A team of four members in the Force Management Section with the 36th Force Support Squadron have been preparing for the base’s upcoming transition from virtual Personnel Center to myEvaluation, which is live now at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 19, 2022.
National Police Week offers honor, remembrance and peer support while allowing law enforcement survivors and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their life in the line of duty.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sierra Ojeda, a passenger service agent with the 734th Air Mobility Squadron, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 4, 2022.
An MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, takes off on Northwest Field during a joint field training exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 29, 2022.
The Department of the Air Force recently released the fiscal year 2021 annual safety awards. These awards provide organizations, teams, and individuals the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work, enhanced performance, accomplishments, and feats in safety.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Gwin, a contingency response flight squad leader with the 736th Security Forces Squadron, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 20, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alex Quiroz Jr., a Base Defense Operations Center Controller with the 36th Security Force Squadron, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 13, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David R. Wolfe, Pacific Air Forces command chief, visits Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 14-15, 2022. The purpose of Wolfe’s visit was to speak with Airmen in a variety of career fields about Andersen AFB, its importance in the region and how the Air Force could
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brittany Wallace, pharmacy flight chief of the 36th Healthcare Operations Squadron, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 30, 2022.
U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, visited Guardians, Airmen and leadership during his first trip to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 25-26, 2022.Raymond’s primary stop was the Space Force’s 21st Space Operations Squadron, Detachment 2, which is the only USSF
36th Security Forces Squadron Military Working handlers escort their MWD's at a retirement ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base on March 23, 2022. The ceremony recognized four dogs with a combined 29 years of service.
Andersen is home to many Airmen, their spouses and families and although being a military spouse can be isolating at times, there are two programs that aim to build a sense of community here in Guam. The Team Andersen Spouses’ Club and the Key Spouse Program offer many benefits to all spouses of
“I have never felt like I am in a male-dominated career field and I think this speaks volumes to the efforts made by the leadership here,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maria Daneault, an emergency management journeyman assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron.Within the few years that
Team Andersen hosts annual Tao Tao Guahan event March 12, 2022, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The event focused on immersing Team Andersen members in the local culture of Guam and strengthen the partnerships of the two communities. The event included booths, cultural music and dance,
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vanessa Kernan, an aerospace ground equipment journeyman with the 36th Maintenance Group, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 2, 2022.
“I remember when I was about six years old and my family and I were driving along the main road on Andersen Air Force Base, passing by the airfield,” he said. “Looking back, I realize the aircraft I saw was most likely an F-15C under one of the sun shades, and I remember thinking how cool it would
Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, unveiled two new maintenance hangars at a ribbon cutting ceremony March 4, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 732d Air Mobility Squadron and the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, load Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III on Andersen Air Force Base,
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Miller, a RQ-4 Global Hawk dedicated crew chief with the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 23, 2022.
Team Andersen looks back on its past year's accomplishments as the U.S. Air Force and Department of the Air Force's 75th Anniversary is coming up. As we look ahead to the next 75 years, we must continue to adapt and modernize so that our forces have the warfighting capabilities they need to stay
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sharrele Randall, noncommissioned officer in charge of installation personnel readiness from the 36th Force Support Squadron was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 17, 2022. The Team Andersen Linebacker
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Richard W. Horrigan, 24, of Chester, West Virginia, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 19, 2021.
“I was driving my friends around downtown when I heard two people got into a fight,” said Staff Sgt. Best. “As one was walking away, the guy in the car had hit him and the individual flipped over the hood of the car.”
U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force personnel search vehicles at the vehicle inspection facility during Cope North 22 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 15, 2022. Cope North fosters an optimal environment to exchange information and refine shared tactics, techniques and procedures to
The importance Total Force Integration, put into place about 15 years ago, reigned supreme as the 36th Security Forces Squadron and the 254 SFS joined forces during exercise Cope North 22.
Cope North 2022 ends this Friday, Feb. 18, and service members from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force will return safely to their perspective home stations thanks to the 36th Medical Group’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Alder from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2022.The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes outstanding enlisted, officer, civilian and total
Service members, their families, and local community members were invited to the flight line to learn the importance of Cope North while observing aircraft capabilities. Exercise Cope North is the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ largest multilateral exercise and includes more than 2,500 U.S. Airmen,
Service members, their families and civic leaders were invited to the flight line to learn the importance of Cope North while observing aircraft capabilities. Exercise Cope North is the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ largest multilateral exercise and includes more than 2, 500 U.S. Airmen, Marines, and
The visit highlighted the 36th Wing’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans that are currently in place in the event of an internal or external fuel spill on base. Additionally, visitors were shown several recently refurbished bulk storage tanks that demonstrate the significant
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Mangold from the 36th Communications Squadron was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 3, 2022.
U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and regional allies and partners aircraft participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk, during Cope North 2022 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 5, 2022. Cope North allows U.S. and allied forces to
The 736th Security Forces Squadron and Royal Australian Air Force exchanged combat and military dog techniques during Pacific Defender 22-1, a long-standing exercise that preempts exercise Cope North and is designed to enhance multilateral air operations among security forces of participating
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brayan Rivera-Donald from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 26, 2022.
"In my role as a psychologist within the Biomedical Science Corps, both as a clinician and supervisor, I find much of my work is assisting Airmen in their drive to stay resilient in the face of stressors," said U.S. Air Force Capt. Zachary Jones, a clinical psychologist assigned to the 36th
Air forces from Australia, Japan, and the United States will participate in Cope North 2022 (CN22) Feb. 2-18, 2022, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR), large force employment, and aerial combat training exercise.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Gentry from the 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 19, 2022.The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, prepares for a refuel by a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during exercise Sea Dragon 2022 Jan. 19, 2022, near the Philippine
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Merkley from the 36th Munitions Squadron was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, Jan. 12, 2022.The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes outstanding enlisted, officer, civilian and total force personnel who have had an impact
The Civic Action Team-Palau recently returned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, following a six month deployment to the Republic of Palau, where they helped the local community rebuild structures and roads, train locals and strengthen regional partnerships.The CAT is a tri-service deployment to
Imagine lying in bed, trying to count sheep, tossing and turning, getting so aggravated you can’t seem to find a comfortable enough spot to fall asleep.Well fret no more, in June of 2021, U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Malina, a licensed clinical psychologist and a sleep optimization course instructor
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Lawrence from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron was recognized as this week’s 36th Wing Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week! The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes outstanding enlisted, officer, civilian and total force personnel who have had an
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 2 successfully led the award of a $28.9 million contract recently to construct new reinforced munitions storage magazines known as “igloos” at Andersen Air Force Base.The project is the third of a
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Two U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from the “Golden Swordsmen” and “The Tridents” join Australia, Canada, India, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and Republic of Korea (ROK) to begin multinational exercise Sea Dragon 22, Jan. 5.The P-8 Poseidon Maritime
Airmen from the 36 Logistic Readiness Squadron sent two Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units and five support pallets to Wake Island during a water shortage.
