate to the Japanese registry. The drive was unique in that the Aomori Blood Bank brought a mobile van to the base, capable of drawing blood from five people at a time. "This is the first time we've been able to have Americans donate with the Japanese
  • Service secretaries visit Guam to analyze joint basing status

    William C. Anderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, and his Navy counterpart, B J Penn, traveled to Guam to analyze the status of joint basing and future Guam development. Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David Bice accompanied the assistant secretaries as the newly appointed executive director of
  • PACAF reaches to Cambodia

    The Pacific Air Forces International Health Specialist team left here Jan. 9 for a medical mission in Cambodia to conduct a Humanitarian Civic Assistance and Subject Matter Expert Exchange. After a long ride, the team arrived in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, two days later and met with U.S. Embassy personnel to in-process before continuing with