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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

Local JROTC cadets fly with 535th AS

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November 15, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Hickam C-17 crew enables ballistic missile defense test redeployment

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

Late in the evening on Nov. 6, as many in the country were watching the waning moments of the 2012 Presidential election, a flight crew from the 535th Airlift Squadron here began spinning up for the final legs of a 32-thousand mile, 11-day crucible to transfer equipment from a highly publicized Missile Defense Agency test in the South Pacific to locations in Asia and the American mainland.

While the ballistic missile defense test itself represents the cutting edge of American technological capability, the redeployment of its component systems provided a glimpse at another capability unique to the U.S. Air Force; the ability to move assets to any point on the globe within days via the C-17 Globemaster III.
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F-22 Raptor displays strength in numbers for IOC

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November 9, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Airmen execute a ‘live load’ during Phase I deployment exercise

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November 9, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Airmen work through the night during ORE

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November 8, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Veterans Day Commentary

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November 8, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks a monumental time in the history of mankind. On that day, November 11, 1918, an armistice went into effect between the Allied Forces and Germany, effectively marking an end of hostilities in the First World War.

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919, as the first commemoration of Armistice Day by stating, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory..."
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154th and 15th Wing Airmen ‘Walk the Line’

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November 8, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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154th and 15th Wing Airmen ‘Walk the Line’

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November 8, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Sentinel Focus begins 7th ‘hard stare’

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November 2, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System began its seventh detailed examination into its operations Oct. 28, led by the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing here.

The DCGS is the Air Force's globally networked ISR weapon system, providing near real time intelligence to battlefield commanders 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The week-long evaluation, called Sentinel Focus, has four main objectives:
· document key areas requiring operational standardization
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C-17 demo team rocks the ROK at Osan air show

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October 23, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

More than 100 thousand visitors looked to the skies this weekend as the C-17 Globemaster III demonstration team flew over Osan Air Base Oct. 20 and 21.

The annual "Air Power Day" air show attracted aviation enthusiasts from around the country. The C-17 Globemaster III demonstration team, assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, traveled more than 5,000 miles to showcase one of the Air Force's most capable cargo aircraft.

"The [purpose of the] C-17 demonstration is to project a positive image of the U.S. Air Force throughout the Pacific area of responsibility," said Capt. Chris Ross, a C-17 demonstration team pilot assigned to the 535 AS. "It's to show our capabilities to our allies and strengthen international ties by demonstrating the C-17's capabilities."
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New hours at the 15th Medical Group

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

The 15th Medical Group will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-to-Friday starting November 5th. It will be closed on federal holidays, Pacific Air Forces family days and the third Thursday of each month. The clinic does not provide emergency services so please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for any emergency care needed. If medical or dental care is needed outside of normal hours or on the weekend, please call 808-448-6000 and select option two when prompted. This will redirect to an after-hours line that will contact the provider on call who will assist with your urgent care needs.
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Flu clinic for beneficiaries on October 27

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

Complimentary annual influenza vaccinations will be available to TRICARE beneficiaries in the Hickam BXtra from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, Oct 27.

The flu vaccinations will be provided at no cost to active duty military, military retirees, and their families on a walk-in basis. TRICARE beneficiaries are requested to bring their current Department of Defense ID cards to verify eligibility.

Flu season typically begins on Oct 1 each year and continues through the winter and spring months in the following year. However, Hawaii has an extended flu season in comparison to the continental United States.
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Ski equipped LC-130 Hercules lands at Hickam

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October 19, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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15th Wing recognizes its Airmen with quarterly awards

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October 19, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Women’s Memorial celebrates 15th anniversary

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October 17, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The 15th anniversary of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C. will be commemorated Sunday.

The Women's Memorial honors all women who have shown courage, selflessness and dedication in service to the nation during times of conflict and peace and is located at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.

"Women had lagged behind in recognition for our service to America," said Debra Straight, vice president of the Federal Women's Program at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. "I was thrilled to be a [Women's Memorial] charter member and I attended the dedication ceremony in 1997 with fellow service members and mentors. It brought together women who served our nation in many capacities and from many eras, even World War I women."
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