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  • Deployed 332nd AEW Airman helps kids understand mom’s and dad’s deployments

    One Airman deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing found a way to reach families, especially children who are back home, waiting patiently for mom or dad to return from the Middle East.
  • 332nd AEW hosts keynote speaker honoring AAPI Heritage Month

    The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commissioned a virtual keynote speech from an advocate for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage, May 12, 2021. Dr. Ravi Chaudhary is a notable voice for the contributions of AAPI servicemembers to the military and the nation at large. He is Indian American, born to first generation immigrants who made their way to Minneapolis, Minn., and who chose to pursue an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New AF Connect App provides communication tool in deployed location

    One way the 332nd AEW is working to facilitate agile communication is through the use of a new Air Force Application called AF Connect. Through it Airmen receive up to the minute updates and in conjunction with robust WiFi it is helping information flow to all levels—even at deployed locations in the Middle East.
  • Red Tails welcome new 332nd AEW Commander

    U.S. Joint and Coalition service members gathered to welcome the new commander of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing during a change of command June 20 in Southwest Asia.
  • CFACC takes off with ‘Shooters’

    Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, flew with the 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which recently deployed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • 332nd leadership visits 407th AEG

    Brig. Gen. David Iverson, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Tiek, 332nd AEW command chief, met with Airmen from across the base to answer questions and recognize superior performers, during a visit to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Oct. 25, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia
  • In pursuit of knowledge

    What does an internship at the NASA Langley Research Center, the vice president of a Google Cloud Premier Partner company, and a researcher at the WorldPop Project, all have in common? The answer is Airman 1st Class Nirav Nikunj Patel, 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron guidance and control avionics specialist deployed with the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, and a geographically separated unit of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia.
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