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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

Chi McBride holds meet and greet with 15th Wing Airmen

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

Famed actor Chi McBride brought his life philosophies, comedic chops and true Hollywood stories to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a meet and greet with the Airmen of the 15th Wing Feb. 14.

In the spirit of Black History Month, McBride took a moment to speak candidly about what diversity means to him, before sharing personal stories about his life as an actor and answering questions and taking pictures with the audience.

"The only way to truly have and embrace diversity is to have diversity in thought," said the Chicago native. "We don't all look the same or think the same and we don't have to agree, but we do have to accept that others are different."
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Chapel hosts workshop aimed at creating resilient service members

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February 13, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

A free Warrior Resiliency Skills Workshop is scheduled for single service members Feb. 21-23.

According to Petty Officer 2nd Class Johnnie Howard, Chaplains Religious Enhancement Development Operation program lead, the workshop will help attendees build inner strength and self-awareness while also strengthening interpersonal and leadership skills.

The workshop will take place at a local area hotel and will treat 20 E-5s and below to a character building weekend among their peers.
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EMERGENCY – EOC keeps Joint Base on its toes

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February 13, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

As the old English proverb quotes: "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."

For some, this is but a simple quote. For the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Emergency Operations Center, otherwise known as the EOC, this is their culture.

The Emergency Operations Center is the command and control point for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for response and recovery operations after any man-made or natural disaster.  The EOC also functions as the planning and control center for major events on JBPHH including: POTUS visits, base concerts, 4th of July, and other events of major significance.
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Former Vietnam prisoner of war shares words of wisdom with NCOA students

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February 12, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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AF announces ‘pro-gear’ policy change

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February 12, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Air Force officials recently announced changes to the Department of Defense's policy on transporting member's professional books, papers and equipment, or PBP&E, shipped in household goods during permanent change of station moves.

Known as "pro-gear," the new PBP&E policy will impact orders issued on or after May 1.  

At that time, PBP&E will be limited to a maximum of 2,000 pounds, and will include items in a member's possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next assignment. Those items include instruments, tools, and equipment unique to technicians, mechanics, medical professionals, musicians and members of the professions; and specialized clothing, such as diving suits, astronauts' suits, flying suits and helmets, band uniforms, chaplains' vestments, and other specialized apparel and abnormal uniforms or clothing, according to Michael Topolosky, the Air Force Personal Pr
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PACAF C-17 Demo Team to perform in Singapore

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February 11, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The Pacific Air Forces C-17 Demonstration Team departed for Singapore Feb. 6 to take part in Singapore International Airshow 2014, the country's bi-annual air show being held this year at Changi East International Airport.

During the show, the C-17 demo team will demonstrate the flexible combat capabilities of the Globemaster III including highlighting its maximum takeoff power, maneuverability and range of speeds.

The team will also display the aircraft's ability to make assault landings, a feat Maj. Christopher Ross, PACAF C-17 Demo Team lead, said is extremely impressive for such a huge aircraft.
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15th WSA highlights importance of resiliency during Wingman Day

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February 11, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen and civilians from the 15th Wing Staff Agencies joined together to participate in Wingman Day at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Feb. 7, 2014.

 

This is a day that the Air Force has set aside to focus on Airmen, and the camaraderie that they all share.

 

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15th Wing kicks off Black History Month with luncheon

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

Members of the 15th Wing gathered to honor Black History Month and reflect on notable figures of the Civil Rights Movement during a luncheon at the Hickam Officer Club Feb. 6, 2014.

The luncheon, hosted by the Hickam African American Heritage Association, featured guest speaker Chaplain (Maj.) Anthony J. Cook, the chaplain for the 130th Engineer Brigade (rear detachment). Cook highlighted the importance of honoring historical figures that paved the way for the freedoms all Americans enjoy today.
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Maintenance Matters

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


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Keeping them flying

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


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Air Force Medical Service 2013 annual award winners announced

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

It is with great pride that the Surgeon General's Medical Force Development Directorate announces the winners of the Air Force Medical Service Annual Award competition. The competition included individual and team awards, based on criteria outlined in AFI 36-2856, Medical Service Awards.

The winners listed below are a broad cross-section of every Air Force MAJCOM and medical career field. Their accomplishments include patient care in Afghanistan and other forward-deployed locations, world-class research and teaching, improvement of home station medical care, and outstanding oversight of the medical Personnel Reliability Program.
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15th Wing honors, memorializes fallen Tuskegee Airman

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

Airmen from the 15th Wing paid tribute to Romaine Horace Goldsborough who was an aircraft mechanic of the Tuskegee Airmen at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 29.

 

The Binnicker Professional Military Education Center staff hosted the tribute along with wing leadership and the Tuskegee Airman Committee, as they honored the life of Goldsborough and his service to his country.

 

The Tuskegee Airmen were men enlisted in the Army Air Corp, stationed or
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DOD Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking

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

Defense Department officials have a zero-tolerance level for human trafficking and have stepped up awareness and education efforts to curb the crime overseas.

 

In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Brian Chin -- a program manager for the department's effort to combat human trafficking, said DOD is broadening its training for those who work in contracting, acquisition and law enforcement
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AF, Navy police forces participate in active shooter response exercise

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January 30, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The scenario: A disgruntled ex-employee of the base exchange, with support from his active-duty wife, returns to the store after being let go, and shoots his ex-coworkers. This is a nightmare scenario that, unfortunately, makes news headlines almost daily.

 

As common as an active shooter threat may be, the best way to protect aga
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JBPHH observes, participates in 2014 NFL Pro Bowl

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January 27, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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