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  • Ensuring the fallen are sent home with honor

    Upon returning from the theater of operations to the United States, a solemn dignified transfer is conducted upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., when a U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains from the aircraft to a transfer vehicle to honor those who have given their lives in service to America. Fallen service members, however, have stops to locations like here along the way before they head home to their family.
  • 387th ESFS: Strengthening international bonds through security training

    Over the past few months, the 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has taken great strides to increase joint security operations through host nation cooperation at Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Base, where a large-scale, temporary cargo facility is currently under construction.
  • Leaving the AOR on their own terms

    Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit.
  • AFCENT Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the AFCENT area of responsibility involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Upgrading the fuel structure in the AOR with experience and a strong work ethic

    The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s fuels management flight is responsible for supplying approximately 150,000 gallons of fuel a day supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The POL team works tirelessly to improve fuel efficiency, saving the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Air Force time and money. Maintenance upgrades to the fuel distribution structure is currently underway with a plan to redesign the system for effective expeditionary results.
  • C-130s rapidly support Advisory Package, Afghan Army in Maimanah

    The C-130J Super Hercules of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron transported NATO Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package personnel and supplies in mid-March to Mainanah, Faryab Province, Afghanistan.The EAP, made up of international military advisors assigned to RS Train, Advise, Assist Command-North, forward deployed to join the
  • 455 ECS Airman keeps BAF connected

    A vast, global communications network is one of the many things that makes the U.S. Air Force the most powerful on the planet.Whether it's repairing a network hub or installing fiber-optic cables or making sure the underlying infrastructure of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan network is operating properly, it is the expertise of Staff Sgt. Brandon
  • AFCENT Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the AFCENT area of responsibility involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Members of 386 AEW first all-female C-130 crew to fly in combat reflect on historic day

    On September 26, 2005, six women assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron under the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, made history and became the first all-female C-130 Hercules crew to fly in combat. More than a decade later, a few members of the group reflected on their experience
  • Airman’s past helps the future of others

    Tech. Sgt. Deng Pour sits in a nondescript office at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, surrounded by maps of the Middle East. In others’ hands the drab room could feel cold and detached, and yet a warmth fills throughout the cramped space. “When I joined the military it shaped me to be who I am today,” Pour said. “It helped me to grow as a young man and allowed me to give back to the country that helps people around the world.” Pour, deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for the second time. “When I came here before, the amount of active duty personnel was larger. Now it seems like 70 or 80 percent of the personnel here are reservists, so there’s a difference,” said Pour, a chaplain’s assistant with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Chapel. “A lot of people never get deployed. That’s why we are seeing a lot of Airmen come in here to talk to someone.” Pour understands the need for the military to provide religious affairs services and has a unique perspective on the importance of being able to build relationships, trust, perseverance, and to put people at ease.
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