• Building bundles, checking them twice

    Once a year islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau will see bundles parachute out the back of multiple planes to provide them with essential supplies that are necessary for their daily lives. The bundles include items

  • Around the Air Force: Dec. 5

    On this look around the Air Force, we take a look at the Hurricane Hunters’ mission and this month marks the 66th anniversaryof Operation Christmas Drop. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.

  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health

  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter December 2017

    Guam RAO Newsletter | Volume 7, Issue 12 | December 2017The RAO mission is to act as an interface between the active duty and retired communities, to keep you updated on matters which relate to your status as a military retiree, to provide information and services as necessary or appropriate, and to

  • North Korea launches ballistic missile; No immediate threat to Guam

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

  • Andersen AFB Fire Department conducts an aircraft egress exercise

    Andersen AFB Fire Department conducts an egress exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 21, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The exercise was a valuable learning experience for all involved. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

  • Cooler Than Cool, LRS Airmen produce liquid oxygen at Andersen

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

  • Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results

    With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed

  • What hurts one affects all

    An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse in the United States. Local child protective services received an estimated 3.4 million referrals of children being abused or neglected in 2012 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Domestic violence is the willful

  • Behind the scenes, bioenvironmental techs keep Andersen safe

    On the island of Guam, isolated in the Pacific Ocean, protecting the limited natural resources and establishing a safe working environment is essential to mission success. The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight takes on the task of seeking out possible health

  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter November 2017

    Guam RAO Newsletter | Volume 8, Issue 11 | November 2017The Retiree Activity Office mission is to act as an interface between the active duty and retired communities, to keep you updated on matters which relate to your status as a military retiree, to provide information and services as necessary or

  • Global Hawk conducts first ever landing in South Korea during Air Show

    The RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk recently made its first landing in the Republic of South Korea for the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX).The Seoul ADEX is held every year to give American service members a chance to showcase their various aircraft and equipment to the

  • DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in Fiscal Year 2017

    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts. Also, the agency individually identified the remains of 18 additional personnel, who were previously accounted for as part of group burials, reaching another

  • U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers conducted a flyover during the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea, Oct. 21, 2017 (Korea Standard Time).  The B-1B flyover is part of the U.S. presence at Seoul ADEX, the largest, most

  • Andersen receives 1.5M pounds of munitions during annual in-shipment

    The Airmen from the 36th Munitions Squadron worked around the clock to offload 1.5 million pounds of munitions during an annual in-shipment starting Aug. 21 through Sept. 30, 2017.This shipment will replace expired munitions and support an overall growth of more than 10% of total munitions on hand

  • Know the Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

    Halloween is all about scary…scary costumes, scary decorations, and scary pumpkins, but don't let it include a scary eye infection!  Each year people--young and old--are attracted by the appeal of cosmetic contact lenses which will change your natural eye color into something scary. Perfect for

  • Marine Corps Activity Guam, Frequently Asked Questions

    For more information on the USMC Relocation please visit the: Marine Corps Activities Guam websiteIf you have any questions about the content of this page, please contact Maj. Timothy Patrick at (671) 355-2340, or via email at timothy.patrick@fe.navy.mil. Q: What is the reason for the relocation? A:

  • Results of Unregulated Water Contaminants Testing

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATERResults of Monitoring Data for Unregulated Contaminantsof the Andersen Air Force Base Water System Our water system has been sampled for the unregulated contaminants PFOS (Perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid).  Unregulated

  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter October 2017

    Guam RAO Newsletter | Volume 7, Issue 10 | October 2017The RAO mission is to act as an interface between the active duty and retired communities, to keep you updated on matters which relate to your status as a military retiree, to provide information and services as necessary or appropriate, and to

  • Airman Magazine: Q&A with COMPACAF

    Airman Magazine interviews Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command, Sept.15, one day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

  • Take command: Register to learn about upcoming changes to TRICARE

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

  • Testing of AHAWS Sirens Completed

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) tested the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) from fifteen (15) locations today, October 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. The pre-scheduled quarterly test for GHS/OCD was held in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) and Andersen Air

  • Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Convention

    36th Medical Group today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation and for Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval®

  • Guam Retiree Activity Office Newsletter September 2017

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

  • The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude

    The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get

  • Civic Action Team cements Palau bond through training, partnership

    The U.S. Air Force Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau 36-02 was relieved of duty by U.S. Navy CAT 133-27 during a change of charge ceremony Aug. 11, 2017, at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, located in Palau’s Koror state. This team was comprised of 13 Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron

  • DoD: U.S. Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

    WASHINGTON -- Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea, Sept. 23, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said, Sept. 25, 2017.In a show of force, Manning told

  • US, Vietnam bolster partnership, future with first-ever SMEE

    KHANH HOA PROVINCE, Vietnam --Six U.S. Air Force air advisors assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, along with 24 service members from the Vietnamese Air Defense Air Force and U.S. Embassy Hanoi conducted the first-ever Subject Matter Expert Exchange in

  • Andersen making strides to protect the endangered wildlife on Guam

    As the island of Guam flourishes and makes its presence known all over the world, Andersen Air Force Base and the local community are working together to ensure the wildlife and history on Guam is protected. On Sept. 13, members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight teamed up with

  • Community Invited to Participate in the Great Guam ShakeOut

    In less than a month, Guam will take part in the world’s largest earthquake drill, the Great ShakeOut. On October 19, 2017 at exactly 10:19 a.m. (ChST), participants will practice the earthquake response procedure; “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as advised by the Great ShakeOut organization. The drill

  • “A Speech Worth Dying For” the first commander of the 36th Wing

    During World War II, Col. Henry R. Spicer’s P-51B Mustang was shot down on March 5, 1944 over Nazi Germany where he would become a Prisoner of War for the next 13 months. Spicer was the senior officer of North Compound 2, Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany during his internment and many of his fellow

  • Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

    You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE

  • Andersen to conduct test of base loud speaker system

    The 36 Wing Command Post will be testing the Base's Giant Voice System on Sept. 20, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Testing is being conducted to ensure proper operation. During this time, personnel across the base may hear voice announcements and warning tones. 

