• Expert educates Team Andersen on sexual assault concepts

    A sexual assault briefing was held at the Coral Reef Fitness Center Nov. 5 to educate members of Team Andersen in effort to provide a different perspective on the subject of sexual assault and domestic violence.Anne Munch, a recognized subject matter expert for the Department of Defense for

  • Team Andersen's Best: Senior Airman Marcedes Johnson

    Airman 1st Class Marcedes Johnson, 36th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, certified numerous financial documents during the fiscal year close out. She manages outstanding order listings to ensure all of Team Andersen is paid promptly as well as making Andersen meet financial metrics 8 months.

  • Andersen students learn about Red Ribbon Week, drug-free lifestyles

    More than 800 students gathered in an assembly Oct. 29 at Andersen Elementary School to learn about the National Red Ribbon Week Campaign and the importance of drug-free lifestyles.The National Red Ribbon Week Campaign began in 1985 to honor a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was

  • Team Andersen's Best: Staff Sgt. Dela Pena

    Staff Sgt. James Dela Pena, 36th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control watch supervisor, educated over 400 Valiant Shield aircrew members on Joint Region Marianas Federal Aviation Administration and Air Force air traffic control requirements. His briefings directly contributed to the

  • PACAF Command Chief visits Team Andersen

    The Pacific Air Forces Command Chief Master Sergeant. visited with Team Andersen Airmen Oct. 19 to 21  for the first time since assuming his position as the command's senior enlisted leader.Command Chief Master Sgt. Harold Hutchison met with wing leadership as well as Andersen's Joint Region

  • Andersen electricians work to keep the lights on

    Workers and residents of Andersen are no strangers to that familiar sensation when power goes out and the eerie calm before generators kick in. Sometimes the power comes right back on, sometimes not.The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron works around the clock to maintain the base power system but is

  • Team Andersen raise awareness with ribbon walk

    The Family Advocacy Program hosted an Awareness Walk Oct. 16, 2014, for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention month geared toward ensuring all base service members and their families are aware of domestic violence.

  • 554th RHS unfurls flag

    The 554th RED HORSE Squadron Detachment One opened the Pacific Air Force's Silver Flag exercise site Oct. 15 at Northwest Field, Guam, after two years of preparation.Silver Flag, previously known as 'Commando Prime,' was originally established in 1985 and located at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of

  • Team Andersen's Best: Airman 1st Class Wallace

    This week Team Andersen's Best is Airman 1st Class Richard Wallace, 36th Medical Support Squadron Aeromedical Evacuation Clerk. Wallace is responsible for the execution of patient movement operations, arranging medical appointments, flights, lodging and intra theatre coordination for members

  • Stopping entitlement fraud on Guam

    Allegations of pay and allowance fraud on Guam are a serious concern.  Those allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the U.S. government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage.  Given the budget

  • Andersens youth learn fire prevention

    Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron and other emergency services visited the children of Andersen Elementary School and the Child Development Center on Oct. 8, 2014 to raise awareness about fire prevention.Annually, fire officials all over the nation do their utmost to raise awareness about

  • Andersen recognizes Hispanic culture

    Team Andersen held several events throughout the month to celebrate Hispanic heritage, which began Sept. 15th and ends Oct. 15th.Andersen's Hispanic Heritage committee held a Strength Through Diversity 5K run, a cake cutting ceremony, and will hold a book reading at Andersen Elementary on Oct. 15.

  • Eagles take home trophy

    The Eagles beat the Chiefs in a best two out of three tournament style volleyball game and secured possession of the trophy until the next event.  (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)

  • Andersen holds bone marrow registry drive Oct. 6

     Members of Team Andersen have the opportunity to sign up for a national bone marrow registry through unit-hosted drives across base and at the base exchange Oct. 6.Group and squadron-level points of contact are setting up stations in various workplaces around Andersen. Each station has swabs that

  • Airman helps injured runner to safety

    When echoes of a screaming man filled the jungle, a 734th Air Mobility Squadron lieutenant made it his duty to find his location and carry him to safety.Approximately 80 people from a running club participated in a 7 mile trek through the jungle Sept. 13, 2014, in the hills of Merizo on the southern

  • Volunteers partner to clean base beaches for International Coastal Cleanup

    Nearly 100 volunteers gathered at Tarague Beach Sept. 20 to participate in the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup.The volunteers cleared several hundred pounds of trash as well as five large trash bags containing recyclable materials to include tires, fishing nets, and a discarded 55 gallon drum

  • Navy Sailor runs 24 hours for POW/MIA

    Can you imagine running and walking 24 hours straight through extensive heat conditions and pouring cold rain, only stopping for bathroom breaks and an occasional stretch?  A Petty Officer 2nd Class from Naval Computer Telecommunications Station did just that.Petty Officer 2nd Class Beau Korbe, NCTS

  • Island firefighters learn rescue skills in joint course

    Department of Defense firefighters on Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam joined with their island partners from the Guam Fire Department to develop the skills to perform high-risk rescues by participating in the DOD Rescue Technician course this month.Thirteen military and civilian fire

  • DDR increases detection, deterrence measures

    Team Andersen is continuing to expand its drug testing programs in order to detect and deter the use of illicit drugs among military and civilian members.In December 2013, the 36th Wing Drug Demand Reduction Program expanded the number of drugs it tests for, to include synthetic marijuana, also

  • AFAS to help Andersen families with meal reduction program

    The Air Force Aid Society is temporarily providing Andersen families enrolled in the Free and Reduced Meal Program assistance for meals, Aug. 26 - Oct. 1, 2014, due to a shortfall of regular school meals at base schools. Families seeking assistance will be allotted $3.50 per day for each school age

  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a

  • 36th Wing to host week long POW/MIA events

    Team Andersen is holding four POW/MIA events at various locations Sep. 15-19, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The four events that will be held include a ruck march, a 5k run and POW/MIA challenge, a 24hr vigilance run and a retreat ceremony.The POW/MIA event kicks off a Bataan Memorial ruck march,

  • 36th Wing Safety provides safe hiking tips

    Hiking is a popular activity on Guam, but before venturing off to find a trail, there are several safety precautions for hikers to remember."Hiking is one of the top activities in Guam with numerous hikes available all year round on the island with various difficulty levels," said Tech. Sgt.

  • CMSAF discusses changes to EES at Andersen all call

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody met with Team Andersen Airmen during an Airman's call at the Coral Reef Fitness Center Aug. 26 to discuss the upcoming changes in the Air Force.He addressed the concerns Airmen had with changes to the Enlisted Evaluation and Weighted Airman Promotion

  • Officials discuss new reports, promotions with base Airmen

    The 36th Wing command chief master sergeant joined the 36th Force Support Squadron force management representatives to conduct town hall meetings with several hundred base Airmen Aug. 22 at the base theater regarding the proposed changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems."The Air

  • Andersen to host Women’s Equality Day event

    Team Andersen will celebrate Women's Equality Day at the High Tides Bar and Lounge 5-8:30 p.m., Aug. 29th, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The event marks the observance's 94th anniversary and serves as a tribute to women based on women's right to vote. Women from the 36th Wing will perform skits,

  • B-2 Spirits depart Andersen AFB following routine deployment

    Three U.S. B-2 Spirits redeployed to the continental United States following a deployment here as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. The bombers, and approximately 200 support Airmen, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base,

  • Team Andersen goes back to school

    Guam Department of Defense Education Activity schools are heading back to school. The 36th Wing Safety Office and local school officials have released safety tips precautions motorists and pedestrians alike should follow to keep students safe during periods of high traffic times near the base

  • HSC-25 provides help from above

    The U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 provides life-saving capabilities from the sky for search and recovery missions for military members and civilians in danger on Guam as well as the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.HSC-25 members have rescued 27 people and provided 39

  • Non-destructive inspection cracks down

    Non-destructive inspection Airmen provide support to the structural maintenance program, which ensures air and space equipment are safe, serviceable and in mission-ready condition.

