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  • Hawaii kicks off Military Appreciation Month

    "Ohana" or family is a concept that runs deep in Hawaii. Ohana includes not only one's personal family, but also their community. In Hawaii, ohana extends to the military. For the 22nd year in a row, Hawaii's business and government leaders came together to thank U.S. servicemembers during the kickoff celebration for Hawaii's Military Appreciation
  • Vietnam veteran tells today's Airmen "stay focused"

    The knowledge and experience that Air Force retirees share with current Airmen can help develop careers. Retired Col. James Gilliland holds his audience in rapt attention while he tells stories of his progression as an RF-4C pilot and shares his experiences flying during the Vietnam War. With 30 years of active-duty service and 100 reconnaissance
  • 13th AMU excited, nervous and ready to deploy

    For those deploying for the first time, it's exciting and nerve-wracking, but they are ready to put their everyday training into play to support the Global War on Terrorism, and relieve their counterparts in Iraq. "I didn't think I would be going so soon, but I'm really excited," said Airman 1st Class Matthew Popp, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
  • Misawa officers going downrange for first time

    No more war stories from others for one Air Force lieutenant. She doesn't want to hear it - not this time; she wants to experience it herself. This month, she will not have to listen to her Misawa peers who just returned home telling stories of experiences in war-torn countries, fighting the Global War on Terrorism, or learning about a new culture
  • PACAF takes lead with Pacific Lifeline

    In the aftermath of a devastating typhoon or earthquake, immediate humanitarian response is crucial. Lives may be lost. Thousands may be injured and entire towns leveled. Tsunamis like the one that recently hit the Solomon Islands or the massive storm that devastated Indonesia in December 2004 emphasize the urgent need for immediate response when
  • SFS and local police strengthen bonds with first-time training

    Members of the 354th Security Forces Squadron trained with local civilian law enforcement to cultivate and sharpen their driving skills April 27 on the Sierra Loop of the flightline. "This is the first time Eielson Security Forces has participated in drivers training with local law enforcement agencies," said Master Sgt. Shawn Cox, 354th SFS NCOIC
  • Andersen Air Force Base featured on The Amazing Race

    Andersen, Hickam and Minot Airmen and Naval Base Guam Sailors received some national exposure when CBS's popular "The Amazing Race All-Stars" series recently aired an episode filmed on Guam last December. The contestants and production crew made their way to the small Marianas island in mid-December for the Guam leg of the race that launched the
  • 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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