  • 554th RED HORSE Squadron Airman killed in motorcycle accident

    An active duty Airman assigned to the 554th RED HORSE Squadron, 36th Wing Contingency Response Group, was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Staff Sgt. David L. Coplin Sr. 35, of Mississippi, is survived by his wife Delora A. Coplin and son, David L. Coplin, Jr. “It is the worst kind of

  • Tropic ACE fuels joint cooperation between Air Force, Marines

    U.S. Marines from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 assigned to Camp Foster, Japan, and Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, partnered to develop advanced fueling solutions for contingency operations during exercise Tropic ACE (Agile Combat

  • BLT Marines battle the ‘enemy’ and the elements in Guam

    ANDERSEN SOUTH AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (August 31, 2017) – Beads of sweat slide down Marines’ faces, causing them to wipe the black, brown and green camouflage paint, leaving their skin streaked and spotted. They stand in lines, forming squads with rifles slung around their bodies, awaiting a brief for

  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one

  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Conducts Search and Rescue

    ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued five hunters stranded on the remote island of Aguijan about 85 miles north of Guam, Aug. 28.The hunters ran out of food and were running low on water following a brief

  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Conducts Search and Rescue

    ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued five hunters stranded on the remote island of Aguijan about 85 miles north of Guam, Aug. 28.The hunters ran out of food and were running low on water following a brief

  • SERE instructor starts new course at Andersen

    Airmen attended a new one-day survival, evasion, resistance and escape course July 27, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The course, held by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Hyslop, Air Force Global Strike Command Det. 4 SERE specialist, provided jungle-specific survival techniques to service members at risk

  • 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron: Teamwork and Aloha

    The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, returned from a four month deployment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 14 where the unit utilized their skills with the Meteorological Shelter Navigation Model 7, a mobile air traffic control tower, to continue air operations

  • Andersen Airman selected for 2017 Men’s All-Air Force Softball Trial Camp

    The Air Force recently selected attendees for the 2017 Men’s All-Air Force Softball Trial Camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 31 - Sept. 17, 2017. Attendees have the possibility of advancing to represent the Air Force in the Armed Forces Championship at JBSA-Lackland Sept. 18-24, 2017.

  • AFOSI Agent outlines ways to recognize and report fraud

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) needs your help in identifying and reporting fraudulent activities. Besides our general crimes, counterintelligence and research and technology protection missions, a significant amount of AFOSI’s resources are assigned to fraud investigations.

  • Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness

    Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness

  • Andersen Air Force Base to participate in exercise Citadel Pacific

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to participate in Citadel Pacific, an annual Anti-Terrorism Exercise here, July 31 through Aug. 4. During Exercise CP17, expect elevated Force Protection Conditions (FPCON), Residents and patrons are advised that during the week, exercise response may result in

  • New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

    The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This

  • Guam Commands Celebrate 73rd Liberation Day

    HAGÅTÑA, Guam -- Service members from all branches of the U.S. military joined the local community to commemorate Guam’s 73rd Liberation Day with a parade, July 21. The day of celebration concluded a week of remembrance and memorials held to pay respects to the lives lost during World War II and the

  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health

  • U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific to perform on Guam

    The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii eight piece ensemble "Papana" will perform a diverse repertoire of contemporary and classical jazz events throughout the community for this year's Liberation Day celebrations. The band's official tour on Guam will run from July 19 to July 24. The first

  • PACAF consolidates Silver Flag training at Andersen

    U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 554th Red Horse Squadron assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, trained members of the 8th Civil Engineering Squadron on airfield damage repair and force bed down June 19-23, 2017, as part of Exercise Silver Flag at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.During the

  • Andersen Air Force Base Consumer Confidence Report

    Andersen Air Force Base’s drinking water is safe to drink and is in compliance with all federal and local regulations.  Under the EPA’s Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the base Bioenvironmental Engineering office is required to annually summarize water

  • U.S. conducts bilateral missions with Japan, Republic of Korea

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017.

  • Pride For All: Andersen service members talk equality

    Many serving in the military today consider the person to their left and the person to their right family. We all come from diverse places and backgrounds, yet we come together to serve one purpose: maintaining the United States’ security and peace.This month, service members from across Andersen

  • Andersen mobility Airmen conduct fall training with Travis C-17

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron completed a fall protection training exercise June 12, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. About 55 feet in the air, Airmen secured by harness, practiced a training situation detailing the hazards and protocols Airmen may face if an individual falls from the tail

  • Andersen increases security at Northwest Field

    Personnel from the 36th Security Forces Squadron will be working with the local authorities to increase security at Northwest Field. Increased security plans will include more presence patrols, newly installed security cameras near poaching areas, and security patrols with the Military Working Dog

  • Air Force, Navy train in South China Sea

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, through the South China Sea, operating with the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett

  • Andersen kicks off new First Term Airmen’s Course

    The Air Force recently revamped what is now known as the First Term Airmen’s Course that will focus on career development. This week, the Professional Development Center will transition from FTAC into the new course curriculum.Previously, Airmen who just completed Technical School attended FTAC

  • Ready, set, load!

    How long does it take to load a bomb into a B-1B Lancer? An Airman from the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron shares the ins and outs of being a deployed weapons expediter at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Tech. Sgt. Tyrone Garner, 36th EAMXS weapons expediter, was stationed at Dyess

  • Andersen defenders remember the fallen during Police Week 2017

    Defenders from the 36th and 736th Security Forces Squadrons, conducted various events to recognize and honor fallen law enforcement officers throughout National Police Week May 14-21, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.“Security forces and law enforcement officers put their lives on the line

  • Civil Engineers, the backbone of operations at Andersen

    Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron are standing-by at all times with an arsenal of machinery and skills to keep Andersen Air Force Base up and running.Even with eight different flights and a variety of career fields like electricians, plumbing and HVAC making up the 36th CES, maintaining

  • Airmen remember fallen teammates in Port Dawg ceremony

    Airmen with the 734th Air Mobility Squadron and 44th Aerial Port Squadron participated in Port Dawg memorial to commemorate fallen air transportation specialists May 19, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Aerial porters, commonly referred to as Port Dawgs, are responsible for military

  • Task Force Talon Change of Command

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeff Slown, Task Force Talon commander, relinquishes command to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Sean A. Gainy, commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, during a change of command ceremony May 17, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base.

