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  • Aircraft Parts Store feeds fight in OIR

    Over time, wear and tear of aircraft parts can cause planes to be down for days at a time. It’s the job of one shop, in coordination with aircraft maintainers, to try and prevent this from happening.
  • C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan

    The imposing C-17 Globemaster III moved through the darkness during a longer trip than is typical at the Rock, the busiest aerial port in the area of responsibility. The flight was headed to Afghanistan; another example of the steady and enduring requirements of Operation Freedom Sentinel
  • Matrons of the maintenance world

    Some may fear change, but it can encourage the impossible. In a career field typically dominated by males, these six women are breaking the mold and rising to the challenge.
  • JSTARS Airmen achieve 1M hours of flight time

    The 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron flew the Air Force’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS, worldwide fleet to its one millionth flight hour September, 6, 2016, following a combat mission in support of operations throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility.   The
  • HVAC keeps the Rock cool

    The motor whines nearly dying from suffocation as the sun beats down from the dusty sky above. Slowly but surely the air conditioning unit takes its last breath of cool air as the motor comes to a dying halt.Minutes later, the people inside stop feeling the refreshing cool air and realize what happened, their A/C unit is broken. In a near frantic
  • AFCENT commander gets first-hand look of 379th AEW mission

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, USAFCENT command chief, visit 379th Air Expeditionary Wing to get an inside look at what deployed service members do on a daily basis August 11, 2016. 379th AEW Airmen briefed Harrigian and Montgomery on what capabilities and resources
  • Heartbeat of the Mission

    Service members are the mission’s heart, and just like the heart pumping oxygen and blood throughout the body to sustain life, they work diligently to keep the mission alive.  The clinic provides that heartbeat, ensuring the wing has a medically fit force.The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group’s day-to-day mission is providing first-line, basic
  • Cryogenics helps pilots breathe easy across AOR

    The 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics team inspected liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen tanks prior to aircraft shipment Aug. 5 here.  The cryogenics team provides quality aviation breathing oxygen, liquid oxygen, and liquid nitrogen in support of operations through the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of
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