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  • Nebraska adjutant general visits deployed Guardsmen

    Nebraska Air National Guardsmen deployed at Bagram and Kandahar airfields, Afghanistan, met senior military leadership from their home state during base visits Jan. 8-11.
  • Communications squadron keeps Airmen connected

    The 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron reaches out and touches every part of the overall wing mission from maintaining communications switches and infrastructure to the network operations center and planning teams.
  • JET/IA Airmen bring expertise to the battlefield

    With Airmen and civilians scattered across 20 different locations in Afghanistan doing jobs such as training Afghans to fly helicopters, keeping their outposts secured with inspections or installing upgraded water pumps for local villages, the 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron plays a role in each of their endeavors.
  • Fingerprints to convicts: ACME tracks down the enemy

    Although he may not be disarming the improvised explosive devices outside the wire, Tech. Sgt. Timothy Ostberg, 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, plays a unique role in disarming the enemy.
  • Hog good effect!

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed the “warthog” and known for its ability to provide timely and accurate close air support to ground troops, has proven vital for U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan.
  • Battlefield acupuncture pain reduction treatment popular with caregivers, patients at CJTH

    Doctors at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital here and its outlying clinics are implementing a pain treatment that reduces or eliminates opioid prescriptions, is fast and effective, and allows personnel to keep working without being sent home, and can augment rehabilitation for a quicker recovery.
  • Kandahar Airmen keep aircraft fit to fight

    The 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron does things a little differently. Instead of having separate squadrons for each airframe, they are responsible for all the A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, KC-135 Stratotankers and MQ-9 Reapers at Kandahar. To do this effectively, each Airman must be an expert in their craft and communicate well with others.
  • CSAF, CMSAF spend Christmas with Airmen in Afghanistan

    Two Air Force senior leaders traveled thousands of miles and through several time zones to visit deployed Airmen in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during the holidays.
  • Life of a bomb: from ‘cradle to grave’

    Earlier this month, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan—a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.