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  • Combat Metals Flight sculpts from scrap

    At nearly seven feet tall, the iron behemoth towers menacingly over everyone, armed to its crooked metal teeth with a 40mm Gatling gun, steel-clawed feet, chain-link flail, and sinister telescopic eyes. But this isn’t the rise of the machines – it’s a scrap metal sculpture designed and created by inventive Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary
  • Until deployed do us part: Marauder gets married while deployed

    For most people, the terms marriage ceremony and wedding are interchangeable, since they usually happen at the same time. For one Airman here, that is not the case.Senior Airman Ashley Reid, was not at her marriage ceremony. She hasn’t had her wedding yet either. But, she is married.Reid, who has been deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Civil
  • Food inspectors: gatekeepers of our health

    The gatekeepers for all things required for human consumption on The Rock are the food inspectors from the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services and the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group. The food inspectors’ primary mission is to reduce the risks to public health associated with diseases and other health hazards in food that is designated
  • ASIR program enables safer work environment for Airmen

    Serving in the deployed environment has its fair share of potential threats but for the Check Six team at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, they're doing everything in their power to combat those threats.Through the wing's active shooter incident response training, which falls under the Check Six program, four security forces Airmen ensure that
  • Family affair

    Deployments can be a lonely time for many who spend long months away from family and friends. But for a few, it can be a blessing when they are lucky enough to be stationed with a loved one and have the opportunity to build precious memories together, and even carry forward a family tradition of service.Brothers Tyrone and Ivory Carter decided to
  • SET Airmen provide convoy security to the area of responsibility

    Being in a deployed environment where multiple threats are prevalent, the security escort team ensures the safety of our troops when traveling off base.Much like a police escort back home, SET serves as armed security to protect our Airmen as they drive through the area of responsibility. This can be for convoys, bank runs, or searching for Airman
  • Legal team satisfies the needs of all

    There are two Marauders here who work tirelessly to support the legal needs of more than 2,000 deployed Airmen at The Rock.They provide assistance on a variety of matters to include divorce, powers-of-attorney and child custody issues.Maj. Ryan Albrecht, the staff judge advocate for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing who deployed from Joint Base San
  • The skies are brighter for 386th EOSS Airman

    That day in 2011 began as usual for one 26-year-old Airman who was a little more than two weeks into his six-month deployment.But what began as an ordinary day after he woke up turned out to be far from it.His normal morning routine was disrupted when he noticed the unusual color of his urine. He had a series of thoughts that went through his mind
  • Ground safety matters

    Anyone in the military is well aware of mandatory safety briefings such as the ones that occur during the holidays, four-day weekends and the 101 critical days of summer.For many, safety can be a boring subject that can be overlooked but it's really important to take note of safety briefings because they can decrease the cause of injuries if
  • Profiles in bravery

    Every day, our Airmen at the Rock put on their respective uniform that signifies their service in the United States military. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are all represented among this small deployed location, but they each individually are special and Staff Sgt. Victoria Dyson is bringing their stories to life through her photography