• Advanced Rider Track doesn't cut corners to teach riders turning techniques

    Motorcycle riders on Guam itching to turn corners at realistic speeds, but in an environment conducive to learning what their bike can and can't handle, got a real treat during Advanced Rider Track Day on the Andersen flightline July 27.Eighty percent of motorcycle mishaps occur on corners, and 92

  • The future is now at Andersen AFB: The Expeditionary Combat Support System

    The Air Force is in the midst of a historical transformation. The way the Air Force is organized and the ways airpower is employed are changing in revolutionary ways. Changing too are the ways in which Air Force logisticians provide support to Warfighters. The Expeditionary Combat Support System is

  • MUNS assists with RIMPAC

    The 36th Munitions Squadron's Conventional Maintenance Flight recently assisted in the world's largest international maritime exercise, July 8.The 36th MUNS Conventional Maintenance Flight built four GBU-10 bombs to support a change in the flying schedule of the U.S. Navy administered, multi-nation

  • Dog days of summer

    It is a well known fact that there is an abundance of stray cats and dogs on Guam.There are hundreds of unclaimed animals on the island. Many of these animals are sick and in need of immediate care and attention.Andersen is no exception. When dogs and cats find their way onto the base, 36th Civil

  • Top of the Rock offers Team Andersen members options

    Those who have been living on Guam for any length of time are most likely familiar with the Top of the Rock organization.The Top of the Rock has multiple branches. Bamboo Willies and Café Latte are available for servicemembers and civilians alike to take advantage of. Holli Hawkes, who has worked as

  • Forecasters keep their heads in the clouds, feet on the ground

    The distant clap of thunder can leave one wondering whether or not they will be affected by adverse weather conditions in the near future. It is up to a group of forecasters from the 36th Operations Support Squadron's weather flight to ensure the local populace has the information they need to react

  • How to have PCS success

    Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are known for their ability to be mission ready at all times. They are famous for their bravery and unshakable military bearing. However, there is one thing that can make even the most stoic servicemembers cringe.For many military members, out-processing can prove to

  • Team Andersen gets jump start on Independence Day

    Team Andersen kicked off the four-day weekend with the annual Freedom Fest celebration July 2 at Arc Light Memorial Park here.The event, hosted by members of the 36th Force Support Squadron, featured food, beverages, a live band, horseback riding and a multitude of booths for patrons to

  • Maintainer makes his mark as ‘Top Performer’

    Senior Airman Corey Hoefling, 36th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, has stood out as a 'Top Performer,' after being recognized by Pacific Air Forces leadership as a go-to person.He was recognized by PACAF for his participation with the latest operational readiness

  • 36th Wing ushers in new CC

    After nearly two years of service as the 36th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman passed the wing guidon to Brig. Gen. (Select) John Doucette, the incoming 36th Wing commander, officially signifying the changeover in leadership during a change of command ceremony at Hangar 6 here June 25.During

  • Wing safety office ensures compliance as Team Andersen's wingmen

    When it comes to the mission at hand, Team Andersen Airmen, civilians and contractors must comply with all safety measures so objectives can be accomplished in a risk-free and efficient manner.The 36th Wing safety office works diligently to provide up-to-date information to Team Andersen members and

  • Team Andersen anticipates annual Freedom Fest

    A free, public event is scheduled to take place July 2 at Arc Light Memorial Park here.Andersen's annual Freedom Fest will feature free food, a performance by an armed forces entertainment band, Zach Williams and the Reformation, and a variety of activities such as horseback riding, a bouncy castle,

  • Yin Yoga class stretches joints, relieves stress

    After a long week of work, stress can be felt not only in the mind, but in the body as well. The Health and Wellness Center in the gym offers a release from that stress in the form of Yin Yoga Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.There are many styles and forms of yoga. Yin Yoga targets

  • Giving Mother Nature a helping hand

    Members of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron made a positive impact on Guam's ecosystem by planting more than 1,000 trees in Cetti Bay, June 19.The 644th CBCS teamed up with the Guam Department of Agriculture in an effort to stave off erosion of soil which has been washing into the bay and

  • 36th CES completes flightline barrier certification

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's power production shop successfully completed the barrier certification on the flightline process June 19.The barrier arresting kit, otherwise known as BAK-12, is designed to save lives and prevent a potential crash during emergency landings and departures. It

  • 644th CBCS 'Top Performer' ready for war

    The 644th Combat Communications Squadron boasts Airmen who pride themselves on their 'Ready for War!' mindset and their 'Can Do!' spirit while serving as one of four major components for the 36th Contingency Response Group mission.One Airman from their ranks, Senior Airman Marcus Prentiss, 644th

  • Adventures in academia

    June 22, 2010 was shaping up to be another average Tuesday on Andersen. The temperature outside was hot. The kind of hot that leaves a light sheen of sweat on your forehead in the time it takes to walk from your front door to your car. The traffic was bearable. It was a very average day on Andersen

  • Andersen firemen beat the heat

    "Rewarding," is how Staff Sgt. Daniele Flick, the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of training, describes his job.A slow smile spreads across his face as he reflects on the nearly seven years he has spent as a military fire fighter.The firefighters on Andersen are

  • 36th Wing showcases preparedness during Phase I ORI

    More than 35 inspectors from the Pacific Air Forces Inspector General team conducted a limited notice Phase I operational readiness inspection of the 36th Wing's mission capabilities June 7-11 here.Team Andersen members responded to the challenge, scoring an overall satisfactory rating during the

  • Base pool renovation nearing completion

    The base swimming pool is tentatively scheduled to reopen Aug 1.Construction on the swimming pool began early summer 2009 and consists of a complete overhaul of the facilities. Not only was the pool itself remodeled and improved, but the front counter and restrooms have been upgraded as well."All of

  • B-52s, F-22s arrive for CBP, TSP missions

    Six B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and 12 F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, Va., recently arrived here in support of the 36th Wing's Continuous Bomber Presence and Theater Security Package missions.More than 300 Airmen from

  • Volunteerism, effort nets 36th LRS Airman ‘Top Performer’ recognition

    An Airman from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron received 'Top Performer' honors following an outstanding performance during a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection held in May.Airman 1st Class Dakota Ferris, 36th LRS preventive maintenance technician, was selected by Master Sgt.

  • HotSpot flea market boasts big bargains

    Have an upcoming Permanent Change of Station and need to get rid of some things? Recently arrived on station and don't feel like hunting for garage sales? The monthly flea market may be the solution.The Andersen HotSpot hosts a flea market every third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in

  • Summer youth programs offer abundance of activities

    It's mid-afternoon. A gentle breeze drifts across the lawn, carrying with it the sound of laughter in the distance. The familiar scent of the neighbor's chlorine pool mingles with the smell of freshly cut grass, and it's unmistakable: summer is here. There are smiling faces around every corner and

  • Airfield management flight wins prestigious award

    Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, presented the 36th Operations Support Squadron's airfield management flight with the Ronald D. McCarthy Airfield Management Facility of the Year award during the monthly wing promotion and recognition ceremony held at the base theater May 27.Capt.

  • AES students gain glimpse of real world during Career Day

    More than 200 Andersen Elementary School students gained insight into potential future careers during the AES Career Day held May 28 here.Nearly 30 volunteers from various fields mentored youth in kindergarten through fifth grade, explaining the ins and outs of their day-to-day routines."Our goal

  • FTAC NCOIC, mentor to Airmen earns 'Top Performer'

    Team Andersen's newest first-term Airmen enroll in the 36th Force Support Squadron's First Term Airmen Center, a two-week long course that provides seasoned staff members to mentor and groom the newcomers by helping them assimilate into today's operational Air Force.Staff Sgt. Curt Mitchell, 36th

  • 36th LRS scores excellent in LCAP inspection

    Airmen from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron here scored a 90.53 percent during a recent Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection designed to grade processes and procedure in each work section through evaluations, inspections and observations.A group of 25 Air Combat Command and

  • Memorial Day Beach Bash kicks off four-day weekend

    Members of the 36th Force Support Squadron have scheduled a Memorial Day Beach Bash open to all Team Andersen members from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 28 at Tarague Beach here.The event features food and beverages for sale, music, games and sporting events as well as a bouncy castle, a sand castle

  • AFGSC commander gets close-up look at deployed bomber operations

    Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, visited here May 13-16 to assess ongoing bomber operations and meet with deployed Airmen.Although bombers have rotated through Guam continuously since March 2004, the nation's B-2s and B-52s have been aligned under Air Force Global

  • South runway reopened, ready for operations

    Senior leaders here held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 17 to commemorate the completion of the south runway repair project after roughly 18 months of construction.Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, wielded the ceremonial scissors, snipping the ribbon and certifying the runway is ready to

  • Photo Essay: Security forces squadrons host Subject Matter Expert Exchange

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Senior security forces personnel from the Pacific Air Forces and 13th Air Force co-hosted the Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) May 10-13 here. The SMEE is a multinational military information sharing event that provides a forum for mid-level officers from

  • Andersen congratulates newest ALS graduates

    Class 10-D from the Andersen Airman Leadership School graduated on March 25. Members of this graduating class are:Staff Sgt.:Brittany LoveBryant, 36th Civil Engineer SquadronSenior Airman:Vivian Aguon, 724th Aeromedical Staging FlightAdrian Alonzo, 36th Medical GroupIrwin Ayala Marin, 36th Security

  • Biggest Loser competition promotes fitness, healthy living

    More than 30 two-person teams readied themselves to embark on 12-week journey to shed pounds as part of the Biggest Loser competition hosted by the Coral Reef Fitness Center here May 17.The competition was open for all Active Duty, Department of Defense civilians, spouses and dependants above 16

  • U.S., Vietnam building great relations says U.S. Counsul General

    Counsul General Kenneth J. Fairfax, from the United States Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, expressed his thanks to the U.S. and Vietnam for expanding their relationship through Operation Pacific Angel after touring the hosting facility here May 10.The Tan Thoi Village Elementary School is

