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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

New MXG commander looks to continue stellar reputation

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

With three Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam weapons systems, the C-17 Globemaster III, the KC-135 Stratotanker, and an F-22 Raptor providing the backdrop, the 15th Maintenance Group welcomed their new commander.

Colonel David Pastore assumed command from Col. Michael Novotny at a change-of-command ceremony here July 9 at Hangar 19.

Just before relinquishing command, Novotny thanked his family, special guests, 15th Wing leadership, group and squadron commanders and the Friends of Hickam attendees.
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Yesterday and Today: Enabling Freedom through Respect, Accountability and Common Sense

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

Today is a day for celebration; not only for the birth of our country, but also for the establishment of the structure that would eventually evolve into your United States Air Force.

On this great day for America, I defer to the words of a great American, John Wayne: "Don't pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one I suggest you make sure you win," and in America winning is in our blood!

The United States has fielded forces against tyranny for the past 237 years, and every day we put on our uniforms this noble tradition continues to thrive.
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Super senior airman saves lives

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

Heroes are typically thought to be super human beings with extraordinary strength capable of leaping over tall buildings in a single bound, shooting fire out of their eyes and in some cases even flying; however, for two very fortunate women, their hero recently came in the form of a super senior airman deployed from the 15th Wing.

It was a typical day for Senior Airman Rainier Jeffrey as he rode to the Upolu Hospital in Samoa. As a medical technician deployed with the Navy out to sea in support of the humanitarian operation Pacific Partnership 13, it was Jeffrey's job to share medical knowledge with the auxiliary nurses at the village hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Canada, as well as provide medical assistance to the villagers. Acting in a dental technician capacity for this deployment, it was Jeffrey's job to in-process patients, check their vital signs and document pertinent medical information in their charts.
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15th CPTS change of command ceremony

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

The 15th Comptroller Squadron officially changed hands June 27.

Maj. Amanda B. Evans assumed command from Lt. Col. Theresa Sheppard at a change-of-command ceremony held at the Missing Man formation here.

"From Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, presidential visits, the first joint base total force integration inspection, Rim of the Pacific Exercises, airman leadership school and Hawaii Five-0 filmings, you have supported the men and women of the 15th Wing, and all of Team Hickam, in countless ways through professionalism and dedication," said Sheppard addressing the flight for the final time as commander. "Despite being small and transitional, you rose to every occasion, and continuously got the job done. So many things you do are not glamorous, but essential for our success. I know that I have only touched the tip of the iceberg for all the things you all have done, but know that I have learned so much from you. Thanks for the teamwork and sharing your li
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121 Team Hickam staff sergeants selected for promotion

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June 27, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

More than 100 Team Hickam NCOs were selected for promotion to the rank of technical sergeant June 27.

The 5,654 Air Force staff sergeants selected for promotion represent 15.03 percent of the 37, 608 eligible.

The average score for those selected was 340.17. Selectees' average time in grade is 5.52 years and average time in service is 10.78. The average enlisted performance report score is 132.58 and 5.97 is the average decorations score. Finally, the average promotion fitness examination score for selectees is 72.63 and the average specialty knowledge test score is 63.40.
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15th MDG change of command

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June 27, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 15th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony on June 25 at the Missing Man Formation here.

Col. Virginia A. Garner assumed command of the 15th MDG from Col. Robie V. Hughes.

"When I get the opportunity to have a ceremony at this location, I always reflect on the storied history of our base," said Col. Johnny Roscoe, Commander, 15th Wing, who presided over the ceremony. "And as I hear airliners fly overhead today, I often wonder what it was like to stand in this spot 72 years ago and hear the Japanese bombers on their way to attack the fleet in Pearl Harbor... As the bombs fell out of the sky that morning, and the U.S. wounded servicemen started to roll in, the staff of the newly built hospital sprang into action. They worked non-stop that day, keeping their focus on the task of saving lives while explosions rattled the beds of their injured patients. A truly remarkable story and a reminder of the legacy we are tasked to uphold."
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15th MDG Family Health School Sports Physicals

