• 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

  • Astronaut applications available for May board

    Active duty Air Force members have the opportunity to compete for pilot and mission specialist crew positions with the nation's space program through the Air Force Astronaut nomination program. Air Force nominees will compete with representatives from the other services for the chance to become an

  • Know your Shirt: 36th MXG first sergeant encourages Airmen to do their best

    The 36th Maintenance Group's first sergeant has one piece of advice to share with his Airmen. It is: "do your best; take accountability for yourself; and be honest with yourself."Senior Master Sgt. Paul Cornell said, "If you always do the best you can, you'll be successful both in and out of the Air

  • New year brings higher housing allowance to most recipients

    Most servicemembers receiving a housing allowance will see more in their 2008 paychecks. The average increase more than doubled for 2008 at 7.3 percent over last year's 3.5 percent average increase. The Defense Department will pump an additional $600 million into the housing allowance program, for a

  • AF announces virtual In-System Supplemental promotions

    The December In-System Supplemental release, scheduled for Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. CST, will be the first use of the virtual enlisted promotion release for monthly in-system releases. The Air Force went to virtual notification Nov. 14 with the release of the chief master sergeant list. More than 400

  • Operation Christmas Drop box build-up complete

    The last 2007 Operation Christmas Drop box build-up took place Dec. 8; a "push" ceremony will occur Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Hangar 3; and the first drop is scheduled for Dec. 14.Every year in December, Team Andersen and the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota AB, Japan, drop humanitarian supplies

  • Members of HSC-25 return from seven month deployment

    Thirty-two members of U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Detachment One returned to Andersen Dec. 5 after operating several missions off of the USS Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group from May through December 2007. In addition to the Kitty Hawk, HSC-25 also supported the USS Nimitz Carrier

  • School uniforms soon mandatory for DoDEA schools

    Children in Department of Defense Education Activity schools on Guam will soon be required to wear uniforms to school. All DoDEA schools on Guam have adopted a district-wide uniform policy for the 2007-2008 school year. "The uniform task group has been working diligently to ensure the implementation

  • Military members, Guam community run for heroes

    Approximately 1,000 members of the Guam community, including military members and families, gathered at the United Seamen's Service in Piti, Guam, for the 2007 United Service Organizations Run for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk.At 6 a.m. Brig. Gen. Douglas Owens, 36th Wing commander, sounded the horn which

  • Stay safe this holiday season

    Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause more than $930 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration, there are simple life-saving steps that can be taken to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined

  • AFPC to conduct force shaping board

    The next force shaping board is scheduled to convene March 31 at the Air Force Personnel Center here for some lieutenants in the 2005 year group. The board will evaluate active-duty line officers in overage career fields in the 2005 accession year group, except for officers in the intelligence,

  • PERSCO teams do more than track ‘boots on the ground’

    Every commander needs to know who is in the field and how those numbers affect Air Force readiness -- in short, how many "boots are on the ground." The Personnel Support for Contingency Operations team's mission is to maintain deployed accountability and casualty reporting for all deployed Airman

  • AF begins NCO retraining program involuntary phase

    Airmen identified as required to retrain must submit a retraining request by Dec. 17 or separate from the Air Force under Phase II of the Air Force Fiscal 2008 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program. After meeting the Dec. 17 deadline, Phase II eligibles must next choose an Air Force specialty

  • Security forces Airman court-martialed for drug use

    On Nov. 28 a senior airman was convicted in a court-martial convened by the 36th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Douglas Owens. Senior Airman Jose Borunda, 36th Security Forces Squadron, was found guilty, pursuant to his pleas, of multiple uses of methamphetamines, more commonly known as ice or crystal

  • Andersen, Tinker rebuild B-1

    In September 2005 a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., landed at Andersen and burst into flames while taxiing off the runway. The brakes on the right main landing gear failed, causing a catastrophic fire resulting in damage to the right wing, nacelle, structure and landing gear before being

  • Guam ARFF, Andersen firefighters recieve joint training

    In the event they are ever needed to respond to a military aircraft emergency, 24 Guam Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting members recently received training from two Andersen firefighters to enhance their readiness skills.Staff Sgt. Francis Tagalog and Airman 1st Class Matthew Derheim, both from

  • Scouts help families on Thanksgiving

    Andersen's scouts made a positive impact in the local community on the island of Guam during the Thanksgiving holiday. Andersen AFB Pack 20 volunteered nine hours between Nov. 17 and 18 at the Commissary, calling on patrons to make food donations in an effort to help make a difference in the Yigo

  • Know your shirt: 734th AMS first sergeant encourages members to take charge

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron first sergeant has high expectations for all Airmen, regardless of rank. "One thing I would like to see is more of our members stepping up and taking charge, said Master Sgt. Joseph Barry. "There are many times throughout base I will see members walking or standing

