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  • PACAF hosts China People's Liberation Army

    A delegation of 30 mid-grade commanders and a major general from the China's People's Liberation Army were hosted by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces on Nov. 3. An equal number of HQ PACAF Airmen greeted the PLA officers upon their arrival at a Hickam C-17 static display for a tour followed by a

  • Alternate Energy at Hickam

    As the Air Force continues to look for ways to reduce energy consumption in its facilities, vehicles and aircraft operations the 15th Airlift Wing will be doing its part by serving as a test bed for a new modular deployable hydrogen refueling station. Awarded the contract two years ago, HydraFLX

  • Unified Engagement 2006 kicks off capstone event

    In a welcoming speech to more than 300 military members and civilians at the Battle Command Training Center here, Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, kicked off the capstone event for Unified Engagement 2006. Participants from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia

  • Protecting yourself, family members from a pandemic

    Military and civilian members of Pacific Air Forces have a pandemic influenza plan that prepares for, prevents and if required, contains effects of a possible influenza pandemic on PACAF military forces, civilian workforce, contractors and family members. The plan has been formulated as part of the

  • Anthrax shots to become mandatory

    Based on the continuing risk of anthrax exposure to certain U.S. members, the Department of Defense announced on Oct. 12 that it was moving the current voluntary vaccination program to a mandatory program for certain locations. Beginning within the next few months military, emergency-essential DoD

  • Three plead guilty to BAH fraud in separate cases

    Three Airmen were found guilty of defrauding the government through false claims for basic allowance for housing during separate court martials here last week. All three faced a military judge alone and pleaded guilty to the charges. Senior Airman Wayne Williams signed an official document stating

  • Firefighters 'sweep' up at exercise

    During a recent Misawa readiness exercise, firefighters there didn't have to go too far to stay busy. There was always something to do, even if it was just outside their door at Fire Station 2. A standard evolution of an exercise is a post attack reconnaissance, or PAR, sweep. When a PAR sweep is

  • Air Force major works 'down under' in support of mission

    While the air show here ended Oct. 22 and the C-17 Globemaster III crew from Hawaii headed back to their home at Hickam Air Force Base, one U.S. Airman remained -- not because he missed the flight home, but because he's already home. Maj. James Hearn, commander of Detachment 1 of the 735th Air

  • Hickam AFB, community combat underage drinking

    Lt. Gov. James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., Col. John J. Torres, 15th Airlift Wing commander, and Dr. Chiyome L. Fukino, Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health gathered here today to publicly announce and sign a proclamation, naming Oct. 26, 2006 'Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

  • Second Green Lightning exercise strengthens U.S., Australian ties

    Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a long-range training sortie from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Australia's Delamere Air Weapons Range in the Northern Territory Oct. 24. This "Green Lightning" sortie is only the second of its kind, continuing a