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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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My father’s father: a short story of one veteran

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

It is hard to tell who is a veteran just by looking at someone on the street. Some people wear clothing that proudly displays their military affiliation; others carry the torch silently, without a word.

I never knew that my grandfather was a veteran until I returned home after my first Air Force assignment; in Okinawa.

Upon first seeing me, my grandfather said, "You must be glad to be home to American girls."

I didn't really know what to say or really even how to respond; I had never said one cuss word around him my whole life and definitely never willfully entered the moral conversation that would surely ensue if I talked about dating.
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Gearing to go

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November 5, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Gearing to go

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


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The Inspection Begins

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


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Wing Commanders prep Airmen for CUI

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November 1, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Airman, Soldiers partner for first ever Stryker airlift validation exercise in Hawaii

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October 29, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen from the 15th Wing and Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division loaded Stryker combat vehicles onto C-17s for the first time during an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise in Hawaii Oct. 17.

In this first practical demonstration, the C-17s successfully uploaded two of the Army's Stryker combat vehicles and flew to Pohakuloa Training Area on Kona for the exercise, which included the Army's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Air Force's 535th Airlift Squadron and 15th Wing.
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Pilot For a Day: Kodey Deuz

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October 28, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Imagine being born with your heart, one the most vital organs in your body, being defective. Next imagine having to endure open heart surgery at the tender age of four months old.

Kodey Deuz 6, was born with a ventricular septal defect in his heart, a condition in which there is one or more holes in the wall that separates the right and left ventricles of the heart.

Though currently free of VSD, Kodey still suffers from aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the aortic valve, aortic insufficiency, which is a leaking in the aortic valve, and mitral regurgitation a leaky valve, which causes blood leakage.
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15 WG Safety warns motorcycle riders against complacency

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October 24, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

It was a typical day in Hawaii. The weather was warm and the sun was out so I decided to ride my motorcycle to work. I was on my way to a meeting when out of nowhere a truck sped into the parking lot ahead of me. As I tried to make a quick stop, the truck's rear end clipped the front of my bike and down I went. Much to my surprise, the truck drove off leaving me to pick myself and my bike up off the ground and assess the damage on my own. Fortunately, except for a few minor scrapes and bruises, I was uninjured; however I learned a very valuable lesson that day: Every rider is truly responsible for their own personal safety. It doesn't matter if you're on base or off-base, it's up to you to ride defensively and prepare for the unexpected.
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647th CES Airmen lend support to C-17 training mission

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October 23, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen from the 647th Civil Engineer Squadron Engineering Assistants and Structures Flight recently teamed up to paint the first-ever assault landing zone at the Navy's Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility.

Barking Sands, a multi-dimensional testing and training missile range located on the island of Kauai, is the largest of its kind in the world; supporting surface, subsurface, air and space operations. Thanks to the great teamwork from PMRF leadership and 647 CES Airmen, the PMRF runway will now also serve as a temporary ALZ for the active-duty 535th and the Air National Guard's 204th C-17 Airlift Squadrons.
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Behind the Scenes – Joint Base personnel work to make distinguished visitor visits seamless

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

It is just another Aloha Friday in sunny Hawaii. The temperature is 84-degrees and you're driving, windows down, to the commissary on Hickam to grab some groceries for this weekend's game. You pass the AMC terminal, look left, and see a white plane with a few light-blue accents slowly coming to a halt.

"I wonder who is visiting," you ponder.

It is probably a senator or state representative. Who knows, maybe it's the president. However, you drive past with nothing but food, beverages and the countless people assured to be at the commissary in your head.
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Behind the Scenes – Joint Base personnel work to make distinguished visitor visits seamless

This post was originally published by 15th Wing - 15th Wing Top Stories

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

It is just another Aloha Friday in sunny Hawaii. The temperature is 84-degrees and you're driving, windows down, to the commissary on Hickam to grab some groceries for this weekend's game. You pass the AMC terminal, look left, and see a white plane with a few light-blue accents slowly coming to a halt.

"I wonder who is visiting," you ponder.

It is probably a senator or state representative. Who knows, maybe it's the president. However, you drive past with nothing but food, beverages and the countless people assured to be at the commissary in your head.
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Air Force prepares newly-minted Senior NCOs for duty with professional enhancement

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

The Air Force's newest master sergeants from across the island of Oahu came to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement (SNCOPE) Course, held here Aug. 20-23.

The three-day course concluded with a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer recognition banquet on Aug. 23, which highlighted the achievements and promotion of 67 Airmen into the top enlisted tier.

The course was created and is intended to prepare newly-selected Master Sergeants to successfully lead Airmen at the Senior NCO level. It also helps enhance the skills, experiences, and professional military education principles of these military professionals.
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Lost and Found – Hickam Airmen participate search and recovery training

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

To better prepare for possible accidents and incidents on base, Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam completed their first search and recovery team training on Sept. 26, held on Hickam Beach.

The purpose of the search and recovery team is to respond to military-related incidents on base, including military vehicle, aircraft mishap and mass casualty incidents, if and when they occur.

If called upon, the team must search and cover selected areas, keeping an eye out for evidence, things out of place, or personal effects. A line is formed with one step taken at a time, a quick search of that immediate area conducted, and then the line moves one step forward yet again.
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Lost and Found – Hickam Airmen participate search and recovery training

This post was originally published by 15th Wing - 15th Wing Top Stories

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

To better prepare for possible accidents and incidents on base, Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam completed their first search and recovery team training on Sept. 26, held on Hickam Beach.

The purpose of the search and recovery team is to respond to military-related incidents on base, including military vehicle, aircraft mishap and mass casualty incidents, if and when they occur.

If called upon, the team must search and cover selected areas, keeping an eye out for evidence, things out of place, or personal effects. A line is formed with one step taken at a time, a quick search of that immediate area conducted, and then the line moves one step forward yet again.
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Hickam Airmen highlighted on “Hawaii Five-0” episode

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October 10, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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