• Andersen reveals Open House displays

    Andersen Air Force Base will have a variety of aircraft displayed at the Pacific Air Partners Open House scheduled Feb. 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The Pacific Air Partners Open House aircraft static displays will include the U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15C Eagle,

  • Bomber Airmen pay 80th anniversary tribute to volcano response

    Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently here as part of the U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence, conducted a bomber Airmen heritage flyover of the Mauna Loa volcano and training mission in Hawaii Dec. 28-30, 2015.The flyby was part

  • Memorial 6K held in honor of six fallen Airmen

    Service members join in a circle in memory of the six Airmen who were killed in late December while conducting counter-threat operations outside of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. In honor of the four Air Force Office of Special Investigations special

  • Ohio Air National Guard unit prepares for Andersen deployment

    More than 200 Airmen with the 112th Fighter Squadron from Toledo Air National Guard Base, Ohio, are set to deploy mid-January to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package. The 112th EFS will assume the

  • Into thin air: liquid oxygen keeps pilots flying

    As an aircraft reaches a higher altitude, the air pressure decreases, sometimes leaving aircrews little air to breathe. When this happens, pilots and crew members are able to utilize the liquid oxygen provided by Airmen from the 36th Maintenance Squadron, thus enabling them to complete the

  • Operation Linebacker II: The 11 days that ended 11 years of war

    The day was Dec. 18, 1972, a day where the flightline roared ferociously as B-52 Stratofortresses were generated for what is known as the largest bombing campaign in history. More than 700 sorties were conductedout of Guam.During the 11 days, Operation Linebacker II intended to force the North

  • Operation Christmas Drop showcases HA/DR Training

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, launched the final missions of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 Dec. 15 officially completing this year's operation with 100 percent of bundles on target.   Since Dec. 8, C-130 crews from Yokota's 36th Airlift Squadron, Royal Australian

  • Operation Christmas Drop showcases HA/DR Training

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, launched the final missions of Operation Christmas Drop 2015, Dec. 15,  officially completing this year's operation with 100 percent of bundles on target.Since Dec. 8, C-130 crews from Yokota's 36th Airlift Squadron, Royal Australian

  • Tommy got a toy drone for Christmas, what's next?

    The presents have been opened and the wrapping paper placed in the recycling bin. Tommy is anxious to get outside and fly the new "Invader 700" drone, complete with a 10 times zoom digital camera that sends immediate videos to your new iPad. Wow, you can't wait to get out there with him and fly this

  • U.S., Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop 2015

    With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief training by

  • Andersen hosts 64th annual Operation Christmas Drop 'Push Ceremony'

    The 64th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop will begin here Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. with an official "Push Ceremony" followed by U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force executing humanitarian airdrops to islands throughout the Ulithi Atoll and the island of Fais

  • 11th Air Force commander visits Andersen, talks future challenges

    Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, 11th Air Force commander, visited service members here Nov. 21- 24, to survey daily missions on base and discuss future developments throughout the Pacific Air Forces.Together with the 11th Air Force command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Gay Veale, the general visited various work

  • Andersen NCO recognized by civilian company in annual award program

    An NCO assigned to the 36th Wing was recognized as part of the top 40 under 40 military members class of 2015 on Veterans Day.Tech. Sgt. Brian Misuraca, 36th Wing Advanced Programs Office security manager, was selected from thousands of nominees from all services."It's an honor and humbling

  • Record number of Andersen Airmen enhance lives, careers for fiscal 2015

    There are many activities to do after a long work day. Some people play sports or work out, while others choose to relax. Many Andersen AFB Airmen, however, have dedicated their off-duty time to hit the books.In fiscal 2015, more than 170 Airmen here graduated with associate's, bachelor's or

  • Andersen hosts 14th Annual Retiree Appreciation Day

    Active-duty, retired and civilian Airmen came together to celebrate the 14th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Nov. 7 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.More than 115 retirees and family members participated in events held throughout the day, which included briefings from TRICARE representatives, 36th

  • Team Andersen participates in 2015 Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov. 11 is the day in which America recognizes contributions made to our nation by servicemembers, past and present.The federal holiday, originally called Armistice Day, was proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, by former President Woodrow Wilson.President Wilson said, "To us in America, the reflections of

  • Riders review motorcycle safety practices during mentorship day

    Motorcyclists from across the island met for a ride from Andersen Air Force Base to Naval Base Guam, Nov. 6, for a day of mentorship and safety practice.Using safe riding techniques and donning proper personal protective equipment, experienced riders and beginners alike reviewed basic skills that

  • Honoring veterans past, present this Veterans Day

    To the men and women of Pacific Air Forces and to veterans across the services, I offer my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your dedicated service. As you know, this Wednesday commemorates a significant date in our nation's history, a day in 1918 where a signed armistice marked an end to World

  • Airmen work hand-in-paw with four-legged wingmen

    The bond between man and dog is a special one, dating back to times when wolves and men would hunt together. Through years of evolution and change, the relationship between dogs and humans has grown stronger.Despite evolving technology of surveillances and detection, the skill of a trained working

  • Andersen athlete pushes limits, wins Guam bodybuilding competition

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)Many Airmen work out to pass time, relieve stress or get into better shape.For Senior Airman Kelly Berger, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management

  • Civil Action Team improves quality of life for Palau residents

    About 800 miles southwest of Guam lies a collection of small islands that make up the nation of Palau. There are approximately 18,000 Palauan residents, some who live without consistent plumbing, and air conditioning.Since 1970, service members from all branches of the U.S. military have deployed to

  • Commentary: Andersen to Host Retiree Appreciation Day

    The 36th Wing will host the 13th Annual Retiree Appreciation Day Nov. 7 at the Coral Reef Fitness Center gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Retiree Appreciation Day is an event to honor our retirees and to highlight their service to our nation. It also provides a great chance for retirees and their

  • High-intensity training keeps Airman fit to fight

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)Almost every day after work he shows up at his home away from home. People working on pull-ups, power lifts and handstands are all comforting sight for 1st Lt.

  • Andersen Storytellers tell their tales of resilience

    Domestic violence, suicide, incarceration and being left for dead - these are the stories six Airmen shared with their wingmen during the Oct. 16 Storytellers event here.Storytellers is an event that was developed in 2012 in response to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III's open-ended

  • Commentary: The $100K Airmen: Where did all the money go?

