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  • 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.
  • Andersen Answers RAAF Call for Support

    Earlier this month the United States Air Force 36th Contingency Response Squadron sent two cargo load teams to Royal Air Force Base East Sale, Australia, to move supplies in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 2019-20.
  • 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.
  • US, Japanese, Australian forces train together during Pacific Defender 20-1

    Approximately 60 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force), and Royal Australian Air Force security forces personnel participated in Pacific Defender 20-1 at the Pacific Regional Training Center near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9-14.
  • 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.
  • Nuclear forces simultaneous operations demonstrate global strike capabilities

    February got off to a busy start for Air Force Global Strike Command, with a Bomber Task Force
  • 36th Medical Group Airman among Air Force Medical Service 2019 Award Winners

    An Airman from the 36th Medical Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, was among the 2019 Air Force Medical Service annual award winners announced Feb. 7, 2020.
  • Guam National Guard supports America’s National Defense Strategy

    Guam National Guard members make vital contributions to the Joint Force team executing the nation’s
  • Commander Task Force-72 Wraps Up Sea Dragon 2020

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The U.S. Navy and its maritime partners concluded operations for
  • US, Japan bomber-fighter integration showcases alliance, global power projection

    U.S. Air Force aircraft from the Pacific theater and the continental United States integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization training near Japan Feb. 3.
  • Andersen hosts largest class for exercise Silver Flag

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Larry Washington, 554th Red Horse Squadron engineering specialist,
  • U.S. Navy’s Triton Unmanned Aircraft System Arrives in 7th Fleet

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have arrived in
  • COPE North 2020 slated for February

    The United States, Japan and Australia are scheduled to participate in COPE North 2020 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12-28, 2020.
  • Aggressors say goodbye Hawaii, hello Guam

    The 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) are leaving Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii after participating in Sentry Aloha 20-1 Jan. 8-22, 2020.
  • CTF-72 Participates in Sea Dragon Exercise

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM - The U.S. Navy and its maritime partners kicked off operations for
  • VP-45 Crew Locates Missing Mariner in Pacific

    PACIFIC OCEAN- The crew of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 located a missing
  • Stop by AFE before flight

    69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment Airmen pose for a photo at Andersen Air
  • Andersen Air Force Base holds largest Joint Aircraft Fire Training

    Tech. Sgt. Jordan Salas, a fire training NCO in charge, assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer
  • Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Force

    Today the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.
  • Patriot Express to begin routine flights to and from Andersen Air Force Base

    The Patriot Express (PE) will start flying passengers between Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a recurring basis this Spring.
  • Around the Air Force: Space Force, AF Housing, Operation Christmas Drop

    Today's look Around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett on the Space Force and housing issues as well as information on this year's Operation Christmas Drop. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Greg Cerny)
  • 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.
  • Bundles are packed, rigged and ready to roll

    Service members from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai), Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), and volunteers from the local community came together for a day of bundle building during Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2019.
  • OCD 2019 is here and Santa’s C-130s are ready to fly

    As the seasons change, December often times leads to trees without leaves, snow, and frigid air signaling what is the holiday season. For the island of Guam and many others scattered throughout the Pacific, the holiday season is marked not by the arrival of the more traditional winter, but that of the arrival of C-130s in the sky.
  • Singapore Air Force to establish permanent fighter training detachment at Andersen

    Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and Singapore Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen met on the sidelines of the Reagan National Defense Forum where they discussed a range of issues on the bilateral defense relationship. They affirmed the importance of continuing to enhance our defense partnership following the renewal of the U.S.-Singapore Memorandum of Understanding by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee in September. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the regional access Singapore provides to U.S. forces, and both sides looked forward to further collaboration on U.S. force posture requirements. The Secretary and Minister also discussed regional security challenges and the importance of ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific. 
  • Indo-Pacific partners join Pacific Air Forces for 68th year delivering humanitarian aid to 20,000 people across 56 islands

    U.S. and partner Airmen in Guam are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian mission beginning Dec. 10.
  • Andersen to begin base access pre-registration for eligible veterans and caregivers

    The Andersen AFB Visitor Control Center located at the main gate has begun pre-registering eligible veterans and caregivers for base access privileges as part of the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.
  • Hawaii National Guard in Guam for Vigilant Guard 2020 exercise

    The Hawaii National Guard participated in the final Vigilant Guard disaster response exercise of the year in Guam in late November.
  • B-52s complete 19.5-hour mission, live-fire training with Army in Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircrews participated in live-fire training operations with the U.S. Army over the Pohakuloa Training Area, located on the big island of Hawaii November 15 and 18.
  • Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test

    Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no.
  • 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.
  • Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop

    More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across the Eleventh Air Force attended a two-day workshop centered around group discussions of best practices and strategies focused on resiliency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 and 7, 2019.
  • Guam celebrates Veterans Day

    Members of the U.S. Joint Color Guard stand in formation prior to the start of the Veterans Day
  • Andersen AFB to conduct installation exercise November 19-20

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Installation Wide Exercise Nov. 19 and 20th, 2019. This exercise satisfies an annual requirement in accordance with Air Force Installation Exercise Requirements. Expect traffic delays and temporary gate closures.
  • Andersen Conducts Fuel Spill Exercise

    The 36th Wing Inspector General team conducted a fuel spill exercise at the split of Arc Light Boulevard and Carolines Avenue here on Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Reserve-Reserve-Reserve-Guard

    The Island of Guam is known for its spacious beaches, snorkeling, its hospitality and rich culture: what most travelers are looking for. What most people don’t know is that Guam is extremely patriotic. So much so that one if every four citizens of Guam will most likely serve in the armed forces in either Active Duty status, the reserves or the National Guard.
  • Powering the Fight

    “Our shop doesn’t only support the flightline, we support everything from a power outage on base housing to the Air conditioning in the Dog Kennels.”
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group Awards

    Members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing maintenance group recently returned from deployments to Andersen Air Force base, Guam and Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, with 54 total earned Air Force Achievement and Commendation medals.
  • Tough as Lightning

    Capt. Jacob Stawski, now 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer, said he would never forget his first flight.
  • Global Hawk redeploys from Yokota Air Base to Andersen Air Force Base

    Pacific Air Forces redeployed a squadron of 319th Reconnaissance Wing Global Hawk RQ-4s from Yokota
  • Embedded Resiliency: Chaplain serves the CRG

    In today’s Air Force, resiliency is everything. Here at Andersen AFB, the Contingency Response Group
  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Andersen AFB

    The Combined Federal Campaign launched its 2019 campaign on 4 October 2019, inviting federal employees and retirees to give to participating charities. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government.
  • Andersen's Dynamic Duo

    The young boy was on his way to a unit potluck, and he wondered what new information he would learn
  • The Guiding Voice

    The air traffic control tower, a sentry for Andersen’s flightline, sits in the golden glow of the
  • Andersen’s air advisors play vital role in Pacific unity

    The 36th Contingency Response Group is very active in multilateral exercises, disaster responses and
  • Team Andersen remembers 9/11

    Members of Team Andersen attend a September 11 memorial ceremony on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 11, 2019. Today marks the 18th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department hosted a memorial ceremony followed by a memorial stair climb event to honor all the fallen first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)
  • Andersen’s Defenses Keeping with the Times

    In an effort to increase the lethality of the warfighter, the Air Force announced earlier this year
  • Andersen’s B-52 assists in search and rescue

    The 69th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, along with the U.S.
  • Team Andersen places at (CNIC) Culinary Competition

    Staff Sgt. Cherise Hood (left), Staff Sgt. Joshua Parnell (middle) and Senior Airman Alyssa Ross (right), assigned to the 36th Force Support Squadron, represented Joint Region Marianas at the Tenth Annual Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Culinary Competition July 25, 2019 at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. The culinary competition consisted of twelve teams of three chefs that were declared as the best of their Navy region. The trio ultimately snatched second place for overall performance and took home third place in the culinary competition. Their winnings included three fine-dining cookbooks, a garnishing kit, a knife set and 24 education hours from the American Culinary Federation. (courtesy photo)
  • 24/7 support, 24/7 response

