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  • AETC commander addresses changes

    General William R. Looney, III, Air Education and Training Command commander, visited Hickam AFB and Pacific Air Forces to discuss training with other countries' Air Forces. During his visit he explained the changing role of the Air Force and how training is changing to accommodate today's mission. "Training in AETC has evolved significantly since
  • 2007 year of Resilient Warrior

    To help kick off the New Year, Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander Pacific Air Forces has designated 2007 as the year of the 'PACAF Resilient Warrior.' The PACAF Resilient Warrior initiative is a 12-month campaign focusing on eleven critical attributes of success designed to enhance pride in Airmen, build resilience and reinforce responsible decision
  • F-22A scheduled for first overseas deployment

    The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to deploy a squadron of F-22A Raptors to Kadena Air Base, Japan, as part of U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Package in the Western Pacific in early 2007. This will be the first overseas deployment for the Air Force's newest fighter. The F-22A is a transformational combat aircraft that is effectively invisible
  • Navy League Honors Key Spouses

    Members of the Honolulu Council of the Navy League, along with the city's Mayor, friends and family gathered at city hall, Jan. 5, to celebrate and reward seven "key" spouses for their hard work in the military family community during 2006. A "key" spouse is a spouse who functions as the main source of communication and organization for a command
  • Teamwork key to bilateral exchanges at Misawa

    Overcoming obstacles such as language barriers can be difficult. This is something Staff Sgt. Andrew Frasier learned recently when he and six other Airmen from Misawa AB, Japan, came here for a bilateral exchange. One of Sergeant Frasier's responsibilities during the exchange was making sure aircraft were properly fueled. "I helped the guys refuel
  • PACAF leader when it comes to conserving energy

    Pacific Air Forces has seen a 17 percent cumulative reduction in energy use from the fiscal year 2003 baseline, well on its way to exceeding the Energy Policy Act of 2005's goal of reducing energy consumption by 2 percent each year from 2006 through 2015 for a total of 20 percent. PACAF had the largest energy use reduction of any MAJCOM during
  • Air Force may hold RIF board if goal not met

    The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board in June if it fails to meet its force-shaping goal, said the service's senior most officer for manpower and personnel. "While the goal has been to reduce active-duty end strength through voluntary programs where possible, if at the end of the extended Voluntary Separation Pay
  • Structural fire trainer saves lives, money

    Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire and Emergency Services Flight here are honing their skills on a new structural fire trainer. The better training not only can translate into less injuries, but also it consolidates a variety of scenarios in one area: putting out fires, working in confined spaces and functioning in low-visibility
  • Hydrogen-powered vehicles sign of future

    Along with the increasing number of hybrid vehicles sharing the roadways with traditional fossil-fueled autos, there has also been an increase of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles on Air Force bases. Hydrogen station officials here say the concept of hydrogen isn't new. NASA has been using the substance for both propulsion and power generation in
  • Congressional delegation visits hydrogen fueling station

    Fifteen congressional delegates visited the hydrogen fueling station at Hickam AFB Dec. 29. Opened in November 2006, the facility is a renewable energy station that is helping the Air Force overcome its dependency on petroleum products by providing an alternate fuel source. The unique Air Force facility is also a joint green-energy initiative