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  • The new AAFES shopping center shows great progress

    The construction site of the new Army Air Force Exchange Service shopping center shows great progress at over 90 percent complete here July 24. Andersen's new BX has been undergoing construction since the ground breaking Jan. 18, 2007. The projected completion date of the shopping center was

  • Operation Christmas Drop fundraising in underway

    Who says it's too early to talk or even think about Christmas? Not the volunteers of Operation Christmas Drop 2008. "The goal of starting the fundraisers earlier this year is to help get much needed funds to startup the operation and to purchase supplies for those in need. The money will go towards

  • Airman's Attic: new and improved

    The Air Force offers a resource where airmen can help other airmen, their fellow wingmen, by donating gently used items to the Airman's Attic. The Airman's Attic is a facility where junior enlisted Airmen and their families can go to get free donated goods. All items are free for Airmen who are E-5

  • New CASH Forms Lite website enhances finance customer service

    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 will reduce the amount of time customers spend in the

  • POL: Behind the Scenes

    All eyes are on an F-15E Strike Eagle as it fires up on the flight line ready for flight. The roar of its engines echoes throughout the base and with a mighty charge the jet takes off into the sky. This mission would not be possible without the efforts of the 72 members of the Petroleum, Oils and

  • 36th Contingency Response Group welcomes new commander

    The Change of Command for the 36th Contingency Response Group was held at the Parade Grounds located in front of the 36th Wing Headquarters building here on Andersen Air Force Base July 8. Incoming commander, Col. Daniel Settergren was previously stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla. At Hurlburt Field

  • Team Andersen's Warriors face a Challenge

    This year's Warrior Day Challenge tested Airman of all Air Force Specialty Codes. Participants were challenged to apply their professional attitude and wartime endurance while working as a team to complete the mission at hand. The course put Airman through basic fighting scenarios ranging from

  • Andersen Airmen help local community through Habitat for Humanity program

    Airmen and their families from the 36th Operations Support Squadron volunteered their time to help Habitat for Humanity of Guam construct a home in Yona, Guam. Established in 1996, Habitat for Humanity was the first non-profit homebuilder on Guam, bringing together individuals who shared the vision

  • Achieve your personal best

    Being "fit to fight" isn't going on a crash diet the month before your annual fitness test, or starting an aerobics regimen at the last minute. It means setting goals that will help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle forever. Today's Air Force is expeditionary, and Airmen are fulfilling

  • Southern Frontier

    The F/A-18 is a strike fighter aircraft flown by the Navy and Marine Corps. Aircrews from 12 Hornets used Andersen July 9 as a resting point during their flight from California to Australia where they will participate in an exercise with the Australian Air Force.

  • 36th Maintenance Squadron welcomes a new commander

    A Change of Command for the 36th Maintenance Squadron was held at the Palm Tree Golf Course Ballroom July 10. Maj. Joseph Shirey, the new commanding officer of the 36th MXS, moved to Andersen from his assignment at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Component Headquarters, Izmir, Turkey. During

  • Andersen combines two squadrons to welcome one new squadron

    In October of 2006, six different Air Force Bases volunteered and were selected to test a new squadron model by merging the Mission Support Squadron and the Services Squadron; creating the first Force Support Squadron in an effort to realize synergies, efficiencies and a unity of command. Now it is

  • Andersen holds annual Freedom Fest celebration

    Team Andersen celebrated Independence Day one day early this year, July 3, during the annual Freedom Festival held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Arc Light Park. Nearly a thousand Team Andersen residents and their families took part in the festivities that were provided by the 36th Force Support

  • What Does the Team Andersen Honor Guard Do?

    The Honor Guard is the installation commander's program. The team's primary mission is to provide final military honors to fallen military members. On Guam, most of the ceremonies performed are funerals for veterans and retirees. The team conducts ceremonies on a regular basis with both the Army and

  • Leave management important issue for today's Airmen

    With summer upon us, many Airmen are looking forward to vacation time to enjoy with friends and family. Maybe vacation involves international flights to distant locations or activities in the local area. Regardless of the plans, time away from work requires Airmen to take leave. As many Airmen can

  • Fear: is it a factor?

    NBC's Fear Factor is known for its outrageous stunts and truly vile challenges. Thanks to the creative minds at the 36th Services Squadron, Andersen has its own version of Fear Factor where the stunts are just as shocking. Andersen's Fear Factor is scheduled to be held 10 a.m. July 19 at the field

  • Congratulations to the June Promotes

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were promoted to: AirmanNicole Beaty                         36th Services Squadron Raphael Robinson             36th Services Squadron Senior Airman Matthew Gainer                    36th Communications Squadron Janice Goldstein                  36th

  • 36th Civil Engineer Squadron welcomes new commander

    A Change of Command for the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron was held in the Andersen Fire Station June 30. Incoming commander, Lt. Col. Richard Mathews was previously stationed at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. During his tour at Kunsan AB, he served as the commander of the 8th Civil Engineer

  • 36th Mobility Response Squadron welcomes new commander

    An Assumption of Command for the 36th Mobility Response Squadron was held here June 27. The new 36th MRS commander Lt. Col. Joe Hayslett was selected last year by the Pacific Air Forces as Chief of Safety for Andersen; he has served in this capacity until now. He has also served as the operations

  • I can save my own life: Safety

    "I can save my own life" are words by which Staff Sgt. Peter Demkow of the 734th Air Mobility Squadron lives. As an information controller in the Air Terminal Operations Center, he follows the motto of the 734th AMS which states "Safely by the book, then on time." "It means taking the necessary

  • Andersen Airman receives Bronze Star

    Recently an Andersen Airman received a Bronze Star Medal for completing hundreds of critical missions throughout northern Iraq and enduring hundreds of rocket attacks and improvised explosive devices. Lt. Col. Pete Ridilla, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, served as the commander of the 736th

  • 36th Medical Operations Squadron welcomes new commander

    The Change of Command for the 36th Medical Operations Squadron was held in the 36th Medical Group atrium June 20. Incoming commander, Lt. Col. Margaret Carey was previously stationed at Patrick AFB, Fla., as flight commander of the family practice clinic and deputy squadron commander for the 45th

  • Leadership changes as Airmen continue the course

    In times of change, we must make a renewed focus to execute our mission with excellence and professionalism at every level. In recent visits to three Air Force bases, Secretary of Defense Gates recognized the efforts of Airmen around the world in the war on terrorism. "Without your contributions in

  • Magellan Inn Dining Facility under construction

    The air conditioning units in the Magellan Inn Dining Facility are being updated. Three air handling units will be installed. Two AHUs will be installed into the main dining facility and one AHU will be installed into the flight kitchen. "We have a responsibility to provide the right cooling comfort

  • Freedom Fest is right around the corner

    Andersen's annual Freedom Fest is scheduled for July 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Arc Light Park. This year Team Andersen's pre-Independence Day festivities will include free hamburgers and hot dogs, live entertainment, kids' activities such as horseback rides, a water slide, a bouncy castle and more.

  • On-base shopping, child care are benefits for Airmen

    A sense of duty, commitment to service and pride in the mission are some reasons Airmen join the Air Force; the benefits the Air Force provides are a significant reason many Airmen and their families can continue to serve. Among the many benefits the Air Force offers, the convenience of on-base

  • Andersen’s EOD team responds to World War II era ordnance

    Members of the 36th Wing explosive ordnance disposal team responded to an unexploded ordnance near Potts Junction June 10. Guam Police Department and 36th Security Forces Squadron personnel cordoned off the area to ensure the safety of the public while Andersen Air Force Base emergency and fire

  • Space A travel policies on Andersen

    Do you long to travel to exotic places? Maybe you're just trying to get back to the mainland by utilizing the benefits of being a military member, Department of Defense stateside hired civilian, retiree, and/or spouse. If any of these scenarios sounds like you, then call or visit the Andersen

  • Andersen assumes a greater role in GWOT

    "To train as you fight" has always been the bedrock to successful execution of military operations. A second component to successful military operations is a "can do" attitude or motivation of the people executing that mission. These two principles have resulted in a successful relocation. Andersen

  • COMPACAF: Leadership and Accountability

    This week, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates nominated Michael Donley to serve as Secretary of the Air Force, and General Norton Schwartz to serve as Air Force Chief of Staff. As you know, both Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley resigned

  • DoDEA high school student awarded national level scholarship

    Jacob Bailey, son of Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Bailey, 36th Communications Squadron, was awarded the Bernard Brown II Space Camp Scholarship from Military Child Education Coalition May 17. The Bernard Brown II Space Camp Scholarship from Military Child Education Coalition was first advertised through

  • 2008 Team Andersen Intramural Golf Standings

    2008 Golf Standings current as of 14 Jun 08 Place        Team Name            Pts Won 1                36 SFS                      6 2                254 ANG                   6 3                36 CS                        3 4                36 MSS                     3 5                36