    A cup of coffee at breakfast, an energy drink with lunch, a beer with dinner and a cigarette just to close out the day. Yeah, this is not too farfetched to believe that this is a routine process for much of our Airmen. When I was stationed at a previous base, I noticed an Airman who worked in the

  • Andersen members recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with one voice

    Nearly one in four women and one in seven men have experienced a form of domestic abuse at some point during his or her lifetime. To help give victims a voice, October is observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Andersen families and 36th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program

  • Fire Prevention Week spreads across Andersen

    Hearing the loud noise of a fire alarm piercing through the air at night can be agitating; however, there is a feeling of security knowing the smoke detector is working properly to give warning of invisible danger.This year, the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire and Emergency Services Flight

  • Airmen, Sailors complete MCADS drop together

    Two aircraft from the 353rd Special Operations Group completed a Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System airdrop during an exercise Sept. 18 over the Pacific Ocean near Guam.An MC-130H Combat Talon II and an MC-130J Commando II completed the MCADS drop in a dissimilar formation. This was the first

  • Andersen technicians combat power shortage, conserve energy

    In order to beat the island's heat, Guam residents rely on electric fans, refrigerators and air conditioners on a daily basis. All of these appliances require energy to ensure everyone's well-being.Members of Team Andersen were recently reminded how crucial electricity is on the island when Guam

  • Andersen technicians combat power shortage, conserve energy

    In order to beat the island's heat, Guam residents rely on electric fans, refrigerators and air conditioners on a daily basis. All of these appliances require energy to ensure everyone's well-being.Members of Team Andersen were recently reminded how crucial electricity is on the island when Guam

  • Andersen Airmen learn vital information during CBRN course

    36th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight members trained Airmen how to properly don and seal mission oriented protective posture gear during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training Oct. 1, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • RED HORSE Airmen lend helping hand to local homeless shelter

    RED HORSE Airmen are part of a uniquely trained unit capable of providing rapid response and independent operations in remote environments to support worldwide contingencies and special operations.Although the Airmen assigned to the 554th RED HORSE Squadron are used to operating specialized

  • "Commentary" ALS: Rediscovering the profession of arms

    When thinking about "Airman Leadership School," what thoughts come to mind?Many Airmen may think of professional military education as boring, a box to check or a waste of time.For me, ALS was none of these things.ALS is a five-week course that prepares senior airmen, new staff sergeants and sister

  • Team Andersen's Best: Senior Airman Travis Hadlock

    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

  • Det 2 members celebrate 50 years of space operations

    All military operations, from humanitarian to combat, now depend on space. Space operators at a deactivated World War II airstrip taxiway stand ready 24/7 to support these missions.The 21st Space Operations Squadron Detachment 2 members celebrated 50 years of space operations Sept. 17 at Andersen

  • Team Andersen's Best: Staff Sgt. Niki Brown

    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: Senior Airman Thomas Hermansen

    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

  • Awards, decorations section assists Airmen in career progression

    When it comes to assisting service members with keeping their records up to date, the awards and decorations office is responsible for this important task on a daily basis.The awards and decorations section, part of the 36th Force Support Squadron, assists customers by ensuring all of their

  • Commentary: 5 Lanes of a Chief

    Recently, I had a conversation with a group of amazing Senior NCOs about typical enlisted issues -- nothing earth-shattering.  During the discussion, a SNCO brought up a concern he had about the level of customer service at a facility.  Rather than addressing the situation at the time with the

  • Recycling: Preserving our environment for future generations

    Materials such as plastic, paper and cardboard are essential resources used on a daily basis. Recycling instead of discarding these items can reduce pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and preserve the environment for generations to come.The Arc Light Recycling Center on Andersen Air Force

  • Medical logistics managers keep finger on equipment pulse

    To patients of the 36th Medical Group, trained medical experts in and out of uniform are the face of medical care.While trained eyes and ears go a long way in ensuring patients' health, every medical technician also relies on a variety of sophisticated tools allowing them to track vitals and the

  • Service members, families celebrate Women's Equality Day

    Volunteers commemorated Women's Equality Day with a booth and social gathering Aug. 26 and 28 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Women's Equality Day celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment which was passed in 1920 to allow women to vote. 

  • Team Andersen's Best: Senior Airman Dillon Wright

    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. Lawrence A. Robinson Jr.

    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 test life-saving skills during active shooter exercise

    First responders and support agencies here participated in an emergency management exercise Aug. 26.The exercise involved various scenarios that replicated possible real-world events and was designed to enhance training and readiness of Andersen Air Force Base emergency responders during threats to

  • Tips on how to conserve energy around your home

    It's not always easy to remember the simple things, such as cutting off a light when no one is in the room, or turning the air condition off when you leave the house.Team Andersen members must make it a priority to do the small things to conserve energy around the home.As of Aug. 1, 2015, the

  • Ground equipment maintainers support flightline missions

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight are responsible for a variety of essential equipment that helps keep the B-52 Stratofortress and other aircraft here operational.From bomb-loading lifts and munitions trailers to generators that provide aircraft and

  • Andersen supports United Airlines during inclement weather landing

    Airmen here supported landing three United Airlines aircraft that diverted to the base Aug. 15 and 16 due to low visibility caused by Tropical Storm Goni.The storm, which later developed into a typhoon after passing over the region, affected Guam with strong winds and heavy rain Aug. 14-16.With less

  • Team Andersen's Best: Senior Airman Presley Griffith

    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

  • Helping home: Saipan Airman aids native island during typhoon recovery

    When Typhoon Soudelor struck the small island of Saipan recently, the tropical storm likely was a side note of the daily news headlines for many Americans.For one of Andersen Air Force Base's own, however, the storm literally hit close to home.Senior Airman Louie Lacsina, 36th Mobility Response

  • Airmen, Sailors work together for SURFREM 15 exercise

    Airmen and Sailors worked together Aug. 12 during the naval exercise SURFREM 15 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The two services came together for the day-long test called "Clutch Shot" with the objective of shooting a missile from a Navy P-8 Poseidon and from the USS Fitzgerald at a free floating

  • Joint military response makes a difference in Saipan recovery

    Over the last week, a joint military team including Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coastguardsmen supported relief efforts in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) after Typhoon Soudelor hit the U.S. territory with tremendous force Aug. 3. Particularly hard hit was the capital

  • 554th RHS demolition team has blast at Andersen

    Located about 20 minutes from Andersen Air Force Base at Northwest Field, a small group of Airmen is tasked to do something many are told to avoid: cause destruction.The 22-man 554th RED HORSE Squadron explosive demolition team is trained to use munitions for a variety of missions, including base

