• Intramural soccer kicks off at Andersen AFB

    Intramural Soccer kicked off this week at Andersen Air Force Base and will run until June 28.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • Military Contractor Constructing Tent Camp on Andersen Air Force Base for Exercise Participants

    A military contractor began construction on a temporary tent camp on Andersen Air Force Base, June 8, in support of an upcoming military exercise. Once complete, the tent camp will house service members for an expeditionary training event.
  • 36th Contracting Squadron civilians participate in "Oath of Office" Ceremony

    The 36th Contracting Squadron held an “Oath of Office” Ceremony for recently minted Department of
  • Andersen AFB fuels SAR mission to locate missing mariner

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan-- Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 located a missing mariner during a successful search and rescue (SAR) mission from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, June 7.
  • 11th Air Force Command Chief visits Andersen Air Force Base

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, 11th Air Force Command Chief visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 7-8, 2021. During his visit, Berg met with Airmen in all tiers, was briefed on the strategic importance of AAFB and how the base projects airpower, expands combat capabilities and strengthens partnerships from the forward edge of the Indo-Pacific.
  • Team Andersen Highlight - SrA Crystal Guevara

    Senior Airman Crystal Guevara works as an allergy and immunizations technician at the Andersen Air Force Base Medical Clinic. In her current position, she provides care to 6,700 joint service beneficiaries and oversees a $1.2 million vaccination inventory.
  • Next Ellsworth Commander Named

    A new pair of hands will be at the helm of the world’s largest B-1 bomber combat wing next month. Col. Joseph Sheffield is scheduled to take command of the 28th Bomb Wing during a special ceremony scheduled for June.
  • Lending a hand; Airman reacts to vehicle accident

    It’s the crack of dawn, the smell of waffles fills the air and he is getting his son ready for school. All of a sudden, he hears ‘screech… BANG!’ His heart started to race as he rushes to the window to see what the commotion was. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Ornellas, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Fuels Environmental and Safety office assigned to the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron, sprang into action when he saw a vehicle had crashed outside of his home in Yigo, Guam, May 13, 2021.
  • ‘Here they come again:’ RQ-4 Global Hawks arrive at Yokota Air Base

    U.S. Pacific Air Forces rotated RQ-4 Global Hawks from the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 319th Operations Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 22, 2021. The Global Hawk’s mission is to support a broad range of U.S. intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection capabilities to support joint forces, and allies and partners in worldwide peacetime, contingency and crisis operations.
  • 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    Andersen Air Force Base's drinking water is safe to drink and is in compliance with all federal and local regulations, officials announced recently in the 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality report.
  • German Minister of Defense visits Andersen AFB

    German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 28, 2021. During her visit, she toured military facilities, met with U.S. service members and received a brief on Agile Combat Employment concepts conducted by the 36th Contingency Response Group at Northwest Field. ACE is the new warfighting concept that U.S. Pacific Air Forces is operationalizing to ensure agility, deterrence, and resiliency in a contested or degraded environment. The ACE concept also involves teaching personnel how to complete tasks outside of their assigned Air Force Specialty Code.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force deploys to Guam

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force deployed airmen, F-16 fighters, F-15SG fighters and a G550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 24, 2021.
  • Air Force, Coast Guard conduct first patrol on Guam

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Security Forces Squadron and members of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam teamed up to complete a perimeter patrol around Andersen Air Force Base’s less populated areas.
  • Andersen AFB ignites partnerships with Palau

    U.S. Air Force, Guam International Airport and Palau firefighters participated in a joint aircraft fire training event at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam May 11.
  • Andersen to conduct emergency response exercise

    The 36th Wing is scheduled to conduct an emergency response exercise on May 20, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m at Andersen Air Force Base and Northwest Field.
  • Guam Bomber Task Force visits U.S. Army THAAD

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the Bomber Task Force, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam from Barksdale Air Force Base, conducted an immersion with U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to E-3 ADA Terminal High Altitude Area Defense on Andersen AFB, May 12, 2021. This visit focused on building interoperability and joint force lethality. They discussed strategy of defending the region from the forward edge forward edge of the Indo-Pacific.
  • Andersen firefighters assist in Guam warehouse fire

    U.S. Air Force firefighters assigned to Andersen Air Force Base responded to an off-base structure fire in Harmon, Guam, May 12.
  • BTF-21 Warrior of the Week: Senior Airman Sterling Brooks

    The Bomber Task Force Warrior of the Week for May 2-8 is Senior Airman Sterling Brooks, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile technician, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • Andersen AFB hosts Exercise Dragon Forge 2021

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, participate in Exercise Dragon Forge on Northwest Field from April 3-23, 2021. This exercise is a combat skills training course that prepares participants to deploy to austere locations.
  • B-52 Stratofortress conducts joint training during Northern Edge 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to conduct integration training with U.S. fighter jets during a Northern Edge Bomber Task Force mission May 7, 2021.
  • 2021 Overseas Housing Allowance survey now open

    The 2021 Overseas Housing Allowance and utility expense survey for uniformed service members stationed overseas is now open until May 31, 2021.
  • Airman’s upbringing of resilience; 29 siblings and counting

    From foster homes to her forever home, Airman 1st Class Makenna Jessica Martinez Greenlee never could have imagined how big of a family she was going to join.
  • BTF-21 Warrior of the Week: Airman Jarret Hostler

    The Bomber Task Force Warrior of the Week for April 18-24 is Airman Jarret Hostler, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instrument flight control systems journeyman, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • OSI strengthens ties with regional counterparts

    Members of the Office of Special Investigations worked to build these relations with Guam’s neighbors, throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, by traveling to and meeting face-to-face with host nation law enforcement and security counterparts in April.
  • Guam-born Airman connects his two families

    The island of Guam boasts beautiful scenery, ideal surfing weather, mouth-watering foods, and friendly natives surrounding the area. For one Airman, this island isn’t just a workspace but a place he calls home.
  • 36th CES replaces jet landing “safety net”

    The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron replaced two Barrier Arresting Kits on the flight line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 26, 2021. The BAK-12 is an Aircraft Arresting System that acts as a mechanical barrier capable of rapidly decelerating a landing aircraft. The BAK-12 feeds a cable across the flight line to catch jets and is capable of withstanding 180 knots of force, or 207 miles per hour.
  • AF Assistance Fund helps Airman

    "The Air Force Assistance Fund is a really good organization. I like telling my Airmen that we have these resources. It was only during the time of an emergency that I found out that these kinds of things are available, so I like sharing my story with everyone."

    The U.S. Air Force (Air Force) is conducting public scoping for the proposal to construct infrastructure upgrades at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, and to use this infrastructure consistent with existing installation operations once construction is completed.
  • 36th HCOS Airmen, mayor’s staff paint Agat bus stops

    Nearly a dozen Airmen and family members from the 36th Healthcare Operations Squadron partnered with Agat Mayor’s Office staff to paint two bus stops in Agat, Guam, March 20-April 17, 2021.
  • Team Andersen Spouse Club paints tables

    Andersen Air Force Base Key Spouse Group members paint picnic tables during a base beautification
  • 36th SFS Conducts Jungle Patrol

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Rodgers, NCO in charge of installation security assigned to the 36th
  • B-52 Bombers deploy to Guam for Bomber Task Force Deployment

    In correlation with a Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment, four U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft recently returned to Andersen Air Base, Guam, to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Explosive detonation to occur at Andersen AFB

    Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 19, 2021.
  • Andersen Airmen assist with Yona food distribution

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron participate in a COVID-19
  • Andersen continues COVID vaccine distribution

    At the recommendation of the FDA and CDC, the Department of Defense is immediately pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
  • AAFB serves as Diplomatic Hub to Indo-Pacific

    Service members assigned to Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam have partnered with the Department of State to bring COVID-19 relief to the Indo-Pacific over the last two months.
  • Andersen is a No-Drone Zone

    Abigail Schooley, a drone enthusiast, and James Trefurt, the chief of plans and programs for the 36th Security Forces discuss the joys of drone flying and also the precautions to take while flying on Guam, April 8, 2021.
  • 330 Navy civilian employees transfer to the Air Force

    Approximately 330 full-time civilian employees currently assigned to support Andersen AFB will administratively transfer from the Navy to the Air Force April 11, 2021.
  • Andersen extends Patriot Express flights

    Patriot Express flights to Andersen AFB have been extended for an additional year. The flight service initially started as a six-month test period, but was extended 12 months due to COVID-19 impacts to ridership. U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command validated the mission and it will now be programmed into next year’s budget, meaning it will continue until 2022 when it will undergo annual re-evaluation. All flights are evaluated annually to measure necessity and cost effectiveness for the American tax payer.
  • AFSA Chapter 1560 donates to The Salvation Army Guam Corps

