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  • Hickam AFB, community combat underage drinking

    Lt. Gov. James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., Col. John J. Torres, 15th Airlift Wing commander, and Dr. Chiyome L. Fukino, Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health gathered here today to publicly announce and sign a proclamation, naming Oct. 26, 2006 'Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program Day." To combat underage drinking, Hickam AFB was
  • Second Green Lightning exercise strengthens U.S., Australian ties

    Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a long-range training sortie from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Australia's Delamere Air Weapons Range in the Northern Territory Oct. 24. This "Green Lightning" sortie is only the second of its kind, continuing a long standing and mutually beneficial program of
  • Air Force maintainers give Australians peek into their future

    Maintainers from the Amberly Royal Australian Air Force Base's 36th Squadron are working alongside Air Force counterparts learning the ins and outs of the C-17 Globemaster III. Currently Australia doesn't have a heavy airlift capability and must rely on outside sources for services. This assistance normally takes the form of Air Force airlift or
  • Units here aided by total force

    Guard and Reserve members support various missions throughout the Air Force, and here at Misawa Air Base it's no exception. In units like the 35th Security Forces Squadron, the active duty strength is complimented by Guard or Reserve support. "The Guard and Reserve members currently attached to security forces fill the unit's education and training
  • 732nd AMS provides support to more than 7,000 aircraft, passengers a year

    How do more than 3,500 Army Soldiers deploy from Alaska? It's all in a day's work for the members of the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron. "It's not as simple as loading people and luggage on a plane and sending them on their way," said Tech. Sgt. Rafael Peña-Perez, 732nd AMS Aerospace Maintenance Technician Crew Chief. "It takes teamwork from people in
  • Proud to serve for more than 50 years

    "Most people don't like corned beef, but that's because they haven't had mine." Norman Facer doesn't worry about having leftovers when he cooks, because he knows how to make unpopular dishes into new favorites and after 52 years of service; 40 of those being a cook -- he does just that. Mr. Facer, a cook at the Iditarod Dining Facility, was
  • First Operation Deep Freeze LC-130 arrives at Hickam

    The first New York Air National Guard LC-130 arrives at Hickam today enroute to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. From McMurdo, the crew and aircraft will fly re-supply missions to scientific research camps throughout Antarctica in support of Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze. The LC-130 is a modified ski-equipped C-130
  • PACAF supports Air Force Memorial debut in Nation's capital

    Pacific Air Forces was on hand to support the unveiling of the Air Force Memorial and Air Force Open House in Washington DC. Saturday. The $30 million memorial, set next to the Arlington National Cemetery, overlooks the Pentagon and the nation's capital beyond. The three 17,000-ton metal spires make the centerpiece of the memorial reaching 270 feet
  • 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,