  • 36th CRG assists in typhoon recovery

    Six Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG) stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam are assisting relief efforts in Saipan following Typhoon Soudelor.The aerial port team flew aboard a helicopter to the island on Aug. 9 and has been unloading Federal Emergency Management

  • Aircrew flight equipment team keeps game rigged

    Whenever aircraft take off from the flightline, Airmen with the 36th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment section and their deployed counterparts with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron work behind the scenes to ensure parachutes for aircrew and airframe are ready to go.From

  • Beginning the Air Force day: Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island.Ahead of Guam by about two

  • Keeping the badge polished: 36th SFS unveils new memorial

    The 36th Security Forces Squadron unveiled a new memorial in its halls Aug. 6 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The memorial honors fallen defenders who supported Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom."We hope that when people see this memorial, they are reminded of the work security

  • Electrical system specialists provide mission with plenty of power

    With technology fueling much of the Air Force fight, electricity is always at the heat of operations.Electrical systems specialists from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron install, repair and maintain 2,200 operational facilities on Andersen in addition to base housing. The electricians are also

  • Team Andersen's Best: Tech. Sgt. Jonathan M. Richichi

    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

  • Tops in Blue dazzles Andersen

    Tops in Blue, a touring performance ensemble made up of active-duty United States Air Force Airmen, performed Aug. 1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The show included current popular songs and a hit song from each decade ranging from 1910 to 1990. Also targeting the younger members in the audience,

  • TACPs control sky over Guam for joint training

    Several thousand feet above ground, Air Force pilots see the birds-eye view of the battle field: Every road, building and vehicle is laid out for them.What happens hidden from view, under cover of foliage or buildings, however, eludes them.Deploying in small teams to augment combat units, Tactical

  • RED HORSE Airmen lend helping hands to Philippines community

    Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron helped complete a humanitarian assistance project July 30 in the Philippines in support of the State Partnership Program.Eight members from Andersen Air Force Base, along with the Hawaii Army National Guard, Guam Army National Guard and Armed Forces of the

  • Team Andersen's Best: Senior Airman Richard Dechant

    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

  • Seeing double: 36th SFS twins defend Andersen together

    There are two very similar Airmen one may encounter while driving through the gates at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Though not exactly identical, they could almost be the same person, but one has longer hair. They have the same Washington state accent, stand at about the same height with little

  • 36th CES initiates airfield spill response kits to help environment

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron implemented airfield spill response kits on the flightline early July at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The 7-foot tall boxes are white with a bat emblem on the side. The bat is the new 36th CES Environmental Flight symbol, a way to recognize the federally threatened

  • Contingency response Airmen assist in Wake Island storm recovery

    Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, arrived on Wake Island July 20 to assist uniformed and civilian uniformed and civilian staff in critical storm recovery efforts.In anticipation of possible storm surges from Typhoon Halola, all base members had been

  • Memorial honors fallen crew of Raider 21

    Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, along with representatives from the Government of Guam, gathered July 21 in Adelup, Guam, to honor Airmen who lost their lives in a plane crash seven years ago.As Guam made arrangements for the 71st Liberation Day celebration, which marks the day

  • Andersen vet cares for your pet

    The military working dog rests on the tile floor with his tongue lapping the air, trying to cool himself down in the Guam heat. In walks a woman in camouflage scrubs. She checks his vitals, looks in his ears, and feels around his belly while the dog is calmed by its handler.The Andersen Air Force

  • Airmen can become responsible swimmers by following these tips

    Every day in the United States, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The water surrounding Guam has already claimed one Airman's life within the past year.Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury

  • Improved Palm Tree Golf Course presents new events

    The Andersen Air Force Base Palm Tree Golf Course saw some changes at the beginning of this year including a change in location for the pro shop and a change in the layout for the holes on the course so they started and ended at the shop.Tech. Sgt. Thomas Harris, 36th Force Support Squadron Liberty

  • Team Andersen's Best: Staff Sgt. Shane Cameron

    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

  • AFPC road show introduces new enlisted evaluation system

    A team with the Air Force Personnel Center visited here July 13 to introduce Airmen to the ongoing implementation of the new enlisted evaluation and Weighted Airmen Promotion System.During an all-call at the base fitness center, Chief Master Sgt. Brandy Petzel, Headquarters Air Force chief of

  • PACAF commander tours Andersen facilities, engages Airmen, families

    The commander of the Pacific Air Forces visited Andersen Air Force Base July 9 through 10 to gain a better understanding of unit readiness, quality of life and Air Force operations on the island.During her first visit as commander, Gen. Lori Robinson, who assumed command in October 2014, traveled to

  • Physical therapy team assist in rehabilitation of injured Airmen

    At times the fast paced military lifestyle can take a toll on Airmen, and can lead to injuries affecting their ability to accomplish the mission.Airmen assigned to the 36th Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy Clinic offer their assistance by helping patients recover from chronic or acute

  • Dr. Chief: Senior enlisted leader inspires, leads in education

    By federal law, only about one percent of the Air Force's active enlisted force may hold the rank of chief master sergeant.Achieving the rank takes experience, dedication and marks the pinnacle of any enlisted service member's career. Additionally, senior enlisted leaders need a completed Community

  • AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

    Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017.Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority

  • Andersen Airman supports Soldiers in Guatemala

    When the going gets tough for deployed Soldiers, they often rely on air support provided by Air Force aircraft.When 76 members of the Texas National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment Task Force Salerno recently deployed to Jutiapa, Guatemala, their Air Force support didn't come in the

  • EES road show to visit Andersen

    Personnel from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center will visit Team Andersen July 13, to share information about the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes.During the briefing, EES/WAPS subject matter experts will speak about changes that have

  • Independence day ceremony welcomes newly naturalized citizens as Americans

    The commander of Andersen Air Force Base's 36th Wing welcomed 24 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony July 2, here.During the ceremony at Guam's U.S. District Court, Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth congratulated immigrants from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea,

  • 734th AMS opens new air freight terminal

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new air freight terminal June 26, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The new $35.6 million air freight terminal complex moved closer to the Air Mobility Command parking ramp and includes a

  • Airmen celebrate LGBT Pride Month

    On the eve of the Supreme Court's decision guaranteeing Americans the right to same-sex marriage, members of Andersen Air Force Base gathered here June 26 to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its supporters came together at the High Tides