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base’s Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1560 donate essential items at The Salvation Army Guam Corps headquarters in Barrigada, Guam, April 8, 2021. The AFSA members garnered more than 1,800 items through donation drives during the month of March, which totaled to $10,000 in assistance for The Salvation Army.
  • U.S. Air Force Rolls Out New Mission Statement

    PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations. The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to facing emerging competitors and near-peer adversaries, according to service leaders.
  • 36th CRG Conducts Contingency Exercise on Wake Island

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington, and the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen AFB, Guam conduct an exercise on Wake Island, Western Pacific, April 2, 2021. Upon arrival, the 36th CRG created a security perimeter, conducted first-aid training and established a bare base.
  • 36th CRG Conducts Contingency Exercise on Wake Island

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group, prepare to conduct a field
  • U.S. Army Medical Professionals Administer COVID-19

    A team of 12 U.S. Army medical professionals began administering COVID-19 Vaccine doses to members of the local community in Saipan, April 3.
  • Andersen AFB community provides essentials to Guam’s Alee Shelter

    Squadron members across the 36th Wing, with contributions from fellow service members, civilians, and dependents at Andersen Air Force Base, garnered 3,000 pounds of essential goods to donate to the Alee Shelter on Guam, March 31, 2021.
  • Emergency management feels the CBRNE during training

    “Practice how you play.” You may have heard a coach or parent tell you this once or twice while learning a sport or hobby and for the members of the U.S. Air Force it’s the same. Whether you are an athlete training for game day or a pilot training for a sortie, practice is key.
  • Explosive detonation to occur on Andersen AFB

    Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 26, 2021.
  • Commander, Navy Installations Command announces Fire and Emergency Services Award Winners

    When brave men and women are determined, not even a fire can stop them -- which is why Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) takes pleasure in recognizing winners of the 2020 Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) awards program.
  • Guam fuel systems benefit from recurring maintenance program

    The island of Guam’s breezes, salt air and tropical climate is a paradise, but for fuel infrastructure on Andersen Air Force Base it’s a destructive mix. Defense Logistics Agency Energy is taking a proactive preventative approach to stay on top of the island’s corrosive environment and maintain vital fuel systems. 
  • Airman killed in motorcycle crash identified

    The Andersen Airman who died in an off-base motorcycle crash March 16, 2021, has been identified as Staff Sgt. Will S. Gonzales, assigned to the 36th Security Forces Squadron.
  • 506th EARS crew assist in rescuing 5 missing mariners

    U.S. Air Force Guardsmen from the 155th Air Refueling Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard deployed here, along with Coast Guard and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued missing fishermen in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, March 12, 2020.
  • Airman killed in motorcycle crash

    An Airman assigned to Andersen AFB was killed during an off-base motorcycle crash, March 16, 2021.
  • Andersen AFB community celebrates native CHamoru people, Guam culture

    Friends and members of the Andersen Air Force Base community came together to celebrate Guam’s native people and culture during the annual Tåotåo Guåhan event held in honor of CHamoru Month at Arc Light Memorial Park at Andersen AFB, March 13, 2021.
  • Base honor guard hones final tribute

    The 36th Wing base honor guard Airmen practice military funeral honors at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Mar. 11, 2021. This ceremony pays tribute to our deceased veterans for their sacrifices to our nation.
  • 36 MDG Public Health, Medical Readiness, Logistics Flights Reflect to Press On

    Every service member that enters the 36th Medical Group comes ready to perform their job, but is also assigned a wartime mission in a contingency response team, sometimes separate from their primary duty.
  • Explosive detonation to occur on Andersen AFB

    Contractors will conduct a controlled detonation to remove unexploded ordnance at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Mar. 12, 2021.
  • 36th Civil Engineer Squadron: Feral Dogs warning

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maurice Clark assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, explains the
  • Sheriff of the network soars from air to space at 644th CBCS

    After serving in the U.S. Air Force for a consecutive 3,000 days, one particular Airman is ready to start his next mission within the newest branch of the military, the U.S. Space Force, and be a part of the one percent of Airmen who swap patches.
  • Judy Sanchez: The Home Maker

    “When we heard about the war,” said Judy Sanchez, daughter of Diaz. "I remember my dad saying to my mom, ‘Hun, get my stuff out of the closest. I may be recalled.’ He didn’t get recalled, but he was so ready to answer the call, it made me think; I want to answer the call.”
  • Exercise Dragon Shield

    Multi-capable Airmen of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron drill on defensive combative maneuvers and tactical combat casualty care, as well as aid in emergency airlifts during Exercise Dragon Shield at Northwest Field, Guam, January 13, 2021.
  • 36 SFS Defenders staying fit to fight

    The 36th Medical Group’s Human Performance Team were hand-selected to develop the Air Force Defender Performance Optimization training guide.
  • Air Force mission returns Airman to his roots

    After a long winding journey, his arrival back home after over two and a half decades marks Remoket’s favorite moment in the Air Force. How that came about wasn’t exactly expected.
  • Cope North 21 Angaur

    The 36th Contingency Response Group, supported by the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, participated in Cope North 21 on Angaur, Palau from Feb. 4-13, 2021. While transportation was provided by a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules, assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, airdrops were provided by Koku Jieitai Kawasaki C-2s, assigned to the 403rd Tactical Airlift Squadron from Miho Air Base. CN allows U.S. and allied forces to enhance interoperability and practice humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts to prepare for and recover from the devastating effects of natural disasters.
  • GHS/OCD, JRM, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, starting at 3:15 p.m.
  • Air Force awards contract for new standoff weapons complex at Andersen AFB

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 2
  • 36 OMRS volunteers refresh paint on power poles to enhance village safety

    Members of the 36th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron volunteered with the Mongmong-Toto-Maite Mayor’s Office staff to paint power poles during a beautification event within the village, Feb. 27, 2021.
  • RED HORSE Repairing the Runway

    The 554th RED HORSE Squadron worked hand in hand with Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Koku-Jietei to complete rapid airfield damage repair training as a part of exercise COPE North 21, here, Feb. 18.
  • Black History Month Unity Event

    Volunteers pose for a photo during the Black History Month unity event at Andersen Air Force Base,
  • Misawa fighters “ACE” trilateral exercise CN21

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam— More than 230 Airmen and 15 F-16’s from the 35th Fighter Wing forward
  • Joint mass casualty exercise conducted at Andersen AFB

    A mass casualty exercise was conducted on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 10, 2021 as part of Cope North 2021. Members from the 36th Medical Group worked alongside the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, or Koku-Jieitai, Royal Australian Air Force, 624th Aerospace Medical Squadron and the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to carry out a medical exercise and ensure mission readiness.
  • Multi-capable Airmen ‘ACE’ training at Cope North 21

    Somewhere above the vast Pacific Ocean, a fighter aircraft has flown for hours, and its fuel supply is running low. Unable to return to its home station for fuel, that's when Agile Combat Employment comes into play. Down below on a small island, three Airmen are waiting to refuel the aircraft and rapidly launch it back into the fight.
  • Bridging the communication gap: USAF Major’s journey to Cope North 21

    As Pacific Air Force’s largest multinational exercise, Cope North is a giant melting pot of cultures. With both English and Japanese-speaking participants, the importance of communication cannot be understated. Interpreters, like U.S. Air Force Maj. Brittany Morreale, are the linchpin to mission success, integration and interoperability.
  • Andersen Chapel hosts the first ever Fat Tuesday 5K

    Andersen chapel hosted the first ever Fat Tuesday 5K fun run.
  • The 734th Air Mobility Squadron hosts a Port Dawg Rodeo

    Members across the Air Mobility Operations Wing participated in a Port Dawg Rodeo during exercise Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, February 11, 2021. It’s not often the members of the AMOW get a chance to train together. Since they are gathered here for Cope North, they decided to put on a rodeo to sharpen their skills, build comradery and improve their aptitude within each squadron.
  • Team Andersen hosts Cope North flight line static display

    Team Andersen hosted a static tour for service members, spouses and local community leaders during exercise Cope North 2021. Exercise Cope North 2021 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces joint/combined, trilateral field training exercise occurring Feb. 3-19, 2021. The exercise includes participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force conducted primarily at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • B-52s soar in exercise Cope North 21

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., participate in exercise Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12, 2021. Approximately 2,200 personnel and 97 aircraft were brought together for Cope North 21 with the mission to improve combat readiness, increase interoperability between U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, or Koku-Jieitai.
  • Combined forces takeoff during Cope North 2021

    A Japan Air Self-Defense Force, or Koku-Jieitai, F-15J Eagles assigned to the 201st Squadron,
  • All services including Department of the Air Force to furnish adverse information to officer promotion boards in designated grades, circumstances

    The Department of the Air Force announced it is establishing policy to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 and newly released DoDI 1320.14 requiring all services to furnish adverse information to promotion boards considering officers for promotion to the regular grades of O-4 and above, and to all reserve active status promotion boards to the grades of O-6 and above.
  • Combined forces conduct flyover for Cope North 2021

