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  • Heroes Surrounded by Heroes

    Unassuming, modest, responsive. These are the words that describe two Airmen who answered the call to be members of the U.S. Air Force Guardian Angel mission.Staff Sgt. Bradley Menefee and Staff Sgt. Erik Dahl, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue technical rescue specialists, were recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor. “It’s
  • Airmen, Soldiers build partnership for life-saving mission in Afghanistan

    Rescue Airmen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crews from C Co. 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion have developed a strong partnership over the last several months to enable an essential military mission: personnel recovery. The Airmen and Soldiers work and train together regularly at Kandahar Airfield to ensure they are always ready to save lives when the time comes.
  • Enlisted weapons school grad applies course fundamentals in Afghanistan

    One of the Air Force’s first Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course graduates is applying what he learned in the classroom to support combat operations in Afghanistan. The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing intelligence flight chief at Bagram Airfield completed AEMPC, which is now known as the Advanced Intelligence Instructor Course, prior to deploying to Afghanistan. He isn’t the first AEMPC or AIIC grad to serve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, but he’s the first to wear the patch, which was approved in October 2018.
  • USO spring tour entertains troops in Afghanistan

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines currently deployed to Bagram and Kandahar airfields, Afghanistan, got a chance to meet celebrities and relax during two USO shows March 31 and April 1. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Paul J. Selva and USO President and CEO J.D. Crouch II accompanied seven performers including chef and TV personality Robert Irvine, country singer Craig Morgan, former MLB player Shane Victorino, pro surfer and singer Makua Rothman, and UFC fighters B.J. Penn, Chris Weidman and Felice Herrig.
  • Medical Airmen work to improve efficiency in patient care in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Valerie Sams, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group trauma medical director, known as the trauma czar, is leading a trial use of the T6 Health System
  • Communicate… dominate!

    The 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron at Bagram Airfield won the Lieutenant General Harold W. Grant Small Unit of the Year Award for 2018. The unit competed against communications squadrons across the Air Force for this title specifically designated for units with fewer than 125 Airmen.
  • C-130Js provide airlift support across Afghanistan 24/7

    When personnel and equipment need to be moved within Afghanistan, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron answers the call.
  • Three brothers, three deployments, three babies

    Past and present military members often bond through a shared sense of purpose, sacrifice and commitment to the mission. They create lasting friendships that can build into a family dynamic—and that dynamic can be even more amazing when they’re actually blood relatives.
  • Operations support squadron crucial to Afghanistan’s busiest airfields

    Every 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Airman contributes to the wing’s mission to defend Afghanistan’s busiest airfields, support counterterrorism operations and partners, and deliver decisive airpower throughout the region. Though not directly dropping bombs on targets or transporting troops across Afghanistan, one squadron in particular touches every aspect of aerial operations at Afghanistan’s largest and most demanding airfields.
  • F-16s provide essential support to U.S., coalition forces in Afghanistan

    During a recent raid on a terrorist stronghold in a remote Afghan village, U.S. ground forces came under enemy fire. They called for close air support, and shortly thereafter, an F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped munitions to eliminate the threat.
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