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Dr. (Maj.) Colleen Christensen, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group orthopedic surgeon and chief of hospital services, works with Army Sgt. Michael Millman, 182 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, at the 379th EMDG Monday. Through its In-Theater Care Program, the medical staff treats servicemembers who have been evacuated from forward operating locations and U.S. Navy ships operating in the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer) Medical group supports theaterwide mission
Getting warriors back in the fight is a duty medical professionals in the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group take very seriously. The percentage of wounded warriors returned to duty shows not only that they are good at what they do, but also that they provide critical support to the theaterwide mission. Through its In-Theater Care Program, the
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2007
A modified CL-60 Challenger aircraft, flown by Airmen from the Air Force Flight Standards Agency, flies a low level approach past the new Instrument Landing System antenna Tuesday. The aircrew used on-board instrumentation to calibrate the ILS and ensure the navigational aid meets standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Gonzalez) Agency certifies new instrument landing system
A new instrument landing system aiding flight safety at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing was certified by Air Force Flight Standards Agency Tuesday, completing a collaborative project in the works since 2005. The instrument landing system is a precision approach system serving as the pilot's eyes when aircrews cannot see the runway due to low
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Master Sgt. Joe Maxey (left), 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster helps push palletized cargo into a C-17 Globemaster from a 60K loader. Sergeant Maxey surpassed the milestone of 10,000 flying hours Tuesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer) Loadmaster surpasses 10,000 hours
An 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster now wears a badge of distinction that very few loadmasters receive throughout their careers - an Air Mobility Command custom patch displaying the number 10,000. After 25 years of service, Master Sgt. Joseph Maxey surpassed 10,000 flying hours Tuesday during an airlift mission to Afghanistan. He
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The 128th Expeditionary Air Command and Control Squadron Joint STARS have been flying missions over Iraq from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing since 2003. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Miller) Joint STARS exceeds 23,000 flight hours
The 128th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron, one of three operational Joint Surveillance Target Attacks Radar System squadrons, recently reached a milestone of 23,000 flight-hours by flying missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Beginning on Jan. 16, 2003, the JSTARS aircraft crews flew missions for Operation Southern
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Default Air Force Logo ECONS builds toward enduring presence in AOR
As the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing builds an enduring presence in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, a group of Airmen are assisting the effort by purchasing everything from salt shakers for the dining facility to tons of concrete used to build and repair base taxiways. Behind the scenes, the 379th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron
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Tech. Sgt. Garth Chablal, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron air freight supervisor, guides one of 32 M916 trucks onto scales for weighing in preparation for shipment on C-17 Globemasters. Squadrons across the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing have picked up operations along with surge operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer) Base provides theaterwide surge support
Squadrons across the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing have increased operations to provide theaterwide support during the current surge in Iraq and Afghanistan. One such example is the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, a 379th AEW tenant unit that links air mobility operations together to facilitate direct support to warfighters uprange. The
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Airmen from the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide real time on-scene intelligence collection, surveillance and analysis to forces in the air and on the ground during a mission in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo) 763rd ERS keeps a step ahead of enemy
They don't talk much about what they do, at least to those outside the small, secure compound in Ops Town. But, they do listen to what others have to say - mostly enemy ground forces. The 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron maintains a constant presence in the Central Command area of responsibility leveraging their secretive RC-135 Rivet
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Capt. Ben Meadows (right), 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, and Senior Airman Josh Green, 379th EAES technician, load up a C-130 Hercules with medical supplies and equipment in preparation for a mission in Southwest Asia. The Air National Guardsmen are part of a Total Force team comprised of active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard personnel. About 90 percent of Air Force aeromedical evacuation personnel and assets are from the Reserve components. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Deborah Davis)
Preparing for wounded warriors

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Airman 1st Class Kenneth Nealis, 379th  Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, transfers a 2,000 pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition from one lift truck to another for transport and loading onto a B-1B Lancer. (Photo by Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer) Wing Airmen tackle increased operations tempo
Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing continue to maintain increased operations, both in the air and on the ground, in support of ground forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. This week, bombers assigned to the 379th AEW saw an increase in combat sorties on the Combined Forces Air Component commander's air tasking order. The 34th EBS "Thunderbirds"
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Lt. Col. Kurt Barry, 128th Expeditionary  Air Command and Control Squadron air battle manager,  beat cancer and fought to return to flying status. Airman battled cancer, returns to fly missions
"Before I was diagnosed, I was like everybody else, I thought I was bulletproof," said Lt. Col. Kurt Barry, 128th Expeditionary Air Command and Control Squadron, E-8C mission crew commander. In October 2004, while serving a staff tour in Europe, Colonel Barry had his annual physical and was surprised when the doctors told him his white blood cell
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