• Century of combat: first fighters still fly for freedom

    On a cool September evening just as the sun began to set, 21 year-old pilot, 2nd Lt. Frank Luke, listened to deafening rushing of air as he soared toward Dun-sur-Meuse to shoot down German balloons, six miles behind enemy lines. Though heavily fortified, he carried on with a single thought on his

  • COMACC visits 386th AEW, praises Airmen’s contributions to the fight

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, his wife, Mrs. Gillian Carlisle, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve K. McDonald, command chief master sergeant of ACC, visited Airmen deployed with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 23.

  • 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