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  • 332nd AEW Ready Defender showcases surprising creative outlets

    One Airman’s path brings him to his sixth deployment with the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Here, he leads a squadron of ready Defenders who keep the base and its mission secure. Hailing most recently from Misawa Air Base, Japan, he will return in a less than two weeks as his six-month deployment winds to a close.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Mayo Clinic doctor dons uniform, helps 332nd AEW fight Coronavirus during deployment

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell Tontz, the oldest of 10 siblings, finds his way to the wing through a circuitous route. After graduating from the University of Idaho he joined the Air Force as a family doctor, essentially a military primary care provider with plans to serve for four years and then transition to private practice in rural Idaho.
  • Deployed Airman holds rare pedigree

    One Airman deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia has an unusual pedigree shared by few if any other service members. Dr. Colin Tobin is a master sergeant deployed from the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing. He holds an unusual doctorate degree in range science with a focus on animal husbandry, something he says stems from growing up “on a cattle ranch in central South Dakota.”
  • CMSAF JoAnne Bass joins 332nd AEW for Women’s History Month

    The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, JoAnne S. Bass, paid a visit to deployed Airmen at the wing during a virtual call in honor of Women’s History Month.
  • Top DoD enlisted member mentors 332nd AEW Airmen on leadership

    The First U.S. Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) joined the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, virtually March 10, to discuss leadership qualities he is working to inculcate across the entire enlisted force. The appearance is part of a leadership curriculum he developed several years ago specifically for special operations enlisted units, but which has proven useful to both officers and enlisted service members. Dubbed “Carnivore Leadership” at the time of its conception Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, wrote then, “My aim is to provide our Service’s Carnivore Warriors a proactive perspective on leadership.”
  • PT test pushed to July, more updates forthcoming

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • History Maker: Longest serving Airman examines challenges, triumphs across five decades of service

    The longest serving Airman in the history of the U.S. Air Force presented what he learned over 46 years, 5 months and 21 days of active-duty service to deployed service members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. Airmen gathered around a large projection screen where Maj. Gen. Alfred E. Flowers joined then virtually to describe his career from Vietnam to the Pentagon, from airman basic to major general.
  • AF allows shorts for maintainers, updates uniform options

    Airmen and Guardians will now have more dress and appearance options with upcoming uniform changes
  • Airman recounts legacy of four deployments with the 332nd AEW

    The history of the 332d dates back to World War II where members of the Army Air Corps flew dangerous missions escorting bombers to their targets over war-torn Europe. After the war ended the wing stood down for many years. Today, one deployed Airman remembers his four separate deployments with the wing spanning a nearly 30-year period. Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Vander Woude is currently the superintendent of maintenance at the 332d AEW, having arrived in-theater just weeks ago from the 114th Fighter Wing in Sioux Falls, Sd.
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