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  • Total force integration succeeds on runway

    Service members assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron are working to repair several areas on the flight line of their base Nov. 28  at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.The team took on the extensive project of repairing various portions of the runway due to wear and tear. The runway had a lot of foreign object debris that can be dangerous to aircraft.“We had a lot of
  • Angels on-call: 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group - Operating Location Alpha

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition aircrews flying out of multiple locations throughout Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve can sleep a little more peacefully at night knowing that the men and women of the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group - Operating Location Alpha stand ready to assist in their darkest hour. Operating out of a compound centrally located to the fight, HH-60G Pave Hawk
  • Keep it coming: 407th EMXS sustains air power

    Senior Airman Jamichael Rainge, 407th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, directs an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 100th Fighter Squadron into position for recovery following a combat sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve November 20, 2017, in an undisclosed location. The 100th FS provides close-air support and defensive counter-air capabilities to assist
  • Maj. Gen. Smith visits 407th AEG

    Maj. Gen. Dirk Smith, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant Commander, visited the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia, Nov. 29.During his visit, Smith met with 407th AEG personnel, sister services and coalition partners.
  • 407th AEG leadership serves Thanksgiving meal

    Group leadership spent part of their Thanksgiving serving deployed service members, coalition partners and contractors holiday meals at both 407th Air Expeditionary Group dining facilities Nov. 23.Leadership served the meals to show support for the individuals who spent their Thanksgiving away from home.“I think it’s very important that everyone knows the leadership is thankful for everybody out
  • 332nd ECS keeps deployed Airmen connected

    SrA Jacob Ferreira, assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron, clamps copper wire between rooftops as part of a base-wide wireless internet improvement project Nov. 13, 2017 in Southwest Asia. 332nd ECS took on the project with the aim of providing service members deployed in austere conditions with a safe, reliable connection to loved ones back home. (U.S. Air Force by Senior
  • 336th EFS sets tone for new phase of OIR

    The first F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia late last month, kicking off a unique new phase of Operation Inherent Resolve.  The 336th EFS, supported and directed by the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, will serve as the primary source of air power in the region== performing targeted air strikes, defensive
  • Mental health starts gratitude challenge

    The 322nd Expeditionary Medical Group office is rolling out the Gratitude Challenge at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group beginning Nov. 6.The challenge is designed so that individuals will take a few minutes every day for 21 days to look for positive things in their life.“We can train our brains to look at things a little bit differently,” said Maj. Michael Glotfelter, 322nd EMDG clinical
  • 407th ESFS graduates 300th augmentee

    The 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron graduated its 300th Air Force augmentee at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group Oct. 30.“This is a very important milestone,” said Tech. Sgt. Ronnie Jones, 407th ESFS augmentee trainer. “Myself and Tech. Sgt. Lacey Bunkelman [407th ESFS augmentee trainer] was tasked with ensuring we had 300 personal qualified and ready upon activation. Initially, we
  • Alabama F-16 hits 8,000 flying hours

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 100th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron reached a total of 8,000 flying hours in Southwest Asia Oct. 29.“The F-16 initially I believe was only designed for 3 or 4,000 hours and they did some life extension programs on it,” said a captain assigned to the 100th EFS as a pilot. “To achieve 8,000 hours on an aircraft that was not designed to do that is a