  • Mrs. Martratt recognized for meritorious service

    Mrs. Joyce Martratt, the 36th Wing Commander's administrative assistant, was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service medal in a local ceremony May 7.The Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service medal is the second highest award for civilian employees of the Department of Defense, only surpassed by

  • Air traffic controllers clear air for arrivals and departures

    For pilots of military aircraft to successfully complete missions, they must rely on several units on base, including Airmen from maintenance, munitions and weather career fields.But for the pilots to receive the final green light, the airspace must be controlled and ready for aircraft entry. That's

  • 554th RHS ‘Top Performer’ gets hands dirty

    A 'dirt boy' from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron recently earned 'Top Performer' honors for his work ethic and dedication.Staff Sgt. Derrick Ross, 554th RHS pavements and construction equipment craftsman, works as a construction crew leader at the Pacific Air Forces Regional Training Center."He was

  • Team Andersen celebrates National Nurses Week

    May 6 marked the start of National Nurses Week, a weeklong recognition period designed to celebrate nurses' and medical technicians' contributions to their patients' medical care needs nationwide.Team Andersen senior leaders from the 36th Medical Group clinic showed their appreciation by purchasing

  • School-Age Program earns accreditation

    Evaluators from the Council of Accreditation recently certified the Andersen AFB, Guam, School-Age Program as an accredited program following an expedited review process to ensure the program complied with standards established by the COA.Maryvel Jones, the Child Development Center's youth program

  • Andersen Family Fun night promotes reading, problem solving

    Andersen Elementary School staff members hosted Andersen Family Fun Night for parents and students April 29 at the Dolphin Theater here.The program featured various mini-workshops and technology demonstrations geared toward aiding children and parents in effective study habits, reading and

  • 554th RHS lock up 736th SFS, secure second intramural football title

    In a defensive struggle lasting well into the final minutes, the 554th RED HORSE Squadron's intramural flag football team defeated the 736th Security Forces Squadron's team, 10-0, in the base intramural football championship game April 29 at the quarter mile track and field here.The win marked the

  • Photo Essay: Flight Kitchen serves a taste of success

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam-- On any given week the Andersen Flight Kitchen provides base personnel with an average of 1800 meals. The Flight Kitchen serves a variety of people from, deployed Airmen part of the continuous bomber presence to permanent party members of Andersen. The Flight Kitchen

  • Flexibility earns 36th FSS Airman ‘Top Performer’ honors

    In today's Air Force, flexibility and the ability to adapt to change continue to stick out as traits in the sharp Airman's arsenal.Senior Airman Jeffrey Harrell, 36th Force Support Squadron customer service representative, recently showcased his ability to weather significant changes in a deployed

  • Andersen beefs up security with integration plan

    Additional security on Andersen is fast approaching thanks to the Air Force's security integration recruitment program. Andersen is adjusting the existing security plan to include civilian security contractors to provide the best possible protection for the people, property, and information on base.

  • Photo Essay: Andersen Airmen ride for a cause

    More than 50 Airmen, civilians, and veterans from Andersen joined together April 14, for a motor-cycle group ride to bring attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Participants in the ride made several stops throughout the day to include the commissary, the Base Exchange, and also off base at

  • 31st MEU's long-range raid capabilities tested

    The night's silence was broken by four distant bangs followed by four dull thuds. Before the cracks from the two sniper rifles had faded away, the thump of helicopter rotors started to make themselves heard. Soon, the dull thumps slowly swelled to a roar as two MH-60 helicopters settled in over the

  • Northwest Field critical to training, ecosystem

    Andersen Air Force Base's Northwest Field has, over the years, become a critical training asset to support current operations.Along with essential contingency training, the area is also important to the future of Guam's ecosystem, with several endangered species calling the area home.Northwest Field

  • Runway completion brings operations changes, improvements

    Improvements to Andersen Air Force Base's runway are nearing completion after more than 15 months of work.With an estimated re-opening date in mid May, the new south runway will bring added capability and safety improvements."The old runway was made of asphalt which contained crushed coral in the

  • Photo Essay: Postal Airmen deliver the goods

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam--Being stationed on Guam, mail service has an increased importance to members of the Andersen team and their families. The distance in space and time between many Airmen and their families and friends back home makes the Postal Office a vital service for both morale and

  • Airmen save local civilian's life, cite training

    Occasionally Airman are asked how their training can be used in real-world situations, and now three Andersen Airmen say that it will save a life.Airman 1st Class Mark Gregg, Airman 1st Class Caleb Rodriguez and Airman 1st Class Kylle Krzywiecki, all from the 36th Munitions Squadron, saved the life

  • Wing Gears Up for ORI with ATSO Rodeo

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - With an Operational Readiness Inspection rapidly approaching, the 36th Wing participated in a wing-wide Ability to Survive and Operate "Rodeo" here March 30, 2010. The training differed from previous rodeos in that it was not set up in a circuit format. Instead, both

  • AFAF 2010 fund drive kicks off

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund drive is running from now until May 7.Last year Andersen received more than $145k in assistance from the fund. Airmen here received more than $72k in loans and grants for emergency assistance, $32k for community enhancement and a further $40k for education

  • Five PACAF bases open networks to social media

    The Air Force opened the Air Force network to allow access to Internet-based social-networking sites here March 30. Initial access will be available at five Pacific Air Forces bases and 24th Air Force will begin opening sites Air Force-wide later in April.This change in policy is a result of the

  • 736th Security Forces trade ideas on air base security

    3/25/2010 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Members from the 736th Security Forces hosted visitors from four foreign nations as part of the 13th Subject Matter Expert Exchange. Papa New Guinea, Mongolia, India and the Philippines were among the nations represented to exchange ideas on security

  • Spear phishing attacks target special interests

    Imagine receiving this e-mail:"Pre-order tickets for Breaking Benjamin & Metallica USO show!" the message goes on to say: "The USO in company with Breaking Benjamin and Metallica will put on a private concert at the Top of the Rock for military members. Space will be limited, so sign up for your

  • Weapons safety sergeant top performer

    A noncommissioned officer from the 36th Wing's weapons safety office earned recognition from his senior leadership for his professional "can-do" attitude and dedication to his craft.Tech. Sgt. Robbie Romines, 36th Wing weapons safety NCO, was selected by Master Sgt. Michael Mysliwiec, 36th Wing

  • Andersen congratulates newest ALS grads

    Class 10-C from the Andersen Airman Leadership School graduated on March 25. Members of this graduating class are:Staff Sgt.:David Foster, 644th Combat Communications SquadronPeter Pleasanton, 36th Munitions Squadron and the Levitow Award winnerSenior Airman:Xavier Bryant, 36th Force Support

  • April 1st National Census Day

    April 1st is National Census Day and marks the date that Census representatives will begin to visit residents to collect the census forms and answer any questions. On and off base housing residents should have received census forms by mail during the month of March. To alleviate the burden of the

  • Air Force leaders expand force management options

    Air Force leaders announced March 25 an expansion of force management measures designed to bring the service closer to its authorized funded end strength. Fewer Airmen than anticipated applied for voluntary programs offered under Phase One of the force management program initiated in November of

  • 36th Wing congratulates new officer promotion selectees

    Brig. Gen. Philip Ruhlman, 36th Wing Commander, would like to congratulate the newest officer promotion selectees at Andersen Air Force Base. They are:Selected for promotion from Lt. Col. to Col., Orlando Sanchez Jr., deployed to Andersen with the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron.Selected for

  • Arctic Warriors train in the tropics

    3/19/2010- ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - It's been more than a year since the initial arrival of the F-22 Raptors from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Airman from the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron have deployed to Andersen Air Force Base three times in 18 months as part of U.S Pacific

  • New bus schedule for Andersen AFB

    The Andersen Shuttle Bus will run from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.,  Monday through Friday at 16 locations around Andersen AFB. If you have comments or suggestions please call 36 LRS/LGRS at 366-2294/4307 or the DZSP 21 dispatch at 366-2239.

  • Commissary Receives Extreme Makeover

    Recently the Andersen commissary has become a bit more chaotic due to extensive renovation taking place in the store. The Defense Commissary Agency better known as DECA has allocated $8.9 million dollars for the construction to change out the old refrigeration equipment, and to revamp the shopping

  • DOD use of internet-based capabilities

    On March 7, 2010, the Department of Defense released a policy memorandum regarding the safe and effective use of Internet-based capabilities, including social networking services (SNS) and other interactive Web 2.0 applications. The memorandum makes it policy that the DoD non-classified network be

  • Annual Award winners at Andersen AFB

    Recently Andersen AFB selected is annual award winners in the following categories.  Congratulations to all the winners!Civilian Category I of the Year, Jennifer Andree, 36th Medical Group.Civilian Category II of the Year, William O'Meara Jr.,  36th Mission Support Group.Civilian Category III of the

  • Senior Master Sergeant selectees announced at Andersen AFB

    Congratulations to the following Senior Master Sergeant Selectees.From Andersen Air Force Base:Thomas A. Allen III, 36th Civil Engineering SquadronCedric D. Barron, 36th Maintenance SquadronMichael D. Bohanan, 36th Maintenance SquadronChad L. Craig, 554th RED HORSE SquadronTodd A. Kneisley, 36th

  • Update: Road Construction on Andersen

    If you've driven around Andersen Air Force base lately you've noticed a lot of road construction. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Jan. 22 for the Arc Light Boulevard realignment construction project. The $5.6 million project is to realign the busy Arc Light Boulevard, provide a new traffic

  • 5-5-4 wins award

    The 554th Red Horse Squadron here was the first Red Horse Squadron to become activated in the Air Force, so it's only right it becomes the first Red Horse Squadron to win the prestigious Robert H. Curtin Award. Named from the former Air Force director of engineering, the award was given to the 160