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly in formation
  • Cope North kick-off; group flight line engagements

    Team Andersen hosted an airfield tour for service members, spouses and local community leaders throughout exercise Cope North 2021. Exercise Cope North 2021 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces joint/combined, trilateral field training exercise occurring Feb. 3-19, 2021. The exercise includes participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force conducted primarily at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Pacific Defender 21-1

    Security Forces members from the United States Air Force, U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force), participated in Pacific Defender 21-1, Jan. 22-26, 2021.
  • US, Japan, Australia converge on Guam for Cope North 21

    Air forces from the United States, Japan and Australia will participate in Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 3-19 to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations, as well as to conduct large force employment and combat air forces training.
  • Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities

    The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities.
  • B-52s arrive at Andersen AFB for Bomber Task Force deployment

    Four U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress returned to the Indo-Pacific region Jan. 28 for a Bomber Task Force deployment, conducting operations out of Andersen Air Force Base.
  • Team Andersen recognizes 56th Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week

    Members of Andersen Air Force Base recognized all the hard work done by Airmen in the Biomedical Science Corps in honor of the 56th Annual Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week, Jan. 25-29, 2021.
  • Andersen Air Force Base receives COVID-19 Vaccine doses, begins distribution

    The 36th Medical Group began distribution in line with the Department of Defense’s prioritized phased approach for administering the vaccine to strengthen the DoD’s ability to protect our people, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response.
  • AFCEC upgrades fuel capabilities at Andersen

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is managing $96 million
  • Andersen utilizes AFREP, powering Indo-Pacific

    The printer in your office has stopped working. We’re mid-pandemic and no one will let you enter their office to print off the paperwork you need for your next meeting. You inform your flight chief, and he tells you they already put in a request for a new one months ago. Now you’ve missed your appointment because dealing with the printer took entirely too long and you are still left with an unresolved problem.
  • 94 FS rolls with 36th AS, 36th CRG

    Andersen Air Force Base hosted a DFE this last month called WestPac, starting early November, with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The F-22s will depart Andersen AFB at the beginning of December.
  • Andersen kicks off 69th Operation Christmas Drop with Push Ceremony

    For 69 years, the Operation Christmas Drop mission has demonstrated America’s goodwill to those with few material resources.
  • C-130J Super Hercules refuels F-22 Raptors using Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System

    A C-130J Super Hercules conducted a hot-pit refuel of a pair of F-22 Raptors Nov. 24 at Koror Palau International Airport using an Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System, or ABFDS.
  • Andersen AFB to host 69th annual Operation Christmas Drop

    Operation Christmas Drop is a U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored multinational training and humanitarian assistance mission based out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This year’s event is bilateral and conducted in partnership with Japan as the 69th iteration of the operation is set to begin 5 December.
  • 736th SFS Hosts Joint Working Dog Knowledge Exchange

    Airmen from the 736th Security Forces Squadron hosted a subject matter expert knowledge exchange between several military and civilian K-9 units on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Nov. 20.
  • OSI Hosts Subject Matter Expert Exchange With FSM Police

    The Office of Special Investigations 6th Field Investigations Region Special Missions Branch in Guam hosted a virtual subject matter expert exchange with members of the Federated States of Micronesia National Police and Pohnpei State Police to discuss presumptive drug test kits Nov. 18.
  • 36th MUNS keeps Andersen’s forces ready

    Munitions that will be used to support Andersen Air Force Base defense and exercises were received and transported from Naval Base Guam to Andersen AFB in a joint-service Oceanic Shipping Container Operation from Nov. 15 and will end Nov. 19, 2020.
  • 1st Fighter Wing Raptors deploy to support WestPac

    A contingent of 94th Fighter Squadron Airmen and F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to conduct missions in the Western Pacific. By working alongside allied and joint partner air forces, WestPac aims to integrate 4th and 5th generation fighters, and provide an opportunity to build experience and competence in dynamic force employment processes and concepts.
  • Dyess Airmen participate in Indo-Pacific joint exercise

    Airmen with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) participated in a joint interoperability exercise to test long-range force packaging and demonstrate global reach capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region, Nov. 12.
  • Exercise Sling Stone 21-1

    Team Andersen conducted an antiterrorism/force protection exercise dubbed Sling Stone 21-1 on November 5, 2020, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with its Joint Region Marianas partners to strengthen the base’s ability to respond to security threats.
  • 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron maintainers ensure Bomber Task Force success

    As the B-1B Lancer aircraft soars through the skies, enabling the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron
  • 36th Operation Support Squadron Fixes Only Weather Radar System on Guam

    The 36th Operation Support Squadron’s Radar, Airfield & Weather System technicians recently repaired the klystron, a power source for the antenna amplifier, on the Next-Generation Radar system on Guam Oct. 27.
  • Andersen AFB to participate in Exercise Sling Stone 21-1

    Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) is scheduled to participate in Exercise Sling Stone 21-1 (ESS 21), an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise, Nov 5.
  • Innovation product potentially saves Air Force thousands

    Has there ever been a time at work where a process or piece of equipment just wasn’t cutting it? Imagine this, the average person works about a 40-hour work week. During that time they have to work with a piece of equipment that is 40 years old and gives more issues than solutions. That individual may want an upgrade. For one non-destructive inspection (NDI) technician, this was the case and he decided to take matters into his own hands. He submitted an idea, one of the 16 out of 6,500 submissions, which reached the Air Force level.
  • Dyess Airmen arrive in Indo-Pacific for Bomber Task Force, integrate with Koku-Jieitai, U.S. Navy

    Approximately 200 Airmen and four B-1B Lancer aircraft with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct Bomber Task Force missions in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts with allies, partners and joint forces, Oct. 20, 2020.
  • Silver Flag promotes multiservice interoperability

    For the first time ever, Silver Flag’s training team recently mobilized to Osan Air Base to challenge Airmen and Sailors from across the globe during expeditionary training.
  • 2019 JRM Junior Service Member of the Year

    The Joint Region Marianas Service Member of the Year award is something awarded to military members who not only go above and beyond in their career fields, but are also an active representation of what it means to be a military member. Each of these things holds true for this year's winner, Senior Airman Ell-ie Vonkahle. 
  • 28th Bomb Wing Airmen, B-1s Support Valiant Shield

    Approximately 150 Airmen and four B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D., participated in Valiant Shield 2020 (VS20), a biennial, U.S.-only, joint field training exercise with a focus on integration between U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans.
  • Fueling the fight during exercise Valiant Shield

    Airmen from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron are fueling the fight day and night during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base Sept. 20, 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.
  • Individual found unresponsive on base

    An individual was found unresponsive Sept. 15, 2020 in base lodging on Andersen Air Force Base and later pronounced deceased.
  • B-1s Train with JASDF, return to Andersen Air Force Base for BTF deployment

    Four Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for Bomber Task Force (BTF) operations, September 10, 2020.
  • U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces come together for Valiant Shield 2020

    U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25, on Guam and around the Mariana Islands Range Complex.
  • Searching for the missing

    She dug through tons of dirt, mud, clay and scorpions in her search for two missing pilots. From May 25 through June 13, 2019, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dotey Lynn, commander’s support staff for the 36th Wing Comptroller Squadron and a group of multi-branched volunteers were going to Laos to excavate an F-4 aircraft crash site from the Vietnam War.
  • Perseverance pays off for recruiter named one of Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Being an Air Force recruiter can be a tough and grueling job. For one recruiter, years of hard work paid off recently when he was named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense hosts Japanese Defense Minister

    On August 29, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper hosted Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono in Guam, where they reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and discussed ways to deepen and expand bilateral defense cooperation.
  • 25th FS warthogs fly on Guam

    The 25th Fighter Squadron (FS), assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea, are honing their flight skills while at the Farallon de Medinilla Range (FDM Range), Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands while deployed here, Aug. 10- 21.
  • 20th Air Force Veteran Reflects on Maintaining B-29s on Guam, 75 Years Since End of World War II

    When Sergeant John Dellinger watched the 3d Marine Division—his assigned B-29 aircraft, not the military ground force—take-off for Mission No. 330 on the afternoon of August 14, 1945, he was unaware it would be the last Allied combat run of the Second World War.
  • Andersen AFB scheduled to conduct explosives training Aug. 14

    The 554th RED HORSE Demolition Team will conduct explosives training from 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the quarry near Northwest Field.
  • Andersen now under HPCON Bravo with additional measures

    Due to the low infection percentage of COVID-19 across the island, increased capacity for rapid response and mitigation, and after consultation with the Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) is authorized to transition to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo with additional measures.
  • 36th CRG hosts Exercise MACHETE GREEN

    COVID-19 has disrupted many plans for governments, businesses, and military operations, but in some ways has created unique opportunities.
  • Harnessing Resilience to Overcome Invisible Wounds and Regain Control over Life

