• AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility.  AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018. In March 2018, the first phase began with
  • Life-saving act molds Airman’s future

    Three years ago, Tech. Sgt. Julian Tayag was closing the pharmacy for the duty day with his wingman when tragedy nearly struck. Three years later, this event would culminate in his acceptance into the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.“My wingman and I were just about to lock the doors for the day when we noticed a man exhibiting strange
  • AFCENT Airmen Kept Pressure on Taliban, ISIS in May

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary today, highlighting U.S. and Coalition airpower operations in May 2018 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.  In Afghanistan, U.S. Airmen are involved in combat operations as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, while U.S. and NATO partners train, advise and
  • 386 AEW Command Chief receives a special Father’s Day gift

    When a family member gets tasked with a deployment, one of the most difficult things to do is say goodbye to his or her loved ones.With Father’s Day quickly approaching, this ‘goodbye’ was made just a little more difficult as Chief Master Sgt. Chad Welch, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, embraced his family, passed through security, and
  • Multinational first responder’s extinguish fire

    U.S. Air Force and Kuwaiti firefighters recently joined forces to put out a hangar fire, here.The fire, which was caused by an electrical failure, engulfed a hangar and destroyed a Kuwaiti Air Police AS356-(MOI) 03 Dolphin helicopter.The Kuwaiti firefighters worked side-by-side with the American firemen and they were able to put the fire out before
  • A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money

    In early May, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.“We were wrapping up a twelve-hour shift, and two of my guys just spent nearly an entire day replacing a single part
  • Afghan Air Force Conducts First Emergency Combat Airdrop

    Afghan Air Force (AAF) C-208 air crew members conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police (ANP) and citizens fighting the Taliban in Badakshan province, June 1.Afghan aircrew members conducted mission planning, prepared nearly 1,000 pounds of ammunition for delivery and successfully dropped
  • Well trained Marauders respond to real-world HAZMAT material

    The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management team responded to unknown chemicals in unmarked barrels, May 29 and 30 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.When the 19 unmarked barrels were found, 13 were at one site and six at another across base, emergency management got to work on a plan to examine and identify their
  • 379th AEW bomber strikes Taliban drug facilities

    A B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here bombed multiple Taliban narcotics production and storage facilities in Afghanistan during a mission on May 18.
  • 332nd EMXS Munitions Flight arms up F-15s

    F15E Strike Eagles with the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron work to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while also providing stability to the Levant as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. To accomplish their missions, they first need weaponry, which the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight provides.