  • 36th WG Command Chief addresses enlisted force

    The 36th Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, spoke to Airmen during an enlisted call Aug. 8 at the Meehan Theater. During the enlisted call, Chief Master Sgt. Michael McMillan discussed several topics to include the renovations to the dining facility, the importance of being a first-line supervisor

  • Auto hobby shop provides Team Andersen mechanical opportunities

    The base auto hobby shop gives members of Team Andersen the opportunity to learn a craft that will last a lifetime and save some money along the way. This self-help facility offers classes to teach service members, retirees and family members how to properly maintain their vehicles. Some classes the

  • Team Andersen strengthens ties with SMEE

    Team Andersen hosted Pacific Defender 14-4, a security forces subject-matter expert exchange Aug. 4-8 conducted as part of the U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Cooperation Program.The exchange included military and police representatives from Singapore, Vanuatu, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

  • Tops in Blue rocks Guam

    The Tops in Blue 2014 tour, "Celebrating 60 Years of Tradition," stopped for a performance at the Coral Reef Fitness Center Aug. 6."It's a fun way to celebrate Air Force heritage," said Gail Lee, 36th Force Support Squadron Community Services Flight chief. "They perform current popular music and

  • B-2 Spirits Conduct Routine Deployment to Andersen AFB

    Three B-2 Spirit aircraft from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 7, 2014, to conduct familiarization training activities in the Pacific region. This training deployment demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to regular, global strategic bomber operations

  • 36th MUNS home to largest munition stockpile

    Deep into the jungle, surrounded by brown tree snakes and wild boar, are a number of unassuming grass-covered munitions igloos filled with small-arms ammunition and conventional warheads ready to take the fight to the enemy. The 36th Munitions Squadron is home to the largest munitions stockpile in

  • Andersen families participate in effective discipline class

    The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program sponsored a 1-2-3 Magic class July 23, designed to give Andersen families tips to effectively help their children learn and grow in a safe environment.The class was targeted for parents raising children ages 2 through 12 and focused on

  • Raider 21 remembered by deployed aircrew

    Members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently deployed here from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., gathered together with representatives from the Government of Guam July 21 in Adelup, Guam, to honor the six Airmen of Raider 21 who passed away during a flyover for Guam's Liberation Day

  • Comedy show highlights responsible drinking, fun

    Team Andersen members are invited to attend a free, educational comedy show from 1-2:30 p.m. at the base theater July 31. The Joint Region Marianas- sponsored show, titled "A Shot of Reality With a Comedy Chaser," is a comedy show with a serious angle designed to educate on the dangers and

  • Summertime is not time for shoplifting

    Throughout the year the Andersen Base Exchange loses money due to shoplifting.To help combat theft, members of loss prevention take measures such as the Shoplifter Awareness Program, which teaches beneficiaries the consequences of shoplifting as well as educating them on the security systems in

  • Father, son, squadron team renovates massacre memorial

    Members from the 36th Munitions Squadron and Boy Scouts of America Troop 1420 were recognized for their efforts in renovating the forgotten Chagui'an Massacre Memorial site during a memorial ceremony in Yigo, Guam, July 14.Due to the fact that there were no survivors of the massacre, little is known

  • Team Andersen adds color to running

    Nearly 300 people participated in the 5K which kicked off the Independence Day weekend. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Bradley/Released)

  • Kadena Eagles participate in ATR

    Members of the 44th Fighter Squadron, 909th Air Refueling Squadron and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, along with aircraft assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, arrived here June 18, as part of a four week ATR, or aviation training relocation program.The ATR is an opportunity for Kadena Airmen to

  • Typhoon Exercise Pakyo tests ability to weather a storm

    The 36th Wing, in conjunction with local government agencies, conducted Typhoon Exercise Pakyo here June 19-27 to maintain emergency response procedures and capabilities. For Guam, tropical storms and typhoons can occur any time of the year, though a typical typhoon season runs from late June

  • Andersen conducts first Silver Flag course

    The 554th Red Horse Squadron concluded the first mock course rotation of Silver Flag June 20, on Northwest Field, Guam.Members of a U.S. Navy construction battalion from Naval Base Guam participated in the course to give the Andersen instructors experience with conducting the training with actual

  • Pride Month celebrates equality, diversity

    Approximately 45 years ago, supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born.This year, Andersen Air Force Base

  • 11th AF commander addresses Team Andersen

    Lt. Gen. Russ Handy, 11th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Moore Jr., 11th Air Force command chief master sergeant, spent time with Team Andersen Airmen during an all call here June 19th.Handy officiated the 36th Wing change of command ceremony earlier in the day and used the

  • Team Andersen runs for pride

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month committee members stand with volunteers after a glow run June 18, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. President Obama issued a proclamation this month recognizing the contributions LGBT Americans make to the Department of Defense.

  • 2013 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

  • HSC-25 Detachment 6 returns from deployment

    The U.S. Navy's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five (HSC-25) welcomed home 40 Sailors from its armed helicopter detachment June 11 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam after a six-month deployment.Detachment 6 deploys in year-round support of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) Amphibious Ready Group

  • Joint Guam DoD team exercises contingency skills

    U.S. Army Reserve Soliders from the 797th Engineer Company (Vertical) conducted contingency skills training June 11 on Andersen South, Guam. The training consisted of classroom instruction, demonstrations and scenario-based training conducted alongside members of the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat

  • Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth takes command of 36th Wing

    Brig. Gen. Steven Garland relinquished command of the 36th Wing to Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth during a change of command ceremony here June 19. With the simple statement of, "I assume command," the guidon was passed from Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, 11th Air Force commander, to Toth, symbolizing the new

  • Base theater features moves after year-long break

    Movie showings returned to the Andersen base theater June 6 after a nearly year-long hiatus.The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has transferred operation of the theater to the 36th Force Support Squadron, who has assigned Airmen currently working at the Hot Spot to be responsible for the theater,

  • 36th FSS sets up for summer fun

    Approximately two dozen players participated in the 36th Force Support Squadron-hosted vollball tournament June 6 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.  