  • Guam International Airport holds Full-scale Disaster Drill Exercise

    Members of the Guam Fire Department give aide to a victim at this years Full Scale Disaster Drill Exercise at Guam International Airport on June 6. The crews preformed many tasks that would essentially happen during a real plane crash. The drill started approximately 8:20 a.m. and finished around

  • Congratulations to the May Promotees

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were promoted to: Airman 1st Class Derik Winston                     734th Air Mobility Squadron Senior Airman Thane Adams                     36th Civil Engineer Squadron Gary Bonds                         36th Civil Engineer Squadron Joshua

  • Andersen Airmen receive Article 15s

    During the month of May 2008, four Andersen Airmen received Nonjudicial Punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: An airman first class from 36th Comptroller Squadron absented himself from his place of duty and remained so absent for 2 days, in violation of Article 86, Uniform Code

  • Secretary of Defense eyes Andersen capabilities, growth

    Dr. Robert Gates, the United States' 22nd Secretary of Defense, visited Andersen and Guam for his first time in the position, viewing the growth has put the base and Guam in the international spotlight recently. Dr. Gates arrived the evening of May 29 and was greeted by island military and

  • Andersen Completes the 2008 DoD Active Duty Health Related Behaviors Survey

    Since 1980, the Department of Defense has sponsored a series of triennial surveys to determine the prevalence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use and the consequences of the use and abuse on work performance, social relationships, work efficiency, and the health of active duty military personnel. The

  • Addressing challenges with our summer surge deployment

    The mission of the 36th Wing is to provide a US-based lethal warfighting platform for the employment, deployment, reception and throughput of air and space forces in the Asia-Pacific region. We all have heard this at least once as we in-processed the base, but within our daily lives we often lose

  • Typhoon Season is around the corner: It's time to get ready again

    The Northwest Pacific is the most active breeding ground for tropical cyclone activity on earth. On an annual average, 31 tropical cyclones form in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, with about 18 to 20 of them reaching typhoon strength. . In comparison to the storms affecting the East and Gulf Coast of

  • Airmen save other Airmen by donating blood

    Members of the Armed Service Blood Bank Center held their annual Blood Drive this year on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on May 20, 2008. Their mission one here at Andersen AFB is grave to collect enough blood supply for humanitarian relief around the Pacific and also supply for Enduring Freedom

  • Andersen Airmen host Big Brothers Big Sisters for base tour

    Andersen Airmen hosted more than 20 youths enrolled in Guam's Big Brothers Big Sisters program and their sponsors, or "Bigs", for a tour of Andersen's flightline May 24. Seven Andersen Airmen, along with many other men and women from Guam's community who act as positive role models for their little

  • 2008 Air Force Community Assessment

    The Andersen Community Action Group is sponsoring the 2008 Community Assessment Survey of service members, spouses, reservists, and reserve spouses. This survey is the best way for Air Force community members to make their opinions and needs known. The results of the survey will be used by base

  • Andersen holds annual Memorial Day celebration

    More than 500 Team Andersen residents came out to Arc Light Park last Friday for the 36th Services Squadron's annual "Memorial Day Celebration." Services squadron personnel and volunteers set about its task of setting up tables, chairs, canopies and other items to in preparation for the afternoon

  • Above and Beyond: Mrs. Teresa Owens

    While words like dedication, loyalty, strength, and honor aptly describe important qualities of U.S. Air Force Airmen throughout the world, the same words are also applicable to military spouses. Faced with unique expectations and demands, military families often experience numerous challenges in

  • New experimental equipment enhances Airmen capabilities

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- It's not uncommon for tactical air control party Airmen, navigating through miles of rugged terrain, to carry nearly a hundred pounds of equipment in order to call in an air strike. In fact, it is their mission to advise Army commanders about that capability

  • Equal opportunity programs merge within Air Force

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Air Force's military equal opportunity program and the equal employment opportunity program recently merged as part of an ongoing EO transformation effort. "The Air Force is embarking upon a significant organization transformation that has been long in the making," said Lt.

  • Pacific Air Forces to deliver aid to China

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- Pacific Air Forces Airmen are slated to deliver the first humanitarian aid to the People's Republic of China Sichuan province after an earthquake hit earlier this week. "We offer our sincere condolences to the citizens of the People's Republic of China who

  • Your best and nothing more

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- I've always believed what you get out of an assignment or deployment is equal to what you put into it. No matter where we are or what we do, we can learn something. Even when I was sent remote for a year, I had a very positive experience. It was the opposite of

  • Airmen: The heart of innovation

    SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Innovation is at the very heart of every known successful military and our Air Force is no exception. Throughout history, innovative designs, thoughts and deeds consistently have proven their worth. Covert battles between nations have been fought to possess the latest

  • Andersen aids in Chinese earthquake relief effort

    Through the dedication of personnel from multiple organizations 18 pallets of supplies amounting to 33 short tons of relief for Chinese earthquake victims was airborne to China from Guam May 17. Several personnel from multiple organizations participated in this effort to include Team Andersen's 36th

  • Civil Engineer retires after 66 years of service

    A retirement ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 30 at Andersen's base theater for Seikichi "Mr. Paul" Kaneshiro, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, who has served 66 years of combined federal service. According to Air Force Personnel Center officials at Randolph AFB, Texas, he has more years of

  • Air Force delivers 77,000 lbs of relief to Burma

     A total of four Air Force C-130 Hercules have delivered more than 77,000 lbs. of relief supplies to Burma as part of the ongoing U.S. relief efforts following Cyclone Nargis which devastated the coast of the Irrawaddy Divison, Burma, May 2. To date, the Air Force is responsible for delivering more

  • Airmen celebrate fiesta with Inarajan residents

    As part of the Air Force's local Sister Village Program, 17 Andersen Airmen from the 36th Security Forces Squadron participated in the annual Malojloj Fiesta in Inarajan, held in honor of the patron saint, San Isidro, on May 17. The Airmen shared in the celebration with the community by riding some

  • Tips for Safe Diving

    School's out. Time to grab your gear and hit the ocean and do some shore diving. You check off your dive gear as it gets thrown into your bag: mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, BCD, reg, and let's not forget the camera. You head down to the beach and you notice that the waves are breaking on the

  • Congratulations to the Airman Leadership School Graduates

    Yelida Del Valle Ruiz              36th Civil Engineer Squadron Aristides Cruz                          36th Civil Engineer Squadron Matthew Vilsak                         36th Contracting Squadron Ryan Holden                            36th Logistics Readiness Squadron Jhobal

  • Memorial Day: Remembering our Heroes

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii On this Memorial Day, we take time remember the men and women who have selflessly given their lives--some more than 200 years ago, some just last week in the Middle East --defending freedom. When called upon to defend the rights and liberties of this Nation, American

  • Airmen continue to render aid to Burma

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- About 45 members of the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG) took a seven-hour flight to Utapao Air Base, Thailand, to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Burma. Published reports indicate more than 100,000 people were killed after a cyclone caused massive

  • Airmen render aid to Burma

    About 45 members of the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG) took a seven-hour flight to Utapao Air Base, Thailand, to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Burma. Published reports indicate more than 100,000 people were killed after a cyclone caused massive flooding in southern Burma May 3.

  • Summer Enrichment Program being offered on Team Andersen

    The Family Member Programs team has been listening and in response to parent requests we are proud to announce that the Child Development Center Kindergarten Program and Youth Program School Age Program will offer a new service this summer. During the DODEA Enrichment Camp from June 23 through July

  • Paralegal Recruiting

    If you are interested in a career field change and are eligible, run...don't walk ...to your nearest base legal office and ask to meet with the Law Office Superintendent. The Air Force enlisted legal career field has been in existence since 1 May 1955 and continues to play a very prominent role in

  • Misconceptions about social networking Web site cleared up

    WASHINGTON, DC (AFPN) -- In recent months, erroneous information has circulated around the Air Force about the commercial social networking Web site airforce.togetherweserved.com. The inaccurate information first appeared in an operational security briefing that received wide dissemination across

  • Applicants sought for air attache duty

    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Air Force officials here are accepting applications until June 13 from senior captains, majors and lieutenant colonels to fill 19 air attache positions with in-country reporting dates from June 2010 to February 2011. Officers selected for attache duty will

  • Fitness 'In Training' program helps runners achieve goals

    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Air Force fitness has a new program that may improve Airmen's running goals. The "In Training" program, accessible from the Air Force Fitness Web site, www.usafsports.com, has guides for runners of all fitness levels. New runners can use the program to learn

  • 'Today's Air Force' features AF Personnel Center

    SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- This week's edition of "Today's Air Force" highlights a 21st-century administration facility. With the advancement in technology; the Air Force Personnel Center has facilitated the move of many administrative issues making it easier for Airmen to access important information.