    Reality hit when then Airman First Class Brittany Johnson of the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron left the hospital in September 2010 after a week-long stay for sexual and physical assault. “I didn’t feel like myself,” recalls Johnson, now a Technical Sergeant with the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron. “I couldn’t find joy in activities anymore.”
  • Andersen KC-135 crew locates missing mariners on lone Pacific island

    Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (ANG) and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania ANG deployed here, were the first to locate three missing mariners during a search and rescue mission in the Federated States of Micronesia southwest of Guam, Aug. 2, 2020 (ChST).
  • GHS/OCD, JRM, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems

    The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, starting at 3:15 p.m.
  • Guam's 76th Liberation Day

    Brig. Gen. Jeremy Sloane, 36th Wing commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Heilman, 36th Wing
  • Meet Team Andersen beyond the mission

    “I am 19 years old and I’m from right outside of Houston, Texas. The beginning of my junior year I knew exactly what I wanted to do, join the Air Force. I wanted to be apart of something with structure and organization. I thrive on having a plan. I wanted to have a family to go to and be a part of.
  • From stripes to a golden bar

    On what seemed to be a normal Thursday morning, this defense paralegal wasn’t expecting to hear “Please hold for the Secretary of the Air Force,” during a daily brief of her workload for the day. The SecAF had one more task to add to her list: become an officer.
  • HSC-25 Rescues Stranded Hiker

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (July 8, 2020) – The Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea
  • 736th Security Forces Squadron integrates operations

    The 736th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) has officially relocated to Northwest Field. Prior to the move, the squadron was split, with the Squadron HQ and the Contingency Response section operating on Main Base and the Commando Warrior section at Northwest Field.
  • 734 AMS keeps C-17s ready after Joint Forcible Entry Operation Exercise

    Multiple C-17 Globemasters appeared in the early-morning sky over Andersen Air Force Base carrying hundreds of paratroopers that flew directly from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, June 30. Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Alaska, parachuted onto Guam as part of Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. To receive the paratroopers and the aircraft once they arrived on the ground were the men and women of the 734th Air Mobility Squadron (AMS).
  • Air Force, Navy exercise Dynamic Force Employment in Indo-Pacific

    During the mission, the B-52 aircrew tested and assessed command and control capabilities to inform the development of contested and degraded communication tactics, techniques and procedures to ensure seamless joint interoperability.
  • Team Andersen welcomes Brig. Gen. Sloane as new Commander

    The 36th Wing bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Gentry W. Boswell, and welcomed Brig. Gen. Jeremy T. Sloane during a change of command ceremony July 8.
  • Andersen updates COVID-19 mitigation measures

    Effective immediately, Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, has directed the following measures in response to COVID-19.
  • Army airborne task force descends into Guam

    Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Alaska, parachuted onto Guam early in the morning as part of their Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska today.
  • Andersen Air Force Base to Host Military Exercise

    Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) is scheduled to host a U.S. military training exercise in the coming days. The training exercise will consist of several military aircraft operating in the airspace near Andersen AFB and A. B. Won Pat International Airport.
  • Deployed service members test positive for COVID-19

    Seven service members that deployed to Andersen AFB on May 25, were confirmed positive with COVID-19. Upon arrival, members of the deployed unit were lodged at Guam Reef Hotel in Tumon and received medical checks.
  • 36th Wing Conducts Active Shooter, Hostage-Negotiations Exercise

    Airmen conducted an exercise to build trust between counterparts, test hostage-negotiations proficiencies and display around-the-clock response posture.
  • Summary Court Office Announcement: Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Fay

    Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, regretfully announces the death of Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Fay, 36th Logistic Readiness Squadron.
  • COPE North Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR)

    If our military history has taught us anything, it is this: war, and how we defeat our enemies, evolves over time. As our global adversaries develop new tactics and weaponry, and engage in long-term strategies to usurp U.S. national security, our National Defense Strategy requires us to meet these threats head-on to protect what matters most – our freedom. We must train to develop agile, innovative, and ready Airmen Engineers who are prepared to tackle a complex global environment. Exercises like COPE North 2020, held at Andersen AFB, give participants the opportunity to train in a joint environment, testing combat readiness and simulating a real-world situation. This trilateral field training exercise incorporates joint and combined U.S. Pacific Air Forces with participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
  • Senate confirms Brown to be 22nd Air Force chief of staff on unanimous vote

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer.
  • Andersen Airman found deceased on base identified

    The active duty Airman that passed away June, 3 2020 on base, has been identified as Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Fay, assigned to the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
  • Andersen Airman found unresponsive on base

    An Airman at Andersen Air Force Base was found unresponsive in their base quarters at approximately 3:24 p.m. and was later pronounced deceased today.
  • Air Force delays mandatory wear-date for 2PFDU, OCP items

    In an effort to reduce unnecessary stress on Airmen and Space professionals during COVID-19 restrictions, several uniform changes scheduled to become mandatory for the Operational Camouflage Pattern and Two-Piece Flight Duty Uniform on June 1, 2020, have been delayed to Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Global Hawks return to Yokota to provide continuous support to joint partners, allies

    Pacific Air Forces will conduct a rotation of RQ-4 Global Hawks to Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to ensure continuous operations in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s reconnaissance requirements. The rotation of Global Hawks, owned by the 319th Reconnaissance Wing Det. 1 to Yokota Air Base provides a stable location from which the platform can operate when inclement weather in Guam, including typhoon activities, historically hinder readiness.
  • US, Japan bomber-fighter integration demonstrates commitment, enhances readiness

    A B-1B Bomber Task Force mission on May 26 included important elements for a complex theater – integration with allies and partners – in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command objectives.
  • Airmen Learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care

    It is true, members of different military branches poke fun at each other- a Marine may call it the Chair Force, and an Airman might cast a joke regarding the flavor of a specific crayon. But the truth is: in the heat of war, with live rounds flying overhead and explosions nearby, any military member may be the one performing life-saving medical techniques on a fallen comrade, and which uniform they wear won’t mean a thing. Which is exactly why the Air Force is increasing its combat medical skills standards.
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
  • Navy to Conduct Field Carrier Landing Practice at Andersen AFB

    The U.S. Navy announced today it will conduct Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) starting May 22, in order to qualify the pilots of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 for underway carrier operations. All training, both day and night, will be conducted at Andersen AFB.
  • B-1s complete 24-hr sprint from Guam to train in Alaska, Japan

    In continued demonstration of the U.S. Air Force’s dynamic force employment model, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted training in Alaska, and Japan May 21.
  • 36th MDG Lends a Helping Hand

    The newly graduated Airman 1st Class had just arrived at her new and first duty station, Andersen Air Force Base. She had come from Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, and graduated as an aerospace medical technician. Two months later, COVID-19 appeared on the island of Guam.
  • Team Andersen named Air Force outstanding unit

    The 36th Wing has been awarded the prestigious Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2019.
  • 644th CBCS keeps EMEDS ready

    March 15th, 2020 was the day that confirmed COVID-19 had found its way to the Island of Guam. 644th Combat Communications Squadron (CBCS) Airmen knew that they were going to help, but didn’t know when.
  • Around the Air Force: The Global Mission Continues

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights continuing strategic deterrence and training operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Navy’s Unmanned Aircraft Flies the Indo-Pacific Skies

    Three months after arrival, two MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) are quickly becoming an
  • B-1s conduct training mission in South China Sea

    A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 8, 2020. It was one of two B-1s conducting a training mission in the South China Sea in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts and strategic deterrence missions to reinforce the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • 7th Bomb Wing displays readiness with Bomber Task Force deployment

    The 7th Bomb Wing’s readiness was on full display supporting Pacific Air Forces’ Bomber Task Force mission despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • B-1B Lancer conducts training in East China Sea

    A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer flies over the East China Sea May 6, 2020, during a training mission. The 9th EBS is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of a Bomber Task Force supporting Pacific Air Forces’ strategic deterrence missions and commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Bones conduct training in East China Sea

    A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 4, 2020, to conduct a training mission in the East China Sea in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts and strategic deterrence missions to reinforce the rules-base international order in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • B-1B Lancers return to Indo-Pacific for bomber task force deployment

    B-1B Lancers returned to the Indo-Pacific region in May 1 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Andersen Air Base, Guam.
  • 36th SFS presses on under COVID-19 conditions

    This video highlights the 36th Security Forces airmen conducting day to day operations under
  • Ellsworth AFB B-1 plays key role in US, Japan bomber-fighter integration operations

    A B-1B Lancer aircrew flew a nearly 29-hour, round-trip sortie to the Indo-Pacific and teamed up with six U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, seven JASDF F-2s and eight JASDF F-15s over the Draughon Range as part of a joint U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force mission before returning home.
  • US, Japan bomber-fighter integration demonstrates dynamic force employment

    In demonstration of the U.S. Air Force’s dynamic force employment model, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber flew from the continental United States and integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization training near Japan April 22.
  • 2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
  • Expeditionary Medical Facility Constructed at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam

