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  • Survivor remembers attack on Oahu

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Barnett returned to Hickam for the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Oahu and to show his family where he was on that fateful Sunday morning. At the time of the attack he was a 24 year old assistant armament chief Buck Sgt. with the 23rd Bombardment Squadron stationed on Hickam Field. In the early morning hours of
  • Honolulu selected to host Air Force Week in 2007

    In an announcement made Dec 5., Honolulu has been selected as one of six cities nation-wide and the only city outside the continental United States to host Air Force Week in 2007. Air Force Week Honolulu will be held seaside in Waikiki, Sept. 12 -15, 2007. Highlighting the week-long event will be a performance by the Air Force's premier aerial
  • Total Force support brings injured Sailors home

    When the call came in that six Sailors were critically injured when a steam line ruptured on board the USS Frank Cable (AS 40), a submarine tender based on Guam, the Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center (TPMRC) and the Aeromedical Evacuation Control Team (AECT) based here sprang into action. The first step was to get the Critical Care
  • Makahiki marks beginning of Hawaiian New Year

    As they have for nearly 2,000 years, they came from the water. For Hawaiians, the arrival of the boats marks the beginning of Makahiki, the Hawaiian New Year. For members of the Hickam Air Force Base community like Staff Sgt. Alexander Sotak, the Makahiki was an opportunity to experience a seldom-seen side of Hawaiian culture. "It was very
  • Air Force transporting injured Sailors

    The Air Force is currently responding to transport injured Sailors from Guam back to the United States to receive medical attention. Eight sailors were injured, six critically, as a result of an accident aboard a U.S. Navy submarine tender. The Guam Pacific Daily News reports the sailors were conducting routine maintenance in an engineering space

    Five Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recovery teams and one investigation team returned to Hawaii last week after conducting missions in Laos and Cambodia. Three recovery teams excavated sites in Savannakhet Province, Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic, connected to three cases involving missing Americans from the Vietnam War. The teams obtained
  • Andersen AFB firemen respond to base housing fire

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's fire emergency service responded to a house fire in base housing Wednesday which resulted in serious property damage. No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured in the blaze. The fire was initially reported by a neighbor at 3:11 p.m. "On behalf of Team Anderson, I'd like to express sympathy for
  • Toy experts report to Santa

    Santa's top "advisors" convened at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska for the first-ever "Top of the World Toy Summit" Nov. 29. While none of Santa's advisors hold a college degree, or have ever worked at a major toy company, they did have one thing in common - they were all toy experts. These toy experts were 5 to 10-year-old military
  • 1-1 ADA PAC-3 Battalion officially at Kadena

    The 1-1 Air Defense Artillery Battalion (PAC-3) stood up yesterday during a ceremony at the 18th Wing Headquarters. "Today is an important day for our soldiers and our people - it is a commemoration and an honoring of our personnel and the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our unit's history here in Okinawa," said Maj. Kevin Ciocca, 1-1
  • C-37A arrives at Hickam AFB

    The Navy moved their Executive Transport Detachment here from Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Saturday. The Navy C-37A business jet, replaces the DV-modified P-3 aircraft the unit used to fly and was greeted here by a formation of Air Force and Navy service members, helping show the integration of the Air Force and Navy personnel in the squadron.