  • Individual deployment information now visible on vMPF

    Air Force Personnel Center officials here have taken another step to support Airmen and ensure all members know their air expeditionary force deployment status. Airmen can now access this information through the center's virtual military personnel flight, or vMPF. This capability provides real-time

  • Act like you own the place

    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- The brown root beer can laying on its side was as still as death in front of a car in the parking lot. To me it looked like a huge cancerous growth on the asphalt as I rounded the corner in search of an available spot for my car. This was no ordinary parking lot. It

  • Airman's Roll Call: Airmen can now travel in utility uniforms

    SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- This week's Airman's Roll Call focuses on Airmen traveling while wearing their utility uniforms. Air Force officials recently authorized wear of the airman battle uniform, battle dress uniform and desert camouflage uniform for commercial travel in an official capacity

  • Airmen prepared to give more

    Airmen aboard a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules made history when they made the delivery of United States humanitarian relief supplies to the storm-ravaged country of Burma May 12. Cyclone Nargis tore through Burma's southern region May 2, reportedly killing more than 30,000 people. "Hundreds of

  • Entry Control Procedures to change for Team Andersen

    The Air Force has implemented a new baseline for entry control standards to Air Force installations. These changes will be implemented at Andersen Air Force Base on May 17. The changes include: -One valid DOD or federal government ID per vehicle will be sufficient for base entry. 100% ID checks will

  • Commander's Call focuses on flighline driving

    Due to the increase in flight line driving incidents on Andersen's Airfield, a commander's call was held May 8. The commander's call focused on mishap prevention and how to maintain increased situational awareness when operating on the airfield. Runway incursions are a major problem Air Force wide.

  • New 96-gal totes give Team Andersen's Recycling program a face lift

    The Environmental, Safety, Occupational and Health Council, chaired by the 36th Wing Vice Commander, has made solid waste diversion (recycling) a high priority for Team Andersen. Their strong belief in recycling supports an environmentally sound practice that has helped Andersen set the example for

  • The Andersen Officers' Spouses' Club Announces 2008 Scholarship Recipients

    The Andersen Officers' Spouses' Club held a luncheon on Wednesday, May 7th to honor their 2008 scholarship recipients. The AOSC awarded $20,500 in scholarships. The recipients of $4000 scholarships are Hannah Ainbinder, a senior at St. John's School, Kathleen Josef, a senior at St. Paul Christian

  • 2008 Team Andersen Intramural Softball Standings

    2008 Softball Standings current as of 17 Jun 08 Place       Team Name                  Win           Loss           "Games Behind" 1               36 SFS                            10             1                   0 2               734 AMS                          8               2

  • Andersen spouse in dislocated worker program participant cooks up a storm

    Team Andersen's Mrs. Sheila Delagdillo, a second year culinary arts student at Guam Community College and a military spouse dislocated worker program participant, was recently selected to represent GCC at the 11th Annual Pacific Hotel and Restaurant Expo Culinary Arts Competition held at Hyatt

  • Medical Group faces manning shortages in the months ahead

    During the coming summer PCS season, the 36th Medical Group will experience the some of the same manning challenges the remainder of the Wing goes through every year at this same time. We will experience a shortage of clinicians and nurses over the next few months that may affect our beneficiaries'

  • 36th CRG prepares to render aid to Burma

    About 45 members of the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG) took a seven-hour flight to Utapao Air Base, Thailand, to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Burma. Published reports indicate more than 100,000 people were killed after a cyclone caused massive flooding in southern Burma May 3.

  • Patrons using DOD computers can now access the public Andersen webpage

    Recently public Andersen webpage was not accessible while using a government computer. The Andersen Communications Focal Point found a solution to this problem. After following the listed procedures public Andersen webpage should be accessible. If after you have completed these procedures, you

  • EMS: Your Life is Our Mission

    Emergency Medical Services Week is May 18th to May 24th. This time brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." First responders are the back bone of the EMS

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer begins

    Summer break is almost here. While we enjoy the wonderful island days of summer, "Trauma Season" is on for emergency rooms as the Air Force recognizes the "101 Critical Days of Summer," which is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Team Andersen is not immune to the 101 CDoS because we live on a tropical

  • 36th Civil Engineer Squadron stays sharp for deployment

    From April 28 to May 2 Team Andersen's 36th Civil Engineer Squadron members participated in a field training exercise that is a 96 hour Civil Engineer training requirement. The 36 CES does this 96 hour FTX twice a year, when they are only required to do the FTX once, to ensure that all of their

  • Congratulations to Community College of the Air Force Graduates

    Associates Degree of Applied Science in Transporation Master Sgt. Paul Bell                                   734th Air Mobility Squadron Master Sgt. Richard Ratzer                         734th Air Mobility Squadron Master Sgt. Kelly Halferty                            36th Wing Master Sgt. Steven

  • Congratulations to the Yard of the Quarter winners

    Congratulations to the Yard of the Quarter winners.Fleming HeightsMs. Christi Leach28120 Mitchell Ave. Roberts Terrace Ms. Claire and Mr. Granville Brinkman1341 South Ponape Upper Capehart Tech. Sgt. Chris and Hope Hummel1541-A Gardenia Lower Capehart Tech. Sgt. Chris and Tracy Fanning1822-A Bataan

  • AF Honor Guard Seeks Experienced NCOs

    A rich tradition flourishes within the Air Force, one of looking out for and taking care of others. Whether it be family members of deployed troops or a grieving Airman who has lost a loved one, Airmen go out of their way to help others in times of need. And within the Air Force there is an

  • New PCS Pilot for GTC Cardholders

    Government Travel Card under Pilot Program: If you have a Government Travel Card (GTC) you may be eligible for an alternative payment status on your GTC bill when you PCS. Specifically, it's called the PCS Pilot Relocation Program. Cardholders must work through their Agency Program Coordinator's

  • Lead different generations of Airmen with appropriate strategies

    CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFPN) -- During a briefing recently, it became obvious from the follow-on discussion that it can be quite a challenge to lead and motivate different generations of Airmen. It became apparent to me that situations and scenarios that appeared abnormal to one generation

  • SERE 100 training requirement for all Airmen

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- All active-duty Airmen are now required to complete Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Computer Based Training on the Advanced Distributed Learning System by June 30. Air Force officials said the training is to ensure Airmen are equipped for the challenges

  • Financial management, services to Airmen evolving

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFPN) -- The assistant secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller described a bright future for financial services during a visit with Air Mobility Command financial management officials here April 28. John H. Gibson II said current and pending

  • Send your name to the moon

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- NASA invites people of all ages to join the lunar exploration journey with an opportunity to send their names to the moon aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft. The LRO is scheduled for launch in late 2008. The Send Your Name to the Moon Web site enables

  • Revamped Airman online now available

    SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Airman online has a new look -- and will feature Airmen at war. The magazine's new Web page went online May 1, along with the special May-June issue of the magazine dedicated to profiling some of America's Airmen at war. The Web page change brings the magazine in line with the

  • With troops' freedom to choose beneficiaries comes greater responsibility

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Starting in July, servicemembers can choose to whom a $100,000 death gratuity will be disbursed if they are killed in action. Currently, troops can assign half the posthumous payment to recipients of their preference, with the remainder paid according to a hierarchy determined

  • Security clearance question on mental health changed

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Defense Department officials will change a question on the department's long-standing security clearance form referencing an applicant's mental health history because they believe it is needlessly preventing some people from seeking counseling. The Standard Form 86,

  • 36th MDG manning shortages affect available appointments

    The 36th Medical Group will experience a significant nurse and provider manning shortage throughout the summer of 2008, which will cause a decrease in access to health care here. This is due to deployments, permanent changes in duty stations, and manning shortfalls. The medical clinic is authorized

  • Civilians appointed to head Andersen Development Office

    In order to develop continuity in the office which oversees Andersen's developing projects and to avoid constant military turnovers, three civilians were appointed to serve in the new Andersen Development Office.  On April 21, Brig. Gen. Douglas Owens, 36th Wing commander, stood up the Andersen

  • Team Andersen will observe police week May 10-16

    Did you know close to 200 civilian police officers have died in 2007? That means one civilian police officer dies in the line of duty in the United States, every other day. This does not include your local security or the many different military police organizations. 36th Security Forces Squadron is

  • Congratulations to the April and May award winners and promotees

    Airman Name                               Squadron Michael Pruett                 36 MUNS Airman 1st Class Name                                Squadron Robert Kirbo                    36 MUNS Senior Airman Name                                Squadron Marcus Coley                   36 CES Matthew

  • Reserve Engineers Remain Asset to Pacific Airfields

    The 477th Civil Engineer Squadron recently deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska for an opportunity to once again contribute to the building of facilities in the Pacific theater. In 1941, the 477th Civil Engineer Squadron, then the 804th CES, was activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as

