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  • Resiliency and spousal support

    I write this piece on the 36th Wing's "Wingman Day," and one of today's major themes was resiliency, or the ability to bounce back from adversity, stress, setbacks--you name it. While families were invited to participate in Wingman Day activities, my own unit did not have any attendees other than our active duty members. I suspect that is a common
  • COMMENTARY: Holiday greetings from PACAF leaders

    The holiday season is here again - this past year really "Flew by!" It's certainly fitting to pass a huge "Thank You" to our PACAF Airmen and their families...thank you for all you do in the PACOM region and around the world.The season always provides us the time to reflect on the truly amazing command achievements this year...achievements that
  • Review of three cups of tea: one man's mission to promote peace... one school at a time

    The book review "Three Cups ofTea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time" is on theChief of Staff of the Air Force's reading list and was done as part of the36th Wing's Commander's Commentary program. Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin's Three Cups Of Tea is an inspirational, and supposedly biographical, rendition of how
  • 70th Anniversary Attack on Oahu

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attacks on Oahu. It is important that we take a moment to reflect and remember this seminal event in our nation's history. December 7th is the day that lives in infamy. It is the day we got caught with our guard down. And it was tragic, to be sure. On that fateful Sunday morning more than
  • The Road Ahead for Communications Squadrons

    In the last 22 years of my career, I've witness first-hand how the communications career field in the Air Force has evolved rapidly and one thing is for sure...it is constantly changing! Military and commercial technology has given our military the upper hand with respect to other countries because it has enabled the creation of superior weapons
  • "Don't Settle"

    Twenty Seven. A non-descript number, a multiple of 3 and 9, somebody's jersey number, maybe your age; or for me, the number of years I've been in this incredible Air Force. I say that I've been in for 27 years to let you know my experience to the great changes we've undergone as we continue to represent our Nation to the world. As Bob Dylan said,
  • COMPACAF sends Veteran's Day message

    Each year we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform in defense of our great nation. This year, Veterans Day falls just weeks before we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Oahu--that fateful day which led our country into World War II in the Pacific. The battle scars that still mark our PACAF
  • Communication is a Terrible Thing to Waste

    Throughout my almost 23 years of military service, the single most common trait I've seen all great commanders possess and the most valuable tool in their toolkit is the gift of effective communication. According to Webster's, communication is: "a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols,
  • Andersen Medical Home - Enhancing Family Health at Andersen Clinic

    Over the last three years, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been gradually implemented at bases and civilian institutions across the globe and 2011 signals the launch of the program at Andersen AFB. The Family Health Initiative (FHI) will offer a few positive changes for active duty members, dependents and medical staff as we continue
  • Keeping it R.E.A.L. through challenging times.

    Chicken Little was in the woods one day when an acorn fell on her head. It scared her so much she trembled all over. She shook so hard, half her feathers fell out. "Help, Help! The sky is falling! I have to go tell the king!" We know how the story goes, Chicken Little frantically proclaimed to anyone who would listen, "Oh, help! The sky is
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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.
RT @SecAFOfficial: Today I officially became the 25th Secretary of the #AirForce. I'm conscious of the extraordinary privilege of working w…
RT @HQAirUniversity: Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of @AETcommand, presided over Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, AU's commander and president, goi…
RT @HQAirUniversity: The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Barbara Barrett to be the 25th Secretary of the Air Force! https://t.co/yYMn5BKi9X
REMINDER that due to the holiday tomorrow the gate schedule will be modified: Maxwell AFB: -Maxwell Blvd gate will… https://t.co/RliiGGnhwy
RT @HQ_AFMC: Starting with the Women Air Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II, through acceptance at the academies, to fighter pilots & m…
.@CivilAirPatrol search and rescue efforts are credited with saving 117 lives in fiscal year 2019. This is CAP’s th… https://t.co/F1bpyFsyPl
The 42nd Medical Group is adopting an operational medical readiness model. Other than the possibility of a new PCM… https://t.co/IhiccTWhuQ
Jennifer Collins & Christopher Taylor were recognized today for 30 years of federal service with "30-year service"… https://t.co/xW1Qdd1aEV
This app has something for all Airmen. https://t.co/Uf4kJviFUY
Gunter's Dalraida gate #construction is going strong. #DriveSafe https://t.co/PhjqAma54a
RT @AETCommand: AFH1 Phone App Update: the 2019 version of the AFH1 phone app is out TODAY! Learn more about the app at the link!! https:…
RT @AETCommand: HAPPENING NOW: Lt. Gen. Brad Webb & Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel outline the First Command’s vision, mission, & prioriti…
If you are on Maxwell and able there is still time to donate blood at the Maxwell Clinic. See you there.… https://t.co/lrg6z6z51y
Congratulations to everyone who helped make graduating the largest OTS class possible. https://t.co/heANRgohcm
Civil Air Patrol is embarking on another #innovative partnership with the @usairforce, one that will provide critic… https://t.co/6lUySGfsSo
Gunter's Dalraida gate will be closed starting today for 1 month, please plan your commute accordingly. Drive safe!
If you are on base tomorrow make sure to stop by @HQAirUniversity Press book store. https://t.co/ujnQOk0OES
RT @AETCommand: Have you heard?! Airmen have a new digital option to stay current on @usairforce knowledge & to help prepare for promotion…
Today, we honor those who lost their lives the day of the attacks. It's been 18 years and we remember.… https://t.co/CdrUdf1WsK