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  • Brig. Gen. Owens: Thank you, you've laid the cornerstone

    It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your wing commander the last two years, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you. I came to the 36th Wing excited about this great base and wing rich with history that was again in the midst of robust operation and great change. Teresa and I both came here excited at the prospects of a new Air
  • I Can Save My Own Life: A moment in time

    Our lives can often be defined by events which impact us, our families, friends and our coworkers in a positive or negative manner. Sometimes these events occur because of decisions we choose to make or sometimes not make. These events can have far reaching and dire consequences, not only to ourselves, but also to those around us and even our Air
  • I Can Save My Own Life "Safety"

    "I can save my own life" are words that 22-year-old Senior Airman Matthew Derheim considers a mantra. Senior Airman Derheim is one of 61 members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight. Thirty nine, including Airman Derheim, received the U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal on Aug. 1 for their efforts while responding to
  • I Can Save My Own Life, "Flipped"

    I had everything in the world going for me. It was a Friday afternoon, I was driving a two-seat convertible roadster, and I was returning home to my wife after my first day of the Basic Qualification Course in the F-15E Strike Eagle. We lived about 3 miles off base, a straight-shot from the front gate through busy shopping areas and traffic
  • What is AFSA?

    The Air Force Sergeants Association is a federally chartered non-profit organization representing The professional and personal interests of more than 116,000 active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired, and veteran enlisted members of the U.S. Air Force and their families. From first term Airmen to senior enlisted members, AFSA represents all
  • I Can Save My Own Health

    Smoking...with all the advertisements and doctors' recommendations, it appears obvious how this single act can change your life. The Surgeon General warns it causes cancer, heart disease, and emphysema, yet despite these warnings, I continue to see more and more young people smoke. I wonder what causes someone to pick up this unhealthy habit. Is it
  • Sexual assault: It can happen to you

    No one is immune to sexual assault. Men, women, young, old, attractive, unattractive, single, married, everyone is at risk of being sexually assaulted. It can happen to you even if you do everything right. But there are some things you can do to reduce your risk. When you think of the 36th Wing motto "I Can Save My Own Life" it should remind you of
  • I can save my own: interpersonal relationships

    Straight out of her technical school at Sheppard AFB, Texas, Airman 1st Class Heather Cheney, 25, recognized the importance of interpersonal relationships. "As a single female living in the dorms it's a different life than what I'm used to. I turn 26 soon, and the majority of my friends are between 18 and 20. Most of them work in [Logistics
  • Drinking and Driving - You Will Get Caught

    Driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime. You've heard this before; it is not new. Yet, there are some military members that continue to decide to get behind the wheel of a car and drive after they have been drinking. There are few tragedies that have scarred more people than those of drunk drivers, just ask the family of the Guam police
  • Everything I know about being an Airman I learned in high school

