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  • Andersen team prepares Wake Island for aircraft

    After Super Typhoon Ioke's 165 mph winds, driving storm surge and waves devastated Wake Island on August 31 the 36th Contingency Response Group from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam was the initial assessment team sent in. "Prior to the storm the experts where all saying there would be no runway left

  • Score one for the good guys

    They say good guys finish last, but at least 134 recently deployed Elmendorf members heartily disagreed, and put their belief on paper last week to do right by one of their best. Capt. Matthew Hummel of the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wrapped up his Guam deployment on the receiving end of a

  • PACAF leadership visits base, talks with Airmen

    Airmen across Yokota Air Base had the opportunity to meet Pacific Air Forces leadership during an all-call Wednesday at the base theater. General Paul V. Hester serves as the PACAF commander and U.S. Pacific Command Air Component Commander. He was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, the new

  • COMPACAF honors Legion of Merit recipient

    Former Chief of Air Force, Major General Lim Kim Choon, was presented Sept. 10 with the United States' Legion of Merit . The award was conferred by the Commander of the Pacific Air Force, General Paul Hester, during his visit to Singapore. The Legion of Merit award recognizes General Lim's efforts

  • Internship promotes international relationship

    A highly competitive and unique program in its infancy here builds bridges between nations, develops professional relationships and improves international health care. The medical summer internship program between Japan and Misawa Air Base began nearly five years ago, said Paul Sayles, 35th Medical


    Members from the 36th Medical Group, from the 36th Wing and the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam returned Sunday following a 72-day humanitarian-and-civic-assistance deployment on the USNS Mercy. While embarked on USNS Mercy, service members and

  • Combined forces at ALS benefits students

    Japanese and U.S. military forces train together all the time. The two countries' firefighters, security forces, pilots and maintenance personnel have many opportunities to interact and learn from each other. More and more, that bilateral relationship is carrying over to the military education

  • Pacific nations enhance airpower cooperation

    Forty-nine participates from 19 nations met in Jakarta during the Pacific Rim (PACRIM) Airpower Symposium Sept. 4-8. The symposium endeavored to build and enhance cooperation among the air forces of Pacific nations. Co-hosted by the Indonesian Air Force and U.S. Pacific Air Forces' Kenney

  • Yokota Airmen deploy; GWOT support continues

    Every Airman knows that their mission is to protect the people of the United States and to defend the freedoms by which the country was founded upon. Keeping true to these beliefs approximately 70 Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing here set out on a 120-day deployment Monday in support of Operations