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  • AFSOC chief takes closer look at Pacific

    The command chief for Air Force Special Operations Command traveled to Kadena Jan. 11-20 for an up-close look at what the Pacific Air Commandos are accomplishing. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Gilbert visited the 353rd Special Operations Group and saw for himself how the group is engaged in the Global War on Terror. "It is truly awe-inspiring to see
  • Kadena observes National Children’s Dental Health Month

    Members of the 18th Dental Squadron will visit Kadena school students to talk about oral health care and pass out activity booklets during the month of February in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month. This event is designed to help children focus on the oral well-being of their teeth and promote good nutritional habits. "Primary
  • Hickam Airmen strategize AFSO21 weight reduction initiative

    Members of the Hickam Air National Guard have been categorizing parts of a KC135 Stratotanker to figure out what can come off during certain missions to save fuel and money for the Air Force. The project was initially launched when Dr. Ron Ritter, assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force visited Hickam earlier this month to show how this was
  • Video teleconferencing connects military families

    Days away from home, eons away from loved ones--at least that's how it feels to some when a military member is deployed. But Eielson capabilities can make the world a lot smaller for military families. On Jan. 13, 10 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen deployed to Iraq saw and spoke to their spouses and children via video teleconferencing. "This
  • Icemen return from deployment

    Blurry eyes brightened as each Iceman walked trough the doors of the joint mobility complex here at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning to the welcoming applause of awaiting friends, family and coworkers. Tired from the long 36-hour flight trek home to Alaska, the midnight arrival ended the Icemen's months-long Air Expeditionary Force rotation in support of
  • PACAF command chief visits Eielson

    The Pacific Air Forces command chief made his first trip to Eielson for a visit with the Iceman Team Jan 17 and 18. Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop toured the base and gained a greater perspective on Eielson's unique location and the mission Icemen perform here. Chief Bishop said base visits give him the opportunity to both highlight his
  • Okinawa Naval hospital unit has Air Force ties

    Members of the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located on Camp Lester are people you trust with your most valuable treasure -- your baby. The NICU is the closest neonatal intensive care unit in the Western Pacific that offers state-of-the-art neonatal care to all infants in the region. "We are the transport team for all of
  • Fire damages Eielson's recycling center

    A fire erupted in Eielson's recycling center Jan. 18 causing the facility to shut down operations. A preliminary investigation suggests that the fire began when a piece of metal made it past the magnet area designed to pull metal from the recyclable materials prior to the material going into a large mechanical grinder. A contract employee attempted
  • AFA announces annual symposium

    Top military leaders will examine air warfare at the start of the new century and what the future may hold for the Air Force at the 23rd Annual Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 8 and 9 in Orlando, Fla. The theme for this year's Air Force Association symposioum is "Striking the Balance: Today's War, Tomorrow's Threats, Future Technology," and guest
  • AFSO 21 initiatives streamline PHA process

    Airmen at Misawa AB ushered in a new era as they now complete their yearly personal health assessments, or PHAs, online. The computer-based questionnaire asks the same questions that were asked on the paper worksheet during a hospital visit, but now Airmen just log into the secure Web site and complete the survey on their own time. The virtual PHA