    In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases on Guam, the 36th Wing, with support from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Hickam Air Force Base, is constructing an Expeditionary Medical Support System or EMEDS, on the grounds of U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. The EMEDS facility consists of 11 medical units, and 6 warehouse units. The extra space and additional staff of 77 Air Force personnel will allow for expanded capacity for U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, adding an additional 25 total beds that can be used for COVID-19 patients. The warehouses will be used to store medical equipment used at the EMEDS facility.
  • Andersen Remains Ready

    A U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, Navy MQ-4C Triton, Air Force B-52
  • Pacific Warriors connect despite physical distancing

    Recognizing limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Warriors here and in Guam utilized innovative solutions to increase social connections while keeping Airmen and families safe during their April unit training assembly. For the 624th Regional Support Group, restrictions and shelter-in-place orders didn’t mean training cancellations, but instead provided leaders the opportunity to conduct the first-ever virtual UTA in both locations.
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt

    Google trends show that the top search worldwide is COVID-19, a virus that is listed as a pandemic across the globe.
  • Air Mobility Command temporarily suspends most Space-A travel due to COVID-19

    Air Mobility Command today temporarily suspended most Space-Available travel aboard AMC and contracted aircraft, except for certain Category I, IV, and VI travel, effective March 21 in order to limit COVID-19’s spread and its impact on the force.
  • Andersen Clinic Operational Changes

    To be in line with 36th Wing policy, “Installation access is restricted to Mission Essential
  • Andersen Air Force Base declares public health emergency

    In response to COVID-19, Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, has declared a Public Health Emergency.
  • Airman’s innovative idea grants new capability to refueling truck

    A R-11 Refueler 6,000-gallon tanker hose adapter, primarily developed from cannibalized parts, could potentially save the Air Force thousands of man-hours each year by greatly reducing drive times during aircraft defuel operations.
  • Guam 'Port Dawgs,' Patriot Express mission is win-win situation

    Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here worked with the active duty's 734th Air Mobility Squadron here March 7 to support the first Patriot Express mission to land in Guam. The chartered Patriot Express “rotator” aircraft, which provides a significant cost savings to the military community, flew from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington, with a brief servicing stopover in Anchorage, Alaska, before arriving.
  • 815th Flying Jennies deliver airlift ops in Cope North 20

    Broken bones, shards of glass and internal bleeding. When a school bus with no seatbelts rolls over, dozens are left injured, some with life-threatening injuries. The local hospital on a remote Pacific island isn’t equipped to handle the influx of critical patients this unforeseen tragedy has created. Fortunately, help is already on the way. That was the scenario the 815th Airlift Squadron, from the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., faced while leading airlift operations during exercise Cope North (CN20) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12-28, 2020.
  • Brothers in Arms and at Home

    “There are a couple of moments in your life that you know that you will remember for the rest of your life,” said Lt. Col. Antonio Rodriguez, a 506th Expeditionary Refueling Squadron pilot. “Getting married, graduating from college, the birth of my four kids, and so on. This will definitely will be one of those moments.”
  • US Air Force Academy grad enhanced interoperability at COPE North 20

    US Air Force 2d Lt Megan Barrick is one of the approximately 2,000 military personnel that honed their skills to increase combat readiness and interoperability during the annual trilateral field training exercise of COPE NORTH 2020, Feb.12-28. Barrick is a Materiel Flight Commander for the 36th Munitions Squadron (MUNS) at Andersen AFB, Guam.
  • Multinational medics, civilian first responders ‘save lives’ at exercise Cope North 20

    When lives are on the line, there is no margin for error – and for a group of multinational medics and first responders, their razor-thin life-saving operations were put to the test during a Cope North 20 joint, mass casualty (MASCAL) field training exercise on the islands of Rota and Guam, Feb. 20, 2020.
  • Cope North 20 Joint Forces exhibit aerial prowess

    On a hot flightline with multiple runways that stretch for a combined 22,000 feet long in the heart of the Western Pacific, more than 100 aircraft from the U.S. military, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) took to the Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands (CNMI) skies.
  • Patriot Express to begin routine flights to and from Guam

    The Patriot Express (PE) will start flying passengers between Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Mar. 7, 2020. The route will now include a servicing stop in Anchorage, Alaska instead of Honolulu. The change was made by the carrier to better accommodate pets.
  • RED HORSE/EOD Breaking it down so we can build it back up

    “Practice makes perfect.” It’s the term that was used by many of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Airmen when describing their Rapid Airfield Damage Repair, or RADR training.
  • Australians lead multinational HADR exercise for first time during Cope North

    A peaceful white-sand paradise is flipped upside down when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake ravages the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), causing devastating tsunamis in a Cope North 20 (CN20) exercise scenario. For the first time in Cope North history, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) invited the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to lead the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission of CN20, with an integrated tri-nation team from the U.S., RAAF and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force).

    Near dawn, it hovers 500 feet in the air. Its low hum is inaudible to those on the ground beneath
  • Breaking tradition: airborne sensor operator makes history

    Enclosed in a dimly lit aircraft soaring over the Pacific Ocean, a man intensively stares at images of aerial and maritime threats on his console display. While scanning the screen, he simultaneously details the most accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to mission crew leaders.
  • Andersen Answers RAAF Call for Support

    Earlier this month the United States Air Force 36th Contingency Response Squadron sent two cargo load teams to Royal Air Force Base East Sale, Australia, to move supplies in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 2019-20.
  • 18th AGRS replicates threats during Cope North 2020

    Twelve Soviet-style blue, black and forest flanker-themed F-16 Fighting Falcons took flight from a frigid 20-below-zero airfield in the Alaskan frontier to traverse the Pacific to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to unleash havoc during exercise Cope North 2020 (CN20), Feb 12-28.
  • US, Japanese, Australian forces train together during Pacific Defender 20-1

    Approximately 60 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force), and Royal Australian Air Force security forces personnel participated in Pacific Defender 20-1 at the Pacific Regional Training Center near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9-14.
  • Misawa F-16 pilots integrate with bombers, Koku Jieitai counterparts

    Six U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons integrated with two B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 13 Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) F-2s to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization training at Draughon Range near the coast of Misawa, Japan, Feb 3.
  • U.S., Japan and Australian forces kick off COPE NORTH 2020

    More than 100 aircraft will soar over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as U.S. forces, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) collaborates during exercise COPE NORTH, Feb. 12-28.
  • Nuclear forces simultaneous operations demonstrate global strike capabilities

    February got off to a busy start for Air Force Global Strike Command, with a Bomber Task Force
  • 36th Medical Group Airman among Air Force Medical Service 2019 Award Winners

    An Airman from the 36th Medical Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, was among the 2019 Air Force Medical Service annual award winners announced Feb. 7, 2020.
  • Guam National Guard supports America’s National Defense Strategy

    Guam National Guard members make vital contributions to the Joint Force team executing the nation’s
  • Commander Task Force-72 Wraps Up Sea Dragon 2020

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The U.S. Navy and its maritime partners concluded operations for
  • US, Japan bomber-fighter integration showcases alliance, global power projection

    U.S. Air Force aircraft from the Pacific theater and the continental United States integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization training near Japan Feb. 3.
  • Andersen hosts largest class for exercise Silver Flag

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Larry Washington, 554th Red Horse Squadron engineering specialist,
  • U.S. Navy’s Triton Unmanned Aircraft System Arrives in 7th Fleet

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have arrived in
  • COPE North 2020 slated for February

    The United States, Japan and Australia are scheduled to participate in COPE North 2020 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12-28, 2020.
  • Aggressors say goodbye Hawaii, hello Guam

    The 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) are leaving Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii after participating in Sentry Aloha 20-1 Jan. 8-22, 2020.
  • CTF-72 Participates in Sea Dragon Exercise

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM - The U.S. Navy and its maritime partners kicked off operations for
  • VP-45 Crew Locates Missing Mariner in Pacific

    PACIFIC OCEAN- The crew of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 located a missing
  • Stop by AFE before flight

    69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment Airmen pose for a photo at Andersen Air
  • Andersen Air Force Base holds largest Joint Aircraft Fire Training

    Tech. Sgt. Jordan Salas, a fire training NCO in charge, assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer
  • Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Force

    Today the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.
  • Around the Air Force: Space Force, AF Housing, Operation Christmas Drop

    Today's look Around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett on the Space Force and housing issues as well as information on this year's Operation Christmas Drop. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Greg Cerny)
  • Operation Christmas Drop delivers critical supplies, holiday spirit

    Now in its 68th year, Operation Christmas Drop has not only served as the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 55 Micronesian islands like Woleia, but has also served as a coming together for elders and their communities on their respective islands across approximately 1.8 million square nautical miles throughout the Pacific.
  • Bundles are packed, rigged and ready to roll

