US Air Force Andersen Air Force Base Kickoffs Several Joint Military Exercises
US Air Force Andersen Air Force Base Kickoffs Several Joint Military Exercises

US Air Force Andersen Air Force Base Kickoffs Several Joint Military Exercises

Several joint military training exercises will take place over the next few months at Andersen Air Force Base. The exercises will consist of numerous military aircraft operating over Guam and throughout the region. Residents near Andersen AFB, A. B. Won Pat International Airport, and in the surrounding areas may see or hear increased airspace activity, as a result of the exercises.

“These training events will prove our readiness and are critical to developing the skills needed to respond to operational missions throughout the region to ensure a stable, free, and open Indo-Pacific,” said Sloane. “All COVID mitigation measures will be strictly enforced in accordance with current Andersen AFB and GovGua.

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, arrives in support of Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 18, 2021.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, arrives in support of Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 18, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

“Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within the local communities, but there may be increased vehicle traffic near the base and loud aircraft may be heard over Guam,” said Brig. Gen. Jeremy T. Sloane, 36th Wing commander. “We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we work to hone our capabilities and build cohesion with our joint military partners.”

Andersen Air Force Base will host multiple deployed personnel and military equipment from various locations. These exercises are not in response to any specific threat, but are regularly scheduled to ensure the continued readiness of U.S. and partner forces. Andersen Air Force Base (Andersen AFB, AAFB) is a United States Air Force base located primarily within the village of Yigo in the United States territory of Guam.

Pacific Iron 2021 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project forces into the USINDOPACOM's area of responsibility in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy which called on the military to be a more lethal, adaptive, and resilient force.
Pacific Iron 2021 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project forces into the USINDOPACOM’s area of responsibility in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy which called on the military to be a more lethal, adaptive, and resilient force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)
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