  • First Term Airmen experience Pacific Air Power

    Every month, new Airmen from the First Term Airmen Center here at Andersen are given a tour of the installation, introduced to the mission and various career fields play a role in Pacific Air Power.First term Airmen are those who are between the ranks of E-1 and E-3, and just completed basic

  • Andersen AFB recognizes volunteers during National Volunteer Week

    Over 300 Team Andersen members were recognized at the Service Unites volunteer appreciation ceremony, April 26, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during National Volunteer Week.Service Unites is the theme that was chosen for this year’s National Volunteer Week. The week of April 23-29

  • Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Heritage on Andersen

    This time of year, Airmen from across the Air Force come together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, by attending base hosted events celebrating Mexican heritage and Patriotism.                                                                                                                                  

  • Republic of Singapore, U.S. Air Force strengthen ties through training

    Fourteen U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles aircraft from Kadena Air Base, Japan, and six Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG’s deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 19, 2017, in support of Exercise Vigilant Ace.  Members from Singapore and Kadena AB will be standing up their inaugural Guam

  • The road to recovery; Airman defines true meaning of resilience

    “I can’t feel my legs, I can’t feel anything.” These were the words spoken by an Airman who would soon experience and overcome a road filled with pain, courage and resiliency.2nd Lt. Ryan Novack, 36th Munitions Squadron flight leader, always wanted to race dirt bikes. After learning about the race

  • AFGSC COMPLETES ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

    Air Force Global Strike Command completed an Accident Investigation Board following a May 2016 mishap of a B-52H Stratofortress at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.On May 19, 2016, at approximately 8:32 a.m. Chamorro Standard Time (ChST), a B-52H assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 5th

  • HSC-25 Official Group Photo

    The members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five pose for a group photo April 18, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. HSC-25 operates the MH-60S Knighthawk providing Andersen AFB 24-hour search and rescue support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

  • Stronger Together: Multinational contingency training connects engineers

    The Pacific region is among the most dynamic areas on the globe. To better prepare for future challenges in this ever-changing operational environment, enhanced cooperation with regional partners is a regular part of U.S. Air Force initiatives and is supported by a range of exercises and training

  • Andersen AFB to conduct Operational Readiness Exercise Mar. 28 through Mar. 31

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise here, Mar. 28 through Mar. 31. Base access and traffic may be impacted and may cause delays.  Medical appointments may be canceled or delayed. Expect increased noise and activity to include sound effects, messages from

  • Citizen Airmen save life of drowning child during Cope North 2017

    They didn’t set out to be heroes, nor did they expect that their recent temporary assignment to Talafofo, Guam, would place them in that situation.On Feb. 25, Staff Sgts. Rochelle Waters and Dante Thomas, 349th Security Forces Squadron members, were enjoying an off day at the beach from their

  • Lacrosse makes Guam debut with newly formed Black Tips team

    The fastest growing U.S. sport, according to the Boston Globe, has finally made its debut in Guam with the Black Tips lacrosse team. Players from different military branches have come together to train and represent Guam lacrosse in tournaments across the globe and the Indo-Asian-Pacific

  • F-16s secure Indo-Asia-Pacific through integrated airpower

    Misawa F-16 Fighting Falcons are at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam for COPE NORTH 17, a U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise conducted annually, held this year, Feb. 15 through March 3.“The focus is on multilateral operations in the Pacific,” said Capt. Aaron Koveleskie, a 14th

  • 36th MUNS begins work in brand-new missile facility

    The strength behind air superiority in the Pacific is firepower. Andersen Air Force Base, with its strategic location and Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, has the largest stockpile of munitions in the Pacific Air Forces. Andersen Airmen supporting this arsenal hold the grave

  • Air Force deploys first complete Block 16 B-1s to Pacific

    More than 300 Airmen assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to execute the first-ever Block 16 deployment for the B-1B Lancer Jan. 31. Aircrew, maintenance and support personnel will generate B-1 sorties to demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and

  • Andersen to assess emergency readiness during exercise

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an emergency management exercise here, Feb. 8 and Feb. 9.There will be increased noise and activity to include sirens, messages from loud speakers and alert vehicles that will respond to various emergency simulations.

  • Island Knights Aid in Rescue off Coast of Guam

    The "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 assisted during their first rescue operation in 2017 where two small fishing boats were in distress off the coast of Guam, Jan. 23.HSC-25 aircrew members first spotted a distress flare while exercising routine training. Shortly after

  • Guam Navy Commands Win 2016 Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award

    ASAN, Guam (NNS) -- Naval Munitions Command East Asia Division (NMCEAD) Unit Guam and the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), homeported in Guam, were named the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award winners for small overseas and large sea categories, respectively.The award is part of

  • B-52s complete joint, combined missions in Indo-Asia-Pacific region

    Three U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortresses returned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Dec. 21, 2016, after executing 15 sorties near Australia and in the South China Sea in conjunction with forces from U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command and Australia in support of U.S. Strategic

  • Honoring the past: Linebacker II remembrance ceremony

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Team Andersen honored the memory of those who served in Operation Linebacker II with a remembrance ceremony Dec. 16 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The operation was carried out 44 years ago on Dec. 18-29, 1972. The strategic bombing over North Vietnam lasted 11

  • 554th RED HORSE Squadron Develops Partnerships; Hosts India Armed Forces

    According to the National Military Strategy, Security Cooperation activities are at the heart of our efforts to provide a stabilizing presence in forward theaters. These activities build relationships that serve mutual security interests and develop partner military capabilities for self-defense and

  • Partner Nation Silver Flag concludes at Northwest Field

    Silver Flag is a U.S. Pacific Command multilateral subject matter expert exchange led by engineers from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron. The exercise is designed to build partnerships and promote interoperability through the equitable exchange of civil engineer-related information.

