• Airmen’s skills vital to joint fight

    There is an area near many flight lines where items wait to be loaded onto aircraft. Toyotas lined up hood to bumper, resembling rush-hour traffic jams. Pallets stacked with bags of rice or ammunition sitting in precise rows. Armored vehicles waiting to be started up so they can head to the flight

  • 737th EAS flies first mission into Q-West

    The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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