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  • Girl Scouts build teamwork in Andersen’s first Camporee

    More than 35 Girl Scouts from six troops participated in the first Andersen Service Unit Girl Scouts Camporee held May 16 at Tarague Beach. The Camporee, led by more than 20 volunteers, focused on building teamwork and camaraderie within and between each troop. Rhonda Sprague, Andersen Service Unit

  • Vietnamese, Indonesian officials visit Andersen for information exchange

    Members of the 736th Security Forces Squadron hosted Vietnamese and Indonesian officials for the Subject Matter Expert Exchange held here May 17-19. Col. Tran Van Thuan and Mr. Cu Huy Cuong from Vietnam and Maj. Agung Satya Wibowo and Capt. Tatiet Rodadi from Indonesia visited several sites around

  • Asian-Pacific heritage alive on Team Andersen

    Approximately four percent of all Air Force members are of Asian-Pacific heritage, and according to Team Andersen members, the statistic is very important. Staff Sgt. Curt Mitchell, 36th Force Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the First Term Airman Center, is part Korean and

  • Professional military education essential for a CCAF degree

    Senior Airman Chloe Rainey, 36th Medical Operations Squadron member and staff sergeant select, recently graduated from the Community College of the Air Force and says her professional military education was a critical stepping stone towards earning her degree. "Not many people get a CCAF degree

  • Andersen Airmen share time with elementary school students

    Airmen from the 36th Operations Group and 36th Maintenance Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, joined Machananao Elementary School students May 15 for physical education. More than 35 Airmen assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 525th Expeditionary

  • Refueling Reservists deploy to Guam to support TSP

    More than 100 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., deployed here at the end April. The unit is assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to support the Theater Security Package in the Western Pacific as part of the

  • Raptor squadron deploys to Andersen

    A contingent of 12 F-22 Raptors landed here May 13 completing the arrival of more than 200 Airmen from the 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. The 525th EFS, commonly referred to as the Five-Two-Five, deployed here in support of Pacific Command's Theater Security Package

  • Air Force leaders name next top enlisted leader

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley have announced the Airman selected to be the service's next enlisted leader. Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy will become the 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force during an appointment

  • Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability rules

    Department of Veterans Affairs representatives are ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1 and Defense Department officials are working to get the word out on the proposed policy regarding the bill's transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new

  • B-2 aircrews complete Polar Lightning exercise

    Four B-2 Spirit pilots assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a 24-hour training mission after flying a 10,000-mile roundtrip flight to Alaska as part of the Continuous Bomber Presence here. The exercise, Polar Lightning, supports Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces Command

  • 36th CS ‘Top Performer’ takes pride in mentorship

    The ability to mentor is one of many key attributes noncommissioned officers in the Air Force must have to be effective leaders. For one NCO in the 36th Communications Squadron, his dedication to the mission and commitment to mentorship garnered him recognition as Team Andersen's 'Top

  • Andersen Middle School cross-country teams win all-island meet

    Andersen Middle School boys' and girls' cross-country teams competed against five other schools and placed first overall in the All-Island Cross-Country Meet May 7 at Asan Beach. The boys' team hard work during the season paid off as Ahanu Kinney placed sixth, and Donovan Alger placed tenth out of

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer is upon us

    Well team Andersen, another 101 Critical Days of Summer is upon us. The campaign will run from May 22 to Sept. 8. During this period in 2008 the Air Force suffered 16 fatalities with one coming from the 36th Wing. The goal for us this summer, like last summer, is zero fatalities with little to no

  • Andersen technical sergeants earn their stripes

    Forty-three Team Andersen technical sergeants earned a promotion sequence number to advance to the rank of master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System May 14 here. The average score for those selected was 340.41, with an average time in grade and time in service of 4.45 and 16.40

  • Chief retires and looks forward to rest of life with family

    With 26 years of service to the U.S. Air Force and his country Chief Master Sgt. Al Irwin, 734th Air Mobility Squadron superintendent, thinks it's time to say good bye. Chief Irwin's retirement ceremony was held May 15 at the Palm Tree Golf Course Conference Room with approximately 100 Team Andersen

  • U.S. Air Force to deploy Raptors to Japan, Guam

    The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to deploy two contingents of F-22A Raptors to the Pacific theater in May for approximately four months. Current plans call for 12 of the fighters to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan, from the 94th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and another 12 to

  • Spring Carnival a blast for Team Andersen

    More than 600 military and family members attended the Spring Carnival and participated in the Easter egg hunt held at the field adjacent to Andersen's Youth Center April 11. Since April is Month of the Military Child, the Airman and Family Readiness Center combined the base's annual Easter egg hunt

  • 624th RSG commander meets Guam Reservists, employers and military partners

    The new commander of the 624th Regional Support Group met with the unit's Guam-based Reservists and some of their employers during a weeklong visit April 21-26. This was Col. Robert "Randy" Huston's first time visiting Guam since taking command of the Hawaii-based group in January. "The focus of

  • Andersen teachers honored during National Teacher Appreciation Week

    Andersen Elementary and Middle schools joined together with schools around the country to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3 through May 9. Teacher Appreciation Week encourages all citizens to show their appreciation to teachers and offers the opportunity for everyone to reaffirm

  • 554th RHS Airman epitomizes 'whole person' concept

    Finding a perfect balance between on- and off-duty ventures may seem daunting to some Airmen, but one senior airman from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron makes well-roundedness look seamless. Senior Airman Brandon Hall, 554th RHS structural journeyman and Team Andersen's top performer, constructs solid

  • Andersen kids aiming to 'Get Caught Doing it Right'

    The 36th Wing Safety Office and 36th Security Forces Squadron implemented a joint program called "Get Caught Doing it Right" April 7. The program targets school-age children who properly utilize required safety gear and provides an incentive for kids doing it right. Once a child has been "caught,"

  • 734th AMS safety program tops earns AF safety award

    Holding true to their motto "Safety by the book and then on time," the 734th Air Mobility Squadron earned the Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for their ground safety program. In a congratulatory letter, Col. Donald Halpin, Air Mobility Command safety director, praised the

  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations - Eyes of the Eagle

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - As one of the second-most sought out career fields in the Air Force, the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) employs more than 3,000 active duty, Reserve and civilian personnel. According to their factsheet, AFOSI provides professional investigative service to

  • 36th LRS senior NCO earns 'Top Performer' honors

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - A 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron member was recently honored when he received the senior noncommissioned officer of the quarter award. Master Sgt. David Laun, 36th LRS fuels operation section chief, exhibits the traits of an exceptional Airman, earning him the

  • Air Force builds medical facility, improves medical care for Palau

    The Civil Action Team program, a joint humanitarian operation, recently opened a new Air Force-built medical facility on the Micronesian island of Palau. The $150,000 Airai Clinic, built by more than a dozen Air Force civil engineers, opened May 5 and will provide basic medical care to the local

  • Team Andersen pool to get facelift

    The base pool reopened here March 9, but it won't remain open for long. During a town hall meeting held at the base theater Feb. 27, Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, announced the pool's new hours of operations and the base's plans for renovating the pool. Andersen's base pool reopened

  • Skyline Flight Kitchen moves closer to flightline

    Andersen's Skyline Flight Kitchen has recently changed locations, moving closer to the flightline to better serve its customers. It is now fully operational. The flight kitchen relocated next to the 734th Air Mobility Squadron passenger terminal April 29 in the space where Winchell's previously was

  • Air Force programs help Airmen earn commission

    The Air Force encourages its Airmen to excel on all levels including education - so much so, that it's a requirement to be able to advance in rank. Education is important throughout a member's career no matter if it's four years or 20. Education is essential for Airmen in their careers in the Air

  • Andersen youth have fun, get fit during Fun and Fitness Week

    More than 150 students, ranging from pre-kindergarteners to fifth-graders, participated in Fun and Fitness Week, a program designed to promote healthy living among children, May 5-8 at Andersen Elementary School here. Physical education teachers Dialma Cartagena and Josephine Pinto organized the