    With a 185 foot-wide-B-52 Stratofortress in front of him and a star-filled sky above, Senior Airman
  • Team Andersen change of command season 2019

    Team Andersen finish change of command season July 23, 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. With the permanent change of station season coming to an end, we say farewell to all our outgoing commanders, and welcome to our incoming commanders.
  • Andersen's beach ensures health of endangered turtles

    “Only about 1 in 1000 baby turtles are expected to make it to adulthood due to dangerous circumstances and currently the number might be even smaller.” Josefa Munoz, University of Guam Sea Grant’s resident sea turtle biologist spent her morning monitoring and in some cases, rescuing the babies of the endangered Green Sea Turtle on Andersen Air Force Base. The Sea Grant team consists of Josefa Muñoz and Leilani Sablan of the University of Guam. The focus of the monitoring and excavating is to estimate the number of turtle eggs that successfully made it to the safety of the water and determine hatching success. Monitoring the nesting and hatching of endangered turtles helps ensure the continued health of their species and lets team Andersen act as good stewards of Guam’s many natural resources.
  • Singaporean Airmen complete deployment to Guam

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force completed its training deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on July 15, after deploying six F-16 fighters, one G550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft and approximately 150 personnel June 13.
  • Andersen partakes in Guam’s 75th Liberation Day

    Team Andersen, along with service members from all the other branches of the U.S. military, joined
  • Andersen remembers the Six

    Leadership from Andersen Air Force base and Naval Base Guam along with service members assigned to Guam attends the RAIDR 21 memorial to commemorate the six fallen Airmen who passed away during a flyover for Guam's Liberation Day in 2008.
  • B-52s rotate in the Indo-Pacific

    B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, park on a flightline July 12, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. A new rotation of aircrews, maintenance personnel and aircraft assigned to the 69th EBS arrived on Guam to replace the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission. Since March 2004, Andersen has hosted the bomber mission designed to enhance regional security and provide reassurance to allies and partners the United States is capable of defending its national security interests in the Indo-Pacific region. The Airmen arriving from the 69th EBS will be on Guam to conduct CBP operations and training.
  • 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
  • GVB teams up with DPW and military volunteers for Median Improvement Project

    The Guam Visitors Bureau has teamed up with the Department of Public Works and volunteers from the Andersen Air Force Base Sister Village Program to water blast and paint medians as part of efforts to beautify and improve traffic safety in Tumon.
  • CNMI signs $21.9M 40 year lease with US DOD

    The Commonwealth Ports Authority, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands government and the U.S. Department of Defense finalized and signed a 40-year lease agreement worth $21.9 million for the U.S. Air Force’s divert airfield May 3, 2019.
  • Saipan native returns home, supports typhoon exercise

    Being stationed overseas in a foreign country is quite an adventure, but for some Airmen, home is always where the heart is. This phenomenon can be especially understandable when growing up on a small tropical island. Senior Airman Mark Abrihan, was born and raised in Saipan, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • DOD Official: Updated Transgender Policy Based on Treating All With Dignity

    Updates to the Defense Department’s transgender policy now take effect, and defense officials stressed the policy is anchored in the core value of treating all service members with dignity and respect.
  • Andersen Air Force Base drinking water continues to be safe

    Andersen AFB used Pool Time chlorination tabs to sanitize a half million gallon drinking water tank that serviced the facilities on North West Field; however, Guam Environmental Protection Agency classifies Pool Time chlorination tabs a pesticide and when this became known, the use of these tabs was immediately ceased. Although Andersen Air Force Base received the notices of violation for the Northwest Field water tank, at no time was the water deemed unsafe to drink, and both Guam EPA and Andersen Air Force Base concluded that it is very unlikely that the use of the Pool Time chlorination tabs resulted in any adverse health effects.
  • 23rd EBS brings bomber support to Diamond Shield 2019

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Diamond Shield 2019 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, March 18, 2019.
  • COPE North 19 Alliance demonstrates combat airpower

    Aircraft from the U.S., Australia and Japan participate in a COPE North 2019 airpower demonstration near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 6, 2019. CN19 is a long-standing, multilateral exercise designed to enhance air operations amongst partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations, as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines and Sailors participated alongside approximately 800 Royal Australian air force and Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) members during the exercise.
  • Cope North 2019 Week 2: Weathering the storm, strengthening alliances

    Within 24-hours after Super Typhoon Wutip passed, COPE North forces resumed executing rapid response capabilities by establishing a bare base and contingency runway on Tinian, a small island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.
  • Avalon 2019 comes to an end

    The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest event, the 2019 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (AVALON 19), concluded at Geelong, Victoria, Australia, March 3, 2019. Approximately 130 U.S. military personnel and aircraft participated in AVALON 19 to strengthen military-to-military ties with Australian allies while enhancing relationships with partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • POTUS visits JBER

    “The men and women who serve at JBER share one vital mission, to serve in our country’s last frontier as America’s first line of defense,” the President said. President Donald Trump speaks with service members at JBER, Feb. 28, 2019.
  • Cope North 2019: Allied Aeromedical Evacuations

    After a short pause caused by record-breaking super typhoon Wutip, the United States, Australia, and Japan were right back to business for Cope North 2019. The second week of the exercise had the three allied nations working together on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and its neighboring islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Despite the typhoon-caused delay, they were able to quickly establish a bare base and open a contingency runway in response to simulated disasters and emergencies. On Feb. 27, service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. The activities, which called for medical care under duress, included the use of aircraft from Andersen AFB, to include MH-60 helicopters from the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, as well as C-130Hs from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
  • COPE North Airmen demonstrate agility during Typhoon Wutip evacuation

    COPE North 2019 paused Feb. 22 as a precautionary measure due to hazardous conditions and potentially damaging winds caused by Typhoon Wutip.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19.
  • B-52s lead joint training across Hawaiian Islands

    Air and ground force elements came together across the Hawaiian Islands this week to jointly participate in close air support (CAS) training with U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • New civic leaders inducted into the Air Force

    More than 40 Air Force civic leaders visited Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-31, for a civic leader conference with the Air Force’s most senior leaders.
  • Forward Deployed: Andersen Airmen project airpower from Diego Garcia

    The diverse mission of the 36th Wing can be boiled down to a single concept: Project airpower across the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Mission complete: Spirits return to Missouri after BTF rotation

    Three B-2 Spirit bombers and approximately 150 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, departed after completing their deployment supporting U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission here Jan. 31, 2019.
  • B-52s rotate in the Indo-Pacific

    A B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota, sits on the flightline at Andersen AFB, Guam, Jan. 15, 2019. The bombers from Minot will assume responsibility for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)
  • The 736th SFS Live, Eat and Breath “Defensor Fortis" (Defenders of the Force)

    The dictionary defines the word Defender as a person who defends someone or something. No coincidence security force members throughout the Air Force use this moniker. Defender is well-suited; however, one word does not speak to their flexibility, warrior ethos or enormous responsibility.
  • Guam’s 734th Air Mobility Squadron helps ‘Santa’

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam was the center of “Santa’s”
  • ‘Santa’s helpers’ bring Christmas to Micronesian islands

    The holiday season is upon us with the sounds of festive music, the hustle and bustle of shopping, and the wrapping of gifts to be placed under the tree. At night children dream of a visit from Santa Claus, and everything the holiday season brings. It’s a little different, however, for those living in the far reaches of the Pacific. For 56 Micronesian islands, it’s not the sounds of reindeer or Santa’s sleigh children listen for, but the sounds of military cargo aircraft flying overhead.
  • COMPACAF engages with Andersen Airmen