  • Blast from the past: 20th EBS drops last M117 bomb in PACAF

    Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, with the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen, dropped the final M117 bomb in the Pacific Air Force's inventory June 26 on an uninhabited island off the coast of Guam.The M117 bomb dates back to the mid-1950s when it was first used during the

  • Goodbye to the sky, master navigator takes fini-flight in B-52

    Col. Reid Langdon, 36th Operations Group commander, boarded a B-52 Stratofortress for his fini-flight June 25, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. After the flight a celebratory fini-flight reception honored the aviator's career and included a celebratory toast and dowsing with water for the

  • Andersen Blue Knights Honor Guard team stands sharp, crisp, and motionless

    At Andersen Air Force Base, there is a group of individuals who are carefully chosen for their professionalism and conduct to perform as base honor guard members.Airmen who maintain their uniform in the highest standards and are recommended by their leadership are the ones typically chosen to be a

  • Accuracy no difficult task for PMEL experts

    Attention to detail and accuracy is vital for the technicians who work in the 36th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, ensuring all the equipment they calibrate on a daily basis is reliable for the many units they support.The PMEL shop is responsible for the maintenance

  • 2014 consumer confidence report now available

    Andersen Air Force Base's drinking water is safe to drink and is in compliance with all federal and local regulations. Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the base bioenvironmental engineering office is required to

  • Combatives instructor makes real-world experience count in the classroom

    With its heavily padded floors and walls, the combatives training gym is an unusual workplace in the Air Force.After all, it is likely the only place an Airman can attempt to choke-hold an NCO or even officer and walk away lauded for his technique and execution.However, should Airmen attempt to

  • 36th MDG trainers coach Airmen on lifesaving skills

    In the case of any emergency, the 36th Medical Group Airmen must be ready at a moment's notice to effectively put their skills and training to use and administer lifesaving techniques.Airmen assigned to the 36th MDG education and training office are responsible for providing the most current

  • Arts and Crafts Center provides creative outlets for everyone

    When an occasion calls for something special, Andersen Air Force Base's Arts and Crafts Center has a variety of outlets for service members and families to express themselves and develop their skills.Since its opening at the Plaza Arcade in December 2012, a variety of classes take place every month

  • Know water conditions to enjoy Guam's waters safely

    The sun beats down and reflects off the Pacific Ocean as vibrant turquoise waves lap at Guam's shores. It looks like the perfect time to enjoy the water. The beachgoers slip out of their sandals and rush toward the sparkling waves ... but wait. Did anyone check to see what the current water

  • Drink up: Airmen train to purify warfighter water

    Water is the essence of life and likewise essential to support any military operation.At Andersen Air Force Base, specially trained Airmen are able to turn untested water into potable H2O.554th RED HORSE Squadron Airmen who are Pacific Air Forces Command Silver Flag instructors train service members

  • Gone phishing: cyber surety technicians keep watchful eye

    In a world where technology is always developing and evolving, the 36th Communication Squadron's cyber surety team keeps a watchful eye on any potential communication threats at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The cyber security specialists ensure base computer systems are in compliance with the

  • 9 units team up for PACAF ammo production exercise

    Airmen participated in the Pacific Air Forces' 2015 Combat Ammunition Production Exercise here, May 31 to June 5.The annual exercise tested  more than 250 Airmen from Andersen AFB, Guam; Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea; Osan AB, Republic of Korea; Kadena AB, Japan; Dyess AFB, Texas; Minot AFB,

  • Port dawgs support AMC, PACAF mobility mission

    Whether its cargo or passengers, Airmen in the air terminal operations and passenger travel section of the 734th Air Mobility Squadron keep things moving.Airmen from the 36th Wing and the 734th AMS work in daily tandem to not only ensure Air Mobility Command's global reach and allow Air Force

  • Airmen ensure connection to the sky

    When storm clouds roll in, wind speeds increase and rain begins to cover the flightline in a foggy haze, landing aircraft on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean may seem a daunting task.The inclement weather, however, is not a problem for aviators with help from 36th Operations Support

  • Andersen Hot Spot offers a place for Airmen to have fun, be stress free

    If Airmen are bored and stuck in their room looking for something to do or somewhere to go after work to hangout and relax, the Hot Spot may be the place for them."The Hot Spot is a place to relax, use the Internet, watch movies and play video games in a stress-free environment," said Robert Neuman,

  • Volunteers keep eyes open for threatened bats at Andersen

    More than 100 volunteers came together to conduct a Mariana fruit bat survey in the early hours of May 30 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for the second consecutive year.The survey brought 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight members and University of Guam volunteers together to

  • Chaplain support teams offer more than religious relief to Airmen, families

    Working on the sweltering blacktop of a mid-summer flightline is stressful.On the island of Guam, where the mean annual temperature hovers around 81 degrees, this is a standard working condition and daily challenge for maintenance and security crews, working to support various aircraft on Andersen

  • Comedian uses comic relief to relay valuable messages

    Alcohol, substance abuse and suicide are never laughing matters, but one comedian managed to entertain Andersen Airmen with jokes before teaching them valuable life lessons on these serious topics. "Comedy is the Cure," as Bernie McGrenahan calls his show, catches the audience's attention by

  • Children show off their speed during America's Kids Run

    Children and parents participated in the America's Kids Run May 25, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. As part of Armed Forces Day activities in May each year, family members partake in the America's Kids Run.

  • Force Support Squadron Airmen hold Memorial Day Bash

    The 36th Force Support Squadron Airmen held a Memorial Day Bash May 25 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The event included family friendly activities, such as zip lining, multiple bounce houses, food, a barbecue cook-off and a kids' race track to entertain Team Andersen during the holiday

  • House Armed Services Committee members engage with Team Andersen

    A group of House Armed Services Committee members, led by Representative Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), the chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, met with Airmen and Soldiers here, May 24. The representatives visited Andersen Air Force Base to gain a deeper understanding of current operations on the

  • Team Andersen recovers from Typhoon Dolphin

    Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and civilians across Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, helped clean-up debris caused by Typhoon Dolphin that hit the island May 15, 2015. The typhoon caused damage and power outages throughout the entire island.