  • 10 helpful tips for long, successful Air Force career

    MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFPN) -- A few years ago, I read an article written for an Air Force base paper in England. It was written by captain in the Area Defense Counsel office. In it, he discussed, from his experiences, the top ten things an Airman could do to stay out of trouble. I've had

  • Sesame Street coaches kids through parent's deployments, returns

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AFPN) -- Following a workshop that helped children cope with a military parent's deployment, the familiar, furry denizens of Sesame Street are starring in a new program focusing on multiple deployments and on family adjustments upon a parent's return. Sesame Workshop, the makers of

  • Air Force training records go digital

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- Air Force officials are fielding two systems currently available through the Air Force Portal that make it easier to keep on-the-job training records up-to-date, saving time and money. Each Airman's Air Force Specialty Code will determine if their records will

  • DOD officials announce new relocation tool for families

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- It's almost peak moving season again for military families, and Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help. "Plan My Move," soft-launched in late summer, is the next generation of DOD's MilitaryHomefront tools to provide an integrated

  • Airmen can request Afghan, Iraq campaign medal stars

    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- A recent memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense provides guidance on the wear of campaign stars on both the Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals. The campaign stars recognize servicemembers for participating in designated campaign phases

  • Quarterly Award Winners shine

    Team Andersen announced the Quarterly Awards Winners April 24 at a awards breakfast held at the Palm Tree Golf Course Clubhouse. Awards were given in the airman, non-commissioned officer, senior non-commissioned officer, company grade officer, honor guard, civilian category one, civilian category

  • Joint effort makes exercise success

    Members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 joined forces to rescue four simulated injured hikers at Tarague Beach during Andersen's Initial Readiness Response Exercise April 28.While the I.R.R.E.'s main purpose was assess the wing's ability to deploy rapidly in

  • Air Force officials observe National Small Business Week

    SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Small businesses support the full spectrum of Air Force operations that helps Airmen fly and fight in air, space and cyberspace, and Air Force officials are observing National Small Business Week that runs April 21 through 25. Small businesses deliver in a big way in innovation

  • Gates urges unconventional thinkers to address unconventional challenges

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates challenged military officers to become forward thinkers with the courage to advance new approaches needed to confront current and emerging threats. "An unconventional era of warfare requires unconventional thinkers," Secretary Gates told Air War

  • Funding concerns remain for morale, welfare programs

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The director of Air Force Services testified before a house subcommittee April 17 about child care and other morale, welfare and recreation issues. "We've had significant budget cuts, and we've seen our programs reduced across the board," Arthur Myers said to members of the

  • Housing Web site fully functioning

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- A free Department of Defense-sponsored housing referral Web site is fully operational for Air Force members and civilian employees looking for homes in the continental U.S. The Automated Housing Referral Network at www.ahrn.com contains listings for: · Off-base rentals · On-base

  • Excess baggage fees for Official Travel

    Official government travelers need to be aware that some airlines have changed their baggage policies and make sure excess baggage reimbursements are authorized under Defense Travel System rules. In the past airlines allowed two checked bags that weighed 50 pounds or less. Now many are changing that

  • New Travel Assistance Center Help Desk Procedures

    As of April 1 the Defense Travel Management Office and the Air Force are allowing all Air Force travelers and users to contact the Travel Assistance Center/Help Desk for assistance with Defense Travel System issues. They may contact the TAC either by the 1-888-HELP1GO (435-7146) number or via e-mail

  • Team Andersen sport their jeans for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Denim Day is an international awareness day observed annually that began following an Italian Supreme Court decision in 1998 to overturn a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. The argument was that the offender couldn't have removed the victim's jeans without her help so she must

  • Andersen participates in Initial Response Readiness Exercise

    Team Andersen members tested their ability to quickly deploy during an Initial Response Readiness Exercise here April 28.About 50 Team Andersen members processed through a personnel deployment line during the first day of Andersen's exercise.

  • International SOS is now available for Active Duty Service Members

    Active duty service members, did you know that while you are on vacation or temporarily assigned or deployed (TAD) anywhere in the world and require urgent/emergent medical or dental care you can use ISOS? ISOS is a worldwide medical assistance company that TRICARE has teamed up with to provide a

  • Guam Air Guard's Civil Engineering Squadron converts to RED HORSE

    The Guam Air National Guard's 254th Civil Engineer Squadron held a Flagging Ceremony April 4 at Andersen AFB as they converted from a CES unit to a Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) squadron. "This is definitely an exciting time for us and we are happy

  • Fighting the Good Fight! The “Battle of the Bulge”

    You've all heard the frustrations of both friends and family... "I just can't seem to stay on my diet" or "All of the foods that are bad for me taste so good!" and "I am losing this ongoing battle with my weight". Maintaining a healthy weight poses a significant challenge, particularly if you don't

  • New decontamination system saves time, asset

    The 36th Medical Group here tested the upgraded decontamination system on April 16. TVI Corporation's 3 line decontamination shelter replaced the old REEVES/DRASH decontamination system. The decontamination system can be used decontaminate personnel in a variety of situations. "There are a wide

  • Team Andersen observes Earth Week

    After Gov. Felix Camacho proclaimed April 19-26 Earth Week on Guam, Team Andersen members came together to kick off the environmental observance on April 19. The event began with a fun run at Tarague Beach, and later in the morning, Col. Gregory Cain, 36th Wing vice commander, read an Arbor Day

  • VA Announces SGLI and VGLI Premium Reductions

    Veterans and military personnel with life insurance policies managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will see a reduction in their premiums, thanks to improved investment earnings and a reduction in non-combat claims. The premium cuts affect military personnel covered by Servicemembers'

  • Be aware of excess baggage fees for official travel

    Official government travelers need to be aware that some airlines have changed their baggage policies and make sure excess baggage reimbursements are authorized under Defense Travel System rules. In the past airlines allowed two checked bags that weighed 50 pounds or less. Now many are changing that

  • AFAF campaign continues through April 28

    Both active duty and retired Airmen can contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations during the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign, which began March 18 and will run through April 28. People can contribute through cash, check, money order or payroll deduction to any of

  • This Week in History

    On April 10, 2004, the Micronesian Island of Yap was devastated by Typhoon Sudal, experiencing wind speeds up to 125 miles per hour for 6 to 10 hours, knocking out the power, communications and infrastructure of the island. After the call went out for help, Yokota AB sent two C-130 aircraft, four

  • Air Force Board visits Andersen

    About 30 members of the Air Force Board visited Team Andersen April 5 for a first-hand look at Andersen's Airmen and its mission.The visit allowed Team Andersen members an opportunity to show the positive impact of the board's funding decisions and gave board members a better understanding of the

  • Air Mobility Control Center named best in AMC

    Air Mobility Command officials recently named the 734th Air Mobility Squadron's Air Mobility Control Center the best in its command for 2007. The control center, made up of 13 members, beat out 13 other en-route units vying for the award. "It's an awesome accomplishment," said Tech. Sgt. Brian

  • Air Force has new Web site for retirees

    The Air Force has a new Web site just for its retiree community that is full of news and information, plus it is easy to access and navigate. The Air Force Retiree Services site is located at www.retirees.af.mil. This public Web site offers the retiree family in-depth information on the Survivor

  • Network 5/6 breaks the ice

    Network 5/6 held an Icebreaker April 4 at Arc Light Memorial, providing food, drinks, a DJ and an opportunity for potential members to sign up for the Air Force organization. "The Icebreaker was a time for anyone to come out and see what this organization is all about," said Technical Sergeant Jason

  • Recognizing AMS students achievements

    Andersen Middle School Science Fair On April 1, Andersen Middle School hosted 63 judges from the Andersen AFB Military Community to judge the 20 top science projects in grades 6, 7, and 8. Each of the science projects that were judged by the community have qualified for the All Island Science Fair

  • Earth Day highlights need to preserve resources

    Earth Day is an international event demonstrating concern and mobilizing support for the environment. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and rallied more than 20 million Americans from around the country to get involved in environmental "teachings." This event, which was the largest

  • Meet the deployed squadron commander

    Traveling all the way from Barksdale AFB, La., for his 10th deployment to Guam, Lt. Col. Patrick Mathews, 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron commander, has high hopes for this latest tour and his fleet of B-52 Stratofortress's. Public Affairs sat down with Colonel Matthews to discuss his life out of

  • Ammo makes explosive impact on B-52 mission

    The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here, with their B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers, have the capability of launching missions from Andersen to any location at any time and to anywhere. The B-52 can carry 70,000 pounds of the widest array of weapons in the U.S inventory. This devastating

  • Wing safety briefs on hot topics

    Hafa Adai! This week 36th Wing Safety would like to cover several topics very briefly as we enter the spring season and look forward to summer just around the corner. First, tropical storms in this part of the world form quickly and build intensity at a rapid pace. Our location is conducive to storm

