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  • Osan participates in NEO exercise

    Nearly 700 households processed through Osan's Evacuation Control Center Oct. 27-28 as part of Courageous Channel 06-2 which tested all aspects of the U.S. Forces Korea non-combatant evacuation operation program. Osan's NEO program received the "BELL" of approval from the USFK commander. The NEO exercise encompassed Areas 1-6 on the peninsula and
  • Search and Rescue forces hone skills in Pacific exercise

    Two 613th Air and Space Operations Center personnel from Hickam were among the more than 300 U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force personnel who teamed with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) to successfully conduct a search-and-rescue exercise (SAREX) in the South China Sea, Oct. 25-26.Hong Kong SAREX is an annual exercise designed to
  • PACAF hosts China People's Liberation Army

    A delegation of 30 mid-grade commanders and a major general from the China's People's Liberation Army were hosted by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces on Nov. 3. An equal number of HQ PACAF Airmen greeted the PLA officers upon their arrival at a Hickam C-17 static display for a tour followed by a detailed mission brief in the squadron's auditorium.
  • Alternate Energy at Hickam

    As the Air Force continues to look for ways to reduce energy consumption in its facilities, vehicles and aircraft operations the 15th Airlift Wing will be doing its part by serving as a test bed for a new modular deployable hydrogen refueling station. Awarded the contract two years ago, HydraFLX Systems LLC is providing their system as a research
  • Unified Engagement 2006 kicks off capstone event

    In a welcoming speech to more than 300 military members and civilians at the Battle Command Training Center here, Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, kicked off the capstone event for Unified Engagement 2006. Participants from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia are here November 1 - 8 to carry out the Air Force
  • Protecting yourself, family members from a pandemic

    Military and civilian members of Pacific Air Forces have a pandemic influenza plan that prepares for, prevents and if required, contains effects of a possible influenza pandemic on PACAF military forces, civilian workforce, contractors and family members. The plan has been formulated as part of the preparations taking place around the world to
  • Anthrax shots to become mandatory

    Based on the continuing risk of anthrax exposure to certain U.S. members, the Department of Defense announced on Oct. 12 that it was moving the current voluntary vaccination program to a mandatory program for certain locations. Beginning within the next few months military, emergency-essential DoD civilians and contractors currently stationed,
  • Three plead guilty to BAH fraud in separate cases

    Three Airmen were found guilty of defrauding the government through false claims for basic allowance for housing during separate court martials here last week. All three faced a military judge alone and pleaded guilty to the charges. Senior Airman Wayne Williams signed an official document stating his dependents resided in New York City when they
  • Firefighters 'sweep' up at exercise

    During a recent Misawa readiness exercise, firefighters there didn't have to go too far to stay busy. There was always something to do, even if it was just outside their door at Fire Station 2. A standard evolution of an exercise is a post attack reconnaissance, or PAR, sweep. When a PAR sweep is underway, firefighters walk around their building,