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  • COMPACAF Announces CY07 Family Days

    The Family Day schedule for 2007 was recently announced by the Pacific Air Forces commander. The following dates will be designated as PACAF Family Days for calendar year 2007: Jan. 2, May 25, July 5, Aug. 31, Nov. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Civilians are encouraged to take annual leave or use accrued compensatory time on these days. "It is important
  • Serving Through the Season: Airman Alex Diaz

    For most, cooking for a holiday crowd includes about 10 people but for people at the Hale' Aina Dining Facility at Hickam AFB, this holiday crowd can include more than 300 Airmen and retirees. Airman Basic Alex Diaz, 15th Services Squadron, works at the dining facility and he and other services Airmen will be busy in the kitchen Christmas day,
  • PACAF commander discusses top Air Force priorities, challenges

    The top U.S. Air Force general in the Pacific visited Yokota Air Base earlier this week and met with senior officials from U.S. Forces Japan and the 374th Airlift Wing. Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander discussed many issues facing the service today. These key points included operations tempo, deployments, force shaping, new
  • Ready at a moment's notice

    Airmen from Det. 1, 210th Rescue Squadron took to the skies in a Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter on a two-hour training mission the afternoon of Dec. 7. The aerial gunner and flight engineer's mission goal was to qualify on the M240, a 7.62 mm machine gun, by successfully shooting at fake convoys set up in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The
  • 517th Airlift Squadron brings holidays to Arctic Village

    For various reasons, Santa Claus' reindeer were not able to make the trip to Arctic Village. For example, Donner and Blitzen were not current on their training and Rudolph was getting his red-nose shined so he could lead the way on Santa's Christmas journey. So, like they have done for the last 40 years and for the final time, Air Force C-130s from
  • World class powerlifter at Osan

    Have you ever heard that heated discussion between guys in the gym, "I can bench more than you can," well chances are, one Osan Airman will win that argument every time. Staff Sgt. Michael P. Schwanke, 51st Communications Squadron wideband technician, is currently ranked 16th in the National Power Lifting Rankings for the 242 pounds weight class.
  • 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