    Brown’s visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, allowed him to familiarize himself with 36th Wing’s mission and role in promoting peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
  • U.S., Australian air forces advance combined capabilities at Darwin

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers and approximately 50 Airmen, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, concluded a combined exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, Dec. 9, 2018, in support of exercise Lightning Focus.
  • Around the Air Force: Bobsled Airmen / Operation Christmas Drop

    On this look Around the Air Force F-35 Lighting IIs may move to Tyndall Air Force Base, Airmen deliver supplies during Operation Christmas Drop, and two Airmen compete for spots on the USA bobsled team. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.
  • U.S. Indo-Pacific Forces Participate in Annual Operation Christmas Drop

    Santa 21 returned to the “north pole” of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam after delivering three
  • Operation Christmas Drop Commemorated With Push Ceremony

    Service members and civilians gathered to witness the ceremonial pushing of a box filled with humanitarian goods into a C-130 during the Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Dec. 10.
  • 374th AMXS, The Airmen Behind OCD

    Twenty-five tons of critical supplies airdropped to 56 Micronesian islands impacting more than
  • PACAF Airmen, B-52s arrive in Australia for combined training

    U.S. Pacific Air Forces deployed aircrew, support Airmen and two B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin to conduct combined exercises and training with their Australian counterparts Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, 2018.
  • 36th CRG brings relief, inspiration after devastation

    On Oct. 25, Daverrick Camacho, a firefighter from Saipan, woke-up to a nightmare turned reality. Everything he worked toward was wiped off the face of the earth. The place he called home and held family gatherings was nothing more than darkly twisted debris, scattered across the front lawn.
  • 36th CRG Continues Super Typhoon Yutu Recovery Efforts In Tinian

    Heat rises off the asphalt as the tires to a transport aircraft land on the grey surface. The propellers slice through the air as Tech. Sgt. Jedadiah Hutt, assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG), from Fort Collins, Colo., uses his hands to guide the plane to a halt. The cargo door rises as a 10K adverse terrain forklift approaches. Inside, the forks reach underneath a pallet and lift it off the deck. As the forklift reverses from the plane, a pallet holding reinforced plastic sheeting is revealed during recovery operations on Nov. 17.
  • Andersen AFB to host 67th annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The 67th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop is set to take to the Pacific skies, Dec. 10 hosted by the 36th Wing.
  • Vice President Pence visits Andersen AFB

    Vice President of the United States Michael Pence and his wife Karen visited service members and their families Nov. 18, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Deployed Airman Found Unresponsive

    An Airman deployed to Andersen Air Force Base was found unresponsive near Tumon Bay on Nov. 06 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
  • Team Andersen celebrates Red Ribbon week; “life is your journey, travel drug-free”

    Team Andersen celebrated the annual National Red Ribbon week Oct. 23 to 31, 2018.
  • Andersen returns to TCCOR 4, mission essential personnel only

    Team Andersen, As of 10:00 a.m., Oct. 25, Andersen AFB is in TCCOR 4, Mission Essential Only.
  • US bolsters Indonesian partnership by extending troops' stay

    U.S. Air Force members assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan have extended their mission to support USAID’s humanitarian response to help people affected by the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami.
  • Guam ‘Port Dawgs’ refine combat skills

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Air Force Reserve air transportation specialists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron in Guam participated in the Fieldcraft Hostile Course Sept. 17-28 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • MHS Nurse Advice Line is only a call or click away

    As of April 1, 2018 the MHS Nurse Advice Line expanded to include additional health care support services. The advice line is available by phone, web chat or video chat to beneficiaries who are anywhere in the world with a military treatment facility – including Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South Korea, and Japan.
  • Base Exercise November 5-8

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise from Nov. 5th to the 8th. This exercise satisfies an annual requirement in accordance with Air Force Installation Mission Assurance Exercise Requirements to maintain operational readiness and is not focused on any specific threat.
  • U.S. and Japan Self Defense Force Kick off Exercise Keen Sword

    Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) will conduct exercise Keen Sword
  • U.S. and Indonesian relief efforts provide hope, future

    U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sent three C-130J Super Hercules and aircrew from Yokota Air Base, Japan, and nearly 30 members from the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support USAID’s humanitarian assistance efforts in Indonesia Oct 5.
  • Guam’s HSC-25 Island Knights Welcome New Commanding Officer

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Oct. 5, 2018) – Cmdr. Frank Loforti relieved Cmdr. William “Easy” Eastham as commanding officer of Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five, during a change of command ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base Oct. 5.
  • Joint Task Force Introduces New Shallow-water Mine Capability during Valiant Shield

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Valiant Shield kicked off its seventh field training exercise,
  • B-52 conducts mission with Koku Jieitai, showcases interoperability

    A B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) while conducting a routine training mission in the East China Sea and Sea of Japan Sep. 26, 2018 (HST).
  • B-52 conduct missions over the South China Sea, Indian Ocean

    B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft conducted operations in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean on Sept. 23 and Sept. 25, 2018 (HST).
  • Indo-Pacom Wraps Up Valiant Shield 2018

    U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command wrapped up exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018, Sept. 23rd, around the Marianas Island Range Complex as well as on Guam.
  • Marine Aircraft Group 12 cleans Agat beach where Marines landed 74 years ago

    U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 cleaned up Agat beach during exercise Valiant Shield 18 September 17.
  • B-2s Conduct Training Missions Out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam-Hawaii

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits took off from Joint Base
  • Andersen AFB to stand up emergency shelters

    Emergency Shelter locations are as follows: - PRIMARY: Fitness Center, Phone: 366-6100 (Bldg 25045). Map attached. - SECONDARY: Youth Center, Phone: 366-3492/3490 (Bldg 1622). Map attached. - Both shelter locations will open at noon 10 Sep and close at TCCOR 1E. - Both shelter locations will reopen at TCCOR 1R.
  • Guam in COR 1

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo places Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1. COR1 means destructive winds are possible within the next 12 hours.
  • TYPHOON MANGKHUT UPDATE: Guam in COR 2

    Guam is now in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2. Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, Commander, Joint Region Marianas have placed the island and military installations, respectively, in COR 2 as of 7 p.m.
  • Tropical Storm Update: Governor Declares Guam in COR 3; Residents Urged to Continue to Prepare

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, placed Guam and the military bases, respectively, in Condition of Readiness (COR) 3 at 7 p.m. (ChST) this evening. COR 3 means damaging winds of 39-57 mph are expected within 48 hours. The tropical storm will continue its westward track and is expected to intensify, possibly becoming a Category 4 typhoon by the time it reaches Guam, with Tuesday 11 a.m. being its anticipated closest point of approach (CPA). It is important to still prepare for the worst-case-scenario of a Category 5 typhoon.
  • COR 4 Destructive winds possible within 72 hours

    The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor a Tropical Depression that is expected to become a typhoon by the time it makes its closest point of approach to Guam by late Tuesday evening, early Wednesday.
  • Shadow Patrol

    A full moon coats the stark-black sky. Sensory noise from in and out of the yornebush speaks to the primeval forest at Northwest Field, the backyard of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. It is past midnight: the hour of the wolf. Feral and noxious noises generating from the foliage signal the fauna that populates the jungle out here. Although they’re obscured by dense foliage and intermittently clouded skies, the wildlife out at Northwest field makes noise without ceasing. A diverse set of species including the Philippine deer, wild boars, brown-tree snakes, banana spiders, packs of feral canines, butterflies, and other vertebrates and spineless beasts vocalize their selves in the jungle, disturbing the quiet night. However, this orchestra of non-predatory animals attracts a predator of a very distinct sort to Northwest Field: poachers.
  • Stratotankers, Fueling the fight from above

