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  • Doolittle Raiders to meet for 65th anniversary reunion

    Seven surviving members of the famed "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," will descend on San Antonio, this week for a series of events marking the 65th anniversary of one of the most notable airpower missions in military history. Personally ordered by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the raid was a response to Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor nearly five
  • Jimmy Doolittle: famed airpower pioneer

    The man the "Doolittle Raiders" are named for may not be a household name today, but James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle was once one of the most famous celebrities in America, even before the raid, and remains one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Born in Alameda, Calif., on Dec. 14, 1896, Doolittle spent his youth in Nome, Alaska where
  • Barksdale Airmen take care of B-52 business 7,000 miles away

    The ground shakes and the flightline shudders as the eight engines of a B-52 Stratofortress beat gravity into submission lifting the giant bomber into the air. Each of the bomber's engines can produce more than 17,000 pounds of thrust along with a deafening roar, but for the Airmen assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,
  • Month of the Military Child observes Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Eielson AFB is a community that cares about its families, and once again joins together to celebrate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Department of Defense is launching a department-wide campaign to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome in collaboration with the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome in observation of this month. Shaken Baby
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  • At least six sets of U.S. servicemembers' remains from Korean War return from North Korea

    "I will never leave a fallen comrade." The United States military servicemembers of today live by that creed as they deploy with their comrades in arms to the current warfronts in Afghanistan and Iraq. On April 12th, at 11 a.m., inside Hangar No.35, that same conviction was evident as at least six sets of the remains of American servicemen from the
  • Despite cuts, Hickam retains NISH contract

    Hickam's grounds maintenance contract with the National Institute for the Severely Handicapped was recently renegotiated, allowing a continued service to the base community, as well as a benefit to program employees. This contract will ensure that base athletic fields remain cut, watered, hedged, lined and ready for play, while also employing
  • Shake a tailfeather: Fab flight takes a creative approach

    The math couldn't be simpler: One bird times 300 miles per hour equals $60,000 in repairs -- unless you have Hickam Fabrication Flight on the case. "We are limited only by our imagination and our authorization by what we can do 99 percent of the time," said Senior Master Sgt. Roth Beebe, 15th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrications Flight Flight
  • USFK commander visits Wolf Pack, pledges support for upgrades

    The United States Forces Korea commander visited Kunsan for the second time April 10 and in a surprising move, pledged significant financial support to improve and construct quality of life facilities as base expansion plans continue.   While seeing 8th Fighter Wing Airmen in action before their Operational Readiness Inspection was on his agenda,