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  • Will you be worthy of the clapping?

    A couple of months ago, I began traveling to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing. As I made my way across the United States, the rotator I was on stopped in Bangor, Maine for refueling. I and my fellow deployers entered the terminal at about 3 a.m. and were overwhelmed by the warm reception from the Maine Troop Greeters. What overwhelmed me even more
  • More than a force multiplier

    Since going through Air Force training, I've learned the value of the tanker and the exponential increase in capability one aircraft can have on the planet. No, we don't drop bombs, fire missiles, or shoot down other aircraft, but we do make all of that possible. Back in the 90s, the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet was grounded for a flight control
  • Change is on our side

    In my short 27 years with the Air Force I have witnessed plenty of change, some outstanding and some not so good. Despite a few "not so good" changes, I feel strongly that change is necessary and should be embraced. At my first duty assignment as a supply clerk, Royal Air Force Alconbury, England, we ordered parts using the UNIVAC 1050 II computer
  • Taking care of Airmen: A common theme

    We've all heard the phrase, "Take care of your Airmen." In fact, one of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force's three priorities is to "Take Care of our People." Likewise, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Wells, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, made "Taking care of Airmen" one of his top goals for the 380th AEW. It must be important if our top leadership
  • Leaving it better than we found it

    With approximately one month remaining in Air and Space Expeditionary Force 1/2, it's essential to stay razor sharp and keenly focused on combat operations supporting our fellow warfighters throughout the Area of Responsibility. Every Airman is an integral member of an all-star team and our Air Force is counting on us to make sound decisions,
  • Steering clear of easing up

    For many, the next month will bring AEF 1/2's tour of duty to a close. We've seen many things happen during this rotation. There has been briefings, meetings, and more than a few visitors. People have done an extreme amount of hard work all over the base but there's still a lot left to do. Hopefully we've all taken advantage of the many things

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380th Air Expeditionary Wing Mission Video

380th Air Expeditionary Wing Mission Video