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  • 908th EARS refuels F-22s, F/A-18s

    A 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot receives fuel for an F-22 Raptor up to a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender Aug. 22, 2017, in the skies over southwest Asia. Pilots in the 27 EFS are a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, operating under the only wing

  • Blood, Sweat and Grease: KC-10 AMU Airmen extend beyond expectations

    Although the KC-10 Extender’s primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters, while simultaneously carrying the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments.Its mission relies on much more than pilots and boom

  • 380 AEW honors fallen Airmen through 5-km run

    An Airmen with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing sprint to the finish of a 5-km Memorial Day run May 29, 2017, at an undisclosed location in southwest Asia. The run served as an opportunity for all service members on base to join together and remember their fallen comrades. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • Century of combat: first fighters still fly for freedom

    On a cool September evening just as the sun began to set, 21 year-old pilot, 2nd Lt. Frank Luke, listened to deafening rushing of air as he soared toward Dun-sur-Meuse to shoot down German balloons, six miles behind enemy lines. Though heavily fortified, he carried on with a single thought on his

  • (Part 5) In their words: Deployed Airmen enduring the holidays

    The following is a transcription of an interview with Staff Sgt. Juan, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain assistant, which was recorded Nov. 28, 2016. This series of Questions and Answers is based on how deployed members stay resilient while away from home during the holidays.