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  • 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
  • Madhatters build on legacy of accomplishment

    Ambiguity, discipline, and innovation—three words used by the 492nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Jeremy Renken to summarize his squadron’s pivotal role in Operation Inherent Resolve. Having already added to their history of combat excellence beating back Islamic State defensive lines in Iraq during a previous deployment in 2015, the F-15E Strike Eagles of the 492nd
  • 332nd EMDG welcomes new commander

    Brig. Gen. Kyle W. Robinson, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, left, passes the guidon to Col. Bradley D. Nielsen, during the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group assumption of command ceremony October 16, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The passing of a guidon symbolizes a unit’s transfer of command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Samuel O’Brien
  • AFCENT band rocks Coalition Oktoberfest

    SSgt Mark Wheeler, U.S. Air Force Central Command band percussionist, powers through a drum solo during a performance at an Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 24, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The USAFCENT band is composed of musicians who tour and perform throughout the region to encourage troop morale, diplomacy, and outreach to host nation communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua
  • 332nd EMXS welcomes new commander

    Attendees cheer as Lt. Col. Scott May assumed command of the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron during a change of command ceremony October 6, 2017 in Southwest Asia. The 332nd EMXS is responsible for all aspects of maintenance on F-15E Strike Eagles supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)
  • Fuels flight supplies fight

    It takes Airmen from many career fields working as one team to get aircraft off the ground, into the sky to complete missions and return home. These jobs range from maintaining aircraft, monitoring weather, preparing munitions and providing intelligence on threats throughout the area of responsibility.The 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron contributes a vital role in this continuous
  • Base defense, a partnership effort

    An emergency hits a military installation. There’s some confusion as people attempt to figure out the situation and how to respond. This is where members of the base defense operations center shine.From this location service members monitor base security, coordinate with the correct organizations to make sure first responders know what to expect on the scene, and inform the base leadership and
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