  • CMSAF recalls legacy of Andersen's F-4

    A piece of Vietnam-era and Cold War history is resting here as a tangible legacy for all Pacific Air Forces Airmen and their contributions to the Nation's defense. The F-4E, number 71-1392, on static display here received an updated paint scheme. "Corrosion control is a non-stop battle in our

  • Beating the holiday blues

    - Establish realistic goals and expectations for the holiday season. Do not assume the holiday season will cure all past problems. The holidays do not prevent sadness or loneliness. - Refrain from drinking. Drinking will only intensify any problems or tensions. Alcohol is a depressant and will only

  • Safety office shares turkey fryer safety tips

    A longtime food favorite in the southern United States, the delicious deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity thanks to celebrity chefs such as Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse. While some people rave about this tasty creation, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.'s safety experts are concerned

  • Volunteers needed to give Airmen taste of home

    Andersen's Cookie Caper is scheduled for Dec. 17 at the Chapel 2 Fellowship Room. The Cookie Caper is a way to give Airmen a little taste and feel of home by giving them festive baked goods to enjoy during the holiday season. Approximately 500 individually decorated cookie bags will be put together

  • CDC, School-Age Care fees to be reduced

    The much anticipated new fee structure has finally been approved and Andersen families will benefit as child care becomes even more affordable. The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral has released their report "Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2007 Update" regarding

  • Airman Leadership School graduates Class 08-A

    Congratulations to the following senior airmen who have graduated Airman Leadership School Nov. 15: Kyle Alstaetter, 736th Security Forces Squadron William Bozarth, 36th Communications Squadron Scott DeLoera, 36th Contracting Squadron Brian Duell, 734th Air Mobility Squadron Joshua Findlay, 554th

  • Personnel Center to deployers: Don’t leave without your guide

    Most Air Force members being deployed to a foreign country have little knowledge of the culture they'll work in for the next four to 12 months. They don't know a Hijab from an Abaya or a Dishdasha from a Gutra. How many times a day can you say hello to someone in Kyrgystan? Why can't you eat with

  • Next PACAF commander confirmed

    On Nov.16 the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmed Lieutenant General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler's promotion to general and appointment as the next commander of Pacific Air Forces with change of command scheduled for Nov. 30 at Hickam Air Force Base. Lt. Gen. Chandler is currently the Deputy

  • First CMSAF earns Lifetime Achievement Award

    The first chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced he had learned the secret to winning awards to those in attendance at the Senior NCO Academy auditorium Nov. 20 here. "The secret is simple -- just live long enough," said retired Chief Paul Wesley Airey. "If you live long enough, (the

  • Officials explain recoupment policy for wounded troops

    If you are wounded in combat and discharged as a result, you will not have to pay back your enlistment bonus, Defense Department officials said here Nov. 26. "Bonuses are not recouped simply for one's inability to complete an enlistment or re-enlistment agreement through no fault of the military

  • Newest Andersen chief master sergeants announced

    Congratulations to Andersen's Chief Master Sergeant Selectees: 1. Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Bailey, 36th Communications Squadron 2. Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Batherson, 554th RED HORSE Squadron 3. Senior Master Sgt. Bret Rice, 36th Communications Squadron. Sergeant Rice is currently deployed to

  • Military members, families view B-2

    Military members and their families were able to see America's most advanced bomber and the Airmen that support the stealth bomber mission in a military community event held here Nov. 21. Members of the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron put their

  • Airmen support Bangladesh relief operations

    Pacific Air Forces units are providing relief in Bangladesh in the wake of a tropical cyclone which struck the nation's south coast Nov. 15 causing significant damage and thousands of casualties. Elements of the 36th Contingency Response Group from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, arrived at Dhaka,

  • Personnel transforms to meet Air Force needs

    As the Air Force continues efforts to fight the Global War on Terror, modernize, recapitalize and develop Airmen, Personnel continues to transform to meet the needs of the force. Flexibility is the key to Air Power, and like most organizations, Personnel is changing to maximize the use of limited

  • PACAF/SF coins Airmen during visit to Andersen

    Members of the 36th Security Forces Squadron received a visit from the Chief of the Pacific Air Forces Chief of Security Forces Division, recently, to discuss ongoing security forces matters and get a first hand look at the Commando Warrior training site. Upon his arrival to Andersen, Col. John

  • Volunteers build boxes for Operation Christmas Drop

    Twenty-seven boxes in approximately 27 minutes - that's how strong the volunteer effort was Nov. 17 when the first box build-up for Operation Christmas Drop 2007 kicked off. "We had more than fifty volunteers, and everyone pitched in to get the job done," said Capt. Adam Rector, a member of the 36th