    Service members from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai), Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), and volunteers from the local community came together for a day of bundle building during Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2019.
  • OCD 2019 is here and Santa’s C-130s are ready to fly

    As the seasons change, December often times leads to trees without leaves, snow, and frigid air signaling what is the holiday season. For the island of Guam and many others scattered throughout the Pacific, the holiday season is marked not by the arrival of the more traditional winter, but that of the arrival of C-130s in the sky.
  • Singapore Air Force to establish permanent fighter training detachment at Andersen

    Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and Singapore Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen met on the sidelines of the Reagan National Defense Forum where they discussed a range of issues on the bilateral defense relationship. They affirmed the importance of continuing to enhance our defense partnership following the renewal of the U.S.-Singapore Memorandum of Understanding by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee in September. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the regional access Singapore provides to U.S. forces, and both sides looked forward to further collaboration on U.S. force posture requirements. The Secretary and Minister also discussed regional security challenges and the importance of ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific. 
  • Indo-Pacific partners join Pacific Air Forces for 68th year delivering humanitarian aid to 20,000 people across 56 islands

    U.S. and partner Airmen in Guam are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian mission beginning Dec. 10.
  • Andersen to begin base access pre-registration for eligible veterans and caregivers

    The Andersen AFB Visitor Control Center located at the main gate has begun pre-registering eligible veterans and caregivers for base access privileges as part of the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.
  • Hawaii National Guard in Guam for Vigilant Guard 2020 exercise

    The Hawaii National Guard participated in the final Vigilant Guard disaster response exercise of the year in Guam in late November.
  • B-52s complete 19.5-hour mission, live-fire training with Army in Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircrews participated in live-fire training operations with the U.S. Army over the Pohakuloa Training Area, located on the big island of Hawaii November 15 and 18.
  • Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test

    Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no.
  • Andersen AFB to host 68th annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The 68th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop is set to take to the Pacific skies, Dec. 9 hosted by the 36th Wing.
  • Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop

    More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across the Eleventh Air Force attended a two-day workshop centered around group discussions of best practices and strategies focused on resiliency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 and 7, 2019.
  • Guam celebrates Veterans Day

    Members of the U.S. Joint Color Guard stand in formation prior to the start of the Veterans Day
  • Andersen AFB to conduct installation exercise November 19-20

    Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Installation Wide Exercise Nov. 19 and 20th, 2019. This exercise satisfies an annual requirement in accordance with Air Force Installation Exercise Requirements. Expect traffic delays and temporary gate closures.
  • Andersen Conducts Fuel Spill Exercise

    The 36th Wing Inspector General team conducted a fuel spill exercise at the split of Arc Light Boulevard and Carolines Avenue here on Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • 205th EIS perform final radio installation for AFFSA replacement program

    The 205th Engineering and Installation Squadron (205th EIS) from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base (WRANGB), Oklahoma City, was tasked in 2016 with installing radio systems for the Air Force Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA), an agency whose mission encompasses the design and writing of basic flight regulations and flight rules, air traffic control and landing systems, and airfield management for the entire U.S. Air Force.
  • Reserve-Reserve-Reserve-Guard

    The Island of Guam is known for its spacious beaches, snorkeling, its hospitality and rich culture: what most travelers are looking for. What most people don’t know is that Guam is extremely patriotic. So much so that one if every four citizens of Guam will most likely serve in the armed forces in either Active Duty status, the reserves or the National Guard.
  • Powering the Fight

    “Our shop doesn’t only support the flightline, we support everything from a power outage on base housing to the Air conditioning in the Dog Kennels.”
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group Awards

    Members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing maintenance group recently returned from deployments to Andersen Air Force base, Guam and Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, with 54 total earned Air Force Achievement and Commendation medals.
  • Tough as Lightning

    Capt. Jacob Stawski, now 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer, said he would never forget his first flight.
  • Global Hawk redeploys from Yokota Air Base to Andersen Air Force Base

    Pacific Air Forces redeployed a squadron of 319th Reconnaissance Wing Global Hawk RQ-4s from Yokota
  • Embedded Resiliency: Chaplain serves the CRG

    In today’s Air Force, resiliency is everything. Here at Andersen AFB, the Contingency Response Group is adopting an idea from Air Force Special Operations Command to better serve their Airmen’s mental, spiritual, and intrinsic needs in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Andersen AFB

    The Combined Federal Campaign launched its 2019 campaign on 4 October 2019, inviting federal employees and retirees to give to participating charities. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government.
  • Andersen's Dynamic Duo

    The young boy was on his way to a unit potluck, and he wondered what new information he would learn
  • The Guiding Voice

    The air traffic control tower, a sentry for Andersen’s flightline, sits in the golden glow of the
  • Andersen’s air advisors play vital role in Pacific unity

    The 36th Contingency Response Group is very active in multilateral exercises, disaster responses and
  • Team Andersen remembers 9/11

    Members of Team Andersen attend a September 11 memorial ceremony on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 11, 2019. Today marks the 18th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department hosted a memorial ceremony followed by a memorial stair climb event to honor all the fallen first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)
  • Andersen’s Defenses Keeping with the Times

    In an effort to increase the lethality of the warfighter, the Air Force announced earlier this year
  • Andersen’s B-52 assists in search and rescue

    The 69th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, along with the U.S.
  • Team Andersen places at (CNIC) Culinary Competition

    Staff Sgt. Cherise Hood (left), Staff Sgt. Joshua Parnell (middle) and Senior Airman Alyssa Ross (right), assigned to the 36th Force Support Squadron, represented Joint Region Marianas at the Tenth Annual Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Culinary Competition July 25, 2019 at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. The culinary competition consisted of twelve teams of three chefs that were declared as the best of their Navy region. The trio ultimately snatched second place for overall performance and took home third place in the culinary competition. Their winnings included three fine-dining cookbooks, a garnishing kit, a knife set and 24 education hours from the American Culinary Federation. (courtesy photo)
  • 24/7 support, 24/7 response

    With a 185 foot-wide-B-52 Stratofortress in front of him and a star-filled sky above, Senior Airman
  • Team Andersen change of command season 2019

    Team Andersen finish change of command season July 23, 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. With the permanent change of station season coming to an end, we say farewell to all our outgoing commanders, and welcome to our incoming commanders.
  • Andersen's beach ensures health of endangered turtles

    “Only about 1 in 1000 baby turtles are expected to make it to adulthood due to dangerous circumstances and currently the number might be even smaller.” Josefa Munoz, University of Guam Sea Grant’s resident sea turtle biologist spent her morning monitoring and in some cases, rescuing the babies of the endangered Green Sea Turtle on Andersen Air Force Base. The Sea Grant team consists of Josefa Muñoz and Leilani Sablan of the University of Guam. The focus of the monitoring and excavating is to estimate the number of turtle eggs that successfully made it to the safety of the water and determine hatching success. Monitoring the nesting and hatching of endangered turtles helps ensure the continued health of their species and lets team Andersen act as good stewards of Guam’s many natural resources.
  • Singaporean Airmen complete deployment to Guam

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force completed its training deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on July 15, after deploying six F-16 fighters, one G550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft and approximately 150 personnel June 13.
  • Andersen partakes in Guam’s 75th Liberation Day

    Team Andersen, along with service members from all the other branches of the U.S. military, joined
  • Andersen remembers the Six

    Leadership from Andersen Air Force base and Naval Base Guam along with service members assigned to Guam attends the RAIDR 21 memorial to commemorate the six fallen Airmen who passed away during a flyover for Guam's Liberation Day in 2008.
  • B-52s rotate in the Indo-Pacific

    B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, park on a flightline July 12, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. A new rotation of aircrews, maintenance personnel and aircraft assigned to the 69th EBS arrived on Guam to replace the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission. Since March 2004, Andersen has hosted the bomber mission designed to enhance regional security and provide reassurance to allies and partners the United States is capable of defending its national security interests in the Indo-Pacific region. The Airmen arriving from the 69th EBS will be on Guam to conduct CBP operations and training.
  • 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
  • GVB teams up with DPW and military volunteers for Median Improvement Project

    The Guam Visitors Bureau has teamed up with the Department of Public Works and volunteers from the Andersen Air Force Base Sister Village Program to water blast and paint medians as part of efforts to beautify and improve traffic safety in Tumon.
  • CNMI signs $21.9M 40 year lease with US DOD

    The Commonwealth Ports Authority, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands government and the U.S. Department of Defense finalized and signed a 40-year lease agreement worth $21.9 million for the U.S. Air Force’s divert airfield May 3, 2019.
  • Saipan native returns home, supports typhoon exercise

    Being stationed overseas in a foreign country is quite an adventure, but for some Airmen, home is always where the heart is. This phenomenon can be especially understandable when growing up on a small tropical island. Senior Airman Mark Abrihan, was born and raised in Saipan, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • DOD Official: Updated Transgender Policy Based on Treating All With Dignity