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Since the first aircraft was flown in 1903, the daring have charged toward maximizing the time an aircraft can remain flying. The greatest challenge being a limited amount of on-board fuel supply.
  • Sequenced bomber missions to Australia showcase alliance

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two sequential bilateral training missions to Australia as part of exercise Pitch Black 18.
  • Historic Summit Revitalizes Airman

    Several Airmen across the world were selected to assist in the historical moment of the first ever meeting between President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un at Singapore June 12, 2018, including two Airmen from the 36th Mobility Response Squadron (MRS) here at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam. For Airman 1st Class Skyler Harding, a 36th Mobility Response Squadron aerial transportation technician, from small town Grants Pass, Oregon, the summit revitalized his decision on joining the United States Air Force (USAF).
  • No longer forgotten: U.S. service members, Japanese dignitaries, Chamorros observe Chaguian Massacre Memorial in Yigo

    Military members around Guam took part in the Chaguian massacre memorial August 8, 2018, in Yigo.
  • 36th Contingency Response Group, Indian Air Force strengthen partnership and Interoperability

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – U.S. and Indian Air Force Airmen completed a Security Forces Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) July 23- 28, 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • U.S. Air Force B-52s train with U.S. Navy P-8s in East China Sea

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron (EBS), participated in a joint training mission with two U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 and VP-4, in the vicinity of Japan over the East China Sea Aug. 1, 2018.
  • US, Japan bomber-fighter integration training showcases strength of alliance

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, participated in a routine bilateral training mission July 26, 2018.
  • Pitch Black to take off in Australia

    U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps forces are scheduled to participate alongside 16 partner and allied nations in the Royal Australian Air Force’s Pitch Black exercise from July 27-August 17 in Northern Australia.
  • Andersen bids farewell to 20th EBS, 96th assumes CBP mission

    The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) from Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., assumed
  • Around the Air Force: July 3

    On this look around the Air Force, A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam, an Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic, the Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.
  • Delayed reporting authorized for Andersen AFB

    Delayed reporting has been authorized for all non-mission essential Andersen AFB personnel July 5, 2018. The adjusted report time is now 10:00 a.m. All mission essential personnel should report at normal times. Base personnel are advised to contact their chain of command for more details.
  • Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Guam and Rota; Take Necessary Precautions

    At 8 a.m., the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Guam and Rota as a tropical depression forms south-southeast of Guam.
  • Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Guam

    At 2 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, issued an updated advisory for Tropical Depression 10W, which is intensifying slowly. A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are expected within 24 hours.
  • 20th EBS Aid in Rescue off Coast of Guam

    The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., and deployed to Andersen AFB here were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
  • USAF, RAAF integrate over Queensland

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber integrated with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) during a routine Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission over south-east Queensland, Australia, June, 19, 2018.
  • Andersen officials release 2017 Drinking Water Quality Report

    Andersen Air Force Base's drinking water is safe to drink and is in compliance with all federal and
  • B-1B fleet resumes flight operations

    Air Force Global Strike Command will resume B-1B flight operations this week, following the directed safety stand-down June 7th.
  • Reservists ensure Guard Airmen medically ready

    Total force integration was put into practice here recently when Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 624th Aerospace Medicine Flight helped Air National Guard Airmen from the 254th Air Base Group meet medical requirements. Guardsmen and Reservists in Guam have built a successful relationship by working together when other resources aren’t available during weekend duty to meet Airmen’s needs.
  • We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas— Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering
  • Alcohol’s insidious nature: Getting help empowers your career

    Alcohol abuse has a deceptively gradual onset that can slowly affect family, friends and work. Knowing the signs and getting help early are key to beating alcohol abuse.
  • Team Andersen welcomes Brig. Gen. Boswell as new commander

    The 36th Wing bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Cox, and welcomed Brig. Gen. Gentry W. Boswell during a change of command ceremony June 8.
  • GHS/OCD, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, June 5, starting at 3:15 p.m.
  • ‘Port Dawgs’ in Guam welcome new commander

    Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 44th Aerial Port Squadron here welcomed a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony June 2. Lt. Col. Carla Lugo, who is from Flagstaff, Arizona, and has more than 23 years of military experience, took command of the 44th APS, where the Air Force Reserve’s day begins.
  • RQ-4 Global Hawks arrive at Misawa AB

    The U.S. Air Force deployed a squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawks, June 1, 2018, intra-theater to Misawa Air Base, Japan from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in order to maintain theater-wide Global Hawk operations through the Summer and Fall.
  • BEEliners enable AE mission

    It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flight line normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States. The lull does not last long.
  • Answering the call, Andersen’s 2018 Military Vanguard award winner

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The fight-or-flight response enables humans to respond quickly to a wide variety of stressful, life-threatening situations but not everybody responds the same.
  • HSC-25 Honored with Meritious Achievement for SAR Support

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 was recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for exemplary search and rescue support over a three-year span in a ceremony held on May 23.
  • Team Andersen celebrates Police Week 2018 with local community on Guam

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Air Force security forces and off-base law enforcement officers came together May 14 through 18 to celebrate National Police Week 2018.
  • Trial by fire: Enlisted pilot safely lands Global Hawk despite in-flight emergency

    Another aircraft extends its landing gear and slows for touch down. From the outside, everything seems as though it is going according to plan. Sometimes though appearances can be deceiving.
  • Andersen updates recreational hunting program

    The Andersen Recreational Hunting Program is the safest hunting environment on Guam. The current hunting program on base is archery only (no firearms), with knowledgeable and experienced hunters supervising hunting as Volunteer Conservation Officers (VCOs). Recreational hunters may hunt all day on weekends, or join trained VCOs after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, by appointment.. The Hunter Safety Center, located in the trailer just inside the Northwest Field gate, is manned all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Summary Court Office Announcement: Staff Sgt. Desmond A. Hanley

    Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Desmond A. Hanley should contact 2nd
  • B-52 train alongside RAAF in Northern Territory, Australia

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber participated in a bilateral training mission as part of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) exercise ARNHEM THUNDER, May 10, 2018.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform, and Airmen can purchase OCPs at Army and Air Force Exchange Services at the following locations: Aviano Air Base, Charleston Air Force Base, Shaw Air Force Base, and MacDill Air Force Base. These initial locations will allow uniform manufacturers to produce additional stocks for other locations, eventually outfitting the total force in the coming months.
  • Reservist families, children learn about military life

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here introduced military families and children to what it’s like to be an Airmen during Operation Inafa’ Maolek at Andersen Air Force Base, May 5. Families were able to participate during a playful version of military activities that included readiness, an equipment demonstration, fitness preparation and interaction with unit members.
  • New medical clinic opens on Northwest Field to bring trusted care, anywhere

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - In an effort to better serve members of Team Andersen, the 36th Medical Group opened a new satellite medical clinic on Northwest Field, Guam.
  • B-52H bombers conduct training missions over Alaska, Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, participated in two Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) missions over Alaska and Hawaii, May 1 and May 4, 2018.
  • Air Force Inspector General visits Andersen investigators, emergency managers

    Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris, the inspector general of the Air Force, visited Andersen Air force Base, Guam, May 3, during a tour of bases in the Indo-Pacific region. Airmen briefed General Harris on the many unique missions operating from Andersen AFB, from supporting bomber and Global Hawk operations, to the contingency response group.
  • Medical Group to stand up Patient and Family Advisory Council

    The 36th Medical Group (36 MDG) is among a growing number of health care facilities that is committed to planning, designing and delivering patient and family-centered care. Our goal is to listen to our patients and their families, our customers, and include them as partners in helping us provide the highest quality of care.
  • Summary Court Office Announcement: Staff Sgt. Desmond A. Hanley

