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  • Air Force, JASDF forces train together

    Cowboy Picture.  Death 01 Push.  Commit.  Hostile Group.  Splash.  Cowboy Copy Kill.For many these words may not seem like they work together, but for fighter pilots conducting air-to-air combat, they are the words they live by. On April 27, these words were heard over the waters near Okinawa not only with American accents, but also with Japanese
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  • Deploying Airmen boost field

    Are you ready to deploy? Forty-six active-duty and reserve Team Hickam warriors tasked to deploy during Air Expeditionary Force 7/8 cycle are now better prepared thanks to their participation in a challenging three-day expeditionary combat skills training (ECST) course held last week on Hickam. "The course was designed to provide intense training
  • Crew Chief to hit 1000

    For an aviator, 1000 flight hours is noteworthy, however, being the first to achieve this with a young fleet of C-17s is milestone of its own. Staff Sgt. Paul Haigh, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is 12 hours shy of the 1,000 hour mark, which he intends to reach Wednesday or Thursday somewhere over the Pacific, on only Hickam C-17s. He will be
  • 13th Air Force command chief moves on

    After helping three commanders guide the 13th Air Force through provisional status to premier Component Numbered Air Force status, 13th AF's Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Weseloh is moving on. "Being the only provisional command chief in the Air Force and setting up a new level of command, without any guidance or precedence set before us
  • Gen. Hester announces his retirement for Jan. 1, 2008

    Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, announced his retirement today. His announcement coincides with the Department of Defense naming Lt. Gen. Carrol "Howie" Chandler as the next Pacific Air Forces commander. Gen. Chandler was also nominated for his fourth star. Gen. Hester assumed command of PACAF in July 2004 and says that despite
  • Smart ops OWS earns “Best in AF”

    The tyranny of distance in the Pacific Theater doesn't hinder the 152 Airmen who make up the 17th Operational Weather Squadron - in April they were recognized as the Air Force's "Outstanding Operational Weather Squadron" for their accomplishments in 2006, awarding them the distinction of being the best of eight operational weather squadrons
  • 13th Air Force Warriors Commemorate Jungle Day

    Thirteenth Air Force Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers gathered at the base track at sunrise to kick off the first Jungle Day observation at Hickam. The tradition originated when the Jungle Air Force resided at Andersen AFB, Guam, as a day (normally Friday the 13th) set aside to bring the 13th AF family together. "The day renewed the 13th AF Jungle Day