• Veterans Day while deployed

    Legacy, Honor, Freedom, Valor, and Patriotism. These are some of the underlying tones speaking to us on what we know as Veterans Day.Unfailingly for 98 years, America has remembered the uniformed members serving our country on November 11, first as Armistice Day, later renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

  • (Part 4) In their words: Deployed Airmen enduring the holidays

    The following is a transcription of an interview with Senior Airman Marisa, 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron weapons director, which was recorded Nov. 28, 2016. We continue a series of Questions and Answers based on how deployed members stay resilient while away from home during the

  • (Part 1) In their words: Deployed Airmen enduring the holidays

    The following is a transcription of an interview with Capt. Alex, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, which was recorded Nov. 23, 2016. As the holiday season opens, we are starting a series of Questions and Answers based on how deployed members stay resilient while away

  • Weather Airmen keep mission moving

    For most people deployed in the desert, the only concern with the weather is how uncomfortably hot it’s going to be when the work day starts. But changes in the weather play a huge role in how several missions around base are conducted, and without accurate forecasts and environmental intelligence,

  • Backyard Innovation

    Today’s Air Force hinges a large portion of its success on innovation from the ground level. Airmen are encouraged to find creative ways to improve existing processes that may not be on the radar of higher-level leadership. One Airman from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing did that in a big way, but

  • New AFCENT commander provides mission focus

    Less than two weeks into his new role as the leader of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian visited the men and women of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location, August 1.  “The best part about this job is getting back with Airmen and seeing the energy,