    This is an homage to an Army noncommissioned officer (or noncom as they were called back then). Sergeant 1st Class Lyvon Edgar (a retired Korean War veteran) was the coach of my high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill team. During my senior year we went undefeated in six competitions, culminating with the Southeast Region
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Congratulations to Team Andersen's newest graduates of Airman Leadership School class 19F! Follow the link to download the High Res. photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/albums/72157710560654943
Congratulations to Team Andersen's newest Master Sergeants. To download the High Res. photos, follow the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/albums/72157710543959523
It’s that time of year again when parents and children are preparing to go back to school. 26 Aug. starts the 1st day of school for Team Andersen children. With that said, please take extreme precaution while driving in the school zone. Please see school zone safety tips below: - Be on the lookout for school zone signals and ALWAYS obey the speed limits. - When entering a school zone, be sure to SLOW DOWN and obey all traffic laws. - Always stop for school buses that are loading or unloading children. - BE AWARE of and watch out for children near schools, bus stops, sidewalks, in the streets, in school parking lots, etc.
Members assigned to the 36 Force Support Squadron, SSgt Cherise Hood, SSgt Joshua Parnell and SrA Alyssa Ross, recently represented Joint Region Marianas at the Tenth Annual Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Culinary Competition at Naval Station Great Lakes. 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 photos) #foodservices #culinaryskills #36FSS
Thank you Civil Engineers for you what you do and continue to #LeadTheWay
If you want to hit the gym but don't like waiting for equipment, check out the Annex Fitness Center! It's open 24/7 and all you need is a PIN code. Register your military ID at the annex during their manned hours to recieve your code. Staffed annex hours: Monday-Friday 6am-9am and 4pm-7pm. Located next to the base library. See ya at the gym!
Andersen AFB will be conducting a routine exercise from 20-22 Aug. Please expect delays at all gates and announcements across the public address system.
Team Andersen is thankful for all the thoughts and prayers given the last couple of days, and we are glad to report that the Defender is healthy and doing well. We thank all our Defenders who protect our base personnel and families, allowing the mission to drive on each day. Our training and partnership with the Guam Police Department is also an invaluable asset. Resources are available to those affected by these circumstances. Remember you are never alone, and help is always available. Visit Andersen Helping Agencies - AHA for more information.
Remembering the last “Skyblazer”
Gate runner pronounced dead ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – At approximately 7:52 a.m. local time today, the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene while receiving medical attention by emergency medical personnel. At approximately 7:35 p.m., Aug. 14, a suspect charged the front gate while being pursued by the Guam Police Department. The suspect crashed their vehicle while attempting to force their way through the gate, abandoned their vehicle, and then proceeded to flee on foot into the nearby jungle area. 36th Security Forces Squadron initiated base lockdown procedures and began the search for the suspect along with GPD. The suspect attempted to evade patrols in the jungle. 36th SFS’s members and GPD located the suspect on base and initiated an arrest. The suspect responded aggressively attacking the arresting officers and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member. The suspect was subsequently shot by the officer in self-defense. “While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect,” said Brig. General Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander. “We value the importance of every life and are thankful for the courage our Defenders display in the safe conduct of their duties protecting our personnel and families.” There is an ongoing investigation into this incident and additional information may be provided when available. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Air Force Office of Special Investigation are working together with Security Forces and Guam Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and the use of force.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Police chase suspect shot at Andersen Air Force Base during apprehension. At approximately 6:35 a.m. local time, the search for the suspect involved in a high-speed police chase last night with Guam Police Department ended when he was located by a team of security forces members here. The individual crashed into the barriers on Andersen AFB and attempted to flee on foot. During apprehension, the suspect responded aggressively and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member. The suspect was subsequently shot by base security during the altercation. The suspect was transported by ambulance to civilian hospital. “Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen, our service members and families,” said Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander. “We are proud of our partnerships in place and for the swift actions taken by our security forces members in conjunction with local law enforcement.” There is an ongoing investigation into this incident and additional information may be provided when available. The Air Force Office of Special Investigation is working together with Andersen AFB security forces and the Guam Police Department. Please direct any inquiries to the Public Affairs office at (671) 366-2228.
Main Gate Closure Real World for Andersen AFB Anderesen AFB Main Gate is closed for emergency personel only until further notice. Utilize other gates for entry and exit to Andersen AFB.
At approximately 7:35 p.m. local time, a civilian suspect attempted to enter Andersen Air Force Base at the main gate after fleeing from the Guam Police Department, the suspect crashed his vehicle when members of the 36th Security Forces Squadron activated emergency defensive barriers. Andersen Air Force Base was placed on lockdown as a safety precaution. Security Forces and local law enforcement responded to the scene of the crash, secured the area and opened the main gate road. The all clear has been issued and normal operations have resumed.
As of right now, every gate but the back gate is open. Traffic is slowly flowing & all outbound traffic is being searched.
ALL CLEAR ALL CLEAR ALL CLEAR Immediate threat has passed. The lockdown for Andersen AFB has been lifted. Thank you for your patience while Andersen AFB responders ensured the safety of our base. ALL CLEAR ALL CLEAR ALL CLEAR
LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN Andersen AFB is in a base wide lockdown. All base personnel implement lockdown procedures and immediately take shelter. Remain indoors and keep all entry ways locked. This is not an exercise! We will provide further updates as we receive them.
Did you send your family your photo yet? Our Flickr page has hundreds of photos that you may want! Photos from official ceremonies are posted and kept on Flickr for 6 months, or until the page is at capacity - 1000 photos. If you have recently been promoted, awarded, graduated from ALS, assumed or relinquished command, etc., make sure you check out the link below! https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/
CBD is non-psychotropic, meaning it does not produce the high associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of marijuana. Also, IAW AFI 1-1, members are not allowed to use CBD or any other substance (other than alcohol or tobacco) to become intoxicated or alter their mood or function. This is a violation of Art 92 failure to obey order or regulation. STAY AWAY FROM CBD!!! #sayno2CBD #sayno2drugs #CBDisbad
Andersen never sleeps! The 36th EAMXS operates around the clock to make sure that the mission gets done. Night shift workers are given work that cannot be completed during the day because of time restraints, and complete a wide range of task during their shift.
#DidYouKnow? The aviation distress call "Mayday" was created in 1923 and derives from the French "m'aidez" or "help me". #TheMoreYouKnow
Fantastic words of advice from the @AirMobilityCmd Commander. https://t.co/2eZlrWxvnJ
RT @cmsaf18: Leaders, listen up. Please speak with your teammates about their #financial readiness. Help them learn & lead them to the AFRC…
Thank you to all those who serve or have served and the families who support them. #VeteransDay https://t.co/ctgVzR0uqD
RT @AETCommand: #BehindTheScenes - Officer Training School Flight 3-13 prepares to march with their newly earned pennant Nov. 3, 2019 at @M
Happy Birthday to our brothers and sisters in the US Marine Corps. https://t.co/P60IkeoGRn
RT @AETCommand: 🗣 Heads up First Command!!! Lt. Gen. Webb & Chief Gudgel will host their first AETC Command Team Facebook Live Town Hall ev…
We appreciate the support of our local communities. https://t.co/yqo7qq62G8
RT @HQAirUniversity: To differentiate #USAF Airmen from other like-minded individuals, the term #Airman is reserved for USAF personnel whil…
Ever wonder if you are too tall or too short to be a pilot? Wonder no longer, this article has all the info you nee… https://t.co/M8V80N0VQm
Maxwell was honored to host this special event! https://t.co/tmOS4AFhMy
Welcome to Maxwell. https://t.co/Btr339zK2y
This is a great opportunity to ask the AETC leadership a question about the Major Command or training in the Air Fo… https://t.co/N0MwV3SXn4
Gunter Annex is getting a new Force Support Satellite Office in building 847. They will provide services for MPF,… https://t.co/6FPHBkehxP
Maxwell-Gunter will celebrate Halloween tonight from 6pm to 8pm. Children will be going door-to-door throughout Max… https://t.co/oaSmqcF86x
RT @willainsworthAL: We had a successful Military Stability Commission meeting today followed by a tour of @MaxwellAFB, Gunter Annex, and…
Gunter Annex is getting a new Force Support Satellite Office in bldg 847.  The office will provide services for MPF… https://t.co/m9R1PQJQxj
RT @AETCommand: #AirForce #JROTC cadets got some outstanding leadership and problem-solving training on the #LeadershipReactionCourse @Maxw
RT @HQAirUniversity: The Joint Force Air Component Commander should be the Service component commander with the preponderance of forces to…
Do you have school aged kids and want to engage with the team that is helping take military-affiliated families’ co… https://t.co/lb0eU5BCxM