  • Air Force fiscal 2010 budget reflects rebalanced priorities

    Air Force officials here announced May 7 that its portion of the president's $3.4 trillion fiscal 2010 federal budget reflects a balanced strategy to prevail in today's joint fight and sustain air, space and cyberspace dominance. The two overarching principles guiding next year's budget are

  • ‘Smooth Move’ program simplifies PCS process

    Chances are there's been a time or two when you felt like pulling your hair out during a permanent change of station. However, thanks to the Airman and Family Readiness Center's "Smooth Move" program, a PCS can be an enjoyable process. Because wing officials recognize the importance of the program,

  • PACAF, Annual award winner recognized as Team Andersen's 'Top Performer'

    A noncommissioned officer from the 36th Medical Support Squadron recently took home the 2008 NCO of the Year award for the 36th Wing, as well as Pacific Air Forces' 2008 Health Plans Management NCO of the Year award. Those achievements make Staff Sgt. Jamie Brewer, TRICARE Service Center

  • Team Andersen helps local community at soap box derby

    Nearly 50 Team Andersen members pulled together to make the annual soap box derby held at the Yigo drag strip May 9 a success. The event, sponsored by the Big Brother Big Sister Organization, takes several days and approximately eight hours of volunteer work to set up. "Since Andersen has been

  • Operation Linebacker provides lessons for long-duration sorties

    This month marks the 37th anniversary of Operation Linebacker I - an air operation executed from Andersen Air Force Base aimed at disrupting North Vietnamese supply routes and reinforcement units fighting in the south. Today, long-endurance air missions like Polar Lightning, in which 13th

  • Can you find the balance to be truly fit?

    Are you fit? Being "fit" means different things to different people. A long-distance runner believes he is fit because he can run long distances without stopping, and he isn't very concerned about his lack of muscle mass or strength. A power lifter, on the other hand, believes he is fit because he

  • Ten things to do this weekend

    Family golfing Every Sunday at 2 p.m. families can golf for $35 at the Palm Tree Golf Course on Andersen. The offer includes green fees for up to four people, two carts and rental clubs. Guam Soap Box Derby The Guam Soap Box Derby takes place at May 9 at the Guam International Raceway Park. Winner

  • Take to the skies: 734th AMS provides space available travel

    For those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines with a case of island fever, the 734th Air Mobility Squadron has the cure. The 734th AMS offers first-come, first-serve space available travel to all active duty, Reserve and Guard servicemembers, dependants and DoD civilians able to acquire a command

  • Reserve Airmen complete deployment to Guam

    More than 110 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., completed a four-month deployment May 1 to Andersen Air Force Base. The Airmen formed the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to support Pacific refueling operations. KC-135s have been routinely deployed

  • 36th FSS Airman renders first aid during traffic accident

    A routine trip home from work became a rush to rescue for a senior airman from the 36th Force Support Squadron. Senior Airman Jonathan Ardis, who recently arrived on station from Osan Air Base, Korea, was driving along Route 1 when he noticed a traffic accident. According to Airman Ardis, a gold car

  • The Cheaters rock out for Guam servicemembers

    While Guam offers many activities unique to a tropical island, servicemembers stationed here enjoy taking advantage of opportunities to reconnect with the continental U.S. The Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment agency delivered an opportunity April 3 and 4 by bringing The Cheaters, a

  • Star student: Eighth grader strives to keep local community at its best

    Donovan Alger likes social studies, volleyball, soccer and basketball, but the eighth grader has aspirations to one day become a lawyer "I think I'll be a good lawyer because I question and argue about everything," Donovan said. "It's really fun to try and find every point of view about a subject.

  • Network 5/6 builds future AF leaders

    Noncommissioned officers in the Air Force have many expectations. They're charged with being leaders, mentors and to provide counsel to senior leaders in the chain of command. As members of Network 5/6, Team Andersen staff and technical sergeants receive ample opportunities to build these skills as

  • 36th MRS, 736th SFS lifelines for Pacific disaster relief

    When disaster strikes at home or on the highways, people call 911 for assistance, but who do people call for disasters of epic proportions? The Pacific region has its own version of 911 when typhoons, tsunamis and other significant natural disasters occur - the 36th Contingency Response Group's 36th

  • Air Force officer trains for triathlons

    As the 36th Mission Support Group executive officer, 2nd Lt. Sarah Mutter is always busy but still manages to stay fit to fight by training for triathlons in her spare time. Lieutenant Mutter has been training for triathlons for approximately a year and bikes 26 miles, swims 3,000 meters and runs

  • PACAF Command Chief visits Andersen

    Visiting bases is the most direct means the Pacific Air Forces' command chief has to communicate with PACAF Airmen and families, whether it's to listen to their concerns or to deliver messages from Air Force leadership. PACAF Command Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop visited Andersen April 1 to 3 to

  • Devoted defender earns 'Top Performer' honors

    An Airman assigned to the 254th Security Forces Squadron recently received the Pacific Air Forces Airman of the Year Award. Staff Sgt. Shaun Morrison, 254th Security Forces Squadron security controlman, exhibits the traits of an exceptional Airman, earning him the distinction as one of Andersen and

  • Enlisted professional organizations hold consolidated membership drive

    To promote and encourage involvement in Air Force professional organizations, Team Andersen will be holding a consolidated membership drive at the base exchange April 17. The event is a joint venture between the Top 3, Network 5/6 and First Four Airmen. Along with the membership drive, there will be

  • No exceptions: Reflective belts mandatory at night

    According to 36th Wing Instruction 91-202, Team Andersen members will wear reflective vest/belts/accessories during the hours of darkness or reduced visibility. "We receive a lot of phone calls about personnel running at night with no reflective gear," said Staff Sgt. Scott Miller, 36th Wing ground

  • A leap of faith: 36th CRG conducts jump training

    A leap of faith is all it takes for members of the 36th Contingency Response Group during their three-week Proficiency Jump Training that started April 6. Airmen from the 736th Security Forces Squadron 36th Mobility Readiness Squadron, and the 644th Combat Communications Squadron are scheduled to

  • 90th EAMU hosts tour for Machananao Elementary School students

    The 90th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, deployed from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, hosted Machananao Elementary School on Andersen's flightline to give the students an idea of what their job as F-22 maintainers entails. Since deployed to Andersen AFB, more than a hundred airmen from the 90th

  • F-22 exchange pilot helps strengthen U.S., Australian ties

    A Royal Australian Air Force pilot assigned to the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron has had the opportunity to fly the United States Air Force's premier fighter, the F-22 Raptor, as part of a foreign pilot exchange program. Squadron Leader (O-4) Matthew Harper is an F-22 instructor pilot and the

  • Star student: Kindergartener has a passion for the arts

    Five year old Jarrett Mitchell likes music and art - a passion not often associated with kindergarteners. "I want to be an art teacher when I grow up," Jarrett said. "Art is fun, so by being an art teacher, I can have fun every day." Jarrett's teacher selected the Andersen Elementary School student

  • Team Andersen use week to brush up on fire safety

    Ensuring safety at all levels is one of the Air Force's highest priorities. That's why Pacific Air Forces directed an out-of-cycle fire prevention week April 6 to April 10. Electrical fires have damaged facilities at three PACAF bases over the last year. In an effort to raise awareness and prevent

  • Team Andersen holds tryouts for base volleyball teams

    Approximately 45 athletes from Team Andersen competed for positions on the men's and women's base volleyball teams April 6 through April 9 at the Coral Reef Fitness Center gym. During the four-day tryout, potential players practiced volleyball fundamentals. "We worked on the basics such as hitting,

  • Space Camp available to Andersen Youth

    Andersen's youth program is offering children an opportunity to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., from July 26 through Aug. 1 for free. The camp normally costs $900 to attend. The deadline to apply is May 4. Considering the fast approaching deadline, Daniel Aflleje, 36th Force Support Squadron

  • School uniforms here to stay

    School uniforms were smoothly implemented for children in Department of Defense Education Activity schools on Guam during the 2007-2008 school year, and according to Andersen Middle School principal, William Hall, they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. All DoDEA schools on Guam adopted a

