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  • Sometimes when you lose, you win

    Editor's Note: This commentary is the first in a summer-long series highlighting the progress of Senior Airman Shane Dunaway in his quest to become Team Andersen's "Biggest Loser." To send words of encouragement or for information on his workout methods and diet, contact him via email at timothy.dunaway@andersen.af.mil.When I look back on my Air
  • 2010 Critical Days of Summer and Suicide Prevention Campaign - "I Can Save My Own Life"

    To any Team Andersen member, the motto "I Can Save My Own Life" is well known. Team Andersen started using this dictum and the "I Can Save My Own Life" campaign in 2006 and we still continue its use today. Now Pacific Air Forces has seen the power of this maxim and has adopted "I Can Save My Own Life" as the official motto of the 2010 Critical Days
  • Memorial Day: Remembering our heroes

    Airmen and their families who live and serve in the Pacific are surrounded by tangible reminders of the legacy of preceding generations. Our command's headquarters still bears the scars left by enemy weaponry during the attack on Hickam and Pearl Harbor that brought America into World War II. On Guam, monuments to the fierce fighting of that era
  • Suicide prevention: The effort starts with you

    "Mr. Smith, there's been an accident. Your son was found in his home deceased with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot. We are deeply sorry for your loss and the Air Force is here to help you in any way possible."The father lets out a loud shriek and with tears streaming cries, "Why? Why did this happen? I just talked to him yesterday."This
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. So what does that mean to you and me? That now is the time to reflect on how to prevent abuse to protect our children and our society. It is a time to look at what it means to be a parent, a care provider, and aunt or uncle, a godparent, a friend to children and a good citizen. First and foremost, we all want
  • Have no fear...there may be more time to file your 2009 tax return

    As the 2009 Tax Season comes to a close, many of us are scrambling to make sure that we have completed and filed our tax returns. If you aren't unable to make the April 15 deadline, there might be additional time to complete your 2009 Tax Return. If you are a U.S. armed forces member serving on Guam, and not a bona fide resident of Guam, you are
  • College classes may increase your federal refund

    If you've taken post secondary courses and paid out of pocket expenses, keep your receipts! You may be eligible for one of the following two education credits that IRS offers.The first credit is the American Opportunity Credit, or Hope Credit Expanded. Due to the amount of the refundable credit, this is the more difficult credit to obtain. To
  • E-FILING tax troubles??? Look no further than your address!

    As you may have heard, a local Guam addresses can cause problems when you E-FILE, or electronically file, your Federal tax return. Although Guam is an "overseas" assignment for some things, because we have access to U.S. Postal Service delivery, similar to Alaska or Hawaii, APO address are not issued for all military personnel assigned to Guam.For
  • AF JAG recruiting paralegals

    The Air Force paralegal career field is actively recruiting motivated Airmen to join the Judge Advocate General Corps. If you are interested in a career field change and are eligible run, don't walk, to your nearest base legal office and ask to meet with the law office superintendent. The Air Force enlisted legal career field has been in existence
  • 36th WG/CCC: 'Fly, Fight, Win'

    The core of what we do as Airmen is to Fly, Fight and Win. It is in our Airman's Creed and our Airman's Manual. It's one of the main reasons why we all enlisted in the Air Force, and is WHY we do what we do every day. It doesn't matter if we are a heavy equipment operator, aircraft specialist, biomedical technician, security forces specialist,
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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