  • Remembering Iwo Jima and its importance to strategic airpower

    From March 1 through March 4, more than 120 retirees, veterans and their families visited Andersen Air Force Base as part of their trip to Iwo Jima in remembrance of the 65th anniversary of the battle there.While on Andersen Air Force Base these visitors learned about the history of Andersen AFB and

  • DOD removable media use to be allowed again, under strict controls

    DOD removable media use to be allowed again, under strict controlsNew guidelines from U.S. Strategic Command officials allows servicemembers to use "thumb drives" and other flash media to store computer data under specific circumstances. Strategic Command officials banned use of thumb drives and

  • Airman Martin a go-getter for Andersen AFB

    Whether they're working in family practice or flight medicine, medical technicians in the 36th Medical Operations Squadron make a direct impact on the quality of life of everyone they serve.  One Airman in particular has established a strong work ethic and was recently recognized as a 'Top

  • 36th Wing Safety holds confined spaces training

    You're doing your job, everything seems to be going fine, until suddenly you can't breathe and you can't escape. For most of us in the Air Force this scenario is highly unlikely, however, for Airmen in certain career fields it is a ever-present concern. Thanks to Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Oyer,

  • B-2s arrive at Andersen AFB

    More than 240 Airmen assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrived on Andersen recently to support the deployment of B-2 Spirit aircraft as part of the continuous bomber presence here.The Airmen and aircraft replaced the service members and the B-52 Stratofortresses

  • Dependent wins AF writing contest

    The daughter of one of Andersen's senior NCOs received a pleasant surprise when she was notified she won a short story contest sponsored by MyAirForceLife.com.Ashley Nelson, daughter of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's Master Sgt. Dennis Nelson, won a laptop computer and gift certificate for a

  • Fuels NCOs best in command

    A senior non-commissioned officer and an NCO from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron here earned recognition in the 2009 Pacific Air Forces Logistic Readiness Individual Awards Feb. 17.In a message sent to wing commanders throughout PACAF, Brig. Gen. H. Brent Baker, Sr., Headquarters PACAF

  • Andersen and Yokota Airmen train for disaster relief operations

    Members of the 36th Contingency Response Group here and aircrews from the 374th Operations Group at Yokota Air Base, Japan, participated in a mock deployment to Northwest Field Feb. 17-18 to rehearse time-critical actions for disaster relief operations.The CRG, which participated in relief

  • Cope North wraps up flying for February 15

    Exercise Cope North 10-1, a bi-lateral field training exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, completed 37 sorties on Feb. 15, 2010.Aircraft participating in Cope North include JASDF F-2s and E-2s, USAF B-52s and F-16 aggressors, and U.S. Navy EA-6Bs. Fact

  • Andersen congratulates annual award nominees

    The 36th Wing would like to congratulate all the nominees for the 2009 annual awards and wish them the best of luck.Honor GuardSenior Airman Jermaine Dias Mission Support Group Airman Operations Group: Senior Airman Melissa L. KramerickMaintenance Group: Airman 1st Class Brian K. Abion Mission

  • Andersen congratulates newest FGO promotees

    Brig. Gen. Philip Ruhlman, 36th Wing Commander would like to congratulate the newest field grade officer promotes. They are:From the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel: Kristine KijekFrom the rank of Captain to Major:Leo BaustianBrian EllisJohn HimesAlexander KoutsoherasKevin DenboerKatherine

  • Cope North completes flying for February 12

    Exercise Cope North 10-1, a bi-lateral field training exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, completed 36 sorties on Feb. 12, 2010. Cope North is conducted twice annually, with 10-1 being sponsored by Pacific Air Forces at Andersen. This marks only the

  • Medical support Airman is top performer

    Airman 1st Class Jeanie Snyder of the 36th Medical Support Squadron Medical Logistics flight knows a little something about being a top performer. She has won Airman of the Quarter twice and Airman of the Year for her squadron, all before hitting her three years of service mark.Airman Snyder was

  • Cope North continues

    Exercise Cope North 10-1 wrapped up it's fourth flying day today as part of a joint training exercise between U.S. forces and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.  The aircraft participating in Cope North, to include JASDF F-2s and E-2s, USAF B-52s and F-16 aggressors, and U.S. Navy EA-6Bs launched 35

  • COPE NORTH on target

    Exercise COPE NORTH 10-1, a bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, launched full force with 59 sorties flown over the first two days of the exercise. COPE NORTH is conducted twice annually, with 10-1 being sponsored by Pacific Air

  • Seattle Seagals Visit Andersen

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - The Seattle Seagals made a two-day visit to Andersen on Feb. 7-8. The Seagals hosted a few community events including an autograph session, a youth clinic, and even made an appearance at the base Super Bowl party at the Top of the Rock. For one Seagal,Tia Dillan

  • Aircraft arrive for Cope North 10-1 kickoff

    Twenty-one aircraft from more than a half-dozen military units throughout the Pacific region arrived here for Cope North 10-1, a two-week annual bi-lateral exercise between U.S. forces and the Japan Air Self Defense Force that began Feb. 7. This is the 11th time Cope North has been held here. The

  • 36th WG/CCC outlines goals, priorities

    Since he arrived on the scene in January to assume the 36th Wing's highest enlisted position, Command Chief Master Sgt. Allen Mullinex has made his rounds around the wing, meeting and greeting Team Andersen Airmen and gaining insight into the broad mission here.The mission at Andersen provides an

  • USO brings Sesame Street to Andersen AFB

    Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Grover and Zoe, all characters from the Sesame Street television show, are slated to visit Andersen AFB and perform for military members and their families Feb. 18 at the Youth Center gym.The United Service Organizations teamed with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit

  • HAWC promotes awareness during Great American Spit Out

    For Airmen and dependents looking to "snuff out" their smokeless tobacco habit, the Health and Wellness Center offers an opportunity for a whiter, brighter smile as it kicks off the Great American Spit Out Feb. 18.The GASpO, similar to the Great American Smoke Out, promotes education on the dangers

  • PACAF stands up Information Protection Directorate

    As the cyberspace battlefield broadens, Pacific Air Forces leadership created the Directorate of Information Protection to effectively protect information across the enterprise. The structure is mirrored at each wing across the area of responsibility.The organization goal is to provide an

  • Air Force Services Agency officials launch family fitness Web site

    In conjunction with the start of the FitFamily initiative, Air Force Services Agency officials will launch a family fitness Web site Jan. 30 as part of the Year of the Air Force Family.FitFamily is a goal-incentive program and is open to all active duty, Reserve and Guard members, Department of

  • Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume B-52, B-2 mission

    Air Force Global Strike Command assumes responsibility for the U.S. Air Force's nuclear-capable bomber force today. This action completes the step-by-step transfer of all Air Force long-range, nuclear-capable assets to the Air Force's newest major command. The nation's intercontinental ballistic

  • Andersen AFB firefighters answer call for support

    The local civilian fire department recently requested immediate firefighting support from Andersen Air Force Base firefighters to assist with a wildland fire near the base's Masada Gate. Response personnel from Andersen included 16 firefighters, two medics, three 36th Security Forces Squadron

  • Ocean safety, awareness a life preserver of knowledge

    The windy season is here again and with it comes potentially dangerous ocean conditions. With proper planning and a few safety precautions, there's no reason this season cannot remain fun and safe in 2010."The ocean does not discriminate against its victims," said Master Sgt. Jeff Oyer, 36th Wing

  • ORE Round 3: Team Andersen completes January exercise

    Airmen, civilians and contractors from the 36th Wing participated in an operational readiness exercise Jan. 25-28 in order to assess the wing's capabilities and mission preparedness.This exercise marks the third ORE in four months. Lesson learned from each exercise will be applied in subsequent

  • Contract specialist's 'Can do' attitude secures Top Performer honors

    An Airman from the 36th Contracting Squadron earned recognition from her senior leadership for her strong work ethic and positive attitude within the squadron.Airman 1st Class Jerica Morgan, 36th CONS contract specialist, was selected by Master Sgt. Thomas Smith, 36th CONS first sergeant, to

  • Air Force returns enlisted high year tenure to standards

    Air Force manpower and personnel officials announced today a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels."We've considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time to return

  • Andersen AFB civilian named AFA Outstanding Civilian of the Year

    Each year, the Air Force Association recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement.On January 12, Gerard Barnes, the Coral Reef Fitness Center's athletic director, opened his email like any other day, only to be caught off guard by an e-mail congratulating him for winning

  • Arc Light Realignment construction project begins

    Joint Region Marianas senior leaders signified the start of the Arc Light Blvd. Realignment construction project during a ground breaking ceremony held Jan. 22 adjacent to the Base Exchange.The $5.6 million project was a fiscal year 2009 Congressional insert proposed by Madeleine Bordallo, Guam

  • 734th AMS Airman excels in motocross

    Pilots deployed to Andersen AFB have plenty of experience taking off and soaring through the air before returning gracefully to Earth. One senior airman from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron has a unique hobby that gives him the same adrenaline rush and allows him to take flight, even if for a brief

  • 36th CES environmental flight stewards to Mother Nature

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight built on its 2008 Pacific Air Forces Outstanding Environmental Flight Runner-Up performance by aggressively working toward a cleaner, greener Guam in 2009.The flight is divided in four sections - compliance, pollution prevention, cultural and

  • Andersen AFB leadership addresses quality of life issues

    During a recent Heart Link session, Andersen AFB spouses discussed several areas of concern with 36th Wing Leadership.Heart Link was introduced by the Air Combat Command Family Matters program in January 2002 and its success resulted in the program's implementation Air Force-wide. Heart Link, the

