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  • Protocol uses team work to get the mission accomplished

    Like a scene out of a movie, six vehicles caravanned to the flightline Sunday evening, their tires kicking up dust as they rolled downhill on a dirt road towards their destination. Each slid to a stop, like a well-rehearsed chorus, one after the other until they were aligned in perfect formation.The drivers and escorts all waited patiently for the
  • 82nd EASOS Airmen provide key support to mission

    Working behind the scenes isn't an easy job, especially when that job involves ensuring their Tactical Air Control Party Airmen can accurately put bombs on targets. For the Airmen of the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, this is their way of life.From radio frequency transmissions systems craftsmen to knowledge operations and
  • Wildlife biologist works to preserve human life and aircrafts

    In a location that has multiple snake species, rodents, the deadliest scorpion in the world and more than its share of birds and wildlife, Aaron Bowden is living out his dream as a wildlife biologist.Assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services,
  • Small town friend leaves big impact on Air Force career

    Throughout life, there are people who inevitably leave lasting impressions. An imprint on our consciousness. They are examples, mentors, and friends. They help us strive to be better, push harder, and reach for higher goals. For Lt. Col. Elizabeth Clay, Col. Brad Hoagland made a difference in her life and career more than 28 years ago when the two
  • 'Here comes the boom'

    Although it is a job that has been glorified by Hollywood in recent years, the men and women who have earned the right to call themselves Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians know that the job is anything but. It's flat out hard work.With temperatures reaching into the mid-90s on a supposedly "spring-like" day, the EOD technicians from the 386th
  • All in the family: California ANG brothers serve together

    Regardless of what drove them to service, one benefit of having family in the military is the rare opportunity that allows them to serve with one another in a deployed location.It has been a major comfort to three California personnel assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing together. The Morales Talento brothers are deployed from the 146th
  • Fuels Airmen at The Rock pay homage to tradition

    The word erie isn't enough to describe the scene. One lone combat boot slowly turns as it hangs 10 feet in the air, surrounded by roughly 200 more, dangling from the ceiling of an old, damaged building."We've had comments ranging from 'that's very cool' to 'that's kinda creepy' but this is our piece of fuels history," said Master Sgt. Nathaniel
  • AFCENT Band shares message of joy, one song at a time

    Members of the Air Force Central Command Band used their musical ability to enhance community relations between the U.S. and students at two local schools here this week.The performers, who forward deployed from Al Udeid AB, Qatar, performed three sets over two days for students at both a special needs school and a bilingual school."From day one I
  • In tribute to a fallen comrade

    Airman First Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson was killed while defending a convoy near Camp Bucca, Iraq, on September 28, 2005 when her vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). She became the first Security Forces member killed in combat since May 12, 1975 and the first female Airman to perish in Iraq. If you're not familiar with this
  • Dad shares last deployment with son, son-in-law

    Members of the military commonly refer to each other as family. They share experiences that most times can't be truly understood by those who haven't lived them. Often these experiences are forged in places far from home where mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children and other loved ones can only be seen on the screen of some electronic device,