  • Zombies take over Andersen

    The 36th Force Support Squadron hosted a Zombie 5K Fun Run June 11, 2014, at Tarague Beach on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The first male and female that finished the race first received a trophy and the "zombie" who captured the most "lives" represented by flags worn on each runner's belt won a

  • DLA Energy Pacific breaks ground on Guam pipeline

    Supporting organizations broke ground on Guam's newest pipeline at Andersen Air Force Base June 6 to formally mark the beginning of a project almost 10 years in the making.Representatives from Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas, DLA Installation Support,

  • Andersen EOD technicians participate in Tri-Crab 2014

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight joined U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Singapore Air Force and Australian military EOD members to participate in exercise Tri-Crab April 28 thru May 9 at various locations on Guam. Tri-Crab is a biennial multi-national EOD

  • Fitness fun day at Andersen Elementary

    Andersen Elementary School students participated in a fitness day May 30 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The day is held once a year before students are released for summer break.

  • Cryogenics super cooling services serves Andersen mission

    The 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron's cryogenics flight plays a unique role in facilitating Pacific airpower.Being one of only two Air Force production centers worldwide the 36 LRS is able to generate, store and distribute liquid oxygen and nitrogen. Other AF labs have facilities to store their

  • U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee visits Guam

    Eight visiting representatives and their staffs toured Andersen Air Force Base, Guam June 2 in order to learn about the mission of the 36th Wing and gain an understanding of the Pacific region and its relationship to American national security.

  • Time to prepare for typhoons is now

    Typhoon season is approaching in June for the Pacific region and members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight are working to equip Airmen and their families by educating and preparing them for the dangers of tropical storms, depressions and typhoons.For the last 12 years,

  • Commentary: Entitlement Fraud on Guam

    Allegations of pay and allowance fraud on Guam are a serious concern. Those allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the US government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage. Given the budget cutbacks

  • Andersen recognizes military spouses during appreciation event

    The Andersen Airman and Family Readiness Center and 15 helping agencies hosted the 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day at the Exchange at Andersen Air Force Base here May 17.The agencies provided information tables to support more than 200 military spouses during the event.

  • Andersen leaders advocate summer safety

    Base senior leadership handed out candy advertising the 2014 Critical Days of Summer Theme "Risk: Double Checks, Not Second Thoughts" as people entered the base here May 22.

  • Aircrew flight equipment preserves safety

    The Airmen of the 36th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight are responsible for managing, performing and scheduling inspections, maintenance and adjustments on assigned aircrew flight equipment, defense equipment and associated supplies.

  • Pacific Defender builds multi-national security ties

    Team Andersen hosted a Security Forces Pacific Defender international subject-matter expert exchange (SMEE) May 19-23 to help build partnerships across the Pacific Region and promote interoperability.The four-day event included service members from Mongolia, Tonga, Thailand and Australia.The event

  • Andersen recognizes various cultures

    Andersen Air Force Base hosted a festival celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month on May 22, 2014. The festival had displays from different cultures that included food tasting, a raffle and cultural performance.

  • Air Force Materiel Command visits Andersen

    Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, recently visited Andersen to gain a better understanding of the base's mission and see how AFMC can better support the 36th Wing.

  • Andersen observes National Police Week

    Andersen observed National Police Week, which was May 11 through May 17, with multiple events on base, ranging from a "Battle of the Badges" football game to a retreat ceremony to honor fallen defenders.National Police Week occurs each year during the week of May 15 in recognition of the service and

  • Global Hawk deploys to Misawa

    The 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, is preparing to deploy to Misawa so the unit can continue providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support in the Pacific Theater during Guam's rainy season.

  • Local Senators tour THAAD

    A group of Guam Senators visited the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense site at Northwest Field, Guam, May 7. The senators were visiting the site to gain a deeper understanding of the THAAD mission, which has been at Andersen since April 2013.

  • Andersen housing demolition project begins

    The 36 Civil Engineering Squadron is beginning a 164-unit housing demolition project in the next few weeks. During demolition, contractors will be driving their trucks for disposal of debrism through the following two routes:1. From the front gate to Marianas Drive, Polynesian Drive, Papaya Drive

  • AADD saves careers

    Andersen's Airmen Against Drunk Driving program is an organization devoted to saving lives by being available when Airmen need them most. The AADD mission is to reduce the occurrence of alcohol-related driving incidents by providing military members a safe form of transportation without fear of

  • CR-MOC: Airmen learn basics of contingency response

    Instructors from the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., trained more than two dozen 36th Contingency Response Group Airmen April 28 to May 9 here to prepare them for new roles in a contingency response unit. The Center's Contingency Response Mission

  • New U.S. Naval Hospital facility opens

    U.S. Naval Hospital Guam officially opened the doors of their new, state-of-the-art facility in Agana Heights for the first time April 21, replacing the old hospital that was built in 1954.Hospital officials said the transition to the new hospital was seamless, and with the exception of going to a

  • Arc Light B-52 removal work continues

    Sections from the "Old-100" static display B-52D Stratofortress at Arc Light Memorial Park were removed April 22, 2014 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The aircraft was removed due to irreparable deterioration from weather after being on display for more than 30 years. The vertical tail section

  • CE Self-Help Center moving to new location in base housing

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Self-Help Center is moving from its current location on Arc Light Boulevard to the new location at unit 1727 in "Town Center" near the intersection of Polynesian and Papaya Drive. The last day the facility is open at the current location is May 3. The new location

  • Andersen stands down to stand up against sexual assault

    Team Andersen participated in a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand-down day here April 25. The day is an annual event in response to a mandate from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for all military services to set aside time each year to remind service members and DOD civilians of their

  • Team Andersen recognized for tsunami and typhoon readiness

    During a ceremony on Friday, 4 April, the National Weather Service honored Team Anderson for sustained tsunami and typhoon readiness efforts. The ceremony at the Sunrise Conference Center, which was attended by Guam's U.S. Congress Representative, Madeleine Bordallo, recognized the wing for

  • Team Andersen goes greener with reforestation of endangered species habitat

    Team Andersen members put in some time and effort toward completing a green initiative on Andersen Air Force Base April 12. The results were, in fact, a little greener as the nearly 20 volunteers worked with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron and the Guam National Wildlife Refuge on maintaining a

  • Andersen contributes to Air Force Assistance Fund

    The 2014 Air Force Assistance Fund has officially kicked off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on March 24 and will continue through May 2. The AFAF is an Air Force-wide campaign where 100% of the donations is used to help Airmen and their families to include active-duty and retired members,

  • Andersen to observe ‘Denim Day’ as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, members of Andersen are authorized to wear jeans to work April 30 in support of a worldwide campaign known as Denim Day.The Denim Day movement started in 1998 when a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor who threatened to harm her

  • Victims Advocate classes resume at Andersen

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office activated 13 Airmen as new victim advocates for the base-wide program last week.The Victims Advocate program is run by the Andersen SAPR office. It is the SAPR's mission to reinforce the Air Force's commitment to eliminating sexual assault through a

  • ‘Sex Signals’ encourages cultural shift

    With Sexual Assault Awareness Month approaching, Team Andersen members gathered to attend a not-so-typical briefing at the Meehan Theater here March 26. "Sex Signals" was a 90-minute, two-person improvisational show that included discussion on varied topics such as dating, rape, consent, alcohol and

