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  • PACAF emphasizes anthrax vaccination before deployments

    Officials are emphasizing that pre-deployment notification of Airmen designated to deploy to specific high-threat areas - primarily the Central Command area of responsibility or the Korean peninsula - is sufficient to begin anthrax vaccinations. Air Force guidance states that all categories of personnel on orders may begin immunizations up to 60
  • Active, Reserve Airmen join forces to fight fires

    A total force team of firefighters from Yokota Air Base and the 440th Airlift Wing, Wisconsin's only Air Force Reserve unit, combined skills to extinguish flames during a live-fire exercise here the last week of April. The joint training offered an experience Yokota AB firefighters and the reservists could both learn from, most of all teaming up
  • Weather Airman Works Late to Keep Others Safe

    The early evening hours here are like most Hawaiian nights, warm and breezy but Tech Sergeant Rosswald Guevarra isn't interested in the weather outside. High up in the command center of the 17th Operational Weather Squadron Sergeant Guevarra is staring intently into a computer monitor tracking the weather conditions halfway around the world at
  • 'Blackcats' to celebrate 90 years of service

    The 5th Reconnaissance Squadron celebrates its 90th anniversary with a dining-in at the Blackcat Compound on Friday at 6 p.m. Col. Stephen P. Sheehy, 9th Maintenance Group commander, is attending the dinner as the special guest speaker. Other special guests include Chief Master Sgt. Michael Baca, 9th Operations Group superintendent, and Master Sgt.
  • Couple of AMMOS grads right here

    Few organizations across the Air Force have people who have graduated from a specialized school like the Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School, and with only three classes per year, it's easy to see how this advanced training is a rare honor. But, as rare as it may be for a base to have two graduates from this advanced school, a couple
  • Maintenance professionals honored for 2006

    A vocal crowd of Airmen from across the maintenance group and other units across the base honored the 2006 Maintenance Professionals of the Year at a banquet April 27 in Hangar 3 here. More than 400 Airmen chanting squadron slogans at the tops of their lungs seen the "best of the best" recognized for the work accomplished day in and day out keeping
  • Misawa City Mayor and champion for U.S.-Japan relations dies at age 66

    A longtime friend and supporter of American servicemembers, their families and the Air Force mission in Northern Japan has passed away Tuesday from pneumonia at the age of 66. Mayor Shigeyoshi Suzuki served as the Mayor of Misawa City, representing a city of 40,000, for more than two decades and was in his sixth term upon his death. Throughout his
  • Japanese pilots get taste of F-22As during Kadena training

    U.S. and Japanese jet fighter pilots got a chance to play "good jock, bad jock" in the skies near Okinawa. For the first time ever, fighter jocks with Japan's Air Self-Defense Force got to practice air-to-to-air combat last week with American counterparts who were flying stealthy new F-22A Raptors. In the first mission Friday, the U.S. Air Force
  • 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