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  • No laughing matter – 5th EAMS ‘Jokers’ play critical role in OIR

    With more than 1,000 successful missions in the last six months, the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, known as ‘The Jokers,’ supports Operation Inherent Resolve’s busiest port in the area of responsibility at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.As a tenant unit under the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, the 5th EAMS is responsible for
  • Brothers in Arms

    Deploying abroad is typical for service members in the U.S. military. It means an extended period away, little contact with family or friends and relying on other service members during those hard times while so far from home. This is the reality for most Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Afghanistan, except for the Briggs brothers.
  • Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

    Since March 22, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.  “The recent addition of laser-guided bomb strike capability is huge for the Afghan Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Williams, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron commander. “Afghanistan did
  • Mi-17s ready for action

    Two Afghan Air Force Mi-17s that received significant mortar damage in January, have been returned to a fully operational status at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan as of May 8. So far this year, six Mi-17s have received damages from enemy aggressors, but Afghan maintainers, with guidance from their Train, Advise and Assist counterparts, have been
  • Back in the fight: C-17 resumes airdrops in AOR

    An Al Udeid-based C-17 completed the first combat-airdrop mission in 18 months over Southern Afghanistan, May 10-11.
  • CENTCOM helps DoD logisticians and engineers “sustain the fight, set the theater"

    Logisticians and engineers throughout the Department of Defense converged at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters to attend the Joint Logistics Coordination Board conference here May 6-10, 2018. The board is held semi-annually as a means to focus attention on how to provide engineering expertise and logistical support to military
  • Engineers on the move; 1st ECEG conducts combat-capable construction

    Establishing, sustaining and restoring base infrastructure — this is the mission of Air Force civil engineers. When it comes to expanding the presence in hostile environments, however, the unique purpose of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group brings their unique capability to the fight.“When you know you’ve worked on some sort of
  • Rations fuel the Marauders

    The two dining facilities at the busiest aerial port in the area of operations serves over 200,000 meals a month. Even though the rations team at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia doesn’t prepare or cook the food, they ensure it is where it needs to be for those hungry service members and civilians.The 386th Expeditionary Force Support
  • Joint exercise builds stronger emergency response teams

    Members from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a joint foreign nation exercise here, May 2. The exercise simulated a midair collision between two foreign nation aircraft to which 380th AEW emergency response personnel is called to support. “The point of the exercise was going through how do we communicate as US forces with our host
  • AFSC commander visits Red Tails

    Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, visited the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing on April 23, 2018, at an undisclosed in Southwest Asia. Raymond was visiting the 1st Expeditionary Space Control Squadron, which is a unit that falls under the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing.
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Capt. Chris Bowser, a Pennsylvania Air National Guard Airman and fifth grade math and science teacher at a school outside Pittsburgh, is currently deployed to U.S. Air Forces Central Command and is responsible for helping Coalition Airmen from 17 nations get the job done in the fight against ISIS. Check out his "Classroom to Coalition" story at the following link. United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine 171st Air Refueling Wing CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright #KnowYourMil http://www.afcent.af.mil/News/Article/1576324/classroom-to-coalition-pennsylvania-teacher-supports-war-against-isis/
It may not be a black cat or running from Jason but I wouldn't want to cross paths with these fighting machines. Happy Friday the 13th! United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine #Fridaythe13 #Friday13
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Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, AFCENT Command Chief, recently visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE, to recognize 380th Airmen's efforts to deliver airpower, develop relationships, and defend the region. United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine
Pulling Three-A-Days in a #Deployment! Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg overcame three surgeries in a month to working out three times a day inorder to keep herself fit during her deployment. United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright 386th Air Expeditionary Wing #KnowYourMil #KnowYourMilitary #FitnessFriday #FlexFriday #AirForce #USAF http://www.afcent.af.mil/Units/386th-Air-Expeditionary-Wing/News/Display/Article/1560027/paralegal-builds-strength-in-and-out-of-the-gym/
As we celebrate this Independence Day, we remember those brave souls who fight for peace and liberty. Thank you to all #Airmen supporting our U.S. Air Forces Central Command Mission and serving our great Nation. - Lt. Gen. Jeff Harrigian United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine #4thofjuly #baldeagle #eagle #fourthofjuly #independenceday #patriotism #unitedstates #usa #veteran #vintage #vintagedad #fourthofjulyweekend #fourthofjulycelebration #fourthofjulyfestivities #fireworks #fireworksdisplay #starsandstripes #redwhiteandblue #AirForce
Welcome to the skies new Pilots. #Afghanistan Air Force graduated 22 new #pilots June 27, 2018 at a ceremony in Pardubice, Czech Republic. United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Gen.David l Goldfein Airman Magazine 438th Air Expeditionary Wing http://www.afcent.af.mil/News/Article/1564821/aaf-graduates-22-fixed-wing-pilots-including-two-females/
What better way to celebrate National #CameraDay than with our Public Affairs #Airmen? Here are some of Airmen throughout AFCENT doing what they do best. We don't take good pictures we look good in them! United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Gen.David l Goldfein CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright Airman Magazine #NationalCameraDay
Space suits for an aircraft what?!? These U-2 pilots fly so high (70,000 feet in the air) they get to look like astronauts. United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Gen.David l Goldfein Airman Magazine 455th Air Expeditionary Wing - Bagram Airfield
#Soldiers prove who the Best of the Best is in this Quarters Best Warrior Competition. 12-mile ruck marchs at midnight, obsatcle course, written tests and leaderships boards is a small fraction of the physical and mental test these Soldiers pushed through. U.S. Central Command Gen David L Goldfein http://www.afcent.af.mil/News/Article/1561090/soldiers-test-their-limits-through-best-warrior-competition/
Iraq Air Force partake in a #Coalition-led #airstrike against #ISIS with the #F16 Fighting Falcon. Our Coalition partners are getting the job done! United States Air Force U.S. Central Command GEN.David l Goldfein Airman Magazine
#Airmen serving Airmen "That pallet you helped secure is going directly to the front lines. That food you just secured is feeding your brothers and sisters in arms. Those weapons you added to the manifest just helped liberate a village from the Islamic State group.” United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Gen.David L Goldfein Airman Magazine 386th Air Expeditionary Wing
Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing completed a Bandage Run June 15, 2018. Theses #Airmen transport patients to receive specific medical care and return them back to the fight at their deployed location. United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine Gen. David L. Goldfein
Never too late to say Happy Father’s Day!!
Who doesn't like #military #photos? #Airmen delivering #Airpower everyday all day! United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Gen. David L. Goldfein Airman Magazine
What better way to celebrate #FathersDay then by deploying with your #Dad United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Airman Magazine Gen. David L. Goldfein CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright
It's #FlagDay! We take #OldGlory no matter where we go. Celebrating 58 years (current pattern) of the #RedWhiteAndBlue United States Air Force U.S. Central Command Gen. David L. Goldfein Airman Magazine #NationalFlagDay #FlagDayUS #USA #UnitedStates #America #USFlag #Flag #AmericanFlag #Merica #StarsAndStripes #StarSpangledBanner #BetsyRoss
AFCENT Command Chief Drinkard spent time with the 380 AEW Top III discussing the importance of leading and mentorin… https://t.co/pM9Xu6Add0
RT @CJTFOIR: .@CJTFOIR's deputy commander for operations and intelligence, #USAF Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, took a backseat ride in a #Iraqi F-…
RT @grandslamwing: Our maintainers are bad to the BONE! Want proof? Check out the video on how they keep the B-1B Lancer, and it's pilots,…
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Combined Force Air Component Commander, recently visited the 332nd Air Expeditionary… https://t.co/x2tsI5I6kw
Thank you , @MALLOFQATAR , for hosting the U.S. Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) Band. This performance was one… https://t.co/oeCBrWlXFc
RT @USAmbQatar: .@afcentband rocks it at @MALLOFQATAR. It is always great to share our passion for music with our Qatari friends and partne…
@afcentband has been busy all summer & achieved a historic milestone deploying to Iraq for the 1st time in almost 2… https://t.co/ZUAglyhN2l
@386thAEW completed a C-17 engine swap in less than a day w/ the help of @RamsteinAirBase Airmen who delivered part… https://t.co/s4bXDvBm1s
CMSgt Drinkard visited 438AEW Amn. He had a chance to get boots on ground & see through the lens of our Amn continu… https://t.co/zCDNHRLCh9
"From particle separators to a ballistics lab" Are we talking about NCIS? Gotta be talking about NCIS? Nope! Jus… https://t.co/o1gz5sUzh2
Highlights from the AFCENT #AIRPOWER Summary for June 2018 include support to the Afghan ceasefire, strikes against… https://t.co/wzmuUf4aAF
RT @grandslamwing: "Negative ghost rider, the pattern is full!" Watch this video to learn more about operations in the busiest air traffic…
Capt. Chris Bowser, a Penn ANG Airman and 5 grade teacher, is currently deployed to AFCENT and is responsible for h… https://t.co/0iDpdVNOF0
It may not be a black cat or running from Jason but I wouldn't want to cross paths with these fighting machines. Ha… https://t.co/mRTNwA6HnW
RT @CJTFOIR: Today is the 1-year anniversary of the liberation of #Mosul #Iraq from the brutal terror of #Daesh and its fake caliphate. The…
Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, AFCENT Command Chief, recently visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Dha… https://t.co/4uZFbGbC7T
Pulling 3-a-Days in a #Deployment! MSgt. Nikki Walberg overcame 3 surgies in a month to working out 3 times a day… https://t.co/EKgEsjHHgu
As we celebrate this Independence Day, we remember those brave souls who fight for peace and liberty. Thank you to… https://t.co/10c1fZRBth