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  • For the Last Time

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Katie Lunning was halfway through her first deployment as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse when evacuation operations out of Afghanistan began.

  • C-17 crews help realign assets to Afghanistan

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, transports troops and equipment to forward operating locations through the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • 37th AMU BONES crew chiefs, keeping freedom in the skies

    The mighty B1-B Lancer is a storied airframe that was only supposed to fly for 20 years.  30 and some odd years later, the elusive B-1B is still the primary strike workhorse here, dropping several thousand bombs in the past year supporting OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. Managing the Lancer stable are

  • 340th EARS boom operator supports OIR, refueling legacies

    After being re-activated in 2003 and now part of one of the largest air campaigns in world history, the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and their fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers are relied upon by U.S. and coalition aircraft.  But planes can’t refuel themselves, can they?   A small percent

  • Lab technicians fueling the fight against ISIL with Operational Energy

    In order for a KC-135 to ‘fuel the fight’ against ISIL, they need fuel, right? Without the 379th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness fuels laboratory, aircrews, maintainers, firefighters, security forces and support agencies here are just pedestrians.Aircraft, vehicles and equipment deployed to Al

  • Fabrication flight forges the fight

    The 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron's fabrications flight is partitioned into the aircraft structural maintenance, metals technology and non-destructive inspection that inspect and repair aircraft deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Most fabrications can be conducted on the flightline.

  • 379th B-1 AFE: Increasing performance and preserving lives

    The B-1 Bomber aircrews deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar rely on the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment airmen's proficiency to ensure proper function of helmets, life preservers, communication modules, weapons and parachutes used or carried during flights