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  • Public Health Airman inspects and connects

    According to World Health Organization, Afghanistan has the fourth highest malaria burden and accounts for 4% of confirmed cases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) region. More than 75% of Afghans live in areas at risk of malaria transmission.There are 63 districts at high risk and 135 districts at medium risk of malaria. Bagram Airfield,
  • March marks National Nutrition Month at Bagram

    Humans have several essential needs, such as breathing and sleeping, to survive and perform at an optimal level. One essential need that often gets neglected is nutrition.  Nutrition is important to our overall existence and provides the fuel needed to perform life’s daily functions.  We are all gifted with one life, so conventional wisdom dictates
  • Operation Uplift: the few prepare for many at rapidly growing KAF

    You’re walking down the sidewalk taking in a beautiful day and you happen to notice a candy wrapper tumbling in the breeze toward you.   “I like to use the ‘candy wrapper’ analogy.  Do you bother to pick it up and put it in the trash?  Well my people do,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Schuldt, commander of the 451st Expeditionary Operations Support
  • CMRE Airmen manage bare base logistics

     Joint logistical support to bare bases throughout Afghanistan requires a specialized team from the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron: the U. S. Central Command material recovery element.Currently, a team of three CMRE Airmen are embedded with the U.S. Army for a period of 45 days to assist with expeditionary logistics operations at
  • Additional Kandahar assets ready to deliver decisive airpower

    The additional air assets recently realigned to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan are bringing increased capability that attack Taliban networks and also support U.S. personnel embedded with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.Beginning in mid-January 2018, A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and added MQ-9 Reapers arrived at
  • EFSS Airman supports Airpower, provides QoL for BAF

    As a service member serving in the Armed Forces, though deployments are in the job description, they still can  cause a lot of stress in life.Being deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan is no different and the facilities provided on base are here to help ease the some of the pressures of a combat environment.Here at BAF, making sure that each
  • ACC commander visits BAF

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, ACC command chief, visits Airmen from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Feb. 9, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During their visit, Holmes and Batten visited various squadrons and learned how each squadron help the 455th AEW defend, support and deliver
  • 77 EFS pilot puts pressure on the enemy

    **For security purposes, 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew will be referred by their call sign; squadron commander names are released.Sortie after sortie, the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron continues to generate combat ready aircraft to support the ground troops who come under attack as they support the ground commander in
  • EC-130H Compass Call: not a regular C-130

    “Looks can be deceiving,” said Airman 1st Class Nicholas Foydl, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron EC-130H Compass Call crew chief. “What may look like your ordinary C-130is not a regular C-130.”The EC-130H is an airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130H Hercules; it is designed to disrupt enemy
  • 451 EOSS Airman enable Kandahar ops, no matter the task

    The base command post is the central command and control point for mission operations at every U.S. Air Force base.At Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, it is the job of Tech. Sgt. Steven Thompson, 451st Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron command and control operations NCOIC, to ensure operations and communications run efficiently and