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June 27, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 15th MDG Pediatric Clinic has partnered with the Family Health Clinic to streamline annual school sports physicals this summer. Maj (Dr.) George Tripp, a board certified Pediatrician normally assigned to Pediatrics, will be working in Family Health from 8 - 19 Jul to provide school sports physicals for Family Health beneficiaries. To book an appointment for Family Health beneficiaries aged 0-17 years that need a sports physical, please utilize TRICARE Online (TOL), www.tricareonline.com, or call the MDG Central Appointments line at 448-6000 between the hours of 0715-1600 during duty days. We anticipate appointments will fill up fast and recommend utilizing TOL to book the appointment that best meets your need. If you would like to secure one of these Pediatrician specific appointments via TOL, please select the "School Physical" appointment option for your Family Health beneficiary. If these dates are not convenient for you, please select
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15th Medical Group Appointment Policies: Updated Show, No-Show and Late Show Policies

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June 27, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Effective immediately, the 15th Medical Group (15 MDG) has new appointment show time, no-show and late show policies. Updated policies should provide consistent and simplified guidance to all 15 MDG clinics and beneficiaries. We recognize how busy each and every one of our beneficiaries are, and hope these new policies will provide uniformity and consistency. The new appointment policies are:

Show Time: The show time for all medical appointments at all clinics, with the exception of Dental, is now your scheduled appointment time. Patients no longer need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their medical appointment. Due to system constraints, the Dental Clinic will still require beneficiaries to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.
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15th OG under new management after change of command ceremony

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June 25, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 15th Operations Group officially changed hands June 21.

Col. Michael Merritt assumed command from Col. Dan Baldessari at a change-of-command ceremony held at the Missing Man formation here.

"Leading and working with the magnificent Airmen of the 15th Operations Group has been an honor beyond compare," said Baldessari before handing over the guidon. "Each and every Airman in the Group executes their diverse mission sets with precision, passion and pride. These extraordinary Airmen, in concert with our Hawaii Air National Guard and active-duty partners, have produced exceptional results across the Pacific and worldwide. It has been a rare privilege for my family and I to be associated with each and every one of these amazing Airmen for the past two years, and I am supremely confident they will continue to excel in the months and years ahead."
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96 ARS hosts first JBPHH Fitness Throwdown

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June 20, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

More than 50 members of the 15th wing competed for the chance to earn bragging rights in a friendly fitness challenge here June 14.

The 96th Air Refueling Squadron hosted the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Throwdown at Hangar 13 to encourage team building and camaraderie among the athletes on base with shared interest in extreme or high intensity workouts.

The Special Operations Command Pacific Team took the lead in the competition, which consisted of nine six-person teams tasked to collectively complete six high intensity workouts for the best timed score. The competition was the first of its kind for the wing, but will ultimately become part of a larger Island-wide competition that will pit Soldiers, Sailors and Marines together to find the most fit team on the island.
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15th MXS Structures Flight upgrades to environment-friendly wash rack

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June 12, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

A new environment-friendly wash rack recently installed on the flightline here will allow 15th Maintenance Squadron Structures Flight personnel to operate more efficiently while saving thousands of dollars and valuable natural resources.

The wash rack, which is used to clean the base's C-17 Globemaster III fleet, acts as a water catch system. The contaminated water is accumulated in the new water filtration system which filters out the heavy metal deposits and other potentially harmful substances allowing the water to then be disposed of as normal.
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JMDSF gets hand on training in Air Force Simulator

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June 11, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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14th Annual “Friends of Hickam” Keiki Fishing Tournament

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

Hundreds of children and families gathered this year for the 14th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament, hosted by "Friends of Hickam", May 29 at the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

The children fished a 600-yard section of a pond stocked with small mouth bass, catfish, red devil fish and tilapia. The fish caught were measured by a volunteer team of fishing marshals comprised of volunteers from the "Friends of Hickam" and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam personnel.

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14th Annual “Friends of Hickam” Keiki Fishing Tournament

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

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

Hundreds of children and families gathered this year for the 14th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament, hosted by "Friends of Hickam", May 29 at the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

The children fished a 600-yard section of a pond stocked with small mouth bass, catfish, red devil fish and tilapia. The fish caught were be measured by a volunteer team of fishing marshals comprised of volunteers from the "Friends of Hickam" and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam personnel.

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647th ABG change of command

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

The 647th Air Base Group held a change of command ceremony May 31 at the Missing Man Formation on Hickam Field.

Col. David A. Kirkendall assumed command of the 647th ABG from Col. Dann S. Carlson.

"Here at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, our two services work together in concert to provide a resilient combat ready force, ready to defend our nation and our allies in the Pacific," said Col. Johnny Roscoe, Commander, 15th Wing, who presided over the ceremony. "And bridging the gap between the Air Force and Navy are the proud men and women of the 647th Air Base Group."
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