  • Operation Christmas Drop crews remember an Airman

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam. -- Service members from the United States, Australia and Japan air forces gathered around the open cargo hold of a C-130 Hercules Dec. 6, 2016, here to remember Senior Airman Jeremy Jutba-Hake. Hake was a C-130H instructor loadmaster from the 36th Airlift Squadron,

  • Operation Christmas Drop: Behind the scenes

    The longest running humanitarian aid/disaster relief has kicked off on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on Dec. 6. In order for the mission to come to fruition, months of hard work went into making it happen.Operation Christmas Drop has been ongoing since 1952 and has impacted more than 20,000

  • Operation Christmas Drop begins at Andersen AFB

    Military members from the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, with international support from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force are joining forces to airdrop and deliver donated toys, clothes, food items and other necessities to remote islands across the Pacific Ocean

  • Service members celebrate Thanksgiving at Andersen

    U.S. Air Force 36th Wing leadership serve Airmen Thanksgiving meals at the Magellan Inn dining facility Nov. 24, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The annual event, held in the dining facility, brings service members together to eat and have a traditional Thanksgiving meal away from home with

  • Missing swimmer at Tarague presumed dead

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An Airman who went missing at Tarague Beach Nov. 21 was presumed dead after six days of search and recovery efforts with no evidence of death or remains. The Airman has been identified as Master Sgt. Greg Ramos from the 154th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 154th Wing,

  • Deceased Airman identified

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An active-duty Airman who was found dead Nov. 23 in his off-base residence has been identified as Airman Daniel Peregoy, of the 36th Security Forces Squadron here.The cause of death is still under investigation and details will be released as they become

  • Remains of Pagat swimmer identified

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An Airman, whose remains were recovered from Guam’s waters Nov. 21, were identified as Senior Airman Travis Bennet, 20, of the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard.The cause of death is still under investigation.A combined search and rescue team

  • Service members, spouses, families receive U.S. citizenship on Andersen

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Nine immigrants, from Jamaica, Nepal, Colombia, Russia and the Philippines, were officially recognized as U. S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Nov. 23. This was the first time a naturalization ceremony was held on Andersen AFB. Those in attendance were

  • Search, rescue operation underway at Tarague

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Rescue agencies have responded to a call for a missing Airman Nov. 22 at Tarague Beach. Andersen Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, Guam Fire Department and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 were alerted to a missing swimmer around midnight and responded

  • Remains of missing swimmer recovered

    The remains of an Airman temporarily assigned to Andersen AFB were recovered Nov. 21. The cause of death is under investigation.The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, Guam Fire Department and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 were alerted to a missing swimmer near Pagat Point on Sunday afternoon and

  • AARO: Real life superheroes

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - A superhero is a fictional person with extraordinary powers, or exceptional skills. Some naturally equate this term to costumed men and women who dedicate their lives to fighting crime and protecting the public. In stories they live, eat and work among us, making it

  • Caffeinating connections: Chapel uses coffee to connect with Airmen

    The fragrance that floats from fresh coffee is an energizing smell for many Airmen and is the precursor to the beverage used to kickstart the day. The Andersen Air Force Base Chaplain Corps strives to support Airmen in getting their daily dose of caffeine by providing a steady supply of coffee and

  • D.C. Air National Guard deploys to Guam

    Approximately 12 F-16s from the 121st Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, are set to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, at the beginning of November.

  • Developing leaders while developing partnerships

    Growing up in Puerto Rico, I never imagined I would be stationed on the beautiful island of Guam. Much less, that I would be able to complete Inter-American Squadron Officer School, a required professional military education course, in my native language of Spanish. Thanks to the Language-Enabled

  • Maintenance Airmen lock and load B-1 in exercise

    Airmen from the 34th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit participated in a B-1B Lancer munitions loading exercise Sept. 29, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. LOADEX is held monthly at wings across the Air Force to maintain munition load crews knowledge and proficiency. “LOADEX is a weapons

  • Recognize the symptoms: Know your wingmen, save a life

    According to defense department data, 275 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015.National Suicide Prevention Month is observed to bring special attention to the subject. The month aims to bring awareness to suicide and the serious effects it has on families and friends. Military

  • U.S. military cancels beach landing to protect endangered turtles on Tinian

    The U.S Navy environmental coordinators cancelled a beach landing September 13, 2016, scheduled for Navy and Marine Corps units participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 16 on the island of Tinian. The landings were planned for Chulu Beach on the northwest side of Tinian, less than one kilometer

  • As elections loom near, communication is key to office cohesion

    As Airmen work alongside one another, it is inevitable that various controversial topics such as current events, politics and social issues will be included in conversations. As these topics are introduced, it is important to be professional and respectful of everyone’s opinion. Airmen have the

  • Airman dies on Guam

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – On Sept. 23, an active duty Airman temporarily assigned to Andersen AFB was found unresponsive at San Luis Beach located on Naval Base Guam and later pronounced dead at Naval Hospital Guam. The cause of death is under investigation. The member’s name will not be

  • RED HORSE Airmen build partnerships in Singapore

    Airmen with the 554th RED HORSE Squadron from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, participated in a subject-matter expert exchange consisting of two phases with the Republic of Singapore air force Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.The purpose of the SMEE was to share tactics and techniques on how each country would

  • Combat airpower projected during Valiant Shield 16

    Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace.

  • Valiant Shield: U.S. Forces conclude SINKEX exercise

    PACIFIC OCEAN – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Valiant Shield 2016 exercise sank the decommissioned USS Rentz (FFG 46) about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in waters 30,000 feet deep, 220 nautical miles northeast of Guam.Units from the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps

  • Ready Group Departs for Valiant Shield 2016

    Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Combat Logistics Company 36 and other elements of Marine Aircraft Group 12 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan,

  • SECAF visits Andersen

    During her visit, James learned more about the mission of the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron while they are deployed executing the Continuous Bomber Presence mission.

