• 332nd EOD Trains for the real thing

    During an exercise at the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing a simulated UXO or unexploded ordnance waits on a team of EOD Airmen to remove it and render it inert ensuring the safety of base personnel, April 30, 2021.

  • Airman crosses four decade threshold while deployed to the 332nd AEW

    Looking back 40 years is something many of us can do, however it’s a far more select group that can look back over a 40-year career. Chief Master Sgt. David R. Purtee enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1981, at 17 years-of-age, from his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio.

  • Airman deployed to the 332nd AEW shares story of life-long resilience

    At seven years of age, one Airman deployed to the 332nd AEW suffered what most would consider an unrecoverable tragedy. Senior Airman Francis Andrew was born in Sudan in Northeast Africa where one night his town suffered the ravages of civil war, as soldiers attacked without warning ripping him from

  • First time: Deployed fighters employ new munitions ferry tactic

    A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing sits fully loaded waiting to ferry a double load out of munitions to a forward operating location in the Middle East, April 24, 2021. This new configuration allows the wing to ferry extra munitions to austere bases

  • 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

  • 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