• 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

  • Bagram manages weather radar system for wide part of Afghanistan

    The weather flight here holds the responsibility of managing the only weather radar system that impacts a wide swath of the rugged country of Afghanistan, impacting operations from Bagram to Kabul to Jalalabad. Having the responsibility of managing the region’s weather radar, the 455th Expeditionary

  • Afghan Air Force runs on maintenance

    When most people think about an air force, thoughts of aircraft and pilots are what enter most people’s minds. Few people think about the near countless hours spent behind the scenes to make those aircraft fly. For the maintainers turning wrenches, elbow deep in grease and hydraulic fluid, the pride

  • Overcoming fear: Airman’s training takes over during firefight

    The bad guys, however, were not sleeping. Under the cover of darkness, a small force determined to attack the Kabul Airport and Afghan air force Base next to it, took over a multi-story building under construction just north of the target. Armed with multiple rocket propelled grenades, automatic