  • 36th FSS Airmen clean up local flea market

    Nearly a dozen Airmen from the 36th Force Support Squadron volunteered more than 20 hours cleaning up the Dededo Flea Market March 22. The Airmen spent two hours each picking up plastic bags, paper towels and other miscellaneous debris strewn throughout the area while local vendors observed and

  • Andersen gives military, local community members, up-close view of F-22, B-2

    More than 400 military spouses, Department of Defense employees, Guam civic leaders and local community members received a first-hand look at two F-22A Raptors, a B-2 Spirit and a KC-135 Stratotanker on display at Hangar 1 here March 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crewmembers from each aircraft answered

  • Andersen Fire and Emergency Services honored at Upi Elementary

    Upi Elementary School administrators and faculty honored four representatives of Andersen Fire and Emergency Services Flight during a ceremony at Upi Elementary School March 23 for their help with Guam's 2009 Special Olympics Track and Field competition. The firefighters volunteered more than 14

  • 90th EFS complete Guam air defense exercise

    The 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, and associated maintenance and support personnel, completed a Guam air self defense exercise March 10-12 in the skies around Guam. Jungle Shield is an exercise flown here providing Air Force members with invaluable training in air defense tactics, and alert

  • Dicemen maintainers better Guam, selves, through community service

    Airmen from the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, deployed here from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, have been spending their time bettering the local community of Guam through various volunteer efforts. Since their arrival in January in support of the F-22 Raptor Theater Security

  • 13th EBS completes deployments first Polar Lightning exercise

    Deployed aircrew members from the 13th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron recently completed their first Polar Lightning exercise. Flying four B-2 Spirit bombers, the Airmen completed the exercise, which tests their ability to execute a long-duration mission soon after deploying to a forward operating

  • Thunderbirds, F-22A Raptor to perform at Team Andersen Airshow '09

    The Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, and the world's premier fifth generation fighter, the USAF F-22A Raptor, will perform aerial demonstrations at the Team Andersen Airshow '09 here Sept. 30, 2009. According to Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, Team

  • Annual National Prayer Luncheon held at PTGCC

    The base chapel hosted the Andersen 2009 National Prayer Luncheon at the Palm Tree Golf Course Conference room here from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 19. "The purpose of the National Prayer Breakfast is to bring the nation together in recognition of the moral and religious values upon which it was

  • Andersen commissary takes security to next level

    Team Andersen's commissary recently installed a new security system in efforts to upgrade, improve loss prevention and deter potential shoplifters from obtaining five-finger discounts. The 21 cameras were installed in mid-February, and according to the base commissary management, there have been no

  • Jellyfish wash ashore at Tarague Beach

    Due to the high winds causing Man of War jellyfish to wash up on Tarague Beach since Feb. 22, red and purple warning flags are posted to provide accurate information to beachgoers. The red flags mean no swimming in the beach waters and purple flags mean there are hazardous forms of marine life in

  • Stealth fighter, bomber deployed to Guam for first time

    For the first time, F-22 Raptors and B-2 Spirits, the only stealth platforms in the Air Force's current inventory, are deployed outside the continental United States to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, showcasing the U.S. commitment to peace and stability in the region. Fourteen F-22s and more than

  • 36th EAMXS Maintenance officer takes title of 11th Air Forces best CGO

    A Maintenance officer deployed here from Elmendorf Air Force Base was recently named the 11th Air Force's Company Grade Officer of the year. Capt. Mary Lent, 36th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in-charge, is deployed here from Elmendorf Air Force Base with a

  • Andersen Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday

    Whispers of excitement echoed the hallways this morning at Andersen Elementary school. The children have been learning about Dr. Seuss all week and capped it off by eating green eggs and ham and celebrating his works during the Dr. Seuss Book Camp March 6. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the

  • Andersen members awarded for life-saving acts

    A recognition awards ceremony honoring the rescue members of 9-year-old Jayleen Jaylo was held March 4 at Andersen Elementary School's Dolphin Theater. In November 2008 at Andersen's base pool, Jaylo experienced a near-drowning incident that almost took her life. Friends, swimmers and medical

  • Joint blood drives a success

    Approximately 100 Joint Region Guam members donated blood at the Armed Forces Blood Bank Center blood drives March 2 through March 4 at Andersen and Naval Base Guam. The donations are vital to the AFBBC's continued operations because the organization primarily accepts donation from servicemembers

  • Outdoor recreation opens for business at new location

    After 15 years, outdoor recreation has returned to its old location at Bldg. 25018, previously occupied by the base furniture store. The move allows outdoor recreation to broaden its inventory to better accommodate Team Andersen's renting needs. "We operated out of this building throughout the '80s,

  • Air Force and Navy work together to make reenlistment a success

    By participating in a joint reenlistment, members of the Air Force and Navy proved that friendly rivalry is just that, friendly.Navy Lt. Cmdr. Willis Arnold, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam executive officer, reenlisted Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Campos, 554th RED HORSE Squadron

  • 554th RED HORSE Squadron saddles up for deployment

    More than 50 554th RED HORSE Squadron members departed from Andersen March 1 and 2 to Fort McCoy, Wis. The Airmen will go through combat skills training for nearly a month in preparation for their deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The six-month

  • Single 800 number for all Airmen

    Members of the Total Force - regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilian and retired Airmen - are now have one central phone number for help with their personnel questions. Members of the Air Force community should call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 to reach a

  • March celebrates Women’s History

    March is designated as National Women's History Month to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of many amazing women both past and present. Since 1775, when the first American soldiers took up arms to fight for the nation's independence, women have courageously and selflessly served this great

  • Andersen's combat communicators to participate in Cope Tiger

    More than 30 644th Combat Communications Squadron members are slated to participate in Exercise Cope Tiger in Thailand March 9-20. Cope Tiger is an annual, multilateral large force exercise conducted in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only multilateral field training exercise held in Thailand.

  • AES students broaden horizons at Gef Pa'go Park

    Andersen Elementary School students caught a glimpse of early 20th century Chamorro culture during a recent field trip to Gef Pa'go Park in historic Inalahan, Guam. Gef Pa'go Park is one of Guam's last remnants of Spanish era village life that offers demonstrations and exhibits showcasing the daily

  • Star student: Math whiz dreams of piloting aircraft

    Tyler Franjesevic likes math, books, writing and tee ball, but the second grader dreams of being a pilot when he grows up. Tyler's teachers selected the Andersen Elementary School student as a star student for his consideration for his peers and his conduct within the classroom. "He always uses

  • Team Andersen complies with new PACAF fit testing procedures

    Beginning March 1, Team Andersen will implement Pacific Air Forces' new physical fitness assessment procedures.Gen. Howie Chandler, PACAF commander, directed PACAF bases to centralize its fitness tests through health and wellness centers in mid-December. The change ensures better test

  • 736th SFS named PACAF's outstanding small security forces unit

    Pacific Air Force's officials recently named Andersen's 736th Security Forces Squadron the command's most outstanding small security forces unit for 2008. The 736th SFS will now compete against all other major command winners to vie for the Air Force Outstanding Small Security Forces Unit award. "I

  • Town Hall meeting addresses issues across base

    Renovation to the base pool, housing improvements, youth activities, vandalism and running safety are some of the topics that were discussed among Team Andersen members attending a Town Hall meeting Feb. 27 at the base theater. Andersen leadership held the meetings in order to foster a better

  • 13th Bomb Squadron continues Global Deterrence mission at Andersen

    More than 250 Airmen and four B-2 Spirits, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Miss., began arriving here Feb. 23, to replace the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and its B-52 Stratofortress' in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Continuous Bomber Presence in the region. Andersen Air Force Base

  • 23rd EBS deployment comes to close

    Members of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and their six B-52 Stratofortress' are scheduled to return home to Minot, N.D., at the end of February, after completing a five month deployment here. The 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, comprised of more than 250 Airmen and six B-52 Stratofortress',

  • Egress technicians keep raptor pilots covered

    A specialized polycarbonate is the main element that separates an F-22 Raptor pilot from threatening and compromising conditions like lightening strikes, blinding sun rays, and the formidable, unpredictable bird strikes. It's one of the jobs of an Air Force egress technician to ensure the canopy