    Updates to the Defense Department’s transgender policy now take effect, and defense officials stressed the policy is anchored in the core value of treating all service members with dignity and respect.
  • Andersen Air Force Base drinking water continues to be safe

    Andersen AFB used Pool Time chlorination tabs to sanitize a half million gallon drinking water tank that serviced the facilities on North West Field; however, Guam Environmental Protection Agency classifies Pool Time chlorination tabs a pesticide and when this became known, the use of these tabs was immediately ceased. Although Andersen Air Force Base received the notices of violation for the Northwest Field water tank, at no time was the water deemed unsafe to drink, and both Guam EPA and Andersen Air Force Base concluded that it is very unlikely that the use of the Pool Time chlorination tabs resulted in any adverse health effects.
  • 23rd EBS brings bomber support to Diamond Shield 2019

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Diamond Shield 2019 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, March 18, 2019.
  • COPE North 19 Alliance demonstrates combat airpower

    Aircraft from the U.S., Australia and Japan participate in a COPE North 2019 airpower demonstration near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 6, 2019. CN19 is a long-standing, multilateral exercise designed to enhance air operations amongst partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations, as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines and Sailors participated alongside approximately 800 Royal Australian air force and Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) members during the exercise.
  • Cope North 2019 Week 2: Weathering the storm, strengthening alliances

    Within 24-hours after Super Typhoon Wutip passed, COPE North forces resumed executing rapid response capabilities by establishing a bare base and contingency runway on Tinian, a small island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.
  • Avalon 2019 comes to an end

    The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest event, the 2019 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (AVALON 19), concluded at Geelong, Victoria, Australia, March 3, 2019. Approximately 130 U.S. military personnel and aircraft participated in AVALON 19 to strengthen military-to-military ties with Australian allies while enhancing relationships with partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • POTUS visits JBER

    “The men and women who serve at JBER share one vital mission, to serve in our country’s last frontier as America’s first line of defense,” the President said. President Donald Trump speaks with service members at JBER, Feb. 28, 2019.
  • Cope North 2019: Allied Aeromedical Evacuations

    After a short pause caused by record-breaking super typhoon Wutip, the United States, Australia, and Japan were right back to business for Cope North 2019. The second week of the exercise had the three allied nations working together on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and its neighboring islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Despite the typhoon-caused delay, they were able to quickly establish a bare base and open a contingency runway in response to simulated disasters and emergencies. On Feb. 27, service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. The activities, which called for medical care under duress, included the use of aircraft from Andersen AFB, to include MH-60 helicopters from the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, as well as C-130Hs from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
  • COPE North Airmen demonstrate agility during Typhoon Wutip evacuation

    COPE North 2019 paused Feb. 22 as a precautionary measure due to hazardous conditions and potentially damaging winds caused by Typhoon Wutip.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19.
  • B-52s lead joint training across Hawaiian Islands

    Air and ground force elements came together across the Hawaiian Islands this week to jointly participate in close air support (CAS) training with U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • New civic leaders inducted into the Air Force

    More than 40 Air Force civic leaders visited Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-31, for a civic leader conference with the Air Force’s most senior leaders.
  • Forward Deployed: Andersen Airmen project airpower from Diego Garcia

    The diverse mission of the 36th Wing can be boiled down to a single concept: Project airpower across the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Mission complete: Spirits return to Missouri after BTF rotation

    Three B-2 Spirit bombers and approximately 150 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, departed after completing their deployment supporting U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission here Jan. 31, 2019.
  • B-52s rotate in the Indo-Pacific

    A B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota, sits on the flightline at Andersen AFB, Guam, Jan. 15, 2019. The bombers from Minot will assume responsibility for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)
  • The 736th SFS Live, Eat and Breath “Defensor Fortis" (Defenders of the Force)

    The dictionary defines the word Defender as a person who defends someone or something. No coincidence security force members throughout the Air Force use this moniker. Defender is well-suited; however, one word does not speak to their flexibility, warrior ethos or enormous responsibility.
  • Guam’s 734th Air Mobility Squadron helps ‘Santa’

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam was the center of “Santa’s”
  • ‘Santa’s helpers’ bring Christmas to Micronesian islands

    The holiday season is upon us with the sounds of festive music, the hustle and bustle of shopping, and the wrapping of gifts to be placed under the tree. At night children dream of a visit from Santa Claus, and everything the holiday season brings. It’s a little different, however, for those living in the far reaches of the Pacific. For 56 Micronesian islands, it’s not the sounds of reindeer or Santa’s sleigh children listen for, but the sounds of military cargo aircraft flying overhead.
  • COMPACAF engages with Andersen Airmen

    Brown’s visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, allowed him to familiarize himself with 36th Wing’s mission and role in promoting peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
  • U.S., Australian air forces advance combined capabilities at Darwin

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers and approximately 50 Airmen, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, concluded a combined exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, Dec. 9, 2018, in support of exercise Lightning Focus.
  • Around the Air Force: Bobsled Airmen / Operation Christmas Drop

    On this look Around the Air Force F-35 Lighting IIs may move to Tyndall Air Force Base, Airmen deliver supplies during Operation Christmas Drop, and two Airmen compete for spots on the USA bobsled team. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.
  • U.S. Indo-Pacific Forces Participate in Annual Operation Christmas Drop

    Santa 21 returned to the “north pole” of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam after delivering three
  • Operation Christmas Drop Commemorated With Push Ceremony

    Service members and civilians gathered to witness the ceremonial pushing of a box filled with humanitarian goods into a C-130 during the Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Dec. 10.
  • 374th AMXS, The Airmen Behind OCD

    Twenty-five tons of critical supplies airdropped to 56 Micronesian islands impacting more than
  • PACAF Airmen, B-52s arrive in Australia for combined training

    U.S. Pacific Air Forces deployed aircrew, support Airmen and two B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin to conduct combined exercises and training with their Australian counterparts Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, 2018.
  • 36th CRG brings relief, inspiration after devastation

    On Oct. 25, Daverrick Camacho, a firefighter from Saipan, woke-up to a nightmare turned reality. Everything he worked toward was wiped off the face of the earth. The place he called home and held family gatherings was nothing more than darkly twisted debris, scattered across the front lawn.
  • 36th CRG Continues Super Typhoon Yutu Recovery Efforts In Tinian

    Heat rises off the asphalt as the tires to a transport aircraft land on the grey surface. The propellers slice through the air as Tech. Sgt. Jedadiah Hutt, assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG), from Fort Collins, Colo., uses his hands to guide the plane to a halt. The cargo door rises as a 10K adverse terrain forklift approaches. Inside, the forks reach underneath a pallet and lift it off the deck. As the forklift reverses from the plane, a pallet holding reinforced plastic sheeting is revealed during recovery operations on Nov. 17.
  • Andersen AFB to host 67th annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The 67th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop is set to take to the Pacific skies, Dec. 10 hosted by the 36th Wing.
  • Vice President Pence visits Andersen AFB

    Vice President of the United States Michael Pence and his wife Karen visited service members and their families Nov. 18, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Deployed Airman Found Unresponsive

    An Airman deployed to Andersen Air Force Base was found unresponsive near Tumon Bay on Nov. 06 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
  • Team Andersen celebrates Red Ribbon week; “life is your journey, travel drug-free”

    Team Andersen celebrated the annual National Red Ribbon week Oct. 23 to 31, 2018.
  • Andersen returns to TCCOR 4, mission essential personnel only

    Team Andersen, As of 10:00 a.m., Oct. 25, Andersen AFB is in TCCOR 4, Mission Essential Only.
  • US bolsters Indonesian partnership by extending troops' stay

    U.S. Air Force members assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan have extended their mission to support USAID’s humanitarian response to help people affected by the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami.
  • Guam ‘Port Dawgs’ refine combat skills

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Air Force Reserve air transportation specialists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron in Guam participated in the Fieldcraft Hostile Course Sept. 17-28 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • MHS Nurse Advice Line is only a call or click away

    As of April 1, 2018 the MHS Nurse Advice Line expanded to include additional health care support services. The advice line is available by phone, web chat or video chat to beneficiaries who are anywhere in the world with a military treatment facility – including Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South Korea, and Japan.
  • Base Exercise November 5-8

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise from Nov. 5th to the 8th. This exercise satisfies an annual requirement in accordance with Air Force Installation Mission Assurance Exercise Requirements to maintain operational readiness and is not focused on any specific threat.
  • U.S. and Japan Self Defense Force Kick off Exercise Keen Sword

    Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) will conduct exercise Keen Sword
  • U.S. and Indonesian relief efforts provide hope, future

    U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sent three C-130J Super Hercules and aircrew from Yokota Air Base, Japan, and nearly 30 members from the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support USAID’s humanitarian assistance efforts in Indonesia Oct 5.
  • Guam’s HSC-25 Island Knights Welcome New Commanding Officer