    ATTN ALL PERSONNEL: Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Cox, 36th Wing commander, regretfully announces the death of Staff Sgt. Desmond A. Hanley, 36th Mobility Response Squadron. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Desmond A. Hanley should contact 2nd Lt, Carlos A. Huesca, 644th Combat Communications Squadron summary courts Officer, at 362-6165.
  • International partners conclude airfield damage repair, response exercise Silver Flag 18-1

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – After a grueling week of training, Airmen of the Royal Australian Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force and U.S. Air Force, concluded exercise Silver Flag April 25, at Andersen Air Force Base.
  • Team Andersen completes Joint Casualty Evacuation training on Guam

    Team Andersen recently completed a Joint Casualty Evacuation training event at Andersen
  • Silver Flag: The Boomerang of Ideas, Culture

    In the moments after the graduation of the first Silver Flag Training of 2018, a member of the Royal Australian Air Force calls to gather a clutch of Airmen from the United States of America, Singapore, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. The Aussie picks up a deliberately shaped wooden tool, balances two coins on it, and then tosses the coins into the air. The exercise may have ended, but for the Pacific-based Airmen taking part in Silver Flag at Andersen Air Base, Guam, the exchange of culture and ideas keeps going.
  • Andersen Airman Identified

    An Airman who was pronounced dead April 29, 2018, has been identified as Staff Sgt. Desmond Hanley, assigned to the 36th Mobility Response Squadron here.
  • Air Force civic leaders visit Andersen Airmen, receive introduction to mission

    More than 20 select civic leaders accompanied Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Air Force operations on Guam, April 27-28.
  • Air Force ramps up flying ICU teams

    When the U.S. military needs to transport critically injured patients by air, it calls on Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. The Air Force is increasing CCATT capabilities to meet the needs of the warfighter.
  • AF surgeon general, medical enlisted chief visit Andersen

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, the U.S. Air Force surgeon general, completed his first visit to Andersen Air Force Base on April 17.
  • Andersen Airman found unresponsive

    An Airman assigned to Andersen Air Force Base was found unresponsive and pronounced dead April 29.
  • Guam Trip Tip: Ritidian refuge offers access to nature, Chamorro cultural sights

    A short drive from Andersen AFB’s main gate, unbeknownst to many members of Team Andersen, lies one of Guam’s most hidden gems.
  • Standing united for April Awareness: Keeping Guam community safe for children, families

    To commemorate April as Month of the Military child and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the
  • Joint communications training: Soldiers, Airmen make the connection

    The ability to communicate with other people regardless of where someone might find themselves is increasingly a part of everyday life. What is less visible to the casual observer is the ever expanding networks of wired and wireless connections that lay the foundation for the near instantaneous communication that is enjoyed today.
  • Sprinting into a healthier future

    The physical fitness of our service members is paramount to the ability of the Department of Defense
  • U.S., Australian forces conclude Enhanced Air Cooperation exercise

    DARWIN, Australia -- Cruising at altitude, hidden from sight by distance, Air Force bomber crews
  • See Something, Say Something: Security is everyone's responsibility

    It is the responsibility of all base personnel to contribute to the defense of the installation. All personnel must actively participate in base defense -- “see something, say something.”
  • Reservist shows innovation, revitalizes testing capability

    Professional Military Education and career field upgrade testing were a significant challenge for Reservist in Guam. Not because of the materials being tested, but because testing facilities were limited. Senior Airman Jamie Matanane, a Reserve Citizen Airman assigned to the 624th Regional Support Group Knowledge Operations Management, put her hands and mind to work to solve the problem.
  • Air Force Assistance Fund begins 45th year of helping Airmen, families

    The 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs from March 26th through May 4.
  • New pipeline revitalizes Guam fuel infrastructure

    A new $63 million underground pipeline is open for business and increasing military readiness on the U.S. territory of Guam.
  • Mental health team provides care with Airmen in mind

    Life can be stressful.In addition to everyday life, dealing with frequent temporary duty trips,
  • U.S. Air Force Airmen, B-52H bombers arrive in Australia to train with Australian counterparts

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and B-52H Stratofortress bombers arrived at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin March 29 and have commenced training with the Royal Australian Defence Force as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative shared between the two allied nations.
  • Andersen Airman identified

    The active duty Airman that passed away early Tuesday morning at a temporary lodging facility on base, has been identified as Airman First Class Bradley G. Hale, 20, deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple

    In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
  • Andersen Airman found dead on base

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An Airman at Andersen was found unresponsive in base quarters and was pronounced dead at approximately 3 a.m. March 27.
  • Andersen chefs slice, dice during Top Chef of the Quarter competition

    Three of team Andersen’s culinary specialists battled behind the scenes of Magellan Inn Dining Facility for the title of Team Andersen’s “Top Chef of the Quarter” March 8.
  • Hafa adai! 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam

    Whenever you walk into a restaurant or store on Guam, you'll usually find a "Hafa adai" waiting for
  • International Women’s Day recognizes the contribution of women around the AFMS

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the many contributions that women have made worldwide, and to the Air Force Medical Service.
  • Taking the LEAP

    Capt. Julian Gluck took his passion for the Japanese culture and language and elevated it by
  • Yokota C-130Js Exercise New Refueling Capabilities

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron have
  • HA/DR exercise concludes at COPE NORTH 18

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -The 5-day humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) portion of exercise COPE NORTH 18, which allowed U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) to practice HA/DR relief efforts, concluded Feb. 23, 2018.
  • Tri-lateral aeromedical personnel train at COPE NORTH 18

    Personnel from multiple nations conducted aeromedical missions during the Humanitarian
  • Want to Stop Crime?

    Want to report suspicious activity or crime? Sometimes, the need to do the right thing is
  • “I wanted my life back” – An Airman’s recovery after a mysterious diagnosis

    A mysterious pain in Chief Master Sgt. Chad Caden’s right foot led to years of pain, uncertainty, and a life-changing decision that proved to be the best one he ever made. Caden’s recovery and return to active duty reinforces the Air Force Medical Service’s commitment to its Airmen and patient-centered care.
  • VP-8 Fighting Tigers rescue fishermen lost at sea for 8 days in South Pacific

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Feb. 20, 2018) – Crewmembers assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of
  • COPE NORTH 18 personnel prepare for HA/DR execution

    U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) personnel prepare for the humanitarian assistance/disaster relief scenario in support of exercise COPE NORTH 2018 at Rota, U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17. An annual exercise, this year's COPE NORTH is a multilateral HA/DR exercise that allows participating nations to prepare for and recover from the devastating effects of natural disasters.
  • AFIT Academic Coding Branch provides critical service to total force officers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – While academic degrees are generally masked at officer
  • Strengthening Our Alliances

    Master Sgt. Jonathan Haas, an in-flight air refuel boom operator with the United States Air Force, is currently in the Military Personnel Exchange Program and has been stationed at RAAF Amberley for over a year. Haas is assigned to the No. 33 Squadron, home of the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport, as an instructor to the Australian equivalent of U.S. boom operators, officially known in the RAAF as Air Refueling Operators.
  • B-52 performs flyover during Singapore International Air Show

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber conducted a flyover during the 2018 Singapore
  • COPE NORTH 2018 set to strengthen multilateral partnerships in Pacific

    The United States and two ally nations in the Indo-Pacific region are scheduled to participate in
  • Air Force Chief of Staff meets with Andersen Airmen, shares vision during Indo-Pacific region visit

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, and his wife Dawn, visited Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7 – 8.
  • Guam Survival Guide: Navigate the unique hazards encountered on Guam

    Hafa Adai & Welcome to Guam! You shall soon discover why Andersen’s location is both picturesque and strategically important in the Pacific where Guam has played a key role in history for multiple Pacific operations.
  • Andersen AFB commemorates African American History Month

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Since 1976, Americans take time remember events that shaped black history during African-American History Month.
  • 554th RHS to conduct scheduled maintenance, construction projects

