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  • CSAF visits Guam, thanks Airmen who provide Pacific airpower

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and wife, Betty, thanked Airmen and discussed the importance of their mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region during a visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 21.
  • US conducts B-52 bomber overflight in South Korea after nuke test

    A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to a recent nuclear test by North Korea, according to a U.S. Pacific Command news release issued Jan. 9.
  • Into thin air: Liquid oxygen keeps pilots flying

    As an aircraft reaches a higher altitude, the air pressure decreases, sometimes leaving aircrews little air to breathe. When this happens, pilots and crew members are able to utilize the liquid oxygen provided by Airmen from the 36th Maintenance Squadron, thus enabling them to complete the mission.
  • US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop

    With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering donated goods via C-130 to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote and populated islands.
  • Airmen work hand-in-paw with four-legged wingmen

    The Andersen AFB kennels are one of the largest out of more than 70 facilities across the Air Force. While the military working dogs may remind many of the homebound pets of base housing, these trained workers are a force to be reckoned with at all times.
  • RED HORSE Airmen lend helping hand to homeless shelter in Guam

    RED HORSE Airmen are part of a uniquely trained unit that provides rapid response for quick airfield or facility repairs in remote areas. But Airmen assigned to 554th RED HORSE Squadron -- short for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers -- used their training in a different setting Sept. 26 as they helped the Guma San Jose Homeless Shelter in Dededo.
  • Andersen supports United Airlines during inclement weather landing

    Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, supported landing three United Airlines' aircraft that diverted to the base Aug. 15-16 due to low visibility caused by Tropical Storm Goni.
  • Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

    About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day.
  • TACPs control skies over Guam for joint training

    To practice their skills, tactical air control party Airmen assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, recently made the long journey to Guam to train with a variety of units from Joint Region Marianas.
  • Seeing double: 36th SFS twins defend Andersen together

    Airmen 1st Class Colby and Travis Wakefield, fraternal twins, are both 36th Security Forces Squadron entry controllers who serve and defend Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, together.
  • RED HORSE Airmen lend helping hands to Philippine community

    Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron helped complete a humanitarian assistance project July 30 in the Philippines in support of the State Partnership Program.
  • Dr. Chief inspires Airmen toward higher education

    For Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Parker, being a leader meant more than simply checking the minimum requirements. Since 2014, the 36th Mission Support Group superintendent has held a doctorate in business administration, summa cum laude, specializing in global operations of supply chain management -- making him part of only a handful of chief master sergeants to hold a Ph.D.
  • Blast from the past: Last M117 bomb dropped near Guam coast

    Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron -- with the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen -- dropped the final M117 air-dropped general purpose bomb in the Pacific Air Force's inventory June 26 on an uninhabited island off the coast of Guam.
  • Drink up: Airmen train to purify warfighter water

    At Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, specially trained Airmen are able to turn untested water into potable H2O.
  • Game changer: Airman gives back, grows as mentor to high school football team

    For almost a month now, Senior Airman Presley Griffith, a 36th Mobility Response Squadron executive assistant, spends three evenings per week coaching free preseason conditioning training for prospective high school football players at Guam High School.
  • Water, fuel systems maintainers work around clock to keep up flow

    Many may not know, but underneath every person's feet at Andersen Air Force Base lie unseen miles of pipeline.
  • USDA dogs sniff out snakes

    With the utilization of 17 active-detector dog teams, 3,400 traps and toxicants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture captured approximately 8,300 brown tree snakes on Guam last year.
  • Husband, wife tackle first deployment together, support bomber presence

    B-52H Stratofortress teams have been rotating to Andersen Air Force Base for the last 11 years to maintain the U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence (CBP). Hundreds of Airmen deploy every six months to support this mission that strengthens regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Among the team keeping B-52s up and running are two married Airmen serving here together.
  • US, Japan, Australia team up during air combat training

    Pilots from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian air force conducted large force employment (LFE) training here Feb. 19-27, as part of exercise Cope North 2015.
  • Natural disaster response improved at Cope North 15

    More than 300 service members from six countries joined together to conduct the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) portion of exercise Cope North 15 from Feb. 15 to 18, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and throughout the region of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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