  • DOD to phase out full Social Security numbers on IDs

    As a means of combating identity theft, the Defense Department will issue identification cards without full Social Security numbers printed onto them, a senior official said here April 3. The Defense Department cares about protecting personal information as well as increasing database security, said

  • Andersen Middle School 2007-2008 Science Fair results

    Congratulations to all Science Fair participants for a job well done. The 2007-2008 Science Fair winners are: 6th grade: 1st place - Emily Nosek 2nd place - Ian Herzer 3rd place - Patrick Callang 4th place - Cody Patterson 7th grade: 1st place - Sydney Short 2nd place - Gemini Martin 3rd place -

  • The Enlisted Perspective: Caring is Free

    Our Air Force today faces tough challenges. We are fighting a long war on terrorism. We are constantly asked to compete priorities against each other, weigh costs and keep an eye on balances, expenditures and the bottom line. However, in the midst of prosecuting recapitalization and modernization of

  • Class 08-C graduates ALS

    Congratulations to the following senior airmen graduates of Andersen's Airman Leadership School Class 08-C:Jacob Barnes, 254th Air Base GroupNathan Coy, 734th Air Mobility SquadronJustin Dearman, 36th Logistics Readiness SquadronChristopher Depuy, 36th Civil Engineer SquadronSessannee Gooden, 36th

  • Andersen Airmen receive Article 15s

    During the month of March 2008, four Andersen Airmen received Nonjudicial Punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: An airman first class from the 36th Security Forces Squadron was found sleeping at his post in violation of Article 113, Uniform Code of Military Justice. For this

  • Important information on filing tax extensions

    It's the time of the year many Americans dread - tax season. However, if you know the right information, you don't have to be sweating when tax season rolls around. The basics Tax returns are due on April 15 every year if your tax year ends on Dec. 31. Returns are filed timely if the envelope is

  • Andersen's Airfield Operations captures 5 PACAF awards

    Airmen from the 36th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Operations Flight captured five 2007 Pacific Air Force awards. Andersen's Airfield Operations Flight was the the only unit to win more than one award in airfield operations at the PACAF level, according to Lt. Col. David Hornyak, 36th

  • Denim Day raises sexual assault awareness

    In 1997, a teenage girl in Italy was picked up by her 45-year-old old driving instructor for her first lesson. He took her to an isolated location, pulled her out of the car and forcefully raped her. Despite threats that she would be killed if she told anyone, the girl reported the incident, and the

  • We can do it: Women of maintenance

    Picture someone under the glare of the burning sun on the flightline for up to 12 hours, a patchwork of grease stains covering their coveralls as they climb into the thick underbelly of a B-52 Stratofortress, tools and knowledge in hand, in an attempt to fix whatever issue has gone south inside of

  • Airman's Roll Call highlights Voluntary Protection Program

    The Voluntary Protection Program is an enhanced safety program that focuses on developing and caring for the safety of Airmen, civilians and their families. It's a program all of us should know about and understand. Building a culture of safety is not just a quality-of-life issue. An Airman or

  • Breakfast – the most important meal of the day

    Remember the saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" It's true. In fact, breakfast may help control American's increasing problem with overweight and obesity. A number of studies show that people who successfully maintain a significant weight loss eat breakfast just about every

  • Retirees should be prepared for the inevitable

    A few weeks ago, I attended the funeral services of a good friend of mine, retired Senior Master Sgt. Frank M. Blas. He and I served in Vietnam and here at Andersen.Imagine the scene I witnessed - Sergeant Blas' family and friends waited solemnly for his arrival to the Guam Veteran's Cemetery in

  • How many more islands are in the Marianas and what are the names?

    You know how stimulating it was to research such a question ... I am from Guam, and it proves how much I need to know more about what's in my neighborhood. In the Mariana Archipelago, with exception of Guam, there is the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas. In my research from historical and

  • 36th CS captures third consecutive basketball championship

    The championship showdown between the 36th Communications Squadron's and the 554th RED HORSE Squadron's intramural basketball teams resulted in the 36th CS team's third consecutive championship win. The 36th CS team played through the winner's bracket, while the 554 RHS team fought its way through

  • AFMC vice commander visits Arc Light LOA

    The Arc Light Chapter of the Logistics Officer Association played host to a special guest recently.Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, Air Force Material Command vice commander, joined the group for a logistics luncheon March 10. "Lieutenant General Gabreski provided us with insight on Air Force Material

  • Airman by day, musician by night

    During the day, Senior Airman Rebecca Cook is a mild-mannered boundary protection specialist, but at night, the 36th Communications Squadron member transforms into a and a smooth note-blowing saxophonist. That's because Airman Cook is a first alto saxophonist with the Guam Territorial Band.Although

  • Andersen bombers complete series of Koa sorties

    Five B-52 Stratofortresses, deployed here from Barksdale AFB, La., tested their endurance and commitment to security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region during five Koa  missions on March 12 through 14. Each mission over the bombing range in Hawaii provided the crew with a unique training

  • Professional Courage - timely actions make a difference

    Perception in a vacuum is reality!"...words of wisdom from Col. Murrell "Tip" F. Stinnette, my wing commander while assigned to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. He went on to say that in the absence of facts, people will use whatever information they have and formulate their own reality. As the executive

  • Andersen first stop on CMSAF’s PACAF tour

    Team Andersen had the privilege of being the first Pacific Air Force base to play host to Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley during his PACAF tour March 18 and 19. During his visit to Andersen, Chief McKinley visited several sites, hosted an enlisted call and met Andersen's 12

  • Air Force celebrates Women's History Month

    Throughout history, women in the military have made significant contributions. This is especially true in the Air Force whether they are flying B-1B Lancers or commanding thousands of Airmen. Women's History Month officially started in March 2000 by order of President Clinton when he signed a

  • The art of snacking

    For some people, snacking is a part of life: they eat more food when "grazing" than they do at meals. Others view snacking as a bad habit: they are convinced that good nutrition demands a rigid three meals a day without any other eating. Actually, snacking itself is neither good nor bad. The effects

  • Deployed bombers complete first multi-location, simultaneous sortie

    Four B-52 Strofortresses, and 26 crewmembers assigned to the Expeditionary Bomb Squadron made history at 10:15 a.m. local time March 6 as they simultaneously hit targets at four separate locations throughout the Pacific. Deployed to Andersen as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber

  • AFAF campaign kicks off at Andersen

    This year's Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off March 18 and runs through April 28. The yearly fund raiser offers Airmen the opportunity to contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations.Going on for more than 30 years, 100 percent of designated AFAF contributions will

  • Ask Joyce: Can you give me the tamales queso recipe?

    Tamales queso is another favorite on the meal table at fiestas, weddings, christenings, birthdays and various other Chamorro celebrations. The delightful spice, of course, is achiote or achote, which I mentioned in my previous article. It was introduced to the Chamorros during the Spanish era and

  • The facts: 2008 economic stimulus payments

    According to the Internal Revenue Service's webpage, beginning in May, the Treasury Department will begin sending economic stimulus payments to more than 130 million households. The IRS advised taxpayers that in most cases, they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic

  • 36th MUNS Airman court-martialed for drug use

    On March 4, Airman 1st Class Michael Allen Wolff, 36th Munitions Squadron, was convicted in a summary court-martial convened by Brig. Gen. Douglas H. Owens, 36th Wing commander. The summary court-martial officer, Col. Russell Cutting, found Airman Wolff guilty of multiple uses of marijuana and

  • Know Your Andersen History: FOD and Andersen

    Foreign object debris or foreign object damage is one of those terms that only an Air Force member or airline worker would know. For those who do not know what it means, FOD is any small object found on the flightline - pieces of metal, stones, coral, tools and miscellaneous debris - that could be

  • Advanced targeting pod on B-52s, not just for reservists anymore

    Almost 70 years ago the Army Air Corps proved to the world their aviation rivaled the Navy's when they were able to simulate capture of the SS REX, a fine Italian cruise line ship. Last year, the B-52 community at Barksdale AFB proved that technological advances have further solidified our place as

  • Tuition assistance allows Airmen to reach educational goals

    The Air Force Military Tuition Assistance program, which allows Airmen to reach educational goals, recently identified an opportunity to link force development initiatives with the program after receiving feedback from the 2007 Air Force Audit Agency. "Historically, MilTA has been used as a

  • Captain's deployment leads to an invitation to Romania

    Contrary to popular belief, in today's Air Force, it's more common to see Airmen filling the roles traditionally held by Soldiers, but a Team Andersen member took it one step further in a recent deployment to Iraq when he was attached to the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and worked hand in hand with

  • Falcon Loan - it's as easy as 1-2-3

    The Air Force Aid Society is pleased to announce its new Falcon Loan available to Air Force members beginning this month. The Falcon Loan is a loan of $500 or less that can be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses (rent, utilities, food), car repairs, emergency travel or other