    Personnel from the 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED
  • Public Advisory: Andersen to conduct explosives demolition training Jan. 31

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The 554th RED HORSE Squadron Demolition Team and the 736th Security
  • Ellsworth Airmen return home from six-month deployment

    Ellsworth friends and families welcomed home approximately 350 Airmen on Jan. 29, 2018, after a six-month deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.
  • SecAF makes first stop at Andersen AFB

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and her husband, Jay Hone, used a brief refueling stop to visit Team Andersen Jan. 25, during her Indo-Pacific region tour.
  • Air Force Biomedical Science Corps celebrates 53rd anniversary

    Each year the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) celebrates Biomedical Science Corps (BSC) Appreciation Week to honor the hard work, dedication and diversity of BSC Airmen all over the world.
  • 28th Bomb Wing leadership visits Guam

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Col. John R. Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing Commander and Command Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, recently visited the men and women of Ellsworth AFB deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam.
  • Airman upholds the Trusted Care principles through the delivery of efficient care and patient satisfaction

    For U.S. Air Force MSgt Ashley Strong, delivering patient-centered Trusted Care is more than a policy. For this Air Force dental flight chief, Trusted Care is about using the expertise and experiences of all Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Airmen at every level to find better ways to provide quality, patient-centered care.
  • Mattis Issues Guidance as Federal Government Shuts Down

    The Defense Department will continue its mission to defend the people of the United States, American allies and U.S. vital interests around the world during the government shutdown, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a memo.
  • B-52s return to Pacific for routine Continuous Bomber Presence mission

    Six U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission.
  • B-2 Spirits support bomber assurance, deterrence mission

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit taxis Jan. 8, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Approximately 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB in support of the bomber assurance and deterrence mission. U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to conduct U.S. PACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with deterrent options to maintain regional stability. During this short-term deployment, the B-2s will conduct local and regional training sorties and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
  • DoD Policy Aligns with New Guam Tobacco Law

    Effective January 1, 2018, the Department of the Defense voluntarily enacted a policy that aligns with the new Guam law that raises the minimum age to purchase, possess, or consume tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years of age.
  • Airman helps spread Christmas joy in Guam’s Merizo village

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Santa arrived in Merizo Village Dec. 23, not by sleigh, but by a 45-foot response boat filled with gifts for the local children.
  • 2017 Legal Office Newsletter Qtr 3 and 4

    For more information please visit:www.andersen.af.mil/ja 
  • 8th TSC Year In Review

    Army Logisticians in the Pacific are involved in solving some of the most complex challenges in arguably the most dynamic environment in the world. 2017 brought with it many opportunities for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with its enterprise partners, to approach these complex challenges across 9, 000 miles, 36 nations, 16 time zones and through dramatically varying climates.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
  • 36th Communications Squadron Airman drowns on Guam

    An active-duty Airman from the 36th Communications Squadron here drowned at Tanguisson Beach Dec. 25, near Dedeo, Guam. Senior Airman Paul Jacob T. Jose, 23, from San Jose, California, lost his life in the tragedy.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Don't Do it.

    Andersen's Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) program is an organization devoted to saving lives by being available when Airmen need them most. The AADD mission is to reduce the occurrence of alcohol-related driving incidents by providing military members a safe form of transportation without fear of repercussion if their plans to get home safe fall through.
  • Trusted Care begins with me

    Taking care of Airmen and their families sometimes requires not accepting no as an answer.
  • Air Force seeks public input for Interpretive Plan

    The U.S. Air Force is seeking public input regarding the preparation of an Interpretive Plan for the World War II historic features of West Field, located on the island of Tinian, north of the Tinian airport.
  • 8th TSC Year In Review

    Army Logisticians in the Pacific are involved in solving some of the most complex challenges in arguably the most dynamic environment in the world. 2017 brought with it many opportunities for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with its enterprise partners, to approach these complex challenges across 9, 000 miles, 36 nations, 16 time zones and through dramatically varying climates.
  • Operation Christmas Drop 2017 comes to an end

    After another successful year, U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Koku Jieitai Airmen
  • JAIs are key to OCD success

    During Operation Christmas Drop 2017, 120 bundles are airdropped to 54 islands throughout
  • B-52 played major role in Operation Linebacker II

    Forty-five years ago, Andersen Air Force Base became involved in Operation Linebacker II, an operation that would arguably be the most significant event in the installations long and distinguished history. Andersen AFB became the site of the most immense buildup of air power in history. More than 12,000 Airmen and 153 B-52s took up five miles of ramp space on the flight line. This article is about the operation that had many names, to include "The Eleven Day War", "11 Days of Christmas", "December Raids or Bombings" and "The Christmas Bombings"- but whatever moniker is used, it boils down to the massive bombing effort of North Vietnam from December 18-29, 1972.
  • U.S. Air Force C-130J Makes Christmas Drop Debut

    The U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules has made its debut in Operation Christmas Drop 2017.Over
  • OCD unites Air Forces, strengthens operations

    Imagine living on one of the most remote islands in the world where the primary means of
  • Holiday Safety Tips

    This Holiday Season ensure you follow these helpful Safety Tips!
  • Maintainers help aircrews deliver bundles of joy

    Four C-130J Super Hercules propellers create a humming sound as they power the aircraft, commonly
  • Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop launches at Andersen AFB

    The 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop took to the sky Dec. 11 as military leaders ceremoniously pushed the first pallet of donated toys, food, supplies and educational materials into a C-130J Super Hercules.
  • Volunteers pack bundles for Operation Christmas Drop 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the holidays, with smiles on their faces and Santa hats on their heads, hundreds of volunteers gathered to fill nearly 140 supply bundles for the start of the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 9, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Reservists bundle Christmas joy for remote islanders

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here alongside the people of Guam worked hand-in-hand filling boxes full of critical supplies Dec. 9 as part of Operation Christmas Drop. For the first time OCD will be using the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to air drop bundles to 56 islands in Micronesia to continue the longest running humanitarian airlift operation in the history of the Department of Defense impacting the lives of more than 20,000 islanders.
  • Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of Pacific Regional Training Center

    The largest troop-built construction project in the Pacific since the Vietnam conflict came to a close this month, with the completion of the Pacific Regional Training Center on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Andersen KC-135 crew first to locate capsized fishing boat

    Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh were at the tip of the spear during a search and rescue mission in the Western Pacific Ocean when a fishing boat with seven fisherman on board capsized about 900 miles southwest of Guam, Nov. 21, 2017.
  • Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange

    Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.
  • New Red Cross office opens doors at Consolidated Support Center

    The American Red Cross opened its new office Dec. 6 at Andersen AFB.
  • Building bundles, checking them twice

    Once a year islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of
  • Around the Air Force: Dec. 5

    On this look around the Air Force, we take a look at the Hurricane Hunters’ mission and this month marks the 66th anniversaryof Operation Christmas Drop. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.
  • USAF Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a continuous bomber presence (CBP) mission on return to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Australia, Dec. 3.
  • RED HORSE Demolition Team scheduled to conduct explosives training Dec. 14

    The 554th RED HORSE Squadron Demolition Team will be conducting explosives training from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Dec. 14, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
  • GHS/OCD, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems Dec. 5

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, December 5 starting at 3 p.m.
  • Andersen AFB to host 66th Annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop is set to take to the Pacific skies here Dec. 11.
  • Explosive ordnance disposal teams to conduct detonation training

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, will be detonating munitions as part of routine training at the Tarague Basin here 9 a.m. – noon, Dec. 1.
  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter December 2017

    Guam RAO Newsletter | Volume 7, Issue 12 | December 2017The RAO mission is to act as an interface
  • North Korea launches ballistic missile; No immediate threat to Guam

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), and federal and military partners, continue to monitor the events surrounding North Korea including recent reports of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch.
  • Andersen AFB Fire Department conducts an aircraft egress exercise

