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  • Get to Yes

    The “Get to Yes” problem solving and negotiation technique has been around in business circles for decades. Books and articles have been published in regards to avoiding the rush to “No” by focusing on what it would take to “Get to Yes”.  It is easy to confuse a “Get to Yes” approach with being a “Yes Man” or “Yes Woman” i.e. the type of leader or
  • 430 EECS Airman provides survival support for pilots

    The 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron operating out of Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan is the only unit in the U.S. Air Force that operates the E-11A with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload.Keeping the pilot safe while supporting missions in the area of responsibility is Tech. Sgt. Andrew Blackmon, 430th EECS aircrew
  • 774 EAS loadmaster ensures safe delivery of pax and cargo

    Extensive coordination goes into planning any U.S. Air Force flight. This rings especially true when transporting both people and supplies from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to austere airstrips throughout the country.Assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Airman 1st Class Courtney Wagner, 744th EAS loadmaster, ensures all cargo and
  • Crew chief keeps BAF C-130Js mission ready

    The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides combat-ready aircraft to the air component commander in support of coalition forces throughout Afghanistan.Here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Anthony Single, 455th EAMXS crew chief, ensures that the C-130J Super Hercules is prepared to support any operation or mission.“My
  • Children Survive Taliban Suicide Bombing Attack Thanks to Joint Coalition Patrol Team and CJTH

    Two young Afghan children were released from Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan after receiving treatment for injuries they sustained in a Taliban suicide bombing attack November 22. Upon their discharge from the hospital, which the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group leads, they were greeted with smiles and gifts from the
  • 62 EATKS continue to support missions at KAF

    Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Attack Squadron continue to provide combatant commanders uninterrupted persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities.“Our job here at Kandahar Airfield is to launch and recover the MQ-9 Reaper,” said 1st Lt. Patrick, 62nd EATKS maintenance operations officer. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission,
  • 455 ESFS defender provides flight line security to BAF

    The security forces Airmen on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, are on the front lines of mission success, defending the busiest airfield in the country and ensuring the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing delivers decisive airpower.Senior Airman Maria Joyce, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Echo sector command controller, is one of those Airmen,
  • 455th AEW plays key role in new Taliban offensive

    The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing played a pivotal role in the combined operations against Taliban revenue streams, Nov. 19-22, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.Beginning Nov. 19, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as well as U.S. Forces-Afghanistan launched a series of strikes targeting Taliban drug laboratories and one command and control
  • EOSS Airman provides critical intelligence analysis from BAF

    Providing intelligence information to the various organizations within the area of responsibility is vital to delivering decisive airporwer at the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.Senior Airmen Nathaniel Millen, 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst, provides that critical intelligence to the wing as well as other