Andersen news

  • Explosive detonation to occur at Andersen AFB

    Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 19, 2021.
  • Andersen Airmen assist with Yona food distribution

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron participate in a COVID-19
  • Andersen continues COVID vaccine distribution

    At the recommendation of the FDA and CDC, the Department of Defense is immediately pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
  • AAFB serves as Diplomatic Hub to Indo-Pacific

    Service members assigned to Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam have partnered with the Department of State to bring COVID-19 relief to the Indo-Pacific over the last two months.
  • Andersen is a No-Drone Zone

    Abigail Schooley, a drone enthusiast, and James Trefurt, the chief of plans and programs for the 36th Security Forces discuss the joys of drone flying and also the precautions to take while flying on Guam, April 8, 2021.
  • 330 Navy civilian employees transfer to the Air Force

    Approximately 330 full-time civilian employees currently assigned to support Andersen AFB will administratively transfer from the Navy to the Air Force April 11, 2021.
  • Andersen extends Patriot Express flights

    Patriot Express flights to Andersen AFB have been extended for an additional year. The flight service initially started as a six-month test period, but was extended 12 months due to COVID-19 impacts to ridership. U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command validated the mission and it will now be programmed into next year’s budget, meaning it will continue until 2022 when it will undergo annual re-evaluation. All flights are evaluated annually to measure necessity and cost effectiveness for the American tax payer.
  • AFSA Chapter 1560 donates to The Salvation Army Guam Corps

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base’s Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1560 donate essential items at The Salvation Army Guam Corps headquarters in Barrigada, Guam, April 8, 2021. The AFSA members garnered more than 1,800 items through donation drives during the month of March, which totaled to $10,000 in assistance for The Salvation Army.
  • U.S. Air Force Rolls Out New Mission Statement

    PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations. The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to facing emerging competitors and near-peer adversaries, according to service leaders.
  • 36th CRG Conducts Contingency Exercise on Wake Island

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington, and the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen AFB, Guam conduct an exercise on Wake Island, Western Pacific, April 2, 2021. Upon arrival, the 36th CRG created a security perimeter, conducted first-aid training and established a bare base.