• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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