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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

Hickam Airmen help build homes for families in need

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

Hickam Airmen and local volunteers assisted with constructing homes for families in need as part of a Honolulu Habitat for Humanity project in Waimanalo, Hawaii, March 5, 2014. Most of the Airmen volunteering that day are members of the 65th Airlift Squadron and 15th Maintenance Group.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez)
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COMPACAF discusses AF challenges during visit to 15th Wing

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

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Pacific Air Forces, spoke to 15th Wing Airmen about present and future challenges the Air Force faces during a Hickam All Call March 4, 2014.

General Carlisle highlighted the importance of maintaining hard work, dedication and togetherness while dealing with future Air Force-wide challenges.

"We're facing some challenges right now, you've seen it and we're all a part of it," General Carlisle said. "This is nothing new, we have faced challenges before. This is something that is in the nature of what we do."
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Hickam AFAF reception officially starts campaign

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

The 15th Wing's 2014 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign officially began with an AFAF Kickoff Reception at Ka Makani Community Center March 3.

Campaign organizers, keyworkers and wing leadership attended the breakfast event.

Col. Johnny Roscoe, 15th WG commander, spoke to the audience about the importance of the campaign.

"We take care of our own today, we take care of our own tomorrow, and this is how we do that," Roscoe said. "Don't be afraid to give because I really believe it's going to pay you back in the long run. Let's show our people that we really care."
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New policy reinforces importance of safeguarding sensitive information

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February 28, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Protecting operation security is no laughing matter. One misplaced moment of negligence could result in mission failure --or worse-- loss of life. However, taking the appropriate measures to safeguard personally identifiable information is equally as important, and keeping a close-hold on critical information is every Airman's responsibility.

The Air Force defines PII as personal information, which if lost, compromised or disclosed without authorization, could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience or unfairness to an individual. Examples of PII include social security numbers, financial account numbers, driver's license numbers, medical information, full date of birth or recall rosters.
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Airman continues fight against ‘The Big C’

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February 28, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a hard battle to overcome, but for one Hickam Airman, it was a fight she knew she could win.

"No matter how much you prepare for it, no one wants to hear those words - 'You have breast cancer,'" said Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick, 15th Medical Support Squadron patient flight. "After getting the news, I cried a little bit, but knew I had to get in the right frame of mind -- 'Ok, I know what I have, I know what I need to do to beat it, let's get this done.'"
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JBPHH members receive help filing income tax returns

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

As of Jan. 31, active-duty, reservists, dependents and retirees can now have their 2013 income taxes prepared using the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam self-service tax center.

The tax service is free of charge and runs through the Internal Revenue Service's deadline for tax return submissions April 15. Eligible reservists must be on active status and retirees' annual income must not exceed $58,000.

Last year over 670 federal returns were filed by the JBPHH tax center.
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15th Wing Optometry Clinic focuses on patients

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

The 15th Wing Optometry Clinic on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is now offering free eye exams for dependents and retirees.

To utilize this service patients are asked to call the 15th Wing clinic's central appointment line and be connected to the Optometry Clinic to set up an appointment.

"I think it's great that the eye clinic is offering exams to dependents and retirees. At first we had to actually go out on the economy to receive this service, but having the service here makes things a lot more convenient," said Maj. Callistus Elbourne, Pacific Air Forces Air Postal Squadron commander.
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Hickam C-17s to conduct airdrop training at Elmendorf

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February 25, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Hickam C-17 Globemasters III from the 535th Airlift Squadron are scheduled to begin a four-day, dual-row airdrop training mission Feb. 26 at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Hickam's location in Hawaii poses challenges when it comes to C-17s conducting required airdrop training here.

"Here we have to deal with the uniqueness of being so far from the mainland," said Maj. Andrew Beckett, 15th Operations Group standardization and evaluation. "There's limited open space to conduct the drops. If we were at a mainland base, it would be easier for us to do the training, and we wouldn't have to generate a four-day off-station training."
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Entering the Elite One Percent

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February 24, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

When my supervisor, a Chief Master Sergeant asked me if I would be the photographer for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony, I happily accepted. I am by no means a professional photographer, but I love military ceremonies. I love celebrating the accomplishments of military personnel. I love reminders that we are part of the profession of arms and not part of a business. I had never been to a Chief's Recognition Ceremony before and this was my opportunity to attend one. I must admit that as the event drew nearer, I began to feel like a fish out of water. I just bore in mind that the ceremony was not about me. It was about sixteen Airmen reaching a tremendous milestone: the top one percent of the Air Force. It was my job to do my part to make their night the best night possible.
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Wingman Day: Focusing on Airmen, teamwork

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February 21, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Frontline Supervisor Training prepares Hickam leaders to better care for Airmen

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February 21, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Frontline supervisors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were educated on suicide prevention in a training course held at the base theater here Feb. 13.

Hosted by the 15th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Flight, the three-hour course was based on the motto, "Good Leadership is Good Prevention."

The Frontline Supervisor Course was initially developed by the Air Force to prepare supervisors to identify and intervene with Airmen at risk for suicide.

"This is an important program to aid in suicide prevention and teaches supervisors better ways to interact and relate to their Airman," said Tech. Sgt. Dawn MacKenzie, Mental Health Resiliency and Outreach NCO in charge.
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MiCare increases provider, patient interaction

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February 21, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 15th Medical Group launched MiCare, the online secure messaging service, in September 2013, and though the program is currently thriving, they continue to encourage patients to sign-up and take advantage of the new system which is giving patients more control over their medical care.

"MiCare gives patients a secure means to access their healthcare team via the internet," said Capt. Scott Cook, 15th MDG MiCare lead. "It can save the beneficiary time by not having them come into the clinic for something simple like requesting prescription refills or test results. It also allows them to ask their healthcare team medical questions through a secure electronic message without an appointment. "
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JBPH-H passenger terminal is changing the way you fly Space-A

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February 21, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 735th Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal is currently testing a virtual Space-Available roll call initiative, which will electronically notify passengers of their selection for a flight without having to be physically present at the terminal.

Traditionally, in order for Space-A passengers to manifest onto a flight, they would need to take leave, go to the terminal and sign up for the flight, then return for roll call to find out if they were selected. Now the new customer service-geared process eliminates the need for the extra trip back to the terminal.
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C-17 pilots train hard, often to stay prepared in the sky

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February 21, 2014 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

For C-17 Globemaster III pilots, training doesn't only occur in the sky. In fact, much of their training is done on the ground to ensure that when they fly, they're prepared to deal with any issue that may come their way.

Hickam C-17 pilots maintain their preparedness by conducting recurring training throughout the year. This includes computer based training, monthly exams on basic flight knowledge, self-paced instrument simulator sorties for newer pilots, and quarterly phase training in a C-17 simulator, a 30-foot machine that gives pilots a realistic feeling of flight.
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Senators visit F-22 Complex

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


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