  • Team Andersen receives advice about life through speed mentorship

    Dozens of Team Andersen Airmen gathered and met with military and civilian subject matter experts and leaders for a speed mentoring event here March 20.Based on the concept of speed dating, speed mentoring provided Airmen an opportunity to pursue a mentor relationship with individuals they would not

  • Civil Engineer exercise open for business on Guam

    The Air Force Civil Engineering communities' premier expeditionary training program - Silver Flag - moved to Northwest Field on Guam after Brig. Gen. Steven Garland, 36th Wing commander, officiated a stand-down ceremony for the detachment charged with running the exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan

  • Allied airmen meet and exchange ideas during Cope North NCO panel

    Enlisted leaders participating in Exercise Cope North 2014 from the Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force took time away from exercise operations to meet with Andersen Airmen during an NCO engagement panel on Feb. 27.The panel allowed NCOs from the U.S., Australia and Japan to

  • Exercise Cope North 2014 pilots play out large force employment scenarios

    Pilots from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force conducted large force employment training here Feb. 20-28 as part of Exercise Cope North 2014.Cope North, which was in its 85th iteration, is an annual two-week exercise providing the U.S. and allied

  • Andersen shakes up inspection process

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Wing Inspector General's office are working hard to implement the new Air Force Inspection System and Commander's Inspection Program. The Commander's Inspection Program evaluates four major graded areas: management of resources, leading people, improving the unit and

  • Animal control resources available for Team Andersen

    Have you ever come in contact with live or dead animals and wondered who to call for removal or disposal? Below is a listing of agencies or offices to contact for help depending on the situation.In the event of a live snake sighting or need for removal, contact the United States Department of

  • Climate and Deterioration claims the ARC LIGHT Memorial's B-52D Stratofortress

    Andersen Air Force Base's B-52 static display aircraft in the Arc Light Memorial park, at the center of the installation, has long been a symbol of the tremendous contribution Andersen AFB bomber missions had during the Vietnam Conflict. Sadly the aircraft must be removed from Arc Light Park due to

  • Allied airmen meet and exchange ideas during Cope North NCO panel

    Enlisted leaders participating in Exercise Cope North 2014 from the Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force took time away from exercise operations to meet with Andersen Airmen during an NCO engagement panel on Feb. 27.The panel allowed NCOs from the U.S., Australia and Japan to

  • Team Andersen units support Cope North

    On Feb. 28, members of the 36th Wing and Team Andersen completed another successful iteration of Cope North. This year's annual training exercise brought more than 1,300 Airmen to Guam for two weeks of multilateral interoperability. The exercise, which is a joint effort between the U.S. Air Force,

  • Pacific Defender serves as foundation for lasting relationships

    Pacific Defender 14-1, a security forces subject-matter expert exchange conducted as part of the U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Cooperation Program, concluded here Feb. 13. The three-day event included 20 service members from the Australian, Malaysian, Indonesian and Philippine air

  • USAF, RAAF team up for Cope North aero evac exercise

    U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force aeromedical evacuation teams worked together on a simulated patient transport using a Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130 Feb. 18 during a combined humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) exercise over the Pacific Ocean in support of exercise Cope

  • Andersen Airmen first to learn innovative airfield damage repair capability

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron was the first unit in the Air Force to receive training on a new airfield damage repair technique here Jan. 21 through Jan. 24. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., selected Andersen as the test base for the Airfield Damage Repair

  • 644th Combat Communication remains ready to respond

    The 644th Combat Communications Squadron Airmen are capable of rapidly deploying in various situations where communications have not been previously established such as air support operations, air base openings, humanitarian assistance missions and disaster relief efforts.They are capable of quickly

  • Former Andersen Airman recalls Guam, base's football history

    I spent two weeks TDY at Andersen Air Force Base, and as James Earl Jones said in the movie "Field of Dreams", "the memories were so thick I had to brush them away like flies." 32 years later, I could still remember it all as if it were yesterday.I was stationed on Andersen AFB from April, 1976 to

  • PAX Airmen support all aspects of Andersen missions

    Airmen from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron here support Andersen's mission as a key Pacific operating location by getting passengers, aircrew, and their cargo where they need to go. The squadron's approximately 20 Airmen use their versatile skill sets that envelop passenger needs, cargo

  • Cope North '14 commences on Guam

    More than 1,800 service members and approximately 50 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Forces came together to kick off the 85th iteration of Pacific Air Forces' Cope North exercise Feb. 14 on Andersen Air

  • AF announces 'pro-gear' policy change

    Air Force officials recently announced changes to the Department of Defense's policy on transporting member's professional books, papers and equipment, or PBP&E, shipped in household goods during permanent change of station moves. Known as "pro-gear," the new PBP&E policy will impact orders issued

  • CALCM Airmen targets problems, keeps missiles cruising

    The B-52 Stratofortress has undergone several developments in how it delivers weapons over the past six decades. One of the major changes is the capability to carry air-to-ground cruise missiles, enabling the bomber to engage targets without having to fly directly over dangerous airspace, putting

  • Ready, set, vote; Andersen Airmen receive assistance on the voting process

    Military members often face a specific set of challenges during voting season. The Federal Voting Assistance Program is designed to help the members of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with the early registration process as well as the specific voting rules applied to each individual state.With

  • Andersen has the hottest spot on Guam

    The 36th Force Support Squadron Hot Spot gives service members, Department of Defense civilians and their family members a positive, entertaining environment which also hosts social gatherings to boost morale. The Hot Spot is a community center that focuses on maintaining and increasing morale for

  • Andersen exercise Beverly Palm 14-01 held Feb 4-7

    Team Andersen is exercising their ability to mobilize personnel and assets while exercising an urgent transition from peactime steady state to a wartime mindset with increased flight operations by conducting an operational readiness exercise here Feb. 4-7.The community can expect increased traffic

  • FTAC prepares new Airmen for success

    Junior enlisted Airmen who have graduated technical school and recently arrived on Andersen for permanent duty attend a course here to familiarize themselves with their new base and career.In the past, when an Airman arrived at their first base, a newly appointed supervisor would take them to

  • New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

    The Air Force's most senior leader gave insight into her life and shared career advice with Airmen across the Air Force during her first town hall Jan. 9. Speaking from the Pentagon auditorium, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on

  • Military OneSource offers free tax services

    If it hasn't arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward the April 15 tax filing deadline.As preparations begin for the upcoming tax season, military families are being offered a free service to ensure they can meet that deadline from

  • Andersen Airmen march for equal rights

    With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, members of Andersen and their families are invited to attend the events that will be held at the Arc Light Memorial Park Jan. 15.The day will start at 8 a.m. with a re-enactment of the historic march on Washington. During the march, participants will walk

  • Andersen offers solutions to common New Year's resolutions

    Every New Year, people around the world set goals for personal improvement. Those on Andersen Air Force Base looking to develop their personal resiliency and combat readiness in measurable ways have resources available beyond grit and determination. Instead of fighting to meet a goal alone, the wing

  • SECAF to host online town hall Jan. 10 at 6:30 a.m. local time

    The Air Force's newest and most senior leader will hold a service-wide, online town hall meeting Jan. 10 at 6:30 a.m. ChST, addressing issues relevant to today's Airmen. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James will answer questions from Airmen at the Pentagon, and also speak to her goals and

