• MQ-9 Reaper keeps eyes on targets

    From executing deliberate strikes to performing close air support and complete aerial reconnaissance, the Air Force is taking a new approach to the multirole capacity of the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft.

  • Everything’s better with BACN

    There is an aircraft that is so unique, you can only find it in one place – not even the pilots who fly the aircraft can touch it until they are deployed to this specific location.

  • Revitalizing the Squadron: Support Squadron enables airpower at KAF

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A successful air campaign requires more than just aviators and maintainers—it needs Airmen to support every facet of airpower.Within the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, there is a squadron designed to organically provide personnel

  • Chaplains go into harm’s way, provide spiritual support for all

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Thousands of feet above Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, two Airmen, riding in a helicopter, wearing more than 75 pounds of gear, hover around the city before landing. These Airmen are not pararescuemen or tactical air control party—they’re a chaplain and chaplain

  • Defenders deescalate situation downrange, prevent potential incident

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - A lot of people have seen the exciting world of combat arms training or the cute, but capable, military working dogs, but most are not familiar with the rough—and sometimes intense—duties of Air Force Defenders in Afghanistan. These Airmen stand watch for more than

  • Foreign-born Airmen deploy, live their American Dream

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The Air Force is proud of its diversity, providing Airmen the opportunity to live and visit places they never would imagine going to and working with people from all walks of life.Two Airmen, who are deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as part of the 451st

  • Getting airfield back up and running

    The 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron plow the fighter ramp at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Feb. 4, 2017. The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons and ECES de-iced aircraft and cleared snow from the runway so the F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 79th Expeditionary Fighter

  • Original ‘Vulture’ shares story with 21st century warfighters

    “Primitive” is the word he uses to describe flying in a B-24 Liberator during World War II.The bomber wasn’t pressurized and its open gunner-turret windows to the fore, aft and on both wings made the aircraft frigid for its crew members. They had to bundle up as best they could to stay warm, but

  • Wounded warriors return to Craig Joint Theater Hospital

     BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The entrance to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital emergency room at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, dubbed “Warrior’s Way,” has seen more than 14,000 injured service members carried by litter under its flag. On Nov. 16, 2016, six of those warriors returned, walking on