  • Comedy show gets laughs out of Team Andersen

    The Laura Park Comedy Group brought out its bag of laughs for about 150 Team Andersen members during a free comedy show at the Top of the Rock Hightides Feb. 21. Stand-up comedians Sean Ottey, Dan Moore, Laura Park and Wiley Roberts also performed a show at U.S. Naval Base, Guam Feb. 20. The Laura

  • Culture fest culminates African American Heritage Month

    Team Andersen celebrated African American Heritage Observation Month in style with a culture fest hosted by the base's African American Heritage Observation Month committee at the base exchange Feb. 21. Nearly 200 Team Andersen volunteers came together to spread knowledge of African American culture

  • Andersen recognizes top performers of 2008

    Team Andersen recognized six Airmen and three civilians for their hard work and dedication on and off duty during the Annual Awards Banquet held Feb. 19 at the Chamorro Ballroom, Marriott Hotel. The theme of this year's Annual Awards "Fly, Flight, Win" drives home the reminder that the Air Force

  • Congressman Skelton, HASC visit Andersen

    Chairman of the U.S. House Committee and Armed Services Congressman Ike Skelton, D- Mo., lead a delegation of 12 members of Congress on a trip here today as part of their Asia-Pacific itinerary that includes stops in Hawaii, South Korea, Okinawa, Japan and Iwo Jima. While at Andersen members of the

  • Team Andresen celebrates the day of love

    Team Andersen celebrated Valentine's Day with several activities across the base Feb. 14. The day began with the Valentine's Day 5K, where about 50 Team Andersen members participated. The run wasn't just limited to Airmen, though. Children of all ages took part in the event."Running 5Ks with my

  • First Four provides opportunities for Airmen to soar

    The Andersen First Four Council provides an outlet for Airmen seeking professional growth and striving to be an active part of improving the morale, welfare and quality of life of their peers.The First Four, governed by an executive board featuring a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer

  • Andersen patios receive facelift through housing project

    Team Andersen recently kicked off a housing project that will replace nearly 400 base housing patios. The project is scheduled to be completed May 21 and will cost about $1 million. Base resident's calls for service were heard after many called housing officials and submitted work orders requesting

  • Congratulations to the ALS graduates and award winners of class 09-B

    Congratulations to the Airman Leadership School graduates and award winners of class 09-B.  GraduatesSenior Airman Amanda Arndt                   554th RED HORSE Squadron               Senior Airman Brian Barr                           36th Munitions SquadronSenior Airman Ian

  • U.S., JASDF members complete Cope North 09-1

    U.S. and Japanese forces completed an annual two-week bilateral exercise Feb. 13, that was designed to increase interoperability between the two nations. Cope North 09-1 is a Pacific-Command sponsored exercise that was designed and developed by 13th Air Force, Detachment 1, to increase combat

  • Congratulations to the Logistics Readiness Officer/Civilian awards winners

    Congratulations to the following individuals. Logistics Plans Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Sgt. William Booth                                     36th Logistics Readiness Squadron Logistics Plans Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Senior Master Sgt. Michael

  • Team Andersen volunteers tear down safety hazard to protect base community

    Twelve Team Andersen volunteers recently tore down a playground that has been a safety hazard here for more than five years. The playground, located near Chapel Two, Outdoor Recreation and the Child Development Center, was damaged when Typhoons Chataan and Pongsona hit Guam in 2002. At the time the

  • Travel voucher policy change to take effect

    Air Force Financial Management is currently undergoing the greatest single change in its 60-year history."We - and all of Air Force Financial Management - are transforming the way we conduct business to better provide expert decision support and analysis to commanders while continuing to provide

  • Congratulations to the 2008 PACAF Media Contest Winners

    Congratulations to the following individuals.Print Graphics CategoryBest Sports ArticleStaff Sgt. Jamie Lessard                      36th Wing Public Affairs Best Commentary Maj. Richelle Dowdell                           36th Wing Public AffairsPhotography Category Best Sports Photo Staff Sgt.

  • Andersen Elementary School receives accreditation recommendation from board

    The Quality Assurance Review Team School Accreditation board evaluated Andersen Elementary School from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5 to assess the school's accreditation status. "The accreditation board now comes to the school every five years due to a policy change; the board used to assess Andersen

  • Team Andersen becomes financially savvy at seminar

    More than 70 Team Andersen members attended a financial management seminar at the Palm Tree Golf Course Conference room here Feb. 3.The two-hour seminar  takes place twice a year, focuses on investing, insurance debt and budget management. Guest speaker James Dickie Jr., a United Services Automobile

  • Aggressors arrive at Andersen for Cope North exercise

    Ten F-16 Aggressors from the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base Guam, Jan.31, to participate in Cope North 09-1. Cope North is two-week annual Bilateral exercise between U.S. forces and the Japan Air Self Defense Force that begins Feb. 2,

  • Phishing: Don't take the bait

    Nearly 60 million phishing emails are sent each day attempting to steal personal information, but it's vital to Andersen's base network security that all Team Andersen users are educated to recognize common phishing techniques. Phishing scams are usually sent via e-mail and are designed to cause

  • Congratulations to January promotees

    The following Airmen were promoted and recognized during a recent promotion ceremony Jan. 30.Airman Christopher Foley                                       734th Air Mobility Squadron Airman 1st Class Tom Cruz                                                     36th Logistics Readiness Squadron

  • Deployed Warbirds train how they fight during Tropic Fury exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron recently completed exercise Tropic Fury, a nine-day exercise conducted over the Pacific Ocean Jan. 20-29. Planning for this exercise began in November, and was orchestrated primarily by company grade officers with support and oversight from

  • Team Andersen shows some love for Valentine's Day

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's not too late to get your loved one a special surprise or to have fun with a friend thanks to several Andersen facilities.Single Roses and Balloon Bouquets To Go Order a "Single Rose To Go" or a "Balloon Bouquet To Go" until Tuesday at the Andersen

  • AMC commander underscores airlift's importance to the Pacific theater

    Enroute to New Zealand where he will embed in Operation DEEP FREEZE missions, Air Mobility Command's commander visited Andersen to reinforce the importance of the AMC's mission in the region. His flight across the Pacific underscores Guam's strategic value and AMC's contributions within the Pacific

  • Congratulations to the 36th Wing quarterly award winners

    The 36th Wing quarterly award winners for September to December 2008 are: Honor Guard Category Airman 1st Class Jeffery Harrell                        36th Force Support Squadron Airman Category Senior Airman James Allen                                 644th Combat Communications Squadron

  • The Scholarships for Military Children program now accepting applications

    The Scholarships for Military Children program is in full swing and accepting applications through Feb. 18. The scholarship program began in 2000 and is open to graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students who are sons or daughters of active duty, Guard, Reserve, retired or deceased

  • Team Andersen celebrates Wingman Day

    Team Andersen set aside Jan. 23 as a day to renew the notion of Airmen helping Airmen through the 36th Wing Wingman Day themed, "I got your back." Wingman Day is an Air Force wide program that offers a pause in the mission focus in order to solidify relationships and emphasize making responsible

  • 36th FSS says thank you to Team Andersen

    More than 800 Team Andersen members gathered at Tarague Beach to enjoy the 36th Force Support Squadron's Customer Appreciation Picnic Jan. 23 here. The event is held each year to give thanks to Team Andersen customers for their patronage and to honor military members and their families for their

  • Exercise Cope North focuses enhances Japan, U.S. operations

    Units from the U.S. Air Force, and the Japan Air Self Defense Force will participate in exercise Cope North 09-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Feb. 2-13. Cope North 09-1 is the first iteration of a regularly scheduled joint and bilateral exercise and is part of the on-going series of

  • Combat skills training facility opens on historic Northwest Field

    Sixty-three years has passed since Northwest Field first opened on Guam. On Jan. 20, Andersen celebrated the beginning of a new generation on Northwest Field with the opening of the Commando Warrior Technical Training Facility. With the opening of the facility, the 736th Security Forces Squadron

