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36th Operations Group Mission

Mission

Enable and employ airpower in support of theater operations.

Priorities

Define operational requirements
Enhance operational response
Empower Airmen to Succeed

Objectives

Identify all operational requirements Provide 24/7 support to theater operations Ensure Airmen have the tools and support to succeed.

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B-1B Mission Video

B-1B Mission Video


Cope North 2017 SERE Jungle Survival Training

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 KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135 Stratotanker


36th Operations Group News

  • 815th Flying Jennies deliver airlift ops in Cope North 20

    Broken bones, shards of glass and internal bleeding. When a school bus with no seatbelts rolls over, dozens are left injured, some with life-threatening injuries. The local hospital on a remote Pacific island isn’t equipped to handle the influx of critical patients this unforeseen tragedy has created. Fortunately, help is already on the way. That was the scenario the 815th Airlift Squadron, from the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., faced while leading airlift operations during exercise Cope North (CN20) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12-28, 2020.
  • Multinational medics, civilian first responders ‘save lives’ at exercise Cope North 20

    When lives are on the line, there is no margin for error – and for a group of multinational medics and first responders, their razor-thin life-saving operations were put to the test during a Cope North 20 joint, mass casualty (MASCAL) field training exercise on the islands of Rota and Guam, Feb. 20, 2020.
  • Cope North 20 Joint Forces exhibit aerial prowess

    On a hot flightline with multiple runways that stretch for a combined 22,000 feet long in the heart of the Western Pacific, more than 100 aircraft from the U.S. military, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) took to the Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands (CNMI) skies.
  • Breaking tradition: airborne sensor operator makes history

    Enclosed in a dimly lit aircraft soaring over the Pacific Ocean, a man intensively stares at images of aerial and maritime threats on his console display. While scanning the screen, he simultaneously details the most accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to mission crew leaders.
  • 18th AGRS replicates threats during Cope North 2020

    Twelve Soviet-style blue, black and forest flanker-themed F-16 Fighting Falcons took flight from a frigid 20-below-zero airfield in the Alaskan frontier to traverse the Pacific to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to unleash havoc during exercise Cope North 2020 (CN20), Feb 12-28.
  • Misawa F-16 pilots integrate with bombers, Koku Jieitai counterparts

    Six U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons integrated with two B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 13 Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) F-2s to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization training at Draughon Range near the coast of Misawa, Japan, Feb 3.
  • U.S., Japan and Australian forces kick off COPE NORTH 2020

    More than 100 aircraft will soar over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as U.S. forces, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) collaborates during exercise COPE NORTH, Feb. 12-28.
  • Operation Christmas Drop delivers critical supplies, holiday spirit

    Now in its 68th year, Operation Christmas Drop has not only served as the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 55 Micronesian islands like Woleia, but has also served as a coming together for elders and their communities on their respective islands across approximately 1.8 million square nautical miles throughout the Pacific.
  • Andersen AFB to host 68th annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The 68th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop is set to take to the Pacific skies, Dec. 9 hosted by the 36th Wing.
  • 205th EIS perform final radio installation for AFFSA replacement program

