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Aug. 1, 2018

Face of Defense: Sailor Aids Pedestrian Struck by Car in Guam

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Pluss, an electrician’s mate assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable, was driving along Route 1 in Santa Rita, Guam, when he noticed a car accident and an unresponsive victim lying on the street. Pluss’ military training kicked in, and he administered CPR to the victim until first responders arrived on the scene.

July 19, 2018

World War II Survivor Marks Guam Liberation

Seventy-six years after her father was captured by Japanese forces in Guam, Irene Perez Ploke Sgambelluri participated in a full-honors ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marking the anniversary of the island's liberation.

June 29, 2018

B-52 Bomber Crew Aids in Rescue Off Coast of Guam

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber is world famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility to aid in the search and rescue of a local vessel missing at sea with six passengers on board.

Feb. 28, 2018

Crews Provide Aeromedical Evacuation Capabilities in Cope North Exercise

Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and C-12J Huron aircrews assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, are participating in the Cope North exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

Dec. 12, 2017

Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders

Air Force reservists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked alongside the people of Guam to fill boxes full of critical supplies as part of Operation Christmas Drop.

Oct. 30, 2017

Bioenvironmental Technicians Keep Guam Base Safe

On the isolated Pacific island of Guam, protecting the limited natural resources and establishing a safe working environment is essential to mission success. The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight at Andersen Air Force Base takes on the task of seeking out possible health hazards and bolstering the mission by leading the way in personal safety.

Oct. 20, 2017

U.S., Philippine Airmen Join Forces for Pacific Responder 17

Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group and the Philippine air force members participated in the first Pacific Responder exercise held at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

July 31, 2017

Bombers Conduct Bilateral Flights After North Korea ICBM Launch

In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers joined counterparts from South Korea and Japan in bilateral missions.

Feb. 9, 2017

Texas-Based B-1s Assume Pacom’s Continuous Bomber Presence Mission

B-1B Lancer bombers and airmen with the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission.

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