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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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