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  • Makahiki marks beginning of Hawaiian New Year

    As they have for nearly 2,000 years, they came from the water. For Hawaiians, the arrival of the boats marks the beginning of Makahiki, the Hawaiian New Year. For members of the Hickam Air Force Base community like Staff Sgt. Alexander Sotak, the Makahiki was an opportunity to experience a

  • Air Force transporting injured Sailors

    The Air Force is currently responding to transport injured Sailors from Guam back to the United States to receive medical attention. Eight sailors were injured, six critically, as a result of an accident aboard a U.S. Navy submarine tender. The Guam Pacific Daily News reports the sailors were


    Five Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recovery teams and one investigation team returned to Hawaii last week after conducting missions in Laos and Cambodia. Three recovery teams excavated sites in Savannakhet Province, Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic, connected to three cases involving missing

  • Andersen AFB firemen respond to base housing fire

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's fire emergency service responded to a house fire in base housing Wednesday which resulted in serious property damage. No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured in the blaze. The fire was initially reported by a neighbor at 3:11 p.m. "On behalf

  • Toy experts report to Santa

    Santa's top "advisors" convened at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska for the first-ever "Top of the World Toy Summit" Nov. 29. While none of Santa's advisors hold a college degree, or have ever worked at a major toy company, they did have one thing in common - they were all toy experts.

  • 1-1 ADA PAC-3 Battalion officially at Kadena

    The 1-1 Air Defense Artillery Battalion (PAC-3) stood up yesterday during a ceremony at the 18th Wing Headquarters. "Today is an important day for our soldiers and our people - it is a commemoration and an honoring of our personnel and the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our unit's

  • C-37A arrives at Hickam AFB

    The Navy moved their Executive Transport Detachment here from Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Saturday. The Navy C-37A business jet, replaces the DV-modified P-3 aircraft the unit used to fly and was greeted here by a formation of Air Force and Navy service members, helping show the integration of

  • USFJ, 5th Air Force commander visits Kadena

    The importance of the 18th Wing's mission in fighting the Global War on Terrorism and its peace-keeping efforts in the Pacific region were the key topics discussed by the U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander here Nov. 15. Lt. Gen. Bruce Wright, visited the base for an in-depth orientation

  • Balad “Port Dawgs” help limit ground convoys

    With each push of a pallet onto an aircraft flying out of Balad Air Base, another dangerous convoy mission is avoided and lives are potentially saved. The 'Port Dawgs' assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port Flight, ensure assets are delivered to forward

  • Airman awarded Bronze Star

    A security forces airman who spent a yearlong deployment training Iraqi troops was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service recently. Capt. Russell Waight, the 18th Security Forces Squadron officer in charge of plans and programs at Kadena Air Base, Japan, led a six-person team at Al Kasik