• 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.

  • Kandahar Airmen keep aircraft fit to fight

    The 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron does things a little differently. Instead of having separate squadrons for each airframe, they are responsible for all the A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, KC-135 Stratotankers and MQ-9 Reapers at Kandahar. To do this effectively, each Airman must be an

  • Life of a bomb: from ‘cradle to grave’

    Earlier this month, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan—a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.

  • CJTH continues to provide superior care for U.S., Coalition forces

    The noise of combat surrounds him. He’s hurting. He’s bloodied and he’s confused. Next thing he knows, he looks up and sees the flag. In that moment in time, he knows he’s going to be safe and he’s going to see his family again. He knew he was at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield,

  • Defender of freedom, property

    After 15 years and three terms served, Robert Christman has gone undefeated in his race as a county clerk for Allegany County, New York.

  • Can you CE how important civil engineers are?

    Runways in deployed locations take on a lot of wear and tear, with various multi-ton aircraft transiting several times per day year round. For pilots to safely take off and land day after day, it is imperative runway markings, conditions and all precautionary systems are maintained at all times.