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  • 'One command post' initiative beneficial to Airmen

    Wing and tenant unit commanders and command post leaders Air Force wide were recently directed to consolidate their command and control operations. Many Air Force bases have multiple command posts. The "One CP" initiative will consolidate those into one facility with a single staff. While One CP will ultimately yield more efficient command and
  • Total team provides executive airlift throughout Pacific

    Consolidating missions and operations is the wave of the future for the Department of Defense, and a total team here is leading the way by combining the Air Force and Navy regional executive airlift mission planning. As part of the mission consolidation, a civilian contractor is performing for the first time what previously was a strictly uniformed
  • Barksdale bombers to fly in Koa Lightning

    Four B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and aircrew from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are scheduled to fly to Hawaii and back this week to participate in the latest Koa Lightning exercise. The B-52s will fly more than 18 hours and 6,880 nautical miles non-stop to Hawaii and back while taking on
  • Kadena crew trains with Hickam C-17s

    A KC-135 aircrew from the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan is conducting training here this week. The team is working with Hickam's C-17 crews to practice in-flight refueling procedures. Kadena's crews don't get many opportunities to work with cargo aircraft like the C-17. At home they work mostly with smaller aircraft like the F-15. Working
  • PACAF commander 'rolls out' Air Force Week Honolulu

    Gen. Paul V. Hester spoke to Honolulu civic and business leaders today about the upcoming Air Force Week Honolulu. To celebrate the service's 60th anniversary, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley chose six cities to host an Air Force Week, a celebration designed to inform and educate the public about the important roles the Air Force
  • Japanese commend Airman for volunteer efforts

    The Japanese government recently recognized a 730th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron officer in charge for his community volunteer efforts and charitable ways at a ceremony at the Meiji-Jingu Shrine in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. During the 57th Annual Spring Zenkokai Commendation Ceremony, Capt. Chad Oba was recognized for his help at a local orphanage.