Members of Team Andersen attend a Memorial ceremony during the annual Office of Special Investigations Memorial Ruck at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 21, 2021. In honor of the four OSI Special Agents and two Security Forces Defenders assigned to Task Force Crimson, known as “HUSTLER-6,” who
What started out to be nothing but red dirt and jungle in 2006 is now the home of the 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron.U.S. Air Force 1st Lt Mario Benavides, RQ-4 Pilot assigned to the 348th Reconnaissance Squadron, was one of the first Airmen to break ground and
Forty-nine years ago on Dec. 18, 1972, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and U-Tapao Air Base, Thailand, were the staging areas for Operation Linebacker II, an operation that would become one of the most significant events to end the war in Vietnam. Andersen AFB became the site of the largest buildup
The Five & Thrive platform aims to encourage, support and build thriving military families by tackling challenges and enhancing preventative measures through partnerships and sharing of best practices.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aakira Ard from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron was recognized as the 36th Wing’s second Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week! The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes outstanding enlisted, officer, civilian and total force personnel who have had an impact on
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Meadows Marquez, an instructor at Airman Leadership School, Andersen AFB, went through ALS at Travis AFB, California, in 2012 and became an instructor here in 2018. Although it had only been six years since he went from student to instructor, significant changes
U.S. Air Force Airmen sign one of the bundles during Operation Christmas Drop hosted by Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2021. Christmas Drop is an annual operation that gives supplies to more than 55 small islands in the Pacific during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
Members from the chapel team and dorm residents worked for months reconstructing an empty space to operationalize a piece of the chapel to be Airmen focused.
Members participate during the 70th Anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop bundle build at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 3-4, 2021. OCD is the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian aid and disaster relief training mission and provides relief to more than 50 islands throughout
Starting with the 22E6 and E5 promotion testing cycles, the Air Force will begin using Situational Judgment Test questions as part of the Promotion Fitness Examination.
Operation Christmas Drop is the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation, beginning in 1952. Today, airdrop operations include more than 55 islands throughout the Pacific.
Members from the 36th Wing Staff Agencies hosted a tour for members with Mañelu, a Guam nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and empowering programs for youth and families, to teach them about Operation Christmas Drop
U.S. and partner nation Airmen are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian assistance training mission out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, beginning Dec. 6, 2021. Operation Christmas Drop, or OCD, is an annual U.S. Air Force tradition of packaging and
After announcing the components in July, over 9,000 data points were collected to determine the point values for each component by assessing approximately 2,000 Airmen from 23 installations.
U.S. and partner nation Airmen are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian assistance training mission out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, beginning Dec.5.
Members from the 36th Medical Group participate in the 36th Wing 1st Annual Health Fair at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 18, 2021. The Health Fair focused on Preventative Health Screening and Wellness. Medical professionals were on hand to inform service members and their families on the
U.S. Soldiers with I Corps set up and test a new, early entry command post concept aboard a C-17 Globemaster III while flying in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility during Exercise Rainier War 21B Nov. 9, 2021. I Corps deployment and redeployment efforts from Andersen Air Force
Children with Mañe'lu and Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, draw and write messages on a box during a volunteer event at Toto Garden, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Nov. 18th, 2021. The two Airmen from 36 CPTS volunteered through Andersen Air Force Base’s Sister Village Sister Squadron program and
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeremy Sloane, commander of the 36th Wing, meets with U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, during Operation Iron Island at Site Armadillo, Nov. 17, 2021. The purpose of Operation Iron Island is to test the Iron Dome, an effective,
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Steven Short, assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, prepares participants for a fire training exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 10, 2021. The training was held to familiarize the participants with aircraft firefighting operations and allow them to
Airmen assigned to the 644th Combat Communications Squadron, take a break after completing Exercise Dragon Forge on North West Field, Guam, Nov. 3, 2021. Exercise Dragon Forge is a combat skills training course that prepares participants to deploy to austere locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by
The men and women of Team Andersen join you in paying tribute to the many veterans on island and all around the world. Andersen Air Force Base has always been and will continue to be central to projecting airpower and deterring or defeating our Nation’s adversaries.
Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron and 544th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer recently conducted Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System (RADAS) on Northwest Field, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dimitri Beckett, assigned to the 23rd Security Forces Squadron, watches his surroundings during a field training exercise on North West Field, Guam, Oct. 28, 2021. The Commando Warrior FTX is a culmination of security forces tier training, which is mandatory
After spending over 120 days deployed to Yokota Air Base, Japan, the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron “Crows “and its RQ-4 Global Hawks have returned to their home station of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Three 14th Intelligence Squadron reservists conducted funeral honors for one of their own Oct. 23, 2021. John “Jerry” Johnson passed away Oct. 19 at the age of 98 and had served in Guam during World War II with the Army Air Corps in the 20th Air Force 9th Photographic Technical Squadron. His
Members of Team Andersen participated in a First Sergeant symposium at Andersen Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2021. Team Andersen First Sergeants held a First Sergeant symposium to provide insight to a select group of noncommissioned officers and senior noncommissioned officers on their way to the First
The Civic Action Team Palau is continuing a longstanding relationship with the Republic of Palau. This partnership is not only helping the island of Palau flourish but is an essential part of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held the 2021 Guam Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony. The event honored Air and Missile Defenders from Task Force Talon and Andersen AFB. These Soldiers, Airman, and Marine demonstrated outstanding leadership excellence in air and missile defense in
The 736th Security Forces Squadron conducted a redeployment training course for SF members from all over the Air Force. The students were taken out to the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range to conduct stress firing after being put through vigorous workouts and scenarios. (U.S. Air Force
For the first time ever, an MQ-9 Reaper, from the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida and assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, flew to Andersen AFB, Guam from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in support of Exercise Ace Reaper.