  • Ensure proper diposal, recycling of hazardous materials

    Andersen AFB has been a recycling leader on Guam for many years sending more than 50 percent of refuse to recycling centers instead of landfills, and 2014 will prove to be no different. As we ring in the year, most of us have a New Year's resolution to do some spring cleaning of unwanted items like

  • Airmen in Damayan: CRG Airmen adapt, overcome in Tacloban

    Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series featuring the personal experiences of 36th Contingency Response Group Airmen who supported Operation Damayan -- a U.S. humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort to support the Philippines in the wake of the devastating effects of

  • Andersen Airmen exercise spiritual resilience

    Spirituality can often help one feel connected to something bigger than themselves while being resilient. When an individual goes through the darkest of hours and most trying of times and their still able to remain focused, that is what's called spiritual resilience. For many people, spirituality

  • Andersen clinic helps ship furry friends stateside

    More than 300 service members and their families visit the Andersen Veterinary Treatment Facility each year to prepare their pets for trips across the ocean during permanent change of station moves. Many base organizations specialize in accomplishing the large number of PCS-related tasks prior to

  • AF, Team Andersen continue expanding zero tolerance of illegal drugs

    The Defense Department has expanded its zero tolerance for the use of illicit drugs to include synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice," the director of DOD's drug testing and program policy said in an interview with American Forces Press Service Dec. 15.In an interview with AFPS and the Pentagon

  • 60th Anniversary of the worst peacetime accident at Andersen

    (The following contains research and photos from Lee Corbin for the book he wrote for the survivors and families of the victims of this accident called: "The Crash of 44-87741") December 17, 1953, was a typical beautiful Thursday morning on Guam. Typhoon Doris had just passed north of the island two

  • Marines, Navy, AF take part in 3-day surge during Exercise Forager Fury II

    Various units from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force came together to exercise their ability to conduct combat operations across the Pacific by participating in a nonstop operations surge Dec. 10 to Dec. 13 on Guam and the nearby island of Tinian.The surge was part of Exercise

  • Airmen in Damayan: Helping from 50-feet above

    Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series featuring the personal experiences of 36th Contingency Response Group Airmen who supported Operation Damayan -- a U.S. humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort to support the Philippines in the wake of the devastating effects of

  • Operation Christmas Drop delivers relief to typhoon-stricken island

    Airmen participating in Operation Christmas Drop here coordinated with non-governmental organizations and State Department officials in the region to airdrop critical shipments of water and food for 30 workers recovering from damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan on Kayangel Island, part of the Republic

  • Operation Linebacker II: Team Andersen pays tribute to fallen heroes

    Andersen Airmen attended the annual Operation Linebacker II remembrance ceremony at the Arc Light Memorial Park here Dec. 13 to honor Airmen who gave their lives in support of the Vietnam War.Operation Linebacker II, also referred to as the "11-Day War," took place from Dec. 18 - Dec. 29, 1972.

  • 62nd Christmas Drop provides cheer, aid to Pacific Islands

    Two C-130 Hercules aircraft took off from the flightline here Dec. 11 and dropped packaged goods to islands in the Pacific as part of this year's Operation Christmas Drop.Every December, C-130 Hercules aircrews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing here to

  • Spirit of giving broadens during 62nd Operation Christmas Drop

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- More than 200 Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and Yokota Air Base, Japan, joined with community members from Guam and Micronesia to celebrate the 2013 Operation Christmas Drop opening ceremony here Dec. 10.The event marked the official start of Pacific Air

  • First Sergeants help those in need

    Andersen first sergeants maintain the First Sergeants Food Locker to Airmen, dependents and civilians associated with Andersen Air Force Base. The first sergeants collaborated to develop the food locker for those struggling to fill their pantries during the U.S. government shutdown in October. The

  • HSC-25 Det 1, Det 6 return from deployment

    U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Detachment 1 and Detachment 6 returned here Nov. 9 after completing a seven-month and a nine-month deployment, respectively.HSC-25, the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed MH-60S Seahawk expeditionary squadron, is tasked to support search and rescue and

  • Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

    Base volunteers will team up with Yokota Air Base, Japan, Airmen to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week.Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. OCD is the longest running

  • Cinderella’s Closet turns ‘stressed’ into ‘dressed’

    Looking to go to a fancy event, but don't have a fairy godmother or mice to sew a beautiful gown?Volunteers at the Andersen Cinderella's Closet, located in the Spouse House, on 1958-B Guadalcanal drive in base housing, fill in for the fairy godmother by providing Airmen and family members with a

  • AAHA gears up for eventful year

    The African-American Heritage Association on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, has new ideas and events planned for the upcoming year.The AAHA was established at Andersen in 2012, and their mission is to spread the word about African- American history and heritage through teachings and various

  • Base Sexual Assault Response coordinator finds her calling

    A young girl coming from a family of military service dreamed of being a super hero. More than anything, she wanted to help humankind and save the world. "I definitely wanted, in some capacity, to serve humanity whether in the Air Force or working with the United Nations," said 1st Lt. Diana Wong,

  • Upholding traditions: ALS, shirts play ball

    To uphold one of Air Forces oldest Airman Leadership School traditions, students here played volleyball with 36th Wing first sergeants Dec. 2 at the Coral Reef Fitness Center. The first sergeants defeated the ALS students, 3-1 sets.

  • Andersen concludes "Beverly Palm 13-7" exercise

    The 36th Wing concluded exercise Beverly Palm 13-7 last week, earning a grade of "Effective" from base inspectors during the week-long event that tested the Wing's ability to conduct combat operations across the full spectrum of operations.The exercise, which featured a variety of scenarios ranging

  • Judge Advocate General's Corps announces law school programs

    Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP) are being accepted from 1 January through 1 March 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected n any academic year is determined based on the needs of the

  • Sunset Cove offers great times, great views

    The 36th Force Support Squadron recently opened Sunset Cove, a new and unique venue to enhance the Andersen experience for the base's team members. The new facility, located adjacent to the Sunrise Conference Center, offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the sunsets it is named for. It

  • 11th AF commander: Priorities and intent

    First, I want to say what an incredible privilege it is for JoAnn and me to continue our service here where our homeland joins the Pacific, among many friends and in a place so important to our nation's future. While the current fiscal environment makes traveling to the unique locales you call home

  • A call for cookies

    Part of being in the military could be time away from loved ones during the holiday season. To remind Airmen here that they are thought of during this time of year, Team Andersen comes together to provide dorm residents and deployers a taste of the holidays through morsels of sugary goodness.

  • Smokeout helps smokers kick addiction in the ‘butt’

    Smoking is the most preventable death in the American society, but it still kills nearly 443,000 people a year, according to the American Cancer Society. However, Airmen and family members looking to overcome their addiction with the Great American Smokeout can find support from the 36th Medical

  • AAMDC blasts Space Ops out of football field

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command defeated Airmen from the 22nd Space Operations Squadron Detachment 5 Nov. 25 here in an intramural football match.The 94th AAMDC defeated 22nd SOPS Det 5, 40-0.