    Andersen AFB Fire Department conducts an egress exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 21, 2017, at
  • U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a bilateral integrated training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Lightning Focus over the northern coast of Australia, Nov. 27.
  • Cooler Than Cool, LRS Airmen produce liquid oxygen at Andersen

    The U.S. Air Force has two cryogenics production plants, one of which is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. For the last year however, the plant has been closed while undergoing repairs to be more energy efficient and bring it to mission capable status.
  • Finalists to compete for Air Force Entertainer of the Year

    Voting ends Nov. 30 in the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year. Meet the three finalists as well as the category winners and learn how to cast your vote.
  • Active-duty medical clearance process changes now in effect

    Effective Oct. 16, 2017, active-duty service members will now need to request medical clearance review using My Individual Medical Readiness (MyIMR).
  • Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results

    With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
  • U.S. Air Force, U.S.Navy conduct joint training in Western Pacific

    U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted interoperability training with three U.S. Navy carriers in the Western Pacific, Nov. 11.
  • Demolition Team to conduct explosive training Nov. 15

    The 554th RED HORSE Squadron Demolition Team will be conducting explosive training from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 2017, here at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • What hurts one affects all

    An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse in the United States. Local child protective
  • Behind the scenes, bioenvironmental techs keep Andersen safe

    On the island of Guam, isolated in the Pacific Ocean, protecting the limited natural resources and
  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter November 2017

    Guam RAO Newsletter | Volume 8, Issue 11 | November 2017 The Retiree Activity Office mission is to act as an interface between the active duty and retired communities, to keep you updated on matters which relate to your status as a military retiree, to provide information and services as necessary or appropriate, and to represent retired members at the base and Air Force level. The RAO also assists the Installation Commander by supporting various aspects of the base mission.
  • Global Hawk conducts first ever landing in South Korea during Air Show

    The RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk recently made its first landing in the Republic of South Korea for the
  • DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in Fiscal Year 2017

    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts. Also, the agency individually identified the remains of 18 additional personnel, who were previously accounted for as part of group burials, reaching another milestone of 201 total identifications for the fiscal year.
  • U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers conducted a flyover during the 2017 Seoul International
  • Andersen Air Force Base to conduct Operational Readiness Exercise Oct. 26 through 28th

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise from Oct. 26 to the 28th. This exercise satisfies an annual requirement in accordance with Air Force Installation Mission Assurance Exercise Requirements to maintain operational readiness and is not focused on any specific threat.
  • Explosive demolition team performs controlled detonation at Northwest Field

    The 554 REDHORSE Squadron demolition team performed a controlled detonation at Northwest Field, near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 19, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. The routine training enhances the proficiency of our Airmen and improves readiness. No other training detonations are scheduled for today.
  • Andersen receives 1.5M pounds of munitions during annual in-shipment

    The Airmen from the 36th Munitions Squadron worked around the clock to offload 1.5 million pounds of
  • U.S., Philippine airmen join forces for Pacific Responder 17

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Members from the 36th Contingency Response Group and Philippine air force united for the first Pacific Responder exercise Sept. 23-29, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Know the Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

    Halloween is all about scary…scary costumes, scary decorations, and scary pumpkins, but don't let it
  • Marine Corps Activity Guam, Frequently Asked Questions

    For more information on the USMC Relocation please visit the: Marine Corps Activities Guam websiteIf
  • Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
  • Results of Unregulated Water Contaminants Testing

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATERResults of Monitoring Data for Unregulated
  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter October 2017

    Guam RAO Newsletter | Volume 7, Issue 10 | October 2017The RAO mission is to act as an interface
  • First for U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea air forces: nighttime training near Sea of Japan

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea air force units sharpened their combat skills during a recent sequenced bilateral mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan Oct. 10.
  • Airman Magazine: Q&A with COMPACAF

    Airman Magazine interviews Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command, Sept.15, one day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
  • U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with RAAF in Exercise Black Dagger

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a bilateral integration training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force as part of Exercise Black Dagger near Townsville in North-Eastern Australia, Oct. 2, 2017.
  • Take command: Register to learn about upcoming changes to TRICARE

    The Military Health System is modernizing TRICARE to better serve you and respond to changes in law and policy. Join us for our next webinar on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT) to learn how TRICARE is changing and how to prepare for these changes.
  • Testing of AHAWS Sirens Completed

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) tested the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) from fifteen (15) locations today, October 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. The pre-scheduled quarterly test for GHS/OCD was held in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) monthly routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system, “Giant Voice (GV).”
  • Air Force women win gold in Armed Forces Softball Tournament

    The All-Air Force women's softball team went 9-0 throughout the tournament to win the gold medal for the first time since 2014.
  • Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Convention

    36th Medical Group today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation and for Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter September 2017

    The RAO mission is to act as an interface between the active duty and retired communities, to keep you updated on matters which relate to your status as a military retiree, to provide information and services as necessary or appropriate, and to represent retired members at the base and Air Force level.
  • The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude

    The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.” Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his head as if trying to imagine the journey from his home in Texas to serving as the Eighth Air Force vice commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • Civic Action Team cements Palau bond through training, partnership

    The U.S. Air Force Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau 36-02 was relieved of duty by U.S. Navy CAT 133-27
  • DoD: U.S. Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

    WASHINGTON -- Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from
  • US, Vietnam bolster partnership, future with first-ever SMEE

    KHANH HOA PROVINCE, Vietnam --Six U.S. Air Force air advisors assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, along with 24 service members from the Vietnamese Air Defense Air Force and U.S. Embassy Hanoi conducted the first-ever Subject Matter Expert Exchange in Nha Trang, Vietnam September 11-13, 2017.
  • U.S. Bombers, Fighters Fly in International Airspace East of North Korea

    Earlier today, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.
  • Andersen making strides to protect the endangered wildlife on Guam

    As the island of Guam flourishes and makes its presence known all over the world, Andersen Air Force
  • Community Invited to Participate in the Great Guam ShakeOut

    In less than a month, Guam will take part in the world’s largest earthquake drill, the Great ShakeOut. On October 19, 2017 at exactly 10:19 a.m. (ChST), participants will practice the earthquake response procedure; “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as advised by the Great ShakeOut organization. The drill will last for one minute.
  • “A Speech Worth Dying For” the first commander of the 36th Wing

    During World War II, Col. Henry R. Spicer’s P-51B Mustang was shot down on March 5, 1944 over Nazi
  • Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing

    Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately.
  • Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

    You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
  • Andersen to conduct test of base loud speaker system

    The 36 Wing Command Post will be testing the Base's Giant Voice System on Sept. 20, 2017 from 12:00
  • Japanese, Korean and U.S. Aircraft Conduct Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

    United States Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force aircraft in a sequenced bilateral show of force over the Korean Peninsula September 17, in response to North Korea’s launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) over Japan on September 14.
  • DoD: Full Range of Capabilities Available Against North Korean Threat

    Following a recent North Korean ballistic missile launch, Army Col. Rob Manning said the U.S. has a "full range of capabilities" at its disposal to deal with the threat.
  • 554th RED HORSE Squadron Airman killed in motorcycle accident

    An active duty Airman assigned to the 554th RED HORSE Squadron, 36th Wing Contingency Response
  • Preparing for tomorrow by building partnerships today: USAF collaborates with Nepalese on disaster response

    Ten U.S. Air Force air advisors from the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base embarked on a journey over 4,000 miles away from the tropical island of Guam to the mountainous country of Nepal where they participated in a subject-matter expert exchange with 20 members from the Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, Nepal Armed Police Force, Nepal Airlines and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal from Aug. 21-25, 2017.
  • Tropic ACE fuels joint cooperation between Air Force, Marines

