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  • Deployed maintainers launch 200 perfect sorties

    Some records can only be matched, never broken. One such record was set this week by the maintainers of the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam who successfully launched their 200th consecutive B-52 sortie with a 100-percent mission effectiveness rate during a five-month deployment here. The unit
  • Team Kadena helps fellow Airman fallen ill

    When Kadena Airmen heard a fellow Airman was ill and needed help, the response was immediate and impacting. A long-time mental health technician, Senior Master Sgt. Jake Cooper, 18th Medical Group Life Skills Support Center superintendent, has been mentoring Team Kadena members for years. He was diagnosed Jan. 10 with a mass on his brain that is
  • 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