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U-2 Dragon Lady Dragon Lady visits the Vulture's Nest
A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to board his aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. The U-2 provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance, day or night, in direct support of U.S. and allied forces. U-2 pilots must wear a full pressure
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Gen Baker bids farewell to Vultures Gen Baker bids farewell to Vultures
Brig. Gen. Craig Baker relinquished command of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing during a ceremony here June 6.
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Senior Airman Elliot Briggs (left), a maintenance analyst technician with the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, and Spc. Leon Briggs, a vehicle mechanic with the 1-87th Infantry Battalion, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, pose for a photo at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 12. The deployment to Afghanistan is the first time the two brothers have been deployed to the same location since enlisting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist) Brothers in Arms
Deploying abroad is typical for service members in the U.S. military. It means an extended period away, little contact with family or friends and relying on other service members during those hard times while so far from home. This is the reality for most Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Afghanistan, except for the Briggs brothers.
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A C-130J Super Hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads cargo destined for an undisclosed location in Afghansitan, May 5, 2018.  The 774th EAS is an active duty unit based out of the 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock, Ark, that worked together with the 746th EAS, a reserve unit based out of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The mission represents the first dual-formation airdrop consisting of aircraft from two separate units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro) A U.S. Air Force First: Two Sister Units From Two Different Countries Supply Afghan Advisors
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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Mr. Shon Manasco, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visits members at the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan April 10, 2018. Air Force senior leader visits BAF

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A C-130J Super Hercules takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 1, 2018. C-130s rapidly support Advisory Package, Afghan Army in Maimanah
The C-130J Super Hercules of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron transported NATO Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package personnel and supplies in mid-March to Mainanah, Faryab Province, Afghanistan.The EAP, made up of international military advisors assigned to RS Train, Advise, Assist Command-North, forward deployed to join the
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An Airman assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an MQ-9 Reaper to its parking spot, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. 451 EAMXS at work

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Staff Sgt. Brandon Hasegawa, 455th Expeditionary Communication Squadron cyber transport technician, poses for a photo Mar. 22, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. 455 ECS Airman keeps BAF connected
A vast, global communications network is one of the many things that makes the U.S. Air Force the most powerful on the planet.Whether it's repairing a network hub or installing fiber-optic cables or making sure the underlying infrastructure of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan network is operating properly, it is the expertise of Staff Sgt. Brandon
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Senior Airman Kevin Zaragoza, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, tightens up a screw on the wing of an F-16 Mar. 20, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. BAF crew chief ensures delivered airpower
Here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s mission is to defend, support and deliver airpower and you can’t deliver airpower without well maintained aircraft.For BAF, it’s the responsibility of experts like Senior Airman Kevin Zaragoza, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief,
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Airmen with the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, and Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard, pose for a group photo in front of one of the Army's Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) Intercept weapon systems at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 10, 2018. Co-workers worldwide, neighbors stateside: Ohio Air and Army National Guardsmen team up in Afghanistan
Some 6,000 miles from their homeland, deployed Airmen and Soldiers work on the infrastructure to connect the Army’s Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar Intercept weapon system to the engagement control center at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The objective in layman’s terms: connect the gun to the computer.As the Airmen and Soldiers began to dig
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