  • Deployed F-22 Raptors arrive at Andersen

    Twelve F-22 Raptors deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived here Jan. 18, for a three month deployment in support of the Pacific Air Forces' Global Deterrence mission. As part of the continuing force posture adjustments to address worldwide requirements, additional forces like the

  • AFRC's newcomers orientation an important tool

    Team Andersen's Airman and Family Readiness Center offers a monthly newcomers oreintation class for all newly-arriving spouses. This event provides an opportunity for spouses to meet, develop camaraderie and learn about the local customs and life here on Guam. The AFRC offers a very informal and

  • Andersen husband and wife team up to save a life

    "Is there a medic in the house?" Sound Air Force medical training and adrenaline kicked into gear as Master Sergeants Chester and Cindy Wilds rushed to provide vital lifesaving assistance to a fellow passenger collapsed on a flight from Narita, Japan to Icheon, Korea.Immediately, after noticing a

  • Andersen tax center to open Jan. 26

    The Andersen Tax Center opens January 26 for all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retired military members, their dependants, and DOD civilians to have their federal and state tax returns prepared and e-filed for free.Guam residents may be required to file their prepared return with Guam

  • Congratulations to the 2008 PACAF Medical Awards winners

    2008 U.S. Air Force Surgeon General's Award for Best Clinic in PACAF Andersen Air Force Base, GuamPACAF Nursing Company-Grade Officer of the Year Capt. Regina Tow PACAF Nurse Practitioner of the Year Maj. Joann Palmer PACAF Bioenvironmental Enginneer Field-Grade Officer of the Year Maj. Dennis

  • Reserve unit takes over Pacific Refueling Operations

    More than 100 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 434th Air Refueling Wing arrived on Guam to take over Pacific Refueling Operations from the 171st Air Refueling Wing Dec. 31 The 434th ARW are deployed here from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., to support the continuous bomber presence and

  • 734th AMS receives excellent ratings in ERI, LSEP

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron completed a grueling week of inspections conducted by two Headquarters Air Mobility Command inspection teams Dec. 1-8. The AMC Inspector General conducted a compliance-based En Route Readiness Inspection while AMC A-4 conducted a Logistics Standardization and

  • Tops in Blue visits Team Andersen

    Members of Team Andersen gathered at Hangar 1 Jan.3 for this year's Tops In Blue performance. The crowd was especially excited because this year one of our own was amongst 20 performers participating in the 2008 world-wide tour themed Deja Blue. Staff Sgt. Oliver Dagum, passenger supervisor for the

  • Congratulations to the December promotes

    The following individuals were promoted to the rank of: Airman 1st Class Brandon Anderson                      36th Munitions Squadron Julian Guerrero                            554th RED HORSE Squadron Senior Airman Victor De Jesus                           554th RED HORSE Squadron Scott

  • "Cart-Starts" help keep Warbirds ready to respond at moments notice

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have recently been showcasing the B-52 Stratofortress's ability to respond to threats at a moment's notice. Throughout the month of December, Deployed Minot Airmen have been launching aircraft by a method known as cartridge

  • 36th Wing honors fallen during 36th Linebacker II ceremony

    Team Andersen honored the Airmen who lost their lives participating in Operation Linebacker II during the 36th Linebacker II ceremony at Arc Light Memorial Park here Dec. 18. Operation Linebacker II was conducted from Dec. 18, 1972 to Dec. 29, 1972 after peace talks between the U.S. and North

  • PACAF centralizes fit testing

    Airmen across PACAF will soon see a change in their fitness testing procedures as the command moves to centralize all fit testing under base health and wellness centers by March of 2009. After receiving feedback from across the command, Gen. Howie Chandler, Pacific Air Forces commander, directed the

  • Harlem Globetrotters give Andersen a show

    The Harlem Globetrotters may have begun as sideshow entertainers at Savoy Ballroom in Chicago in 1926, but they have grown to represent a worldwide phenomenon. The world-famous Globetrotters visited Andersen Air Force Base, toured operations, conducted a sports clinic and a played an exhibition game

  • Team Andersen's Cookie Caper an overwhelming success

    Before the sun came up on the morning of Dec. 15, the annual base-wide Cookie Caper was up and running. Volunteers gathered at the Chapel 2 Annex to assemble cookie bags for Airmen who live in the dorms and Airmen deployed here during the holidays. This long-standing tradition is truly a community

  • F-22As scheduled to deploy to Japan, Guam

    The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to deploy two contingents of F-22A Raptors to the Pacific theater in January 2009 for approximately three months. Current plans call for 12 of the fighters to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan, from Langley Air Force Base, Va., and another 12 to deploy to Andersen Air

  • Band of the Pacific's Alaska Brass unleashes holiday cheer on Guam

    The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific's Alaska Brass kicked off its tour of Guam with a one-hour performance at the Base Exchange Dec. 15. "I thought the Alaska Brass visit was incredible," said Senior Airman Chloe Rainey, 36th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician from the women's health

  • 36th FSS to hold Customer Appreciation month throughout January

    Throughout January, the 36th Force Support Squadron will thank its customers during the annual Customer Appreciation Month celebration. This year's theme is "Spin & Win." The "Spin and Win" theme means a prize wheel will be set up on certain days and at various Services locations throughout the

  • Tops in Blue to come to Team Andersen

    The U.S. Air Force's Tops in Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment inside Andersen's Hangar 1 Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. This year, Tops in Blue continues its long-standing tradition of "family entertaining family" by showing Team Andersen and family members what

  • Airmen help bring "Magic of Ice" to Guam

    Airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base are contributing their time off to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at Guam's first "ice" skating rink until Christmas Eve. The rink, which is a part of "The Magic of Snow and Ice," is located in the Guam Premier Outlets, and costs $5 per person, with all

  • What Equal Opportunity can do for you

    Human relation conflicts often stem from communication difficulties where two people can't understand each other's point of view. When faced with this dilemma, how do you respond? Do you become abrasive, vulgar, use profanity or even discriminate? One resource available to Team Andersen personnel is

  • Open for business: Andersen's new physical therapy clinic

    After $25,000 of renovations, 22 months of plans and implementations, and one ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Dec. 11, the 36th Medical Operations Squadron's new Physical Therapy Clinic officially opened its doors to base military residents and their dependents. "The biggest impact our facility will

  • Andersen's Rota Walk scheduled for Dec. 20

    It may not seem like the holiday season on Guam with 85 degree weather, sunshine and sand, but for more than 30 years, people here are helping to get everyone in the spirit. Rota Walk is a free festive holiday event that takes place annually here with many lights and luminaries. This year's walk is

  • AAFES provides mini shoppette for 554th RHS at Northwest Field

    "We go where you go." That's Army Air Force Exchange Service's motto and they are staying true to that by providing a "mini shoppette" for 554th RED HORSE Squadron Airmen working at Northwest Field. It started as a request from Master Sgt. Wesley Willand, 554th RHS first sergeant, to put a shoppette

  • Christmas on the Rock: Dec. 18-29, 1972

    The first weeks of December are typically filled with the hustle of people preparing for the holidays. In Guam, this busy, festive atmosphere is no different. However, 36 years ago, the activity on the island during the holiday season was for an extremely different purpose. After several months of

  • Operation Christmas Drop box build complete

    Volunteers from Andersen AFB and the local community participated in the final box-build here Dec. 7 for Operation Christmas Drop, the Air Force's longest on-going humanitarian airlift mission.With only days left, last-minute donations continued to pour in as OCD volunteers worked nearly non-stop to

  • HAWC guides Andersen Airmen toward healthy holiday habits

    With the holiday season comes a feast with all the trimmings. Turkeys, hams, cakes and cookies line the frozen food sections and aisles of local shopping centers, a recipe for disaster for Airmen trying to maintain fitness during this festive time of year. "The reason many people overindulge during

  • Navy firemen conduct training at Andersen

    The U.S. Navy Fire Department conducted live-fire structural training here Nov. 17 to 21 to certify eight Navy Fire Cadets and re-certify more than 54 seasoned firefighters. "Live-fire training presents the same types of hazards encountered during emergency response operations," said Shane Rayfield,