    U.S. Marines from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 assigned to Camp Foster, Japan, and Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, partnered to develop advanced fueling solutions for contingency operations during exercise Tropic ACE (Agile Combat Employment) Aug. 28 - Sept. 15, 2017.
  • BLT Marines battle the ‘enemy’ and the elements in Guam

    ANDERSEN SOUTH AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (August 31, 2017) – Beads of sweat slide down Marines’ faces, causing them to wipe the black, brown and green camouflage paint, leaving their skin streaked and spotted. They stand in lines, forming squads with rifles slung around their bodies, awaiting a brief for their next training opportunity.
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Conducts Search and Rescue

    ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Conducts Search and Rescue

    ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea
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Tomorrow (Jan 31st) CE Customer Service and both Andersen Family and Unaccompanied Housing Offices will be closed from 11 A.M.–4 P.M. For emergencies, please see additional information below: CE Customer Service: For any emergency issues, please call 366-2916/2917/2918. All other non-emergency issues can be sent to the CE Customer Service email org box at 36ces.service@us.af.mil. Housing Office: For any urgent Housing matters, please call 366-6240 or 653-4731. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, 3 February. Thank you, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron
The Readiness & Emergency Management Flight will be conducting training today (Jan 30) from 7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.. It will involve personnel driving around base in MOPP 4 and setting out detectors on main base. It is all for training purpose only.
Congratulations to our 4th Quarterly Award winners! Airman of the Quarter: SrA Tiffany Arquette- 36th Mission Support Group Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter: SSgt Bryan Koch- 36th Mission Support Group Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter: MSgt Coreena Dejesus-36th Wing Staff Agency Company Grade Officer of the Quarter: 2Lt Megan Barrick- 36th Maintenance Group Civilian Category I of the Quarter: Mr. Nathan Atalig- 36th Mission Support Group Civilian Category II of the Quarter: Mr. Shawn McMahon – 36th Mission Support Group Civilian Category III of the Quarter: Ms. Lucy Benavente - 36th Wing Staff Agency Honor Guard of the Quarter: SrA Brandi Dennis – 36th Communications Squadron Volunteer of the Quarter: SSgt Duawana Robinson – 36th Maintenance Group Team of the Quarter: Family Health- 36th Medical Group
Don't miss this great training opportunity on Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention, and Bystander Intervention, 31st Jan, 11 A.M. at the Meehan Theater. This event is FREE and open to all! Joint Region Marianas
Andersen is proud to host the U.S. Navy's Tritons!
Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Jolesa Scott from the 36th Force Support Squadron team for being recognized as one of Team Andersen's Best! Great job!
#TeamAndersenDYK the fire prevention experts recommend to never leave open flames or cooking unattended, to check lint traps regularly as well as checking electrical outlets to make sure they are being used properly. In addition, family members of all ages should know and follow a shared emergency escape plan. Andersen firefighters recommend that, in case of fire, residents use their established escape plan and proceed to a designated rally point, a safe distance away from the flames and smoke. Once outside, immediately call 911 and describe the situation to dispatchers as calmly as possible. Fires happen sporadically, so please pay attention to your housekeeping, your surroundings and when you’re cooking or even just near a flame. #safety
Calling all football fans and history buffs!!! Immediately after World War II, the American military stationed in the South Pacific began playing full-contact football - pads and all. Andersen Air Force Base's Gilkeson Field, named after Brig. Gen. Adlai H. Gilkeson, commanding general of the 19th Bombardment Wing from 1949 to 1951, served as home of the North Field Bombers, the base football team! Teams in Japan, the Philippines, and Guam played in local military leagues, occasionally flying long distances to compete. A league champ on Guam wasn't determined until 1947, when the 1st Marine Brigade and the 501st Port Battalion tied for the island championship. The North Field (later Andersen) Bombers went undefeated in the 1948 season to capture the island title, which began a long legacy of the most successful football team on Guam for the next 34 years. The Bombers won at least 17 league/island championships - including 11 titles in a row from 1955 to 1966. The last Bomber championship was in 1974. Other teams on the island were also rich in tradition and history. In short, while the Navy dominated the league with their number of teams in action, it was the Andersen Bombers that dominated on the scoreboard and in the standings. The Bombers lasted until the leagues' end after the 1981 season. #TeamAndersen #TBT #NorthFieldBombers Joint Region Marianas US Naval Base Guam U.S. Pacific Air Forces 1st Marine Brigade
Every flight starts with planning! And a trip to Aircrew Flight Equipment. AFE Airmen maintain equipment used by pilots, which are essential for survival capabilities. AFE Airmen provide direct support to the Continuous Bomber Presence. Thanks, AFE!
The United States, along with Mexico and the Philippines, were ranked one of the world's worst places for human trafficking in 2018. In the U.S., there is no official number of human trafficking victims, but estimates place it in the hundreds of thousands. Look for these indicators to help combat human trafficking.
WARNING: Security Forces will deny access to the base and/or issue fines for not updating your vehicle registration or not having insurance.
Exercise the very right you protect - your right to vote! We can help with registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot and notifying your local election officials back home of a change of address. Below is Voter Registration application, Absentee Ballot Request form (SF-76), and mailing address. This form is for Uniformed Service members, family members of voting age, DoD civilians, and citizens residing outside the United States. You may access many voting related questions and answers on the FVAP website at http://www.fvap.gov. Please click the link below to access the direct-to-voter training video which goes through the process step by step. https://www.fvap.gov/militaryhowto If you have any questions please contact your designated squadron UVAO or IVAO at DSN: 366-8137 or email: Andersen.vote@us.af.mil
Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Shannen Lisbourne from the 36th WG/JA team for being recognized as one of Team Andersen's Best! Great job!
#TeamAndersenDYK every day in the United States, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S. Many Airmen and families enjoy swimming within the shallow water, but some choose to swim beyond the reef into deeper depths. Since there is no continental shelf around Guam, the landmass underwater does not have a gradual slope; therefore, the water depth drops suddenly. Swimmers are advised not to swim beyond the reef and into the deep open water to avoid hazardous waves and currents or other harmful conditions. Alcohol is also a major cause of water-related incidents. Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of deaths associated with water recreation, according to the CDC. Drinking alcohol causes a lack of coordination, disturbance of the inner ear, impaired reaction time and impaired judgment, which can cause someone to become injured or drown while swimming. Please be safe when out swimming. Never swim alone, drink while swimming, and pay attention to the flag conditions. #safety
Way to go, Security Forces! Sen. Joe San Augustin from the 35th Guam Legislature presented Airmen from the 36th Security Forces Squadron with a legislative resolution and certificates of appreciation, recognizing their volunteer efforts throughout the island community, Jan.16 at Tarague Beach. #TeamAndersen #OneGuam #Community #GoodNeighbors The Office of Senator Joe S. San Agustin Joint Region Marianas U.S. Pacific Air Forces The Guam Legislature
Showing love to Guam and promoting #environmental stewardship with #partners! Airmen from the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and 190th Air Refueling Wing - Kansas Air National Guard partnered with Sailors from Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen and members of Love Guam for a roadside cleanup Jan. 11 in Yigo. #OneGuam #GreenGuam #GoodNeighbors #Community #TeamAndersen #TeamAndersenTBT Joint Region Marianas U.S. Pacific Air Forces Yigo Mayor's Office
The "First Lady" of Andersen Air Force Base has retired. Please join Team Andersen in giving our thanks and well wishes to Mrs. Joyce Martratt after her more than 54 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Joyce has been guiding and assisting the leadership of AAFB as an invaluable secretary since the height of the Vietnam war. Serving with 27 general officers during her tenure, she has been essential in the continued success of Andersen, and by extension the security and safety of the indo-pacific region. Thank you for all that you have done for all of us in Team Andersen and may you have a blessed retirement. Si Yu'us ma'åse' Mrs. Joyce U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command #retirement
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