This video lets people know when and where trick-or-treating will take place and reminds everyone to continue to abide by COVID-19 mitigations while they are out on Halloween at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 21, 2021.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Dayne Foote, commander of the 36th Security Forces Squadron, speaks to his Airmen during the closing ceremony of police week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 22, 2021. Although National Police Week happens in May, team Andersen postponed their events due to COVID-19, but
U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers listen to a safety brief before boarding a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 14, 2021. The MWD handlers exposed the MWDs to the helicopter as training to familiarize
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jonathan Crandell 36th Wing career assistance advisor, speaks to a class of Noncommissioned officers during a professional enhancement seminar at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 21, 2021. Crandell’s role as a career assistance advisor is to be a counselor to all Airmen
Members of the 36th Security Forces Squadron host a military working dog demonstration for Team Andersen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 18, 2021. The 36th Security Forces Squadron held a Police Week community display that included sitting in the seat of a police car, watching a MWD bite
U.S. Air Force paramedics assigned to the 36th Medical Group and firefighters assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron assess a mannequin during a simulated suspicious package exercise as part of Citadel Pacific 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 6, 2021. The exercise lasted from Oct.
Since October 2020, the 554th RED HORSE Squadron has conducted eight different Silver Flag exercises at Northwest Field while also providing humanitarian and contingency support throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S. Air Force Col. David Aragon, 36th Wing Vice Commander, signs a proclamation during Fire Prevention Week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 1, 2021. The proclamation is signed annually as a start to Fire Prevention week and this year the focus is learning the sounds of fire safety. (U.S. Air
Members of Team Andersen participate in an awareness wave on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 4, 2021. The wave was held to bring awareness to the many October Awareness Campaigns, too include domestic violence awareness month, breast cancer awareness month, fire prevention week, and red ribbon
50 Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing & 307th Bomber Wing, Barksdale Air Force base, Louisiana, take part in a beach cleanup at Tanguisson Beach. Volunteers spent hours at the beach picking up trash to assist the local community.
Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to participate in Exercise Citadel Pacific 21, an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise Oct. 4-6
Senior Airman Mikhayla Waugaman, 2d Communications Squadron executive communications technician, poses for a photo with the 2021 Patriot of the Year trophy at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 28, 2021. Waugaman was put up for the Patriot Award for her life-saving efforts on a Bomber Task
Joint Base Charleston’s 15th Airlift Squadron recently teamed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) July 15th through the 20th, to deliver Project Medusa to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Their goal was to deliver and test new technology that could create “an air base in a
If you ask Senior Airman Cody Chenowith to describe himself before the military, he would tell you about a rebel that wanted nothing to do with taking orders and certainly not interested in joining the military.
Jeffrey Barone, deputy defense coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Rhoda Basto, an employee with the Department of Public Health and Social Services COVID-19 planning section, discuss the importance of an incident management course. Mr. Bastone is instructing
A U.S. Air Force aircrew member flies a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021.
The 36th Wing pays tribute to National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Air Force’s 74th birthday Sept. 18, 2021 at Andersen Air force Base, Guam. As the host unit at Andersen AFB, the 36th Wing's mission is to project airpower, expand combat capability and strengthen partnerships from the forward edge
As we pause this week to reflect on those who were held prisoners of war or remain missing in action, it is important to remember our resolve to bring home all our heroes. For decades, the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings have fulfilled this solemn promise and conducted multiple airlifts to reunite POWs
Members of Team Andersen gathered to honor those who were lost on 9/11 and to reaffirm the strength of the United States with a remembrance ceremony and retreat ceremony, Sept. 10, 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base.(U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Esteban Esquivel)
Gunfighters deployed in July and August for Operation Pacific Iron to develop a lethal, agile and resilient force posture while applying concepts such as; Agile Combat Employment, Dynamic Force Employment and Multi-capable Airmen.
U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine firefighters from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan teamed up to participate in joint aircraft fire training at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Thirty one Tech. Sgts. promoting to Master Sgt. attended a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Seminar to prepare for their transition from Tech. Sgts. to Master Sgts. at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 23-27, 2021.
Multinational students and U.S. Air Force instructors came together from around the globe to learn and expand on allied air forces capabilities throughout the region during an Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course Event that took place Aug. 2-20, 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Denzer, deputy group commander for the 36th Contingency Response Group, briefs Congressional Delegate Staffer Alex Velez-Green on the daily functions of the 36th CRG at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 31, 2021. Velez-Green serves as the National Security
Approximately 230 Airmen assigned to the 2nd and 307th Bomb Wings, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana deployed with U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses and support equipment to the Indo-Pacific region to support Pacific Air Forces’ Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment, August 26.
In December of 2020, the document Action Orders to Accelerate Change Across the Air Force was released, describing what strategic approach is necessary to move forward as a force.
Members from 36th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight partnered with the University of Guam along with the Government of Guam, United States Fish and Wildlife Service and members of the community to conduct this year’s fruit bat survey on Aug. 20, 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
On, Aug. 16, 2021, the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Airmen retrieved cargo from a recent deployment at Guam, Andersen Air Force Base as part of a cargo deployment function. The 366th LRS Airmen had multiple groups within the squadron that assisted in the retrieval of the cargo such as
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 13, 2021. VMFA-232 deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program, which is designed to increase operational
Representative Kaiali’i Kahele visited Andersen Air Force Base as part of a tour of the military operations on Guam, Aug. 11, 2021.
