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n/a CJTF-OIR CSM CROSBY VISITS THE RED TAILS
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Michael Crosby, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding Sgt. Major, visited the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia Sept. 22, 2017. Crosby spent time with Airmen, Sailors and Marines from the base while getting a glimpse of their day-to-day operations in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
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2017
N/A 407th AEG Remembers 9/11: Red Tails stand together, honor the fallen
More than 200 Airmen, Marines, and Sailors attended a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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2017
Airman First Class Amanda Danico, 407th Air Expeditionary Squadron force protection member, poses along with her coworkers, August 22, 2017. A1C Danico was awarded for outstanding performance during Security Forces Augmentee Training. Force protection members attend security forces augmentee training as a precaution to assist the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces squadron in case of an Emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy D. Dischinat) Force Protection: the eyes and ears of the 407th AEG
SOUTHWEST ASIA – For some, deployments are an opportunity for Airmen to perform their duties in an overseas location, while helping to support a mission different than back at home. However, there are deployments available to Airmen to serve in an all-together different capacity than their original career fields.Airmen assigned to the 407th
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2017
N/A AFCENT Command Chief visits 407th AEG: Red Tails executing the mission
U.S. Air Forces Central Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, visited the 407th Air Expeditionary Group Aug. 2, 2017 in Southwest Asia. Montgomery was greeted by Col. John Gonzales, 407th AEG commander and Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Grider, 407th AEG superintendent. The visit was to talk to Airmen face-to-face and discuss their roles in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Montgomery also toured our coalition partner’s compounds.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Alta Caputo, as Caputo assumes command of the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron July 13, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The passing of the guidon represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from an outgoing commander to an incoming one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy M. Kin) 407th AEG Welcomes New Leadership: Uphold the legacy of excellence
Col. John Gonzales, 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander, welcomes the newest squadron commanders to the mighty Red Tails family.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales (left), 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander, Col. Ronald Crandall (middle-left), Lt. Cmdr. David Klimasky (middle-right), and Col. William Vivian (right), Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force commander, cut the ribbon during the opening of the new integrated medical facility at the 407th AEG July 22, 2017 in Southwest Asia. The new clinic will house U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and coalition medical professionals who provide excellent, personalized medical care that enables our forces to generate, execute and sustain combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Community Care: Red Tails new integrated medical facility
The opening of the new integrated medical clinic was signified by a ribbon cutting ceremony July 22, 2017, at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia. The new clinic will house U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and coalition medical professionals who provide excellent, personalized medical care that enables our forces to generate, execute and sustain combat airpower.
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2017
Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, conducts a preflight check on an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Rudolphi has provided a dual role in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the commander of the 407th EOSS in Southwest Asia and being directly in the fight against ISIS conducting A-10 flying missions with the 447th Air Expeditionary Group.The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support. It utilizes a variety of bomb, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit. As the target approaches, nervousness builds deep within the core and the heart races at extraordinary speeds.Locking in on the tasks at hand, the pilot’s eyes glow as he focuses through night vision goggles to locate targets below.
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2017
An Italian Air Force (ITAF) AMX A-11 Ghibli aircraft conducts an Aircraft Arresting System engagement during a simulated in-flight emergency in Southwest Asia on July 3, 2017. The AAS allows fighter aircraft to safely stop during an in-flight emergency during takeoff or landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Sustaining Combat Airpower: 407th AEG, Coalition conduct AAS
Electrical power production technicians assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron recertified the Aircraft Arresting System in Southwest Asia July 3, 2017. The AAS is required to be certified annually to ensure its ability to actively stop a fighter aircraft experiencing an in-flight emergency and needs to stop during takeoff or landing.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander, greets U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, and staff on the flightline during a visit to the 407th AEG in Southwest Asia July 6, 2017. Townsend had an all-call where he thanked Airman, Marines and coalition personnel for the great job at executing their mission in support of OIR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) CJTF-OIR commander highlights 407th AEG impact in OIR
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, visited the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia July 6, 2017. The general addressed hundreds of Airmen, Marines and coalition personnel during an all–call thanking them for their many contributions to the warfighter in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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2017
An Italian Air Force (ITAF) C-27 aircraft comes to a halt after landing during a simulated in-flight emergency in Southwest Asia on July 2, 2017. The 407th Air Expeditionary Group fire department responded to the call of a distressed aircraft and assisted in the removal of injured crew members during the simulated in-flight emergency scenario. 407th AEG fire department are first responders to any and all incidents dealing with U.S. and coalition aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Growing relationship: Fire Department trains, builds comradery with Italian Air Force
U.S. Air Force firefighters partner up with Italian Air Force (ITAF) members to trade knowledge of fire prevention, familiarization and conduct emergency exercises here at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) in Southwest Asia. The training between the two units consists of familiarizing the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES) fire department of possible hazards associated with AMX and C-27 ITAF aircraft. And in return, the fire department provides ITAF personnel with fire prevention measures utilizing different types of extinguishers to coalition partners.
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