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  • Airmen demonstrate capabilities in MARE

    Airmen and civilians from multiple base agencies participated in Bagram's first major accident response exercise here March 11. "The purpose of this exercise was to demonstrate we have the equipment, training and capability to rapidly respond to an aircraft crash, minimizing runway closures in the

  • Chaplain brings spiritual message to deployed Airmen

    The Air Force deputy chief of chaplains traveled to Southwest Asia in March to meet Airmen and to speak at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's annual National Prayer Breakfast. Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson was the guest speaker during the breakfast, delivering a message on the United

  • Little, but strong: burned Iraqi child overcomes odds

    Editor's Note: The names of the Iraqi mother and son in this article have been changed, at the mother's request, to protect their identities from terrorists who would harm them if it was known that the pair received help from American servicemembers and the U.S. government. A photo of an adorable

  • Deployed EC-130H unit hits the mark

    The 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron added another notch to its lineage March 18, 2008, marking the fourth consecutive year the Arizona-based unit has been deployed to Southwest Asia supporting the Global War on Terror. Nine aircrew members assigned to the 55th Electronic Combat Group

  • Marines move through Manas Air Base

    Marines are being added to the fight in Afghanistan, moved into place through Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., reconstituted back in August to begin training for worldwide operations and a February deployment. In January, the President of the

  • Medal of Honor recipients visit Manas Air Base

    Manas Air Base Airmen, Soldiers and transitory personnel got a firsthand glimpse into history this week. Three Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War toured the base and spoke at several local engagements on their stop here before touring other locations in the U.S. Air Forces Central Area

  • VP visits troops at Balad AB, LSA Anaconda

    Vice President Dick Cheney visited Balad Air Base and Logistics Support Area Anaconda to speak with servicemembers stationed here March 18. Before addressing the base populace during a rally, the vice president sat down to breakfast with a select group of military members. "It was an honor to be

  • Airmen integral part of unmanned aerial system milestones

    The Global Hawk unmanned aerial system recently reached its 10 year and 20,000 flight hour milestones. More than 15,000 of those hours and most of those years have been amassed in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to

  • The gateway to Iraq

    Nestled southwest of Camp Victory, adjacent to Baghdad International Airport, sits the gateway to Iraq for many servicemembers, civilians, cargo and equipment. Sather Air Base (pronounced like "laser") is often confused with BIAP, but the air base is its own entity, serving the Victory Base Complex