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Home of Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 15th Airlift Wing, this is the largest installation in the wing and consists of 2,850 acres of land and facilities valued at more than $405 million. Sharing its runways with adjacent Honolulu International Airport (HIA), Hickam and the HIA constitute a single airport complex operated under a joint-use agreement.

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Hickam Air Force Base News

Airmen participate in Navy combat medic training

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May 6, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Two Hickam Airmen had their medic skills put to the test while attending Navy combat medic training April 30 through May 2.

Staff Sgt. Tyrone Shannon, 15th Medical Group, and Senior Airman Jazzmine Rolon, 15th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, participated in Tactical Combat Casualty Care training hosted by the Navy.

The quarterly training is designed to teach medics basic combat tactics and medical practices while in combat, and to prepare medics for deploying to a combat zone. The three main phases of training were medical care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation.
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All rise! PACAF, 15th Wing legal teams host mock trials for students

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May 2, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

In recognition of Law Day 2014, Pacific Air Forces and 15th Wing judge advocate offices hosted educational mock trials at Mokulele and Alia'manu Elementary Schools May 1.

The mock trials were based on the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," providing a familiar story while teaching the students about the process of a trial court session.

Master Sgt. Michael Smart, PACAF/JA Administrative Law NCO in charge, said he thinks the students, kindergarten through third graders, learned a lot during the trials.
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AFOSI warn against accidental ingestion of illegal substances

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April 29, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force has a zero tolerance policy on drug use. There are several programs in place that help educate and prevent Airmen from deliberately using drugs, however, many Airmen may not realize the policy extends to the unintentional ingestion of drugs as well.

Of particular concern are hemp plant seeds, or cannabis, which is commonly used for fiber in clothing, rope, paper, etc., as well as for nutritional, medicinal and recreational purposes. More specifically, the ingredient can commonly be found in body lotion, vodka and snack foods such as yogurt and granola bars.
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Joint-service training helps medics stay prepared

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April 24, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Air Force, Army and Navy personnel participated in a medical patient transfer training on the Hickam flightline April 17.

The training helped Air Force and Navy medics learn techniques behind loading and unloading patients on a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, C-17 Globemaster III and a personnel transport bus.

"This hands-on training will help familiarize the medics with safety aspects and flow of a patient movement," said Capt. Stephen Williams, 15th Medical Group readiness officer. "They'll be better prepared to do a patient movement if they ever have to do so."
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Joint-service training helps medics stay prepared

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April 22, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Air Force, Army and Navy personnel participated in a medical patient transfer training on the Hickam flightline April 17.

The training helped Air Force and Navy medics learn techniques behind loading and unloading patients on a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, C-17 Globemaster III and a personnel transport bus.

"This hands-on training will help familiarize the medics with safety aspects and flow of a patient movement," said Capt. Stephen Williams, 15th Medical Group readiness officer. "They'll be better prepared to do a patient movement if they ever have to do so."
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U.S. Olympian, bronze medal winner visits 15th Wing

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April 16, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

As part of a morale tour sponsored by the American 300 Warrior Support Organization, U.S. Olympian and Sochi Olympics bronze medal winner Alex Deibold toured the 15th Wing and visited with Airmen April 15.

Deibold, a professional snowboarder from Manchester, Vermont, began his visit with a physical training session with Airmen from the 154th Operations Group, as well as Airmen from other operations support units.

"I appreciate you guys having me here," Deibold said. "Some people treat us kind of soft on these tours, so it's nice to get out here and actually work and break a sweat."
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Combat dining-in continues Air Force tradition

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April 15, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

A combat dining-in, one of the Air Force's most time-honored traditions, is scheduled to take place here May 9.

"The dining-in will give Airmen a chance to experience a part of Air Force tradition and heritage while at the same time having fun, enhancing esprit de corps of units and relaxing and releasing stress," said Master Sgt. Ted Braxton, combat dining-in committee leader.

The theme for this year's dining-in is "Honoring the Past, Leading the Future."

Braxton said attendees should expect a dinner buffet, beverage bar, water balloon fights, an obstacle course and many other traditional dining-in events.
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15th MDG Airmen take on Army medic course

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April 14, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Four Airmen from the 15th Medical Group recently had the unique opportunity to attend the Army's Expert Field Medical Badge course at Schofield Barracks.

The two-week course, held March 31 through April 11, tested an attendees' medical aptitude through a series of rigorous mental and physical tests. Upon completion of the course, students are awarded the highly sought-after Army Expert Field Medical Badge--and ultimate bragging rights.

The prestigious award has a passing rate of five to 25 percent, making it one of the most difficult badges to earn in the U.S. Army and most definitely the most difficult in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
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AFSO21 Green Belt training provides tools to lead

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April 9, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

With the idea of a slimmer, more efficient Air Force becoming more of a reality every day, the need for continuous process improvement is growing. In order to adjust to changes, work centers must utilize the most effective ways to fix problems or find more efficient ways to do things, and the Air Force Smart Operations of the 21st Century is the program designed to ensure these goals are met.

According to the program's website, AFSO21 tools and principles enable Airmen to change day-to-day operations by integrating continuous improvement into the full spectrum of Air Force operations.
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Royal Australian Air Force Commodore visits JBPHH

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April 9, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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15th MXG motorcycle riders rally for safety ride

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April 4, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

More than 50 Airmen from the 15th Maintenance Group grabbed their keys, donned protective gear, hopped on their bikes and joined their leadership for a 50-mile safety ride around the island March 31.

According to Master Sgt. Alfred Wells, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, the gathering provided the perfect opportunity for leadership to interact directly with their motorcycle riders and administer the annual motorcycle safety briefing as well.

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BAH recertification process begins at JBPHH

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April 4, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Accounting and Finance Office has directed an Air Force-wide recertification for those receiving with-dependent rate basic allowance for housing. The 15th Comptroller Squadron began the process for JBPHH Airmen April 1.

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide the finance office with documentation for their primary dependent as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts.

The recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen BAH entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air Force spends annually on BAH is fully auditable.
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JBPHH leaders proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April 3, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially kicked off with a proclamation signing ceremony at the Hickam Memorial Theater April 1.

The ceremony was jointly hosted by Col. Johnny Roscoe, 15th Wing commander, and Capt. Mark Manfredi, chief of staff, Navy Region Hawaii, who shared their thoughts and highlighted the theme for this year's SAAM: "Live Our Values: Step Up and Stop Sexual Assault."

"When we step up to solve the crime of assault, it may not be the same as confronting a gunman, but sexual assault is life threatening too and it certainly has a long and significant impact on the victims," Manfredi said.
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Preserve the Ohana, Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault

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March 31, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Every day the Air Force is committed to preventing sexual assault, but one month a year, there is a special observance. This April, the military will observe our 10th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the theme, "Live Our Values: Step Up and Stop Sexual Assault."

Sexual violence is a devastating and intolerable crime, affecting men, women and children of all races, ages, cultures, economic situations and abilities in homes, schools and communities. Therefore we have chosen as our Hickam theme, "Preserve the Ohana."
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Hickam Mental Health Team to host Alcohol Awareness Week

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March 31, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

In observance of Alcohol Awareness Week, the Hickam Mental Health Flight will host several educational events on JBPHH April 7-11.

According to Staff Sgt. Amanda Villa, 15th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Flight Resiliency and Outreach specialist, the purpose of Alcohol Awareness Week is to educate Airmen of the dangers associated with binge drinking and to promote a culture of responsible drinking and decision making.

"During this week, we will be encouraging people to learn more about their drinking patterns, learn what a standard drink is and how to make responsible choices and decisions while drinking," she said.
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