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  • 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

  • Air Force maintainers give Australians peek into their future

    Maintainers from the Amberly Royal Australian Air Force Base's 36th Squadron are working alongside Air Force counterparts learning the ins and outs of the C-17 Globemaster III. Currently Australia doesn't have a heavy airlift capability and must rely on outside sources for services. This assistance

  • Units here aided by total force

    Guard and Reserve members support various missions throughout the Air Force, and here at Misawa Air Base it's no exception. In units like the 35th Security Forces Squadron, the active duty strength is complimented by Guard or Reserve support. "The Guard and Reserve members currently attached to

  • 732nd AMS provides support to more than 7,000 aircraft, passengers a year

    How do more than 3,500 Army Soldiers deploy from Alaska? It's all in a day's work for the members of the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron. "It's not as simple as loading people and luggage on a plane and sending them on their way," said Tech. Sgt. Rafael Peña-Perez, 732nd AMS Aerospace Maintenance