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  • 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.
  • Aeromedical evacuation Airmen save lives in Afghanistan

    Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participated in a training exercise with pararescuemen from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crews Feb. 21 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
  • Defenders win 2018 AFCENT outstanding small unit award

    The 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Bagram Airfield won the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Security Forces Outstanding Small Unit Award for 2018.
  • Weapons safety NCO ensures welfare of deployed personnel

    Staff Sgt. Tomas Gonzalez closely inspects a GBU-54 laser joint directed attack munition in the flightline munitions holding area at Bagram Airfield. He takes some notes, then moves on to the next, and the next, until his inspections are complete.
  • One squadron, many missions

    Most Air Force squadrons work toward a common mission that could be summarized in one word—communications, security, or logistics, for example. But the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron at Kandahar Airfield isn’t like most squadrons.
  • COMACC visits Airmen in Afghanistan

    Air Combat Command’s top leadership visited deployed Airmen and mission partners at Bagram and Kandahar airfields, Afghanistan, Feb. 12-14 as part of a weeklong trip to the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
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