Happy Birthday to the 19th Airlift Wing! Today the 19th AW turns 73 years old.
The roaring of a C-17 Globemaster III engine fills the cargo aircraft as the troop doors are lifted open.The wind rips across the faces of the jumpmasters checking the perimeter of the doors, while the clicks of static lines being hooked to the anchor cables ricochets throughout the cabin.The drop
Former pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed an Airbus A320 into a river after an inflight emergency on Jan. 15, 2009.
Operation Pacific Iron comes to a close at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Approximately 800 Airmen and 35 aircraft participated in Pacific Air Forces’ Dynamic Force Employment operation in Guam and Tinian. The operation focused on projecting forces into the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of
Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, have been active within the community recently, participating in volunteer events in an effort to better the community and emerging in the culture through the Andersen AFB Sister Villager Sister Squadron program, Aug. 9, 2021.
U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam en route to conduct a joint forcible entry operation at the Baturaja Training Area, Indonesia, during Exercise Garuda Shield 21 on Aug. 4,
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 and Airmen with the Andersen Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron extinguish a fire during a controlled burn exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 28, 2021.
The 36th Contracting Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam recently partnered with the government of Vietnam to help bring COVID-19 relief by purchasing and sending 77 ultra-low temperature freezers at a total value of $691,000.
U.S. service members participating in Operation Pacific Iron 21 on Tinian are making sure that protecting the environment is a priority while projecting airpower.
Pacific Iron 2021 provides effective, flexible, and capabilities-centered forces, ready for deployment worldwide, and enables real-world proficiency in response to a crisis.
The 36th Contracting Squadron makes several last minute purchases to supply Operation Pacific Iron 2021 and prevent mission failure.
The edge of the B-52H Stratofortress's wing flexes upward toward the horizon as the behemoth banks westward over the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
Aircrew assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron helped transport Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with the 1st Airborne Brigade and U.S. Army Soldiers with 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Special Forces Group, to a drop zone in Guam to test their jumping capabilities.
While Gunfighters are no stranger to the rapid rearming and refueling of an F-15E Strike Eagle in areas such as U.S. Central Command and the continental United States, it’s important these techniques are tested in new environments like the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Airmen from the 673rd Communications Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and the 644th Combat Communications Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are showing what it means to be multi-capable while deployed supporting Operation Pacific Iron 2021.
U.S. Air Force service members from the Pacific Air Forces participated in Operation Pacific Iron, a PACAF dynamic force employment operation taking place in July 2021. Kadena Air Base, home of the 18th Wing, was an indispensable asset in the operation, providing communications throughout PACAF via
CAMP SMITH, Hawaii – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command will conduct Large Scale Global Exercise 21 (LSGE21) from Aug. 2-27, 2021. LSGE21 is a Department of Defense exercise executed by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, which incorporates U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps forces, alongside UK Armed
Rain is pouring down on and around the island of Guam after a monsoon hits early Sunday morning, July 26, 2021. For those in nearby waters, waves are crashing all around them. In the midst of all the commotion, a U.S. Army Soldier on an Army Watercraft System off the coast of Angaur, Palau, requires
Minot Air Force Base Aircrew members from the 5th Bomb Wing and 69th Bomb Squadron prep for flight at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, 26 July, 2021. In order for the aircrew and pilots to fly AFE must inspect, test and and prepare the equipment.(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Dillon J. Audit)
B-52H Stratofortresses, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, go through preparations for take-off in support of Talisman Sabre 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 25, 2021. Exercises like Talisman Sabre demonstrate U.S. commitment to the region and a free and open Indo-Pacific.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, arrive on Tinian July 27, 2021, to conduct Pacific Iron 2021.
“I’d like to take a few minutes up front to thank (Guam) Gov. (Lou Leon) Guerrero and Lt. Gov. (Josh) Tenorio for their leadership and to the people of Guam and their on-going support of the joint force exercises and training that we have going on here in Guam,” said Gen. Charles A. Flynn, the U.S.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander traveled to Guam and Tinian to meet with Airmen deployed in support of Operation Pacific Iron 21.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, traveled to the Republic of Palau July 28, 2021, to meet with local officials and service members at Camp Katuu.
Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Special Forces Group, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted an early morning airborne operation as part of Forager 21, the primary training exercise in support of Defender Pacific 21, July 30, 2021.
36th Comptroller Squadron members showcase their financial services July 28, 2021 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
The 5th LRS (Logistics Readiness Squadron) office was relatively quiet. Word had come that a C-5 Galaxy that would be used to transport Airmen and equipment in support of a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, would be “moved to the right, at least 24 hours,” according to
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, arrive on Tinian July 27, 2021, to conduct Pacific Iron 2021. Approximately 800 Airmen and 35 aircraft are participating in Pacific Air Forces’ dynamic force employment operation July 11 to Aug. 8,
The Chief Architect Office’s fifth ADE combined three primary pillars toward an agile DOD decision superiority mission architecture: (1) emerging technology and concepts of operation from the Air Force and Space Force, (2) the third Global Information Dominance Experiment and (3) Pacific Iron 2021
A team of weather systems maintainers from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron traveled from Hurlburt Field, Florida, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 5-15 to install a Portable Doppler Radar weather system.
The 412th Theater Engineer Command’s (TEC) Deployable Command Post (DCP) 1 prepares for an international mission unlike any other. DCP 1 Soldiers, partnered with United States Marines and Airmen from the 36th Medical Group, and other foreign servicemembers, assembled at Andersen Air Force Base,
The Magellan Inn Dining Facility opened the doors of its services to U.S. Army service members in support of Exercise Forager 21 on June 24, 2021, and since then more than 1,600 Soldiers visit the DFAC for breakfast and dinner.
36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules transport contingency response equipment and U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group, to Tinian in support of Pacific Iron 2021.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron conduct Agile Combat Employment in support of Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5.2 during Operation Pacific Iron 21 at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport July 26. ADE 5.2 is part of the fifth series of events conducted
Airmen assigned to the 154th Fighter Wing with the Hawaii Air National Guard perform simulated emergency field medical procedures during a combat readiness training during Operation Pacific Iron 2021, July 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. PACIRON 2021 is a U.S. Pacific Air Forces' operation
The 36th Contracting Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam has recently awarded two contracts worth a total of $64,000 to provide the Cook Islands with medical supplies needed for COVID-19 relief.