  • Andersen Airmen assist Marines in Exercise Forager Fury II

    Andersen Airmen are assisting U.S. Marines as they transfer between here and Tinian during Exercise Forager Fury II through mid-December.Forager Fury II is a Marine contingency exercise that aims to prepare units for real-world combat situations in the Pacific theater and is conducted on the islands

  • HAWC modifies recipes, saves holiday bulge regret

    During the holiday season, families traditionally come together and eat the festive meals which might result in snug waistlines after back-to-back celebrations. The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Health and Wellness Center held a healthy holiday recipe modification course to help manage the appeal

  • 36th CRG supports Operation Damayan

    Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, deployed to the Philippines last week in support of ongoing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. A four-person advance team from the 36th Contingency Response Group deployed to Villamor Air Base early last

  • 36th CRG sends more Airmen, equipment to Tacloban

    Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group packed their bags, equipment and vehicles and departed from the flightline here Nov. 15 to support Operation Damayan in Tacloban, Philippines.The Pacific Air Forces is poised to provide any requested support to Operation Damayan and the Philippine

  • Andersen to host Retiree Appreciation Day event

    The 36th Wing and the Guam Retirees Office hosts the 11th Annual Retiree Appreciation Day, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov.16, at the Coral Reef Fitness Center here.Retiree Appreciation Day is an event designed to honor retirees and to highlight their service to the United States. It also provides a chance for

  • 36th MXG adopts maintenance operations flight

    The 36th Maintenance Group's Maintenance Operations Flight was recently renamed "maintenance operations" and merged with other elements of the 36th MXG staff in early September as part of an Air Force-wide deactivation order."Although with this deactivation comes the end of the 36th Maintenance

  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

    Andersen Exchange Keeping the 'Thanks' in ThanksgivingAndersen Exchange - With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and shopping

  • AFRC, 506th EARS relocated for building demolition

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron and private contractors began demolition of a section of Bldg. 21000 Nov. 5.Various organizations previously working out of the building were dispersed permanently across Andersen to utilize empty square footage in other buildings and to save energy. The project

  • Pest Control team takes care of 'bees'ness

    Cockroaches, ants, snakes and rats can find way into buildings by eating through walls and crawling through tiny spaces. Once they are inside workspace and homes, the pests can multiply and colonize. Offices and homes on Andersen are vulnerable to getting visits from these creepy crawlers. 36th

  • Avoid tragedy; be prepared for active shooter threats

    In the event of an active shooter, it is important for each individual to be prepared for any incident that may occur here.In the past, there have been many active shooter incidents that have occurred around the world, such as those at Fort Hood, Texas, Virginia Technical Institute and the

  • CrossFit Andersen picks up barbells for breast cancer awareness

    Members of Team Andersen flexed their muscles and picked up barbells to raise breast cancer awareness Oct. 26 at the Hot Spot here.More than 50 people signed up for the barbells for breast cancer awareness event and donated money to organizations that support earlier detection of the disease.

  • Andersen Elementary School educates students early on drug dangers

    Andersen Elementary School students and staff observed Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23- Oct.31 here in a effort to educate children on the effects of drugs and alcohol. Red Ribbon Week is observed throughout the United States with its main objective being to present a unified commitment toward the creation

  • Command post serves as Andersen’s pulse

    Whether it's Guam's unpredictable weather or continuous flights coming in and out of Andersen, in the midst of the hustle and bustle, there is always a unit following all the events. The 36th Wing Command Post Airmen are responsible for collecting, tracking and circulating important information

  • Airmen have rights if suspected of a crime

    As the Area Defense Counsel team, Tech. Sgt Bryan Hawk and I have together represented hundreds of Airmen across Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Hickam AFB, Hawaii. What our Airmen tell us individually is 100 percent confidential, but we can say generally is that we hear a

  • Sexual assualt response expert vists Andersen Oct. 30

    A subject matter expert, speaker and advocate for victims of sexual assault, will speak to Airmen here regarding the dynamics of sexual assault on Oct. 30.Anne Munch is delivering two separate presentations at the Sunrise conference center pertaining to sexual assault, with the first titled "Sexual

  • Andersen CFC campaign in full-swing, deadline Oct. 31

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam- The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign "Pacific Heroes ... Rise to the Challenge" fund-raising drive began on Andersen Sept. 24 and lasts through Oct. 31.To date, the base has raised more than $12,000, according to Andersen CFC officals. "This year, I'm asking our key

  • Andersen hosts annual talent show

    Members of Team Andersen hosted the annual "U got talent" show Oct. 23 at the Hot Spot here.First place was taken by Danielle Stephenson with her vocal performance, closely followed in second place by Hannah Cavazos' gymnastics routine. "Events like this bring family-oriented competition and restore

  • Andersen units promote safety on Halloween

    For pumpkins, treats and everything sweet, little princesses, superheroes, ghouls and goblins are prepping their Halloween costumes to haunt the streets and homes located here on Oct. 31.Airmen from the 36th Security Forces Squadron and base Pumpkin Patrol volunteers will monitor base housing on

  • MiCare improves healthcare service at Andersen

    Patients of ¬¬the 36th Medical Group can communicate securely and privately with their health care team anywhere, anytime due to an Air Force-wide expansion of the secure messaging service called MiCare.The secured messaging service is fully operating and available to Andersen patients through the

  • Champions don't bully

    Members from the Guam High School Panthers football team visited Andersen Elementary School, Oct. 17, 2013, to spread the word about anti-bullying in support of National Bullying Prevention MonthPlayers visited numerous classes throughout the school to speak to students about the importance of not

  • Officials announce deadlines for holiday mail delivery

    Military Postal Service Agency officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays.Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows

  • Government Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions

    Below are frequently asked questions about the government shutdown / reopening. If you don't find the answer to a question you have about this topic, post your question as a comment below; we will research it and try to find the answer for you. WEBSITES / POINTS OF CONTACT - Defense Civilian

  • The day breast cancer changed my life

    Cold, confused and on the brink of tears were just a few of the emotions I experienced the morning I graduated Air Force Basic Military Training. As I waited all morning for my parents to greet me after eight long weeks, thoughts started running through my mind, why are my parents late? This isn't

  • Tuition assistance now available

    Students can now apply for Tuition Assistance for courses Oct. 17 or later through the Virtual Education Center. Additionally, all previously approved MilTA requests for courses which began on or after Oct. 17 have reinstated and an email will be sent directly to students for their information. DOD

  • COMMENTARY: Hope in the darkest hour

    I recently heard a story of a young man who woke up every day and asked himself what he had to live for. Most would think that was a fairly common question. For this young man however, the difference was the number of reasons he could come up with to live for determined the number of bullets he

  • SecDEF: Most furloughed DOD civilians to return to work next week

    *Editor's Note: This article was originally published to www.af.mil on Oct. 5Today I am announcing that most DOD civilians placed on emergency furlough during the government shutdown will be asked to return to work beginning next week.Immediately after President Obama signed the Pay Our Military Act

  • No FY14 budget, tuition assistance suspended

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- With the U.S. government failing to pass a fiscal 2014 budget, all tuition assistance for classes starting on or after Oct. 1 will be suspended until further notice. As a result, effective immediately, the ability to apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center is