  • Experiences of Airmen teach lessons in water safety

    Located on a tropical island surrounded by the clear waters of the Pacific, it is always good to explore the outdoors, soak up the sun, and enjoy water sports; however, with it comes potentially dangerous ocean conditions that everyone should be aware of.Airmen should know their limitations, and

  • 644th Combat communications keep warfighters connected

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam--The mission of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron, the only Air Force CBCS in the Pacific region, is to rapidly deploy and set up communications for other members to ensure mission readiness.The 644th CBCS, who embeds with the 36th Contingency Response Group,

  • Andersen security forces celebrate Police Week 2015

    Despite base preparations for the impending arrival of Typhoon Dolphin, security forces and local government officials celebrated the annual National Police Week observances here May 11-15.The week's events culminated in a solemn retreat ceremony May 13 to commemorate the sacrifices of civilian and

  • HSC-25 Detachment 6 returns from deployment

    The Navy's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25) family welcomed home 40 members of its armed helicopter detachment May 11 here after a five-month deployment. The detachment departed Guam Dec. 8, and reported to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, for shore-based operations. There, they spent

  • Aspiring artists showcase talents during competition

    The 36th Force Support Squadron held auditions for Operation Talent Search, an Air Force-wide talent competition, throughout April and May at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Operation Talent Search is one of three Air Force-wide competitions held as part of the Air Force Entertainer of the Year

  • Dental flight ensure Airmen have something to smile about

    Whether it's the childhood memories of frightening sounds from someone in the next room or of seeing patients with pained looks and puffy faces from having their wisdom teeth pulled - the dental office isn't as scary as many may think.The technicians and dentists of the 36th Medical Operations

  • Coral Reef Fitness Center team promote fitness, overall health

    Whether an individual wants to lift weights or play basketball with fellow Airmen, the Coral Reef Fitness and Sports Center has everything Airmen need to stay fit to fight."The gym isn't just a place for muscular gains, but more so life gains," said Senior Airman Crystal Redd, 36th Force Support

  • Andersen 4th graders take to court for Law Day 2015

    Andersen Elementary School's fourth grade students joined the 36th Wing paralegal team for an Alice in Wonderland-themed mock trial in recognition of Law Day, May 1, at the base courtroom. Law Day commemorated the anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and its mandate that lawmakers

  • USDA dogs sniff out snakes

    With the utilization of 17 active detector dog teams, 3,400 traps and toxicants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture captured approximately 8,300 brown tree snakes here on Guam last year.According to USDA research, the brown tree snake was accidentally introduced to Guam in the late 1940s or early

  • Water, fuel systems maintainers work around clock to keep up flow

    Many may not know, but underneath every person's feet at Andersen Air Force Base lie unseen miles of pipeline.It is up to the water and fuel systems specialists of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron to not only maintain the 45 miles of fuel pipeline and 100,000 miles of water lines, but also inspect

  • Goggled go-kart challenge opens eyes to dangers of alcohol abuse

    The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment members invited Airmen and family members to participate in two unique events in recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month April 24 at The Exchange at Andersen Air Force Base.The ADAPT volunteers challenged

  • Andersen air traffic controllers face deployed, foreign challenges

    Amidst the cacophony of sounds in the air traffic control tower, a radio hisses to life and spits static transmission. Sometimes the voices coming through the radio are speaking in accented English. An Australian F/A-18E/F Super Hornet approaches the south end of runway and prepares to land during a

  • Earth Day beach cleanup unites local, base communities

    Approximately 100 volunteers gathered April 18 at Tarague Beach on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in a beach cleanup.The event was held in commemoration of Earth Day, an annual day where events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection."Earth Day and the

  • 36 SFS dominates all season, wins flag football championship

    The 36th Security Forces Squadron won the 2015 intramural flag football championship game for the second year in a row April 20 against the 644th Combat Communications Squadron with the final score of 14-0.Two games were played for the championship as the 36th SFS lost a game earlier in the playoffs

  • Lieutenant recognized as one of Andersen’s top volunteers

    One of the Air Force's three core values is excellence in all we do. Whether that means working late to reach an important deadline or volunteering at a local soup kitchen, excellence in all you do is a major component of being an Airman.By volunteering more than 1,500 hours in one year to the base

  • Husband, wife tackle first deployment together, support bomber presence

    B-52H Stratofortress teams have been rotating to Andersen AFB for the last 11 years to maintain the U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence. Hundreds of Airmen deploy every six months to support this mission that strengthens regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Among

  • Team Andersen's Best: Seaman Angel Otano

    Seaman Angel Otano is a standard bearer at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25. His duties include completing maintenance inspections to ensure pilots and aircrew are flying in safe aircraft.

  • Fuels maintains aircraft lifeblood

    Fuel is the lifeblood of all aircraft. If it weren't for the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadrons' petroleum, oils and lubricants shop, best known as POL, aspects of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and its mission wouldn't be possible.The primary mission of the flight is to provide fuel and cryogenic

  • Andersen AFB holds first PrepareAthon

    As members of Andersen Air Force Base, Airmen are responsible for ensuring their awareness and preparation for local natural disasters that come in many forms ranging from wildfires to typhoons.Beginning this year, Andersen is participating in America's PrepareAthon Campaign, which was developed by

  • Address the elephant in the room with 4 elements of shame resilience

    Shame is that humungous, unspeakable elephant in the room, the one that suppresses us from innovation, creativity, worthiness and even love. We have all felt it and it is a pain that cuts deeper than physical pain. You may have met it before. When acknowledged, it may have sounded like this:"Shame

  • Team Andersen participates in Easter egg hunt

    Andersen Families participated in an Easter egg hunt this past weekend at the Arc Light Memorial Park April 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The annual event, which used approximately 7,000 eggs was sponsored by a host of agencies across the base and drew more than 500 children.

  • Family Advocacy Program defines child abuse, discipline

    Throughout the month of April, the 36th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program holds events that promote the prevention of child abuse for Child Abuse Prevention Month at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The events will focus on sending positive messages to families about supporting

  • Andersen 'Weaves the Stories of Women's Lives'

    A number of events were held here honoring Women's History Month to recognize the strides women have made throughout the years to gain acceptance and equality for all women.Officially in 1987, Congress declared March as Women's History Month, which is the time to honor the accomplishments of women

  • Team Andersen demonstrates skills during annual fire muster

    Team Andersen firefighters earned a share of first place after a strong finish during the annual Guam Fire Muster competition in Hagatna, Guam, March 28-29.The annual event brought together members from the Guam Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting division, Guam Fire Department and the Navy

  • Andersen eats their way to good health

    The 36th Medical Operation Squadron kicked up their education programs this month and encouraged base members to live healthy lifestyles while also giving them some tips and tools to do so.This year's National Nutrition Month theme was "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle."The reason behind National

  • 36th Wing Commander recognizes middle school students' accomplishments

    Andersen Middle School recognized 20 students during the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony March 27, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, served as the keynote speaker for the event. Toth and his wife, Cheryl, presented the students with

  • Andersen Volunteer Conservation Officers preserve Guam

    As the majority of the island sleeps tight in their beds, a few early risers gather at Northwest Field to start their weekends before sunrise as dedicated environmental stewards supporting their latest conservation project.These individuals are members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron

  • Team Andersen's Best: Tech. Sgt. T. Campbell

    Tech. Sgt. T. Campbell plans and coordinates all 36th Contingency Response Group deployments. He maintains the readiness of 120 people and 200 tons of equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amanda Morris/Released)

  • Team Andersen supports Special Olympics Guam athletes

    More than 300 service members from all military branches assigned to units on Guam came together to support Special Olympic athletes in a variety of track and field events March 21, 2015 at Okkodo High School, Dededo, Guam. 

