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Task Force Talon Mission

 

We pride ourselves on being a well-trained and disciplined organization that

employs the best technology with the most competent professionals.  We are

ready to protect U.S. Homeland assets on Guam TONIGHT.  We are focused on

the mission, we take care of Soldiers and  their families, and ensure every

member of the organization is a respected and contributing member of the

Guam community.

 

Task Force Talon deters, and if deterrence fails, neutralizes TBM threats to

Guam in order to support USPACOM Regional Homeland Defense.


Joint-Combat Search and Rescue Exercise

Joint-Combat Search and Rescue Exercise


Task Force Talon Combatives at Andersen AFB

Task Force Talon Combatives at Andersen AFB


Task Force Talon Combat Search and Rescue Exercise

Task Force Talon Combat Search and Rescue Exercise


Tenant Unit News

  • RQ-4 Global Hawks arrive at Misawa AB

    The U.S. Air Force deployed a squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawks, June 1, 2018, intra-theater to Misawa Air Base, Japan from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in order to maintain theater-wide Global Hawk operations through the Summer and Fall.
  • Answering the call, Andersen’s 2018 Military Vanguard award winner

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The fight-or-flight response enables humans to respond quickly to a wide variety of stressful, life-threatening situations but not everybody responds the same.
  • HSC-25 Honored with Meritious Achievement for SAR Support

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 was recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for exemplary search and rescue support over a three-year span in a ceremony held on May 23.
  • Reservist families, children learn about military life

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here introduced military families and children to what it’s like to be an Airmen during Operation Inafa’ Maolek at Andersen Air Force Base, May 5. Families were able to participate during a playful version of military activities that included readiness, an equipment demonstration, fitness preparation and interaction with unit members.
  • VP-8 Fighting Tigers rescue fishermen lost at sea for 8 days in South Pacific

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Feb. 20, 2018) – Crewmembers assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of
  • 8th TSC Year In Review

    Army Logisticians in the Pacific are involved in solving some of the most complex challenges in arguably the most dynamic environment in the world. 2017 brought with it many opportunities for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with its enterprise partners, to approach these complex challenges across 9, 000 miles, 36 nations, 16 time zones and through dramatically varying climates.
  • Andersen KC-135 crew first to locate capsized fishing boat

    Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh were at the tip of the spear during a search and rescue mission in the Western Pacific Ocean when a fishing boat with seven fisherman on board capsized about 900 miles southwest of Guam, Nov. 21, 2017.
  • BLT Marines battle the ‘enemy’ and the elements in Guam

    ANDERSEN SOUTH AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (August 31, 2017) – Beads of sweat slide down Marines’ faces, causing them to wipe the black, brown and green camouflage paint, leaving their skin streaked and spotted. They stand in lines, forming squads with rifles slung around their bodies, awaiting a brief for their next training opportunity.
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Conducts Search and Rescue

    ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Conducts Search and Rescue

    ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea
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Organization Day is meant to integrate Soldiers and their families so that they can mingle, relax and participate in wholesome, recreational activities.
Soldiers from Task Force Talon, E-3 THAAD, and Task Force Wolf celebrated the 243rd Army Birthday with a run, cake cutting ceremony, and social. The new Task Force Talon Logo was unveiled during the cake cutting ceremony.
The Commanding General of Andersen AFB, GEN Cox, hands over the responsibility to GEN Boswell. Task Force Talon was there to represent.
BG (P) Sean Gainey of the 94th AAMDC presents the safety streamer to E-3 THAAD during a Chaplain sponsored BBQ. In addition, SPC Tyler Currie recieves the USO Award for Army Soldier of the Year.
WATCH as The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command competitors navigate through an obstacle course. The obstacle course is an event part of the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition. The competition will test the competitors aptitude by conquering board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and Warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today’s operating environment.
Medic! Competitors particpating in The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition perform medical aid on a simulated causality. During the competition, the Soldiers will test their physical and mental endurance and the winners will advance to the U.S. Army Pacific NCO and Soldier of the year competition scheduled for June.
Azimuth check! Watch as competitors from The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year maneuver through the dense wooded terrain during a land navigation course. The competition will test the competitors aptitude by conquering board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and Warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today’s operating environment.
Congrats to SSG McNair, now SFC McNair. He is our audio/video/communications/technology expert at Task Force Talon.
SPC David Storie is a recent graduate of the Air Force Leadership School in Guam. The program is designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military education (PME) that enlisted Air Force members encounter.
National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is observed each year during the month of April to raise awareness and educate communities on the prevention of sexual assault. All members of the Army team are empowered and have a responsibility to address sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation and the behaviors that lead to such indiscipline so they do not detract from mission readiness. Army leaders are responsible for ensuring a values-based prevention climate free of sexual assault, sexual harassment and retaliation. By doing so, they protect the well-being of the Soldiers, Army Civilians and Family Members under their responsibility and reinforce values of dignity and respect.
Range Day. Soldiers participate in M16 as well as M9 qualification in 90° heat.
Payday Activities sometimes include an In-Ranks Inspection of the Army Service Uniform. Approximately 75 Soldiers participated in the event. The event was followed by a professional development class and then an early release to spend time with family.
Soldiers from Task Force Talon conduct mobility operations in support of 35th BDE in Korea. Thanks to Guam Police Department for the escort from Andersen AFB to Naval Base Guam.
2018 Task Force Talon Soldier/NCO of the Year Competition. Congratulations to the winners, SSG Ratner and SPC (P) Gordon!