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  • Do you know the truth about yourself?

    "The unexamined life is not worth living" - SocratesThere is a risk associated with success and a great risk associated with great success. As you rise in rank, it's easy to start believing you are smarter, better looking and less fallible, when a quick glance in a mirror would reveal the truth. Do you know the truth?When my new first sergeant, an
  • Driving under the influence

    I have been an F-16 crew chief for 16 years. In early December 2010, I was a master sergeant awaiting the results from my second attempt at promoting to senior master sergeant.Everything was going well in my career, and I felt good about my chances of making my next stripe. I was where I wanted to be, and I was moving into the final portion of my
  • Passing the Baton

    Since January 2006, a total of 33 Air National Guard (ANG) chaplains and 31 chaplain assistants have proudly served as the deployed Religious Support Team (RST) here. The ANG RST is made up of a chaplain and chaplain assistant that augment the active duty chaplain staff by providing ministry to Airmen and their families, especially to those
  • Service before self

    I felt like my teeth were about to rattle out of my head as I held onto the frame of the old Chinese truck that ferried us to the work site each day. My back ached and my hands were blistered. The scorching heat of the Southeast Asian sun beat down with little shade to hide us from it. It was the most satisfying week of my life.Three weeks ago, our
  • Facebook: The enemy's best friend

    What do Soviet spies and Facebook have in common? They assist the enemy in obtaining information that would otherwise be secret. It is too often you go online and see social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter with information that violates operational security (OPSEC). I remember watching American Forces Network and seeing
  • Positive thinking proves to be powerful personal ally

    As 2011 began, I knew I had some tough personal choices to make immediately to start off the year. These choices were life-altering and I knew I needed to find a way to gain the strength through the effects of these choices.Enter positive thinking. I knew the choices I was making were going to require a positive attitude as a result of positive
  • Think about the fundamental principles of mentorship

    Think back to when you were young and struggling to get accustomed to your new high school, and along comes the dreaded "finals week." Facing four or five major tests in a row, you broke out into a cold sweat. But then you talked to an older sibling or friend who helped guide you through your study preparation and gave you some test-taking words of
  • Airmen, families critical to Wing success

    Since I arrived at Andersen Air Force Base last June, I have witnessed the transformation of this Wing in remarkable ways. I have seen Airmen and their families rise to the task again and again as we ensure our ability to provide stability and security in the Asia-Pacific Region.My foremost task at the 36th Wing is to guarantee a force that is fit
  • My CCAF journey

    I sat down hard on the bed in our small Wiesbaden apartment when the news came: child number two was on the way and I knew, right then, that I had to get my collective together.It was January 1985, cold and sunny, and Kim and I just stared at each other. Child number one was strolling through the house with huge Garfield slippers on, the joy of our
  • Key spouses thank you for keeping it R.E.A.L. too

    Did you know that President Obama proclaimed November as Military Family Month and the first lady, Michelle Obama, has sought to provide more support for military families? You're also aware that the Air Force designated July 2009 through July 2010 as "Year of the Air Force Family" and that "Taking Care of Airmen and their families" is one of our
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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