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  • Osan to sort it, bag it and drop it

    Sort it, bag it and drop it -- that is the goal of the new Osan Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program that started Dec. 13. This purpose of the Air Force Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program is to: -- Divert solid waste from landfills and incinerators through reuse, recycling, composting, mulching or donating. -- Ensure integrated
  • Big Brother's watching … and protecting

    It's kind of like the novel "1984." Big Brother really is watching ... but this time, he's helping to keep the members of Osan safe. The high-tech Integrated Base Defense Security System is a suite of intrusion-detection sensors which uses specialized equipment to survey both the base security zone and interior of Osan. Using IBDSS gives the base
  • Kadena Airmen work with Japan Air Self Defense Force

    Six Kadena Air Base NCOs recently had the opportunity to experience what life is like in the Japan Air Self Defense Force. As part of the NCO Bilateral Exchange Program they flew in JASDF aircraft Dec. 5 to Tsuiki Air Base in mainland Japan. There they spent the next nine days living and working side-by-side JASDF Airmen in similar jobs. "We're
  • General talks to next greatest generation

    The four-star general looked into the crowd of eager-eyed cadets -- the next generation of Air Force leaders looked back at him. General Paul V. Hester, the Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Houston for the strategic outreach plan "Air Force Road Show" and took time to talk with the University of Houston ROTC Detachment 003, university
  • General briefs Air Force mission to Houston group

    Ken Scott and other members of the Houston Forum were briefed about the Air Force Mission by General Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, Dec. 7 here at a JW Marriott hotel auditorium. Mr. Scott owns a public relations and communications company in Houston and he knows how hard public speaking can be from personal experience. He said he
  • The brain that harnesses the brawn of the war in Iraq

    There are many different units, personnel, and pieces of equipment assigned to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. There is one unique organization designed to bring them all together in order to defeat and drive out the al-Qaida presence in Iraq-- that organization is known as the Fusion Cell.Set up to bring intelligence and operational
  • Team Andersen assists the Guam Make-A-Wish Foundation

    The overcast rainy afternoon did not dampen the spirits of Team Andersen as they rallied together to make a little boy's wish come true Dec. 5. Members of the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, 734th Air Mobility Squadron, 36th Expeditionary Operations Group, 36th Wing Public Affairs Office, 36th Operations Support Squadron, 36th Civil
  • Survivor remembers attack on Oahu

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Barnett returned to Hickam for the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Oahu and to show his family where he was on that fateful Sunday morning. At the time of the attack he was a 24 year old assistant armament chief Buck Sgt. with the 23rd Bombardment Squadron stationed on Hickam Field. In the early morning hours of
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