To understand the importance and rarity of the 36th Wing and 525th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs” reunion, we have to step back in time and see where it all started for 525th FS, the 36th Wing and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Radar Operations maintenance workers from the Oklahoma-based Radar Operations Center repair the Next Generation Weather Radar in Yigo, Guam, July 21, 2021. The NEXRAD detects and distributes hazardous and routine weather information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Breanna Gossett)
Airmen from across two U.S. Air Force major commands are working together over the next few weeks in order to practice dynamic force employment operations. Specifically, petroleum, oil and lubricant experts will spend the next few weeks preparing to refuel aircraft from across the U.S. Indo-Pacific
A 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III aircrew recently earned several stamps in their passports when they participated in a contingency mission that took them around the world in five days.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 154th Fighter Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard perform simulated emergency field medical procedures during a combat readiness training course during Operation Pacific Iron 2021.
The 36th Installation Deployment Readiness Cell of the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron is the lead section for the wing’s reception, staging, onward movement, and integration mission on Andersen AFB. The IDRC in tandem with all the other support functions collaborate on requirements in support of
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Thao Chau, a water fuels system maintenance contingency trainer instructor assigned to the 554th RED HORSE, hosts a vehicle operation training course for Pacific Iron 2021 participants at North West Field, Guam, July 21, 2021. PACIRON 21 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic
In 2020, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, had a $197.2 million economic impact on Guam’s economy, according to the base’s economic analysis released January 2021.
The Vietnam jungle canopied overhead as the explosive ordnance disposal Airman entered his bamboo hut, where a birthday cake covered in blue and white and a group of team mates were waiting for him.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 36th Wing, Wing Staff Agency dance with middle and high school students during a mentoring volunteer event at Astumbo Middle School, July 19, 2021. The Airmen volunteered through their Sister Village Sister Squadron program, which partnered with Mañe'lu, an
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeremy Sloane, the 36th Wing commander, joins Chief Master Sgt. John Payne, the 36th Wing Command Chief, to wish the people of Guam a wonderful Liberation Day anniversary and thank them for supporting Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Adm. Charles Richard, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander, toured the Indo-Pacific region and met senior government and military representatives from Japan and Republic of Korea, and visited U.S. service members in Hawaii and Guam, July 8 – 18, to discuss topics related to allies and
Several joint military training exercises will take place over the next few months at Andersen AFB.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 199th Fighter Squadron, 154th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, arrive in support of Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 18, 2021. Pacific Iron 2021 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, arrive in support of Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 18, 2021. Pacific Iron 2021 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project
In celebration of the 77th Guam Liberation Day, U.S. Air Force aircraft will perform a formation flyover on July 21, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m.
A group of U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses, Airmen and support equipment from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., deployed to the Indo-Pacific region in support of Pacific Air Forces’ Bomber Task Force, July 14.
Republic of Singapore Maj. Gen. Kelvin Khong, chief of RSAF, visited Andersen Air Force Base to meet with 36th Wing Leadership.
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, arrive in support of Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 14, 2021. Approximately 800 Airmen and 35 aircraft are participating in Pacific Air Forces’ Dynamic Force
The 36 Civil Engineer Squadron will be destroying munitions at the explosive ordnance disposal range from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16. As a safety precaution, the Tarague overlook will be cleared of personnel during time of the detonation.
The public is advised of convoy operations scheduled to support Exercise Forager Pacific 2021 from July 12–14 between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
More than 35 aircraft and approximately 800 Airmen from Pacific Air Forces and Air Combat Command will deploy to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility in July to participate in Operation Pacific Iron 2021.
America’s First Corps will lead U.S. Army Pacific’s Forager 21 which is the primary training exercise in support of Defender Pacific 21. Forager 21 is designed to test and refine the Theater Army and the Corps’ ability to deploy landpower forces to the Pacific, execute command and control, and
Beginning July 15, 2021, on-site COVID-19 testing services at Patriot Express aerial ports of embarkation, Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Maryland, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington, will discontinue.
Navy Cmdr. Angela Watson relinquished command of DLA Energy South-West Pacific to Navy Cmdr. Christopher Radke during a ceremony on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 25.
The 36th Contingency Response Group assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam deployed a Mobile Training Team contingent to the Republic of Palau, June 10, 2021. While there, subject matter experts are teaching members from the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Public Infrastructure and
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeremy Sloane, 36th Wing commander, passes the 36th Mission Support Group guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Kenneth Herndon, 36th MSG incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 29, 2021. Herndon came to the 36th MSG from
Exercise Pacific Griffin 2021, an annual bilateral maritime exercise, is hosting military participants from the U.S. Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy in Guam from June 22–July 7.
U.S. Marines Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 232 arrive on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to conduct training and participate in regional exercises, June 16, 2021. The training and exercises enable the squadron to increase operational readiness, improve interoperability and meet training requirements.
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, completed long-range mission through the Arctic and Pacific regions June 17-18, 2021.The strategic bombers were operating out of Morón Air Base, Spain, in support of the latest Bomber Task Force
As the dust settled after their late afternoon battle, it was the Eagles who soared to victory as they beat the Chiefs 18 - 14 in the Chiefs vs. Eagles softball game 18 June.
The 554th RED HORSE Demolition Team will conduct explosives training from 6 - 11 a.m. June 29 at the quarry near Northwest Field.
Intramural Soccer kicked off this week at Andersen Air Force Base and will run until June 28.
According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry,
Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the
A military contractor began construction on a temporary tent camp on Andersen Air Force Base, June 8, in support of an upcoming military exercise. Once complete, the tent camp will house service members for an expeditionary training event.