  • Medical Group Airman helps save life of tourist

    Waves crashing on the reef line, the ocean at high tide and winds blowing strongly seemed to almost forecast what a dark day it would become for an Airman at the 36th Medical Group.

  • World War II veteran returns to Guam after seventy-one years

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The year was 1945; during the tail end of World War II. The sound of roaring aircraft engines and boots on the ground filled the air, raising decibel levels to resounding heights. For 91-year-old World War II veteran, Rowland Ball, these familiar sounds served as a

  • B-1 bomber officially takes over CBP mission

    The B-1B Lancer officially replaced the B-52 Stratofortress in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission Aug. 15, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony.

  • 554th RED HORSE: Train like they fight

    Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE conducted rappel training Aug. 9, 2016, at Naval Base Guam. The training provided real-world experience, which prepares the Airmen to be a highly responsive force to support contingency, peacetime and humanitarian operations world-wide.

  • Noise Advisory

    Please be advised that there may be increased aircraft activity and noise on Andersen Air Force Base starting Aug. 14 to Aug. 26, 2016 due to the rotation of aircraft in support of the Continuous Bomber Presence mission.For more information, please contact the 36th Wing Public Affairs via email at

  • Airmen ensure BAAD mission continues

    More than 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission.

  • 509th AFE supports BAAD

    U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment technicians assigned to the 509th Operation Support Squadron from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct pre-checks on flight equipment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 9, 2016. The work of the AFE shop ensures the safety of the B-2 pilots and allows the

  • Making history: B-52, B-1, B-2s maintain regional stability in PACOM theater

    For the first time in history, a B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit are conducting operations in the U.S. Pacific Command region. The bombers located at Andersen Air Force Base in support of Continuous Bomber Presence and Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. The CBP mission and BAAD

  • B-1 CBP support arrives on Guam

    More than 300 Airmen assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission Aug. 9.

  • Ellsworth deploys large force to Guam

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – More than 300 Airmen assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission Aug. 9, 2016. Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel, will be generating B-1 bomber sorties to

  • B-2s conduct deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

    Three B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations Aug. 9.U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Asia-Pacific to conduct USPACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with

  • End of era: B-1s replace B-52s at Andersen AFB

    Several B-1B Lancers with the 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base​, South Dakota, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 6 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence mission. Approximately 300 Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing will supplement the

  • EOD warehouse opens at Northwest Field; provides training opportunities

    RED HORSE Airmen from across the U.S. Air Force deployed to Guam for five months to construct a new explosive ordnance disposal warehouse at Northwest Field.The new $915,000 facility was built to store items such as Humvees, bomb suits, EOD robots and sensitive training equipment. The warehouse will

  • Combat arms instructors build effective marksmen

    A red flag waves at the entrance of the Andersen Air Force Base firing range, warning personnel passing by that firing is in process. On the range, military members and civilians train with combat arms instructors from the 36th Security Forces Squadron to ensure personnel are meeting training

  • Continuous Bomber Presence Airframe Changeover

    The U.S. Air Force’s B-1B Lancers are scheduled to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, 6 Aug. 2016 for the first time since April 2006 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. The B-1’s will replace the B-52’s currently deployed from Minot AFB, N.D. While this is

  • Guam's 72nd Liberation Day Parade

    U.S Service members and local citizens participate in the 72nd Guam Liberation Day parade July 21, 2016, in Hagåtña, Guam. Liberation Day is celebrated every year on July 21 to mark the day Guam was liberated by U.S armed forces from Japanese occupation during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • Andersen Airmen participate in B-52 loading exercise

    Airmen from the 36th Maintenance Group participated in a 12 hourlong munitions loading exercise July 13, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The exercise tested their ability to quickly and safely load a B-52H Stratofortress with munitions. The ability to properly load an aircraft with munitions

  • Trapped below and running out of air

    On Memorial Day Weekend 2016, my friend Ben and I departed on a routine spearfishing trip. That afternoon was perfect for being on and in the water. We were catching fish like it was no one’s business. At 4 p.m., we noticed a large Parrotfish approximately 40 feet down near the bottom. The depth was

  • Through the thick of it: Airmen, Soldiers tackle joint jungle training

    Veiled in darkness, two MH-60 Seahawks cut through the humid night air heading toward a landing zone in an abandoned military building complex.Inside each helicopter, Airmen and Soldiers take deep final breaths attempting to calm their nerves. A crew chief turns his head then alerts everyone onboard

  • The Coolidge Girls: An all-American Air Force family

    It wasn't love at first sight for Tasha. While on deployment to Kyrgyzstan in 2012, Staff Sgt. Tasha Coolidge, now the unit training manager with the 36th Security Forces Squadron, was focused on the mission and wanted nothing to do with the wingman who asked for help with a broken fuse in her dorm

  • HSC-25 Assists in Recovery of Distressed Personnel Off Tinian

    ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An MH-60S from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, assisted in the recovery of two persons in distress 13 miles northwest of the Northern Mariana island of Tinian, June 18.The MH-60S Knighthawk was able to locate and relay the

  • Eyes in the skies

    Andersen Air Force Base’s tower provides a 360 degree view of surrounding airspace. Air traffic controllers are responsible for managing the flow of aircraft through all aspects of their flight and ensuring the safety and efficiency of air traffic on the ground and in the air.

  • Team Andersen's Best: Staff Sgt. Stephen Horton

    Team Andersen's Best recognizes Airmen and civilian professionals for outstanding contributions to mission and team success. As spotlight performers, individuals are chosen by base leaders for demonstrating the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we

  • Andersen receives B-52 Stratofortress

    A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived June 2, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security

  • Andersen receives B-52 Stratofortress

    A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived June 2, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security

  • Andersen opens doors to renovated dining facility

    The Magellan Inn, Andersen Air Force Base’s dining facility, opened its doors to the base May 26 after more than a year of renovations to help improve the quality of life for Team Andersen.Airmen assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron led the construction efforts with assistance from Naval

  • Team Andersen races homemade boats during Boat Blitz

    Participants of the Boat Blitz raced homemade boats May 25 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Boat Blitz is a competition that challenges participants to create boats made entirely of plastic bottles and duct tape.

