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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tech. Sgt. Ginger Bell: Resiliency plus morale equals mission ready

    Warrior ethos has long been a part of the Air Force culture. It exhibits a hardiness of spirit, and moral and physical courage.Airmen deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, not only invoke these attributes but build them in each other daily.This series will introduce you to the Bagram Warriors

  • Craig Joint-Theater Hospital conducts mass-casualty exercise

    The sounds of controlled chaos echo throughout the halls and rooms of the Craig Joint-Theater Hospital. Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and hospital staff all rushing to take care of those critically injured.Medical professionals at the Craig-Joint Theater Hospital were put to the test during

  • Weather keeps an eye on the sky

    1st Lt. Justin D'olimpio, 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, connects wires back into a Tactical Meteorological Observation System or TMQ-53 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 16, 2016. Members of the 455th EOSS/OSW provide timely and accurate weather

  • Haulin' a Herc

    Crew chiefs from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to tow a C-130J Super Hercules to the flightline for an engine test at Bagram Airfield, Aghanistan, Jan. 12, 2016. The aircraft, used in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support mission, was

  • Care in the air: 455th EAES get injured to higher-level treatment

    Capt. Steven Woods, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, deployed from the 43rd AES at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., gathers his gear before loading on to a C-130 Hercules for a medevac mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2015. The 455th EAES is tasked with

  • ‘1000s of Hands’ project highlights Vulture Airmen’s contributions

    In an effort to highlight the contributions of 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen who bring decisive airpower in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the wing is launching the “1000s of Hands” project.Brig. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 455th AEW commander, said every