The 36th Contracting Squadron held an “Oath of Office” Ceremony for recently minted Department of the Air Force employees on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. As part of the Joint Region Marianas realignment, ten Department of the Navy Contracting professionals transferred to the Department of the Air
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan-- Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 located a missing mariner during a successful search and rescue (SAR) mission from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, June 7.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, 11th Air Force Command Chief visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 7-8, 2021. During his visit, Berg met with Airmen in all tiers, was briefed on the strategic importance of AAFB and how the base projects airpower, expands combat
Senior Airman Crystal Guevara works as an allergy and immunizations technician at the Andersen Air Force Base Medical Clinic. In her current position, she provides care to 6,700 joint service beneficiaries and oversees a $1.2 million vaccination inventory.
A new pair of hands will be at the helm of the world’s largest B-1 bomber combat wing next month.Col. Joseph Sheffield is scheduled to take command of the 28th Bomb Wing during a special ceremony scheduled for June.
It’s the crack of dawn, the smell of waffles fills the air and he is getting his son ready for school. All of a sudden, he hears ‘screech… BANG!’ His heart started to race as he rushes to the window to see what the commotion was.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Ornellas, noncommissioned officer in
U.S. Pacific Air Forces rotated RQ-4 Global Hawks from the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 319th Operations Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 22, 2021.The Global Hawk’s mission is to support a broad range of U.S. intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
Andersen Air Force Base's drinking water is safe to drink and is in compliance with all federal and local regulations, officials announced recently in the 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality report.
German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 28, 2021. During her visit, she toured military facilities, met with U.S. service members and received a brief on Agile Combat Employment concepts conducted by the 36th Contingency Response
Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force deployed airmen, F-16 fighters, F-15SG fighters and a G550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 24, 2021.
Airmen assigned to the 36th Security Forces Squadron and members of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam teamed up to complete a perimeter patrol around Andersen Air Force Base’s less populated areas.
U.S. Air Force, Guam International Airport and Palau firefighters participated in a joint aircraft fire training event at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam May 11.
The 36th Wing is scheduled to conduct an emergency response exercise on May 20, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m at Andersen Air Force Base and Northwest Field.
U.S. Airmen assigned to the Bomber Task Force, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam from Barksdale Air Force Base, conducted an immersion with U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to E-3 ADA Terminal High Altitude Area Defense on Andersen AFB, May 12, 2021. This visit focused on building
U.S. Air Force firefighters assigned to Andersen Air Force Base responded to an off-base structure fire in Harmon, Guam, May 12.
The Bomber Task Force Warrior of the Week for May 2-8 is Senior Airman Sterling Brooks, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile technician, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, participate in Exercise Dragon Forge on Northwest Field from April 3-23, 2021. This exercise is a combat skills training course that prepares participants to deploy to austere locations.
A B-52H Stratofortress bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to conduct integration training with U.S. fighter jets during a Northern Edge Bomber Task Force mission May 7, 2021.
The 2021 Overseas Housing Allowance and utility expense survey for uniformed service members stationed overseas is now open until May 31, 2021.
From foster homes to her forever home, Airman 1st Class Makenna Jessica Martinez Greenlee never could have imagined how big of a family she was going to join.
The Bomber Task Force Warrior of the Week for April 18-24 is Airman Jarret Hostler, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instrument flight control systems journeyman, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Members of the Office of Special Investigations worked to build these relations with Guam’s neighbors, throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, by traveling to and meeting face-to-face with host nation law enforcement and security counterparts in April.
The island of Guam boasts beautiful scenery, ideal surfing weather, mouth-watering foods, and friendly natives surrounding the area. For one Airman, this island isn’t just a workspace but a place he calls home.
The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron replaced two Barrier Arresting Kits on the flight line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 26, 2021. The BAK-12 is an Aircraft Arresting System that acts as a mechanical barrier capable of rapidly decelerating a landing aircraft. The BAK-12 feeds a cable across
"The Air Force Assistance Fund is a really good organization. I like telling my Airmen that we have these resources. It was only during the time of an emergency that I found out that these kinds of things are available, so I like sharing my story with everyone."
The U.S. Air Force (Air Force) is conducting public scoping for the proposal to construct infrastructure upgrades at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, and to use this infrastructure consistent with existing installation operations once construction is completed.
Nearly a dozen Airmen and family members from the 36th Healthcare Operations Squadron partnered with Agat Mayor’s Office staff to paint two bus stops in Agat, Guam, March 20-April 17, 2021.
Andersen Air Force Base Key Spouse Group members paint picnic tables during a base beautification event on AAFB, Guam, April 20, 2021. AAFB leadership, the bases tenant units and private organizations actively create, lead and participate in improving the quality of life on base. (U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Rodgers, NCO in charge of installation security assigned to the 36th Security Forces Squadron, peers at the coastline during a routine jungle patrol on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam April 16, 2021. The 36th SFS patrols AAFB to deter trespassing, poaching, and to check
In correlation with a Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment, four U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft recently returned to Andersen Air Base, Guam, to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region.
Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 19, 2021.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron participate in a COVID-19 relief food distribution event at the community gym in Yona, Guam, April 15, 2021. The 36th CES is Yona’s sister squadron, as part of the Andersen Air Force Base Sister Village Sister Squadron program,
At the recommendation of the FDA and CDC, the Department of Defense is immediately pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Service members assigned to Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam have partnered with the Department of State to bring COVID-19 relief to the Indo-Pacific over the last two months.
Abigail Schooley, a drone enthusiast, and James Trefurt, the chief of plans and programs for the 36th Security Forces discuss the joys of drone flying and also the precautions to take while flying on Guam, April 8, 2021.
Approximately 330 full-time civilian employees currently assigned to support Andersen AFB will administratively transfer from the Navy to the Air Force April 11, 2021.
Patriot Express flights to Andersen AFB have been extended for an additional year. The flight service initially started as a six-month test period, but was extended 12 months due to COVID-19 impacts to ridership. U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command validated the mission and it
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base’s Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1560 donate essential items at The Salvation Army Guam Corps headquarters in Barrigada, Guam, April 8, 2021. The AFSA members garnered more than 1,800 items through donation drives during the month of March,
PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations.The ability to fight and win with Airpower
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington, and the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen AFB, Guam conduct an exercise on Wake Island, Western Pacific, April 2, 2021. Upon arrival, the 36th CRG created a security perimeter, conducted first-aid
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group, prepare to conduct a field training exercise on Wake Island, Western Pacific, April 2, 2021. Upon arrival, the 36th CRG created a security perimeter, conducted first-aid training and established communications on a bare base.
