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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 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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11th AF leadership visits 15th WG

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October 16, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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Medal of Honor recipients visit with Hickam Airmen

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

Four Medal of Honor recipients visited Hickam Oct. 4 to visit with Airmen tell their tales from their time in service.

The Medal of Honor recipients shared stories from their time in the service with Airmen at the Pacific Air Forces Headquarters building and at a static C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker and an F-22 Raptor. Three of the four recipients served in the U.S. Army and one served in the U.S. Air Force; ranging from the Korean to Vietnam Wars.

Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Ronald Rosser was the first to tell his story to the Airmen; describing the actions he performed as a young Army corporal in Korea which earned him his Medal of Honor.
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Captain promotions list features 36 Hickam Airmen

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

More than 3,100 first lieutenants were selected for promotion to the rank of captain, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Oct. 5.

The boards selected 92.9 percent of the 3,333 eligible first lieutenants for promotion to the rank of captain in the promotion zone.

The boards selected 47.6 percent of the 145 eligible first lieutenants for promotion to the rank of captain above the promotion zone.

To see the selection list, click here.
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Medal of Honor recipients meet with Airmen on JBPHH

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October 5, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine


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15th Wing Kicks Off Combined Federal Campaign

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October 3, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The annual Combined Federal Campaign kicked off at Hickam Oct. 1 and 15th Wing leaders were the first to donate to the six-week philanthropic campaign as it celebrates 51 years of giving through Nov. 16.

Combined Federal Campaign and individual service relief campaigns are the only fundraising drives authorized for federal and military workplaces.

"The Combined Federal Campaign provides a unique opportunity for Airmen to make a lasting impression," said Col. Johnny Roscoe, 15th Wing commander. "Charitable donations to the campaign will benefit charities in the local community and around the world, enabling Team Hickam to empower the lives of others."
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PACAF C-17 demonstration team performs at Kaneohe Bay Airshow

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


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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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