Global Hawk Arrives at Misawa Air Base

An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 1, 2018, for a temporary intra-theater routine deployment.  [maxgallery id="117999"] The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen, such…

THAAD Soldiers Train on Guam

Soldiers from Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hone their Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or (THAAD) skills during a pallet de-configuration and reconfiguration training exercise on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 26, 2017.  The training allows the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command…

3 Carrier Exercise in Western Pacific

11/15/2017: For the first time in a decade, three U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) coordinated operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Strike Groups staged a complex series of air and sea exercises with Japan. According…

THAAD on Guam

09/04/2017: Guam is safe with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System ready to protect American citizens here. AFN's Staff Sgt. Mariko Frazee reports from Andersen Air Force Base with more about the THAAD System on Guam... Video by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Magee:08.25.2017 Defense Media Activity - Guam

RAAF in Exercise Cope North 2017  

03/31/2017: Exercise COPE NORTH 17 (CN17) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). CN17 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a…

RAAF in Cope North 2017

02/28/2017: According to a story published on the Australian Ministry of Defence’s website on February 22, 2107, the RAAF is going to Cope North to hone its high end combat skills. [maxgallery id="94631"] The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed to Guam to participate in Exercise Cope North 2017—a high…

Semper Fi: 100 Year Marine Corps Reserve and to Marine John. J. O’Leary

01/12/2017: Retired 1st Lt. John J. O'Leary, a Marine veteran of World War II, celebrated his 100th birthday Dec. 23, 2016. O'Leary fought on Guam and witnessed the bombardment of Iwo Jima as a member of 3rd Joint Assault Signal Company. Semper Fi from on Vimeo.   Video by…

USS Green Bay in Valiant Shield 2016

10/15/2016: WATERS NEAR GUAM (Sept. 18, 2016) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay launches a rolling airframe missile (RAM) for a live-fire exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield 2016 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces.…