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  • Sky Warrior spouses can receive up to $500 for occupational license transfer

    The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program, May 15, which provides financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines. Any Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard Airmen on Title 10 orders may be eligible for this Total Force program. To help compensate for the cost of spouses occupational relicensures or recertifications during a change of station, the Air Force will reimburse qualifying fees incurred on or after Dec. 12, 2017.
  • Col. Berndt takes over history making Ops Group

    The 15th Wing Operations Group welcomed their new commander during an assumption of command ceremony here June 18, 2019. Col. Scott Berndt’s assumption of command was presided over by Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander.
  • 49th TES demonstrates capabilities from the fulcrum of the Pacific

    Hickam Sky Warriors took notice of a visiting aircraft this week as a B-52 Stratofortress and aircrew, assigned to the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, performed operations here, May 22 – 31.
  • Operation Restore Paradise enhances readiness through adaptive basing

    Airmen deploy all the time, leaving their work centers behind. But what if the Airman stayed and their work centers deployed? The Air Force has two deployable Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories (PMEL) called a Rapid Assistance Support for Calibration (RASCAL) unit. And Mountain Home Air Force Base is trusted with one of them.
  • Medics on a mission: 911th AES personnel conduct training in Hawaii

    Airmen from the 911th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron took the opportunity to go to Honolulu, Hawaii for some hands-on training both on the ground as well as in the air, April 22-26, 2019. The 911th AES flyers went through on-the-ground training to practice in-air procedures in Honolulu while the duty controllers went to get deployment training with the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Detachment 1 based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii but attached to Kadena Air Base, Japan.
  • Overcoming injuries, heading to Wounded Warrior Games

    Three Airmen attended the Pacific Air Forces Wounded Warrior CARE Event in January, not knowing it would lead to each of them attending the Wounded Warrior Games this summer. Beginning in June, retired Chief Master Sgt. Garrett Kuwada and Master Sgt. Roger Hopkins will compete at the games held in Tampa, Florida, as primaries, and Senior Airman Faith Donato will serve as an alternate.
  • 15th AMXS, Hawaiian Airlines ohanas make improvements on the flight line

    Their uniforms, aircraft and missions may be different, but they share more in common than they know. Despite sharing the same flight line, the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Hawaiian Airlines maintainers never met until now. The 15th AMXS hosted Hawaiian Airlines as part of a continuous process improvement event to talk shop about maintenance, both military and civilian.
  • 735th Air Mobility Squadron maintainers open the gates to the Indo-Pacific

    They don’t have aircraft of their own, but the Airmen of the 735th Air Mobility Squadron play a key role in mission accomplishment for Air Mobility Command in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • 15th Wing celebrates the life of a Sky Warrior lost

    Staff Sgt. Rachel Wilson, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific vocalist, sings the national anthem during a memorial service held for retired Master Sgt. Byram Bates at the Missing Man Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12, 2019. Bates enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1940 and was stationed at Hickam Field during the attack
  • Hickam ohana welcomes Tyndall Airmen

    On Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 hurricane causing substantial damage to Tyndall Air Force Base. While Tyndall focuses on rebuilding, the mission must continue. “We are focused on taking care of our Airmen and their families and ensuring the resumption of operations. These decisions were important first steps to provide stability and certainty,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

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