  • OPSEC, social media: Keeping our military safe

    Social media. It incorporates several platforms that allow military members to stay in touch with friends and loved ones around the world; however, sometimes what is shared comes with a hefty price tag -- loss of operational security.As seen in recent events, these platforms can also be an

  • Andersen welcomes ANG Airmen for exercise

    The Washington Air National Guard along with other military organizations conduct Exercise Husky Machete March 9-20, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • 18 AF, USAF EC commanders visit Andersen

    Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. Frederick Martin, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, speak with Airmen from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron March 23, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Everhart and Martin responded to several questions from

  • HVAC works toward keeping Airmen cool and comfortable

    In a region where the climate is tropical yearlong, the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Flight work around the clock to ensure the comfort of Airmen and the smooth operation of the HVAC systems.With close to 3,500 units on base to monitor, the technicians are

  • Team Andersen's Best: Senior Airman Nathaniel Potter

    Senior Airman Nathaniel Potter's duties include ensuring the flight is provided through initial and recurring training. He also tracks and provides the flight's ancillary training. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Alexa Ann Henderson/Released)

  • Team Andersen's Best: Staff Sgt. George Halley

    Staff Sgt. George Halley was the sole contracting officer to support 2,339 Exercise Cope North participants, awarding more than $620,000 worth of  contracts. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Henderson/Released)

  • AF Band of the Pacific plays UoG

    The Air Force Band of The Pacific Panana flight from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, played before an audience at the University of Guam March 11, 2015. The Air Force Band of the Pacific's Papana supports the U.S. Pacific command strategies of partnership, readiness and presence by

  • Air Force Band of the Pacific’s Papana visits Guam

    The Air Force Band of the Pacific's Papana supports the U.S. Pacific command strategies of partnership, readiness and presence by conducting protocol, community and nation-building missions throughout the pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)

  • AFGSC commander visits Andersen, addresses changes with deployed Airmen

    The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, met with deployed Airmen here March 2-3, to thank them for their work and provide updates on various command initiatives."Thank you all for setting a really high bar over the last six months and doing some extraordinary

  • Philippine Delegation observes Andersen's CBRNE procedures

    Teams from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, fire prevention and response, emergency management and medical all participated in the exercise that was hosted by the 36th CES for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)

  • 11th AF commander visits Team Andersen

    The 11th Air Force commander met with Team Andersen Airmen during an all call at the Coral Reef Fitness Center Feb. 25, 2015, to discuss several topics important not only to the Pacific, but the entire Air Force.Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, 11th AF commander, discussed how Andersen displays the Pacific

  • Multinational exercise Cope North 15 comes to a close

     Exercise Cope North 15 officially concluded here Feb. 27, 2015, after approximately two weeks of training.The exercise this year ran Feb. 15-27 and marked the 86th iteration of the multilateral training exercise which is a long-standing, multinational event designed to increase interoperability,

  • FTAC first step toward successful career

    Day one of the First Term Airmen Center, members get a brief from Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Michael McMillan, 36th Wing command chief to ensure the Airmen coming from technical training school have everything they need to succeed at their first duty

  • 36th MDG pharmacy alleviates illness with new S.I.C.K. Program

    The 36th Medical Group has implemented a new healthcare program, the Self-Initiated Care Kit that will allow members of Team Andersen to save time during their trip to the clinc.The S.I.C.K. program is in place for patients to receive medications for minor illnesses without having to make an

  • 6 nations partner during Cope North 15 HA/DR exercise

    More than 300 military members from six different countries joined together to conduct the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief portion of Exercise Cope North 15 here and throughout the region of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Feb. 15 through 18."The Pacific theater and

  • Use it or lose it: Changes to Air Force leave policy arrive this year

    The warning on January's Leave and Earning Statement is clear -- "Important: Manage your leave. On 1 Oct 15, you will lose all accrued leave over 60 days unless special leave accrual applies."Air Force active duty, active guard and reserve members with more than 60 days of leave have less than eight

  • WADF visits Andersen during Cope North

    The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has eight Mitsubishi F-2s, six F-15 eagles, two E-2 Hawkeyes, 1 U-125, 2 Boeing KC-767s and one C-130 Hercules, deployed here in support of Cope North 2015, a multilateral training exercise which is a long-standing, multinational event designed to increase

  • COPE NORTH 15 kicks off at Andersen

    Exercise Cope North 15 kicked off Feb. 15 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and will run through Feb. 27.This year marks the 86th iteration of the multilateral training exercise which is a long-standing, multinational event designed to increase interoperability and improve combat readiness and

  • Andersen teams with Saipan firefighters for F-16 familiarization training

    Members of Team Andersen recently flew to the nearby island of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands Feb. 12, 2015, to familiarize and assist Saipan International Airport fire fighters on safety procedures and hazards when responding to emergencies involving F-16 Fighting

  • 36th Wing leadership tours Guam ANG

    Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael McMillan, 36th WG command chief, visited with Guam Air National Guard units Feb. 12, 2015 at Andersen AIr Force Base, Guam.

  • Team Andersen loves to run

    The Coral Reef Fitness Center sponsored the I Love to Run 5K Feb. 11, 2015 at Tarague Beach at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The event recognized the four top finishers with awards.