  • 36th CONS NCO earns Bronze Star

    For his significant contributions helping rebuild Iraq's infrastructure and his lifesaving efforts in Baghdad, a 36th Contracting Squadron sergeant was presented the Bronze Star Medal in a ceremony Nov. 26 at the base theater here. Tech. Sgt. Michael Allen returned in July from a six-month

  • COMPACAF shares holiday message with Airmen

    As the holiday season brings 2008 to a close, I offer my sincere thanks to our entire Pacific Air Forces team--military, civilians and family members--who make this command a cornerstone of our nation's security in the Pacific. It's been a challenging year in PACAF and for our Air Force as we've

  • Team Andersen youth named Eagle Scout

    A member of Team Andersen recently earned the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. Andrew Lein, son of Senior Master Sergeant Richard Lein, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, becomes a part of an elite group of young men. "Only two percent of all scouts reach the rank of Eagle Scout," said

  • Team Andersen to transfer installation management functions to the Navy

    As a result of Base Realignment and Closure Commission legislation in 2005, the Air Force will relocate 'installation management functions [at Andersen] to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas.' Following almost four years of planning, this January will see the unveiling of Joint Region Marianas

  • Team Andersen to transfer installation management functions to the Navy

    As a result of Base Realignment and Closure Commission legislation in 2005, the Air Force will relocate 'installation management functions [at Andersen] to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas.' Following almost four years of planning, this January will see the unveiling of Joint Region Marianas

  • Congratulations to the November promotes and award winners

    The following individuals were promoted to: Airman Jessica Haley                                           36th Force Support Squadron Airman 1st Class Matthew Brown                                         734th Air Mobility Squadron Ryan Smith                                                36th

  • New DoD Policy about media storage devices implemented by Andersen

    You have probably heard about some recent changes in the ways you can move data to and from your work computer. While these changes may seem like a hassle at first, they are important steps that will protect both the Base network and your personal information. Over 40% of all viruses and worms are

  • 554th RHS adapts durable, cost effective tilt-up construction technique

    Keeping in mind Guam's stringent construction codes designed to withstand intense winds and earthquake, engineers from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron here adapted a time-proven tilt-up construction technique that's extremely durable and cost effective. Tilt-up construction describes the process where

  • Can you smell the cookies?

    With a taste of home in mind, volunteers from across Andersen are sponsoring the annual Cookie Caper Dec. 15 to spread some holiday cheer for dorm residents and those deployed here. The Cookie Caper is a base tradition where volunteers bake thousands of cookies and assemble them into individually

  • Team Andersen members trot for turkeys

    Approximately 30 Team Andersen runners competed in the Coral Reef Fitness Center's annual Turkey Trot held Nov. 20. The first three male and first three female runners who completed the course received a turkey. The competitors earned their prize running a four mile round trip excursion from Bamboo

  • Hearts Apart program brings families together

    Separation due to deployment is a common occurrence for today's military families. Although some spouses and families have said 'goodbye' to their military loved one before, it does not make the separation any easier. Sometimes, during separation, families may feel isolated or anxious. The Andersen

  • 644th CBCS conducts Dragon Thunder exercise

    Under a sea of camouflage netting in tents filled with towers of electronic equipment, Airmen from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron sharpened their expeditionary skills during "Dragon Thunder," a field training exercise set in the fictional location, "Guamania," Nov. 17-21 here. The 644th

  • Team Andersen ensures preservation of cultural resources on Guam

    With all the construction planned here for the upcoming year, people may ask whether we are doing our part to conserve the cultural resources on Guam. According to Dave Lotz, the environmental impact assessment programmer for the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, the sites that include Sirena

  • Congratulations to the 2008 PACAF Civil Engineer Award Winners

    The S.A.M.E. Newman MedalRunner-up: Capt. Brian Ellis, 554th RED HORSE SquadronOutstanding Civil Engineer Manager of the Year - Civilian SupervisorRunner-up: Mr. Joseph Mendiola, 36th Civil Engineer SquadronMajor General Eugene A. Lupia AwardCapt. Khary Davis, 554th RED HORSE SquadronNSPE Federal

  • Team Andersen captain excels as Guam Symphony Society cellist

    In today's Air Force, many Airmen use unique skill sets and talents that enable them to complete the mission. With the recent implementation of revised performance reports and the ever-rising bar that is the standard, Airmen also must incorporate their skills and talents into becoming ambassadors in

  • Volunteer work brings family, community closer

    November is Military Family Month and the Tofte family is just one example of the military families who embrace the community in an effort to better themselves and their surroundings -- no matter where in the world they live. "Community is all about people getting involved with one another," said

  • Pennsylvania Guardsmen contribute to Global Deterrence mission

    Members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen are playing an active role in supporting the Global Deterrence mission here since their arrival Oct. 27. Airmen deployed from the 171st Air Refueling Wing and their KC-135 Stratotankers are here as support for the theater security package, refueling

  • Far East Volleyball Tournament hosted on Andersen

    With crowds roaring, Gwen Thornton, a senior from American School in Japan Mustangs, split Guam's George Washington High School Geckos' defense with a powerful spike earning her team the 2008 Far East Volleyball Tournament championship title in three straight sets at the Coral Reef Fitness and

  • Team Andersen family makes community service a family activity

    November is Military Family Month and Team Andersen has a military family who volunteers for fun as a family. The Toney family volunteers at least once a month doing things such as painting local schools, feeding families during Thanksgiving and picking up trash on local beaches. The Toney family

  • Recycling on Andersen steadily improving

    Six months after the 96-gallon totes were put into base housing, the number of participants recycling on base is still increasing. To make recycling easier, Team Andersen procured 96-gallon 'blue' recycling bins for use by all Military Family Housing residents. With the new bins residents do not

  • Andersen HAWC gears up for Great American Smokeout

    The Great American Smokeout, an annual campaign formed in 1976 designed to encourage tobacco users to "snuff" out the habit, kicks off Nov. 20 here. "The Great American Smokeout remains a great opportunity to encourage people to commit to making a long-term plan to quit for good," said Maj. Cynthia

  • Team Andersen donates $25K in technology to GPSS

    Christmas came early for island students this year in the form of $25,000 worth of computers donated to their classes on Nov. 7. Andersen Airmen delivered 24 personal computers to the Guam Public School System Special Education Program to enhance GPSS' educational opportunities. Jane Sasai, the 36th

  • Women’s base softball team wins Yigo League championship

    The Lady Bombers base softball team thrashed the Lady Gap team, 17-2, to win the Yigo League championship Oct. 25 at Yigo's softball field. Staff Sgt. Chad Thomas, Lady Bombers head coach and member of the 734th Air Mobility Squadron, led the team to a 12-3 record, securing the division

  • Team Andersen Airman is “Gung-ho” award recipient

    One of Team Andersen's own was recently selected as the "Gung-ho" recipient, while attending the seven-week U.S. Marine Corps Staff Non-commissioned officer Advanced Course, which consisted of academics geared towards leadership, combat operations, offensive and defensive tactics, mentoring and

  • Operation Christmas Drop nearing its main event

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- As the holidays quickly approach and the fundraisers wind down, Andersen prepares for Operation Christmas Drop's Box-Build, Push Ceremony and the main event, Operation Christmas Drop. After 56 years running, Christmas Drop is the Air Force's longest running

  • Congratulations to the October promotes

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were promoted to: Airman Ralph Simons                                36th Munitions Squadron Airman 1st Class Michael Purdy                                 36th Communications Squadron William Shelby                               36th Force Support

  • HSC-25 Island Knights return home

    After a nine-month deployment, transfers to two ships, and stops in four ports, 31 Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Detachment 1, returned home to a hero's welcome Oct. 29. According to the Officer in Charge Lt. Cdr. Andrew Strickler, the Sailors deployed in support of the 17th Fleet

  • Urunao restoration project finishes first phase, begins second

    During the World War II era, there were two off-base sites at Urunao used for over-the-cliff disposal of miscellaneous military equipment, creating an unburied time capsule of history and heritage. What it also created was an environmental nightmare for the private landowners who possessed the 29