  • Never forgotten: Team Andersen honors fallen comrades

    A ceremony was held May 28, 2016, in Adelup, Guam, to honor the six B-52 Stratofortress aviators who lost their lives during a training mission July 21, 2008. The six aviators, from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, were slated to participate in a flyover for Guam's Liberation Day Parade.

  • AF Men’s Health Month promotes better health, better care

    According to the National Institutes of Health, compared to women, men are more likely to smoke, drink, make unhealthy choices and delay regular checkups and medical care. While mental health issues are more common in women, men are much less likely to seek care.Many of the major health risks faced

  • Pacific Unity: Breaking down barriers by raising walls

    Eight delegates from the Philippine air force and Royal Thai air force came to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to work with Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron for Pacific Unity 16-1, a subject-matter expert exchange.Pacific Unity engagements facilitate military partnerships, boost building

  • A walk to remember

    Andersen Airmen remembered the tragedy of the holocaust during an 11-hour vigil walk past the names and stories of individuals and families who suffered under the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933-1945.

  • Investigation continues after B-52 accident on Andersen AFB, Guam

    Emergency responders and law enforcement officials have successfully completed their initial response procedures following a B-52H Stratofortress accident that occurred earlier today.The seven aircrew members aboard are safe and no injuries have been reported.“We are thankful that the aircrew are

  • Crew safe after B-52 crashes on Andersen AFB

    A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the Andersen flightline. All seven aircrew members have safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries have been reported. Emergency responders are on scene.  The B-52 was deployed to Andersen AFB from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the DoD's

  • Guam recognizes outstanding emergency responders

    Emergency response teams participated in a parade of lights and sirens through Hagåtña and Adelup, Guam, May 16. The parade commemorated a proclamation signing, which recognized the week of May 15-21 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Four Airmen from the 36th Medical Group and 36th Civil Engineer

  • Airmen volunteer to prepare schools for FestPac

    More than 40 Airmen supported the volunteer effort to prepare schools for the 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts, a two-week event that brings more than 25 Pacific island nations together to celebrate and preserve cultural art forms.

  • The Thin Blue Line: Police Week honors our fallen heroes

    Police Week began on Oct. 1, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a public law, designating May 15 of each year as 'Peace Officers Memorial Day' and the week in which it falls as 'Police Week.'In 1994, President Clinton signed another public law, directing that the flag of the United States

  • Mental health clinic encourages Airmen to practice wingman concept

    Every day, Airmen move among a vast sea of camouflage, blending in with their peers as they work side-by-side supporting the mission. Many of them are thousands of miles away from home, where loneliness may kick in. Sometimes, they blend in so well that it is difficult to tell when one of them is

  • International military engineers partner during Pacific Unity

    Military representatives kicked off Pacific Unity 16-1, a multilateral civil engineering subject-matter expert exchange, May 9, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Civil engineer experts from Pacific Air Forces and 554th RED HORSE Squadron are co-hosting the event to reinforce strong professional

  • Driven by island heritage, Guam native serves country, community, family

    Tano Y Chamorro, or “Land of the Chamorro” is written on every license plate on the island of Guam. For Guam natives, the island is not just a home, but a certain island spirit is pervasive to their way of life.With his eyes lit with excitement, Tech. Sgt. Rolando Jose, 44th Aerial Port Squadron air

  • Toth bids goodbye to Team Andersen as Cox takes helm

    After two years in command of the 36th Wing, Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth turned over command to Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox during a change of command ceremony May 6.As commander, Cox is charged to provide for the health and welfare of a diverse base of active-duty, guard and reserve component Airmen,

  • Team Andersen's Best: Tech. Sgt. George Hicks

    Team Andersen's Best recognizes Airmen and civilian professionals for outstanding contributions to mission and team success. As spotlight performers, individuals are chosen by base leaders for demonstrating the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we

  • Environmental team works to keep Andersen clean and green

    In the wake of the annual Earth Day, the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron Environmental Flight are calling members of Team Andersen to take part in ensuring the base and island remains a clean place for Airmen and their families.The Andersen environmental team comprises 13 service members and

  • AF family shares experience with child’s autism

    (This is the sixth AFMS article for the Military Children’s Health Month series)  Four year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments –his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forwards and backwards and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language

  • Joint SAPR competition raises awareness, builds morale

    To conclude the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Task Force Talon, 36th Wing, Joint Region Marianas and Marine Corps Activity Equal Opportunity/SAPR offices conducted a joint competition to promote esprit de corps and bring awareness to SAPR programs.

  • Always aiming higher: Andersen NCO earns chance to commission

    One step at a time and fueled by his drive to succeed, an Andersen Airman recently earned a place in line to commission. Tech. Sgt. Luis Reyes, an aircrew flight equipment craftsman, is slated to commission through Officer Training School by way of the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program –

  • Lifelong link: Airman is Guam "Big Sister" of the year

    Not all siblings are related. Sometimes, all it takes to be family is a bond. Senior Airman Ameka Mmoh, a broadcast journalist with the 36th Wing Public Affairs office, built such bonds while attending boarding school -- where her peers quickly became role models and her support system. As an

  • Operational Readiness Exercise Sling Stone 16-03 tests Andersen Airmen

    Intense training took place April 18-21 at Andersen Air Force Base as Team Andersen was tested on their ability to ‘receive and project combat power’ during an operational readiness exercise.Conducted and evaluated by the 36th Wing Inspector General’s office at least twice a year, the exercises

  • Little heroes: April is Month of the Military Child

    During April, Andersen families celebrate the Month of the Military Child with activities planned in conjunction with the Department of Defense Education Activity schools and Child Development Center.With frequent deployments, temporary duty assignments, permanent change of stations and extended

  • AF introduces Air Superiority 2030 study

    The Air Force introduced the results of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond during an Air Force Association breakfast April 7 in Arlington, Virginia.According to Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Force deputy chief of staff

