• A Family That Flies Together

    Deploying in the military is an expected situation. Deploying to the same location with family, friends or spouses is fairly common nowadays. Deploying to separate locations and flying on the same missions as your brother, well that’s not common at all, but it happened.

  • Pilot hits milestone, reaches 2,000 flight hours

    Lt. Col. Vince O’Connor surpassed the 2,000-hour mark for flying May 19, 2017. O'Connor is deployed out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, and is currently delivering airpower in support of operations within the Central Command area-of-responsibility. 

  • DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Dec. 21 of wounds suffered when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

  • Reaper extends range in Afghanistan

    (Editor’s Note: The last names of certain Airmen are withheld in accordance with operational security requirements)The U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance enterprise is vital to the national security of the United States and its allies, providing an unrivaled capability;

  • 455th EAMXS provides combat-ready aircraft

    Tech. Sgt. Carlo Patalinghug, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, deployed Hill Air Force Base, Utah, examines an F-16 Fighting Falcon to isolate and repair a hydraulic leak at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2015. The squadron provides combat-ready aircraft to the

  • Care in the air: 455th EAES get injured to higher-level treatment

    Capt. Steven Woods, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, deployed from the 43rd AES at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., gathers his gear before loading on to a C-130 Hercules for a medevac mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2015. The 455th EAES is tasked with