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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

Officer father takes enlisted daughter to Air Force Ball

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September 25, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Ball is an opportunity to celebrate the Air Force Birthday and this year, one father got to introduce the tradition to his newly enlisted daughter.

Maj. Jeffrey Holley, Chief of Strategic Integration for Pacific Air Forces A7K directorate, recently arrived here at his new assignment. He joined his daughter, Airman 1st Class Samantha Holley, a C-17 loadmaster with the 535th Airlift Squadron here.

"I was deployed when I learned of my new assignment, and I was surprised and happy to find out I would be stationed with my daughter," he said. "I found out about the ball, and I knew immediately that I wanted to take her."
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535th AS Airman promoted below-the-zone

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September 20, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Skateboarders fight stereotypes at skate hangar

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September 20, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

For a sport that is notorious for nurturing young societal mavericks, skateboarding inside a converted airplane hangar is taking skaters to new heights.

Mike Kays, also known as "Big Daddy Kays," has been the propulsion over the years in transforming the Hickam Skate Hanger for young aspiring skaters to hone their craft in a safe and unconventional environment.

The park is the only indoor wooden facility on all the Hawaiian islands. It also boasts the only wooden keyhole bowls, or empty swimming pool shaped ramps, on Oahu. In addition, it has a 15,000 square foot street course, multiple mini ramps, 12-foot vertical ramp with a 14-foot tombstone connected to a saddle and three-quarter pipe.
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Weather squadron makes grade, wins shaving wager

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September 20, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Hard work, long hours and a grueling inspection made a few people lose some hair.

The 17th Operational Weather Squadron recently completed a Standardization and Evaluation Program for Weather Operations, or SEPWO, inspection where they scored 214 out of a possible 215 points, for a 99.53 percent passing score. It took the highest score among six active operational weather squadrons in the Air Force to force several members to make good on a wager, where more than 75 years of mustache growth came to a sharp end.
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Hickam Airmen not playing around during ORE

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September 18, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen from the 15th Wing, 647th Air Base Group, and 154th Wing played an unusual game of dress up Sept. 11-13 during an Operational Readiness Exercise here focused on testing the ability of Airmen to don Mission-Oriented Protective Posture, or "MOPP" gear, and survive simulated chemical attacks in an austere environment while keeping the mission rolling.

The exercise is a preparatory event for a November 2013 Operational Readiness Inspection, which will give upper command staff personnel an opportunity to observe the state of readiness of Airmen under their leadership to sustain and fight a war in a downrange location.
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Airmen respond to alarm condition and MOPP level changes

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September 14, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Maintainers launch and recover planes in CBRNE environment

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September 14, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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647 SFS participates in JBPHH ORE

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September 13, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Professional Development Seminar Inspires Airmen

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September 12, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Seventy-four professionals from here gathered at the Aloha Conference Center here Aug. 28 to celebrate women's equality in a premiere professional development seminar entitled, "How to Reach Your Highest Potential ... and Help Others Reach Theirs."

The three-hour seminar touched upon topics promoting empowerment in the workplace, including ten activities to maximize one's potential for success, synergistic success effects employed by successful leaders, tips for implementing a goal setting action plan, and exploring the "female factor," among others.
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15th Wing Prepares for SHOTEX

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September 11, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Leaders from the 15th Wing here received their annual influenza vaccinations Sept. 6 in preparation for a mass-immunizations exercise scheduled for Sept. 18-20.

The Citadel SHOTEX 12 is a Navy-sponsored mass-immunization exercise involving medical personnel from Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, 13th Air Force, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, the 15th Wing Medical Group and the 154th Medical Group. The exercise aims to vaccinate approximately 12,000 military personnel and Category 1 and 5 civilian personnel.
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15th Wing Prepares for SHOTEX

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September 11, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Leaders from the 15th Wing here received their annual influenza vaccinations Sept. 6 in preparation for a mass-immunizations exercise scheduled for Sept. 18-20.

The Citadel SHOTEX 12 is a Navy-sponsored mass-immunization exercise involving medical personnel from Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, 13th Air Force, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, the 15th Wing Medical Group and the 154th Medical Group. The exercise aims to vaccinate approximately 12,000 military personnel and Category 1 and 5 civilian personnel.
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JBPHH remembers Sept. 11

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September 11, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Immunization clinics prepare kids for school

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August 22, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

For parents, the month of August is preceded by a flurry activity including, but not limited to, purchasing children's school supplies and back-to-school clothing for the new school year.

For medical providers at the Hickam, Makalapa and Shipyard clinics, the month of August -recognized as National Immunizations Awareness Month (NIAM) - is the beginning of a season filled with immunizations and physicals for school aged children.

According to the Hawaii State Department of Health, children entering kindergarten through high school are required to have received vaccinations for DTaP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis), Polio, MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella), Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chickenpox). Two doses of the Varicella vaccine are required if the first dose was administered after a child's thirteenth birthday.
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Seminar to embrace women’s equality

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August 22, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The Federal Women's Program at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii celebrated Women's Equality Day on August 14 with a brown bag luncheon highlighting the history of voting rights and the voter registration process.

Col. Eva Jenkins, Commander of the 692d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, was the keynote speaker for the event. Capt. Eric Ziessler of the 735th Airlift Squadron, the JBPHH installation assistant voting action officer, provided integral advice related to voting at the upcoming national elections.
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PACAF demo team participates at Yokota Friendship Festival, Japan

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August 22, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Mass crowds of Japanese citizens and aviation enthusiasts flooded the flightline of Yokota Air Base, Japan, to partake in the annuual Japanese-American Friendship Festival Aug. 18-19.

During the festival, the Yokota Air Base flightline hosted more than 200,000 people who came to enjoy the festival. Thousands of which, passed through the static display of the C-17 Globemaster III Pacific Air Forces Demonstration aircraft, based out of the 535th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
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