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  • 914th AW’s C-130s say final goodbye to AUAB

    After 11 years of deploying here supporting the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, Airmen from the 914th Airlift Wing out of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., will say their goodbyes as they end their rotation and fly out with their C-130 Hercules’ for the final time before they transition to KC-135 Stratotankers. The
  • Scores of reservists join Total Force effort

    About 200 Air Force reservists from the 439th Airlift Wing are deployed to a pair of undisclosed locations here as well as in Baghdad. Capt. Kristin Montville and Tech Sgt. Jonathan Colwell are among these Airmen, whose home station is Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., and they make up two-thirds of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s intelligence
  • Aerial port packs loaded mission in OIR

    As sweat pours down every inch of the bodies working fearlessly to make the mission go, the heat is a simple reminder of where they are and how important their job is to delivering decisive air power to this area of responsibility.No, they’re not mechanics. They call themselves “Port Dawgs” and are known to other units on the flight line by this
  • Aerial port packs loaded mission in OIR

    As sweat pours down every inch of the bodies working fearlessly to make the mission go, the heat is a simple reminder of where they are and how important their job is to delivering decisive air power to this area of responsibility.No, they’re not mechanics. They call themselves “Port Dawgs” and are known to other units on the flight line by this
  • Bridging the mission: GLO provides air-to-ground strike link

    Seeing a B-52 Stratofortress drop bombs is a breathtaking sight, but a lot happens behind the scenes before that first bomb is released on the enemy. One vital tool in ensuring the mission is successful is clear communication between the Ground Liaison Officer and the aircrews here. U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Tauzer, deployed with the 4th Battlefield
  • Two Missions, One Fight

    Imagine for a moment, our ground and coalition forces in the throes of battle. Imagine them in less than desirable conditions in the middle of nowhere. Now imagine yourself in their boots and not having the vital supplies to survive and sustain that fight.The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance
  • Taking care of service members first priority for first aid kit assembly party

    A first aid kit is a critical piece of equipment for service members departing Al Udeid Air Base to support military operations down range.Warfighters can rest assured knowing that the military family at the base supports them as civilian and military members come together once a month to assemble and certify the first aid kits that are distributed
  • CE paves the way

  • Desert Shield, Desert Storm vet reflects 25 years later

    “Twenty-five years ago the country was a very different place. I remember watching the news coverage of the invasion back home. Before long, flying units were mobilized and out; we were pushing everything through.” In the summer of 1990, President George H.W. Bush deployed U.S. Armed Forces into Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield
  • Dudette reaches 1,000 combat flight hours

    Maj. “Swat” received a hero’s welcome from members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing as she surpassed the 1,000 combat hour milestone in the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 13, 2016. Swat, a weapon systems officer assigned to the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, achieved the milestone during a
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