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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

15th Maintenance Group honors outstanding performers

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March 7, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 15th Maintenance Group held the 3rd Annual Knucklebuster Ceremony March 1 at Hangar 19 here.

The ceremony, which honored the best-of-the-best for 2012, is an internal award program for Hickam maintainers.

"People are our most important asset and our Airmen are being asked to do more with less," said Master Sgt. Tamara Ormond, 15th Maintenance Operations Squadron. "The dedication to our mission might not be seen from an outside agency where the focus is different so internal recognition is very important. The Airmen need to know that supervisors recognize the long hours and the effort they are giving."
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Medal of Honor recipient visits 15th Wing Airmen

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

U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, Col. (retired) Joe Jackson, visited the 15th Wing Feb. 28 through March 3 to attend the 15th Maintenance Group's annual Knucklebuster award ceremony and visit with Hickam Airmen.

Jackson, who received his medal of honor in 1968 for a heroic rescue of a combat control team during the Vietnam conflict, served as the guest speaker for the Knucklebuster event, and brought with him a message of inspiration and encouragement as he spoke to Hickam maintainers about the importance of their mission. Jackson is also highly regarded for his three combat tours over the span of his 33-year career.
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15th OSS Airman nominated for heroism award

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

Tech. Sgt. Ronald J. Giannetti, 15th Operations Support Squadron special missions flight attendant instructor, was recently selected as the Pacific Air Forces 2013 Non-commissioned Officer Association Vanguard Award recipient.

The NCOA Vanguard Award, which recognizes enlisted members for acts of heroism that directly result in saving lives or preventing injury, was awarded to Giannetti on Sept. 3, 2012 for his part in rescuing a young girl.

While hiking with his friends on Labor Day, Giannetti noticed a teen girl having difficulty on the trail. He leaned down and offered her his hand and to help pull her up a wall, then continued his trek. On the return leg of the hike, he crossed paths with the girl again. She was sitting on a rock, slumped over and being held up by two friends.
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Maintainers receive a special visit from Medal of Honor recipient

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


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Servicemembers get rare opportunity to stand in for “Hawaii Five-0” actors

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


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Team Hickam congratulates newest senior master sergeant selectees

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

The Air Force Personnel Center released the list of  master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant on 28 Feb.

Those selected represent 10.65 percent of the 12,834 eligible, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

The average overall score for those selected is 673.11. Average time in grade is 4.02 years and time in service is 18.89 years. Other score averages included 135 for enlisted performance reports, 20.63 for decorations and 71.73 for the Promotion Fitness Exam.
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“Hawaii Five-0″ films aboard a Hickam C-17

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February 26, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Best-of-the-best honored at annual awards ceremony

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February 26, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The best of Team Hickam were honored at the 15th Wing Annual Awards ceremony held Feb. 26 at the Tradewinds Enlisted Club here.

The award winners were as follows:

Airman Category: Senior Airman Ryan Lockhart, 535 Airlift Squadron

NCO Category: Tech. Sgt. Dawn MacKenzie, 15th Medical Group

Senior NCO Category: Master Sgt. Phyllis Whetsel, 15 MDG

Company Grade Officer Category: Capt John Robbins, 747th Communications Squadron
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15th Wing partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation

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

Disneyland isn't the only place dreams come true. Members of the 15th Wing recently partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation here to help make sure one child's ultimate dream became a reality.

When 11 year-old Carl Hess was chosen by the MAW Foundation to have his wish granted, he let his passion for history and desire to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience drive his request: he wished to become a downed World War II pilot.

"There's a lot to learn about WWII and I wanted to do something unique that no one had ever chosen," he said of his distinctive wish.
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Twelve newly selected chief master sergeants honored at Chief’s Induction Ceremony

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February 15, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Twelve chief master sergeant promotees were honored in a Chief's Induction Ceremony held at the Tradewinds Enlisted Club here Feb. 1.

The newly selected chiefs were among 454 E-8s selected for promotion in 2012 and will join the ranks among the top one percent of the enlisted force.

The inductees were as follows:

James Bell Jr

Donald J Cabrera

Raymond C Clayborne

Michael J Crawley

Justin T Franklin
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Pilot For a Day: Caleb Jensen

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February 13, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

Caleb Jensen has dreamed of becoming a pilot for as long as he can remember. He thought about it, talked about it and on Feb. 8 his dream came true.

Caleb, 15, was selected for the Pilot For a Day program after undergoing an intense battle with aplastic anemia, a condition which causes the body to stop producing new blood cells. After being admitted to Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children for treatment, he was identified by the hospital's child life specialist and nurses as a good candidate for the private organization, Pilot For a Day, and an experience with the 15th Wing, focused on children with serious or chronic medical conditions.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James McCoy checks progress of 15th Wing

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February 7, 2013 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Hawaiian F-22 Raptors successfully complete first Red Flag deployment

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

A total force team comprised of F-22 Raptors, active duty and Hawaii Air National Guard personnel successfully completed the Hawaiian Raptors first over-water deployment when they returned from Red Flag 13-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 2.

"To the Hawaiian Raptors, this Red Flag deployment had significant meaning," said Lt. Col. Mark Ladtkow, 199th Fighter Squadron commander. "This was the first full scale deployment from the State of Hawaii in the F-22 Raptor. It was a true testament to our total force initiative, as well as our maintenance, operations and support personnel."
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Hawaiian F-22 Raptors successfully complete first Red Flag deployment

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

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

A total force team comprised of F-22 Raptors, active duty and Hawaii Air National Guard personnel successfully completed the Hawaiian Raptors first over-water deployment when they returned from Red Flag 13-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 2.
 
"To the Hawaiian Raptors, this Red Flag deployment had significant meaning," said Lt. Col. Mark Ladtkow, 199th Fighter Squadron commander. "This was the first full scale deployment from the State of Hawaii in the F-22 Raptor. It was a true testament to our total force initiative, as well as our maintenance, operations and support personnel."
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PACAF C-17 demo team departs for Aero India

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

The Pacific Air Forces C-17 demo team departed base Jan. 31 en route to Bangalore, India, to showcase the diverse capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III at the bi-annual international tradeshow Aero India 2013.

The team is scheduled to perform for the more than 250, 000 expected attendees Feb. 6-10.

Maj. Kenneth Kirkpatrick, 535th Airlift Squadron and PACAF demo team lead, said the airshow will provide a platform to display the C-17 to the international community while also giving the host country's government an opportunity to see its latest aircraft purchase in action.
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