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  • 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.
  • Command Post: Eyes and Ears of the Commander

    There’s a room tucked away in the corner of a building at Bagram Airfield, where the ‘eyes and ears of the commander’ lives. The room features ample desk space, a few computer monitors, and binders full of checklists. When the phone rings, a command and control specialist picks up. This time it’s a C-130 requesting refueling upon landing. The ground coordination immediately begins as the command and control specialist systematically executes the steps outlined by her checklists to fulfill the request.
  • Religious Support Teams enhance Airmen’s spiritual wellbeing

    The Airman Ministry Center has a welcoming and inviting ambience. Airmen go there to decompress, enjoy some downtime, and recharge before their next shift. Some do this by watching a movie, playing a board game, or simply lounging and reading. But this environment isn’t just about a quiet place with nice amenities; it’s also about the people who pour their heart and soul into taking care of the facility, but more importantly, the Airmen who spend time there.
  • EOD Airmen detect, disarm, protect

    The Joint Defense Operations Center calls about a confirmed or suspected explosive ordnance disposal incident. Three Airmen rush out the door, set up their truck and immediately depart for the incident site. They head out with a security element to safely transport them to the location. For them it is now an information game and race against time.
  • Army therapy dog visits maintenance Airmen

    Maintenance personnel got a surprise visit from a therapy dog as part of an effort to showcase the various mental health resources available at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Feb. 2, 2019.
  • Biomedical Sciences Corps provides life-saving care in Afghanistan

    The Air Force recognizes Jan. 28-Feb.1 as Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week. With 15 different career fields composed of officers and enlisted Airmen, BSC is the most diverse corps in the Air Force.
  • Behind the Curtains: Airmen taking care of Airmen

    The indoor stadium was erupting with energy as bystanders cheered for their fellow service members with loud applause and hopeful smiles. It was a friendly game of flag football, Air Force vs. Army, and the competition was fierce. According to some fans, it had been a while since the Air Force beat the Army during the annual Turkey Bowl game at Bagram Airfield. Spectators were eager to see the outcome in hopes their team would be victorious.