  • AFSA International President visits Andersen

    The Air Force Sergeants' Association International President visited Team Andersen Nov. 15 through 16 to inform Air Force enlisted personnel about their military benefits being fought for in Washington D.C. Important issues such as medical care, job security, pay, commissary privileges, educational

  • Know your Shirt: 36th SFS first sergeant gets more, gives back

    After working 20 satisfying years as an aircraft maintainer, the current 36th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant knew he wanted more out of his career in the Air Force. "I was looking for a change and I wasn't ready to retire from the Air Force yet," said Master Sgt. Daniel Willand. "I stepped

  • Suicide prevention: Be a good wingman

    The holiday season is usually a joyful time to be around friends and family; but for some, it can be a time of sadness and loneliness. Many Airmen will be spending this holiday season far away from home. During this time of the year, it is imperative that we pay special attention to the people

  • Dental clinic shares what to do in dental emergencies

    Even when cautious, events can occur that are beyond one's control. Thousands of dental emergencies -- from injuries to a painful abscessed tooth -- take place every day. Knowing what to do can lessen the pain and might even save a tooth. Here are a few tips to help ease the situation. A dentist's

  • Partnership offers Airmen 'better business' support

    The 36th Wing Legal Office supports the mission of educating and aiding Airmen on consumer-related issues by providing free legal assistance for Airmen already embroiled in those types of issues, as well as, preventative education for the purpose of avoiding those issues entirely. Building on the

  • Cyber Airmen fight in America's newest battlefront

    A key component in the world's most lethal air and space force is the ability to protect sensitive communication and computer systems from the bad guys. A group of highly trained Airmen here take that fight head on every day in the far-reaching realm of cyberspace. Senior Airman Jonathan Odum,

  • Airman and Family Readiness Center employee wins PACAF award

    An outstanding performer in Andersen's Airman and Family Readiness Center received a Pacific Air Forces award recently. The 2007 PACAF Airman and Family Readiness Center Community Readiness Consultant of the Year is Bill Cundiff, a retired chief master sergeant who spends much of his time conquering

  • Andersen Airman serves on Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    A Team Andersen member was recently approved as a member of the Board of Directors for the Guam Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. Maj. Jeffrey Holt, 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, volunteered to serve as the Big Brothers/Big Sisters military liaison for two years, as well as, a voting

  • Team Andersen helps keep children healthy in school

    Andersen's healthcare professionals know how important a child's health is to their ability to learn in a classroom environment. Therefore, the annual Andersen Elementary School Health Screening for students in kindergarten through fifth grade took place Nov. 5 through 8. Tests included depth

  • Andersen's new BX: 40 percent complete

    The new Army and Air Force Exchange Service's base exchange currently being built on Andersen is now 40 percent complete."We're still on schedule to open up in August of September of 2008," said Flordeliza Payton, AAFES general manager.  "That is when our forecasted grand opening will take

  • PACAF command chaplain visits Andersen

    The Pacific Air Forces command chaplain and chaplain assistant functional manager came to Andersen for a pastoral assistance visit Nov. 6. Chaplain (Col.) Richard Hartwell has been the PACAF command chaplain for more than one year. "I have responsibilities to the PACAF Airmen," he said. "I see

  • Joint Civilian Orientation Conference experience Andersen's mission

    During their tour of U.S. military bases throughout the Pacific, approximately 70 participants of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference received a hands-on course covering Andersen's various missions Nov. 6. "This was a great opportunity for Andersen to not only show what we do here as the 36th

  • Should the e-mail be digitally signed or encrypted?

    The 36th Communications Squadron Information Assurance office provides guidance on when encryption and digital signature practices are necessary.Encryption is to be used for:  For official use only -- work schedule, hospital appointment Privacy Act Information -- social security number

  • Open season begins Nov. 12 for civilian benefits programs

    The Office of Personnel Management has announced an open season will be held Nov. 12 through Dec. 10 for three civilian benefit programs. The three programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending

  • Andersen, 393rd EBS mourn hero's passing

    The 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, whose home station is the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lost one of their own Nov. 1. Retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, commander of the 509th Composite Group in World War II, died of natural causes at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92.

  • 644th CBCS commander arrives

    The new commander of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron arrived on Andersen Oct. 27. "It is an exciting time for deployable communications within the Pacific AOR (area of responsibility) and we are extremely happy to be in the middle of it," said Maj. Roger Vrooman, 644th CBCS

  • USDA announces voluntary recall of several Totino's, Jeno's frozen pizzas

    General Mills is voluntarily recalling an undetermined number of its Totino's and Jeno's frozen pizza products because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Nov. 1. As a result, the Defense Commissary Agency is removing the following products

  • Missions begin with crew chiefs

    Getting America's most lethal and technologically advanced bomber platform over a target begins with the Airmen on the ground. The crew chief's that make sure the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is ready to strike where the combatant commander deems necessary say there's anything but a "typical" day in