  • Team Andersen shares interests and abilities through volunteering

    During 2015, Team Andersen contributed a total of 31,567 volunteer hours to both the Andersen and Guam community.  Andersen Airmen participated in volunteer opportunities and in the local community for events such as Operation Christmas Drop 2015 by assisting in sorting and packaging donated items

  • Andersen to test operational readiness

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an operational readiness exercise here, Monday April 18 through Thursday April 21. There will be increased noise and activity to include aircraft activity, sirens, messages from loud speakers, and alert vehicles that will respond to various emergency

  • Andersen Airman Identified

    An Airman who was found dead in his private quarters April 11 on Andersen AFB, has been identified as Lt. Col. Patrick Whelan from the city of Washington, Maine. The 46-year-old was assigned to the 36th Mission Support Group as the deputy commander. The cause of death is an apparent suicide.“We are

  • Andersen Airman Dies

    On April 11, 36th Security Forces was notified that an active duty Airman assigned to the 36th Wing died in their private quarters on Andersen Air Force Base. The cause of death is under investigation. The member’s name will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.Information

  • Drowning Pool rocks out at Andersen

    Jasen Moreno, lead singer of Drowning Pool, performs in front of Airmen and families April 6, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Moreno has been the lead vocalist for the band since joining in 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)

  • Soldiers sharpen their resolve to prevent sexual assault and harassment

    Task Force Talon, a detachment of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, dedicated the first week of April, 2016, to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.This week was about taking time to emphasize the SHARP program and communicate its messages,

  • Team Andersen's Best: Petty Officer 2nd Class Yonathan Solomon

    Team Andersen's Best recognizes Airmen and civilian professionals for outstanding contributions to mission and team success. As spotlight performers, individuals are chosen by base leaders for demonstrating the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we

  • Team Andersen's Best: Tech. Sgt. Joseph San Agustin

    Team Andersen's Best recognizes Airmen and civilian professionals for outstanding contributions to mission and team success. As spotlight performers, individuals are chosen by base leaders for demonstrating the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we

  • Airmen BEEF up on tactical skills

    Airmen with the 36th CES honed their skills in a simulated combat environment and night vision training as well as classroom lessons for a Prime BEEF exercise held March 24.

  • Loose Change 5k kicks off AFAF

    The 5k kicked of Andersen Air Force Base’s support of the Air Force Assistance Fund, which is powered by Airmen and aims to take care of Airmen in need.

  • 69th EBS takes off from Andersen AFB

    Two B-52 Stratofortresses took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on March 21, 2016. The U.S. conducts continuous bomber presence operations as part of a routine, forward deployed, global strike capability supporting regional security and our allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

  • Pacific Agility concludes at Andersen AFB

    After spending a week sharing logistics and maintenance techniques, military members from nine nations concluded the Pacific Agility 16-1 subject-matter expert exchange March 17, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The program is a Pacific Air Forces engagement designed to establish integrated

  • Subject-matter exchange enhances partnerships, interoperability in Pacific

    For the first time, subject-matter experts from nine nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region came to Andersen Air Force Base for a four-day program designed to enhance and integrate logistical capabilities. Pacific Agility 16-1, a U.S. Pacific Command multilateral subject-matter expert exchange led

  • Team Andersen's Best: Kristen Williams

    Team Andersen's Best recognizes Airmen and civilian professionals for outstanding contributions to mission and team success. As spotlight performers, individuals are chosen by base leaders for demonstrating the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we

  • Team Andersen's Best

    Team Andersen's Best recognizes Airmen and civilian professionals for outstanding contributions to mission and team success. As spotlight performers, individuals are chosen by base leaders for demonstrating the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we

  • Auto Hobby Shop empowers community for do-it-yourself repairs

    The electrical hum of yellow automotive lifts drowns out the popular rock songs emanating from a radio in the maintenance bays of the Andersen Auto Hobby Shop. In different corners of the garage, both seasoned and amateur mechanics dig through assorted vehicle parts under a lifted car, peer over an

  • 36th MXG Airmen celebrate 2016 Maintenance Professional of the Year

    Airmen celebrated their peers during the Maintenance Professional of the Year ceremony March 4 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The annual MPOY ceremony recognized more than 40 nominees and award winners for their accomplishments in multiple maintenance career fields.The annual MPOY ceremony

  • Guam firefighters go for gold

    Firefighting teams from the Guam Airport Fire Rescue, Guam Fire Department, Naval Base Guam Fire Department, Saipan Airport aircraft rescue and Andersen Air Force Base competed in the annual Guam Fire Muster March 5-6, in Hagåtña, Guam. The competition tests a firefighter’s ability to perform basic

  • More than big green trucks: How Andersen Airmen fuel the fight

    From the very big to the very small, when aircraft on the flightline need energy for the long and short hauls across the Pacific, Airmen with the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight stand ready to refuel.Whether driving the ubiquitous green refueling trucks or verifying the

  • Andersen to host activities, celebrate Chamorro Heritage Month

    During the month of March, Team Andersen will celebrate Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Month with a variety of activities surrounding local culture, customs and traditions.The Airman and Family Readiness Center will also host cultural classes focused on making Chamorro style dishes and learning

  • 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron to continue Pacific presence

    Airmen assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to Andersen AFB, Guam to replace their sister unit, the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. Since March 2004, Andersen AFB has hosted the CBP mission,

  • 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrives at Andersen

    U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission continues with the arrival of the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to replace their sister home unit, the 23rd EBS.Since March 2004, Andersen has hosted the CBP mission, which is designed to enhance regional

  • Celebrating Women’s History Month

    On a daily basis, women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support; maintain both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper; safeguard control centers; administer medications; file records and maintain secured communications capability. They

  • 644th Combat Communications Squadron keeps Pacific partners connected

    During the first half of Cope North 16, Airmen with the 644th Combat Communications Squadron successfully provided support with the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief portion Feb. 11-17.The 644th CBCS worked alongside the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Republic of

  • First multilateral Partner Nation Silver Flag concludes at Andersen AFB

    After spending more than a week sharing civil engineering techniques, 54 engineers from the U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force concluded the Partner Nation Silver Flag exercise Feb. 19, 2016, at

  • First multilateral Partner Nation Silver Flag concludes at Andersen AFB

    After spending more than a week sharing civil engineering techniques, 54 engineers from the U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force concluded the Partner Nation Silver Flag exercise Feb. 19, 2016, at

  • USAF, Andersen CAT team ends 6-month mission in Palau

    The U.S. Air Force Civil Action Team (CAT) 554-01 was relieved of duty by U.S. Navy CAT 133-26 during a change of charge ceremony, held Feb. 19, 2016, at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, located in Palau’s Koror state.