A team of 12 U.S. Army medical professionals began administering COVID-19 Vaccine doses to members of the local communityin Saipan, April 3.
Squadron members across the 36th Wing, with contributions from fellow service members, civilians, and dependents at Andersen Air Force Base, garnered 3,000 pounds of essential goods to donate to the Alee Shelter on Guam, March 31, 2021.
“Practice how you play.” You may have heard a coach or parent tell you this once or twice while learning a sport or hobby and for the members of the U.S. Air Force it’s the same. Whether you are an athlete training for game day or a pilot training for a sortie, practice is key.
Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 26, 2021.
When brave men and women are determined, not even a fire can stop them -- which is why Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) takes pleasure in recognizing winners of the 2020 Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) awards program.
The island of Guam’s breezes, salt air and tropical climate is a paradise, but for fuel infrastructure on Andersen Air Force Base it’s a destructive mix. Defense Logistics Agency Energy is taking a proactive preventative approach to stay on top of the island’s corrosive environment and maintain
The Andersen Airman who died in an off-base motorcycle crash March 16, 2021, has been identified as Staff Sgt. Will S. Gonzales, assigned to the 36th Security Forces Squadron.
U.S. Air Force Guardsmen from the 155th Air Refueling Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard deployed here, along with Coast Guard and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued missing fishermen in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, March 12, 2020.
An Airman assigned to Andersen AFB was killed during an off-base motorcycle crash, March 16, 2021.
Friends and members of the Andersen Air Force Base community came together to celebrate Guam’s native people and culture during the annual Tåotåo Guåhan event held in honor of CHamoru Month at Arc Light Memorial Park at Andersen AFB, March 13, 2021.
The 36th Wing base honor guard Airmen practice military funeral honors at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Mar. 11, 2021. This ceremony pays tribute to our deceased veterans for their sacrifices to our nation.
Every service member that enters the 36th Medical Group comes ready to perform their job, but is also assigned a wartime mission in a contingency response team, sometimes separate from their primary duty.
Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Mar. 12, 2021.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maurice Clark assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, explains the importance of not feeding feral dogs on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and the dangers it may cause to Team Andersen's mission. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)
After serving in the U.S. Air Force for a consecutive 3,000 days, one particular Airman is ready to start his next mission within the newest branch of the military, the U.S. Space Force, and be a part of the one percent of Airmen who swap patches.
“When we heard about the war,” said Judy Sanchez, daughter of Diaz. "I remember my dad saying to my mom, ‘Hun, get my stuff out of the closest. I may be recalled.’ He didn’t get recalled, but he was so ready to answer the call, it made me think; I want to answer the call.”
Multi-capable Airmen of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron drill on defensive combative maneuvers and tactical combat casualty care, as well as aid in emergency airlifts during Exercise Dragon Shield at Northwest Field, Guam, January 13, 2021.
The 36th Medical Group’s Human Performance Team were hand-selected to develop the Air Force Defender Performance Optimization training guide.
After a long winding journey, his arrival back home after over two and a half decades marks Remoket’s favorite moment in the Air Force. How that came about wasn’t exactly expected.
The 36th Contingency Response Group, supported by the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, participated in Cope North 21 on Angaur, Palau from Feb. 4-13, 2021. While transportation was provided by a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules, assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, airdrops were provided by
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), 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, March 2, 2021, starting
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 2 successfully led the award of a $42 million project recently to construct a new Standoff Weapons Complex at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The state-of-the-art complex will make Andersen the first
Members of the 36th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron volunteered with the Mongmong-Toto-Maite Mayor’s Office staff to paint power poles during a beautification event within the village, Feb. 27, 2021.
The 554th RED HORSE Squadron worked hand in hand with Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Koku-Jietei to complete rapid airfield damage repair training as a part of exercise COPE North 21,
Volunteers pose for a photo during the Black History Month unity event at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Feb. 27, 2021. The event focused on this year’s message “The black family: Representation, Identity, And Diversity”. Guests heard stories from volunteers, participated in a unity walk and played
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam— More than 230 Airmen and 15 F-16’s from the 35th Fighter Wing forward deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as the lead wing for Cope North 21 (CN21), Feb. 3-19.CN21 is an annual exercise that serves as a keystone event enhancing United States, Australian and
A mass casualty exercise was conducted on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 10, 2021 as part of Cope North 2021. Members from the 36th Medical Group worked alongside the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, or Koku-Jieitai, Royal Australian Air Force, 624th Aerospace Medical Squadron and the 18th
Somewhere above the vast Pacific Ocean, a fighter aircraft has flown for hours, and its fuel supply is running low. Unable to return to its home station for fuel, that's when Agile Combat Employment comes into play. Down below on a small island, three Airmen are waiting to refuel the aircraft and
As Pacific Air Force’s largest multinational exercise, Cope North is a giant melting pot of cultures. With both English and Japanese-speaking participants, the importance of communication cannot be understated. Interpreters, like U.S. Air Force Maj. Brittany Morreale, are the linchpin to mission
Andersen chapel hosted the first ever Fat Tuesday 5K fun run.
