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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

Pearl Harbor attack survivor speaks to JBPHH Airmen

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

Pearl Harbor attack survivor retired Army Sgt. Allen Bodenlos visited JBPHH May 21 to share his story of survival with 15th Wing Airmen.

Bodenlos was assigned to the 804th Engineer Aviation Battalion at Schofield Barracks as a bugle master on Dec. 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor, Hickam Field and other parts of Oahu were attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The 94 year-old described the story of his survival and the years to follow as, "an incredible journey" as he replayed the details for the more than 160 Airmen in attendance.
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Commentary: Keep the ‘memorial’ in Memorial Day

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May 26, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

When you first entered the Air Force, the thought that you could actually be killed likely felt as remote as winning the lottery, but inevitably through the years some among us had their futures torn from them.

Every American generation has felt the loss of loved ones and regrettably future generations likely share the same fate. For hundreds of years and through difficult times for our country, despite the dangers, Americans have answered their nation's call.

Dating back to the Civil War, Americans have set aside a day in remembrance of those who have died serving in uniform and we continue this honorable tradition today.
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Hickam celebrates 34 new master sergeant selectees

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

The Air Force Personnel Center released the list of technical sergeants selected for promotion to master sergeant on May 22.

Those selected represent 17.96 percent of the 22,673 eligible, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

The average overall score for those selected is 352.55. Average time in grade is 4.41 years and time in service is 15.16 years. Other score averages included 133.98 for enlisted performance reports, 11.66 for decorations, 69.13 for the Promotion Fitness Exam and 71.49 for the skills knowledge test score.
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Nurse Advice Line to provide patients with immediate health advice

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May 20, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment's notice is invaluable. The Military Health System's new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that.

Beginning May 30, TRICARE beneficiaries in Hawaii can call the NAL toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The NAL is a team of registered nurses who are available to answer a variety of urgent healthcare questions. They can help you decide whether self-care is the best option, or if it is better to see a healthcare provider. There will always be a live-person on the line to address beneficiary concerns.
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JBPHH ‘Port Dawgs’ participate in global 5K run to honor fallen

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May 20, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen from the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, as well as air transportation members and supporters from other JBPHH units organized and participated in a Port Dawg Memorial 5K Run May 16.

The run took place during National Transportation Week, and honored air transportation "Port Dawgs" who lost their lives in the last year.

"Today's run went really well because it allowed us to reflect on the lives of our fallen [Airmen], and helped build our unit camaraderie," said Master Sgt. Todd Cyr, 735th AMS Passenger Services superintendent.
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15th Wing hosts SAPR down day to combat sexual assault

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

In an effort to keep 15th Wing members informed and trained on sexual assault prevention and response, Airmen and civilians participated in a SAPR Down Day May 15.

 

The SAPR down day is part of a broader effort led by Air Force leadership to ensure everyone receives in-depth training on ways to prevent sexual assault and identify offenders.  

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Hickam sexual assault stand-down day closures

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

As a reminder to the Hickam community many base facilities will be closed Thursday, May 15 in support of the Air Force directed Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-down day.

To allow maximum 15th Wing participation the following services will be closed: all medical clinics, pharmacy, education center and finance. All military personnel programs will be suspended for the day with the exception of the issuance of ID cards.

The day's events will include messages from commanders, small group discussions and team building exercises.
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15 WG vice commander flies final mission after 33 years of service

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

Col. Terry Scott, 15th Wing vice commander, flew his final mission of his career as an F-22 Raptor instructor pilot  May 9, 2014 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii . The mission was Scott's "fini-flight," a ceremonial final flight for Air Force pilots. Scott will retire next month after 33 years of enlisted and commissioned service.
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Leptospirosis: Don’t let it ruin your pa’ina

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

With the high amount of rainfall on the Hawaiian Islands, the risk of catching the leptospirosis bacterial disease is high.

Leptospirosis is one of the most common infectious diseases in Hawaii, averaging 30 to 40 cases per year. While everyone is susceptible to the disease, tourists are the most at risk.

"Tourists tend to be more at risk because they have less awareness of the local hazards, and have more free time to experience them," said Lt. Col. Chris Cieurzo, 15th Medical Group chief of Aerospace Medicine.
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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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