  • Happy Birthday 36th Wing and Andersen

    The first week of February is a special time for Andersen Air Force Base and the 36th Wing.This year probably meant more than others because it was the 75th Anniversary of the 36th Pursuit Group (Interceptor) activation on February 1, 1940, and the 70th Anniversary of North Field, Guam's opening on

  • Team Andersen announces 2014 Annual Award winners

    Team Andersen held an Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 6 at the Hyatt in Tumon, Guam, to recognize the top performers of 2014. Below is a list of the winners.Airman of the YearSenior Airman Paul W. KnoxNCO of the YearTech. Sgt. Brian M. MisuracaSenior NCO of the YearMaster Sgt. Luis R. MaganaFirst

  • Improvements on the FOREfront

    Andersen Air Force Base's Palm Tree Golf Course re-opened the golf pro shop in their new location at the Sunrise Conference Center Jan. 31, 2015.Several Team Andersen units pitched in to make new improvements to the Sunrise Conference Center in order to enhance the overall golf experience for Team

  • Team Andersen strengthens ROK bonds with capstone visit

    More than 100 Republic of Korea senior military leaders received a first-hand look at Andersen Air Force Base and other military installations on Guam during a Korean National Defense University capstone event.The visit, supported by U.S. Pacific Command, is designed to educate newly selected

  • Armed Forces Entertainment Super Bowl tour visits Guam

    National Football League cheerleaders, mascots and former players visited Andersen as part of the Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment Guam Super Bowl tour that brought the group to the island for two days to meet military members and watch the Super Bowl Feb. 3 at Andersen and Naval

  • SECAF stops at Andersen

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spent several hours at Andersen as part of a re-fueling stop while returning to Washington DC after a region visit Feb. 3, 2015 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Andersen, GovGuam test joint emergency response during island-wide exercise

    Team Andersen members joined with emergency responders from the Government of Guam, Joint Region Marianas, and Naval Base Guam and other government agencies to conduct a two-day exercise Jan. 27-28 across the island."This exercise was a deliberate move to integrate Andersen Air Force Base and all of

  • Heart Link: Air Force 101 for spouses

    The Andersen Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the Heart Link Spouses Workshop, an orientation program, Jan. 26, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Heart Link is a program that helps strengthen Air Force families by informing Airmen's spouses about the Air Force mission, customs,

  • Celebrating 50 years: Air Force biomedical surpasses milestone

    This week the Air Force celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Biomedical Sciences Corps. From humble beginnings as part of the Sanitary Corps, the BSC has grown into the third largest and most diverse corps in the Air Force Medical Service.In 1917 the Sanitary Corps was created to control the

  • Andersen honors Martin Luther King Jr

    Members of Team Andersen volunteered at different locations on base and on island during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Caring to honor the legacy and memory of Dr. King.

  • Team Andersen celebrates 225 days since last DUI

    Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Michael McMillan, 36th Wing command chief, pose with members of Team Andersen celebrating 225 days since the base's last DUI incident Jan. 22, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Always remember to have a wingman, have a plan, and

  • Andersen Defenders conduct active shooter training

    The 36th Security Forces Squadron conducted their first active shooter training of the year at Andersen schools Jan. 18, 2014, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.January's training was geared towards familiarizing and teaching Airmen how to react and perform in the event an active shooter situation

  • Team Andersen Airman saves Air Force $200,000

    An Airman from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron put his innovative thinking to the test and stepped up to the challenge put forth by Air Force leaders under a service wide cost saving initiative.Capt. Naseem Ghandour, 554th RHS Engineering Flight deputy commander, was recognized through the Every Dollar

  • Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     The 36th Wing Equal Opportunity office's Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Observance Committee is hosting several events this week to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King on Andersen Air Force Base."Our theme this year is 'Remember, Celebrate, Act,'" said Staff Sgt. Ebone Walker, 36th Wing EO

  • Andersen runners hustle for New Year's 5K

    Nearly 100 Andersen Airmen, U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Talon, civilians and family members participated in the New Year's Hustle 5K Jan. 14 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The event required runners to run from the Palm Tree Golf Course Driving Range to the Guam Air National Guard's 254th

  • Andersen's MWD handlers conduct advanced training

    Military working dog handlers from the 36th Security Forces Squadron recently conducted advanced decoy training at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The training featured the use of tools like padded suit jackets, bite sleeves, hidden sleeves and multiple agitation tools such as whips and bamboo sticks

  • Keeping it 100

    When the Air Force changed its physical testing program in 2004, one Airman from the 36th Medical Support Squadron started an unbelievable streak.Lt. Col. Christine Stabile, 36th MDSS Commander, has earned 14 straight perfect scores on her physical fitness test since the Air Force implemented the

  • Andersen's Best: Tech Sgt. Zayus Knoke

    Tech. Sgt. Zayus Knoke's duties include planning, coordinating, directing and ensuring compliance of all munitions maintenance, handling and flightline activiites related to munitions activities. His efforts improved efficiences and enhanced communication efforts across nine munitions squadron

  • MyMC2 connects Joint Region Marianas

    Team Andersen has adopted a smartphone application that lets users know what's going on around the base and the island.MyMC2, or My Military Communities, is an app for Android and Apple devices that centralizes events, organizations and services right in the palm of a user's hand. The app isn't

  • Platinum-selling band Vertical Horizon rains tunes on Andersen

    Music fans braved constant rain and wind to hear the Vertical Horizon play songs from their 1999 double platinum album, Everything You Want, Jan. 6, 2015 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The band played before military members and their families as part of a tour hosted by Armed Forces Entertainment

  • Putting the COMBAT in Combat Comm!

    Airmen from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron recently exercised their abilities to respond to various scenarios during contingency operations such as emergency response, self-aid and buddy care, and force protection while demonstrating combat skills at the Andy South annex near Andersen Air

  • Team Andersen pays tribute to fallen Airmen during Linebacker II ceremony

    Team Andersen held its 42nd annual Linebacker II Remembrance Ceremony at Arc Light Memorial Park Dec. 18 for Andersen-based service members who lost their lives in support of Operation Linebacker II in 1972.Seventy-five Airmen lost their lives during the operation including 33 who were lost from 15

  • HSC-25 detachments return from deployment

    Nearly 70 Sailors from two detachments of the U.S. Navy's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 based here returned from six and seven month deployments Dec. 11 and Dec. 15 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.HSC-25's Detachment 1 returned on Dec. 11 after a seven month deployment supporting a Combat

  • Operation Christmas Drop supplies islands with bundles of joy

    The men and women from Team Andersen and Yokota Air Base, Japan, dropped its last bundle of joy Dec. 13 to the Micronesian Islands as Operation Christmas Drop came to an end just in time for the holiday season.What started as a small crew packing what they could in a small canister and dropping it

