• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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,