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Tech. Sgt. Patrick Pittman, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Combat Metals Flight machinist, puts the finishing welds on his scrap metal sculpture. Dubbed "Ironman" by it's creators, the project utilized more than 200 pieces of scrap metal collected by a volunteer crew of four, and it took two weeks to assemble. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Petosky) Combat Metals Flight sculpts from scrap
At nearly seven feet tall, the iron behemoth towers menacingly over everyone, armed to its crooked metal teeth with a 40mm Gatling gun, steel-clawed feet, chain-link flail, and sinister telescopic eyes. But this isn’t the rise of the machines – it’s a scrap metal sculpture designed and created by inventive Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary
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Senior Airman Ashley Reid, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, and her husband Kevin, attend a wedding ceremony as guests. The Reids got married in a double proxy ceremony Oct. 28 because Kevin received orders to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (Courtesy Photo) Until deployed do us part: Marauder gets married while deployed
For most people, the terms marriage ceremony and wedding are interchangeable, since they usually happen at the same time. For one Airman here, that is not the case.Senior Airman Ashley Reid, was not at her marriage ceremony. She hasn’t had her wedding yet either. But, she is married.Reid, who has been deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Civil
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Army Spc. Juanetta Goldwire, 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services looks on as a seal is checked for authenticity at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Aug. 7, 2014 before accepting delivery. As a food inspector, Goldwire’s primary mission is to reduce the risks to public health associated with diseases and other health hazards in food that is designated for more than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and contractors reasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day) (Sections of this photograph have been blurred for security reasons.) Food inspectors: gatekeepers of our health
The gatekeepers for all things required for human consumption on The Rock are the food inspectors from the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services and the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group. The food inspectors’ primary mission is to reduce the risks to public health associated with diseases and other health hazards in food that is designated
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Staff Sgt. Heather Witherspoon, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron training non-commissioned officer in charge, engages Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron during an active shooter training response exercise Sept. 5, 2014. The Check Six team conducts active shooter incident response with units across the wing to ensure Airmen are able to escape, barricade or fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) ASIR program enables safer work environment for Airmen
Serving in the deployed environment has its fair share of potential threats but for the Check Six team at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, they're doing everything in their power to combat those threats.Through the wing's active shooter incident response training, which falls under the Check Six program, four security forces Airmen ensure that
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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyrone Carter, Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) assistant communications chief and his brother, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ivory Carter, Jr., 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention pose in front of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The brothers are military brats and call Miegs, Georgia home. Ivory deployed from 87th CES, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakenhurst, New Jersey in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Tyrone deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day) Family affair
Deployments can be a lonely time for many who spend long months away from family and friends. But for a few, it can be a blessing when they are lucky enough to be stationed with a loved one and have the opportunity to build precious memories together, and even carry forward a family tradition of service.Brothers Tyrone and Ivory Carter decided to
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Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces security escort team pose after a mission Aug. 6, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) SET Airmen provide convoy security to the area of responsibility
Being in a deployed environment where multiple threats are prevalent, the security escort team ensures the safety of our troops when traveling off base.Much like a police escort back home, SET serves as armed security to protect our Airmen as they drive through the area of responsibility. This can be for convoys, bank runs, or searching for Airman
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Deployed photograph of Maj. Ryan Albrecht and Tech. Sgt. Carrie Waddle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) Legal team satisfies the needs of all
There are two Marauders here who work tirelessly to support the legal needs of more than 2,000 deployed Airmen at The Rock.They provide assistance on a variety of matters to include divorce, powers-of-attorney and child custody issues.Maj. Ryan Albrecht, the staff judge advocate for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing who deployed from Joint Base San
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Deployed photography of Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Tucker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day) The skies are brighter for 386th EOSS Airman
That day in 2011 began as usual for one 26-year-old Airman who was a little more than two weeks into his six-month deployment.But what began as an ordinary day after he woke up turned out to be far from it.His normal morning routine was disrupted when he noticed the unusual color of his urine. He had a series of thoughts that went through his mind
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Troy Hoffman, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing ground safety manager, tests exposed wiring to determine if it is a safety hazard July 31, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. These tests are conducted to ensure Airmen are kept safe in their working environments. Hoffman is deployed from the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) Ground safety matters
Anyone in the military is well aware of mandatory safety briefings such as the ones that occur during the holidays, four-day weekends and the 101 critical days of summer.For many, safety can be a boring subject that can be overlooked but it's really important to take note of safety briefings because they can decrease the cause of injuries if
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Profiles in Bravery photograph by Staff Sgt. Victoria Dyson. (Courtesy photo) Profiles in bravery
Every day, our Airmen at the Rock put on their respective uniform that signifies their service in the United States military. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are all represented among this small deployed location, but they each individually are special and Staff Sgt. Victoria Dyson is bringing their stories to life through her photography
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