  • Continuing family support through government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Our service members, their families and survivors have responded brilliantly to all that's been asked of them, especially since the start of combat operations well over 10 years ago. They have and deserve our respect and support for continuing to serve honorably despite the many

  • Air Force Aid Society provides services during government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Due to the government shut down we are being told many Airman & Family Readiness Centers to include their Air Force Aid sections will be closed. If you have an emergency travel situation or need funds to avoid privation please call the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337 --

  • Andersen agencies come together for annual fuel spill response training

    Team Andersen conducted an annual multi-agency fuel spill response training event Sept. 26 at the 36th Logistics Squadron Fuels Management compound here.More than 29 people from eight agencies participated in the exercise, including representatives from 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, 36th Medical

  • Andersen dorm manager takes quality of life to heart

    Tinian Hall houses approximately 120 Airmen who play roles in completing their units' missions, and it's up to one person to take care of any housing issues that might arise, so the Airmen can stay focused on projecting air power throughout the Asia-Pacific theater.For six years, Dorothy Sarmiento,

  • 554th RED HORSE Airmen pave the way for Silver Flag

    Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron construct a mock runway at Northwest Field, Guam, in support of the Silver Flag migration here from Kadena Air Base, Japan.The mock runway will provide an area to train and evaluate tasks involving operations of emergency airfield lighting systems, airfield

  • Airman helps deliver daughter, deploys same day

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)Airman 1st Class Timothy Pledger was scheduled to depart for his six-month deployment in the early hours of the morning Aug. 30, but an aircraft

  • Medical logistics delivers humanitarian efforts, literally

    The 36th Medical Support Squadron War Reserve Material Flight is responsible for processing, packing and pushing the essential materials that impact thousands supported by humanitarian relief efforts in countries throughout the Asian-Pacific theater. The Pacific is a unique environment, susceptible

  • Andersen ‘birdbath’ projected to cut maintenance cost, man-hours

    A clear water rinse facility is currently under construction on the Andersen flightline to support maintenance for U.S. Department of Defense's flying assets deployed or transient here.DOD contractors and members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron began construction of the Guam Strike Clear Water

  • 734th Air Mobility Squadron finishes inspection with excellent score

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron recently completed the Air Mobility Command, Inspector General, Mission Capability and Compliance Inspection here, receiving an excellent overall score.The MCCI is conducted every two years for the 734th AMS. The inspection was led by the AMC IG team. The MCCI is held

  • Stress can cause health, productivity issues for Airmen

    Airmen here are encouraged to manage their stress in order to avoid the emotional and physical effects of stress that can cause both work and health problems over a prolonged period of time.Luis Garcia, 36th Medical Operations Squadron clinical social worker, said the effects of stress are more

  • New online medical messaging system now live

    Members of Team Andersen can enroll in MiCare, the military's new online confidential secure medical messaging service, beginning Sept. 6. This system has been shown to significantly reduce the number of phone calls between patients and providers, increase patient satisfaction, and save time for the

  • SAPR thrives, continues to provide victims increasing support

    Briefs. Visuals. Research. Presentations. These are some of the avenues the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program utilizes to promote sexual assault awareness in an effort to eliminate this crime from military ranks. On Aug. 14, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released a memorandum for

  • Loan locker offers temporary household items during relocation process

    Active-duty members and Department of Defense civilians moving to or from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are authorized to use the loan locker for up to 30 days or until their household goods arrive. The loan locker is an Airman and Family Readiness Center program where active duty and civilian

  • Have a ball - attend the 66th Air Force birthday party

    Andersen Air Force Base and members of the Guam community will celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the Air Force by hosting the Air Force Ball on Sep. 20, 2013 at Leo Palace Resort in Yona, Guam. This year, volunteers wanted to make the event different from the usual military function by creating a

  • EOD trains Airmen to use ground burst simulators

    Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosives Ordnance Disposal Flight trained Andersen Airmen to safely handle, store and utilize ground burst simulators in preparation for the upcoming base operational readiness exercise scheduled for Sept. 9-13.Ground burst simulators are explosive

  • AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

    Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program.Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or after Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates.This program is

  • Arrive alive, don't drink and drive, you could be dead, call AADD instead!

    It's not abnormal for people older than 21 years of age to unwind after a week of working by enjoying adult beverages, but it's imperative for them to have a plan to get home safely. If all plans fall through, there is still hope to get home without the risks of driving under the influence by

  • MPS sorts abundant pounds of postal goods

    Every day, the military postal section of the Andersen Post Office distributes mail to the Airmen of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. "We are in charge of all official incoming military mail and any mail for dorm residents," said Master Sgt. Hazel Smith, 36th Communications Squadron postmaster. "A

  • Andersen CDC after-school programs spark social skills

    The Child Development Center's after-school program on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam is a productive and alternate option for after-school care for children of active duty and active National Guard members."Our after-school program gives children a chance to expand their social skills outside of

  • Bio keeps mission flowing by ensuring safe water

    With all the water on and around Guam through various sources and the people who depend on it daily to sustain existence and operations, is a base armed with a team of 10 specially trained Airmen to determine its safety for consumption and leisure activities.The 36th Medical Operations Squadron

  • 18th MXG Airmen prep Eagles for flight home

    Airmen from the 18th Maintenance Group from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted pre-flight maintenance on F-15 Eagles on the Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, flightline, Aug. 27, before the F-15s flight back to Japan.Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, were deployed to Guam for two weeks as part of the

  • Jumps and chutes: 736th SFS conduct airborne training

    The blood vessels dilate. The heart starts pounding faster as adrenaline kicks into full gear. The jumpers manage to keep a calm bearing as they wait for the signal. They're ready. The light turns green, and from the dark cargo hold of a C-130 Hercules, they jump into the bright tropical skies of

  • Be part of 16th Annual 'You Got Talent' contest

    Registration for the 16th Annual You Got Talent Family and Teen Contest here ends Aug. 31. This year's event will give Team Andersen a chance to compete in 11 different categories ranging from singing and dancing to comedy and drama. The performers will be able to compete in solo, group,

  • Airman explores the world through skating

    A solitary skater takes a couple strides and smoothly steps on to his three-and-a-half-foot board. He rolls onto a bike trail with no idea where it will take him. He can feel every inconsistency of the ground beneath his heels. With his wheels gliding over the pavement, he waits to discover the

  • Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

    The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new countermarketing video competition that aims to target tobacco as an enemy of the military that degrades service members' health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, "Fight the Enemy,"

  • Kadena pilots turn and burn on Andersen

    More than 300 Airmen and 18 F-15C Eagles from the 67th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an exercise that will develop bolster the squadron's expeditionary skills.The Aviation Training Relocation Program increases the operational

  • Exercise Beverly Palm 13-5 to begin Sept. 9

    Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Palm 13-5, a base-wide exercise testing the wing's ability to perform its wartime mission, kicks off Sept. 9-12 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. According to the 36th Wing Inspector General's office, the organization tasked with evaluating the exercise, an ORE

  • Deployed Minot maintainers head home

    Maintainers supporting the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., in support of the continuous bomber presence in the Pacific are scheduled to return home at the end of the month after a successful deployment here. The CBP is an ongoing U.S. Pacific Command

  • Back to school safety

    Summer is drawing to a close and that means back to school for the children and parents assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The 36th Wing Safety Office and local school officials have released safety tips precautions motorists and pedestrians alike should follow to keep students safe during

  • Guam DODEA schools to host orientations for students, parents

    Guam Department of Defense Education Activity schools are hosting school orientation events beginning Aug. 13 to give parents and students a chance to see the programs and facilities before the school year begins.Each orientation session is expected to last approximately one to two hours, including

  • 5-day school furlough canceled

    More than 2,500 Department of Defense Education Activity students on Guam are no longer in jeopardy of missing five school days due to Department of Defense-imposed furloughs. The school furlough would have affected approximately 220 teachers from the four DoDEA schools and another 83 people in

  • Andersen's Airmen approach high-risk activities by the book

    Guam offers Andersen Airmen a wide range of activities due to its location and year-round tropical weather. However, many activities-- while not prohibited-- pose inherent danger to participants.According to safety representatives, extreme sports such as bungee jumping, parasailing and skydiving

  • Andersen Library teaches children the fun of reading

    Many people imagine libraries as quiet places where parents struggle to keep rambunctious children mindfully enveloped in a book, but walking through the children's section of the library on Andersen Air Force Base during story time, one will see just the opposite. After a push from the Public

  • 36th MDG provides physicals year round

    School is almost back in session and for children and parents, this is usually the season for school physicals.However, the 36th Medical Group has been providing physicals to Team Andersen youths for the past 12 months to provide them with a more extensive exam than what a typical sports physical

  • Hagel announces reduction in civilian furlough days

    Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.Here is the complete text of

  • Andersen defenders, partners practice hostage negotiation

    The negotiator rubs the beads of sweat off his forehead. He knows this is bad."I want my cigars, car and $55,000 and nobody gets hurt," the hostage taker with whom he's been speaking on the phone for the past two hours yells. "If I don't see them soon, people are going to start getting hurt!"All

  • CrossFit Andersen relocates to Hot Spot

    CrossFit Andersen, originally operated out of the Coral Reef Fitness Center, has been relocated to a designated area at the Andersen Hot Spot beginning August 2.The Andersen Hot Spot is located in building 25005, on Hansell Ave. The new dedicated CrossFit area is located in the basketball court of

  • EOD defends Andersen AFB from lingering WWII threats

    When an explosive ordnance disposal technician is asked when the last time he responded to an unexploded ordnance and says, "Oh, around 9:45 this morning," it brings to reality the dangers of the island as a result of its history.Guam was a strategic stronghold during World War II. It was captured

  • Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

    Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Commonly referred to as the 15-year

  • Security forces BEEF up engineers’ capabilities

    Trainers from the 736th Security Forces Squadron paired up with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron in a unique training opportunity to increase expeditionary skills of the prime Base Emergency Engineer Force, or prime BEEF, July 29 on Northwest Field.The purpose of the training was to increase the

  • No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

    Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, "no decisions have been made at this time," a Pentagon spokesman said July 30.More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen

  • Andersen releases 2013 Guam survival secrets guide

    The 2013 Guam Survival Secrets guide is available for download. It includes information to keep you and your family safe with Guam-specific information on motor vehicle operation, marine life, weather threats and more. For more information or questions, contact the 36th Wing Safety Office at

  • CrossFit Andersen hosts workout honoring fallen service members

    The CrossFit Andersen organization will host a special workout of the day event on the Andersen running track at 7 a.m. Aug. 3 to honor 31 heroes who lost their lives during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.The 30 service members and one military working dog were killed when a CH-47 Chinook

  • New 36th MSG commander takes charge, honors family’s Guam legacy

    A new commander recently took charge of the 36th Mission Support Group here, ready to live up to his great-grandfather's name, a U.S. Navy officer who commanded the USS Holland AS-3 in support of submarine missions throughout the Mariana Islands during World War II. Col. John Dunks, 36th Mission

  • Construction begins on Exchange parking lot

    A construction project is currently underway to slant the parking spaces in front of the Exchange at Andersen Air Force Base and change the flow of traffic in the parking lot. Until the project is completed on Aug. 2, contractors are working on the parking rows in pairs so parking access to the Main

  • Dining facility temporarily moves to new location

    The 36th Force Support Squadron Magellan Inn Dining Facility operations are temporarily relocating to Top of the Rock starting July 29.The dining facility is going through a year-long renovation process to repair the facility's electrical infrastructure and plumbing. "We will have the same quality

  • US Air Force, RAAF command airfield in Talisman Saber 2013

    U.S. Air Force 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG) Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked hand in hand with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 382nd Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron (ECSS) from RAAF Base Amberley on an airbase opening and sustainment mission during Talisman

  • Air Force cracks down on protected information

    Using a new capability, the Air Force is cracking down on the unencrypted transmission of protected information, and violators could find themselves locked out and in hot water. Recently, the Air Force has started using technology that specifically looks for protected critical unclassified

  • Andersen's Guamfit club trains with variety

    Team Andersen members are learning a new perspective on overall fitness and functional movement through a locally developed training program taught several times a week at the Coral Reef Fitness Center.The program, called Guamfit, was designed to include variety and functional movements in fitness

  • Special duties now require commander nomination

    Airmen looking to expand their careers with special duties now have to follow new guidance released by Air Force officials July 16.Effective immediately, the new process requires unit commanders to nominate individuals they deem appropriate to fulfill the positions while meeting stringent

  • 36th CRG deploys in support of joint exercise in Australia

    More than 70 Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group deployed to Williamson Airfield Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Australia, this week to test their combined combat capabilities during a joint multinational exercise.The mission of Talisman Sabre 2013 is to test the U.S. and Australian

  • Annual memorial honors fallen medic, crew of Raider 21

    Members of Team Andersen gathered here July 19 to honor the memory of a former 36th Medical Group deputy commander, who lost his life in a plane crash five years ago, with a ceremony in a garden near the flight medicine clinic . The memorial was a chance for Airmen to pay respects to Col. George

  • Team Andersen observes ocean safety

    Approximately 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in it, nearly 60 percent of the human body is made of it, and the island of Guam is completely surrounded by it. Water is everywhere, and it provides Team Andersen with many recreational pastimes.One of those, swimming, is an activity easily

  • Housing office closed Mondays

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Housing Office and Unaccompanied Housing Office here is closed every Monday until Sept. 16 as a result of the Department of Defense furloughs.The housing office, which is staffed by DoD civilians, is not able to operate Mondays as a result of department budget

  • CATM team trains Andersen Airmen

    The four-person 36th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight trains over 2,000 Airmen each year in weapons operations to maintain combat readiness requirements across Team Andersen. The CATM mission is to ensure all members of Team Andersen are able to use and maintain

  • Medical emergency procedures

    The 36th Medical Group is the primary source of health care at Andersen Air Force Base. The medical group is not a hospital and does not have an urgent care center or an emergency room. If there is an emergency or threat to a life, limb or eyesight, proceed to Guam Navy Hospital or Guam Memorial

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