  • 13th AF/CC visits Andersen AFB

    Lt. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, 13th Air Force commander, visited the 36th Wing Jan. 14-15 to take a gander at the multi-faceted capabilities Andersen Air Force Base has to offer the Pacific Air Forces region.The visit was the general's first since taking command of 13th Air Force in September.On the first

  • Select bases to implement new civilian application procedure

    As early as mid-February, the rollout of a civilian hiring test initiative will require current Air Force civilian employees to follow new procedures when applying for jobs at select bases. Air Force civilians who want to apply for jobs at Goodfellow AFB, Texas; Osan Air Base, Korea; or any of the

  • VCSAF emphasizes importance of DE, PME for officers

    In a recent memorandum sent to senior leaders Air Force-wide, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Howie Chandler stressed the importance of pursuing development education and professional military education for the officer corps.Developmental education programs assist officers as they climb

  • Air Force officials announce holiday safety results

    The Air Force had the lowest recorded number of private motor vehicle fatalities during the Thanksgiving-to-New Year's time frame -- one -- to include the lowest number of automobile fatalities -- zero. It was also the first time in 13 years the Air Force did not have a single active-duty death due

  • Many methods available for filing taxes

    The annual tax season that lasts from January until April 15, is nothing new for most people; however, for some, this is the first time that they will be doing their own taxes.With all of the options available to today's service member, how could anything be less confusing?Military One Source is a

  • RED HORSE represents with 'Top Performer'

    An NCO from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron was selected by her first sergeant, Master Sgt. Wesley Willand, as Team Andersen's 'Top Performer.'Staff Sgt. Elsie Smith, a Guard Airman originally from the 254th Air Base Group and now under the 254th RHS, works as the commander's executive assistant. Some

  • 36th OG welcomes new commander

    Team Andersen members gathered to welcome the new commander of the 36th Operations Group, Col. Jeff Vandenbussche, during a change of command ceremony held at Hangar 6 Jan. 11.Colonel Vandenbussche assumes the role formerly held by Col. Tod Fingal, who served dual roles as 36th OG commander since

  • 36th WG/CCC retires after 30 years

    After 30 years of memories, missions and mentorship, Chief Master Sgt. Saniford D. "Bud" Andree, Jr., 36th Wing command chief master sergeant said goodbye to Team Andersen during his retirement ceremony held at the Sunrise Conference Center here Jan. 8.The ceremony was the first of three events to

  • Base honor guard in search of volunteers

    For Airmen seeking a challenging volunteer opportunity, the 36th Wing's Honor Guard program offers sharp Airmen a shot to honor with dignity.The Honor Guard consists of 19 volunteers throughout the wing. Staff Sgt. Doug Kesler, NCO-in-charge of the honor guard, aspires for more volunteers in

  • Schedule of public hearings for the draft environmental impact statement

    Jan. 7 - Southern High School in Santa Rita, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Jan. 9 - University of Guam field house in Mangilao, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Jan. 11: - Yigo Gymnasium in Yigo, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Jan. 12 - Okkodo High School in Dededo, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.WHERE TO FIND THE DRAFT EIS. Visit the Agana Shopping Center

  • Operation Christmas Drop shoves off for the mission

    More than 12 months of preparation have gone into ensuring Operation Christmas Drop's four-day air drop mission goes smoothly, with countless fundraiser and many drop-off points made available to those wishing to donate supplies and help support Guam's island neighbors in the Marianas, Carolines,

  • USAF to parachute more than 20 tons of supplies to Pacific islanders

    U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft will parachute more than 20 tons of donated items to Pacific Islanders throughout Micronesia during the 58th annual "Operation Christmas Drop" December 16-19. Operation Christmas Drop is the longest running organized air drop in the world and one of the largest charity

  • Air Force officials to begin involuntary phase of retraining for NCOs

    In order to rebalance the NCO force, more than 700 Airmen volunteered this fall to retrain through the NCO retraining program. However, more than 300 additional Airmen are needed to retrain to ensure all career fields are equally manned.Phase II, which identifies non-volunteers for retraining,

  • Andersen AFB assists ECADEX

    For three weeks, Andersen AFB provided KC-135 Stratotankers and B-52 Stratofortresses in support of Australia's East Coast Air Defense Exercise, held in order for the Australian military to practice different scenarios in air defense in preparation for them receiving refueling air craft in the near

  • Afghanistan -- the way ahead: McChrystal sends message to troops

    Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has posted a message to the troops on the way ahead. The full text follows: We have been presented a great opportunity to take the tremendous work of our coalition force to the next level. The clarity, capability and

  • WST manager a real-time ‘Top Performer’

    He runs a simulator, but his work ethic is for real.Tech. Sgt. Mark Gandy, 736th Security Forces Squadron Warrior Skills Trainer program manager, was selected by Senior Master Sgt. Paul Cornell, 36th Contingency Response Group first sergeant, for his steadfast dedication to the Commando Warrior

  • Andersen AFB rings in New Year with Tops in Blue

    The Air Force's most widely traveled, premier entertainment group, Tops in Blue, is scheduled to perform Jan. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Hangar 6. The hangar doors open at 6:15.The Tops in Blue theme for 2009 is "To Dream," a music ensemble designed to inspire the American dream."This year's Tops In Blue

  • Operation Christmas Drop packed and ready

    Volunteers from Andersen AFB and the local community participated in the final boxbuild here Dec. 5 for Operation Christmas Drop, the Air Force's longest on-going humanitarian airlift mission.Over 12 tons of items have been donated from various groups and individuals from Guam and surrounding

  • Base pharmacy has the remedy for Airmen, families

    When Team Andersen members are feeling the effects of an illness or the pain of an injury, they are placed in the trusted care of the Airmen working in the clinic's pharmacy.The technicians working in the clinic's pharmacy distribute medications intended to relieve the pain and help improve the

  • New leave policy changes in effect

    As the peak of the holiday season draws near, many Airmen consider taking a breather to spend time with their friends and family.With the recent changes to Air Force Instruction 36-3003 regarding the Military Leave Program, the importance of knowing leave entitlements and rules becomes paramount.The

  • Boy, Cub Scouts conduct food drive

    Ten adult leaders, Boy Scouts from Troop 20 and Cub Scouts from Pack 20 collected more than 1,700 assorted food items during their annual Scouting for Food drive held Nov. 14 at the commissary here. The scouts donated the food items to the local Salvation Army where they will be used to help feed

  • The history of Andersen's Rota Walk

    On Dec. 19, Andersenites will make the annual Yuletide pilgrimage known as Rota Walk, one of our base's most beloved traditions. This evening stroll is not just good for the heart, but for the spirit as well, since the denizens of Rota Drive will be going all out to provide a Christmas illumination

  • First Four shares holiday spirit with local community

    The holiday season is typically a joyous, festive time of year. Airmen celebrate these times with family, friends, good food and presents abound, sometimes forgetting that not everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the 'most wonderful time of the year.'Members of the Andersen First Four Council

  • ORE Round 2: 36th Wing gears up for December exercise

    Airmen, civilians and contractors from the 36th Wing will participate in an operational readiness exercise Dec. 8-11 in order to assess the wing's capabilities and mission preparedness.This exercise marks the second ORE in three months. Lesson learned from each exercise will be applied in subsequent

  • NORAD is ready to track Santa's flight

    It's that time of the year again and the North American Aerospace Defense Command is getting ready to track Santa! The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.org, is now live and features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site is available in seven languages: English,

  • Power production Airman a hard charger

    An Airman from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's power production flight is leading the charge when it comes to on-duty performance, education, volunteerism and exemplifying the Air Force standard.Airman 1st Class Derrick Bolhofner, 36th CES power production apprentice, was selected by Master Sgt.

  • Andersen AFB men’s basketball team excels in Yokota AFB tournament

    Team Andersen's men's varsity basketball team dominated the competition at the Yokota Far East Warrior Basketball Classic held at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 6-12.The tournament was the first of three tournaments to be held in the Pacific region. The team will play in the Osan Christmas Tournament

  • DOD, Air Force rated positive in Gallup study

    The Air Force with the Department of Defense has received high ratings for its professionalism, trust, accuracy and quality, according to a recent survey. The findings were presented during a recent panel discussion following a Gallup Organization study, analyzing how Americans perceive the federal

  • Andersen AFB hosts Retiree Appreciation Day

    More than 200 retirees and their families attended Team Andersen's seventh annual Retiree Appreciation Day celebration held at the Top of the Rock here Nov. 21.Brigadier Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, briefed the retirees on Andersen AFB's importance in today's fight and the capabilities

  • 36th CRG acquires Warrior Skills Trainer simulator

    The 36th Contingency Response Group recently added yet another capability to its ever-growing list of military assets.Installation of the Warrior Skills Trainer, a state-of-the-art battle simulator featuring a 180-degree projection screen and full-size, computerized High Mobility Multipurpose

  • Take the LEAD in your Air Force career

    Enlisted Airmen interested in career advancement through the officer corps can do so through the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program.The United States Air Force Academy and its Preparatory School offer opportunities for enlisted Airmen who meet criteria to enter the commissioned ranks.

