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  • Senior Airman Andrew Longaker: Dollars and sense

    One of the many stressors military members face when deployed is finances. Managing money while away from home can be a tricky feat if you are not well prepared.From allotments, to savings plans, deployment entitlements and travel vouchers, the 455th Expeditionary Comptroller Squadron, takes strides to make sure members at Bagram Airfield are taken
  • CJSOAC dedicate headquarters to fallen Special Tactics Airmen

    The Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component named their headquarters building in honor of two fallen Special Tactics Airmen during a memorial-naming ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 29.The headquarters was dedicated to Capt. Matthew Roland, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, and Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley,
  • When the blood runs dry

    Attention on the FOB, Attention on the FOB…This is how it all began.A call to attention from the giant voice alert system heard across the base.All heads are up, silence fills the Dining Facility and at the end of the announcement, the pattern of marching feet exiting the building and heading to the Joint Craig Theater Hospital fills the
  • Airman 1st Class Gregory Myers: Force Protection with a smile

    Airman 1st Class Gregory Myers is a long way from the rainy days at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in the United Kingdom. A pavement and construction journeyman by trade, Myers has spent the first two years of his Air Force career operating heavy machinery and earning the title of “Dirt Boy”, a nickname given to heavy equipment and construction
  • Making the difference on the battlefield

    Living by the motto “That others may live” Air Force pararescue specialists ensure that they are trained to the highest standards to conduct personnel recovery operations. It is these highly skilled individuals that provide the only dedicated U.S. personnel recovery assets in Afghanistan.Recently Airmen from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron