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  • 451st Air Expeditionary Group

     The 451st AEG provides a persistent and powerful airpower presence in the Afghanistan area of operations. The group’s Airmen provide world-­class close air support, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, command and control, personnel recovery and airborne datalink capabilities whenever and

  • 455th AEW Fact Sheet

    OVERVIEWThe 455th Air Expeditionary Wing is composed of more than 2,100 Airmen located at Bagram, Jalalabad, and Kandahar airfields. Known as the ‘Vulgar Vultures’, the wing consists of five groups: the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, the 455th

  • 455th Expeditionary Medical Group

    The 455th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMDG) is the Air Force component for Task Force MED-East, which provides combat medical and combat medical support services to U.S. and coalition forces throughout Afghanistan.  The 455th EMDG staffs the Craig Joint Theater Hospital. In addition to being the

  • 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group

    The 455th EMSG is composed of six squadrons that enable the wing to execute combat and security mission. It provides engineering, communications, flight line logistics, aerial port, personnel services, base defense and Joint Expeditionary Tasking/Individual Augmentee support, ensuring the safety and

  • 455th Expeditionary Operations Group

    The group is responsible for all expeditionary flying and aeromedical evacuation operations from Bagram Airfield. The group oversees one F­-16 Fighting Falcon fighter squadron, one C­-130J Super Hercules airlift squadron, one joint CH-47 Chinook/Guardian Angel rescue squadron, one EC­-130H Compass

  • 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Group

    The group provides combat ­ready aircraft and munitions to the wing, supporting coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. The group comprises of two squadrons responsible for aircraft maintenance and sortie generation, as well as launch, recovery, and service support for military and commercial


    The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing traces its heritage back to the "Vulgar Vultures" of the 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy). Activated June 1, 1943 at Alamogordo, New Mexico, different elements of the group trained at bases in New Mexico, Florida and Utah before joining up at Langley Field, Virginia

  • Camp Cunningham Heritage

    A vast majority of the Airmen assigned to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, live on a compound named Camp Cunningham. The camp is named after Pararescueman Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham, who gave his life in Afghanistan while saving 10 lives and making it possible for seven others who were killed to