  • Healthy habits factor for holiday fitness

    With the holiday season comes a feast with all the trimmings. Turkeys, hams, cakes and cookies line the frozen food sections and aisles of local shopping centers, a potential recipe for disaster for Airmen trying to maintain fitness during this festive time of year. "The reason many people

  • 36th CPTS SNCO earns ‘Top Performer’ honors

    When new leaders take charge within an office, there's usually a moment of transition between the regimes and it may take time for change to be noticed. A senior NCO from the 36th Comptroller Squadron has jumped head-first into her leadership role, leaving a positive mark on her Airmen and meriting

  • Military and Guam residents celebrate Veterans Day

    More than 300 military members, veterans and their family and friends attended Guam's official Veterans Day ceremony at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Complex at Adelup field Nov. 11.The ceremony featured remarks from guest speaker, Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, commander of the 36th Wing, the presentation and

  • EOD flight holds safety stand down

    When people think of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's explosive ordnance disposal flight, they often think of the people who come out for an unexploded ground burst simulator or that have responded to a suspect package at a work center. However, the broader mission of EOD directly touches most

  • PACAF CCC receives first-hand look at Andersen AFB mission

    Pacific Air Forces Command Chief Master Sgt. Brooke McLean paid a visit to the Airmen of the 36th Wing Nov. 9-10, his first trip to Andersen AFB since assuming PACAF's top enlisted position in October.The two-day visit was a prime opportunity for the chief to immerse himself in the broad mission

  • Rise of the Cyber Wingman: 10 principles Airmen must know

    Every day, malicious code, worms, botnets and hooks attack Air Force computers hardware, software and the Internet. They infiltrate classified information and compromise national security. In response, the Air Force is stepping up its mission to defend cyberspace.Cyberspace adversaries attack

  • Policy opens federal job opportunities for qualifying military spouses

    A new executive policy has pushed open the door for qualifying military spouses to enter the federal workforce, enabling them to apply for more jobs advertised on USAJOBS.Executive Order 13473, which went into effect Sept. 11, 2009, identified three groups of qualifying spouses now eligible to apply

  • Officials release new selective re-enlistment bonus list

    Pentagon officials recently released the latest selective re-enlistment bonus list which contains 91 Air Force specialties. The revised listing places a greater emphasis on retaining Airmen with 17 months to six years of service, said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Dowlearn, NCO in charge of Air Force

  • Deployed MacDill tankers replace 916th ARW KC-135s

    Airmen from the 916th Air Refueling Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., departed here Tuesday to return home from a challenging but very unique 60-day deployment to Andersen Air Force Base as the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. The 506th EARS operates KC-135 Stratotankers

  • Comm NCO trades stripes for bars

    An NCO from the 36th Communications Squadron was selected Oct. 22 for a slot at Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Tech. Sgt. Christopher Johnson, 36th Communications Squadron ground radar NCO-in-charge, will take his near 12 years of experience to a new career field, space and

  • HAWC aids in diabetes awereness

    Each November, the American Diabetes Association encourages people to take a closer look at diabetes. Andersen's Health and Wellness Center is spreading the word on the disease and options available here at Andersen AFB. Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because symptoms that seem so harmless are left

  • Former vice wing commander assumes command of 5th Bomb Wing

    Col. Douglas Cox, former 36th Wing vice commander, assumed command of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, N.D. Oct. 30.Colonel Cox took over for Col. Joel Westa, who was relieved of command due to loss of confidence in his ability to command. Col. Joel S. Westa was removed by Maj. Gen. Floyd L.

  • President proclaims November is Military Family Month

    President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month. The proclamation reads: "No one pays a higher price for our freedom than

  • Holiday season in full swing

    The holiday season is traditionally meant for all to come together to strengthen and renew bonds with comrades and family members. With the holiday season steadily approaching, many find themselves pondering what to do to either spend time with their families here on island or their fellow Air Force

  • 36th Wing debuts Motorcycle Mentorship Program during all-call

    Senior leaders from the 36th Wing held an all-call at the base theater Oct. 26 for Team Andersen's motorcycle operators. The all-call was part of an annual safety requirement for riders, but the mandatory briefing gave leaders an opportunity to showcase the new Motorcycle Mentorship Program

  • 36th MUNS Airman is the bomb

    Working in maintenance career fields can be very strenuous with grueling 12-hour shifts and a lofty ops tempo often leaving Airmen too winded to pursue off-duty self-improvement activities. But Airman 1st Class Megan Minturn, 36th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance and precision-guided

  • Andersen AFB gears up for Operation Christmas Drop

    Once again, Andersen Air Force Base is getting ready for the holidays and along with preparing for that, the base is also preparing for the annual Operation Christmas Drop. Operation Christmas Drop is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and the local

  • Andersen AFB clinic hosts breast cancer awareness open house

    Andersen AFB's Breast Cancer Awareness Committee held an open house at the 36th Medical Group clinic Oct. 20 to inform the public about breast cancer. Breast cancer can occur in men and women and, according to MayoClinic.com, after skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in

  • 36th Wing conducts ORE to assess mission readiness

    Airmen, civilians, and contractors from the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base participated in an Operational Readiness Exercise at the base Oct 20-23. Over 120 Inspector General Evaluation Team members, under the direction of Maj. David Wall, 36th Wing Inspector General, conducted oversight of

  • Andersen AFB chapel holds annual Harvest Fest

    Staff members from Chapel Two here will host the annual Harvest Fest celebration Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More than 300 members of the Andersen community attended the 2008 Harvest Fest and the staff looks to increase that number. "Harvest Fest provides a family safe, spiritually oriented

  • Halloween safety paramount for parents, children

    It's that time of year again! For one spooky night pumpkins turn into jack-o-lanterns, houses suddenly become haunted, and children turn into monsters and angels. Before they run off like candy bandits, it would be a good idea to review a few safety basics, starting with the costumes. Before

  • Elmendorf Airmen prepare for redeployment with final commander’s call

    Deployed and permanently assigned leadership from the 36th Wing held a final commander's call for the deployed Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 14 at the base theater here. The leadership used the commander's call to highlight the accomplishments of the Airmen during their

  • 20th EBS picks up high ops tempo after replacing sister unit

    More than 300 Airmen assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed here recently to replace their sister unit, the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The squadron, comprised of aircrew, maintainers and mission support personnel, is here supporting U.S.

  • Where the HARRT is: Response team members return home

    More than 70 members of the Pacific Air Forces' Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team arrived here Oct. 18 and 19 after a near two-week deployment to Indonesia to provide assistance following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake. Airmen from the 36th Medical Group and the 36th Contingency Response Group

  • IDEA program rewards Airmen, civilian innovation

    The Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program offers incentives for Team Andersen Airmen and civilians with creative ideas aimed at cutting cost or enhancing processes. The program pays out a minimum of $200 for every approved idea and a maximum of up to $10,000. If the payout totals

  • Family advocacy office aids in domestic violence awareness

    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month may only last 31 days, but the staff at the family advocacy office here ensures all base personnel and their families are conscious of domestic violence issues year round. Domestic abuse is verbal, emotional, physical or sexual behavior that is controlling,

  • Special agent recognized as ‘Top Performer’

    Special Agent Kimberly Price, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 602 superintendent, prides herself on her mentorship and leadership and it does not go unnoticed by Special Agent Drew Sanguinetti, AFOSI Det. 602 commander, who recently recognized Agent Price as his unit's 'Top

  • Senior leadership celebrates Airmen's dedication

    More than 500 Airmen attended the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Day celebration held Oct. 9 at Tarague Beach pavilion here. The Andersen Top Three organization hosted the event. "We hosted the event to let them know how much we care about them and appreciate them", said Chief Master Sgt. Tim Byrd,

  • PACAF addresses H1N1 as cold, flu season begins

    The cold and flu season has begun, and the risk of illness also includes the H1N1 influenza virus. Military Treatment Facilities at Pacific Air Forces installations are currently working to ensure that information and vaccinations are available to both military members and their dependents. "We are

  • Elliott Yamin performs for Team Andersen

    Former American Idol contest and rhythm and blues singer Elliott Yamin performed for a crowd of more than 250 people Oct. 9 at Bamboo Willie's.The concert was sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment and the United Servicemen's Organization.

  • DZSP 21 contractors palletize FEMA tents

    Contractors from DZSP 21 constructed 13 pallets containing 800 FEMA tents Oct. 9 here.The pallets were constructed in support of humanitarian relief efforts in American Samoa.

  • Andersen AFB Airmen return home after seven-month deployment

    Fifty-eight Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron returned home Oct. 10 after a seven-month deployment in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. This was the squadron's first deployment outside of U.S. Pacific Command in 35 years to provide mobile civil engineering response to support

  • CRG Airmen Keep HARRT Beating

    After the devastating earthquakes that struck Padang recently, a U.S. Air Force Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team arrived to provide medical assistance to local hospitals flooded with patients. The 36th Contingency Response Group from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, provides operations

  • U.S. Airmen help Aussies in Indonesian relief efforts

    Fulfilling their role as a rapidly deployable force available for providing assistance throughout the Pacific theater, Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are assisting partner nations in a multinational humanitarian effort to provide relief for Indonesia following an earthquake.Padang,

  • Andersen Airmen treat hundreds of Indonesian earthquake victims

    With only one of the four local hospitals operational, a U.S. Air Force Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team here continues to help local medical professionals treat an increasing number of patients in the wake of recent earthquakes. HARRT members have cared for more than 200 patients in the

  • U.S. Air Force HARRT arrives in Indonesia

    A U.S. Air Force Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team arrived at the Bandar Udara International Airport late in the evening Oct. 5 with approximately 200,000 pounds of medical and contingency response equipment. The 69-member team set up a mobile field hospital near the M. Jamil hospital here

  • Airmen, aircraft showcase wing capabilities during air show

    Airmen throughout the wing banded together during the Team Andersen Air Show '09 held Oct. 7 here held to showcase 36th Wing capabilities to more than 20,000 local community members. The air show was originally cancelled due to tropical storm Melor, but wing leadership rescheduled the air show,

  • USAF Thunderbirds practice for upcoming air show

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conducted practice Oct. 6 in preparation for the Oct. 7 air show here.The air show is a free event and open to the public. The main gate will open at noon.

  • USAF Thunderbirds recognize hometown hero

    Members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the service's premier F-16 demonstration team, treated a local hero to an incentive flight on an F-16 Falcon as part of the team's Hometown Heroes program Oct. 6. U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Elliott, an Alpha Company fire team leader for Guam Army National

  • USAF Thunderbirds arrive for Team Andersen Air Show '09

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team arrived here Oct. 5.The premier F-16 demonstration team is scheduled to perform at Team Andersen's air show Oct. 7.For more information, contact the 36th Wing Public Affairs office at 366-2228.

