HomeUnits455th Air Expeditionary WingNews
  • Airmen and Soldiers build bombs together at combat shadow event

    Nine Soldiers got hands-on experience building bombs alongside Airmen as part of the combat shadow program at Bagram Airfield Jan. 23.
  • Legacy, life of MLK remembered at Bagram Airfield

    The life and legacy of one of America's greatest slain heroes was remembered here Jan. 21 at the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation center's theater by a leader within the Area Support Group-Afghanistan.
  • Force protection Airmen vital to base security

    U.S. military bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility rely on local and other non-U.S. contractors to support base construction and maintenance needs. To ensure the safety and security of base personnel and assets at Bagram Airfield, Airmen assigned to the force protection team escort these contract employees in areas containing essential personnel, equipment or information that must be protected from disclosure to enemy forces.
  • Sharing the fight: married couple deploys together

    The military lifestyle can be stressful for families, and a family member deploying can add to that stress. But in rare cases, deployments don’t necessarily mean being apart.
  • Bagram Heritage: Honoring Airman who made the ultimate sacrifice

    The men and women of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing came together for a road dedication ceremony to honor Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, a fallen Airman who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Nebraska adjutant general visits deployed Guardsmen

    Nebraska Air National Guardsmen deployed at Bagram and Kandahar airfields, Afghanistan, met senior military leadership from their home state during base visits Jan. 8-11.
  • Communications squadron keeps Airmen connected

    The 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron reaches out and touches every part of the overall wing mission from maintaining communications switches and infrastructure to the network operations center and planning teams.
  • JET/IA Airmen bring expertise to the battlefield

    With Airmen and civilians scattered across 20 different locations in Afghanistan doing jobs such as training Afghans to fly helicopters, keeping their outposts secured with inspections or installing upgraded water pumps for local villages, the 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron plays a role in each of their endeavors.
  • Fingerprints to convicts: ACME tracks down the enemy

    Although he may not be disarming the improvised explosive devices outside the wire, Tech. Sgt. Timothy Ostberg, 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, plays a unique role in disarming the enemy.
  • Hog good effect!

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed the “warthog” and known for its ability to provide timely and accurate close air support to ground troops, has proven vital for U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan.