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  • 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (3 PRS) and its Mariana Islands' History

    On Nov. 1, 2011, there will be an anniversary of sorts for an event that has been a time long forgotten. 67 years ago, Nov. 1, 1944, the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (3rd PRS) from Isley Field, Saipan, made history while flying a reconnaissance mission over Tokyo. The significance of this event was that it was the start of 20th Air Force, XXI
  • A letter to Team Andersen and their Families

    Next week we will step it up a notch when it comes to exercising our warfighting capabilities. You will see and hear more involvement base-wide in reaction to exercise scenario injects than you have in the past. We won't go crazy with our scenario, but we will stress our ability to fight-in-place, survive mission denial tactics by the "bad guy" and
  • Please, hang up and drive

    If you've been in the Air Force for a while, you might know the name Gary Kunich. He worked for European Stars and Stripes around the time I first entered the Air Force in 1999. He retired in 2006 as a master sergeant, but he has never put down the pen: today he writes for local publications in his adopted hometown of Kenosha, Wis.Today, he has a
  • To be stereotyped as an Airman

    When we hear the word stereotype, we tend to attach negative connotations to it. After a conversation I had a few months ago, that word changed for me.In late March, my wife Kelly and I attended a course at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, as part of our preparation for squadron command. The course was a week long, and on the last day, we attended a
  • SecDef retires, addresses servicemembers

    To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces: It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve and to lead you for the past four and a half years. All of that time we have been engaged in two wars and countless other operations.It has been a difficult time for you and for your families, from long and repeated deployments for those in
  • The bottom L.I.N.E. how retirees, active-duty stay connected

    How do you see or view retirees? What's your perception of retirement? Do you assume that most retirees are interested in gardening, golfing, fishing, or rocking on the porch? Do you define retirement as a time to play, or do nothing, or as an endless vacation? According to the Association of American Retired Persons, 45 percent of all pre-retirees
  • Your advocate in times of need

    You may have seen posters around base saying, "Defending Those Defending Freedom," and wondered to yourself what the Area Defense Counsel office does, and what we can do for you. If this has happened over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed that there is a new defense paralegal here, Tech. Sgt. Tara White, who recently came over from the
  • COMPACAF delivers Memorial Day message

    On May 30, 2011, our Memorial Day, we will honor our service members who have paid the ultimate price in the full spectrum of military operations in the defense of our great Nation.We honor the legacy of those that have served and given their all, and certainly inclusive in this long line are our Pacific Command Airmen and their sacrifices during
  • The last ride

    Editor's note: Chaplain (Capt.) David Leonard is a Chaplain at Andersen Air Force Base.I handed a coin to the driver saying, "You are taking my brother-in-law on his last ride. I don't want you to forget this." No one who knew Maj. Philip Ambard will ever forget him. He was born in Venezuela, but loved his adopted country passionately. He joined
  • Engineer or Teacher?

    It has been five months since I arrived at Forward Operating Base Morales-Frazier. With this being my second deployment as an engineer and contracting officer representative it seemed to me that this would be a simple assignment, but I have since come to realize that being an engineer is not my sole responsibility as a member of this provincial
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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