The Air Force has a number of initiatives planned to bolster the resiliency of Andersen AFB, Guam, one of its strategic hubs in the western Pacific, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, told House lawmakers, April 7, 2011. For Fiscal 2012, plans are in place to harden facilities, such as the fuel infrastructure, and develop the ability to disperse Andersen's aircraft "at outlying locations around Guam" in time of conflict, he said. There're also plans for a new munitions facility, an aircraft rinse and wash facility, and a fuel maintenance facility, he said. Here, an F-15 takes off from Andersen while two E-3 AWACS aircraft sit in the background, Sep. 16, 2010.
Air Force photo by A1C Jeffrey Schultze
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