ANDERSEN AFB

Airman helps spread Christmas joy in Guam's Merizo village

Story by A1C Christopher Quail on 01/07/2018 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam Santa arrived in Merizo Village Dec. 23, not by sleigh, but by a 45-foot response boat filled with gifts for the local children. Airmen with the 36th Operations Support Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, along with the
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Cope North 17 concludes with friendships renewed, skills sharpened

Story by SrA Jacob Skovo-Lane on 12/21/2017 The Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy wrapped up Exercise Cope North 17 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 3. The exercise's 88th iteration began Feb. 15, 2017, and focused o
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OCD unites Air Forces, strengthens operations

Story by SSgt David Owsianka on 12/15/2017 Imagine living on one of the most remote islands in the world where the primary means of transportation on, off and around your home is by boat; and every December you see bundles drop from aircraft providing you with essential supplies to hel
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Maintainers help aircrews deliver bundles of joy

Story by SSgt David Owsianka on 12/13/2017 Four C-130J Super Hercules propellers create a humming sound as they power the aircraft, commonly referred to this time of year as "Santa's sleigh", down the runway to deliver bundles of goods to people living on some of the most remote islands i
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Santa's on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop launches at Andersen AFB

Story by A1C Christopher Quail on 12/11/2017 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam The 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop took to the sky Dec. 11 as military leaders ceremoniously pushed the first pallet of donated toys, food, supplies and educational materials into a C-130J Super Hercules. The ceremony marked the
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A Culinary Assault with a Breadly Weapon

Story by PO3 Tristan Lotz on 12/11/2017 I'm back, shipmates! MC3 Lotz here once again to give you the latest low-down on October's menu review board. Held on Tuesday, 24 October, this menu review board offered four different choices of hors d'oeuvres: mushroom truffles, mini quiches, chicken tenders, and beef
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Reservists bundle Christmas joy for remote islanders

Story by MSgt Theanne Herrmann on 12/11/2017 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here alongside the people of Guam worked hand-in-hand filling boxes full of critical supplies Dec. 9 as part of Operation Christmas Drop. For the first time OCD will be
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Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of Pacific Regional Training Center

Story by A1C Gerald Willis on 12/10/2017 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The largest troop-built construction project in the Pacific since the Vietnam conflict came to a close this month, with the completion of the Pacific Regional Training Center on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. On Dec. 7, the
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Pa. Air National Guardsmen Aid in Search and Rescue Mission at Sea

Story by SMSgt Shawn Monk on 12/08/2017 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 mile
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Pa. Air National Guardsmen Aid in Search and Rescue Mission at Sea

Story by SMSgt Shawn Monk on 12/08/2017 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 mile
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Building bundles, checking them twice

Story by SSgt David Owsianka on 12/07/2017 Once a year islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau will see bundles parachute out the back of multiple planes to provide them with essential supplies that are necessary for their daily lives. The
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