  • HARRT Team Deploys to Indonesia

    Airmen assigned to Pacific Air Forces left here and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 5 for Padang, Indonesia, to provide medical care to those affected by the recent 7.6-magnitude earthquake. The Airmen are part of an Air Force Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team that left on two C-17

  • NCO 'Top Performer' vital in team effort during fiscal year close out

    Closing out the 2009 fiscal year funds here is a team effort for the 36th Comptroller Squadron, but the analyst flight commander selected this week's Top Performer for her support and teamwork after returning from her deployment Aug. 25. "Tech. Sgt. Sharon Westerkamp, 36th CPTS budget analyst,

  • Andersen prepares for series of tropical storms

    In order to combat a series of tropical storms slated to impact Guam, Team Andersen members around the base worked feverishly to ensure the wing is fully postured for tomorrow's fight - with Mother Nature. Airmen in the 36th Operations Support Squadron weather flight keep senior leaders on base

  • Tankers support bombers in exercise

    Airmen from the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron delivered 237,000 pounds of fuel to B-52 Stratofortresses from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during an exercise Sept. 21 and 22. The units are deployed here supporting U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence in the

  • Andersen AFB air show cancelled

    Dear Friends of Andersen Air Force Base, It is with great disappointment that I have to cancel the Team Andersen Air Show '09. The reason for this cancellation is the development of Tropical Depression 18W that is tracking towards Guam with forecast cyclone force heavy winds and rain expected on the

  • Thunderbirds fly over Saipan

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performed a flyover with trailing smoke over Saipan Oct. 6 as a precursor to the Team Andersen Air Show '09 Oct. 7. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is the premier aerial demonstration team representing Airmen worldwide. The Thunderbirds will perform precision, aerial

  • Andersen hosts "Fireproof My marriage" retreat

    More than 51 military couples and their families attended a free marriage retreat hosted by the 36th Wing chaplains at the Pacific Island Club (PIC) Sept. 11-12. Twenty-eight families of up to four people stayed at the PIC at no cost, thanks to an Air Force grant. Retreat organizers provided all

  • CDC funding among the topics addressed at Andersen's Town Hall meeting

    Andersen leadership hosted a town hall meeting at the base theater Sept. 16 to offer base residents and employees an opportunity to discuss issues important to them and dispel rumors. Approximately 60 people attended the meeting, including Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, and most of

  • Legal office provides wide array of services

    Whether they're notarizing wills and powers of attorney, reviewing Article 15s or providing trusted counsel to wing leaders on key legal issues, the staff at the 36th Wing legal office plays a pivotal role in ensuring Andersen's i's are dotted and t's are crossed. The office, consisting of more than

  • EOD team leader earns Bronze Star

    A noncommissioned officer from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron received a Bronze Star Medal here Aug. 27 for providing support during Operation Iraqi Freedom from Sept. 29, 2008 to March 10, 2009. Tech. Sgt. Mark Brady, 36th CES explosive ordnance disposal team leader, was assigned to the 332nd

  • Returning NCOs hold newborns for first time

    When Airmen deploy, they make many sacrifices and miss significant moments while separated from their loved ones. Some miss weddings, some miss funerals and some even miss the birth of their own children. Two noncommissioned officers recently experienced holding their newborn children for the first

  • Air Force, Navy train together in Guam CSAR exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Sailors trained together Aug. 17 and 18 in a joint exercise at the Pacific Air Forces Regional Training Center here. The Airmen, deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to support U.S. Pacific

  • Security forces Airman ‘Necessary’ for mission accomplishment

    In today's expeditionary Air Force, security forces Airmen play an integral role in contingency operations and stateside missions. One Airman in the 36th Security Forces Squadron here is "Necessary." Senior Airman James Necessary, a 36th Security Forces Squadron security controller from Pryor,

  • Turkey shoot competition wraps up with awards presentation

    Airmen from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron gathered here Aug. 14 for the results of the 2009 Inaugural Turkey Shoot. Leadership including Col. Douglas Cox, 36th Wing vice commander, Col. Tod Fingal, 36th

  • Andersen Airmen earn NCO stripe

    One hundred twenty-eight Team Andersen senior airmen earned a promotion sequence number to advance to the rank of staff sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System August 20 here. Air Force officials selected 15,223 of 30,574 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a

  • Contracting officer, avid golfer earns Top Per-FORE-mer

    A noncommissioned officer from the 36th Contracting Squadron earned the distinction of "Top Performer" for his on-duty performance and his golfing prowess. Staff Sgt. Matt Vilsack, 36th CONS contracting officer, was selected by Maj. Glen Basso, 36th CONS commander, after qualifying for the Asian

  • Chamber of Commerce hosts reception for deployers

    Guam's Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Committee held a reception for more than 60 deployed Airmen and leadership from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, at the Fiesta Resort Guam hotel Aug. 6. More than 30 receptions are held each year for visiting servicemembers who serve in the military. "We do this

  • Senior master sergeant takes 31st trip to Guam

    A number of Airmen deployed here can say they have been to Andersen Air Force Base a handful of times before, but it is seldom heard of an Airman who's been to Andersen more than 15 times. But for one senior master sergeant, he's more than doubled that number of trips here. Over 11 years, Senior

  • Fabrication flight integrates to support TSP, CBP aircraft

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Maintenance Squadron's Fabrication Flight are a mixture of permanent party and deployed Airmen supporting the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package deployments and Continuous Bomber Presence in the Asia-Pacific region.The flight is composed of Airmen who work in

  • AAFES opens new shoppette near PRTC

    A "mini shoppette" no more. The Army Air Force Exchange Service's opened a fully stocked shoppette June 26 for service members at the Pacific Air Forces Regional Training Center. It all started as an idea from Master Sgt. Wesley Willand, 554th RED HORSE Squadron first sergeant, to put a shoppette at

  • CDC offers quality child care

    For single working parents or parents in a dual-income household finding adequate daycare for children can be a challenge. Andersen's Child Development Center is one avenue parents may turn to for increased care. The child development center offers infant, toddler, pre-toddler and pre-school

  • Pride teams keep Andersen clean, green

    When it comes to keeping the base clean and green, the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron definitely has pride.The squadron manages the base pride detail program, ensuring Airmen are assigned weekly to beautify Andersen. The program has been running here since February 2007. In order to ensure equity and

  • Andersen prepares for ORI with exercise

    With an operational readiness inspection looming in late 2010, Andersen is holding several exercises to prepare Airmen for the event. Andersen's first operational readiness exercise is Aug. 17-21 and, according to Tech. Sgt. Malik Franklin, 36th Wing Inspector General noncommissioned officer of

  • Guam DJ chosen as voice of Andersen's air show

    With more than 40,000 people expected to attend the Team Andersen Air Show '09 on Sept. 30, hearing the narration becomes as important as seeing the performers. While Thunderbird F-16s and an F-22 Raptor are among the aircraft delivering high-intensity aerial demonstrations, Shimbros has the

  • Tobacco cessation program helps kick habit’s ‘butt’

    Whether it's chewed or smoked, wrapped in white or brown paper or contained in a flavorful packet, tobacco is addictive. For 29.4 percent of the Team Andersen community, this addiction is a stone-cold reality. The health and wellness clinic offers monthly tobacco cessation courses for military

  • FOD awareness ‘everyone’s responsibility’

    It may be hard to imagine a small pebble or slivers of metal causing damage to the premier aircraft scattered about Air Force flightlines, but millions of dollars cumulative damage over time to the Air Force's aircraft inventory has made senior leaders believers in foreign object damage. Tech. Sgt.

  • Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor to perform at Team Andersen Air Show '09

    The Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, and the world's premier fifth-generation fighter, the F-22 Raptor, will perform aerial demonstrations at the Team Andersen Air Show '09 here Sept. 30. According to Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, the air show will be

  • Palau native recognized for hard work, volunteerism

    Watching her husband and his journey through the military gave Senior Airman Shelley Walton, 36th Force Support Squadron force management technician, a goal to aim toward. Two years after enlisting, Airman Walton has a firm grip on her goals, and for that, she was selected by Master Sgt. Kelly

  • APFC 'Spread the Word' briefing team to visit Andersen

    An Air Force Personnel Center "Spread the Word" briefing team arrives at Andersen Air Force Base Aug. 3 to provide insight into AFPC policy and personnel issues for Airmen and civilians. Two All Call briefings are scheduled for Aug. 3 at the base theater at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All Airmen and

  • Promotees honored at senior NCO Induction ceremony

    Thirty-seven Airmen from Andersen, to include several deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, were inducted into the senior noncommissioned officer corps in the ballroom of the Palm Tree Golf Course Convention Center July 17. The annual ceremony recognizes technical

  • Servicemembers compete in cook off

    Fourteen teams competed in an annual grill off held by agencies in the quality of life community at the Defense Commissary Agency parking lot here July 18.Teams representing servicemembers from the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air National Guard, as well as civilians from

  • Guam Raptors train with Kadena F-15s

    Two F-22 Raptors from the 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron returned here July 15 from Japan following training with F-15 Eagles at Kadena Air Base.The 525th EFS, deployed here from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, as part of U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Packages in the Asia-Pacific

  • Bombers take to the skies down under

    The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed 10 sorties, flying more than 110 hours while participating in Talisman Saber 2009, a joint and coalition exercise, July 15-24. The bilateral command post and field training exercise was designed to increase capabilities between U.S. and Australian

  • Andersen adds revamped instrument landing system capabilities

    After nearly three years of planning and more than a year and a half of construction, more than 15 Airmen from the 36th Communications Squadron with support from various agencies, including the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, Air Force Communications Agency and