  • 36th CS deputy commander wins PACAF outstanding civilian award

    The 2007 Pacific Air Forces Communications and Information Outstanding Civilian Specialist award was presented to the 36th Communications Squadron Operations Flight deputy commander recently. Arthur Hameister, Jr., a GS-11, has proven to PACAF he is a "platinum civilian" as described in his award

  • 36th SVS shows appreciation with beach picnic

    More than 700 Team Andersen members gathered at Tarague Beach to partake in the 36th Services Squadron's customer appreciation picnic Feb. 29.This picnic was a culmination of the 36th SVS' annual Customer Appreciation Month Celebration held throughout February and featured more than $9,000 in

  • Andersen wraps up ESOHCAMP 2008

    Andersen wrapped up the 2008 external Environmental Safety Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program with an out brief to wing leaders March 5. Led by Col. Kelli Ballengee, the Pacific Air Force's bioenvironmental engineer and 23 assessors, the ESOHCAMP ran from Feb. 25-29. The

  • My day at work with my mom

    I had a good day. I got to go with my mom (Staff Sgt. Keumsuk Rea) on "Take Your Child to Work Day" and work with her in the office bio (Bioenvironmental Engineer) at the Andersen Clinic. When I got there I got to do the gas mask fit test. This is when you put the mask on your head and then you have

  • Andersen recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week

    Are you aware of the things that you can do to help your health care team provide safe and effective care for you and your loved ones? The National Patient Safety Foundation has designated March 2 - 8 as Patient Safety Awareness Week, and one of the goals is to spread the word to you, the health

  • Junior Defenders patrol Andersen

    While the rest of Team Andersen were participating the annual Take Your Child to Work Day, more than 20 Andersen Elementary School students traded in their lunch boxes for badges during the 36th Security Forces Squadron's Junior Defender Day Feb. 25.Students who attended Junior Defender

  • AFRC helps patrons with job search

    When servicemembers and their families need financial assistance, chances are the Airman and Family Readiness Center are one of the first places that come to mind. However, that's only one of the many services the AFRC provides. The AFRC also helps people get jobs. Take, for instance, the story of

  • Stratofortresses deploy to Pacific, support continuous bomber presence

    Airmen from the 96th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and their B-52 Stratofortress bombers arrived in Guam this week to begin a four-month deployment. The Louisiana-based aircraft, aircrew, support and maintenance personnel replaced the Whiteman AFB, Mo. personnel who redeployed home as

  • Andersen's EMTs rescue ejected B-2 pilots

    "The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis,'" said John F. Kennedy, former president of the United States. "One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity; in a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity," he said, during a speech in Indianapolis

  • 554th RHS formally joins Team Andersen

    Members of the 554th RED HORSE Squadron not only have a new place to call home, but they were also introduced to their new unit flag in a relocation ceremony here that formally joined the unit to Team Andersen on Feb. 22.The squadron's move to Andersen from Osan Air Base, Korea has been in the works

  • Commander's Corner

    As many of us witnessed and responded to Saturday's mishap of a B-2 Spirit from our deployed 509th Bomb Wing, our first thoughts, of course, went to the plane's aircrew, who, thankfully, are safe. This week I have seen Team Andersen demonstrate amazing effort, coordination and teamwork. Clearly the

  • Andersen, civilian fire departments respond to B-2 crash

    "One word: Fearless," said Senior Master Sgt. Richard Lien, Andersen's deputy fire chief. When the call came in at 10:30 a.m. on Feb.24 that a B-2 Spirit had crashed on the flight line, 44 Andersen firefighters put emotions aside and relied on their extensive training to fight the fuel-intensified

  • Evacuation exercise prepares students, faculty

    It was a sight not seen very often on Andersen Feb. 20 - hundreds of children evacuating the middle and elementary schools and walking in single file lines to the Top of the Rock and the Palm Tree Golf Course club house. However, the students weren't on a walk for fine dining or a day at the golf

  • Air Force is 'Above All'

    The Air Force has a new advertising campaign to recruit the next generation of Airmen as well as better inform people about the Air Force mission: "Above All." "The new slogan is admittedly a bold one," said Col. Michael Caldwell, deputy director of Air Force public affairs, "but so are Airmen."

  • New Web-based assignment application debuts March 3

    The power to apply for your next home-basing and follow-on assignment will soon be literally at your fingertips. Starting March 3, all active-duty enlisted members and officers (lieutenant colonel and below) who are slated to serve an unaccompanied tour of 15 months or less will have the ability to

  • Seaman earns Vigilant Warrior honor

    An Atsugi Naval Base, Japan seaman was coined by Col. Gregory Cain, 36th Wing vice commander, and received the Vigilant Warrior certificate from Lt. Col. Erik Goepner, 36th Security Forces Squadron commander and acting AFOSI Detachment 602 Acting Commander Maj. William Wehner.Aviation Support

  • Submit official transcripts for CCAF now

    Deadline for submitting official transcripts and training documents for the April 2008 Community College of the Air Force graduating class is Feb. 29. Official transcripts must be sent directly to CCAF. Upon completion of your CCAF program requirements, contact the Base Education office and request

  • Andersen fire fighters train like they live

    Three years ago a B-1 Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota landed on the flight line at Andersen with the right main landing gear engulfed in flames. The landing gear on this $231 million aircraft was in serious condition upon landing and by the time the fire was extinguished, and by

  • AETC special duty assignment team briefs Andersen Feb. 27

    If you've ever wanted to have the opportunity to recruit sharp individuals into the Air Force as an Air Force Recruiter, or mold civilians into airmen as an Air Force Military Training Instructor, the Air Education and Training Command Special Duty Briefing Team can answer any questions you may have

  • Airmen compete to find out who's strongest at Andersen

    Freddie Esquivel and Karrie Irvin reigned supreme during the Strongman Challenge sponsored by the Coral Reef Fitness Center February 15th. Nine men and two women put their brawn to the test to find out who was Andersen's Strongest. The competition consisted of seven events designed to challenge each

  • Celebrating multiculturalism helps defeat racial inequality

    Every February, our nation recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans. This year's theme, "Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism," celebrates Dr. Woodson's successful efforts to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans. This month is about not

  • Airmen's January reenlistment bonuses now retroactive

    All eligible Airmen in Air Force specialty codes with a selective reenlistment bonus or those with a critical skills retention bonus who reenlisted Jan. 1 or later are authorized retroactive payment effective immediately, Air Force officials here announced recently. The 2008 National Defense

  • Bacteria research could protect Airmen from radiation

    An Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded scientist has identified manganese complexes in the bacterium Deinococcus radioduran that resists the damaging effects of radiation. The goal of the research is to investigate biomaterials that offer protection to Airmen from various environmental

  • Air Force Aid Society provides alternative to pay-day loans

    Air Force Aid Society officials are pleased to announce the new Falcon Loan program available to Air Force members beginning March 3. A Falcon Loan is an interest-free loan of $500 or less that can be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses -- rent, utilities and food -- car repairs,

  • Scavenger hunt results in a proposal

    Love is in the air around this time of year and it certainly was for Staff Sergeant Curt Mitchell, 36th Mission Support Squadron and his now fiancée Senior Airman Warrenette Cobb, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron. Sergeant Mitchell hatched a plan to surprise his then girlfriend with a unique proposal

  • Summer jobs available at Air Force bases worldwide

    Students and certain other eligible persons can gain marketable skills and earn money while enjoying their summer vacations, thanks to the Air Force Summer Hire Program, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here. "These great temporary jobs will run from May through September," said

  • VFC-12 flies 250 sorties during SFARP on Andersen

    Approximately 150 Navy personnel from Carrier Air Wing FIVE in Atsugi, Japan, and Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., met on Andersen AFB, Guam, for the Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program Jan. 21 through Feb. 14.  This intense three week training exercise

  • National Prayer Luncheon Feb. 21

    The Andersen 2008 National Prayer Luncheon will be hosted at the Palm Tree Golf Course Ballroom, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the chapel or through a first sergeant. The guest speaker is Lt. Governor Michael Cruz, M.D. For more information, contact the chapel

  • Eight Airmen receive Article 15s

    During the month of January 2008, eight Andersen Airmen received Nonjudicial Punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: An arman fist cass from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron was negligent in operating a forklift which caused it to overturn in violation of Article 92, Uniform Code

  • Working together to protect Andersen

    Everyone's help is needed to keep Andersen safe and the wing's mission from being interrupted. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations plays a key role in ensuring the safety of personnel assigned to Andersen in order to accomplish the mission. But they cannot do it alone. Their efforts are

  • Andersen Enlisted Spouses' Club showcases that it is business savvy

    The Andersen Enlisted Spouses' Club held a business fair Feb. 9, at the Andersen Chapel II Annex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There were 13 different business booths on display. These displays included information about both the products displayed as well as possible employment with the showcased business.