  • Team Andersen Fire and Emergency Services hone their abilities

    Firefighters must be able to think clearly, critically, and solve problems quickly under extreme stressful situations. That is why Andersen Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight conducted live fire drills here Oct. 24 through 27 to keep their skills sharp

  • Andersen Airmen, civilians rewarded for third quarter efforts

    Team Andersen recognized five Airmen and three civilians for their hard work and dedication on and off duty during the Quarterly Awards Breakfast held Oct. 28 at the Palm Tree Golf Course Convention Center here."The awards are one of the main ways that we recognize the very best amongst their

  • Team Andersen sharpens their public service skills at public service seminar

    More than 50 Team Andersen members public service seminar at the Palm Tree Golf Course Conference Center Oct. 23, informing its personnel of current public service policies and procedures. The public service seminar is offered on Andersen every three months. This seminar is part of a series, and has

  • Anna Kournikova to visit Andersen

    The famed tennis star and model, Anna Kournikova, is visiting Guam Oct. 29 and 30 as a part of a USO-sponsored tour to support U.S. military members on island by raising their morale and welfare. Ms. Kournikova is scheduled to visit Andersen Air Force Base Oct. 29. While here, she will tour the base

  • RHS Airmen extend enlistment underwater

    With more than 20 years of military service, Master Sgt. Chad Craig is well-versed with the reenlistment ceremony. However, during his final reenlistment ceremony Oct. 23, he found himself struggling to catch his breath and frequently needing to pull oxygen from his tank. Even more distracting were

  • Team Andersen offers upcoming Halloween opportunities

    In celebration of Halloween, the 36th Wing offers a wide variety of activities for all the base community - children and adults.Harvest FestivalOct 31, 6 - 8 p.m. - Harvest Festival at the chapel activity center behind Chapel Two. No scary costumes, please.Haunted TrailOct. 30 and 31, 6 - 11 p.m. -

  • Comptroller Assisted Self Help Forms Lite now available

    Comptroller Assisted Self Help Forms Lite is a newly developed website to assist customers with filling out a number of financial forms to help streamline the process of updating Airmen's pay accounts and filing manual travel vouchers. This tool utilizes a "Turbo Tax" like wizard to walk you through

  • Pumpkin patrolmen to keep Andersen trick-or-treaters safe

    Halloween in just around the corner and the 36th Security Forces personnel as well as volunteers from Team Andersen is ensuring that the trick-or-treaters are safe this year, during the third annual Operation Pumpkin Patrol. Volunteers will need to wear a reflective vest or belt and have a

  • Team Andersen learns about travel through annual Travel Fair

    The annual Travel Fair held at Andersen's Palm Tree Golf Course Conference Center Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. enticed more than 200 members of the Team Andersen Community to learn about travel options. This year's Travel Fair featured more than 30 travel, recreation and leisure related companies

  • Harvest Fest to be held at Andersen’s Chapel two

    The fall season is upon us and with that comes a community outreach event known as Harvest Fest held at Andersen's Chapel two. The annual Harvest Fest is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Chapel Activity Center, Chapel two Annex and the Chapel two grounds, Oct. 31 "The Harvest Fest is free of charge

  • 554th RED HORSE Squadron celebrates birthday, heritage

    As RED HORSE celebrates 42 years of dedicated military service this week, the members of Andersen's 554th RED HORSE reflect on where the unit came from, where it is and more importantly, where it is going. The acronym RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron

  • Team Andersen fire department takes 1st in annual fire muster

    Team Andersen participated in Guam's annual Fire Muster competition at  Paseo Park in Hagatna, Oct. 11-12.  The firefighters' competed in such events as a fire truck pull, bucket brigade and a firefighter challenge course.   Firefighters from Andersen competed with teams from the Guam Fire

  • Family advocacy office aids in domestic violence awareness

    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month may only last 31 days, but the staff at the family advocacy office here ensures all base personnel and their families are conscious of domestic violence issues year round. Domestic abuse is verbal, emotional, physical or sexual behavior that is controlling,

  • Scrapbook service now offered on Andersen

    The Andersen Arts and Crafts Center offers a new service for avid scrap bookers who can't seem to find the time to scrapbook themselves. The arts and craft center and staff created the scrapbook service a month ago after a customer suggested the idea. A single page of a scrapbook can take anywhere

  • MWDs: an irreplaceable asset

    What Andersen combat enabler is about two feet tall, stands on four legs and wags its tail when excited? Every day Andersen's Military Working Dogs regularly patrol Andersen's jungles as well as perform explosive and drug detection tasks."Most MWDs are purchased from vendors at 1.5-2.5 years of age

  • 734th AMS, direct link to transient aircrews' destinations

    The Airmen toil about seamlessly, unloading cargo from transient aircraft, processing personnel and servicing aircraft - demonstrating the Air Force's distinctive capability of rapid global mobility.Team Andersen's 734th Air Mobility Squadron facilitates all transient aircrews, ensuring they reach

  • B-52 squadrons set to swap out at Andersen

    Airmen and B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron returned home to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 2 through 5 after completing a four-month Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployment here. B-52s, along with aircrew, support and maintenance personnel, from

  • 'Story Time' fosters literacy, creativity among children

    The Andersen library's Story Time offers youngsters an enjoyable glimpse at mythical lands, fields of imagination and a myriad of opportunities for stimulating young minds, every Wednesday. "Story Time consists of book reading and activities focused on the learning of the English language as well as

  • Team Andersen conducts leadership seminar

    Leading, supporting, and collaborating with people is one of the greatest challenges any leader faces on their leadership journey.  Equally, leading, supporting, and collaborating with people can also be the most rewarding endeavor for any leader who is proficient with core leaderhip principles.More

  • 20th EBS Lightning mission hones maritime, aircrew capabilities

    Bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed here as part of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron participated in a POLAR Lightning exercise this week exhibiting their ability to fulfill non-traditional mission requirements.This POLAR mission focused on using B-52 Stratofortresses to locate

  • Kadena Airmen aid injured mariners

    A team of Pacific Air Forces and Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen from Kadena Air Base deployed yesterday to provide medical assistance to two injured mariners aboard a Panamanian freighter 750 nautical miles north of Saipan.Pararescuemen from the 31st Rescue Squadron and members of the

  • Andersen paintball facility now open for business

    Team Andersen held its first paintball challenge between the Chiefs and Eagles following the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the paintball facility here Sept. 26."After a customer mentioned that Andersen should have a paintball field, we began researching some options 18 months ago," said Ray Stiers,

  • Commando Warrior conducts 14-day ground combat skills course

    Ninety-two security forces members from throughout PACAF and CONUS graduated from Commando Warrior's 14-day ground combat skills course Sept. 21.The curriculum included intense air base defense training all security forces members must complete before deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Joint forces take part in TRICRAB '08 EOD exercise

    The TRICRAB '08 exercise held at Andersen South Sept. 14 to 18 brought together three different countries and five different agencies focusing on joint operations. The acronym TRICRAB '08 has several meanings that combine to form its namesake - TRI, representing the three countries involved in the

  • Andersen Airmen participate in Intercoastal Clean-up

    Team Andersen participated in the annual Guam Intercoastal Clean-up Sept. 20 by picking up approximately 50 bags of trash and recyclables from Marbo Cave. The Intercoastal Clean-up is an event hosted by the National Park Service to help keep the island of Guam clean. Approximately 30 volunteers from

  • Team Andersen celebrates 61st AF anniversary with ball

    Andersen celebrates a "Heritage of Change" Andersen Air Force Base celebrated the 61st anniversary of the U.S. Air Force with the 2008 Air Force Ball held at the Hyatt Regency Guam Hotel, Sept. 20. The theme of the dinner was 'Heritage of Change,' celebrating the achievements of Airmen and airpower

  • New grant available for deployed spouses in need

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center recently formed a partnership with the Women's Opportunity Center/YMCA of Burlington County, N.J., to provide grants for spouses of deployed  and/or recently deployed military members."The grant was established due to recent increases in deployments and the

  • CFC 'an installment plan for a better world'

    The Combined Federal Campaign, an annual workplace charity drive providing Team Andersen Airmen opportunities to donate to one or more of 2,400 causes, kicks off Oct. 1 here."One of the great things about the CFC is its variety," said Capt. Adam Rector, 36th Wing AFSO 21 project manager. "If a

  • 20th EBS hones skill during KOA Lightning exercises

    Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews from Barksdale AFB, La., deployed here as part of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, are scheduled to participate in the latest Koa Lightning exercise this week demonstrating the U.S Air Force's global reach and global power capabilities.The Pacific Command's Koa

  • Bomber surge largest since Operation Linebacker II

    The 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed to Andersen AFB, flew surge missions launching six of its B-52s for large scale training flights Thursday and Friday setting the stage for future operations. The training mission allowed the crewmembers to practice more than the standard two-ship

  • Magellan Inn undergoes major facelift

    The $1.1 million Magellan Inn air conditioning renovation project is currently 65 percent complete as contractors work diligently to finish the second phase of the three-phase project.Workers are two weeks ahead of schedule on a project slated to take three to four months to complete, said Tech.