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Oct. 5, 2018) – Cmdr. Frank Loforti relieved Cmdr. William “Easy” Eastham as commanding officer of Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five, during a change of command ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base Oct. 5.
  • Joint Task Force Introduces New Shallow-water Mine Capability during Valiant Shield

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Valiant Shield kicked off its seventh field training exercise,
  • B-52 conducts mission with Koku Jieitai, showcases interoperability

    A B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) while conducting a routine training mission in the East China Sea and Sea of Japan Sep. 26, 2018 (HST).
  • B-52 conduct missions over the South China Sea, Indian Ocean

    B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft conducted operations in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean on Sept. 23 and Sept. 25, 2018 (HST).
  • Indo-Pacom Wraps Up Valiant Shield 2018

    U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command wrapped up exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018, Sept. 23rd, around the Marianas Island Range Complex as well as on Guam.
  • Marine Aircraft Group 12 cleans Agat beach where Marines landed 74 years ago

    U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 cleaned up Agat beach during exercise Valiant Shield 18 September 17.
  • B-2s Conduct Training Missions Out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam-Hawaii

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits took off from Joint Base
  • Andersen AFB to stand up emergency shelters

    Emergency Shelter locations are as follows: - PRIMARY: Fitness Center, Phone: 366-6100 (Bldg 25045). Map attached. - SECONDARY: Youth Center, Phone: 366-3492/3490 (Bldg 1622). Map attached. - Both shelter locations will open at noon 10 Sep and close at TCCOR 1E. - Both shelter locations will reopen at TCCOR 1R.
  • Guam in COR 1

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo places Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1. COR1 means destructive winds are possible within the next 12 hours.

    Guam is now in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2. Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, Commander, Joint Region Marianas have placed the island and military installations, respectively, in COR 2 as of 7 p.m.

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Tomorrow (Jan 31st) CE Customer Service and both Andersen Family and Unaccompanied Housing Offices will be closed from 11 A.M.–4 P.M. For emergencies, please see additional information below: CE Customer Service: For any emergency issues, please call 366-2916/2917/2918. All other non-emergency issues can be sent to the CE Customer Service email org box at 36ces.service@us.af.mil. Housing Office: For any urgent Housing matters, please call 366-6240 or 653-4731. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, 3 February. Thank you, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron
The Readiness & Emergency Management Flight will be conducting training today (Jan 30) from 7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.. It will involve personnel driving around base in MOPP 4 and setting out detectors on main base. It is all for training purpose only.
Congratulations to our 4th Quarterly Award winners! Airman of the Quarter: SrA Tiffany Arquette- 36th Mission Support Group Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter: SSgt Bryan Koch- 36th Mission Support Group Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter: MSgt Coreena Dejesus-36th Wing Staff Agency Company Grade Officer of the Quarter: 2Lt Megan Barrick- 36th Maintenance Group Civilian Category I of the Quarter: Mr. Nathan Atalig- 36th Mission Support Group Civilian Category II of the Quarter: Mr. Shawn McMahon – 36th Mission Support Group Civilian Category III of the Quarter: Ms. Lucy Benavente - 36th Wing Staff Agency Honor Guard of the Quarter: SrA Brandi Dennis – 36th Communications Squadron Volunteer of the Quarter: SSgt Duawana Robinson – 36th Maintenance Group Team of the Quarter: Family Health- 36th Medical Group
Don't miss this great training opportunity on Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention, and Bystander Intervention, 31st Jan, 11 A.M. at the Meehan Theater. This event is FREE and open to all! Joint Region Marianas
Andersen is proud to host the U.S. Navy's Tritons!
Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Jolesa Scott from the 36th Force Support Squadron team for being recognized as one of Team Andersen's Best! Great job!
#TeamAndersenDYK the fire prevention experts recommend to never leave open flames or cooking unattended, to check lint traps regularly as well as checking electrical outlets to make sure they are being used properly. In addition, family members of all ages should know and follow a shared emergency escape plan. Andersen firefighters recommend that, in case of fire, residents use their established escape plan and proceed to a designated rally point, a safe distance away from the flames and smoke. Once outside, immediately call 911 and describe the situation to dispatchers as calmly as possible. Fires happen sporadically, so please pay attention to your housekeeping, your surroundings and when you’re cooking or even just near a flame. #safety
Calling all football fans and history buffs!!! Immediately after World War II, the American military stationed in the South Pacific began playing full-contact football - pads and all. Andersen Air Force Base's Gilkeson Field, named after Brig. Gen. Adlai H. Gilkeson, commanding general of the 19th Bombardment Wing from 1949 to 1951, served as home of the North Field Bombers, the base football team! Teams in Japan, the Philippines, and Guam played in local military leagues, occasionally flying long distances to compete. A league champ on Guam wasn't determined until 1947, when the 1st Marine Brigade and the 501st Port Battalion tied for the island championship. The North Field (later Andersen) Bombers went undefeated in the 1948 season to capture the island title, which began a long legacy of the most successful football team on Guam for the next 34 years. The Bombers won at least 17 league/island championships - including 11 titles in a row from 1955 to 1966. The last Bomber championship was in 1974. Other teams on the island were also rich in tradition and history. In short, while the Navy dominated the league with their number of teams in action, it was the Andersen Bombers that dominated on the scoreboard and in the standings. The Bombers lasted until the leagues' end after the 1981 season. #TeamAndersen #TBT #NorthFieldBombers Joint Region Marianas US Naval Base Guam U.S. Pacific Air Forces 1st Marine Brigade
Every flight starts with planning! And a trip to Aircrew Flight Equipment. AFE Airmen maintain equipment used by pilots, which are essential for survival capabilities. AFE Airmen provide direct support to the Continuous Bomber Presence. Thanks, AFE!
The United States, along with Mexico and the Philippines, were ranked one of the world's worst places for human trafficking in 2018. In the U.S., there is no official number of human trafficking victims, but estimates place it in the hundreds of thousands. Look for these indicators to help combat human trafficking.
WARNING: Security Forces will deny access to the base and/or issue fines for not updating your vehicle registration or not having insurance.
Exercise the very right you protect - your right to vote! We can help with registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot and notifying your local election officials back home of a change of address. Below is Voter Registration application, Absentee Ballot Request form (SF-76), and mailing address. This form is for Uniformed Service members, family members of voting age, DoD civilians, and citizens residing outside the United States. You may access many voting related questions and answers on the FVAP website at http://www.fvap.gov. Please click the link below to access the direct-to-voter training video which goes through the process step by step. https://www.fvap.gov/militaryhowto If you have any questions please contact your designated squadron UVAO or IVAO at DSN: 366-8137 or email: Andersen.vote@us.af.mil
Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Shannen Lisbourne from the 36th WG/JA team for being recognized as one of Team Andersen's Best! Great job!
#TeamAndersenDYK every day in the United States, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S. Many Airmen and families enjoy swimming within the shallow water, but some choose to swim beyond the reef into deeper depths. Since there is no continental shelf around Guam, the landmass underwater does not have a gradual slope; therefore, the water depth drops suddenly. Swimmers are advised not to swim beyond the reef and into the deep open water to avoid hazardous waves and currents or other harmful conditions. Alcohol is also a major cause of water-related incidents. Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of deaths associated with water recreation, according to the CDC. Drinking alcohol causes a lack of coordination, disturbance of the inner ear, impaired reaction time and impaired judgment, which can cause someone to become injured or drown while swimming. Please be safe when out swimming. Never swim alone, drink while swimming, and pay attention to the flag conditions. #safety
Way to go, Security Forces! Sen. Joe San Augustin from the 35th Guam Legislature presented Airmen from the 36th Security Forces Squadron with a legislative resolution and certificates of appreciation, recognizing their volunteer efforts throughout the island community, Jan.16 at Tarague Beach. #TeamAndersen #OneGuam #Community #GoodNeighbors The Office of Senator Joe S. San Agustin Joint Region Marianas U.S. Pacific Air Forces The Guam Legislature
Showing love to Guam and promoting #environmental stewardship with #partners! Airmen from the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and 190th Air Refueling Wing - Kansas Air National Guard partnered with Sailors from Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen and members of Love Guam for a roadside cleanup Jan. 11 in Yigo. #OneGuam #GreenGuam #GoodNeighbors #Community #TeamAndersen #TeamAndersenTBT Joint Region Marianas U.S. Pacific Air Forces Yigo Mayor's Office
The "First Lady" of Andersen Air Force Base has retired. Please join Team Andersen in giving our thanks and well wishes to Mrs. Joyce Martratt after her more than 54 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Joyce has been guiding and assisting the leadership of AAFB as an invaluable secretary since the height of the Vietnam war. Serving with 27 general officers during her tenure, she has been essential in the continued success of Andersen, and by extension the security and safety of the indo-pacific region. Thank you for all that you have done for all of us in Team Andersen and may you have a blessed retirement. Si Yu'us ma'åse' Mrs. Joyce U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command #retirement