  • AESC's Continuing Education Tuition Scholarship applications available

    The Andersen Enlisted Spouses' Club offers the Continuing Education Tuition Scholarship to strengthen Andersen's community and families. This scholarship consists of two $500 scholarships awarded to the selected applicants "Any spouse of an active duty, National Guard, or Reserve military member,

  • Andersen Airmen graduate ALS

    Congratulations to the following Team Andersen Airmen who graduated from Airmen Leadership School Feb. 7.John Camacho, 254th Civil Engineer Squadron Matthew Chalmers, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron  Stephen Ohge, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Gary Kukulka, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Fallon Houston,

  • 36 SVS Customer Appreciation Picnic is Feb. 29

    The annual Customer Appreciation Picnic is scheduled for Feb. 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Tarague Beach. Come enjoy free ribs, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. Not only that, but there will also be entertainment -- an "Andersen Idol" contest with a really nice prize for the winner; children's

  • Airman 'The Book' 2008 available online

    The 2008 almanac version of Airman magazine is now available online. "Into the Wild New Yonder" is the theme for the issue, traditionally called "The Book." The issue focuses on important facts and provides insight into today's Air Force. Data in the magazine highlights the service's major commands

  • Airman's Roll Call focuses on personal finances

    This week's Airman's Roll Call highlights ways Airman can improve their personal financial management. Supervisors can direct struggling enlisted servicemembers to various organizations on the base to counsel Airmen on how to control spiraling debt. Every base has beginner financial management

  • Pacific Lifeline: PACAF validates humanitarian relief concept

    "Pacific Air Forces is mission ready." That is the consensus reached by leaders following two weeks of instruction and practical application as part of Pacific Lifeline 2008, which ceases field training exercises Feb. 7. A total force exercise staged from three locations within the Hawaiian Islands,

  • Postal Service offers first-time military discount

    Planning to send a care package to a military service member serving abroad? Send it after March 3 to take advantage of a new flat-rate box from the Postal Service that is 50 percent larger and delivered for $10.95 to an APO/FPO address -- $2 less than for domestic destinations. "This is the first

  • Deployed bomber personnel participate in joint SERE training exercise

    After parachuting into in the jungles of Guam, a member of the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron falls to the ground, checks his body for wounds and then prepares to evade the enemy. Staff Sgt. Brooks Steinbacher, a Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist from Whiteman AFB, Mo., did not

  • Virtual MPF adds new self-service program for assignments

    A new self-service assignments application launching Feb. 19 will eliminate a visit to the military personnel flight/element, saving Airmen both time and effort as part of the continuing initiatives of the Air Force's Personnel Services Delivery Transformation. Using the Expanded Permissive

  • 734th AMS civilian wins professional of the year award

    Each year the Air Mobility Command headquarters recognizes an Aerial Port civilian whose outstanding performance, mission accomplishment, team building and demonstrated superior leadership skills are the best in the command. Kenneth Sablan, a 734th Air Mobility Squadron Air Terminal Operations

  • Andersen's January promotees announced

    Congratulations to the following January promotees:Airman First ClassEdward Feathers, 734th Air Mobility Squadron Benjamin Garard, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Jon Honeycutt, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Bassim Jamal, 36th Security Forces Squadron Craig Miller, 36th Munitions Squadron Senior

  • Pacific Lifeline aerial porters keep mission moving

    They are the movers and shakers with high-octane initiative to move the mission. These nine Reservists work nonstop to ensure every moving piece of equipment, aircraft and people move smoothly through the airflow system. Who are these guys? They're logistics planners with the 44th Aerial Port

  • Pacific Lifeline in full swing

    Pacific Air Forces' first-ever total force humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise is in full swing at three locations within the Hawaiian Islands. Dubbed "Pacific Lifeline," approximately 900 Department of Defense personnel are participating in the 13th Air Force-led exercise which

  • Household goods replacement program is a good deal

    In the past year the U.S. Air Force has made dramatic changes in the way claims are filed and adjudicated. As of October 2006, all household goods claims were processed at the centralized Claims Center in Dayton, Ohio. And as of October 2007, all international shipments were covered by full value

  • Airmen recieve nonjudicial punishment

    During the month of December 2007, seven Andersen Airmen received Nonjudicial Punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: A staff sergeant from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron struck his wife in the face with his fist in violation of Article 128, Uniform Code of Military Justice. The

  • DOD officials select new government travel charge card

    Department of Defense officials announced the selection of Citibank to provide travel charge card services for its members under the General Services Administration's umbrella SmartPay® 2 master contract Jan. 16. The new official travel cards will activate on Nov. 30, 2008. DOD currently has 1.2

  • Troops, civilian employees must follow rules for political activities

    As U.S. servicemembers and Defense Department civilians ponder candidates during the election season, they should realize there are limits placed upon their involvement in certain political activities. Political-related "dos and don'ts" pertaining to military members of all service branches are

  • 36 CS donates computers to Guam school

    Recently, the 36th Communications Squadron donated 42 computers to St. Francis Catholic School in Yona, Guam. We give our excess computers to different Guam public schools each year as part of the Department of Defense Computers for Learning program, said Jane Sasai, 36th CS base equipment control

  • USDA gets brown tree snakes out of trees, into cages

    Last year the United States Department of Agriculture caught 4,467 brown tree snakes on Andersen. "The brown tree snake threatens the economy, ecosystem and health," said Marc Hall, the Supervisory Wildlife Biologist of USDA on Andersen. "We're here to help the Air Force manage this issue." As an

  • Deployed bomb squadron completes seventh global power sortie

    The 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., took off late in the evening on Jan. 17 in support of a global power mission to Alaska. "A Polar lightning mission, a global power mission to Alaska, is the longest training mission we fly from

  • B-2 pilots support different kind of DV tour

    On Jan.25, pilots from the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed here with their B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., met at hanger one to support a different kind of distinguished visitor tour. That morning, 15 members of the Denver Broncos cheerleaders arrived at

  • Classified ad submission is streamlined

    Have you ever wanted to place a classified advertisement in the base newspaper but just didn't know how to go about it? Well, the good news is, it's really simple. The classified advertisement submission form can be found on the second to last page of any issue of The Pacific Edge. In order for a

  • Andersen fire department shares tips during burn awareness week

    National Burn Awareness Week is February 3 through 9.More than 50,000 Americans are hospitalized annually for burns, according to the American Burn Association. It is important for one to do everything possible to prevent and protect his/herself and family members from burn related injuries. Younger

  • January is National Eyecare Month

    Most Americans understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun but they seldom make an effort to protect their eyes. Many are unaware that exposure to ultraviolet radiation can harm the eyes and affect vision as well. According to the American Optometric Association, even on an

  • Top of the Rock and Magellan Inn offer special Valentine's Day dinners

    The 36th Services Squadron has two special dining events scheduled for Valentine's Day -- one for servicemembers and their special Valentine at the Magellan Inn, and the other, at the Top of the Rock, open to all adults. The Top of the Rock's Sweetheart Dinner menu will include a choice of the

  • Andersen completes Disease Containment Plan exercise

    In the wake of the 9/11 and anthrax attacks against the United States, the military has ramped up its training to prevent these incidents from reoccurring. Last week, Team Andersen participated in an exercise to test that training and its ability to respond to an attack. In particular, the Disease

  • National Prayer Luncheon

    The Andersen 2008 National Prayer Luncheon will be hosted at the Palm Tree Golf Course Ballroom, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the chapel or through a first sergeant. The guest speaker is Lt. Governor Michael Cruz, M.D.  For more information, contact the chapel

  • February is Services Customer Appreciation Month

    Throughout the month of February, the 36th Services Squadron will say "thank you" to all customers during the annual Customer Appreciation Month celebration. This year's theme is "Spin and Win." A fancy prize wheel was purchased especially for this big celebration. On certain days and at various

  • Tops In Blue 2008 needs musicians, technicians, drivers

    If you play the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, or guitar you could be the person Tops In Blue is searching for through out the Air Force. If you have technical skills or can drive a truck, you have an opportunity to become a member of the Air Force's premier expeditionary entertainment group, Tops In

  • Golf course receives renovations

    In today's Air Force the buzz word always seems to be "transformation." It is everywhere and with budget cuts and manpower at all time lows. Everyone is experiencing some form of transformation while performing our part of the global war on terror. Transformation is everywhere we look from the

  • Status of dependents can affect member's pay

    A member with dependents is authorized Cost of Living Allowance based on the number of command-sponsored dependents at the permanent duty station. There are rules that the member and dependents must adhere to prevent an interruption in their COLA entitlement. Joint Federal Travel Regulation Chapter

  • Mandatory "split disbursement" for all travel payments

    Split disbursement allows Government Travel Cardholders to designate a specific amount of their travel reimbursement to be sent directly to their GTC account to pay the balance, with the remaining sent to their personal account. Mandatory split disbursement for all Air Force military and civilian

  • Andersen Tax Center to open Feb. 4

    The Andersen Tax Center opens its doors on Feb. 4. All active duty Air Force members and dependants, Guard, and Reserve can get help from professionally trained tax volunteers for federal and state tax returns for free. The Tax Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. It is

  • SERE CBT to be completed by June 30

    The Air Force Chief of Staff has directed major commands and commanders to make sure that all active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Component personnel complete the Air force Survival, Resistance, and Escape training by June 30. The purpose of the training is to prepare Airmen for

  • Web site links, educates squadron commanders

    A Web site developed by Air University's Air Command and Staff College members here is now empowering commanders through a familiar concept -- communication. Known as the Commanders Connection, the site provides squadron commanders a safe environment to discuss issues -- sometimes sensitive in

  • Leaders announce policy changes for Airmen in AOR

    Changes are on the horizon for Airmen serving in the Central Command area of responsibility. In an effort to standardize policies among those assigned and those deployed to the CENTCOM AOR, Air Force officials will implement several changes beginning as soon as February 2008. "There are several

  • Are you at your fighting weight?