  • Holiday cheer en route to an island not near you

    Military personnel, civic leaders and leadership throughout the Micronesian area of the Pacific gathered here to officially perform a push ceremony for the 63rd annual Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 9.The push ceremony marks the beginning of the annual humanitarian airlift mission that supplies

  • Team Andersen hosts annual Operation Christmas Drop Push Ceremony

    Thousands of islanders on more than 50 Pacific islands will soon see hundreds of crates containing humanitarian aid and presents parachuting near their homes as Operation Christmas Drop marks its 63rd consecutive year.Andersen Air Force Base kicks off the event in conjunction with C-130 Hercules

  • Hickam Airmen exercise Rapid Raptor in Guam

    Airmen from the 15th and 154th Wings at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, exercised the newest approach to fighter employment Nov. 20-24 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Rapid Raptor, which is still in the proof-of-concept phase, uses at least one C-17 to swiftly move, refuel and rearm a

  • Team Andersen holds tree lighting ceremony

    Team Andersen held an annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 1, 2014, to bring families together during the holiday season at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amanda Morris/Released.)

  • 36th SFS NCO lives hoop dreams

    "Ever since I was in diapers, I've always had a basketball in my hand, I always knew I wanted to play," Staff Sgt. Ollie Bradley said, looking out over the Coral Reef Fitness Center Gym one recent afternoon. "I never knew that I'd be living my dream playing basketball and serving my country, doing

  • Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

    The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of

  • Globetrotters electrify Andersen

     The Coral Reef Fitness Center at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, was filled with a roaring crowd, excitement and hundreds of smiles as the Harlem Globetrotters put on a show Dec. 1.For the first time in three years, the world famous traveling basketball exhibition team captivated Team Andersen with

  • Team Andersen's Best: AWS2 Thomas Frawley

    AWS2 Thomas Frawley, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron two five, search and rescue petty officer, is HSC-25's search and rescue program manager responsible for training all the recuse swimmers at the command. He is very active with the community and is currently working with IBIKE, a non-profit

  • Andersen celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Base leadership attends the Native American Heritage Month luncheon at the High Tides lounge Nov. 25, 2014, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The luncheon featured guest speaker Jeffrey Meyer, 36th Wing historian, who spoke about Native American history and its ties to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force

  • Team Andersen supports presidential pacific visit

    The 36th Contingency Response Group teamed up with the 734th Air Mobility Squadron and various other units and services to provide support for President Barack Obama during his recent travels to Asia and Australia.Andersen Airmen worked around the clock for two weeks to coordinate and provide

  • Airman competes in bodybuilding competition

    Technical Sergeant Joy Quemado wears many hats in the 36th Medical Support Squadron. She is the back-up secretary, she sends out administrative paperwork, she is the records manager, the privacy officer, the GPC monitor, and she also reviews computer trouble tickets. Her flight supports the Vet

  • Andersen Airmen participate in Resiliency Day

    Team Andersen participated in a wing-wide Resiliency and fitness day event Nov. 21, 2014, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The event served as a reminder to Airmen to build and sustain a thriving and resilient community amongst themselves. Resiliency Day was designed to target the pillars of

  • 36th CES strives to save last of its kind tree

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the University of Guam and the Guam National Wildlife Refuge to protect and propagate an endangered species of tree at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The last mature seed-bearing Serianthes Nelsonii tree on Guam is on Andersen. The endangered species

  • SECAF visits Andersen during PACAF engagement

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited here Nov. 19-20, to meet with Airmen and gain a better understanding of the central role Andersen plays within Pacific Command as part of engagements at Pacific Air Force bases.During her visit, members of Team Andersen briefed James on some of

  • 36th CS earns best small unit in PACAF

    Airmen from the 36th Communications Squadron earned bragging rights throughout Pacific Air Forces after recently being named the best small communications unit in PACAF.The 36th CS won the Air Force Information Dominance Small Unit Award for best communication squadron at the major command level for

  • Andersen shows retirees appreciation

    More than 120 retirees and their families attended the 12th annual Retiree Appreciation Day celebration held at the Coral Reef Fitness Center here Nov. 15.The event was open to all retired military service members, their spouses, as well as widows and widowers of all service members."The main focus

  • Andersen civil engineers work to manage base tree population

     Andersen housing residents and base workers may have noticed a significant amount of tree and shrub removal over the past week.The project, which is part of constant, ongoing removal operations the base maintains with local contractors, aims to remove vegetation that can directly harm existing base

  • Cooks from the Valley visit Andersen

    Team Andersen welcomed a California-based military support group for an overnight visit Nov. 4, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Cooks from the Valley is a group of Navy supporters that fly out to different ships and Navy bases to cook meals for the Sailors. The group were on their way to the

  • JRM, Andersen honor veterans

    Members of the Andersen Air Force Base Blue Knights honor guard team prepare to give a 21-gun salute at the 2014 Guam Veterans Day ceremony at the Governors complex in Hagåtña, Guam Nov. 11, 2014. More than 200 people showed up to the ceremony to honor all military veterans including Staff Sgt.

  • DoDEA Pacific awards 36 CES the 2014 Military Unit Excellence award

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron recently received the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award for their service and support to Andersen Middle School.Joseph Vinch, 36th CES deputy base engineer, helped his squadron earn the award by providing Andersen Middle

  • America Recycles Day provides opportunity to renew environmental dedication

    November 15 is America Recycles Day, a special day set aside to encourage Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.  It recognizes the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling - every day -

  • Commanders take home trophy

    Team Andersen's commanders and first sergeants competed in a volleyball game Nov. 7, 2014, at Tarague Beach at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Veteran's Day Message

    On Veterans Day, we salute the service of all veterans.  As we honor the legacy of those past and present, I want to thank you for everything that you do to support our Nation.  I encourage you to take time and reflect on all of those who have come before you and made it possible for us to be the

  • Team Andersen's Best: Purvis

    Airman 1st Class Deanna Purvis,36th Force Support Squadron,food service journeyman, organized 13 distinguished visitor functions and assisted in the preparation of 5-star level cuisines for 325 attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty /Released)

  • New COMPACAF shares focus, commitment to Airmen

    Last month, I was presented the greatest opportunity of my Air Force career -- I became commander of Pacific Air Forces.I want to tell you how honored and humbled I feel to be here. Standing in front of our Pacific Airmen and accepting the PACAF flag from General Welsh was an incredible experience,

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