  • Know your shirt: 36th MDG first sergeant gets back to basics

    Leadership at every level should be focused on ensuring that the Air Force is operating with core values in mind. "Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do are the basic tenants every Airman, E-1 through O-10, has agreed to live by; yet this is our greatest fight ever," said

  • Halloween Aerobithon

    To the sound of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and other popular Halloween songs, participants of the Halloween Aerobithon worked up quite a sweat. The aerobithon consisted of step, spin and pilates classes. Participants endured three straight hours of aerobic exercise led by Coral Reef Fitness Center

  • Airmen enjoy day of food, fun, games

    The 36th Wing Top Three Council hosted the annual Junior Enlisted Appreciation Day Oct. 26. The event was a way to say thank you to junior enlisted members and let them know their hard work and efforts are appreciated. Approximately 300 members came out at various times throughout the afternoon.

  • AAFES commanding general visits Andersen

    Army Brig. Gen. Keith Thurgood visited Andersen Oct. 25, two months after assuming command of the Army and Air Force Exchange Services Aug. 15, to communicate his thoughts on the upcoming new Base Exchange and his goals as the new AAFES commander. Q: How do you like what you've seen of Guam so far?

  • 36th Wing vice commander departs Andersen

    Open letter to Team Andersen: As you may have heard by now, my family and I received short-notice orders last week to Minot AFB, N.D., where I will trade in my flip-flops and shorts for Mukluk's and Parka and serve as the commander of the 5th Bomb Wing. I'm excited to lead the Warbirds and work with

  • Air Force clarifies post-deployment stand-down policy

    The Air Force post-deployment stand-down policy allows Airmen returning from deployments and lengthy temporary duty assignments time off work for recuperation and reconstitution upon their return, said the deputy chief of staff of personnel recently at the Pentagon. "Reconstitution involves all the

  • Safety office provides Halloween safety tips

    Andersen will be celebrating Halloween with trick-or-treating scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. As witches, goblins and super-heroes descend on the base, here are some safety tips, courtesy of the American Red Cross, to help prepare for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be

  • Operation Pumpkin Patrol keeps families safe

    Halloween is just around the corner, and the 36th Security Forces Squadron and other Team Andersen volunteers are preparing for this year's trick-or-treaters with the second annual Operation Pumpkin Patrol. Trick-or-treating hours in base housing are from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.   Readily identifiable

  • Servicemembers required to complete OHA/MIHA survey

    The annual Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move in Expense survey for uniformed servicemembers will be available online from Oct. 22 to Nov. 21 on a secure Web site at https://www.perdiem.osd.mil/oha/survey/octoha.html. All service members who reside in privately leased quarters and are

  • Family Day schedule for 2008 announced

    The Family Day schedule for 2008 was recently announced by the Pacific Air Forces commander. The following dates will be designated as PACAF Family Days for calendar year 2008: 23 May 08, 3 Jul 08, 29 Aug 08, 28 Nov 08, 26 Dec 08, 2 Jan 09 Civilians are encouraged to take annual leave or use accrued

  • Defenders

    Some may say an act of terrorism here is unrealistic. Andersen's security forces would probably disagree. "A few weeks ago we had an individual pull up to the main gate with an inert improvised explosive device and hand it to the guard," said Senior Master Sgt. Ray Johnson, 36th Security Forces

  • 36th CES hosts haunted house

    The 36th Civil Engineering Squadron volunteered their time to bring some Halloween fun to Team Andersen by setting up a haunted house in base housing. This year marked the fourth year that the 36th CES constructed a haunted house on Andersen. "I thought it was great for the children. It was the

  • Andersen Elementary School kicks off Red Ribbon Week

    Andersen Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22 through 25, and each student will receive a red satin ribbon to wear all week. Parents are asked to encourage their children to keep their ribbons as each day during Red Ribbon Week there will be an opportunity for students to win

  • Airmen receive Article 15s in September

    Three Andersen Airmen received nonjudicial punishment in September. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: A senior airman from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron was disrespectful to a noncommissioned officer by holding up his hand to him and walking away while he was being addressed, in

  • Andersen Airman receives A/TA award

    Congratulations are in order for an Airman in the 734th Air Mobility Squadron. Tech. Sgt. Terry Fisher is the recipient of the 2007 Airlift/Tanker Association Col. Gail Halvorsen Award. Colonel Halvorsen was a C-47/C-54 transport pilot during World War II in the South Atlantic. He flew during

  • 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

  • 36th SVS renovates Tarague Beach

    Have you ever wanted to take a step back into the past? Enjoy a simpler life? Go to the beach just to relax with friends and family? If so, Tarague Beach is the place to be. But anyone who hasn't visited Tarague Beach recently is sure in for a surprise. Tarague has been undergoing a facelift for the

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