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Staff Sgt. Jonathan, a 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, paints the final touches on a mural at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 6, 2017. Johnathan dedicated more than 150 hours during his off-duty time to complete the mural while supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) On-duty firefighter, off-duty artist: Deployed Airman improves work environment
In a deployed environment it becomes quite easy to bury oneself in the stresses of military life. Passions, talents and other facets of an individual’s personality can fall away or become dull with neglect. Then, when the member returns home, they realize that they do not recognize their reflection in the mirror. However, one Airman with the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron here recently found a way to link two very important parts of himself together to the benefit of his unit: Art and firefighting.
0 4/07
2017
Members of the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron complete post-flight checks on an EQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with a battlefield airborne communications node at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 1, 2017. The completion of this mission marked 1000 consecutive sorties without a maintenance cancel while supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. These remotely piloted aircraft have provided a critical communication bridge between multi-national Coalition assets working to defeat ISIS in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) 1000 and counting: deployed maintainers fight ISIS with Global Hawk consistency
A 380th Air Expeditionary Wing EQ-4 Global Hawk, carrying a communications enhancing payload, completed 1000 continuous sorties without occurring a single maintenance cancellation while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve here.
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Staff Sgt. Jordan, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron engineer, poses for a photograph in a facility he remodeled at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 14, 2017. Jordan volunteered more than 250 hours to complete the project which is now the new 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Airman Ministry Center. The facility is projected to be used more than 72,000 times annually. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) Deployed Airman Volunteers more than 250 hours, remodels deployed facility for fellow service members
A 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Airman tirelessly remodeled a facility into a fully-functioning relaxation haven for deployed U.S. and Coalition service members here.
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U.S. Air Force 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and Royal Australian Air Force firefighters pose for a group photo after completing a Coalition training exercise at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 16, 2017. USAF and RAAF firefighters have completed weekly exercises for nearly three months while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The training scenarios have developed critical firefighting fundamentals required during deployed day-to-day operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) Coalition fire departments develop “brotherhood” while supporting OIR
U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force fire fighters, from different installations in the same area of responsibility, have successfully created an exchange training program while in support of Operation Inherent Resolve here.
0 3/17
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. August Pfluger, 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Sq. commander and F-22 Raptor pilot, maneuvers an F-22 into position to receive fuel during an air refueling over Syria, March 3, 2017.  During the refueling Pfluger re-enlisted Staff Sgt. Rebecca Rains who was in a KC-10 Extender, next to the boom operator, while reciting the oath of enlistment over headset.  “This was the coolest thing I’ve done [since joining],” Rains said.  “So I get on the headset and I’m talking to him and he shared with me some background about his mission prior to coming up for fuel.  He then said ‘You ready to do this?’ and I said ‘yep let’s go.’” AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion
Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington. It was 2009 and she was with her mother who had pulled her out of school under the disguise of having a day to spend time together; their first stop was the AF recruiter’s office.
0 3/08
2017
A member of the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron completes an improvised explosive device training scenario with a military working dog team at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 9, 2017. During this exercise members of the 380th Explosive Ordnance Disposal collaborated with military working dog units from the 380 ESFS and Commander, Task Group 56.7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) Deployed US Marines, Air Force sustain joint relationship while boosting EOD tactics
Deployed explosive ordnance disposal and military working dog teams with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force completed various improvised explosive ordinance training scenarios at an undisclosed location, Feb. 9, 2017.
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Members of the Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force construct Joint Direct Attack Munitions at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 9, 2016. The RAAF has employed more than 1,600 munitions against ISIS since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) U.S., Coalition air forces partner together to build relationships through munitions building
Members of the Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force constructed 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Okra at an undisclosed location, Feb. 9.
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380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen complete pushups while an E-3 Sentry departs and completes a sortie in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. The E-3 Sentry maintainers complete as many push-ups as possible while the aircraft takes off. Since November 2016, no E-3 Sentry has missed a scheduled sortie due to maintenance issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) Maintainers ‘push’ AWACS to new levels in fight against ISIS
Maintainers assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron faced the flightline and stood shoulder-to-shoulder before the departure of an E-3 Sentry. When the aircraft was cleared for takeoff they dropped into push-up position.
0 2/03
2017
A 380th Air Expeditionary Wing U-2 prepares to depart on a sortie in support of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. During the launch process a chase car, also operated by a U-2 pilot, assists in launching and recovering the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) U-2 continues through generations, makes Air Force history breaking 30,000-hour barrier in fight against ISIS
For the first time in U.S. Air Force history an expeditionary U-2 serving in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command has reached 30,000 hours of flight time while supporting theatre operation here.
0 2/03
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Staff Sgt. Juan, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain assistant, participates in a resiliency project at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 29, 2016. Deployed Airmen were asked questions regarding resilience through the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) (Part 5) In their words: Deployed Airmen enduring the holidays
The following is a transcription of an interview with Staff Sgt. Juan, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain assistant, which was recorded Nov. 28, 2016. This series of Questions and Answers is based on how deployed members stay resilient while away from home during the holidays.
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