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  • Loadmasters help reposition Australian Defense Forces

    The U.S. Pacific Command is using its new strategic airlift capability to help the Australian Defense Force. At the request of the Australian Government two C-17 Globemaster III’s from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii are moving equipment and troops from the Solomon Islands back to Australia. This will

  • National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    The Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy is 22-week program designed to help troubled or at-risk teens. It gives the 16 to 18 year olds a second chance to focus, get a high school diploma, and the skills they will need to lead a productive life. Although the Academy uses a military model

  • AMXS ‘Cobra’ loaders take top PACAF honors

    Three weapons loaders from the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were recently named Pacific Air Forces outstanding load crew of the year for fiscal year 2005. Wolf Pack winners included Tech. Sgt. Vance Wright and Senior Airmen Holly White and Bret Cole. Each member has since PCSed to their new

  • Hawaii Air National Guard hosts open house

    The Hawaii Air National Guard hosted an air show here to give the public an up-close look at various aircraft stationed in Hawaii for Armed Forces Day. “Armed Forces Day is a special day,” said Master Sgt. Bruce Hara, Hilo Air Show Coordinator. “It affords us the chance to bring out aircraft that

  • Combined training at KHQ pays dividends

    Thai, Singaporean, Indonesian, Japanese and U.S. military forces wrapped up a successful Cobra Gold exercise May 24. “Overall, it was a great experience,” said Brig. Gen. Gregory Ihde, Kenney Headquarters vice commander and deputy combined forces air component commander for the exercise. “The

  • PACAF provides airlift to peacekeeping operation

    Airmen from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii and Andersen Air Force Base Guam, are providing strategic airlift to the Australian Defense Force in support of peace operations in East Timor after continued unrest between East Timorese military forces and breakaway groups of police and military. Two C-17s

  • Medical Airmen set sail aboard USS Mercy humanitarian mission

    Three Airmen from the 374th Medical Group here are deployed to the U.S. Navy hospital ship, USS Mercy, as it tours Southeast Asia on a humanitarian mission. The proactive mission is an opportunity for a U.S. medical team consisting of medical professionals from the Air Force, Army and Navy to work

  • Raptors find new nest

    After flying over more than 3,200 miles of land, ocean, mountains and glaciers, six F-22A Raptors arrived here Tuesday from Langley Air Force Base, Va. Though it isn’t the first time the Raptors have flown over snow-capped mountains, it is the first time they have flown outside of the continental