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  • 70th Annual Operation Christmas Drop kicks off Dec. 6 in Guam

    U.S. and partner nation Airmen are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian assistance training mission out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, beginning Dec. 6, 2021. Operation Christmas Drop, or OCD, is an annual U.S. Air Force tradition of packaging and

  • 33rd RQS, Marines, JSDF participate in RIDEX

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron, Marines, and the Japan Self-Defense Force participated in Remote Island Disaster Exercise 2021. This is the first time JSDF invited U.S. forces to participate in RIDEX. This collaboration demonstrates the future of evolving capabilities as a bilateral team to support

  • CATM hosts heavy weapons training

    Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron were trained on heavy weapon operations at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This training was to familiarize Airmen with heavy weapon platforms including the M249 light machine gun, M240B machine gun, and M203 grenade launcher to ensure safe and

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • Hurlburt Field Airmen support Navy Large Scale Exercise 21

    U.S. Airmen from the 505th Combat Training Squadron and the 505th Communications Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., are supporting the U.S. Navy Large Scale Exercise 21 – the biggest U.S. Navy exercise in a generation, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday, July 28 - August 16.

  • Postal charter plane keeps Okinawa mail on-time

    Airmen from 18th LRS ground transportation, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, Pacific Air Forces Air Postal Squadron Detachment 3, and Camp Kinser Marines worked with each other to effectively deliver mail to Okinawan residents using a new process. This shipment was one of the largest single shipments of

  • Fitting a mold not designed for me

    After intense 60-minute gym workouts, I typically return to my dorm room to judge myself. Grabbing at what little fat lingers on my stomach, overanalyzing if I’ll ever look good enough. The thought of being physically vulnerable quickly forces me to put a shirt on. Have you ever looked in the mirror

  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry,

  • 25th ASOS demonstrates JADC2 capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, visited the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) at Wheeler Army Airfield. Hawaii, April 23.