  • Airmen experience modern Army combative training

    More than 20 Airmen and Soldiers honed their grappling skills during a modern Army combative training session held here July 9. The session was part of an extensive five-day hand-to-hand training course.Airmen from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron, 36th Security Forces Squadron and 254th

  • Radiology clinic helps Airmen catch breaks

    Team Andersen's radiology unit may be small, but it is mighty. The unit serves around 15 patients per day conducting routine radiographs including chest and all extremity X-rays. The three radiology techs working within the unit send the graphs digitally down to Navy Hospital for analysis. The

  • Summer hire program provides students on-the-job experience

    Andersen's civilian personnel office offers opportunities for high school and college students to gain valuable job experience through its summer hire program. More than 50 students were chosen by lottery from a pool of more than 360 applications. Along with students from Guam High School, students

  • Guam honors fallen aircrew with memorial

    As Guam made preparations to celebrate the island's 65th anniversary of liberation from foreign occupation, government, civilian and military officials paused July 20 to remember the six Airmen of "Raider 21" who died when their B-52 crashed one year ago. Government of Guam, Guam Chamber of

  • Humanitarian assistance team completes evaluation

    After three days of simulations and exercises, the Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team, or HARRT, successfully completed its first operational utility evaluation at Andersen Air Force Base July 13-17. Combining the capabilities of the 36th Contingency Response Group, the 36th Medical Group,

  • 22nd SOPS, Det 5 Airman invaluable to unit operations

    As the quality assurance evaluator, security manager, facility manager and direct supervisor for 29 government contracted employees, Tech. Sgt. Lee Galbraith, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, Detachment 5 superintendent, is a busy individual. Sergeant Galbraith was chosen as a Top Performer by Maj.

  • Program offers education opportunities for spouses

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center at Andersen AFB operates the Spouse Dislocated Worker program, geared towards military spouses of all services. In 2006, the Governor of Guam signed a Memorandum of Understanding, allowing spouses to utilize this program at the Department of Labor in downtown

  • Guam, Andersen remember fallen B-52 crew with memorial service

    A memorial service will be held July 19 on Andersen in remembrance of Raider 21, the B-52 aircrew that died on Liberation Day 2008 when their aircraft crashed. The memorial service, which will be held 4 p.m. July 19 at Chapel 1, is a non-denominational ceremony is open to all who have access to the

  • PACAF commander visits Andersen during farewell tour

    After more than a year and a half leading Pacific Air Forces, Gen. Howie Chandler bid farewell to Team Andersen during his farewell tour of PACAF July 2. General Chandler assumed command of PACAF in November 2007. He will be moving on to the Pentagon for his upcoming assignment as the Vice Chief of

  • Airman's Attic resumes operations

    The Airmen's Attic reopened its doors inside the old base exchange adjacent to the commissary July 1. The Airmen's Attic is open Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. All ranks day will be the last Friday of each month. The attic will be closed on holidays and down days. The new

  • Comptrollers corner market on money matters

    No money, no mission.Without the money to fund its facilities, equipment or personnel, the U.S. Air Force would not thrive. If there were no funds to pour into development of state-of-the-art weapons systems and platforms, the "sound of freedom" that roars over Guam daily would be nothing more than

  • Pacific civic leaders take first-hand look at Andersen's mission

    Twenty-two civic leaders from Alaska, Hawaii and Guam capped a five-day tour of the 'strategic triangle' with a visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 26. The tour offered the Air Force an outlet to deliver key messages to influential regional community representatives. According to Col. Ed

  • Pacific civic leaders take first-hand look at Andersen's mission

    Twenty-two civic leaders from Alaska, Hawaii and Guam capped a five-day tour of the 'strategic triangle' with a visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 26. The tour offered the Air Force an outlet to deliver key messages to influential regional community representatives. According to Col. Ed

  • Mental health clinic clears crowded, clouded craniums

    Military members and their families can face much adversity. Just as with our civilian counterparts, that adversity can come while managing financial responsibilities, raising a family, or maintaining other personal relationships. However, the military family has the added stress of frequent

  • Physical therapy clinic aids ailing Airmen

    The rigors and tempo of military life can often be strenuous, even for the healthiest Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and their families. The wear and tear sometimes leads to nagging injuries which hamper the ability to accomplish the mission at work or at home. When a primary care manager

  • 'Sex Signals' educates, informs, challenges Airmen

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - More than 800 Airmen poured into the base theater during one of three showings of "Sex Signals," an improvisational comedy show here June 29. The interactive presentation educated Airmen on the common misconceptions of sexual assault and rape and how to handle

  • Andersen chapel here to help

    With eight different worship services per week, Bible study sessions catering to men, women and youth, and various monthly and seasonal activities, Andersen's Chapel has something for everyone looking for a spiritual connection. Most programs sponsored by the chapel are volunteer-driven, meaning the

  • U.S. Air Force, Navy simulate mock aerial combat in Asia-Pacific region

    The 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron took part in their first joint exercise to simulate mock aerial combat with Navy aircraft from the USS George Washington (CVN 73) here June 16. The training mission involved four USS George Washington F/A-18 Hornets and four F-22 Raptors from the 525th EFS,

  • Andersen protects sea turtles, helps endangered species

    Andersen Air Force Base is well known in the Pacific for its humanitarian stewardship, but the base also plays a vital role in protecting threatened species, the green sea turtle. Andersen has become a safe haven protecting the turtles from natural and manmade threats. The 36th Civil Engineer

  • Global Hawk facility opens, increases base capabilities

    In a tangible display of the Air Force's commitment to future mission growth on Guam, Andersen Air Force Base officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 12 commemorating the opening of Hangar 6, the future home of the RQ-4 Global Hawk. Designed to house up to six Global Hawk unmanned aircraft

  • Buccaneers cheerleaders spice up Wing Night

    A crowd of more than 250 Airmen, Sailors and their families packed the Top of the Rock for a performance by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders June 25. Andersen is no stranger to National Football League cheerleaders. In 2009, the base has hosted the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers

  • 736th SFS, HSC-25 conduct CSAR exercise

    More than a dozen Airmen from the 736th Security Forces Squadron collaborated with Sailors from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 during a combat search and rescue exercise held June 17 here.The scenarios conducted provided opportunities for Navy and Air Force members to hone their skills while

  • Team Andersen honors Airman with memorial service

    Team Andersen members said their final goodbyes to 38-year-old Capt. Michael Turner during a memorial service held at Chapel One June 23. Captain Turner, a flight commander for the 644th Combat Communications Squadron, passed away June 17 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident. During

  • Andersen staff sergeants gain stripe through WAPS

    One hundred Team Andersen staff sergeants earned a promotion sequence number to advance to the rank of technical sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System June 18 here. The average score for those selected was 319.69, with an average time in grade and time in service of 5.68 and 10.85

  • Elmendorf Airmen spend time with students during Andersen deployment

    Nine deployed Airmen from the 525th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit spent their off-duty time assisting three teachers with 60 students in the Machananao Elementary School summer program here June 19. The Airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, to

  • 36th MSG holds Change of Command, ushers in new commander

    More than 100 guests attended the 36th Mission Support Group change of command ceremony held at Andersen's newest hangar, Hangar 6, June 16. Incoming 36th MSG commander, Colonel Alan Wieder was previously stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. At Wright-Patterson, he served as the chief

  • Joint team tackles Yigo fire

    While Airmen, Sailors and local firefighters honed their skills during a training exercise June 17, they got the call-- a real world fire ravaging roughly 50 acres of land and putting more than $30 million in assets in jeopardy near Mt. Santa Rosa, Guam. The 60-strong contingency worked diligently

  • Andersen softball teams showcase athletes’ prowess year-round

    For all Team Andersen athletes seeking opportunities to shine on the diamond, the Andersen Bombers and Lady Bombers softball teams provide a year-round outlet for anyone interested in unleashing their competitive spirits. Approximately 18 men and 22 women make up the Andersen Bombers and Lady

  • RED HORSE team serves as 'backbone' of Afghanistan construction

    Wiping the sweat, dirt and grime from his face, Tech. Sgt. Michael Stout is dirty. Very dirty. In fact, with the exception of a glimmer of red emerging from the crusted baseball hat on his head, every inch of Sergeant Stout's body is some shade of the Kandahar terrain he's been working for the past

  • Bicycle Rodeo incorporates safety with fun

    More than 50 Team Andersen dependents participated in this year's Bicycle Rodeo event held at the base pool parking lot June 6. During the annual Bicycle Rodeo, a collaborative effort between the 36th Security Forces Squadron and 36th Wing Safety Office, instructors taught attendees proper safety

  • AMS principal retires, looks towards future with family

    With 42 years of service dedicated to educating the leaders of tomorrow, Bill Hall, Andersen Middle School principal, is saying goodbye to his job and hello to a relaxing retirement. Mr. Hall celebrated his upcoming retirement with more than 100 friends and co-workers June 5 at the Guam Reef Hotel

  • Airmen support Girl Scouts with Guam school renovation project

    Guam Girl Scouts were assisted by more than 100 Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base to accomplish a fence painting project at Machananao Elementary School May 30 and June 6. Andersen Air Force Base Troop 046 first introduced the project to the Top Three, a non-profit organization ran and supported

  • 644th CBCS Airmen support warfighters, experience culture in Suwon

    After months of preparation and exercises, the 644th Combat Communications Squadron deployed more than 20 Airmen to Suwon Air Base, Korea, in early March marking the first time the unit had deployed a communications activation package since it was reactivated here January 2008.Three months later,

  • NCO lifeline for aircrew flight equipment

    Before the pilots leave the ground here at Andersen, they gear up in their G-suits, helmets, parachutes and other accessories that enable them to put their feet back on the ground in an emergency situation. Staff Sgt. Christopher Kitts, 36th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment

  • First Term Airmen Center eases Airmen transition

    As Airmen progress through basic and technical training, they are entrusted more to make the right decisions without a military instructor's assistance. The rules and restrictions of each tier of training are scaled back, allowing them a little more freedom each day. When Airmen graduate from each

  • Air Force Academy cadets visit Andersen, experience operational Air Force

    Eight Air Force Academy cadets arrived here June 1 for a two-week temporary duty to experience how an operational Air Force base works. Operation Air Force is a summer program which provides Air Force Academy cadets and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets exposure to a real-world Air

  • Raptors takeoff through teamwork

    To support F-22s Raptors deployed here as part of U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Packages, a team of maintenance personnel are working behind the scenes to ensure that each flying mission is a success. The team of 150 Airmen from the 525th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit at

  • Andersen receives Barksdale bombers

    Approximately 300 Airmen and three B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed here May 30 as part of a rotational bomber deployment to maintain stability and security in the Western Pacific. "The mission here is part of the Continuous Bomber Presence that's been going

  • 36th CES CGO, NCO earn Bronze Star

    A company grade officer and a noncommissioned officer from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron received the nation's ninth-highest honor, the Bronze Star, during the wing promotion held May 29 at the base theater. Brig. Gen. Phil Ruhlman, 36th Wing commander, presented Capt. Raymond Kerr, 36th CES

  • AMS eighth-grade students promoted, take another step toward future

    One hundred and six Andersen Middle School eighth-grade students marched across the Dragon Theater stage in a promotion ceremony today earning them the right to officially call themselves "high schoolers." "We honored and recognized the eighth-graders today during a promotion ceremony for their

  • Emergency management Airmen ensure disaster preparedness

    It's better to be safe than sorry. Although it's a tad cliché, the adage perfectly describes the role of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's readiness and emergency management flight - a flight sight-focused on preparing the base for brushes with disaster. Nearly a dozen readiness and emergency

  • Andersen library delivers study aides and recreational opportunities

    The Andersen library has something for everyone--from separate areas designated for study, children or teens to computer labs, books, and a variety of educational materials with multimedia capabilities--the library is the place to be for education and entertainment needs. The library is available to

  • Andersen commissary extends weekend hours

    To better serve its patrons, the management at Andersen's commissary permanently extended the store's weekend hours to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 6. Store managers decided to increase the hours in response to an increasing number of patrons and a 10-percent increase in sales over the previous eight month

  • Air Force Academy cadets shadow 36th CES, experience operational Air Force

    Fourteen Air Force Academy cadets, specializing in engineering degrees, arrived here May 16 for a two-week temporary duty to experience an operational civil engineer squadron. "The cadets came to Andersen as part of a summer class called field engineer readiness laboratory," said Capt. Matt Burrell,

  • Guam High School student appointed to Air Force Academy Preparatory School

    Auriaunna Fry, daughter of Lt. Rob Fry, Helicopter Sea Combat Two Five Squadron aircraft intermediate-maintenance department officer, was recently appointed to the Air Force Academy Preparatory School at the Guam High School senior awards banquet held at the Guam Community College Academy of

  • Hot Spot provides safe haven, relaxation for Andersen

    For those looking to relax after a long day or looking for a place to take a break during the day, the amenities available at Andersen's HotSpot provide a pick-me-up for those needing a boost in morale. The HotSpot offers wireless internet capabilities, more than a half-dozen workstations with

  • Andersen units combine efforts to improve mission

    While deployed to support the Theater Security Package and the Continuous Bomber Presence here, three units are educating one another on each other jobs to better integrate with one another. Members assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and

  • Maintenance unit keeps bombers in skies

    The 509th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit provided support to four B-2 Spirits flying more than 700 hours in approximately 100 days including nine, 24-hour flights. Nearly 100 Airmen, trained in specialties from countermeasures to low observables, preserve the bombers in order to support the

  • Summer band camp has cure for the summertime blues

    Members of the Guam Territorial Band will host a summer band camp June 13 to July 25 Mondays through Saturdays open to all middle and high school students with at least one year of experience. The cost to enroll in the six-and-a-half-week long camp is $180 per student and includes a band uniform,

  • ATOC Airman excels in job performance, mentors Airmen

    Anywhere, anytime," is the Air Mobility Command's motto, and Tech. Sgt. Lewis McClung, 734th Air Mobility Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of air terminal operations center, believes in it wholeheartedly. Sergeant McClung was chosen as a Top Performer by Maj. Rodney Wrotten, 734th Air

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

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

  • Cyberspace Operations culture change

    Fellow Airmen, In executing our Air Force mission of fly, fight and win, our Airmen, civilians and contractors, knowingly or unknowingly, engage daily on the cyber battlefield. Computers and personal electronic devices connected to our networks can simultaneously be powerful tools and critical

  • Andersen units share experiences, enhance teamwork

    While deployed to support the Theater Security Package and the Continuous Bomber Presence here, three units are educating one another on their respective jobs in order to better integrate and work together.Members assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling

  • Deployed RED HORSE units contribute to build-up of Northwest Field

    In a continuing effort to upgrade Northwest Field, deployed RED HORSE Airmen are constructing three 5,000 square foot facilities to house equipment and prevent it from weather corrosion. The k-spans measure 20 feet tall, 63 feet wide and 80 feet long and are two times the size of other k-spans

  • AAFES employees deploy, receive medals for contributions to GWOT

    Not many people know that Army and Air Force Exchange Service employees can volunteer to deploy to forward locations to support troops from all services and by so doing the Global War on Terrorism. Eight Team Andersen AAFES employees were awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on

  • POL flight Airmen fuel ‘Sound of Freedom’

    Whether they're out on the flightline refueling aircraft or testing the fuel for irregularities, the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Fuels Management flight, simply known as POL, corners the market when it comes to fuel. More than 75 Airmen and civilians work 10- to 12-hour shifts 24/7/365. The

  • Girl Scouts build teamwork in Andersen’s first Camporee

    More than 35 Girl Scouts from six troops participated in the first Andersen Service Unit Girl Scouts Camporee held May 16 at Tarague Beach. The Camporee, led by more than 20 volunteers, focused on building teamwork and camaraderie within and between each troop. Rhonda Sprague, Andersen Service Unit

  • Vietnamese, Indonesian officials visit Andersen for information exchange

    Members of the 736th Security Forces Squadron hosted Vietnamese and Indonesian officials for the Subject Matter Expert Exchange held here May 17-19. Col. Tran Van Thuan and Mr. Cu Huy Cuong from Vietnam and Maj. Agung Satya Wibowo and Capt. Tatiet Rodadi from Indonesia visited several sites around

  • Asian-Pacific heritage alive on Team Andersen

    Approximately four percent of all Air Force members are of Asian-Pacific heritage, and according to Team Andersen members, the statistic is very important. Staff Sgt. Curt Mitchell, 36th Force Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the First Term Airman Center, is part Korean and

  • Professional military education essential for a CCAF degree

    Senior Airman Chloe Rainey, 36th Medical Operations Squadron member and staff sergeant select, recently graduated from the Community College of the Air Force and says her professional military education was a critical stepping stone towards earning her degree. "Not many people get a CCAF degree

  • Andersen Airmen share time with elementary school students

    Airmen from the 36th Operations Group and 36th Maintenance Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, joined Machananao Elementary School students May 15 for physical education. More than 35 Airmen assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 525th Expeditionary

  • Refueling Reservists deploy to Guam to support TSP

    More than 100 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., deployed here at the end April. The unit is assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to support the Theater Security Package in the Western Pacific as part of the

  • Raptor squadron deploys to Andersen

    A contingent of 12 F-22 Raptors landed here May 13 completing the arrival of more than 200 Airmen from the 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. The 525th EFS, commonly referred to as the Five-Two-Five, deployed here in support of Pacific Command's Theater Security Package

  • Air Force leaders name next top enlisted leader

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley have announced the Airman selected to be the service's next enlisted leader. Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy will become the 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force during an appointment

  • Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability rules

    Department of Veterans Affairs representatives are ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1 and Defense Department officials are working to get the word out on the proposed policy regarding the bill's transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new

  • B-2 aircrews complete Polar Lightning exercise

    Four B-2 Spirit pilots assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a 24-hour training mission after flying a 10,000-mile roundtrip flight to Alaska as part of the Continuous Bomber Presence here. The exercise, Polar Lightning, supports Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces Command

  • 36th CS ‘Top Performer’ takes pride in mentorship

    The ability to mentor is one of many key attributes noncommissioned officers in the Air Force must have to be effective leaders. For one NCO in the 36th Communications Squadron, his dedication to the mission and commitment to mentorship garnered him recognition as Team Andersen's 'Top

  • Andersen Middle School cross-country teams win all-island meet

    Andersen Middle School boys' and girls' cross-country teams competed against five other schools and placed first overall in the All-Island Cross-Country Meet May 7 at Asan Beach. The boys' team hard work during the season paid off as Ahanu Kinney placed sixth, and Donovan Alger placed tenth out of

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer is upon us

    Well team Andersen, another 101 Critical Days of Summer is upon us. The campaign will run from May 22 to Sept. 8. During this period in 2008 the Air Force suffered 16 fatalities with one coming from the 36th Wing. The goal for us this summer, like last summer, is zero fatalities with little to no

  • Andersen technical sergeants earn their stripes

    Forty-three Team Andersen technical sergeants earned a promotion sequence number to advance to the rank of master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System May 14 here. The average score for those selected was 340.41, with an average time in grade and time in service of 4.45 and 16.40

  • Chief retires and looks forward to rest of life with family

    With 26 years of service to the U.S. Air Force and his country Chief Master Sgt. Al Irwin, 734th Air Mobility Squadron superintendent, thinks it's time to say good bye. Chief Irwin's retirement ceremony was held May 15 at the Palm Tree Golf Course Conference Room with approximately 100 Team Andersen

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