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U.S. Air Force Maj. Margaret McCord, commander of the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, and Capt. Victoria Snow, HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot assigned to the 33rd ERQS, discuss tactics in front of the aircraft after training mission with a Guardian Angel team assigned to the 308th ERQS, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 13, 2018. The ma’am behind the mustache
In the dark of night in Afghanistan, a pilot gathers all the gear required for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter training mission: medical kit, survival vest, night-vision goggles, and sidearm.  Excitement fills the air as the engines start, but the crew maintains their focus as they hurriedly finish loading their gear onto the aircraft and run
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Staff Sgt. Josiah McDonald (left), 455th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron in-bound cargo NCOIC, and Senior Airman Michael Tomoiaga (right), 455th ELRS traffic management technician, inspect in-bound cargo Mar. 16, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Logistics Airman keeps cargo moving to support Airpower
From office supplies to furniture to aircraft parts, the U.S. Air Force ships millions of dollars’ worth of equipment and supplies around the world every day.Moving equipment throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area - Afghanistan can be a stressful job, but it is experts like Staff Sgt. Josiah McDonald, 455th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness
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James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, conducts an all call with the men and women of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on Mar. 14, 2018. SECDEF visits BAF

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Airman Rene Cruz, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron power production engineer, poses for a photo Mar. 6, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. 455 ECES Airman powers the mission
At Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, it is critical that all buildings and structures  remain properly maintained for units to conduct their operations.Civil Engineers are responsible for keeping all facilities and utilities running effectively and it’s experts like Airman Rene Cruz, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron power production
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Aeromedical Evacuation and Critical Care Air Transport Team members from the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron pose for a photo Mar. 10, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. AE team cares for patients in the air
When highly skilled U.S. service members and coalition forces get called to war, no one plans to get hurt; yet with conflict, comes the inherent risk of injury.  If they get injured on the battle field, the U.S. Air Force has a plan to transport them to a medical facility.Here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan is the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical
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U.S. Air Force pararescuemen, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, load simulated casualties on board a CH-47F Chinook, flown by members of U.S. Army Task Force Brawler, during a personnel recovery exercise at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, March 6, 2018. Joint Air Force, Army team enhances Afghanistan rescue mission
The night is dark. The air is heavy, filled with the smoke and dust of Afghanistan. On the flightline at Bagram Airfield, a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook helicopter sits beating thunder with its blades against the sky, waiting. An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel team, which consists of pararescuemen and combat rescue officers, runs out
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“Mach”, 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilot, signals from his aircraft prior to taking off Feb. 28, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. ‘Double Down’ pilot passes 1,000 combat hours
“Mach” received a “Double Down” congratulations from members of the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron as he surpassed the 1,000 combat-hour milestone in the F-16 Fighting Falcon Feb. 28, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.He achieved the milestone during a mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.“I believe there are roughly six F-16
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Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wesley, and Airmen 1st Class Rey Nino Estrella and Carlito Yalon, weapons loader Airmen assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, load a 500 pound GPS-guided bomb on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Feb. 10, 2018. “Boar” Airmen reopen A-10 operations in Afghanistan
A dozen A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 303rd Fighter Squadron deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for the first time in six years.The squadron, originally intended to support Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria, was notified of the change a month before aircraft touched down on the runway at KAF. The aircraft’s new mission would
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Staff Sgt. Nikola Bozic, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group public health technician, inputs data into his computer after conducting his routine food inspection of the Grady dining facility Feb. 15, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Public Health Airman inspects and connects
According to World Health Organization, Afghanistan has the fourth highest malaria burden and accounts for 4% of confirmed cases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) region. More than 75% of Afghans live in areas at risk of malaria transmission.There are 63 districts at high risk and 135 districts at medium risk of malaria. Bagram Airfield,
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Default Air Force Logo March marks National Nutrition Month at Bagram
Humans have several essential needs, such as breathing and sleeping, to survive and perform at an optimal level. One essential need that often gets neglected is nutrition.  Nutrition is important to our overall existence and provides the fuel needed to perform life’s daily functions.  We are all gifted with one life, so conventional wisdom dictates
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