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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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President Obama departs Hawaii

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January 5, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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JBPH-H set to host first Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational

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December 30, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Thirty Air Force wounded warriors will face off against 90 other athletes during the first Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational hosted by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 8-10.

The week-long event will be the largest joint-service competition to take place outside of the annual Warrior Games.

"The goal of the Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational isn't necessarily to identify the most skilled athletes, but rather to showcase the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports," said Tony Jasso, Air Force Wounded Warrior Adapted Sports Program manager.
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President Obama, first family arrive in Hawaii

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December 21, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Hickam Airmen partner with 25th Infantry Division for VALEX

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December 19, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

A team of Airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron recently paired up with Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division for a validation exercise to confirm the unit's ability to rapidly deploy a contingency response force from Wheeler Army Airfield Dec. 16.

The unit loaded two HUMVEES and 35 Soldiers into a C-17 Globemaster III for the VALEX, which was the first of its kind to be conducted from Wheeler.

"We just needed to see how feasible it was ... if it was possible," said Army Capt. Adam Thompson, 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment ground liaison officer, of the VALEX. "We've done them before from other locations but we wanted to see how much time it might save and if this could be another site troops could be deployed from."
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Joint Base Airmen support Toys for Tots campaign and Wounded Warriors

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December 18, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

More than 70 toys new toys were handed over to the Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program during the opening ceremonies of the 2nd Annual Super Draft Softball Tournament here Dec. 14.

Around 65 players from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam community supported the Air Force Sergeant's Association sponsored event which also donated funds from the registration fees to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The two-day tournament, which was a backyard baseball style draft, was open to all JBPH-H community members willing to donate an un-wrapped toy to the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marines Corps Heavy Marine Helicopter Unit 463, stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.
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15th Wing welcomes its newest Technical Sergeant

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December 17, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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C-17 crew members reflect on Philippine relief efforts

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December 17, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippine's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, C-17 Globemaster III crews from the 535th Airlift Squadron began flying sorties in and out of the hardest hit areas as part of Operation Damayan.

 

Tacloban, the capital city of the Philippine Province Leyte, served as a staging area for interna
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Hickam NCO remembers grandfather during Dec. 7th ceremony

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December 16, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Hawaii Tears prick the corner of Tech. Sgt. Andrew Shepherd's eye as he accepts the folded flag in honor of his late grandfather, Marion Shepherd, at the December 7th Remembrance Ceremony at Hickam Field.

Shepherd, who's assigned to the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, had the unique opportunity of attending the remembrance ceremony on behalf of his family and being a participant - an experience he said left him "utterly speechless."

"Today was different than I expected it to be," he said after the ceremony. "I knew it would be emotional, but it was almost hard for me to keep my composure at times ... there are really no words to describe the moment. Being able to participate gave me a chance to honor my grandfather and show my gratitude to him and his comrades on a personal level, and I'm thankful for having had the opportunity."
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PACAF C-17 demonstration team performs for thousands at BRIDEX 2013

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December 9, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Members from the Pacific Air Forces C-17 aerial demonstration team from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, flew across the North Pacific Ocean recently to represent the U.S. Air Force and demonstrate aircraft capabilities at the 4th biennial Brunei Darussalam International Defense Exhibition from Dec 2-6.

"BRIDEX 2013 allows the U.S. to come together with our Pacific neighbors in the region, and gives us the opportunity to learn about each other. It brings a multitude of aircraft, international pilots and aircrews together." said Maj. Mat Klingenberg, Pacific Air Forces demonstration team pilot. "We received the opportunity to view various types of aircraft via static display and flights, and learn about their unique capabilities. It was a great learning experience for us, with over 70 countries represented."
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44th Annual Tower Lighting Celebration kicks off holiday season

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December 9, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Team Hickam remembers December 7th heroes

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December 7, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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15th MDG honors fallen Hickam medic

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December 6, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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PACAF C-17 Demonstration Team impresses thousands at BRIDEX 2013

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December 6, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Hickam Airmen arrive in Brunei for BRIDEX 2013

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December 4, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Caper ‘elves’ collect cookies, deliver to Hickam Airmen

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December 3, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Hickam and local community volunteers took a brief break from the daily grind Dec. 3 to become Cookie Caper "elves," collecting dozens upon dozens of cookies for this year's drive.

The Cookie Caper program solicits donations for freshly baked cookies from base and community members. Caper "elves" then collect and sort the cookies in holiday-themed bags which are distributed to base Airmen.

"This year has been surprisingly effortless when it came to collecting cookies," said Senior Master Sgt. Lori Shackleford, the 15th Medical Operations Squadron superintendent, and co-organizer of this year's drive. "We didn't really have to reach out to people to donate cookies because so many people wanted to support this great cause."
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