Members across the Air Mobility Operations Wing participated in a Port Dawg Rodeo during exercise Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, February 11, 2021. It’s not often the members of the AMOW get a chance to train together. Since they are gathered here for Cope North, they decided to put
Team Andersen hosted a static tour for service members, spouses and local community leaders during exercise Cope North 2021. Exercise Cope North 2021 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces joint/combined, trilateral field training exercise occurring Feb. 3-19, 2021. The exercise includes participants
Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., participate in exercise Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12, 2021. Approximately 2,200 personnel and 97 aircraft were brought together
A Japan Air Self-Defense Force, or Koku-Jieitai, F-15J Eagles assigned to the 201st Squadron, Chitose Air Base, Japan, takes off during exercise Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 11, 2021. Cope North is an annual multinational exercise designed to increase capabilities and
The Department of the Air Force announced it is establishing policy to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 and newly released DoDI 1320.14 requiring all services to furnish adverse information to promotion boards considering officers for promotion to the regular
U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2021. Cope North is an annual multinational exercise designed to increase capabilities and improve interoperability among partner nations,
Team Andersen hosted an airfield tour for service members, spouses and local community leaders throughout exercise Cope North 2021. Exercise Cope North 2021 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces joint/combined, trilateral field training exercise occurring Feb. 3-19, 2021. The exercise includes
Security Forces members from the United States Air Force, U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force), participated in Pacific Defender 21-1, Jan. 22-26, 2021.
Air forces from the United States, Japan and Australia will participate in Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 3-19 to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations, as well as to conduct large force employment and combat air forces training.
The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership
Four U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress returned to the Indo-Pacific region Jan. 28 for a Bomber Task Force deployment, conducting operations out of Andersen Air Force Base.
Members of Andersen Air Force Base recognized all the hard work done by Airmen in the Biomedical Science Corps in honor of the 56th Annual Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week, Jan. 25-29, 2021.
The 36th Medical Group began distribution in line with the Department of Defense’s prioritized phased approach for administering the vaccine to strengthen the DoD’s ability to protect our people, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is managing $96 million worth of repairs at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as part of continued Defense Logistics Agency – Energy support to enhance fuel storage capabilities Air Force-wide.The critical construction on the
The printer in your office has stopped working. We’re mid-pandemic and no one will let you enter their office to print off the paperwork you need for your next meeting. You inform your flight chief, and he tells you they already put in a request for a new one months ago. Now you’ve missed your
Andersen Air Force Base hosted a DFE this last month called WestPac, starting early November, with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The F-22s will depart Andersen AFB at the beginning of December.
For 69 years, the Operation Christmas Drop mission has demonstrated America’s goodwill to those with few material resources.
A C-130J Super Hercules conducted a hot-pit refuel of a pair of F-22 Raptors Nov. 24 at Koror Palau International Airport using an Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System, or ABFDS.
Operation Christmas Drop is a U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored multinational training and humanitarian assistance mission based out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This year’s event is bilateral and conducted in partnership with Japan as the 69th iteration of the operation is set to begin 5
Airmen from the 736th Security Forces Squadron hosted a subject matter expert knowledge exchange between several military and civilian K-9 units on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Nov. 20.
The Office of Special Investigations 6th Field Investigations Region Special Missions Branch in Guam hosted a virtual subject matter expert exchange with members of the Federated States of Micronesia National Police and Pohnpei State Police to discuss presumptive drug test kits Nov. 18.
Munitions that will be used to support Andersen Air Force Base defense and exercises were received and transported from Naval Base Guam to Andersen AFB in a joint-service Oceanic Shipping Container Operation from Nov. 15 and will end Nov. 19, 2020.
A contingent of 94th Fighter Squadron Airmen and F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to conduct missions in the Western Pacific. By working alongside allied and joint partner air forces, WestPac aims to
Airmen with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) participated in a joint interoperability exercise to test long-range force packaging and demonstrate global reach capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region, Nov. 12.
Team Andersen conducted an antiterrorism/force protection exercise dubbed Sling Stone 21-1 on November 5, 2020, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with its Joint Region Marianas partners to strengthen the base’s ability to respond to security threats.
As the B-1B Lancer aircraft soars through the skies, enabling the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) aircrew to conduct missions in the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, there’s one big reason for their success:
The 36th Operation Support Squadron’s Radar, Airfield & Weather System technicians recently repaired the klystron, a power source for the antenna amplifier, on the Next-Generation Radar system on Guam Oct. 27.
Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) is scheduled to participate in Exercise Sling Stone 21-1 (ESS 21), an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise, Nov 5.
Has there ever been a time at work where a process or piece of equipment just wasn’t cutting it? Imagine this, the average person works about a 40-hour work week. During that time they have to work with a piece of equipment that is 40 years old and gives more issues than solutions. That individual
Approximately 200 Airmen and four B-1B Lancer aircraft with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct Bomber Task Force missions in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts with allies, partners and joint
For the first time ever, Silver Flag’s training team recently mobilized to Osan Air Base to challenge Airmen and Sailors from across the globe during expeditionary training.
The Joint Region Marianas Service Member of the Year award is something awarded to military members who not only go above and beyond in their career fields, but are also an active representation of what it means to be a military member. Each of these things holds true for this year's winner, Senior
Approximately 150 Airmen and four B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D., participated in Valiant Shield 2020 (VS20), a biennial, U.S.-only, joint field training exercise with a focus on integration between U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans.
Airmen from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron are fueling the fight day and night during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base Sept. 20, 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in
An individual was found unresponsive Sept. 15, 2020 in base lodging on Andersen Air Force Base and later pronounced deceased.
Four Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for Bomber Task Force (BTF) operations, September 10, 2020.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25, on Guam and around the MarianaIslands Range Complex.
She dug through tons of dirt, mud, clay and scorpions in her search for two missing pilots. From May 25 through June 13, 2019, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dotey Lynn, commander’s support staff for the 36th Wing Comptroller Squadron and a group of multi-branched volunteers were going to Laos to
Being an Air Force recruiter can be a tough and grueling job. For one recruiter, years of hard work paid off recently when he was named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.
On August 29, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper hosted Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono in Guam, where they reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and discussed ways to deepen and expand bilateral defense cooperation.
The 25th Fighter Squadron (FS), assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea, are honing their flight skills while at the Farallon de Medinilla Range (FDM Range), Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands while deployed here, Aug. 10- 21.
When Sergeant John Dellinger watched the 3d Marine Division—his assigned B-29 aircraft, not the military ground force—take-off for Mission No. 330 on the afternoon of August 14, 1945, he was unaware it would be the last Allied combat run of the Second World War.
The 554th RED HORSE Demolition Team will conduct explosives training from 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the quarry near Northwest Field.