  • A new face: New principal takes charge at Andersen Elementary School

    Students and faculty who were a part of Andersen Elementary School in the 2007-08 school year are now becoming acquainted with a new leader at the top of the proverbial totem pole. Helen Bailey, the new principal of AES, leads the charge into the 2008-09 school year. "I ensure that our students and

  • Deployed Airmen exhibit Jiu Jitsu prowess at Marianas Open

    Three Airmen deployed here competed with Team Andersen Airmen and received medals for their performances in the Marianas Open Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling Tournament August 30 in Mangilao, Guam. Staff Sgt. Jason Coursey and Senior Airmen Jeffrey Pike, both from the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft

  • Safety blitz: Team Anderson excels during 101 Critical Days of Summer

    Though it may seem like summer all year long in Guam, the 36th Wing safety office still recognizes the Air Force-wide ground safety trend analysis monitoring tool in place known as the 101 Critical Days of Summer.The 101 Critical Days of Summer fall between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends

  • Team Andersen welcomes new CC, Brig. Gen. Philip Ruhlman

    Brigadier Gen. Doug Owens relinquished command of the 36th Wing to Brig. Gen. Philip Ruhlman during a change of command ceremony at Hangar One here Sept. 2.Lt. Gen. Chip Utterback, the commander of 13th Air Force, Honolulu, presided over the ceremony."With Brig. Gen. Doug Owens out front, this wing

  • Detection is the Key to Integrated Defense

    Integrated defense has three philosophies to enabling success: every Airman is a sensor; technology enables detection, delays threats and allows assessment; and response forces use modern tactics to defeat threats to our personnel and resources. The 736th Security Forces Squadron Commando Warrior

  • Firefighters, Andersen mourn loss of one of their own

    Team Andersen members gathered at a memorial service here Aug. 21 to mourn the loss of a beloved civilian employee and friend.Frank Barnes, 39, a lead firefighter from Andersen Fire and Emergency Services, passed away at his home Aug. 9 from a heart attack.He is survived by his wife, Nanette Barnes,

  • Climbing the ranks: Team Andersen Airmen to become NCOs

    Team Andersen members recognized 147 future noncommissioned officers during a promotion party  Aug. 22 at the Top of the Rock here.According to the Air Force Personnel Center, the selection rate for eligible senior airmen testing for staff sergeant was 43.45 percent. The average score for those

  • 36th OSS weather flight keeps heads above the clouds

    When ominous clouds form overhead, it's a safe bet the 36th Operations Support Squadron's weather flight forecasters have the inside scoop on sky-high happenings. A group of 10 Team Andersen Airmen are responsible for taking hourly weather observations which are used to inform the local populace and

  • DoD SAPRO Policy Assistance Team visits base, conducts focus group

    Members of the Department of Defense's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Policy Assistance Team held a focus group for Airmen at the Top of the Rock here Aug. 14. Bette Stebbins, DoD SAPRO senior victim care specialist, led the four-person team tasked to pick the brains of Team Andersen

  • New BX grand opening on the horizon

    A project a year and a half and roughly $46 million in the making is on the verge of completion. The new Base Exchange grand opening is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. The project is 95 percent complete, said David Parker, AAFES store manager. At this point, we are on schedule, but

  • Andersen offers launch point for multinational cyclone study

    Two Air Force Reserve WC-130Js and a Naval Research Lab P-3 aircraft deployed here recently to conduct meteorological research on tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific from August through September. During the project, labeled Tropical Cyclone Structure-2008, WC-130 aircrews from the 53rd Weather

  • Expeditionary maintainers keep F-15E Strike Eagles in flight

    The 389th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, performs phase inspections on an F-15E Strike Eagle. Several maintenance sections work together to ensure the F-15E is in tip-top shape. The inspections are equivalent to miniature overhauls and are required after every 400

  • Strong, diverse presence offers flexible airpower

    At any given time Andersen AFB is home to several different aircraft and squadrons ready to respond to a variety of contingency crises and humanitarian missions. Pacific theater commanders have often praised Guam's strategic position in the Western Pacific, which affords the U.S. freedom of action

  • AAFES, clothing company sponsors 30K gift card giveaway

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and Hanes are teaming up to give away 30 $1,000 exchange gift cards from Aug. 15-21. "While this is a simple 'enter to win' promotion, the payoff is quite impressive," said AAFES' Chief Marketing Officer Mat Dromey. "All eligible exchange shoppers who

  • Arranging student transportation first step in ensuring success

    The school year is fast approaching, and all students must be set up for success when it comes to student transportation. New students attending Andersen Elementary School can register in person starting Aug. 13 at a student transportation office. Returning bus riders must call the Student

  • Andersen's location gives Air Force a strategic advantage in the Pacific

    Andersen is a strategically located, forward main operating base in the Pacific. The constant rotation of Andersen has an impressive roster of aircraft that are housed here throughout any given cycle. In 2008 alone, Andersen has been a temporary home to airborne warning and control system, B-2s,

  • Hazmat training improves Andersen's fire, emergency capabilities

    In an effort improve their understanding of one another's capabilities, Andersen's emergency responders held a weapons of mass destruction response exercise at Fire Station One here Aug. 6. Members of the 36th Medical Group bioenvironmental flight and the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency

  • Commando Warrior adds realistic combat training with simunitions

    Modernization of security forces training has improved at the Regional Training Center here through use of dye marking cartridges to simulate realism during Ground Combat Skills courses offered by the 736th Security Forces Squadron's Commando Warrior flight. Commando Warrior is using "simunitions,"

  • CAPEX exercises measures PACAF's combat ammunition production

    Andersen Airmen participated in an Ammunition Production Exercise, the exercise took place from July 28 thru Aug. 2 at Andersen AFB, Guam. The CAPEX was a three day non-rated exercise providing unit training in mass production of non-nuclear war reserve munitions and training in mass munitions

  • Congratulations to the August Promotees

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were promoted to:Chief Master Sergeant Donald J. Staflin                                  644th Combat Communications Squadron Senior Master Sergeant Mark R. Sobus                                     36th Wing Master Sergeant Franklin L.

  • The 554th RED HORSE Squadron welcomes new commander

    The change of command ceremony for the 554th RED HORSE Squadron was held at the Oceanview Conference Center here Aug. 2. Incoming commander, Lt. Col. Anthony Davit was previously stationed at the 823rd RHS, Hurlburt Field, Fla., as the deputy commander. "Colonel Davit brings a solid background and

  • Team Andersen responds at a moment's notice

    Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense, in coordination with the Department of Defense Joint Task Force-Homeland Defense hosted a no-notice mass casualty airport disaster workshop from July 30 through Aug. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. During the workshop, participants explored ways

  • Andersen Fire and Emergency Services Recognized

    Thirty three Andersen were awarded Air Force Achievement Medals and six Team Andersen civilians were awarded the U.S. Air Force Civilian Achievement Award here Aug. 1 at Fire Station One. "This is the first time in the history of the Air Force that there were 39 recipients of the Achievement Medal

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