    The 205th Engineering and Installation Squadron (205th EIS) from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base (WRANGB), Oklahoma City, was tasked in 2016 with installing radio systems for the Air Force Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA), an agency whose mission encompasses the design and writing of basic flight regulations and flight rules, air traffic control and landing systems, and airfield management for the entire U.S. Air Force.
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What an exciting weather morning we had! The video below shows the thunderstorm outbreak that began right at sunrise. The forecast calls for continued unsettled weather with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through Saturday.
Hafa Adai, Team Andersen! Our weather radar is picking up very isolated, light rainshowers at this time off the coast of Guam. Partly to mostly cloudy skies will prevail throughout the afternoon during the base picnic. Our Mother's Day forecast is also looking bright and sunny so get out enjoy this beautiful weather.
“Stratus” update. Our forecast calls for scattered rainshowers tomorrow beginning during your morning commute and lasting through the night before clearing up again mid-morning Saturday. We’re keeping an eye out for a stray thunderstorm too as we experience a surge in moisture throughout the atmosphere tomorrow.
Rainshowers incoming! We should receive a good downpour tonight and more showers tomorrow as a tropical disturbance passes south of us. Slippery roads tonight and tomorrow... drive safe! Rip currents are also beginning to trend towards high risk levels.
Your Andersen Weather Team provided Weather to Prevail during COPE NORTH 18. Check out our tactical weather station we deployed to Tinian in support of the humanitarian assistance exercise at the 2:00 minute mark in the awesome video below!
Weather to Prevail!
Well team, it looks like Tropical Depression Two is staying true to its original forecast track. Don't you like that? We do! The latest forecast keeps this cyclone well to our south, but keep in mind that a high surf advisory is in effect here until 6pm Sunday evening. Be smart out there this weekend!
A Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert has been issued for an area of circulation taking shape approximately 500 nautical miles southeast of Andersen. Take a gander at the weather satellite imagery along with the initial forecast track. At this time, we're forecasting for winds to increase over the next 24 hours to a maximum sustained speed of 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and isolated showers to become scattered showers as this system progresses westward through the weekend. Stay tuned for updates!
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Hafa Adai! Micronesia is looking predominantly stable throughout the week however a midlatitude system was nice enough modify a notable high pressure over our region. Look for some additional moisture characteristics in the region capable of producing scattered clouds and intermittent light non-impactful showers throughout the day. Seas relatively benign as winds continue to dampen over the region as well.
Good morning, Team Andersen! National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory extending from now until 0600 on Saturday, January 06th. This advisory includes large north swells, producing hazardous surf and a high risk of rip currents along north facing reefs. The surf will be hazardous at 7-9ft, and may rise to 10ft at times. Avoid venturing near reef lines and exposed beaches, where rip currents will be most threatening. Remember to always bring a buddy and a flotation device!
Hafa adai, everyone! We're expecting a slight change to our lovely weather pattern over the next few days... a shear line will be drifting southward over Andersen tomorrow afternoon. Expect increased cloud cover and a slight dip in maximum temperatures through Sunday while this system slowly moves across Guam.
Oh the weather outside is... delightful!
Team Andersen (especially the children), we just gave Santa his flight weather brief... Christmas is a 'go'! We expect a few showers (rain not snow!) late tonight and early morning, but the majority of the day tomorrow will be dominated by sunshine! It looks like high pressure will continue to prevail through most of the week too. Magof Nochebuena!
Happy winter solstice, Team Andersen! Time flies when you're having fun, especially on the shortest day of the year! Your Christmas forecast is coming soon... we can't promise snow, but we may have plenty of sunshine!
Good morning, Team Andersen! Our forecasters are hard at work supporting Operation Christmas Drop. Santa, in his C-130s, has been able to exploit the beautiful weather in our region to deliver supplies to residents of many islands like Losap, Oneop, Ifalik, and Pulawatt. Andersen's forecast is also looking bright through the end of the week as we remain in a relatively calm weather pattern.
Hafa Adai! Team Andersen this weekend should prove to be warm and wet with a resurgence of the tropical convergence belt over the next 4 days. Tropical showers in the early AM hours on Saturday increasing in frequency through Sunday. Monday will cap off the effects of a developing Tropical Depression to our west as we see light rain (0.35") and cloud cover throughout the day. Winds will be a factor for remainder of the week from the SE at 15-20KTS. To our hikers this weekend stay prepared. Trails will remain wet with some more frequent tropical showers but there will also be clearing and plenty of sunshine mixed in making for tough, slippery, and humid hikes. Bring plenty of water and appropriate attire to keep yourselves protected from exposure Happy Holidays SSgt Anderson
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Good afternoon, Team Andersen! There's plenty of sunshine in the forecast this weekend. Our weather satellites are showing plenty of high pressure and dry air upstream of Guam. We're keeping the typical, isolated rainshowers in the forecast but expecting plenty of sunshine to enjoy the majority of the weekend.
What's better than a full moon on Halloween? Your Andersen Weather team doing their best waxing gibbous impression. Like our faces, you'll only see about a 79% moon illumination in tonight's sky! Not too bright, and will be perfectly complemented by partly cloudy skies. Be safe, and feel free to send us your best waxing gibbous impression! Happy Halloween, Andersen!