  • Website aims to link PACAF volunteers with opportunities

    Pacific Air Forces members looking for volunteer opportunities and organizations looking for volunteers have a new resource available, all at the click of a button, with a website that’s gaining recognition and users across the Air Force.

  • Andersen opens its gates, hosts Pacific Air Partners Open House

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Long lines and huge crowds filled the Andersen AFB flightline Feb. 20. The scene, reminiscent of something one might see at an amusement park, was Andersen opening its doors to the public, for the 2016 Pacific Air Partners Open House.More than 23,000 Guam residents,

  • Andersen hosts Pacific Air Partners Open House

    Long lines and huge crowds filled the Andersen AFB flightline Feb. 20. The scene, reminiscent of something one might see at an amusement park, was Andersen opening its doors to the public for the 2016 Pacific Air Partners Open House.More than 23,000 Guam residents, tourists and military members

  • Partner nations join Airmen during first multilateral Silver Flag exercise

    Engineers from the Royal Australian Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force began the first multilateral partner-nation Silver Flag exercise Feb. 13, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Led by engineers from the 554th RED HORSE

  • Fabrication Flight keeps aircraft fit to fly

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM - Behind the scenes of the 36th Wing, Airmen from the 36th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight work around the clock to ensure aircraft fly smoothly.The flight is responsible for repairs of aircraft structural components and is the sole repair facility for any

  • Misawa F-16s deploy to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016

    Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th Fighter Squadron are deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North is an annual event that focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and large force employment in an effort to enhance interoperability

  • Ohio ANG F-16s refuel over Pacific Ocean

    Deployed here as part of the Theater Security Package, the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, provides combat fighter assets to augment forces already operating in the Pacific theater. 

  • Pacific Defender 16-1 strengthens multi-national security ties

    ANDERSENAIR FORCE BASE, Guam —PacificDefender Security Forces International Subject Matter Expert Exchange was heldhere Feb. 1-5, to help build partnerships and promote cooperation across thePacific region.The five day event wasco-hosted by members from the Air Force Installation and Mission

  • Airman’s water safety advice prevents local swimmer from drowning

    With white waves crashing hard against the rugged reef, and screams that can be heard in the near distance in the ocean, an Airman from the 36th Medical Support Squadron, encountered what would be one of the darkest days of his life.On Aug. 8, 2015, Staff Sgt. Carlos Rance, 36th Medical Support

  • Planning to quit, fighting to succeed: Airman earns Ranger Tab

    Stopping for a moment to catch his breath, the Airman realized he was nearing the limit of his willpower.  He placed his rucksack on the ground for a brief moment of rest and glanced toward the mountain peak ahead. He could hear the rain dripping from the tree branches above, soaking his gear and

  • Andersen to test emergency readiness

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an emergency management exercise here, Wednesday Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon.There will be increased noise and activity to include controlled detonations, sirens, messages from loud speakers, and alert vehicles that will respond to various emergency

  • Andersen to offer tax kiosk

    The Andersen legal office is offering tax services through self-service computer kiosks, allowing military members to file their taxes through a software program.The kiosks replace the traditional tax center. Through the kiosks customers can log into a tax preparation software program at no charge.

  • Optometry clinic shines light on eye health

    Maj. John Kim, 36th Medical Operations Squadron chief of optometry services, inspects the eye of Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Rumbaua, Fleet Air Forward Detachment Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department life support technician, Jan. 27, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Kim used a slit

  • U.S., Australian, Japanese, air forces unite for annual Guam exercise

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force servicemembers will conduct two media flights and host a media day at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 10 to 26 as part of Cope North 2016.The 87th annual CN 16 exercise is a long-standing multilateral engagement

  • Security forces training to keep Andersen’s roads safe

    As the number of days since the last alcohol related incident here continues to grow, so does pride on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This pride is backed by knowing that security forces members on Andersen AFB, are trained to effectively identify individuals who are driving while intoxicated.During

  • CSAF visits Guam, thanks Airmen who provide Pacific airpower

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and wife, Betty, visited Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to thank Airmen and discuss the importance of their mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.During an all call, Welsh spoke about Air Force matters and shared personal stories about himself and

  • Victim advocates strive to make a difference for Andersen Airmen

     Andersen Air Force Base is currently home to 20 victim advocates who dedicate their time to ensure no sexual assault victim has to endure the recovery process alone. The Victim Advocate program, managed by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, ensures victim advocates provide effective

  • Magic! rocks out for Team Andersen

    The Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! performs for service members and their families Jan. 14, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The free event was hosted by the Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Entertainment and drew a crowd of 2,000 people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Arielle

  • Volunteer spirit thrives at heritage hall museum

    Tucked in the 734th Air Mobility Squadron passenger terminal is a collection of artifacts that show Andersen Air Force Base’s rich heritage. Uniformed mannequins, paintings, photographs, models of planes and glass covered panels of written history fill the museum, telling the story of Andersen AFB

  • Andersen members observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Chief Master Sgt. Travis Owen, 734th Air Mobility Squadron aerial port superintendent, serves an Airman a piece of cake during the Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance luncheon Jan. 14, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The event featured several guest speakers to include students from Andersen

  • OHA increases for Junior Enlisted

    Overseas Housing Allowance recently increased for junior enlisted service members, opening the window for more options when house hunting in the local community. OHA is designed to partially offset housing expenses at overseas duty locations when service members live in privately leased housing on

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