    The other day I was watching an HBO special hyping up the upcoming Roy Jones versus Felix Trinidad boxing match. The show highlighted both fighters' grueling training regimen and their strict diets as expected. The program also featured interviews with their boxing support staff and family members

  • New vice commander on Andersen

    Andersen's newest vice commander, Col. Greg Cain, arrived here in December 2007. Colonel Cain previously served as the deputy commander of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center in Dahlgren, Va. He said his number one priority while here is to ensure that Team Andersen is postured to accomplish its

  • Joint efforts rescue foreign nationals

    Part of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25's mission here is to provide 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuations for Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands. Recently, several of its members and an Andersen flight surgeon fulfilled that mission when they rescued three injured crew members a

  • CDC scores well on accredidation process

    Recently, Andersen's Child Development Center met and surpassed all required criteria placed upon them by grading officials to receive their re-accreditation for the next  five years. This type of inspection is very similar to an Air Force Headquarters inspection but more intense. Everyone from the

  • Virtual enlisted promotion release proving successful

    Since its introduction in November, the new virtual enlisted promotion release system has received positive reviews from the field. And, while it may be a bit of a culture shock for some, the new system provides several benefits for Airmen of all grades. "The new process resolved several challenges

  • Civilian personnel system offers workers opportunities, officials say

    In its second year of implementation, the Defense Department's new civilian personnel system is meeting its goal of shifting the department to a performance-based pay system while giving employees the power to boost their own careers, two officials with the program said here Jan. 7. The National

  • PACAF commander visits Andersen

    The new Pacific Air Forces commander, Gen. Howie Chandler, visited Andersen Jan. 10 and 11. No stranger to the island of Guam, Gen Chandler operated aircraft from Guam several times during his career supporting various exercises and operations. He stated that even though PACAF is smaller than during

  • 644...ready for war!

    On Jan. 4, the dragon of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron roared again. Col. Michael Lewis, HQ PACAF/A6 re-activated the unit and Col. Kevin Kersh, 36th Contingency Response Group commander, passed the guidon to Maj. Roger Vrooman signifying his assumption of command. Major Vrooman comes to

  • Andersen Airman SOARS

    An Andersen Airman was recently selected for the Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen program. Staff Sgt. Joseph Baza, a 36th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, has an opportunity to earn a commission while completing his bachelor's degree as an Air

  • Andersen addresses radon concerns during Radon Action Month

    As reported in May 2007 levels of radon above Air Force standards have been identified in several base housing units and efforts are underway to reduce them to acceptable amounts. According to Maj. Dennis O'Sullivan, 36th Medical Group Aerospace Medicine Flight Commander and Senior Bioenvironmental

  • AF sets new course in future support operations

    ­When it comes to people programs, community support and quality of life, there will soon be one organization on base that will handle it all - the force support squadron. The new organization is the result of an ongoing Air Force-wide merger of mission support and services squadrons and is expected

  • Personnel information files no longer required

    Unit commanders are no longer required to maintain or establish personnel information files on Air Force members in their command, said officials at the Air Force Personnel Center. According to Air Force Instruction 36-2608, the only time a PIF is mandatory is when an officer receives either a

  • AFPC releases post-deployment respite guidance

    Beginning Jan. 19, 2007, eligible active-duty Airmen who deploy 12 or more months during a preceding 36-month period are entitled to administrative absence time off. All active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen are eligible for this time off. Separate guidance for National Guard and Reserve personnel

  • Achieve a healthy weight in 2008

    We've all been there. We ring in the new year with a list of resolutions and by March, or maybe even by the middle of the year, we've abandoned those resolutions for one reason or another. Let 2008 be the year you break the cycle. No more resolutions! The key here is goal setting. But it doesn't end

  • Andersen to exercise disease containment

    Recent events such as the anthrax attacks that struck the United States shortly after 9/11, the Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome that occurred in 2003, and Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing disaster response, have highlighted the need for the Department of Defense to be able to respond to natural

  • Andersen's lifeguards train with Guam search, rescue group

    Jeff's Pirates Cove beach was transformed into a Search and Rescue group training ground on Dec. 13. Representatives from the entire island were present including the Andersen lifeguards, Guam Fire Department, Guam Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 and

  • Two Airmen receive STEP promotions to technical sergeant

    Technical Sergeants Jason Funk, 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Scott Vermeire, 736th Security Forces Squadron, both received a well-deserved holiday gift in December. They were both STEP promoted from the rank of staff sergeant to technical sergeant just in time for the New Year. Sergeant

  • B-2 LO maintainers make it happen

    In what Air Force job would one use 160 different chemicals, wear Tyvek suits, use respirators and work with putty knives, sandpaper and razorblades? The answer is B-2 Spirit low observable maintenance. Approximately 40 LO maintainers are currently deployed to Andersen from Whiteman AFB, Mo. They

  • Andersen Airman selected for Tops in Blue

    One Andersen Airman's dream came true after receiving a phone call from Tops In Blue in December 2007. Staff Sgt. Oliver Dagum, 734th Air Mobility Squadron passenger terminal supervisor, was one of 25 Airmen selected to be a part of the 2008 Tops in Blue team. "I was kind of shocked when notified by

  • Sharks make wishes come true

    Many families from the Yigo and Dededo community had their Christmas wishes granted during a big holiday celebration with Team Andersen and other community members Dec. 20. The second annual Sharks Making Wishes Come True, which took place in Yigo, Guam, received more than $15,000 in donations and

  • EOD Airman recieves Bronze Star for service in Iraq

    An Airman from the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron was awarded the Bronze Star by Brig.Gen. Douglas Owens, 36th Wing commander, during a base-wide commander's call Dec. 11. Tech. Sgt. Ronald White received the medal which is awarded to U.S. servicemembers for heroic or meritorious achievement of

  • Guam High School female athlete selected to Guam All-Island Team

    For the first time in a 10-year history of all sports in Guam High School, a female athlete was selected as a member of the Guam All-Island Team.Christina Sheaks, daughter of Michael Sheaks, Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection Officer, has been selected to the Guam

  • Video: Operation Christmas Drop a success

    This was the 55th year of Operation Christmas Drop. In total, Team Andersen made 74 drops over 71 islands, culminating in the largest Operation Christmas Drop in the history of Andersen.Click here to watch video.

  • Legal office issues Article 15s to Andersen Airmen

    During the month of November 2007, four Andersen Airmen received Nonjudicial Punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: An airman first class from the 736th Security Forces Squadron failed to go to his appointed place of duty at the prescribed time, in violation of Article 86,

  • Luncheon closes 2007 CFC

    Andersen closed out the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign with a luncheon Dec. 13 in which charitable servicemembers' accomplishments and Andersen's success were recognized. In a joint cooperation with the local community, Team Andersen, the Naval Base, Guam Air National Guard and Guam Army National

  • Cookie Capers bring home Christmas cheer

    For some, along with putting up holiday lights and Christmas trees, this is the time of year to kick baking into high gear. On Dec. 17 Andersen's Cookie Caper treated Airmen and deployed members by giving them festive baked goods to enjoy during the holiday season. ''We're looking at baking and

  • Aircrews bring joy to Western Pacific during Christmas Drop

    Visiting aircrews and several base Airmen pulled together Dec. 14 through 18 to initiate Operation Christmas Drop from Anderson Air Force Base. This operation is possible because of the Air Force's unique capability to deliver palletized warfighting supplies from the air to any place on the globe. 

  • Marraige conference scheduled for Jan. 12

    Given the unique challenges military marriages face, educational opportunities are essential in creating successful relationships. The Love and Respect conference, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2008, offers a way to demonstrate commitment to one's relationship. Love and Respect is a

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