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  • Team USA volleyball players visit Bagram Airmen

    Team USA Beach Volleyball players visited Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield during a tour Nov. 9.
  • 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 Expeditionary Support Squadron, are emblematic of
  • From the Swamp to the Mountains: Barksdale first sergeants deploy in force in support of Bagram Airmen

    Five first sergeants from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to support the Airmen of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.
  • Care Under Fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you.Whether the nurse is checking your pulse or taking blood, their hospitality quickly puts patients at ease.In a deployed environment, where stress levels are through the roof,
  • ‘Triple Nickel’ returns to Afghanistan, continues counterterrorism operations

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, from Aviano Air Base, Italy, deployed to Afghanistan in support of the premiere counterterrorism wing.The 555th EFS is replacing the 79th EFS, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, who spent the last six months at Bagram Air
  • 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 Squadron could continue their missions - flying multiple
  • 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 according to the “Rosalie May” tail gunner, retired
  • 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 their own.  The first of this group of wounded