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  • 747th Communications Squadron, connecting people and mission

    Communication and technology is the fulcrum of daily operations. Not a duty day goes by that the 747th Communications Squadron does not have a hand in the mission. From connecting people across the Indo-Pacific, to ensuring the systems we use day-in and day-out are operational, the 747th CS network infrastructure team turns the motto, “No Comm, No Bomb,” into a reality.
  • 15th Medical Group, JBPHH Opens Lactation Room for Breastfeeding Moms

    Mothers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam now have a new location to privately and comfortably breastfeed or pump. The 15th Medical Group recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Feb. 1, 2019, to commemorate the opening of the new lactation room.
  • Aloha Spark Ignites Honor Guard Scheduling Idea into Implementation

    The 15th Wing’s Aloha Spark is making moves in helping Airmen address both big and small issues faced on a daily basis. With the goal of fixing a scheduling nightmare, Staff Sgt. Kristina Calla, Hickam Field Honor Guard manager, worked with the innovation team to tackle the issue, and as a result, scored the first Aloha Spark idea-to-implementation win.
  • AFW2: Finding resiliency by building connections

    Resiliency is not a new concept. The idea that developing a person to be mentally, physically, spiritually and socially strong so they can adapt to stressful events in their lives is the basis of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program. But what happens when even the strongest among us reaches their breaking point? The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program highlights the importance of reaching out for help and building resiliency to hundreds of Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines across Oahu during the 2019 AF Hosted Warrior CARE Event at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 7-11. The event included an adaptive sports competition, as well as ambassador workshops and mentorship programs.
  • Aloha Spark: A “sign” of the times

    Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander, recently announced “Empowering innovation” as one of the top three priorities for the wing. Putting words behind his actions, Burks announced Capt. Branden Gulick would oversee Aloha Spark, the wing’s innovation hub, and brought Dr. Sridhar Balasubramanian from the University of North Carolina here to teach innovative thinking.
  • Bioenvironmental Airman takes on the Tactical Combatives Course

    Senior Airman Derrik Felton, 15th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, practices take-downs during a level-two Tactical Combatives Course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 12, 2018. Take-down techniques teach participants non-lethal means to control and detain an individual in a timely manner. The Tactical
  • Air Force base of preference initiative evolves to permanent program

    This is the latest evolution of the Base of Preference program run by the Air Force’s Personnel Center and now includes eligible Career Airmen in ALL Air Force Specialty Codes assigned to CONUS locations.
  • Learning to lead

    In a 2016 Letter to Airmen, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said, “It is time to revitalize the squadron as the warfighting core of our Air Force.” A beta version of the Air Force’s Flight Commander Leadership Course was held here Dec.11-13 to grow leaders earlier in an effort to revitalize squadrons.
  • 77 years after the attack on Hickam Field

    Members of the 15th Wing Honor Guard raise the flag during the Hickam Field Dec. 7th Remembrance Ceremony at Atterbury Circle, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2018. Over 100 military members, veterans and family members attended the ceremony to honor and remember the Airmen who lost their lives during the two waves of attacks by
  • Home for the Holidays

    It’s been 10 years since my immediate family has spent a holiday together and with the help of Operation Ride Home program, I was able to see my family for Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I was thrilled at the opportunity to see my family for the holiday season. I immediately began planning how I would surprise them. The only other person that knew
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