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  • Growing Up Military

    "Growing up in a military family offers some challenges, but it also provides some special rewards. You can be proud of your mom and dad for their brave defense of this great country. Your love and support sustains them. So thank you for being there for mom and dad. You are American patriots and role models for us all." - Marine General Peter Pace,
  • Happy 60th Birthday B-52, and 48 years of history at Andersen AFB

    April 15, 1952 marked the very first flight of a B-52 Stratofortress, almost twelve years later, on March 29, 1964, the first B-52 landed at Andersen AFB starting the legacy of the BUFFs (Big Ugly Fat/Flying Fellow) at Andersen AFB. The first B-52B that arrived at Andersen AFB, named the "City of El Paso," was the first of many B-52 models to call
  • Farewell Instructions in Leadership

    In 1917, at the Second Training Camp, Fort Sheridan, Wyo., Maj. C. A. Bach gave farewell instructions to a graduating class of student officers. His farewell instructions were a soldier's analysis of how to be a leader. Timeless, his address to the men commissioned that day is as applicable now as it was then. Leadership matters, and how you
  • Mentorship

    What if I told you there's a tool that can revolutionize the way we do our jobs? Here are a few of the endless possibilities:· trainees fully duty qualified ahead of schedule· decreased safety mishaps· technically and professionally proficient Airmen· improved mission readiness· strong unit cohesion identity and ... members who know where they fit
  • Excellence in All We Do: Profile of An American Airman

    Two weeks ago, I had the great fortune to attend the 36th Wing Annual Awards ceremony. It was a celebration and recognition of Team Andersen's best-of-the-best. The evening's keynote speaker, The Honorable Robert Underwood, President of the University of Guam, particularly moved me. He used humor as his platform to discuss the very serious Air
  • The Importance of Pursuing Education

    Why is education so important? The bottom-line is your nation needs you to have an education; the Air Force needs you to have an education, you need "you" to have an education. Education is the cornerstone of our nation, our society, and strengthens our military and our Air Force. It trains our minds to think and make right decisions. The world has
  • Review of Marshall Michel's "The Eleven Days of Christmas: America's Last Vietnam Battle"

    "Nixon knew sending the B-52s involved significant risks. Still, Nixon felt the risks he would take by not using the big bombers were even greater. He was sure that Congress would cut funds for the war when it returned in January, so he had only three weeks to force the North Vietnamese back to the peace table to sign the modified agreement and
  • Make it a day on, not a day off

    Did you know there are no federal or national holidays in the United States? Each of the 50 states has jurisdiction over its holidays; yet, 10 holidays per year are proclaimed by the federal government. When was the last time you participated in the celebration of an observance recognizing specific groups in our society? Special observances are a
  • What’s on your “not-to-do” list this year?

    "Back to the Basics!" "Re-bluing the Force!" "Be a better Airman!" As we march into 2012, these statements sound like wonderful New Year's resolutions to professionalize our force. As champion of a 36th Wing priority to "Develop a Culture of Professional Airmen," I must help our Airmen understand what professionalism looks like. I believe
  • The Power of Attitude

    Success is an honored word in all organizations, no matter whether they are military or civilian. I believe that your success in any job is anchored solidly in your personal vision and values--in a word, your attitude. Look into any department that yields excellent customer satisfaction, high quality performance and a strong binding morale among

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https://www.postguam.com/news/local/baby-turtles-head-for-the-sea/video_dba30e92-8336-11e8-8269-4b8efe2566d0.html One of the perks of living in Guam: seeing adorable baby sea turtles migrate. Check out this bale of the newly hatched creatures at Castro beach.
Social media is a quick and easy way to stay in touch with friends and keep up to date with whats going on. Unfortunately posting the wrong thing to social media can be a quick and easy way to find yourself in hot water. Make sure that what you're posting is allowed and that you aren't violating any regulations or OPSEC standards. For more information on social media use visit our website at: http://www.andersen.af.mil/Units/Wing-Staff-Agencies/Public-Affairs/
In an effort to keep the base population informed of emergency situations occuring on or around the installation, there is the new AtHoc App available for download.
Congratulations to Col. Daniel Roesch for assuming command of the 36th Contingency Response Group, and we would like to say thank you to Col. Carmelo Giovenco for all of his contributions to Andersen. Please feel free to like share and tag. For high resolution photos of the event check out our Flickr albums at the link below! https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/albums/72157669041030347
Command Chief Master Sergeant of Pacific Air Forces Anthony Johnson visited Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and witnessed a new generation of defenders showcase their skills. Photos from this visit can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/albums/72157698378001974 U.S. Pacific Air Forces #TeamAndersen #CommandoWarrior #DefenderChallenge #SecurityForces, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Joint Region Marianas,
The 2018 Advanced Combat Skills Assessment hosted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam allowed Security Forces members from throughout the Pacific to put their talents to the test. The teams participated in events such as shooting, combatives, and mental and physical challenges. For more photos of the event visit our flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/albums/72157670479415428 U.S. Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, United States Air Force, Airman Magazine Yokota Air Base, Misawa Air Base, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Osan Air Base, Joint Region Marianas, @joJoint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official), KadenaAirBase, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, U.S. Air Force Security Forces
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Lori Hodge for assuming command of the 36th Force Support Squadron, and we would like to say thank you to Lt. Col. Dawn Standridge for all of her contributions to Andersen. Please feel free to like share and tag. For high resolution photos check out our Flickr albums at the link below! https://www.flickr.com/photos/andersenafb/albums/72157698269347454
Andersen Exchange and Food Court are now open for normal hours of operation
Delayed reporting authorized for Andersen AFB For Immediate Release July 5, 2018 0600 Delayed reporting has been authorized for all non-mission essential Andersen AFB personnel. The adjusted report time is now 10:00 a.m. All mission essential personnel should report at normal times. Please contact your chain of command for more details. (This post will be updated as new information becomes available) Stay safe! AFMS - Andersen - 36th Medical Group, 36th Force Support Squadron, Joint Region Marianas,
(2/2) We alerted @mpdmontgomery and have been working with them on this incident. The base went into lockdown for t… https://t.co/nwRRVGWLTW
(1/2) At approx. 12:30 a.m., Airmen from 42nd Security Forces Squadron responded to suspicious activity near the fo… https://t.co/KZLGaUG2Sh
The upcoming gate schedule during the holidays: Maxwell AFB: Day Street and Kelly Street gates will be closed Nov.… https://t.co/pt2FZrIshK
Team Maxwell, Flu shots are being offered today (November 6) to Active Duty, dependents (to include children), and… https://t.co/lSjfG0yDtp
The City of Montgomery has done a lot of work to improve downtown and the city as a whole. This award is well-deser… https://t.co/yFoBc5VUfY
Some exciting things happening over in the Barnes Center at Gunter, as the First Sergeant Academy revamps curriculu… https://t.co/0Y5pRPfnZH
The Kelly St Gate will be restricted to FEMA and commercial truck traffic only, at 6 p.m. tonight and lasting throu… https://t.co/UoIvqHBCLf
Winds expected throughout the evening across central Alabama. Nothing like they've seen in Florida and the Gulf Coa… https://t.co/Wiw7vAVTBn
Tropical Storm and Hurricane warnings for counties south of Montgomery. Stay safe as #HurricaneMichael comes ashore. https://t.co/ZUfiger1pg
RT @NWSMobile: 750am - Potentially CATASTROPHIC Hurricane #Michael heading toward the Florida Panhandle this morning. This is the GOES-East…
Another @RedCross shelter is open in Alabama, this time in Troy for those with medical needs. #hurricanemicheal https://t.co/K57hlmQX6A
A new @RedCross shelter is open in Alabama for anyone displaced by #HurricaneMichael. https://t.co/uswIePOULo
We're expecting more than 800 first responders to stage out of Maxwell before moving south and support… https://t.co/YQRfek1EUu
A local Evacuee Shelter is open in Montgomery for anyone getting away from #HurricaneMichael. https://t.co/dxPoXWnHt8
Some good information on local county items in advance of #HurricaneMichael https://t.co/bxDI1dSP5u
The Maxwell Fitness Center will be housing teams supporting FEMA efforts in response to #HurricaneMichael. The Maxw… https://t.co/hPqVs3d0tK
@MaxGunFitness center will be housing teams supporting FEMA efforts in Florida and South Alabama. Today at 1500 the… https://t.co/6LXQhZYWes
Maxwell and Gunter are not in the path, but Alabama will experience some impacts. Stay safe and informed as the sto… https://t.co/GIxNpePh5E
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/L6qxWeTonG 2018 GOE LtCol(ret) Bill Schwertfeger (USAF) Introduction Video
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/D12k6pue6C 2018 GOE LtCol(ret) Kelly Latimer (USAF) Introduction Video