• USCENTAF's top chief discusses GWOT with Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Todd Small, the command chief master sergeant of 9th Air Force and United States Central Command Air Forces, kicked off a theater-wide tour throughout the deployed area of responsibility Jan. 24 at an air base in the Persian Gulf region. During the chief's visit, he spoke with

  • Airpower Summary for January 24

    Coalition airpower integrated with Coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations Jan. 24, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here. In Afghanistan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped Guided Bomb

  • Local province women address needs

    The needs and issues of the Afghan women of the Kapisa Province were addressed for the first time Jan. 22 in an unprecedented meeting with the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team. More than 20 women representing six districts in the province traveled various distances to not only bring their

  • Mother replaces son on Kirkuk's front lines

    As many parents anxiously await the next phone call from their sons and daughters serving in Iraq, one mother journeyed across the Atlantic to not only see her child; but to replace him on the front line. Atop a remote guard tower, mother and son stand post peering across the barbed wire into the

  • CENTAF pilot reaches 4,000 in F-16

    As a child fascinated with anything that defied gravity, from a paper airplane to a kite, a Shaw Air Force Base F-16 pilot never imagined he would rank among the top in total F-16 flying hours, etching his way in the history books. Lieutenant Col. Dan Swayne surpassed the 4,000 flying hours mark in

  • Airpower Summary for January 23

    Coalition airpower integrated with Coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations Jan. 23, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here. In Afghanistan, Royal Air Force GR.7 Harriers conducted shows

  • CENTAF Band wins hearts of Djiboutians through music

    The U.S. Central Command Air Forces rock band "Live Round" is falling in love with the country of Djibouti during their five-day tour of the African nation. "The people here are awesome," said Master Sgt. Jeremy Laukhuf, bass player. "What makes it so enjoyable to play for them is the appreciation